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A selection of the latest VR news and blog posts.
Sling TV, ESPN, and Fox Now arrive on Oculus Go headsets Sling TV, ESPN, and Fox Now are now available on the Oculus Go virtual reality headset. You'll be able to watch the content inside of a virtual room, where it can be viewed on the equivalent of a large projector screen.
Dubai unveils first-ever VR training centre Dubai Municipality has launched a smart training centre, which offers hands-on training using the Virtual Reality Environment. The Smart Training Hub, supervised by the municipality's Geographic Information Systems Centre, is considered the first-of-a-kind in the Middle East for the city planning and engineering industry.
New £750,000 virtual reality suite opens at Telford College - watch the video It has been kitted out with the latest immersive virtual and augmented reality teaching aids and software packages, including a virtual reality 'cave' which can transport you into a learning or working environment anywhere in the world, recreating any climate, or environment.
AR Unicorn Blippar Dives Into Administration However, that $37 million pumped into its coffers by Candy Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, wasn't enough to save the struggling company which has announced it's now entering administration.
Are AR And VR On The Cusp Of Going Mainstream? Some brands are already using these technologies. For example, Chick-fil-A tested VR on its website around its "Eat Mor Chikin" slogan. As usual, the company used cows to spread its central message that people should eat more chicken.
Homburg & Partner advises VR Equitypartner and BIP Investment Partners on sale of LEUNA-Tenside Frankfurt-based private equity firm VR Equitypartner and BIP Investment Partners of Luxembourg have sold their jointly-held portfolio company LEUNA-Tenside to US firm Vantage Specialty Chemicals Holding Inc.
Valve Promotes Latest Knuckles Controller from Prototype to Dev Kit Valve this week revealed the newest version of their upcoming 'Knuckles' VR controllers which have graduated from the 'EV' prototype distinction to 'DV' dev kits. While Valve has yet to offer any indication of launch timing, the latest refinements suggest the final version is near at hand.
Sunrise Resources receives new shares in VR Resources following start of drilling at Junction project The shares were issued to Sunrise as part of a sale agreement with VRR signed last year, with another 250,000 shares due in the event VRR completes a 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for the project. Following the latest share issue, Sunrise now holds 100,000 shares in VRR.
Paris Hilton hosts high-tech holiday party featuring iRobot Santa, VR pods, and body-painted bots Rather than mix records herself, Hilton hired The Hills star Brody Jenner to spin tracks by Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, and the Rolling Stones. The perfume mogul lingered her iPhone camera on a violin-playing stilt walker straight out of Burning Man and a disco ball-masked dancer in a silver jumpsuit.
Virtual-Reality is Changed FOREVER!? Virtual Reality was something we all dreamed of growing up and never really thought would happen. When this dream became reality we all jumped out of our shoes. Until.We saw the price tag. …$159.00? Yeah. So the bubble popped for most of us early on.
Face Your Demons in VR Adventure Game A Fisherman's Tale, Launching 22 January 2019 With an all-new 360 degrees Story Video, Vertigo Games, Innerspace and ARTE today announce the mind-bending VR adventure game A Fisherman's Tale will launch on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality on 22 January 2019.
ESPN, Sling TV, FOX NOW Come To Oculus Go's Virtual TV App A new update to Oculus TV adds ESPN, Sling TV, and FOX NOW. Oculus TV is an app on the Oculus Go standalone VR headset which provides a virtual TV. All 3 new services are USA-only.
Virtual Reality Gets Real Gimmicky Looking to move the sales needle during the holiday buying season, Facebook-owned Oculus has brought a trio of video streaming apps to its relatively new standalone virtual reality headset, the Oculus Go. Sling TV gets honors as the first virtual MVPD to add the Oculus Go to its range of supported platforms.
Oculus Rift & Oculus Go Are $349 And $179 Again, This Time For Christmas Facebook is repeating their Black Friday sale on the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go for Christmas. The Oculus Go is on sale for $179 and Oculus Rift is $349. Facebook is calling the offer the "Last-minute Sale". It lasts until the 23rd of December, except for in the UK where it lasts until 30th.
New Firewall Zero Hour Map Coming Dec. 18 For Free Tomorrow, on December 18th, 2018, First Contact Entertainment are releasing a new map for all Firewall Zero Hour players free of charge. The new location is called Containment and takes place in a medical research facility that looks like the type of place where a zombie outbreak might start - but don't worry, no zombies in this game yet.
Sling TV, ESPN, and FOX NOW Streaming Come to Oculus Go Oculus Go today got a slew of new TV streaming services integrated into the Oculus TV app. Oculus TV is a hub for viewing 'flat' TV content from various providers in a virtual theater. Now Sling TV, ESPN, and FOX NOW have joined the mix, letting you watch a range of new live and on-demand content.
Livestream Schedule For Week Of 12/17/18: Borderlands, Firewall, and More! Did you know we stream games over on Twitch? We're getting into a rhythm that will allow us to stream VR games each and every weekday and we're having a lot of fun doing it. We've moved all of our VR game streams to Twitch and want you to help us build a community.
AI-Therapist Helps Alleviate Hot Flashes In VR VRHealth's non-pharmaceutical VR experience arrives on the Oculus Go January 2019. Nearly 75% of women age 51 and above suffer from symptoms such as hot flashes, depression, anxiety, night sweats, insomnia, and loss of sexual drive as a direct result of menopause.
Rollercoaster Tycoon Joyride Review: Limited VR Thrills Despite my appreciation for their architecture and my love of other less intense parts of theme parks, I've never been able to get on a coaster without it devolving into an exercise in how tightly I can shut my eyes and how much I can renew my faith in a deity to make the ride stop.
New study will use VR headsets to pinpoint individuals at risk of Alzheimer’s A new study to be lead by a neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. will utilize virtual reality headsets to pinpoint individuals who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent online report by The Observer.
Palmer Luckey's Modified Oculus Go: Larger Battery And Fewer God Rays Oculus founder Palmer Luckey modified an Oculus Go VR headset to improve the weight distribution, increase the battery life, and allow for battery swapping. He also changed its "mainstream-friendly gray" to a matte black. He posted a list of instructions for this modification on his personal blog.
Firefighters Are Using the Latest AR Tech to Save Lives The fire department is leveraging DJI's drones alongside Epson Moverio AR Smart Glasses to save lives. The Moverio glasses provide the user with a first-person view in its transparent display, directly from the built-in camera on the drone.
Valve Shipping New Knuckles Controller Developer Kits 'In Quantity' Valve is moving beyond evaluation prototypes of its Knuckles tracked handheld controllers and onto developer kits "with improvements to cap sense, trigger feel, and more." The new controllers have been in development for some time from privately-owned Valve, which is based in Bellevue, Washington.
Sling TV Arrives On The Oculus Go The over-the-top internet tv service brings multichannel video programming to VR. For cord-cutters who prefer an à la carte TV model, but still find themselves craving a multichannel video programming experience, Sling TV, Dish Networks over-the-top internet television service, has become an extremely popular option.
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