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AltspaceVR has today announced FrontRow, a new feature of the social VR platform which opens the door for mass-attended events in virtual reality. Available on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR, AltspaceVR has made it easy to jump...
At I/O 2016 this week, Google laid out its ambitious goals for Daydream, the company's new platform for native, high performance virtual reality experiences on Android. Daydream is Google's newly announced Android VR ecosystem—encompassing specialized phones, headsets, and apps—which promises to...
This week Google announced Daydream, the company's initiative for high-end mobile virtual reality. While Google didn't reveal a dedicated dev kit, the company says developers can cobble together their own using the Nexus 6P smartphone, Cardboard, and a spare phone. Google says...
Google's newly announced 'Daydream' promises to raise the bar for virtual reality on Android compared to Cardboard. At I/O 2016, the company showed the first glimpse of Daydream in action. In the video (above) we get the first glimpse of...
Today Google announced the next major step in bringing virtual reality to Android. They're calling it 'Daydream' and it's the company's label for high performance virtual reality. Soon, 'Daydream Ready' phones from leading manufacturers will enable these high quality...
Google’s annual I/O conference kicks off tomorrow and we’re expecting VR to be a major part of the event. Here’s a look at everything we know and what we expect to see from Google’s virtual reality initiatives. Android N Bakes...
The graphics pipeline in NVIDIA's new 'Pascal' GPUs has been rearchitected with features which can significantly enhance VR rendering performance. Here the company explains how Simultaneous Multi-projection and Lens Matched Shading work together to increase VR rendering efficiency. As the name...
The HTC Vive has recently become listed as "out of stock" for U.S. orders. The company says it's no longer taking orders for the headset in the region "due to extraordinary demand." Update (5/14/16, 7:59 PM): HTC has confirmed via...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmH_NhTW5mg&feature=youtu.be One of the defining features of Minecraft is its procedurally-generated landscape which creates unique and effectively infinite maps for players to explore. Now, with Minecraft on Gear VR and the Virtuix Omni VR treadmill, you can walk that infinite...
Noitom, a leading mo-cap company, are using their affinity with capturing reality by fusing it with virtual reality to create a multi-user mixed reality experience that allows users to interact in VR and others using real world objects. Noitom calls...
Oculus today announced a major milestone for Gear VR, the company's mobile VR headset made in collaboration with Samsung. Gear VR launched at the end of 2015 with an agreeable price of $99. Following an aggressive giveaway alongside pre-orders of...
At SVVR 2016, Google's Boris Smus took to the stage to present the latest advances in the WebVR platform that aims to bring virtual reality to the web. After allowing browsers to interact with VR headsets, another major challenge of...
NVIDIA has announced an advanced screenshot tool called Ansel which allows users much greater control over in-game photo capturing, including the ability to shoot 3D 360 degree imagery which is viewable in VR headsets. You can preview Ansel's output...
NVIDIA recently announced VR Funhouse, a new virtual reality experience which showcases the company's GPU-based physics systems. Running on a machine with three of Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs (with wholly one of them devoted to physics processing) and the...
NVIDIA has announced a 'Special Event' which will be livestreamed starting at 6pm PT today (May 6th). NVIDIA Special Event Livestream Livestream will appear above once the stream goes live. Nvidia remains tight-lipped about what we'll see at their Special Event hosted...