Monthly Archives: July 2016

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2 Incredibly Cheap Virtual Reality Stocks

Sony and AMD offer investors inexpensive ways to play the emerging trend. Virtual reality is one of the more exciting trends in technology. The industry remains in its infancy, but several companies are positioning themselves to take advantage of the growing demand for VR headsets and content. Facebook and NVIDIA are popular picks, and for [...]

By |July 29th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Facebook’s Next Revenue Opportunities: Search, Messaging And VR

Facebook smashed revenue expectations in its most recent quarter as its focus on video and mobile paid off, but it is already looking to the next wave of revenues and positioning itself to win in search, messaging and virtual reality. Facebook’s ad revenues soared in its most recent quarter as a focus on video and [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Virtual Reality Series On Its Way From Kevin Cornish And AMD – Comic-Con

EXCLUSIVE: Virtual reality technology company AMD has closed a deal with writer/director/producer Kevin Cornish to create a big-budget VR series called Remember: Remember which starts in the wake of an alien invasion and takes the audience back to their destroyed apartment for the first time where each item in the rubble triggers a different memory. [...]

By |July 26th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Virtual Reality Works For Games. But What About Real Life?

It might make you more empathetic — or a better football quarterback. Earlier this week, Recode’s Mark Bergen became a football quarterback and The Verge’s Lauren Goode flew through a building. These things didn’t really happen, but they sure felt real — and that was the point. Mark and Lauren were visiting Stanford University to [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Virtual Reality Captures The Next Generation

The first New Zealand-made virtual reality film has been showcased to a captive audience of children. They stepped into the world of the Green Fairy for a special viewing at Auckland Central Library. It's taking storytelling to the next level - and New Zealand is leading the way. Alejandro Davilla and his small team of six have [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Virtual Realtiy Car Crashes Come To The Classroom

School children in the U.K. are learning how it feels to be in a car crash through a virtual reality simulation that is “as close to real-life as possible.” Students in Leicestershire, England, are experiencing the traffic collisions as part of a new road safety scheme that is a collaboration between Samsung Electronics and the [...]

By |July 23rd, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Google Hires Former Samsung VR Exec To Work On Daydream

Google is forming a rather hefty team within the company to tackle smartphone-based virtual reality. The latest addition to the team is Matt Apfel, a former VP of content strategy for Samsung’s Milk VR (now Samsung VR). Apfel left Samsung in March and has been hired By Google to work on content for Daydream, Google’s next-gen mobile VR ecosystem, Variety reports. [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Embracing The Future Of VR Art Atop A Rooftop Tiki Bar

Virtual Reality and New Media Demos, an art-exhibition-meets-happy-hour organized by Artsy, Moving Image, and SIXTY LES hotel explored VR and AR’s future as artistic mediums. Held at Tiki Tabu, the rooftop bar of the SIXTY LES, the event showcased four eclectic VR and AR art projects accompanied by infused drinks. Will this be the future [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Experience The Rio Olympics In Virtual Reality

NBC Olympics and Samsung want you to feel like you are in Rio this August. Samsung Gear VR users will be able to view exclusive coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics through the new NBC Sports app. You won’t want to miss out on more than 100 hours of VR programming and 360 –degree storytelling, [...]

By |July 17th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

GoPro Offers Another Peek Of Its Live VR Tech

GoPro has been largely quiet on the Live VR front since giving a glimpse of the technology back at NAB in April. And even then, it was more of a hint at best, buried under announcements around its bigger GoPro VR push. The action cam pioneer is showing off a little more of the forthcoming [...]

By |July 16th, 2016|Uncategorized, vr-news|0 Comments