Take a Whirlwind Tour of VR/AR at CES 2015 in 6 Minutes (video)

The movement of virtual and augmented reality from niche industrial and enthusiast technology to something the world is talking about really was palpable at CES this year. Here's a 6 minute video tour of the world's biggest technology event highlighting most of the VR and AR devices on show. … Read the full article …

CES 2015: Razer Announces $199 ‘Hacker Dev Kit’ VR Headset as Part of OSVR Initiative

Today Razer and Sensics, along with a bevy of VR industry supporters, have announced the OSVR (Open Source Virtual Reality) initiative alongside the $199 'Hacker Dev Kit' VR headset which is due to launch this summer. … Read the full article …

Visionary VR is Reinventing Filmmaking’s Most Fundamental Concept to Tell Stories in Virtual Reality

Several of the founders of the VRLA Meetup are today launching Visionary VR, a technology and content development studio which is reinventing the language of filmmaking for effective storytelling in virtual reality. … Read the full article …

News Bits: VRClay Beta is Now Available For Download

VRClay, the digital sculpting software built for virtual reality and motion sensing peripherals, has just launched the first public beta. … Read the full article …

Latest in Professional VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference

Deep inside the inlands of Florida, a technology conference was held that brought together a collection of virtual reality headsets and simulations that focused primarily on military applications. The event was called I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) and was touted as the “world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference”. … Read the full article …

VRLA #4 Adds 13 New Exhibitors Including AltSpace, DODOCase and ThreeOneZero

VRLA goes from strength to strength as it approaches its fourth event, announcing that attendees will be treated to over 40 exhibitors including 13 VRLA first timers. … Read the full article …

‘VR Chat’ Used to Deliver One of the First University Lectures in Virtual Reality

VR Chat, the virtual reality social application, has been used to deliver one of the first university lectures through virtual reality. We talk to developer Jesse Joudrey about the project. … Read the full article …

This is the Beginning of VR Education, and It Will Only Get Better

At a school in the Czech Republic on October 20th, a groundbreaking experiment took place. Instead of pens and paper, students sat down with specially adapted VR headsets (Oculus Rift DK2s) that dropped them into a fascinating, immersive, educational experience that allowed them to interact naturally using natural hand gestures. This is the World of Comenius. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 82): VR Desktop, Windows Versions, and Confusing Elevator Rides with Developer Guy Godin

In this episode of the Rev VR Podcast, Guy Godin, developer of the Virtual Desktop, joins me in a fun discussion about his amazing app. After doing a bit of personal tech support, Guy was able to help me get it up and running on my system, and I have to say it is a great way to view your Windows environment in VR. Browsing the web and watching movies, and even coding in my Oculus Rift DK2 is wonderful experience. … Read the full article …

News Bits: ‘VRClay’ Allows Quick and Easy Creation of Digital Sculptures Using Razer Hydra

VRClay is a recently revealed piece of digital sculpting software which utilizes the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra motion controller to create 3D models in no time at all. … Read the full article …

‘Tilt Brush’ Surprises and Delights with Best GUI at Proto Awards – Lets You Create VR Paintings with Depth

A previously unknown virtual reality software title, Tilt Brush, went home with the Proto Award for Best GUI (graphical user interface) thanks to its innovative virtual reality interface. The software uses a gaze-based interface that allows users to paint in 3D and even use the Oculus Rift DK2's positional tracking for brush input. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR and Google Project Tango Support Coming to Unreal Engine 4

  In a unique bout of transparency, Epic Games makes publicly available their internal to-do list for Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) development. The company has an entire category of the list dedicated to virtual reality features; support for Samsung Gear VR and Google Project Tango is expected within the next month or two. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Watch AltspaceVR’s Reveal Presentation Right Here (video)

Following the announcement of $5.2 million raised in seed funding, AltspaceVR revealed their exciting VR software to the public for the first time yesterday in a presentation at SVVR #13. Road to VR's Brian Hart was on the scene to capture the presentation as it happened. … Read the full article …

AltspaceVR Seed Investment Tops $5.2 Million, Software Details Revealed Today at SVVR #13

Altspace VR has today announced significant follow-on funding to their initial investment round which more than doubles the company's seed funding, putting the total now at $5.2 million. The company, which has been largely in stealth mode, intends to publicly demonstrate their shared virtual reality environment for the first time today at the SVVR Meetup in Mountain View, CA. … Read the full article …