Khaled Hosseini gives an emotional VR tribute to Alan Kurdi

In order to respect the second anniversary of the tragic death of Alan Kurdi, award winning novelist and UNHCR Goodwill ambassador Khaled Hosseini wrote a fictional letter called Sea Prayer in collaboration with The Guardian. Just in case you guys can’t recall Alan Kurdi, he was the little three-year-old boy who drowned and whose body was found washed up on a shore in Turkey after … Continue reading Khaled Hosseini gives an emotional VR tribute to Alan Kurdi

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

Delivery drivers use VR to hone skills

Earlier also we have spoken about how good a tool can virtual reality be for the training purposes and the delivery giant UPS seems to agree with us. UPS drivers preparing to get behind the wheel will soon be using virtual reality to do so. The company’s new VR training program will be rolling out next month at nine of the company’s training facilities, simulating … Continue reading Delivery drivers use VR to hone skills

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

Virtual Reality now eases out pain

Virtual reality is now helping to ease out Phantom Limb pain. For those who are new to the term, Phantom Limb pain refers to the degrees of pain which is felt in the area where a limb has been amputated. It is said that the successful treatment of the same is difficult and the treatment is usually determined based on the person’s level of pain, … Continue reading Virtual Reality now eases out pain

Now deliver babies in VR!

After making inroads into several industries, virtual reality has now reached the delivery rooms. For long, VR enthusiasts have been trying to tap the possibilities of VR being the primary tool of education in the healthcare sector and it looks like the dream has now turned into reality, or say virtual reality. The University of Newcastle in Australia has launched a new virtual reality project … Continue reading Now deliver babies in VR!

‘Carne y Arena’ turns virtual reality into an art form

Carne y Arena, a Spanish term which literally means flesh and sand though it is titled ‘Virtually Present, Physically Invisible’ in English, is the officially selected VR experience at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. According to the critics, it is definitely far more interesting, far more alive to the creative and responsive possibilities of the medium, than the rather unassertive VR experience from last year’s … Continue reading ‘Carne y Arena’ turns virtual reality into an art form

Adult VR content finds its way to hotel rooms

For long, people have been renting out erotic movies to watch in the privacy of their hotel rooms. But with the proliferation of Internet porn due to easy availability of tablets, laptops and mobile devices, hotels now seek ways to recoup revenue from the outdated television erotic services. Here again, VR comes to the rescue. Now, with virtual reality becoming more prevalent, one company is … Continue reading Adult VR content finds its way to hotel rooms

House of VR- The retreat for techies

With virtual reality becoming a popular source of entertainment, Toronto now has its own VR lounge. The House of VR, located in Queen West, is a lounge and event space set to be a retreat for techies in the city ready to experience the world of VR. Its licensed content has something for everyone, including popular VR games as well as VR experiences in art … Continue reading House of VR- The retreat for techies

Beat the heat with Virtual Reality water slides

What thrills us the most when we hear the word ‘Theme Parks’, is the cluster of some amazing and adventurous water slides. Swooning around them on a beautiful sunny day and with adventure filled in every minute is what makes a perfect holiday. But have you ever imagined that how would it feel to try something like that in VR? Well, now you can with … Continue reading Beat the heat with Virtual Reality water slides