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

Sneak peak into the VR world of 2018

The concept of VR has been here for decades but it was in mid-2014 that the modern consumer VR era was kickstarted with the launch of Google Cardboard. The onslaught really began in November 2015 with the release of Samsung Gear VR. A year later, substantial growth was recorded in the industry with the launch of high-end Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. In every case, … Continue reading Sneak peak into the VR world of 2018

IKEA’s newest retail concept: VR experience

IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, is constantly trying new things—from rethinking co-living to launching pop-up restaurants. IKEA has already done some early work to embrace augmented reality in its brick-and-mortar stores with the launch of an AR app that lets users pick and place virtual furniture in their own space. Through a recent design collaboration with Wavemaker, the company is taking the next step … Continue reading IKEA’s newest retail concept: VR experience

Logitech brings keyboard into VR

Putting us inside a virtual reality world is a good start, but many companies who have invested in VR ignored the fact that we need to interact with the surroundings too. As we all know that usage of traditional physical controllers in virtual reality environment is quite complicated and usage of keyboards, especially in the same environment, is barely possible at all even for experienced … Continue reading Logitech brings keyboard into 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

Microsoft takes a middle ground in the “Virtual” race

Virtual reality has been doing rounds in the real world for long but since 2016, it seems to be the only thing on everybody’s mind. Even after the technological giants stepping in the virtual race, the technology has not been widely adopted and the reason for the same can be the considerably high costs of the available headsets. Microsoft is one of several tech companies … Continue reading Microsoft takes a middle ground in the “Virtual” race

Hollywood studios join the “virtual” race

After the announcement of Disney’s latest VR entry, the Power United VR, we can confidently say that Hollywood’s biggest studios are all betting on virtual reality, just that the degree of involvement varies. With the box office growing slowly and the pay-TV landscape in flux, studios feel like they can’t miss out on what could be a big part of the future of filmed entertainment. … Continue reading Hollywood studios join the “virtual” race