Nile 360

Posted Posted in 360 Media, Virtual Reality

Viewers will be swept down the Nile and transported through Khartoum’s cafés in a BBC Virtual Reality documentary series which provides a glimpse into the future of news reporting. Presented by Alastair Leithead, BBC Africa Correspondent, the two-part series was filmed using technological advances which only became available over the past months. More…

CNN in VR

Posted Posted in Virtual Reality

CNN partnered with interactive entertainment company Magnopus, the company behind the Coco VR experience, to launch a VR app for its virtual reality news stories on the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift version of the CNNVR app will have 360-degree 4K content with a news ticker at the bottom, and will launch with 100 videos […]

Skyrim in VR

Posted Posted in Virtual Reality

Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls Five is coming out on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Microsoft Mixed Reality headset on April 3rd. Skyrim VR for SteamVR contains the entire Skyrim experience, the base game plus the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn expansions. Get ready to explore this epic world front and center. More…

Google Light Fields

Posted Posted in Virtual Reality

Google has begun experimenting with using light field photography to capture more realistic virtual reality scenes. Their new demo app, “Light Fields” was released on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets to show off what the company’s VR team has captured. The app is free on Steam. More…

Brain Controlled VR

Posted Posted in Virtual Reality

Positivity Moves The World brings brain-controlled interface technology to the GearVR via a headband. This hands-free method of control utilizes advanced brain-wave tracking technology to allow users to alter and influence their experiences with just their thoughts. More…

Testing VR for Empathy

Posted Posted in Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality be used to develop empathy and compassion? A new case study on how VR affects the brain suggests immersive story could one day be an effective therapy tool. With the help of the MO Innovation Center and the Neuromeditation Institute, StoryUP, and Dr. Jeff Tarrant, creatives and journalists study the kinds of […]

Sports, Media, and Tech Event

Posted Posted in Virtual Reality

As reality-warping technology continues to innovate the way we interact with our world, the way we view the future of sports will be greatly changed. This 8:00 am to 1:00 pm event will explore the different opportunities this new media will provide a range of presentations, pitches, and discussion with leaders from across the industry. […]

Magic Leap First Edition

Posted Posted in Mixed Reality

After 7 years of innovation, the first Magic Leap headset is unveiled. While the physical headset is not yet available, we can see the design and get in-depth details about what will go inside of the headset. The Creator Portal will also be available, allowing developers to start making software for this new and exciting […]

VR on the Go!

Posted Posted in Virtual Reality

Experience VR without a PC or a phone! This no wires attached Oculus innovation is coming out in 2018. With a price point of $199, a new breathable design, and their “best lenses yet,” this system supports up to 1000 games, social apps, 360 experiences, and more. More…