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‘VR On The Lot’ Gathers Industry Bigwigs For Virtual Reality Conference

With interest and demand for virtual reality gearing up in a big way across the industry, a two-day showcase of VR content is underway that will include major movie studios Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, NBCUniversal, and DreamWorks Animation. It will include tech launches, exhibitions and panels. The newly formed VR Society [...]

29 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|0 Comments

Virtual reality may look cool, but it will feel empty without community

It’s a great time to be in the virtual-reality business. While Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung and Google are investing billions in hardware, we’re experiencing a content gold rush. But many people making VR content today seem to think the endgame is creating an experience that fully conveys a place – a trip to Mars or the [...]

29 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|0 Comments

Daydream Labs: positive social experiences in VR

Robbie Tilton write on Google Blog: At Daydream Labs, we have experimented with social interactions in VR. Just like in real reality, people naturally want to share and connect with others in VR. As developers and designers, we are excited to build social experiences that are fun and easy to use—but it’s just as important [...]

28 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|1 Comment

FT Weekend: Hidden Cities

What is Hidden Cities? FT Weekend Hidden Cities uses our extensive global network of FT reporters to show you the places to drink, dine and explore the most influential cities across the globe, taking you beyond the conventional choices. FT journalists who know the cities intimately share their address books, alongside tips from experts and [...]

27 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|0 Comments

Is Mark Zuckerberg regrets having to spend $2 billion on Oculus ?

Everyone makes mistakes, and Mark Zuckerberg isn't afraid to admit some of his own, such as the late realization that virtual reality was worth investing in. In an interview with Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, Zuckerberg discussed Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus back in 2014, noting that having to spend that amount of money on a company [...]

27 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|0 Comments

The Modern Games

As the Rio Games begin, The New York Times transports you to some of the iconic Olympic moments, from Babe Didrikson's paradigm-shifting victories in 1932 to the nearly superhuman feats of gold medalists like Bob Beamon and Usain Bolt. The Times collaborated with The Mill, a visual effects and content creation studio, to transform archival [...]

26 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|0 Comments

Google Daydream VR will reportedly launch in ‘weeks’

Google is recruiting YouTube stars and other creators to build a catalog of exclusive material for its Daydream virtual reality platform, which will launch in "the coming weeks," says aBloomberg report. Sources have told Bloomberg that Google is funding 360-degree videos from YouTube celebrities like Justine Ezarik, known as iJustine, and is spending "hundreds of [...]

25 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|0 Comments

Leap Motion shows off Interaction Engine for their VR hand-tracking tech

VR makes the most sense when you don’t have to learn the controls and stuff just works. Today, Leap Motion dropped an early access beta version of their Interaction Engine which makes it easier for developers to build VR environments can manipulate sophisticatedly with their hands. In a blog post, the company calls the engine “a layer [...]

24 August, 2016|Categories: News agregator|0 Comments

NextVR and FOX Sports to Broadcast Bundesliga Opening Match Live in Virtual Reality

The 54th Season of the Bundesliga, Germany’s Premier Football Competition, Will Be Broadcast Live from Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – Continuing its relationship with FOX Sports, NextVR, the global leader in live virtual reality broadcast technology, will present the opening match of the 2016/2017 Bundesliga season in live virtual reality. Kicking [...]

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