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Assembling IKEA Furniture Could Be Easier With Augmented Reality

Assembling IKEA Furniture Could Be Easier With Augmented Reality

AssembleAR uses AR to help you through the steps of assembling IKEA furniture. Toronto based designer, Adam Pickard took one look at the IKEA Place app and was immediately impressed with how AR has the potential to play a larger role furniture shopping. But at the same time, Pickard also had a vision of something…
Hands-on: Ubisoft’s Upcoming VR Shooter ‘Space Junkies’ is All About Guns and Jetpacks

Hands-on: Ubisoft’s Upcoming VR Shooter ‘Space Junkies’ is All About Guns and Jetpacks

Ubisoft’s upcoming VR shooter Space Junkies, announced at last year’s E3, is promising some fast-paced, first-person action fueled by jetpacks and an impressive assortment of guns. Getting into a multiplayer demo, I got a chance to fly high, whip around corners at some pretty impressive speeds, and get my hands on a unique array of futuristic weapons…
Infinadeck VR Treadmill Gets Vive Tracker Enhancement

Infinadeck VR Treadmill Gets Vive Tracker Enhancement

One of the most talked about VR treadmills in the game receives an upgrade less than a week away from launch. As part of the ongoing crusade to pioneer a functional system for movement while in VR, many companies brave enough to take on this noble task have found potential in a technology referred to…
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…
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…
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…
HTC Releases 3 ‘Ready Player One’ VR Experiences in ‘OASIS Beta’, Now Free on Viveport

HTC Releases 3 ‘Ready Player One’ VR Experiences in ‘OASIS Beta’, Now Free on...

HTC showed off eight Ready Player One-inspired experiences at the film’s debut event at SXSW. Now, the company has released three of these experiences on Viveport in a single download called Ready Player One: OASIS Beta. Here’s the full list of mini-games available in Oasis Beta: Planet Gauntlet – Navigate through a seemingly endless dungeon while the…
Hands-on: Massless Wants to Bring High-precision Stylus Input to VR

Hands-on: Massless Wants to Bring High-precision Stylus Input to VR

Massless is developing a stylus designed specifically for high-precision VR input. We got to check out a prototype version of the device this week at GDC 2018. While game-oriented VR controllers are the norm as far as VR input today is concerned, Massless hopes to bring another option to the market for use cases which…
Explore Street Fashion in VR with Refinery29

Explore Street Fashion in VR with Refinery29

Fashion Week may be one of the most talked about events of the year, but any true fashionista knows that the best looks are served by models and trendsetters off duty. From New York to Paris to all of the incredible cities in between, the world’s best dressed men and women transform city streets into…
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…

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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,…