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The New Oculus Rift S Stops Short of Being Truly Exciting

Between the departure of former CEO Brendan Iribe and Oculus’ recent focus on standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Go and the forthcoming Oculus Quest, it sort of felt like the company’s PC roots were being left behind. But Oculus promised it was working on a successor to the original Rift from 2016, so here it is:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vr, Oculus Rift, Brendan Iribe, Consumer Tech, VR headsets, Oculus Rift s, Is This All You Got


Doctors Look to Virtual Reality to Treat Chronic Pain

Virtual reality is a technology with seemingly limitless potential, not just in the gaming space, but across a range of industries. The health field, in particular, is interested in the potential applications of VR tech to assist patients suffering from chronic pain. In his talk at GDC, David Putrino, Ph.D., walked through his organization’s efforts […]
Tags: News, Vr, Oculus Rift, GDC, Htc Vive, GDC 2019, David Putrino Ph D


The U.S. Army is building a giant VR battlefield to train soldiers virtually

Imagine if the U.S. Army was able to rehearse battlezone scenarios dozens, or even hundreds, or times before settling foot on actual terrain. Thanks to virtual reality, that's now a possibility. The post The U.S. Army is building a giant VR battlefield to train soldiers virtually appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Military, Army, Vr, Virtual Reality, Emerging Tech, U.S. Army


HP's Reverb Headset Brings Us Closer to Crystal Clear VR

The VR revolution hasn’t swept the world like a lot of people thought it would, and though I still have confidence in the medium as a whole, modern VR also has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to comfort, optics, and affordability. Enter the Reverb. Designed for both commercial and home use, while HP’s…
Tags: Science, Hp, Vr, Virtual Reality, Consumer Tech, Steam VR, PC VR, Windows Mixed Reality, Vr Tech Keeps Inching Along, HP Reverb


Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio (slashdot)

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it," Dufilho said in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
Tags: Google, Motorola, News, Disney, Oscar, Vr, Atap, Google Spotlight Stories, Variety, Wallace, BeauHD, Aardman Animation, Patrick Osborne, Karen Dufilho, Dufilho, Glen Keane Justin Lin Jorge Gutierrez


Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it," Dufilho said in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Disney, Tech, Oscar, Vr, Atap, Google Spotlight Stories, Variety, Wallace, Aardman Animation, Patrick Osborne, Karen Dufilho, Dufilho, Glen Keane Justin Lin Jorge Gutierrez, John Kahrs Google


Google Is Shuttering Its Gimmicky Immersive Video Studio

After six years, Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, its in-house immersive entertainment studio. What exactly was Spotlight Stories, you ask? Fair question. Unless you’re an avid virtual reality enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of Google’s attempts at creating 360-degree short films…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Vr, Virtual Reality, Google Cardboard, Spotlight Stories, Immersive Media, DayDream VR


Google Shuts Down Its Spotlight Stories VR Film Studio

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. “Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away […]
Tags: Google, News, Vr, Virtual Reality, Spotlight Stories, Google Spotlight Stories, Karen Dufilho


Vtrus Gets $2.9M For Drones That Inspect Indoor Industrial Equipment

Vtrus, a Seattle-based startup developing drones designed to autonomously inspect equipment in factories and other indoor settings, has raised more than $2.9 million to support its commercialization efforts, according to a regulatory filing.Nine investors participated in the equity funding round, the filing shows.Reached by phone on Thursday, a spokesperson for Vtrus declined to comment on the startup’s technology, timeline for reaching the market, or plans with the new cash.Many people first l...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Photography, Video, Maps, Cloud Computing, Wi-fi, Trends, Tech, Vc, Cameras, Drones, Vr, Oculus


Anti-VR

A central theme of science fiction over the past 20 years has been the dystopian future of humans, laying on couches, connected to machines that feed them and process their waste, while they interact with a virtual world. Advanced versions of this technology let you move around or relax in a comfortable creche. Today we call it VR. I wish the abbreviation, which seems so harmless, had never taken hold as the phrase “virtual reality” helps remind us, just a tiny bit, of what we are tal...
Tags: Amazon, Investments, Trends, Vr, News Corp, Iris, Looking Glass, Feld, Jaron Lanier, John Underkoffler, Occipital, Warren Katz, Lenny Nero


What Are The Top Challenges Facing the Travel Industry In 2019?

Previously, here at SiteVisibility, we’ve made predictions for some of the major challenges we expected retailers and hotels to face in the year ahead. We had a great response to each of these blog posts with both proving extremely popular and as such, we thought we’d follow up with similar posts for 2019. The travel industry is one that is going through major disruption and so this time round, I’m going to be investigating the top challenges facing the travel industry in 2019. In this blog post...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, New York, Microsoft, Wikipedia, New York City, San Francisco, Social Media, Sem, Chicago, Ryanair, Heathrow, Vr, Airbnb, Airlines


Nintendo Labo: VR Kit brings cardboard-assisted VR games to Switch

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit lets you build six different Toy-Cons that can be used in virtual reality games on Switch. The VR Kit launches on April 12 and can be bought as an $80 bundle or separately via a starter pack and two expansions. The post Nintendo Labo: VR Kit brings cardboard-assisted VR games to Switch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Vr, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Labo


Nintendo Does VR Now, Again

The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it’s going full VR. Tonight the company announced the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, an $80 Labo kit that lets users build a VR headset out of cardboard. This is the first major foray…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Vr, Consumer Tech, Labo, Nintendo Switch, Labo Vr Kit


Tim Maughan's Infinite Detail: a debut sf novel about counterculture, resistance, and the post-internet apocalypse

Tim Maughan has long been one of the most promising up-and-coming, avante garde UK science fiction writers, whose post-cyberpunk short fiction mixed radical politics with a love of graffiti and a postmodern filmmaker's eye: now, with his debut novel Infinite Detail, Maughan shows that he has what it takes to work at longer lengths, and can sustain a first-rate adventure story that grabs and never lets go, without sacrificing the political and technological insights that give his work depth that...
Tags: Reviews, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, Floss, UK, News, Wales, Cyberpunk, Vr, Ar, Bristol, Smart Cities, Ukpoli


NetDragon Collaborates with China Unicom to Create Future Classroom as a Pioneer in 5G + Smart Education

HONG KONG, Mar 1, 2019 – (ACN Newswire) – NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (“NetDragon” or “the Company”) (Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building internet communities, has participated in the China Unicom “5G + Smart Education” Industry Read more… The post NetDragon Collaborates with China Unicom to Create Future Classroom as a Pioneer in 5G + Smart Education appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Hong Kong, Seo, Telecom, Vr, Ar, 5g, China Unicom, News Trends, 5G Network, 5g Application, 5G Smart Education


Seattle Venture Capital Watch: Modumetal, Illumagear, HaptX & More

February may be the shortest month of the year, but the past four weeks have seen many investments raised by technology businesses based in the Seattle area. Here are some notable deals from the past month: —Modumetal, a Seattle-based company that develops nanolaminated materials for use in armor, vehicles, building exteriors, and other products, raised nearly $17.5 million in new capital, according to an SEC filing. Forty-two investors participated in the equity funding round, the filing sho...
Tags: Startups, Wearables, Technology, Video Games, Halo, Trends, Tech, Led, Vc, Software, Nanomaterials, Vr, Virtual Reality, SEC, Ar, Augmented Reality


Microsoft's Sending a Confusing Message With Its Hololens 2

When Microsoft introduced HoloLens four years ago, it allegedly changed the industry. But did it really? I mean, you can’t really buy a HoloLens, and its applications have largely been relegated to an assortment of niche enterprises purposes and potentially the military. To me, Hololens was incredibly promising tech…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Vr, Ar, Augmented Reality, Headsets, HoloLens, MWC, Consumer Tech, XR, Mwc 2019


HTC Vive Focus standalone VR with Snapdragon 835, dual 6DoF controllers announced

HTC VIVE has introduced the VIVE Focus Plus which is its newest premium virtual reality standalone hardware for enterprise customers. Vive upgraded the existing six degrees of freedom (6DoF) Focus headset to incorporate dual 6DoF controllers, giving users the ability to seamlessly interact with their virtual environment with the same freedom as PC VR devices. Vive Focus Plus brings users greater comfort and full enterprise support. Resting easier on consumers' heads, Vive Focus Plus offers co...
Tags: News, Blogging, Vr, Htc, Htc Vive, HTC Vive Focus, Vive Focus, Viveport Infinity, Vive Focus Plus, Vive Focus Plus Viveport Infinity


HTC Vive Focus Plus makes it easier for developers to port PC content

HTC Vive has announced the Vive Focus Plus headset. The upgraded stand-alone headset makes use of "six degrees of freedom" support in controllers for a PC-like virtual reality experience. The post HTC Vive Focus Plus makes it easier for developers to port PC content appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Vr, Htc, Virtual Reality, Focus, Vive, Htc Vive, HTC Vive Focus Plus, Vive Focus Plus


VRtuoso grabs $650K seed

London-based VRtuoso.io, a virtual reality presentations platform that enables businesses to cut training costs and boost sales enablement, has secured $650,000 in seed funding. Symvan Capital led the round. PRESS RELEASE San Mateo, USA and London, UK. 20th February 2019 – VRtuoso.io, an innovative virtual reality (VR) presentations platform that enables enterprises to cut training costs and boost sales enablement, today announced that it has secured US$650,000 in seed funding to bolster its res...
Tags: Europe, London, US, Trends, Italy, Vr, London UK, Francesco, VC Deals, Nicholas Nicolaides, Symvan Capital, San Mateo USA, North America Symvan Capital Limited, Compagnia Bresciana Investimenti, Francesco Furnari, VRtuoso


Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Gadgets

Virtual Reality has been taking ever increasing steps into our daily lives in before unthought-of leaps and bounds!   Although people have talked about virtual reality for a long time, the practical applications have remained elusive. But with a recent explosion in popular tech and affordable gear, virtual reality seems to be making a push into the public eye. A few scant years ago, getting your hands on VR gear was a trophy of the well-to-do or lucky prize winners.  However nowadays, goggl...
Tags: Hawaii, Vr, Gadgets / Devices, VirtualSpeech Gaming Gaming


Intervention learning

Photo from Wikimedia Commons Predictably, the ideas that dominated at Learning Technologies 2019 (#LT19uk) were mostly on new and emerging technologies. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) cropped up several times during sessions across the event. The #LT19uk conference programme revealed that less than a third of organisations appear to have so far adopted any aspects of AR or VR within their learning offers, but of the third that have, there are already some very interesti...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Development, Royal Mail, Vr, Ar, eLearning, Barton, James Barton, Kogan, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Sponge, Organisations, LT19UK, Ryan Peterson James Barton


Human Eye Resolution VR Is a Treat If You Know Where to Look

VR is still in its infancy. It’s at the stage at TVs before color, or computers before they got personal. It’s easy to forget that because there are so many headsets (and cardboard boxes). But Varjo’s VR-1, a slick looking headset intended for the professionals making the content you’ll one day use, is a great…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vr, Virtual Reality, Headset, Consumer Tech, Varjo, Varjo Vr 1


5G is the swift kick VR and AR gaming needs to come to fruition

There's a lot of hype surrounding augmented reality and virtual reality, but is it really the next big thing? We take a look at where the new mediums stand, as well as how 5G is poised to help them break into the mainstream. The post 5G is the swift kick VR and AR gaming needs to come to fruition appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Trends, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, 5g


The Soar kit teaches tech to kids the right way

The future generation won’t look at VR headsets and controllers the same way we do. For us, the generation that used pens, pencils, notebooks, and blackboards, VR headsets and future-tech aren’t as easily accepted and integrated into our lives as they are with younger generations. The Soar ensures that this tech is introduced at a young age, in the right manner, to children. Rather than playing with an iPad or a VR headset first, the Soar ensures their first interaction is a positive learning ex...
Tags: Design, Education, Vr, Product Design, Soar, AR / VR, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Choi Jaewan


Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&

Walmart’s tech incubator Store N°8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchandise, and is kicking things off by collaborating with DreamWorks Animation VR tour. At select Walmart locations across the U.S., Spatial& will set up a VR experience in the parking lot, allowing customers to visit DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” through VR. Afterwards, customers are ...
Tags: Shopping, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Commerce, Retail, Dreamworks, Vr, Virtual Reality, Dreamworks Animation, Intel Core, San Bernardino California, San Antonio Texas, Burbank California, Las Vegas Nevada, Franklin


SXSW Startups: LinkDyn Robotics

James DeBacker, Bongsu Kim and Jovita Ezeokafor The Forrest Four-Cast: February 12, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Augmented and Virtual Reality, which will pitch at 3:30 pm Saturday, March 9, LinkDyn Robotics aims to commercial...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Entrepreneurship, US, Startup, Vr, Robotics, Sxsw, University of Texas, Shin, SXSW Interactive, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Austin Startups, Cyndx Winners


Massless raises $2M to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality

Despite all of the VR over-hyping, for those observing from the inside, the capabilities are still uncharted. VR as a creative medium has probably been one of the more entrancing use cases since the first high-end headsets launched. Products like Google’s Tilt Brush isolated impossible use cases, where VR was the only way to experience that act of creating something mesmerizing from nothing. Massless has been intrigued by the potential of VR as a way to achieve new precision and more seamlessly ...
Tags: Google, TC, Hardware, Tech, Vr, Virtual Reality, Wendy Tan White, Jack Cohen, Massless, Massless Pen, Founders Fund Pathfinder, Entrepreneur First Vivi Nevo Shrug Capital


Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, And Mixed Reality Do Bring Value To Industry

Back in August of last year, I asked for good examples of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality, and mixed reality (MR), all together known as extended reality. Unsurprisingly, I saw plenty of examples of the type my original post complained about: visually stunning but almost entirely useless for anything other than showing off. Then there […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Data Visualization, Training, Customer Service, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Manufacturing, Mixed Reality, MR, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT, Digital Manufacturing, industrial IoT, Extended Reality


The best virtual reality apps for 2019

Virtual reality isn't all about gaming. Swim with turtles, paint in 3D, and immerse yourself in some unique experiences the platform has to offer with our curated list of the best VR apps. The post The best virtual reality apps for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Htc Vive