Instruction By Design / Season 02 – Episode 13: VR/AR – Hype or Ripe?

In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Steven Crawford, Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, and Jinnette Senecal) define the terms virtual reality and augmented reality. They will also describe the history of virtual reality and augmented reality and discuss …

For a quick lesson on gene editing or blockchain, there’s Five Levels of Difficulty

Virtual reality. John Carmack, CTO of virtual reality development firm Oculus, the makers of the popular VR headset Oculus Rift, took the reins for Wired’s third Five Levels of Difficulty session, diving into a multi-level discussion of virtual reality and some of the nuances around its development.

Virtual Reality and Physical Trauma

How realistic is the trope that wounds received in a virtual reality (VR) transfer to our own? Examples: In the Matrix (movie) and Neuromancer (novel) cuts, scrapes, and bruises seemingly jump from immaterial to the material world. Virtual death Does this vary by VR type? Current VR technology doesn’t …

Warner Bros. Releases Tomb Raider VR – Lara’s Escape Prior To The Movie Launch

Users will be able to wield a bow and climbing axe to escape capture as you rappel, climb and zip-line to safety. This VR experience is available today on the Samsung Gear VR for free. There isn’t really any definitive answer if this will become available on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, or Oculus Rift.

Warner Bros. Releases Tomb Raider VR – Lara’s Escape Prior To The Movie Launch

Users will be able to wield a bow and climbing axe to escape capture as you rappel, climb and zip-line to safety. This VR experience is available today on the Samsung Gear VR for free. There isn’t really any definitive answer if this will become available on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, or Oculus Rift.

Island Time VR Is A Comical Take On The Typical Survival Simulator

I don’t know how much mileage you could get out of a game like this, but Island Time VR is set to release on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR later this year. The game will be on demonstration at SXSW in booth 2266 along with being demoed at this year’s upcoming GDC event in San …

LEGOLAND Is Opening Up Their First VR Roller Coaster Ride Called ‘The Great Lego Race’

LEGO has been one of those iconic brands that has thrived throughout the years. With their ability to capture the hearts and minds of millions of children worldwide, the company has expanded into many verticals outside of the toy category. They’ve teamed up with famous Hollywood studios to launch …

Asus HC102 Windows Mixed Reality headset ups the ante

The second-generation of modern VR hardware is upon us, but perhaps not in the form you were expecting. Windows Mixed Reality headsets are compatible with most of the same content as HTC’s Vive, but the newer WMR units are sporting slightly spiffed specs compared to the older set. One such …

Facebook makes it easier to share detailed 3D objects

Facebook isn’t shy about why it’s pushing these improvements. It has a vested interest in fostering as much VR-friendly material as it can, and that means encouraging people to share in 3D on a regular basis. The more you see in your News Feed, the more likely it is that you pick up an Oculus Rift to get …

Asus Announces HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Starting with the headset itself, the HC102 uses an around-the-head headband design that we’ve seen on other WMR headsets, such as those from Acer and HP. This design attempts to avoid discomfort that can be caused by headsets with over-the-head designs, such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.