Posts Tagged: VR

Your Phone’s Next Superpower? Putting Awesome VR in Your Pocket

April 25, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

For all the attention lavished upon the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and Magic Leap, most people will experience the wonder of VR with the same device they use to send a text and summon a car. It’s all going to be on your phone. “While mobile VR may not trump PC-based VR gaming,” says Nick DiCarlo, Samsung’s head of immersive… Read more »

YouTube now offering support for 360-degree live streams and spatial audio

April 18, 2016   |   filed under Music, Participation, Technology, Video

YouTube will today begin supporting 360-degree live streaming on its service, confirming reports from earlier this year stating that such a feature was in development. One of the first videos to take advantage of this more immersive format will be this year’s live stream from music event Coachella, where select performances from the festival will now be live… Read more »

5 tough questions about Oculus Rift’s VR headset launch.

April 5, 2016   |   filed under Community, Cross-Platform, Participation, Technology, Video

Oculus Rift has made the future the present by launching it’s VR headsets but uncertainty about it’s own future looms overhead with HTC and Playstation headsets on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy, the distribution of power between the platforms and VR’s effect on our lives. It… Read more »

VR as a Social Tool – Not just an Escape

April 4, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

The world of VR is moving closer to integration into our own everyday, and although it may seem scary to a good deal of us, it’s not necessarily something to be afraid of. VR’s immersive potential is, of course, its most compelling feature. However, total immersion can also be isolating—not just for the person in the headset,… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in a VR Headset

March 7, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

These days, VR-capable hardware is everywhere. Tack-sharp displays, powerful processors, and versatile sensors are in everyone’s pockets. And to spur the next wave of immersive entertainment, VR directors and developers are creating the language of a new medium on the fly. Virtual reality is going to be awesome. Then it’s going to get even better…. Read more »

Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be

February 15, 2016   |   filed under Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Camera Drone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Cross-Platform, Interaction, Mobile, Participation, Products, Reviews, Technology, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality

The game is called Raw Data by virtual reality startup Survios. It’s perhaps the most advanced first person shooter in VR.  Built by a team that’s been together for five years and a company for three, it’s the culmination of all Survios’ research into how people want to play. Unlike most VR experiences today, it doesn’t feel… Read more »

Oculus wants to make it easy to get everything you need to dive into virtual reality

February 9, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Anticipatory Computing, Collaboration, New Media, Participation, Social Media, Streaming, Television, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, YouTube

Oculus-ready PC bundles from ASUS, Alienware and Dell, pre-sell for $1499 Next week. Consumers can pre-order the bundles from Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store starting next week. Anyone who has already pre-ordered a Rift can upgrade to get one of the PCs too and grab the discount using an offer code that will appear next week… Read more »

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Fashion Week?

December 7, 2015   |   filed under Advertising, Art, Branding, Camera Drone, Conversation, Culture, Festivals, Journalist, Live Stream, New Media, New York City, Photography, Uncategorized, Virtual Reality, YouTube

How you feel about virtual reality likely depends on a few factors. One, your history as a tech early adopter; two, your desire to spend even more time staring deeply into a screen; and three, whether you’ve been burned before (Google Glass, anyone?). But for the fashion industry, for whom technological advances mean the potential… Read more »

Inside The Void: An exclusive look at the future of virtual reality

December 4, 2015   |   filed under Equipment, Filmmaking, Game, Journalist, Participation, Products

In a remote part of Utah, a small team of engineers, designers, and enthusiasts are creating fun and innovative experiences that rival anything you’d see at Disney World or Universal Studios. The Void is a new age playground that seamlessly blends virtual reality experiences with physical environments, using effects like wind and water to make… Read more »