World’s first 4K VR headset will soon be here!

iQiyi, the Baidu-owned video streaming service referred to as China’s version of Netflix is creating its own inroads into the virtual reality media business with the announcement of world’s first 4K VR headset with 8K panoramic video playback capabilities. The headset will apparently be known as VR II, and it’s scheduled to launch in may. Having previously partnered with Qualcomm on VR technology, iQiyi declared … Continue reading World’s first 4K VR headset will soon be here!

VR to improve empathy in domestic abusers

In a study, researchers from the University of Barcelona have shown that violent people have a lack of emotional recognition, but that a virtual experience improves their empathy. Although there are surveys which contend that violent people have difficulties in identifying emotions like fear or rage, there are some discrepancies due to the used methodology to determine empathy and ethical problems these studies present. Based … Continue reading VR to improve empathy in domestic abusers

oksusu Social VR is here to make virtual reality more fun

South Korean wireless telecommunications operator SK Telecom is no alien to virtual reality and 360-degree technology having showcased its live broadcast platform ‘360 adaptive VR Live Streaming Platform’ (360 VR Live) at Mobile World Congress 2017. And going by its latest announcement, the corporate is prepared to debut “social virtual reality” at its 2018 Mobile World Congress booth next week. The demos will run from … Continue reading oksusu Social VR is here to make virtual reality more fun

Here’s the future of the Olympic Games

At last year’s CES itself, Intel made its debut within the hardware VR race with a virtual reality headset of its own, named Project Alloy. Project Alloy was a wireless “merged reality” beta model that looked and felt kind of like a cordless Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Although the corporate decided to cancel the plans of shipping its own VR headset within the fourth … Continue reading Here’s the future of the Olympic Games

Live the detective life with L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Just in case you are unaware of the title, L.A. Noire is the crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles. But the twist is, now this takes place in stunning virtual reality. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files places you directly in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps as you solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real cases from 1947 … Continue reading Live the detective life with L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Here’s the new year’s VR gift from HTC

In our last post itself, we mentioned about a standalone VR headset from HTC. Well if not a standalone HMD, we finally have a premium high-res headgear and a wireless adapter. While the likes of LG, Samsung and Sony stole the spotlight at CES 2018, HTC sneaked in a surprise announcement of its own before the day was over. The announcement about the new Vive … Continue reading Here’s the new year’s VR gift from HTC

Future of banking is here, with VR

When you say “virtual reality,” most people think of immersive, interactive 3D video games — not banking. Banking, as a term is not fun. It’s complicated and boring, built on numbers and math — topics that would typically turn off you and me. But as we keep saying that virtual reality is going places, does it also have the potential to bring some excitement, energy … Continue reading Future of banking is here, with VR

Universal Music allies with Within

VR storytelling company Within has been going places ever since its inception as Vrse. Started by Chris Milk, the filmmaker whose previous projects included the famous ‘Wilderness Downtown’ interactive video for Arcade Fire, Within has been lately experimenting with different musical collaborators. They have already worked with The Chemical Brothers to create an immersive, web VR-based visual interpretation of the duo’s tune, “Under Neon Lights.” … Continue reading Universal Music allies with Within

Now browse the web in VR with Chrome

While being a superhero or flying into space might sound like more fun ways to make use of VR, virtual reality technology is here to also transform the way we experience everyday stuff – like watching movies or browsing the web. With its recent release, Google Inc.’s flagship browser Chrome on Android will now allow users who have the Google Daydream virtual reality headset to … Continue reading Now browse the web in VR with Chrome

Now VR will help us Fall in Love

“The 36 Questions That Lead To Love” based on work by the psychologist Arthur Aron is now not unknown to any. The New York Times caused quite a stir with it in 2015 and now, there is a VR experience based on the same. Oculus along with director Kevin Cornish recently launched an experiential virtual reality effort, Fall in Love VR. The main idea of … Continue reading Now VR will help us Fall in Love