Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles now rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China’s poorest provinces. Well, it might turn out to be profitable for Guiyang but for the rest of the world, it is definitely exciting for it is China’s first virtual reality theme park. The new VR park, named ‘Oriental Science Fiction Valley‘, … Continue reading China all set to make it big with VR Sci-Fi theme park!
VR has now crossed galaxies as Star Wars becomes the latest franchise to get the virtual reality treatment with its new computer-generated experience called Secrets of the Empire launching just in time for new movie The Last Jedi. Opening up at The Atrium in Westfield London shopping centre, Secrets of the Empire is dubbed as a “hyper-reality experience” by Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID. The … Continue reading Be the Stormtroopers and travel galaxies in 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ever since the opening of the famous Cyclone ride in 1927, roller coasters have been the most popular attraction in the amusement parks across the globe. They are considered to be one of the more approachable adrenaline rushes that most people enjoy. And adding more excitement to such roller coasters is virtual reality. SeaWorld Orlando has given its 17-year-old, famous floorless coaster an ultimate makeover; … Continue reading Dive deep into the sea with VR