Ben Lang

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Every time I've ever been shown a piece of 360 video content with an improperly aligned horizon, I've wondered to myself why it seems like no one is using hardware-stabilization. Then I saw Spherica's custom-built 360 camera rig which...
Today VREAL is taking the shroud off of their VR livestreaming platform that puts viewers inside the game, right next to their favorite streamers. The unique mashup of virtual reality, game streaming, and social interaction feels like something we've...
Looking to get your VR project off the ground? HTC might be able to help. The company has just announced a $100 million fund attached to the 'Vive X' accelerator program. Announced at an HTC conference today in Beijing, Vive X...
In an interesting announcement today which sees Valve's Steam platform becoming increasingly competitive toward video distribution platforms like Amazon Video, Lionsgate will be making more than 100 films available for purchase through the platform, and you'll be able to...
The Oculus Rift launch saga continues. Following a surprise delay of nearly two months, some orders are now shipping out significantly ahead of the initial delay estimates provided by Oculus. Meanwhile, eager customers seek the fastest way to get...
While we first saw the HTC Vive iOS app appear at the end of March, it had vanished by the Vive's April 5th launch day. Now the app has returned to the App Store to keep you connected to your...
Once upon a time if you were a filmmaker who wanted an aerial shot, you paid a hefty fee to charter a helicopter and brought a camera along for the ride. Today, filmmakers can use virtual reality to pre-plan...
It's been clear for some time that Google's virtual reality ambitions extend beyond Cardboard and now we're seeing the first hints that the company will be integrating VR functionality into Android N, the next major release of the company's...
Today we're pleased to announce a partnership with Amazon, the world's largest retailer, which leverages Road to VR's expertise to educate and inform those buying VR systems for the first time. Amazon's Virtual Reality Hub page connects customers to the latest...
Today we publish the 2016 Virtual Reality Industry Report. Co-authored with VR business intelligence firm Greenlight VR, the report is a distillation of years of experience, research, and analysis into an accessible and comprehensive foundation of the virtual reality landscape, with the...
The HTC Vive opened for pre-orders back at the end of February and officially launched just last week on April 5th. The headset's backorder date is now into June for new orders. After the initial wave of pre-orders for the...
Striker VR is moving ahead with their haptic gun technology that we've been anticipating for some time now. The company today has revealed their latest prototype design of the 'ARENA Infinity' which is headed first to out-of-home VR arcade...
Unfortunately some more bad news for early adopters who pre-ordered the Rift and expected it to arrive on or around the March 28th launch date. The delay has now pushed expected shipping dates of some day-one pre-orders into late...
Backed with support from NASA, the development of Mars 2030 is underscored by a singular mission: do everything possible to make the player feel like they're actually on Mars. And that, apparently, means starting with a massive, detailed recreation of...
The folks over at iFixit have taken the shiny new Oculus Rift consumer VR headset and pulled it apart to find out exactly what's inside. Among a look at the headset's IR LED placement and circuit boards, we get...