Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Oculus Home to Get Multiplayer & User-generated Content This Summer

Oculus Home to Get Multiplayer & User-generated Content This Summer

FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedinSubscribe The Entire VR Industry in One Little Email The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox.  Email Address At GDC 2018 this year, Oculus released word during their ‘Inside Oculus 2018’ developer talk that Home, the customizable user space for…
Get Your Virtual Pat-Down On In This TSA VR Simulator

Get Your Virtual Pat-Down On In This TSA VR Simulator

Experience what it’s like to make airline travelers uncomfortable in the most awkward VR game on Steam. What’s your favorite part about flying? Mine’s the awesome amount of random food scattered throughout the terminal and the fact I could theoretically enjoy a Krispy Kreme with a glass of champagne. My least favorite part is the…
Crack Code & Rip Bongs In HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ VR Experience

Crack Code & Rip Bongs In HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ VR Experience

The dirtiest incubator in tech comes to VR with over 750 interactive items. With the premiere of season 5 of Silicon Valley just two days away, fans of the raunchy tech-centric comedy are foaming at the mouths, desperate for more of the misadventures of Richard, Dinesh, Gilfoyle, Jared and of course Jian-Yang. The Emmy-winning HBO…
Khalid Debuts Projection Mapped VR Music Video at SXSW

Khalid Debuts Projection Mapped VR Music Video at SXSW

Sony unleashes VR music video with projection mapping technology at SXSW. If you’re unfamiliar with the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it’s basically a celebration of, well, everything. Film, television, video games, art, music, comedy, technology, politics, every influential aspect of our lives all colliding together for nine days of pure cultural…
Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

Kim Jong Un experiences new realities outside North Korea. Overnight, North Korean and Chinese media confirmed a meeting took place between the countries’ leaders, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping at the Chinese Beijing capital. The surprise two-day visit is the North Korean leader’s first known overseas trip since taking power. While discussions around denuclearization…
Artists Create AR Takeover at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art

Artists Create AR Takeover at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art

The artist group developed an unauthorized AR app that lets you interact with Jackson Pollock’s paintings. Digital artists David Lobser and Damjanski met at New Inc’s Versions conference and immediately began to collaborate on a new art project. The collaboration between the artists helped give rise to “Hello, we’re from the internet,” an interactive augmented…
New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

vGIS, a new geographic information system (GIS) visualisation platform from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) partner Meemim, is being used to view underground infrastructure while wearing Microsoft Hololens. Piloted by Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority in New Jersey, the technology is a practical application of augmented reality, allowing the user to ‘see’ utility lines…
This VR Film Lets You Experience an Unwanted Pregnancy

This VR Film Lets You Experience an Unwanted Pregnancy

A Polish-Canadian filmmaker is using VR to challenge assumptions about women’s right to choose. VR is often touted for its “magic” ability to immerse you in entirely new worlds. Whether dancing in outer space, getting up close and personal with blue whales, or entering a fictional world from a favorite movie, VR is known for…
High Fidelity & NeoSensory Partner to Launch ‘exoskin’ Haptic Jacket, Coming July 2018

High Fidelity & NeoSensory Partner to Launch ‘exoskin’ Haptic Jacket, Coming July 2018

High Fidelity, the open source VR platform founded by Second Life creator Philp Rosedale, and NeoSensory, a Palo Alto-based haptics company, announced they’ve partnered to create a haptic jacket dubbed the ‘exoskin’. A beta version of the device, which is available for pre-oder through NeoSensory for $400, features 32 sensory motors, and will support High Fidelity’s…
Ubisoft Pulls Plug on IBM Watson Integration in ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’

Ubisoft Pulls Plug on IBM Watson Integration in ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’

Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence platform designed to understand natural language, launched support for Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017) across all VR platforms back in June of last year. Now, Ubisoft says in a recent forum post, it’s pulling support for Watson due to unspecified “technical reasons.” Bridge Crew players could choose between multiplayer and single player…

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6 Hidden Gems from our Dev Gallery

6 Hidden Gems from our Dev Gallery

With such a strong global community, we see a stream of creators building and sharing new content all the time. This week, we wanted to showcase some community projects that you may not have seen yet. Betatron Betatron is a 3D immersive puzzle game played by moving beta particles through the environment. Through the use…
Here's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive sales – Cincinnati Business Courier

Here's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive sales – Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincinnati Business CourierHere's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive salesCincinnati Business CourierCincinnati-based retail giant Macy's Inc. is turning to something more at home in Silicon Valley than the home goods section of a department store in order to drive sales: virtual reality. In a call with investors on May 16, Macy's (NYSE: M)…
Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education?

Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education?

  Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education? Twenty years ago, computers in schools were a novelty, not a necessity. By 2014, however, one-third of students in the United States were issued mobile devices by their schools. Some might not agree with children getting access to iPads, but like it or not,…