Using the iPhone’s built-in AI depth-sensor, you can now add a new layer of realism to your Facebook photo uploads. Facebook’s 3D Photos feature is now officially rolling out across the Facebook News Feed and in Facebook VR. Excerpts from the Facebook Blog: “Today we’re starting to roll out 3D photos, a new way to […]
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream Meet Mirage Solo: The world’s first standalone VR Headset with Google Daydream. Stow away the phones, the expensive PCs and the cumbersome cables and just enjoy awesome, high-quality VR without any extra hassle. Deploy Google’s powerful WorldSense technology to lean, dodge, duck, move, avoid obstacles, and move naturally through […]
Fundamental Surgery combines a cutting edge VR experience with haptic feedback (the sense of touch) to create a near real operating experience. This creates a safe, measurable and repeatable involvement with medical procedures. The whole experience is delivered onto low cost hardware meaning that simulation can be within close proximity to the clinical environment.
In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a […]
A new project is looking to offer mental health patients in the UK an innovative psychological therapy on the National Health Service (NHS). The project brings together the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the NHS, universities, as well as charities and companies. NIHR has awarded the project £4 million to use VR to help […]
The latest visual entertainment phenomenon sweeping the video-sharing site is 360-degree videos: yes, videos the incredibly awesome videos that let you glimpse the action from all angles and directions — not the classic viewpoint of where the cameraman is pointing the camera. Hundreds of awesome 360 Degree VR videos are now uploaded to YouTube on […]
While graphic fidelity goes a long way toward creating realistic, immersive, and compelling experiences in VR, sound also plays an important role. Oculus recently introduced some significant breakthroughs in spatialized audio to the Rift SDK, including Near-Field HRTF and Volumetric Sound Sources. Sound is crucial when it comes to creating a believable VR experience. […]
High-end VR devices like the Oculus Rift require powerful computers for them to run smoothly. Whilst desktop PC’s are deemed the most affordable and reliable systems to use, desktop computers are very large and limits where you can use the VR headsets. Thankfully, there are laptops out there that are capable of handling VR […]