Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Can Virtual Reality Move Beyond Immersive Experiences to Tell Stories?

From The Guardian's Jack de Quidt: The very first thing I saw in virtual reality was Wevr’s theBlu demo, back in the early days of the HTC Vive headset. It’s the thing a lot of people mention when they’re asked about the most compelling VR experiences, and with good reason: the demo transports you to [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

Research Study Suggests VR Can Have A Huge Impact In The Classroom

“Every child is a genius in his or her own way. VR can be the key to awakening the genius inside.” This is the closing line of a new research study currently making its way out of China. Conducted by Beijing Bluefocus E-Commerce Co., Ltd and Beijing iBokan Wisdom Mobile Internet Technology Training Institution, the [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual Reality in the Nordic Nations

Expected to be worth more than $80 billion by 2025, the virtual reality (VR) marketplace is exploding in nordic nations, especially in countries such as Sweden which have already become powerhouses in the gaming industry. Better, more efficient collaboration between remote game developers is one of the key reasons virtual reality is taking off in [...]

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

2016’s Five Best Virtual Reality Headsets

Virtual reality isn't some weird concept coming in the distant future. It's here. It's been a major year in VR, with many consumer options now on the market from big hardware players in time for Christmas 2016's shopping rush. We saw the breakout of Facebook, Google, Sony, and others with their first headsets aimed at [...]

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

Can Virtual Reality Sidestep the Paradox of Time Travel?

Most physicists agree that time travel into the past is impossible, but what if virtual reality (VR) could provide a workaround? Doron Friedman is the director of the Advanced Virtuality Lab (AVL) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel. His group researches a host of topics related to virtual, mixed and augmented reality as well [...]

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

Watching The NBA In Virtual Reality Is Surprisingly Good

Carmelo, get your backside out of my face. That’s all I could think to myself one recent November evening, while watching a New York Knicks-Portland Trail blazers game. I wasn’t sitting in a posh courtside seat at Madison Square Garden, with Anthony’s derriere obstructing my view—though I may as well have been. No, I was [...]

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

Pilot Projects Show How VR Will Revolutionize Education

A research report recently published in China entitled “The Impact of VR on Academic Performance,” asserts that virtual reality improves student test scores and knowledge retention. VR-based learning also tends to leave no student behind since it is able to appeal to even the least responsive of users, the report states. The study, which compared [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|vr-news|0 Comments

The Untold Story of Magic Leap

From Wired's Kevin Kelly: There is something special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, amid the low gray cubicles, clustered desks, and empty swivel chairs, an impossible 8-inch robot drone from an alien planet hovers chest-high in front of a row of potted plants. It is [...]

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

Fab Lab VR Launching on HTC VIVE!

We are very excited to share our new Fab Lab VR video with you. With FLVR you can experience a Fab Lab from anywhere. FLVR recreates the layout of a fabrication laboratory, allowing you to walk around the space and to use a variety of digital fabrication machines.  Here are some of the machines you can try: [...]

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

Fab Lab VR Launching On HTC VIVE!

We are very excited to share our new Fab Lab VR video with you. With FLVR you can experience a Fab Lab from anywhere. FLVR recreates the layout of a fabrication laboratory, allowing you to walk around the space and to use a variety of digital fabrication machines. Here are some of the machines you [...]

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