Tag: virtual reality

Sinespace teams up with Unity to sell do-it-yourself VR items in asset store

Sinespace maker Sine Wave Entertainment has teamed up with Unity Technologies to make its virtual reality marketplace objects available in the Unity Asset Store. Sinespace unveiled its Sinespace software development kit (SDK) in the Unity Asset Store at Unity’s Monday evening party, after the Unity press event at the Game Developers Conference. It also launched […]

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Nissan Design works with Haptx to bring realistic touch to VR vehicle design

Nissan Design is collaborating with Haptx to bring a realistic touch to designing cars in virtual reality, the companies announced last week. HHaptxmakes VR gloves that have haptic technology, or the sensation of touch, thanks to 130 tiny actuators in the gloves. You can use these gloves to virtually touch things in a VR environment. […]

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Facebook’s new VR avatars are more lifelike than anything you’ve seen before

Remember when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to show off his company’s clunky Spaces VR tech by taking a virtual tour of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico in 2017? This is nothing like that. The company has quietly been developing a revolutionary system to create virtual avatars of people that closely resemble them in their facial features […]

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HTC Vive marketing exec leaves VR for Micron

Rahul Sandil, a former marketing executive at HTC’s Vive virtual reality division, is jumping ship to Micron Technology, where he will serve as head of global marketing at the consumer products group (CPG) division. Sandil previously served as corporate vice president of marketing at HTC Vive for Viveport, Vive Studios, […]

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Oculus Quest’s new app screening process could kill the $399 VR platform

It’s easy to root for higher quality software: In the “anything goes” app store era, great apps are routinely surrounded by masses of junky ones. Having to wade through trash sucks for consumers, and is now frustrating even the app stores’ operators. Facebook’s Oculus division thinks it has a solution […]

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Qualcomm says it’ll work with OEMs to build tethered AR/VR headsets for smartphones

Qualcomm thinks premium smartphones have the power to supercharge virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences, and it’s putting its money where its mouth is. Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it detailed XR viewers (short for “Extended Reality”) designed to be paired with high-end handsets from the […]

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‘History of the Future’ book chronicles Palmer Luckey, Oculus, and the rebirth of VR

I’ve been reliving the last few years of my life by reading Blake Harris’ new book, The History of the Future. It chronicles the life of Palmer Luckey, the creation of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and the revival of VR. The book debuts today. It is a thorough […]

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Varjo ships $5,995 VR-1 headset with retina display for industrial VR

Nearly two years have passed since we first reported on Varjo, a Finnish startup that promised a virtual reality headset capable of delivering human eye-level details, at that point dubbed “20 | 20.” After several successful funding rounds, the company announced today that it’s shipping the finished headset as VR-1, solely […]

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Vtime XR unveils AR mode for VR social network

Vtime XR is unveiling a virtual reality social network that you can view through VR or, if you wish, through augmented reality on a smartphone. The AR mode is launching on iOS and Android today. The company (which styles its name vTime) is renaming itself Vtime XR to promote its network […]

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AR/VR Pioneer, HoloLens Co-Creator Avi Bar-Zeev Left Apple in January, Was Reportedly Working on AR Glasses

Apple sees augmented reality (AR) as the next major tentpole for the company, but what that looks like beyond ARKit on iOS devices remains to be seen. And whatever it does evolve into will apparently not include the continuing work of an augmented reality/virtual reality pioneer. According to a report […]

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How AI will change storytelling and become the next great art form

It seems self-defeating for the former head of Oculus Stories Studios and current founder and executive producer of VR startup Fable to declare AI, not virtual reality, the next big art form. Especially considering that, aside from him, nobody knows what that means. TNW talked to Fable founderEdward Saatchi about […]

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Eminem Debuts The 360-Degree Teaser Trailer For His Upcoming VR Documentary, ‘Marshall From Detroit’

[embedded content] Share This Video Virtual reality hasn’t completely taken over entertainment yet, but it has made inroads toward being a more widespread technology. Now, thanks to Eminem and Felix & Paul Studios, it might just get an even more significant boost. The teaser trailer to Eminem’s upcoming documentary, Marshall […]

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Radeon ReLive for VR lets you stream SteamVR games to Daydream devices

AMD recently upgraded its GPU software for PC to Adrenalin 2019. It brings with it a lot of new perks, such as the ability to stream your SteamVR games to Daydream compatible devices, but you’ll first have to install the Radeon ReLive for VR app, which was just added to the Play Store this morning. Thanks to […]

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Firefox’s VR web browser now has 360-degree video playback, bookmarks, and more

Back in September, Mozilla unveiled a version of Firefox designed for virtual reality headsets, fittingly named ‘Firefox Reality.’ It was a bit limited at first, but version 1.1 is now available that fixes many of the browser’s initial shortcomings. Here’s the full changelog from the Play Store: * Improved theater mode with 360 video playback […]

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