YouTube & National Geographic Team Up For VR Series

One of the benefits of using virtual reality (VR) is that due to the immersive nature of the technology, it helps the user feel like they are actually there, which is handy when it comes to games. We’ve all seen those videos of people freaking out while experiencing VR due to how real it feels.


Virtual Reality Used To Foster Empathy For Dying Patients

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for all kinds of things, education, entertainment, and now it also seems that it can be used to teach people about empathy. While it’s easy to sympathize with someone who might be dying, empathizing might be harder unless you have been in a similar situation yourself.


Google Releases ‘Age Of Sail’ Film In VR

Virtual reality (VR) is expected to be one of the futures of entertainment. Google themselves have been dabbling in the technology and to showcase how VR can be enjoyed, Google Spotlight Stories has since released a new film for VR called “Age of Sail”. The short is directed by Academy Award winner John Kahrs who also behind the popular Disney Paperman short.


Valve Could Be Making Their Own VR Headset

According to a report from UploadVR, it seems that Valve could be looking to develop its own virtual reality (VR) headset. This is according to leaked images of an alleged prototype that Valve has developed, along with UploadVR confirming with their own independent sources that such a device could be in the works.


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YouTube’s VR App Now Available On Oculus Go

One of the perks and upsides to watching videos in virtual reality (VR) is that it gives us a feeling like we’re actually there in person, and it allows us to look at the video from different angles and perspectives. If you do enjoy VR videos, then you might be interested to learn that YouTube has launched its VR app on the Oculus Go.


HTC VIVE Focus VR Headset For Enterprise

HTC has announced the HTC VIVE Focus VR headset for Enterprise in San Francisco.  We’re still at the event looking at VR demos, but we can talk about the hardware right now.


Oculus Video On Demand Offerings Have Been Shut Down

Watching movies in virtual reality (VR) is one of the uses of the technology, so it was no surprise that devices like the Oculus Rift had options to allow users to rent titles to watch using the headset. However according to a report from Variety, it appears that the feature has since been shut down.


Mitsubishi Eyes Virtual Reality As A Vehicle For Trading Stocks

#CEATEC2018 – When you watch TV shows or movies about stock trading, they usually show a room where there are tons of screens. This is because there is so much information to keep track of that multiple screens are necessary if traders hope to stay on top of the game. Of course such a setup wouldn’t really be realistic for home traders.


Woojer’s Ryg Haptic Vest Will Let You Feel Your Games

When we play games, we typically rely on two of our senses: sight and sound. However Woojer is hoping that touch will be part of our gaming experience as the company has since launched the Ryg haptic vest on Kickstarter, where it appears to have been a success and managed to shoot past its $50,000 goal in a few hours.


Apple Reportedly Acquired A Visual Effects Company Last Year

Apple acquires companies from time to time, as per their boilerplate statement they issue whenever such acquisitions come to light. However it seems that many missed an acquisition that took place nearly a year ago where it is now being reported that Apple had bought a visual effects company in December 2017.


Borderlands 2 VR Announced For PlayStation VR This December

If you’ve always felt that if there is one thing the Borderlands series is missing is virtual reality (VR), then you’re in luck because 2K Games and Gearbox Software have officially announced Borderlands 2 VR, which is essentially Borderlands 2 but playable in VR and will be launching for Sony’s PlayStation VR platform this December.


Standalone, Wireless Oculus Quest Headset Confirmed For Spring 2019

One of the problems of early iterations of virtual reality (VR) headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is that they required to be connected to a power PC and tethered with a wire. This severely limited its usefulness as it meant that mobility was not very possible, unless you had a huge room and very long cables.


Alaska Airlines Passengers Will Experience VR Movies On Select Flights

Alaska Airlines is going to offer an amped up in-flight entertainment experience to first class passengers on select flights. The airline will provide when with virtual reality movies which they will be able to experience in-flight. This is part of a pilot involving the SkyLights’ Allosky Cinematic VR headset on the airline’s Seattle-Boston and Boston-San Diego routes. Alaska points out that it’s the “first airline in North America to trial […]


Walmart Uses Oculus Go To Train Its Staff

Walmart started out as your traditional retailer, relying on its brick and mortar stores to sell its goods to customers. However over the years as technology started to afford shoppers different ways of shopping, we’ve seen Walmart start to adapt its operations accordingly, whether it be turning to companies like Uber and Lyft for deliveries, or adopting the use of machines in place of cashiers.