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A selection of the latest VR news and blog posts.
Play for Tomorrow The success of Play for Today‘s The Flipside of Dominick Hide persuaded the strand’s producers that there was mileage in a spin-off series of science fiction plays.
And relax… Shropshire game designer's virtual reality project is a number one hit - with video A Shropshire games developer has launched his latest project in the world of virtual reality to unexpected chart success.
Community Download: What Do You Expect From Oculus Connect 5? Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. Alright folks, it's finally time for Oculus Connect 5!
GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of Creed: Rise To Glory For Rift Or Vive Creed: Rise To Glory releases tomorrow, September 25th, for PSVR, Rift, and Vive and we've got 10 Steam copies ready to hand out, for free, no strings attached. All you have to do is enter into our giveaway right here or down in the widget below. Winners will be randomly selected.
TC Sessions: AR/VR early-bird sale extended to Friday Early-bird ticket sales are extended till September 28 for TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR on October 18 at UCLA. Don't miss out on the biggest savings for this event - book your $99 tickets here. Students, get your tickets for just $45 when you book here.
Alaska Airlines Begins Offering VR Movies on Some Flights Passengers on the Seattle to Boston and Boston to San Diego routes will soon be able to try out the SkyLights Allosky Cinematic VR headset, which will provide access to a range of forward-facing 3D and 360-degree films.
China Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First 'VR Zoo' Guangzhou Zoo ditches its cages in favor of environmentally-friendly VR exhibits. Southern China isn't exactly known for its well-managed zoos. The populous nation has a history of poorly-funded animal exhibits that often fall well within the confines of animal cruelty.
Virtual reality experience replicates life as a child with hearing loss But a new virtual reality experience, designed to immerse users in a playground and classroom as a child with hearing loss, is helping to foster empathy in parents, teachers and other students. "They didn't think I could hear so little," eight-year-old Tyler Potaka said of his peers.
Krikey Launches Multiplayer AR Title Now the company are bringing the app to Android users, and are introducing new multiplayer functionality. Krikey's creators say that the app is built on AR Foundation, an SDK toolkit which incorporates both Apple's ARKit and Google's ARCore to provide advanced AR functionality.
Local company advancing virtual reality for medical training "Remote presence," he explains, "is the closest thing possible to being there. Essentially, we can make it affordable to allow any doctor, any student to remote in for consultation, and remote in to observe surgery, from anywhere in the world.
Alaska Airlines will make long flights more bearable with VR movies On Monday, Alaska Airlines announced that it will start carrying the Allosky VR headset as a form of in-flight entertainment for first class flyers. Alaska will begin piloting the program on its Seattle-Boston and Boston-San Diego routes. SkyLights' Allosky lets you watch 2D, 3D and 360-degree films in Full HD.
Oculus Connect 5: A Glimpse Of Facebook's Phase Two Starting Wednesday at 10 am Pacific I expect Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the team he's assembled to present phase two of his plan to deliver a mainstream spatial computing platform.
I spoke with the CEO of Sennheiser about audio, virtual reality and the notion of legacy Working as a technology journalist is a privilege that allows me to play with hardware that I could never afford to own. Last week, while I was in Montreal for the opening of Sennheiser's new Canadian office, for example, I was able to spend some quality time with the company's crazy $50,000 made-to-order HE 1 headphones.
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Google Announces 6DoF Controller Devkit, 'See-Through' Mode For Daydream Dual 6DoF motion controllers and a brand-new 'See-Through' AR mode make their way to the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The Lenovo Mirage Solo is a solid standalone VR headset.
3-D movies in the air? Alaska Airlines adds virtual reality to in-flight entertainment Alaska Airlines is adding virtual reality to its in-flight entertainment menu in an experiment aimed at recreating a movie theater experience at 35,000 feet.
Step Inside the World of Star Wars at Cinemark's New VR Experience Get ready to become a storm trooper. Sort of.
Pixvana's new virtual reality production software lets you edit VR content while wearing a headset Pixvana's VR editing software lets users edit VR content while wearing a headset. Seattle startup Pixvana today released the full version of its software platform SPIN Studio that helps virtual reality filmmakers edit, process, and deliver video at 8K resolution.
Coming to PlayStation VR This Week: Creed, Dark Eclipse & The Grand Museum VR Work up a sweat or learn some history in this week's releases.
The Mystery Continues With Some New Déraciné Gameplay Footage Gameplay footage captured at Tokyo Game Show displays some of what players can expect from Déraciné.
Dreams Might Make The Metaverse A Reality Sooner Than You Think We've played just a slither of Media Molecule's Dreams on a standard display, and its enough to solidify our belief that it's one of PSVR's most important games.
Google Creates Experimental 6DoF Controllers for Mirage Solo Last on the list of experimental features Google has been developing is the introduction to open any smartphone Android app on a Daydream device. This will allow owners to use their favourite videogames, tools and apps in VR.
New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details This week the folks behind Google's Daydream VR universe revealed they'd made a pair of new controllers. These controllers look something like a cross between their earliest Daydream controller and a PlayStation Move - or better yet, just a PSVR controller, but a tiny bit different.
HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Launches Today Starting from today, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro owners in the USA have the chance to free themselves from the tyranny of the tether by purchasing the newly launched Vive Wireless Adapter. The wireless era of VR has been long in coming, and many users have high hopes for how the untethered experience will improve things for VR users.
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