Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR

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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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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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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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation

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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation
Oculus and HTC have already reduced the prices of their respective headsets, with the Oculus Rift now selling for $500 and HTC Vive for $600. While graphically-capable PCs are cheaper than ever thanks to new GPUs and software optimizations, you still need to pony up the cash for a min-spec system ($699 for an OEM-built machine). HTC […]
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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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Houzz Launches Enhanced ARKit App to Let You Live Your Dream Home

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Houzz Launches Enhanced ARKit App to Let You Live Your Dream Home
Why not see what your living room looks like with that couch before you buy it? After months of viral videos and buzz surrounding ARKit, Apple’s Augmented Reality software solution announced in June, the official release of iOS 11 has brought with it a host of new AR apps and games. Among them is an AR overhaul […]
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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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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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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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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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Watch Apple’s Live iPhone 8 Event @10am PT, Suspected Augmented Reality Announcements

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Watch Apple’s Live iPhone 8 Event @10am PT, Suspected Augmented Reality Announcements
Today at 10am PDT, Apple is releasing news about upcoming products like the new iPhone 8 and Watch, taking place at the company’s newly debuted Steve Jobs Theater. Among the announcements, many of which have supposedly already been leaked, is sure to be news surrounding the public release of apps built using Apple’s ARKit. We knew Apple […]
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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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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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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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Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November

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Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November
The blockbuster detective thriller gets its own VR rendition for the Vive in one of four new versions coming this November. Remember that amazing neo-noir detective action-adventure game from the creators of GTA released back in 2011? If you do then you no doubt have fond memories of cruising through gorgeous post-war LA as you […]
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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks
In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017. In the past couple of weeks alone, the company announced an AR integration in Find the Force, put Jedi powers in […]
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Microsoft Hosting Live Windows 10 VR Demonstrations Next Month

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Microsoft Hosting Live Windows 10 VR Demonstrations Next Month
As we all know, the best way to sell VR is to show VR, and Microsoft is taking that rule to heart with its new Windows 10 VR headsets. Job listings for a UK-based agency known as Wave reveal that Microsoft will be hosting live demonstrations of its new devices, made in partnership with companies […]
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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop

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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop
The immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures. Remember when arts and crafts meant some glue sticks and a handful of dry macaroni? Ah yes, it was a simpler time that the children of today will unfortunately never fully understand. Especially when you […]
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How VR Can Ease the Transition for First-Time Wheelchair Users

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How VR Can Ease the Transition for First-Time Wheelchair Users
Designers at innovation and design company, Fjord, have created a VR experience that teaches brand new wheelchair users how to safely maneuver their environment in a safe, empowering way. The team at Fjord always keeps one thing in mind while working on new designs: human impact. The Wheelchair Training Program, a VR experience that teaches […]
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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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Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR

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Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR
The best-selling board game gets a VR adaptation this Holiday. With over 22 million copies in 30 languages sold over the past couple decades, this iconic board game is getting a modern day makeover—in virtual reality. A new version of Settlers of Catan is being developed by game studio Experiment 7 in collaboration with the […]
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WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR

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WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR
While we were distracted with VR hype cycles and the “when will VR go mainstream?” debate, the understated and overlooked WebVR snuck up on us. If you are wondering why you’ve started seeing more and more discussion of WebVR in the headlines, you’re not alone. This year alone, we’ve seen major announcements from Google and Firefox, […]
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Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds

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Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds
In a bid to make VR content more social, Samsung brought its Hypercube installation to Reading Festival. Music festivals are a main fixture of summer, and in spite of all the mud, some of the world’s most popular gigs happen in England. While Glastonbury might be the first name that springs to mind, Reading Festival—which […]
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There’s Now A VR Blind Dating Show

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There’s Now A VR Blind Dating Show
Will these couples find true love in virtual reality? A time tested genre, dating shows have evolved over time with audience tastes and interests. The format has progressed from game show contestant matchmaking to modern day reality-style shows where the cast competes to hookup. But what happens when you take the blind date show format […]
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Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset

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Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset
The eye-tracking headset will be used on the sidelines to detect signs of player concussions in real-time. With every sports technology company hard at work to find a solution for player concussions, it’s no surprise that VR would eventually make its way into the fold. Where many organizations are focused on protecting brains and preventing […]
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