Google’s Inside Music Experiment Lets You Remix in VR

Google’s Inside Music Experiment Lets You Remix in VR

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Google’s Inside Music Experiment Lets You Remix in VR
Step inside your favorite song and get a closer look at how its made. Whether dancing in this latest collaborative music experience by LCD Soundsystem or dining at the center of six different storylines in an immersive film, it’s clear that Google is fully embracing WebVR. WebVR lets you open experiences in your web browser, […]
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Google’s New Pixel Phones Are “factory calibrated and optimized for AR”, Now With 60 FPS Tracking

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Google’s New Pixel Phones Are “factory calibrated and optimized for AR”, Now With 60 FPS Tracking
Google’s event today saw the unveiling of its newest smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. According to the company, the Pixel 2 camera has been “factory calibrated and optimized for AR.” Google says its specially calibrated Pixel 2 camera enables robust tracking, even in low-light conditions, allowing the phone to track the environment and render AR […]
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Watch Google’s Pixel 2 Event Livestream Here, Starting at 9AM PT / 12PM ET

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Watch Google’s Pixel 2 Event Livestream Here, Starting at 9AM PT / 12PM ET
According to Google “There’s something new to love on October 4th,” as the company is slated to unveil its newest smartphone today, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Watch here for suspected updates surrounding the company’s AR/VR aspirations. Google does VR (Daydream). Google does AR (ARCore). But what will they do next? And what extras do […]
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Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR

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Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR
The legendary rock band will livestream their Colorado concert with customizable options for VR users. Matchbox Twenty is a band infamous for not only their stellar rock music, but also their desire to experiment and innovate. Now the Florida-based rock group is pushing the boundaries even further with a concert live-streamed in VR that allows […]
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Google Announces New Daydream View & Pixel 2

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Google Announces New Daydream View & Pixel 2
Stranger Things AR stickers and League of Legends AR are coming too. Last year Google showed us their commitment to VR, unveiling a Daydream View VR headset, Daydream platform, and Pixel phone. Now exactly a year later, Google is back again with VR updates and an additional focus on augmented reality (AR). New Pixel & […]
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Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’

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Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’
‘I Am Rohingya’ shines on a light on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Virtual reality’s ability to influence users on an emotional level by immersing them in new worlds and situations has made it the perfect tool for documentarians looking to further impact their audiences. Being able to place users directly into the shoes […]
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HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers

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HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers
Viveport celebrates it’s first birthday with holiday benefits for committed developers. With the holidays just around the corner everyone is starting to get into the giving spirit. This includes HTC, who despite selling its Pixel smartphone team to Google last week is now giving 100% of its holiday app revenue directly to Vive developers. Normally […]
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Can You Fall in Love in VR?

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Can You Fall in Love in VR?
That’s the question Oculus, Tool of America, and director Kevin Kornish set out to answer with the new experimental VR experience, Fall in Love VR. The collaborators behind the project were inspired to use the high-tech medium of VR as a means to reintroduce a timeless aspect of human life: romance. It was a 2015 New […]
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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China
When the smash-hit mobile gaming application Pokémon GO swept the globe last summer, the disruptive potential of augmented reality (AR) was thrust into the spotlight. It became the fastest game ever to reach $600 million in revenue, which it did in just a few months. While time has taken some of the fizz out of […]
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Latest Chrome Update Lets Google Daydream Users Easily Browse the Web in VR

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Latest Chrome Update Lets Google Daydream Users Easily Browse the Web in VR
We knew that Google was working on adding VR capabilities to its mobile version of Chrome since last year. Now with the release of Chrome 61, Daydream VR users can browse websites and also continue to enjoy the quick and easy VR experiences delivered via WebVR. Chrome team member François Beaufort released the news on […]
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Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

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Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers
Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media? The recent release of iOS 11 has ushered in a slate of new AR applications into the mainstream, and […]
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Ditch the Tape Measure—This App Lets You Make Floor Plans in AR

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Ditch the Tape Measure—This App Lets You Make Floor Plans in AR
Coming off of the heels of Apple’s iOS 11, PLNAR makes creating a floor plan easier (and more fun) with an iPhone. Putting together a floor plan of your home or business is never as easy as you’d hope it would be. With—PLNAR, an app built using Apple’s ARKit and developed by the Austin-based company SmartPicture Technologies—that’s […]
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Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year

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Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year
LEGO continues the VR theme park trend with new VR attractions at parks. There’s no such as thing as too much LEGO content. Three movies and several video game tie-ins later and the world is still clamoring for more of that sweet plastic magic that made all our childhoods memorable ones. Of course true fans […]
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YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

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YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64
The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary. Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age. However for many veteran gamers the […]
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The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented

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The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented
‘On The Lot’ is back—and now featuring AR—October 13 and 14 at The Lot in West Hollywood. Last year, the inaugural VR On The Lot brought together major players from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Europe, and China for a two-day exploration of the intersection between entertainment and technology. Organized by the VR Society, presented by AMD Studios, […]
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This Free Gear VR Experience Lets You Meet Rembrandt

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This Free Gear VR Experience Lets You Meet Rembrandt
Travel back in time and interact with the famous painter. We already know VR has the stunning ability to teleport you to new locations from the comfort of your home, letting you drop into worlds you can only dream of visiting. But aside from teleportation, VR can also be a time machine, taking you back […]
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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience

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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience
The multiplatform travel brand comes to VR with a new exploratory app. If you’re looking for more information on the world’s most bizarre and off the beat locations, there’s no better source than Atlas Obscura. Whether it be their website or best-selling book, the popular travel guide has served as an integral tool for travelers […]
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PhoneCast Lets You Play 2D Android Apps In Virtual Reality On Gear VR

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PhoneCast Lets You Play 2D Android Apps In Virtual Reality On Gear VR
In case you don’t have enough things to do in virtual reality, you can now run 2D-screen Android applications within virtual reality on the Samsung Gear VR, thanks to a new version of Samsung’s PhoneCast app. The app works on the Samsung Gear VR headset, which uses your mobile phone to give you a VR experience. The […]
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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus

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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus
This is likely the name of HTC’s standalone VR headset coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Earlier this year those suspicions were proven correct when HTC as well as Lenovo announced their own upcoming versions […]
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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR
The new update brings Street View imagery from 85 countries. Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth, letting you visit locations around the world in 3D. A favorite app for many, Earth VR lets you fly over a city, stand on top of the highest peaks, or just casually walk down the […]
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MasterpieceVR Lets Four People Paint and Sculpt Together in VR

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MasterpieceVR Lets Four People Paint and Sculpt Together in VR
What’s better than making art with friends? As you might guess from checking out our annual art show or watching Art Attack, our mixed reality series produced with Soul Pancake, we at VRScout are big believers in the possibilities for art and content creation in VR. Over the past year, MasterpieceVR has emerged as one […]
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Google’s Massive Street View Library Now Available in ‘Google Earth VR’

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Google’s Massive Street View Library Now Available in ‘Google Earth VR’
Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe. Google Earth VR is a stunning VR experience which we called “a breathtaking new way to know our planet,” back when it launched in late 2016. […]
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Inside Zero Latency’s Las Vegas VR Arena At The MGM Grand

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Inside Zero Latency’s Las Vegas VR Arena At The MGM Grand
Melbourne, Australia-based VR company Zero Latency has partnered with the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to launch its latest eight-player virtual reality gaming location in the U.S. The 2,000-square-foot arena, which opened last week, is the latest video game attraction for MGM’s Level Up gaming lounge. And it’s one of 20 Zero Latency arenas in […]
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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home

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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home
The Swedish furniture retailer is using Apple’s ARkit to help digitally furnish your own space. For years IKEA has been making it insanely easy for its millions of customers to furnish their homes, offices and studios with colorful furniture and affordable appliances. Lately however the Netherlands-based corporation has been experimenting with immersive technology, from an […]
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Google ‘Tilt Brush’ Now Lets You Easily Import Objects From ‘Blocks’ 3D Modeling App

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Google ‘Tilt Brush’ Now Lets You Easily Import Objects From ‘Blocks’ 3D Modeling App
Google has pushed an update to its VR paint program Tilt Brush (2016) that finally lets you intuitively drag your 3D creations in from Blocks (2017), the company’s latest 3D modeling app for VR. Before the new Tilt Brush update, importing a model you built-in Blocks required you to manually move the file over between folders, and then select […]
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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience

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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience
Lyle Becker has lived many lives in his 100 years. He flew C-46 Commando transport planes in WWII, spent a quarter-century as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, later worked as an air traffic controller—and along the way had six children with his wife of 70 years. But recently, at Intel’s campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, […]
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Inside The First IMAX VR Arcade

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Inside The First IMAX VR Arcade
Update: This article was originally published on February 2, 2017 and has been republished now to coincide with the news that the (surprisingly good) Justice League VR experience will be available for people to enjoy later this year at its locations. Original: We don’t know yet if VR arcades in the United States are going […]
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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration

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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration
Your favorite VR painting app gets an update with Blocks objects and much more. Two months ago Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool that enabled anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with little modeling experience required. Objects you create in Blocks may seem simple, but as you spend more time in the app, […]
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Tenor Lets Developers Put GIFs Into Augmented Reality Apps And Games

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Tenor Lets Developers Put GIFs Into Augmented Reality Apps And Games
Tenor is announcing a software development kit (SDK) for Unity and Apple’s ARKit developers, enabling them to integrate animated GIFs into augmented reality apps and games. With Tenor’s SDK, it becomes easier to search for and share GIFs, the repetitive animations that usually convey something funny. GIFs are decades old, but they’re more popular than ever on […]
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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
The Vive experience will debut at New York Comic-Con. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are stepping up promotion for the upcoming superhero film with a few Justice League VR experiences of their own. Revealed Friday, Justice League VR will let you step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: […]
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Google & Song Exploder Create ‘Inside Music’ VR App to Help You Better Appreciate Songs

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Google & Song Exploder Create ‘Inside Music’ VR App to Help You Better Appreciate Songs
Song Exploder, the popular music podcast that lets musicians explain every part of their songs, has gotten some help from Google to create a new app that throws you in the middle of song so you can experience it like never before. Called Inside Music, the WebVR app lets you turn individual pieces of a song on […]
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