The Latest in Virtual Reality

Attendees at the NABShow event in Las Vegas had the opportunity to try out the immersive virtual reality (VR) pods supplied by Intel and Positron, which were showing how VR can be enhanced by involving senses other than sight in the process. The Positron Voyager pods resembled a half egg shape, in which the user sits with their feet dangling in the air. The pod can move through 360 degrees and pitch forward or side to More >>
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
As the virtual reality (VR) industry develops, more jobs and careers are opening up in that sector. Programmers and engineers are always in demand, but there are opportunities available for designers, artists and animators, too. For anyone who is looking for a change in careers or further advancement, maybe something here might be perfect for you. Location Company Role Link McKinney, Texas Playful Senior Producer Click here to apply McKinney, Texas Playful Senior Game Designer Click here to apply McKinney, Texas Playful Technical Designer Click here to apply McKinney, Texas Playful Contract Social Media More >>
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
The annual GSMA Girls' Day was celebrated this year by inviting schoolgirls to Telefonica's start-up accelerator in London, where they were given the chance to work on their own virtual reality (VR) experience. The girls were aged between 12-13 and studied at The Bridge Academy. Along with creating a new VR experience, the girls were also given talks from industry figures who spoke of the opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The girls More >>
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Tech manufacturer Acer are one or the firms that Microsoft has partnered with to create its new line of virtual reality head-mounted displays (HMDs) for its Windows 10 operating system. Acer are one of the first to have a prototype of their headset ready for testing. Microsoft claim that one of the top reasons for returns of VR headsets to Microsoft Stores is due to the complexity of the set up, multiple cameras, trackers and wires More >>
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg recently posted the 360 film Step to the Line on his Facebook page, which highlights the challenges of living with the criminal justice system in the US, on both sides of the prison wall. The short documentary is an emotionally powerful 360 degree video production, funded by Oculus' VR for Good initiative. Created and directed by Brazilian filmmaker Ricardo Laganaro, Step to the Line was shot in a California maximum security prison, using a More >>
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Artist Anna Zhilyaeva recently created an ‘augmented reality painting' for her YouTube channel, ‘Anna's dream brush', which is dedicated to VR-based art. The work combines mixed-reality footage using VR software Tilt Brush with a real painting on canvas. “I was so amazed by Tilt Brush textures similarity with real paint that I decided to extend my traditional paintings in virtual reality”, writes about the video (heading this article). Using a green screen capture to generate a More >>
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
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In a recent interview, Roy Taylor, Corporate VP and Head of Alliances at Radeon Technologies discussed what he thought the future might hold for AMD and for virtual reality (VR) in general. Taylor was speaking to TechRadar about the recent acquisition of Nitero, a company specialising in wireless VR solutions. Many analysts believe that development of non-tethered VR technologies is vital for VR to progress, Taylor agreed, saying: “It's very exciting, and the wireless technology can More >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Google's virtual reality (VR) painting app Tilt Brush recently received a large update that introduced a number of new features. In addition Google are introducing a social website where Tilt Brush users can share their masterpieces. The recent update added the ability to change the lighting scheme, which allows Tilt Brush users to change the colour, intensity and position of light sources. A new environment panel was also added to allow a scenes skybox and fog More >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
It's the weekend again, and what better way to relax than by taking in the news on what has happened this week in the wide world of virtual reality (VR) sports in the past seven days? This week, Hockey and Basketball are increasingly making use of VR for training, and VR is encouraging people to work out more. Washington Sports Teams Using Oculus Rift for Training Businessman Ted Leonsis is the owner of three sports teams bashed More >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) as an industry has developed rapidly over the course of the past couple of years, with new hardware, software, videogames and experiences being announced almost hourly, the race to keep up with the rapid technological development is on. For the Vive Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRCA) looking to the future s exactly what they are there to do. A reporter from Engadget attended a meeting of the VRCA to see what new More >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

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