Wendy Wise on developing for virtual reality and augmented reality

On the distinction between virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), Wise says that in VR, “the virtual world is painted completely over everything and it obscures your eyes completely from the outside world. In AR, you have a view of the real world, with computer-aided content laid on top of that, …

BBC’s first VR game puts Dr Who fans in control of the TARDIS

The BBC’s first virtual reality (VR) game will allow Dr Who fans to pilot the TARDIS through a time vortex, while avoiding obstacles from the past and future. Essentially riffing on the open credit sequence of the BBC’s hit sci-fi series, Time Vortex VR works on all manner of VR headsets from the high-end …

Baidu pulls virtual girlfriend from VR product after sexism concerns

Baidu, one of China’s biggest technology companies, has pulled a female digital assistant from its virtual reality (VR) headset after a US media report raised concerns that the product promoted disrespect towards women. Baidu referred a query to iQiyi, its video unit that embedded the virtual assistant in …

VR Shinecon virtual reality glasses

Seller Says. -Preloved superb well kept condition virtual reality glasses. -Free Bluetooth controller. -Only used twice. -Reason to sell: Not really in use. -Negotiable.

Virtual Reality Can Help Convict Nazi War Criminals

Now a new documentary film explores how the same 3D computer model of Auschwitz can be viewed through virtual reality headsets in future court cases involving the last surviving Nazi war criminals. The virtual reality version of Auschwitz has not yet b…

Virtual reality rebuilds ancient Cypriot capital

Virtual reality rebuilds ancient Cypriot capital. Embargoed until: Publicly released: Thu 14 Dec 2017 at 1400 AEDT | 1600 NZDT 2017-12-14 14:00. Virtual reality technology has paired up with 20 years of excavation by University of Sydney archaeologists to recreate the centrepiece of Cyprus’ ancient …

NYX Professional Makeup & Samsung Launch New Gear VR Experience

This week the cosmetics store chain NYX Professional Makeup announced it has partnered with Samsung in an attempt to combine the benefits of virtual reality (VR) with the makeup sector of the retail industry. The two are looking to achieve this by the launch of a new ‘experience’ for the Samsung Gear VR where NYX […]

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Intel’s VR chief expects virtual reality to divide into multiple gadgets and markets

Venture Beat reports: “Virtual reality hasn’t taken off in a big way with consumers, but Intel believes in its potential. It’s not clear just yet what will be VR’s biggest hit, but the platform will produce a huge amount of data that will have to be processed in the cloud using Intel infrastructure, said Frank Soqui, …

MaxWhere: VR Spaces for Collaborative Knowledge Construction

Virtual Reality is a computing paradigm that promises to radically change the way we interact with the digital world. However, I believe there are a few misconceptions about VR that need to be cleared up before it can deliver on this promise. In this seminar, I will first talk about what I call the ‘reality …

CU Denver partners with Opera Colorado for virtual reality experience

It runs through May 2018, allowing thousands of DPAC arts-goers to stop in, put on a virtual reality headset and step into the world of an opera performer. “Many people are unaware of the thousands of hours that go into mounting an opera, and the work of dozens of behind-the-scenes players in addition …