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VR music videos seem to be digging out a sweet spot of quick and fun VR experiences that use the depth of virtual reality to immerse viewers in music with powerful and impossible visuals. Chocolate, a new VR music video...
While YouTube is rapidly growing as a leading source of 360 degree video content, an official YouTube VR app has been notably absent from the high-end tethered headsets, even after its debut on Google's Daydream VR platform. Now, PlayStation VR...
At CES earlier this month, HTC announced the Vive Tracker, a standalone tracking device which taps into the Vive's Lighthouse tracking system, and which can be attached to objects to track them in VR, including purpose-built accessories. The company...
Plevr is a third-party application in development which brings the popular personal media streaming platform Plex to VR. The app is due for an initial release by the end of the month, and a new devlog video shows a major...
During a Q&A on Reddit, Valve head Gabe Newell affirmed that the company is continuing development its own first-party VR content, as well as exploring interests in new technologies which could play a part in Valve's future. After dodging a flurry...
Late last year at Steam Dev Days, Valve talked about a new and improved design for the SteamVR Tracking / Lighthouse base stations, a core component of the Vive's tracking technology. Now the company says it plans to launch...
https://youtu.be/OBhc4UhU8NM Florida based SynergyWiz is designing a third-party head-mount for the HTC Vive which uses a PSVR-stlye 'halo' mounting design for added comfort, and offers the much desired visor flip functionality. Among the three major headsets out there, not one offers what...
At CES 2017, Intel was showing off more of its Project Alloy VR headset, including a roomscale multiplayer demo featuring 'merged reality', where the game environment adapts to your physical surroundings. Project Alloy Project Alloy is Intel's VR headset reference design....
To many, the question of an Apple AR or VR headset has become a "when" rather than an "if". The President of Sony's Worldwide Studios thinks 2017 is the year that Apple introduces its first immersive device. Apple does R&D...
Immersive content agency Purple Pill has announced a VR interface design competition and is offering $10,000 in cash prizes to those who create the best virtual reality interfaces. From gaze-based interaction modalities to laser pointer menus to skeuomorphic knobs and...
Sansar, a virtual world platform from the creators of Second Life, will open its doors to everyone in the first half of 2017. Developer Linden Lab explains their new approach to virtual worlds, and the many ways they plan...
Own Gear VR or Daydream View? Then you've got access to free courtside seats to this Tuesday's forthcoming Timberwolves vs. Spurs NBA game live... in VR of course. This Tuesday, January 17th, NextVR is offering a free pass to watch...
Lots of companies have made this claim actually, but Eonite specifically says they have the "world’s most accurate, lowest latency, lowest power consuming software to democratize inside-out positional tracking for VR and AR." Inside-out positional tracking—the ability to precisely determine...
Moving around comfortably and immersively in VR remains a hurdle for VR game developers. VR studio Huge Robot has created the Freedom Locomotion System which brings together a number of VR movement systems into a comprehensive and functional package which allows for...
After having teased the tech toward the end of last year, we've finally gone hands-on with HypeVR's volumetric video captures which lets you move around inside of VR videos. Inherent Limitations of 360 Video Today's most immersive VR video productions are...
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