VR

What's going on in the world of virtual and augmented reality? A little bit of everything. Here's to the virtual future.


  • BioflightVR Provides Realistic Training Simulations In AR and VR

    Conor Hockett - April 28th, 2017

    During his 10 seasons as a visual effects supervisor and producer on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Rik Shorten helped create the show’s “in-the-body look” that people came to associate with forensic animation and crime programs. ...

  • How Virtual Reality In Education Can Take Classrooms To The Next Level

    Shane Landry - March 27th, 2017

    Teachers see it all the time: the students are bored, fidgeting, and on the verge of mass attention span collapse. Glazed eyes, a conspicuous lack of questions, and the occasional cry for help in the form of an airborne wad of paper are more common i...

  • Light Field Technology Lets You Interact With Virtual Objects Up Close

    Conor Hockett - March 24th, 2017

    The “uncanny valley” effect describes the uneasiness some people feel when objects look remarkably human-like, but aren't actually human. While this concept usually applies to robots and dolls, our minds also perceive alternate realities ...

  • The Necessary Marriage Of Virtual Reality And Industry

    Shane Landry - March 20th, 2017

    The virtual reality industry is on a meteoric ascent. Consumer headsets are expanding in scope and capability, and companies are springing up to take advantage of the budding market for applications in entertainment. But VR is more than just a toy. ...

  • SeaWorld Aims To Improve Guest Experience Using Virtual Reality

    Conor Hockett - March 10th, 2017

    As SeaWorld transitions away from its popular live animal shows, the company will lean on virtual reality to help simulate guest interaction with orcas and other sea creatures. Starting this summer, SeaWorld Orlando will equip riders of its Kraken ro...

  • Skeptical Of Virtual Reality? Experience It Through A VR Simulator First

    Conor Hockett - March 9th, 2017

    If the past two major tech conferences showed us anything, it’s that virtual reality might be gaining some ground in the wearables market. Outside of a few high-profile watches like the Huawei Watch 2, there weren’t many traditional wear...

  • These Electronic Glasses For The Blind Are Straight Out Of The Future

    Conor Hockett - February 23rd, 2017

    It’s easy to take an innate gift like sight for granted, but many people don’t have that luxury. Simple tasks like reading, walking, and making coffee are often difficult, if not impossible, for the visually impaired. One company wants t...

  • Experience A New Digital Environment With These 5 Augmented Reality Games

    Conor Hockett - February 21st, 2017

    Pokémon Go’s widespread popularity brought a lot of attention to augmented reality in 2016, but lets face it — the thrill of catching ‘em all fades rather quickly. While other augmented reality games aren’t as mainstre...

  • Get Ready For Sansar, The Virtual Reality Evolution Of Second Life

    Shane Landry - February 20th, 2017

    Defy gravity, create a painting you can walk into, design architecture unbound by the laws of physics, and explore new worlds. While that might sound like science fiction, Sansar aspires to make it a reality — virtual reality, that is. The nex...

  • The Future Of Virtual Reality: Consumers Want Improved Content, Design

    Conor Hockett - February 15th, 2017

    Virtual reality consumers want improvements in content, usability, design, and accessibility above anything else from manufacturers, according to a new consumer sentiment report from the Consumer Technology Association. In response to findings from ...

  • How Trinity VR’s Pitching Simulator Might Change Baseball Forever

    Logan Strain - January 19th, 2017

    Because of his former job, Rahat Ahmed saw the virtual reality revolution a lot sooner than the rest of us did. Back in 2014, his position as a technology investor gave him a rare peek into the infancy of modern VR — and its transformative pote...

  • SkyLights Wants To Bring The Virtual Experience To Your Next Flight

    Conor Hockett - January 18th, 2017

    Whether you’re on a short flight between cities or a long-haul trip overseas, the constraints of an airplane eventually weigh on all passengers. Even those fortunate enough to sit in first class usually occupy their attention with some kind of ...

  • Interview: VR Porn Can’t Drive Mainstream Adoption Of Virtual Reality Alone

    Conor Hockett - January 10th, 2017

    When I slipped on Naughty America’s Samsung Gear VR, I still didn’t fully believe that I was about to watch VR porn. I was at CES, a hub of innovation, and I was being treated to a poolside scene with Nicole Aniston. It was a surreal exp...

  • Google And Huawei Partner To Create Daydream-Ready Phones And VR

    Conor Hockett - January 7th, 2017

    During Huawei’s keynote address at CES 2017, it was actually Google that made the biggest announcement. Amit Singh, Vice President of Business and Operations for augmented and virtual reality at Google, revealed that Huawei’s newest smar...

  • Interview: DAQRI’s Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Are A Revolution

    Rebecca Paredes - January 7th, 2017

    When we think about augmented reality, it’s always framed in the future. We wonder what problems AR will solve and what it will look like — but really, augmented reality glasses are already here. They aren’t hitting store shelves an...

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