Monthly Archives: July 2016

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How Should We Move Around In VR? Nobody Has Figured It Out Yet

Teaching you brain to accept bizarre movement is part of learning to use VR Along with all of the exclusivity debates that have embroiled much of the talk surrounding virtual reality for the past few months, another discussion has been ongoing among gamers, developers, and onlookers: What’s the best way to get about in virtual [...]

By |July 14th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Forget The School Bus—The Most Magical Field Trip Is In VR

ONE COLD DAY this spring, I held a Google Cardboard headset to my face and joined a few dozen New York fourth-graders on a virtual field trip. We visited Independence Square, saw the Liberty Bell, and stopped by the house where George Washington and John Adams lived before presidents lived in the White House, though [...]

By |July 12th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

How To Watch The Home Run Derby In VR

THE 2016 MAJOR League Baseball All-Star break has arrived, and tonight is the Home Run Derby. That means it’s time to watch 17 nine-year-olds try to play left field simultaneously. This year, you’ll be able to watch the chaos in VR if you have a Samsung Gear VR headset and a compatible phone. The VR [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Why VR Will Revolutionize Education

Using virtual reality in education is no longer a fantasy, but a reality for numerous companies and educational institutions. The creation of VR content can substantially enhance the field of education, bringing multiple advantages and opportunities to the traditional classroom. Although there are several threats to a successful integration of VR in the field of [...]

By |July 10th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Want To See The Future? Put On Those Weird Goggles

Augmented reality and virtual reality is seen to be adopted across industries by 2025. Gitex Technology Week to put premium focus on booming sector If you've slipped on some of those sometimes-weird-looking binoculars that immerse you into a whole new world of VR and AR, you've just taken a peek into how the future will [...]

By |July 9th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

How To Build A VR-Ready PC

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are here. But your PC has to be pretty powerful to use these cutting-edge VR headsets. If your PC is lacking performance, don't worry. We're going to show you how to build a VR-ready PC. Update, July 1 2016: We've added information about the new AMD Radeon RX 480 [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

VR Has Its Roots In Ancient Rome

Probably my favorite virtual reality experience was unearthed around 1863 in the Roman suburb of Prima Porta. Well, it’s not a virtual reality experience as much as it’s an illusionistic fresco on four walls, but bear with me. In the villa of Livia Drusilla (58 BCE-29 CE), the wife of the first emperor of Rome, [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Virtual Reality Lets You Stroll Around A Breast Cancer Cell

I feel like I’ve landed on an alien planet. I’m walking across the surface of a breast cancer cell as drug nanoparticles whizz past my head like spaceships. One of the particles suddenly crashes in front of me, and I teeter on the edge of an abyss as it is sucked through the surface. It [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Jesus Is coming… To Virtual Reality

The power of Christ compels you (to put on a VR headset). Producers have been fretting about how to do feature films in VR, because the format doesn't lend itself to traditional Hollywood techniques. However, it's about to be used on one of the best-known tales of all time for Jesus VR -- the Story [...]

By |July 3rd, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

How The NY Times Is Using Virtual Reality To Revitalize Storytelling

The publication's film and VR app won the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Lions Festival. This year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The New York Times showed the world exactly how virtual reality takes storytelling to another level. It won the Grand Prix in Entertainment and Mobile categories for its VR [...]

By |July 3rd, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments