Experience The Future Of Virtual Reality At GTC Europe

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Experience The Future Of Virtual Reality At GTC Europe
NVIDIA’s European GPU Technology Conference is right around the corner. The three-day gathering kicks off on October 10, 2017 in Munich, Germany. GTC Europe will include hundreds of speaker sessions, training labs and demonstrations focusing on a range of technology topics including artificial intelligence, health care, autonomous vehicles and super computing with speakers from NVIDIA, […]
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ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Headset From the Future

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ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Headset From the Future
Stereo camera company Stereolabs has launched pre-orders for the ZED Mini, a smaller version of their stereo depth-mapping camera which fits on a mount made to attach to VR headsets like the Rift and Vive. When attached, the camera provides stereo pass-through video and real-time depth and environment mapping, turning the headsets into dev kits […]
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Customizing the Future of Industry in Mixed Reality

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Customizing the Future of Industry in Mixed Reality
Thyssenkrupp teams up with Microsoft to use HoloLens to customize and deliver services four times faster. Granted, when you think of exciting applications for Mixed Reality, stair lifts might not be the first thing that jump to mind…but bear with me here. Most of us will get old someday, and with advances in medicine there […]
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Palmer Luckey To Speak About VR’s Future At The Tokyo Game Show

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Palmer Luckey To Speak About VR’s Future At The Tokyo Game Show
Vaqso, a company that recently raised over half a million dollars to help people smell things while in VR, announced today that at the company’s Tokyo Game Show 2017 (TGS) event stage they will have an assortment of collaborators and guest speakers. Chief among them is Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, inventor of the Oculus […]
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“Future Halo experiences” Coming to Windows VR Headsets, Microsoft Says

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“Future Halo experiences” Coming to Windows VR Headsets, Microsoft Says
Microsoft today announced that 343 Industries, the studio tasked with overseeing the Halo franchise, will be creating Halo-themed experiences for the company’s lineup of VR headsets. The information, revealed by HoloLens’ chief inventor and ‘Mixed Reality’ project lead Alex Kipman, comes alongside the news that Microsoft’s VR headsets and controller bundles will be launching this holiday season for […]
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Vive China President Shares 16 Lessons for a VR-First Future From ‘Ready Player One’

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Vive China President Shares 16 Lessons for a VR-First Future From ‘Ready Player One’
Virtual reality (VR) has been a hot topic in the media and the tech sector for the last couple of years, but it is about to hit a new level of buzz thanks to, an internationally best-selling book Ready Player One (2011) by author, Ernest Cline. This book is often cited by industry experts as […]
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Community Download: Is Social Really The Future Of VR?

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Community Download: Is Social Really The Future Of VR?
Welcome back to the Community Download, our weekly series that lets you, our members of the UploadVR Community, voice your opinion on a wide range of topics. The future of VR, so many developers and executives like to tell us, is social. The power of two or more people living in different parts of the world […]
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World of Warcraft VR Fan Concept Is A Tease Of The Future Of MMOs

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World of Warcraft VR Fan Concept Is A Tease Of The Future Of MMOs
If you have ever spent much time inside of a modern VR headset then chances are you’ve had your fair share of “Wow!” moments. But not many people have actually had a WoW (World of Warcraft) moment in VR because Blizzard’s actual game doesn’t have VR support. As the most popular Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying […]
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ARKit Project Shows Turn-by-Turn Directions in AR, Giving a Glimpse into Future of AR-enabled Maps

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ARKit Project Shows Turn-by-Turn Directions in AR, Giving a Glimpse into Future of AR-enabled Maps
What’s that building in the distance? Where’s the nearest Starbucks? How do I get to there from here? These are questions you’d likely find answers to in your smartphone’s map application—but with Apple’s ARKit, one developer showed it could be even easier with a recently revealed project that demonstrates the practical application of turn-by-turn directions and […]
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What Google’s Blocks Could Mean for the Future of Virtual Reality

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What Google’s Blocks Could Mean for the Future of Virtual Reality
Google introduced a new VR-based toolset called Blocks that will specifically allow developers to create and design 3D objects —  for use with VR experiences —  in their natural environment. To put it more simply, this tool allows anyone to create 3D objects from within a VR environment. Just don a 3D VR headset and […]
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Video Gives Us a Peek Into the Future of How AR and VR Will Work Together

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Video Gives Us a Peek Into the Future of How AR and VR Will Work Together
We’re all waiting for the day when you can put on a singular, tether-free headset and experience all the ‘R’s that VR/AR/MR have to offer—and NormalVR, a “small but focused” group of passionate immersive media creators just gave us a peek into what’s possible when you mash it all together. Known recently for their whimsical open source […]
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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality
Game shows have been losing younger audiences for some time. The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. The Oslo, Norway-based startup — which raised $20 million in venture funding — teamed up with FremantleMedia (maker of the Idol TV shows) to create Lost in Time, a new game show that uses […]
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Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web

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Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web
WebVR is an in-development open standard that aims to define how browsers should communicate with VR hardware, allowing developers to create VR experiences that are served directly from the web. With Apple’s newly public interest in VR, developers from the company have join the W3C WebVR Community Group to have a say in the development […]
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The Future of VR Audio – 3 Trends to Track This Year

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The Future of VR Audio – 3 Trends to Track This Year
2017 has pushed the VR industry forward in countless ways, including the recognition of audio as an absolutely critical element in VR experiences. Some big-time VR pieces like the Gorillaz’ Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) 360 video or Lytro’s Hallelujah experience have focused on experimenting with auditory experiences. Sound isn’t just a cue used to nudge […]
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Projection-mapped Immersive Theater Shows the Future of Live AR Performances

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Projection-mapped Immersive Theater Shows the Future of Live AR Performances
There was an amazing projection-mapped, immersive theater piece at Sundance this year by Heartcorps called Riders of the Storyboard. Trained street performers interacted with virtual projection-mapped 2D objects, and through the sleight of hand magic broke these flat objects into the third as glowing 3D props. LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/d1icj85yqthyoq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Voices-of-VR-551-dandypunk.mp3 There […]
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Projection-mapped Immersive Theater Shows the Future of Live AR Performances

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Projection-mapped Immersive Theater Shows the Future of Live AR Performances
There was an amazing projection-mapped, immersive theater piece at Sundance this year by Heartcorps called Riders of the Storyboard. Trained street performers interacted with virtual projection-mapped 2D objects, and through the sleight of hand magic broke these flat objects into the third as glowing 3D props. LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/d1icj85yqthyoq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Voices-of-VR-551-dandypunk.mp3 There […]
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The VOID Opens In Canada And Plans For The Future Of Hyper Reality

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The VOID Opens In Canada And Plans For The Future Of Hyper Reality
Hyper-reality has officially landed in Toronto as today marks the opening of the newest VOID Experience Centre in the fourth largest city in North America and a popular tourist destination. And through a joint venture with Cineplex, The VOID will live in one of their new social venues called The Rec Room, alongside a range […]
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SteamVR Home Gets Virtual Collectibles, an Intriguing Glimpse at the Future of Achievements & Digital Goods

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SteamVR Home Gets Virtual Collectibles, an Intriguing Glimpse at the Future of Achievements & Digital Goods
Valve has added the first wave of SteamVR Collectibles to SteamVR Home, unlockable rewards which can be used to decorate your virtual Home space or modify your avatar. This new feature further expands the rich customisation and interactivity found in the SteamVR Home Beta, the recent major advancement to the SteamVR launch interface, and is […]
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VR for Good: Future Aleppo Is An Emotional Tour Of Loss And Hope

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VR for Good: Future Aleppo Is An Emotional Tour Of Loss And Hope
There are a lot of places on this planet that I dream of visiting. I want to stand on the tiny islands that sit between Russia and Alaska, explore the parks of Canada, and experience the culture of South Korea. I’m lucky enough to have travelled the globe already, but I still have so many […]
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E3 2017: Sony Video Talks Future PSVR Upgrades: A.I., Focus Variation And More

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E3 2017: Sony Video Talks Future PSVR Upgrades: A.I., Focus Variation And More
Just like any other VR headset, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) leaves plenty of room for improvement, and the company’s R&D division has a few ideas on where to take it on both a software and hardware level. Dominic Mallinson, Senior Vice President of R&D at Sony Interactive Entertainment, spoke a little about the current areas […]
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Touching the Future: The Importance of the Physical Realm in Virtual Reality

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Touching the Future: The Importance of the Physical Realm in Virtual Reality
One of the more iconic images to come out of Tribeca Immersive was a shot of two women, one wearing a headset, embracing as part of an experience called “Draw Me Close.” The experience was one of several at the festival that involved using touch and smell to augment what was happening inside the headset, […]
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Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

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Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education
Google’s overarching mission is to organize all of the world’s information, and so it’s a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading innovators for using VR for immersive education. Google Expeditions was born out of a hackathon soon after the Google Carboard launched back at Google I/O 2014, and it’s since […]
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Sony’s Richard Marks Expects Natural Voice Input to Play Major Role in VR’s Future

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Sony’s Richard Marks Expects Natural Voice Input to Play Major Role in VR’s Future
In a recent interview with Glixel, Dr. Richard Marks, head of Sony’s Magic Lab R&D team, talked about PSVR’s development history, social VR, and a possible holodeck-style future. He thinks voice input has unrealised potential, and could become the way users launch into different VR experiences in the future, customising them in real-time thanks to […]
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For Google, the Future of VR Is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR

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For Google, the Future of VR Is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information, and so they’ve been long-time advocates for the open web. At Google I/O last week, the company announced that they’ll soon be shipping Google Chrome for Android with WebVR, and that they’re going to start experimental builds for WebAR. During the WebVR talk at I/O, Google showed how […]
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Building The VR Experiences And Worlds of the Future

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Building The VR Experiences And Worlds of the Future
Pretty soon, real life will be stranger than fiction when it comes to bringing the great inventions of science fiction and games into technology. Kim Pallister, the director of Intel’s virtual reality center of excellence, moderated a fireside chat about that topic with science fiction writer Austin Grossman at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, […]
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Let’s Prove the Future is Female and Alter Reality

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Let’s Prove the Future is Female and Alter Reality
The virtual reality industry has a huge opportunity. While the VR/AR space is forming, we have a chance to do things differently. It is a sad state of affairs in the technology industry at large. Women make up less than 20% of the tech space, and only 3% of female students say they would consider […]
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Nike Shows Us Future of Footwear Design In Mixed Reality

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Nike Shows Us Future of Footwear Design In Mixed Reality
Nike is stepping feet first into the future. With the help of Dell and Meta, the global athletic wear company just released an “aggressive” video showing the potential for VR, mixed reality, and more in the future of design. Using Dell’s Canvas tablet computer, the video highlights Nike’s innovative vision for the future of design, including voice […]
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Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations

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Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations
Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way. So we decided to gather three of the biggest AR visionaries and product makers to show us the path to the future at our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event last week. Our panelists included John Hanke, CEO […]
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In First Interview Since Leaving Oculus, Founder Palmer Luckey Talks VR’s Mobile Future, Facebook, and Cosplay

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In First Interview Since Leaving Oculus, Founder Palmer Luckey Talks VR’s Mobile Future, Facebook, and Cosplay
Having founded Oculus in 2012 and been an important face for the company throughout its growth from fledgling startup to $2 billion acquisition by Facebook and beyond, it was a shock to see Palmer Luckey leave the company just two months ago. Having shied away from the public eye since September 2016 after the ousting […]
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The Future of ‘Facebook Spaces’: Opening the Door to Third-party Developers

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The Future of ‘Facebook Spaces’: Opening the Door to Third-party Developers
Facebook launched their first social VR app Spaces last month to much acclaim. It’s a polished experience that does a few things very well, and has the major benefit of tapping into Facebook’s existing dominance of the social graph. But to become truly compelling it needs to do much more than it does today. Facebook knows […]
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