Nokia VR Discontinued

Nokia VR is down and out. The former giant of tech and originator of the flip-phone is powering down its virtual reality capabilities, namely its orb-shaped camera, OZO. First on Nokia’s list of “what went wrong”: OZO’s $60,000 price point—apparently VR isn’t worth mortgaging your house over. But even the industry’s less-pricey models have been […]

UK Teens Experience Virtual Reality Car Crash

Using a 360-degree camera to capture the scenario, the warning message transforms young driving students’ worlds temporarily by placing them in the front seat of virtual reality car crash. Check out some UK teenagers’ reactions to the in-depth view in the video below, courtesy of the BBC.

SVVR 2017: Noitom Showcases Latest VR Technology

Not long after announcing their latest virtual reality-related product, the motion-tracking Hi5 VR Glove, Noitom makes its return to SVVR 2017. The world’s premiere virtual reality gathering, the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference & Expo, is currently under way at the San Jose Convention Center from March 29-31. At its core, Noitom is a motion capture technology company, […]

3D Holographic Tech Got 2,600 Times Better

From Vrroom: A Korean research institute has developed a new technique that produces a 3D holographic image two centimeters in length, width, and height, with a 35-degree viewing angle. While this holograph is still rather small, it is a drastic improvement over current technology, and, if scalable, it could be the breakthrough needed to create […]

The Story of Adobe’s Virtual Reality Path

Last April, Adobe’s Virtual Reality capabilities took on new territory. The company announced it would release VR editing capabilities into its Premiere Pro software. The new capabilities include auto-detection of VR, and affordances for the editor to assign properties to the sequences, track the head-mounted display and seamlessly publish to specific platforms, such as YouTube […]

Now You Can Try Virtual Reality Before You Buy

From Financial Times’ Jonathan Margolis: Rather than read about virtual reality, you need to try it. The mesmerising sensation of VR is impossible to convey in words. I expect the telephone, radio and television also needed seeing and hearing in their early days. VR is more difficult to explain than almost any other new consumer […]

What Happened to Virtual Reality?

From Business Insider UK’s Steve Kovach: When Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a bold prediction. “… at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences,” he said […]

Programmer Cycles Length of Great Britain in Virtual Reality

From Newsweek’s Anthony Cuthbertson: A Scottish software developer has cycled the full length of Great Britain without leaving his home. Aaron Puzey became the first person to cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in virtual reality, using an exercise bike and Google Street View. The 964-mile journey took Puzey 85 hours spread over eight […]

Sundance Spotlights Virtual Reality’s Quest for Respect

From Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein: The Sundance Film Festival may not seem like a place for contemplating the frightening speed with which technology is revolutionizing media. But even those who came to Park City just to watch good old-fashioned cinema got a taste of what’s to come at Passage Pictures’ afterparty Monday for its new film […]

The Best Virtual Reality Devices From 2016

2016 Was The Year Of Virtual Reality Devices: Here Are The Best 2016 displayed several launches of virtual reality related devices, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PS VR and Daydream, a new mobile platform from Google. Virtual reality is truly now, not just a distant dream. More titles are still ahead in the […]