Virtual Reality
Facebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team  TechCrunch · 31 minutes
Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google’s entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware. Ryan Cairns comes aboard after 12 years at Google where... more
Researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The emergence of next generation virtual and augmented reality devices like the Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens has increased interest in using mixed reality to simulate training, enhance command and control, and... more
Ubiquity6 acquires AR music startup Wavy  TechCrunch · 2 hours
Today, Ubiquity6 has announced that it is acquiring Wavy, a small AR music startup founded last year. In a blog post, the Wavy team confirmed that they’ll be joining the Ubiquity6 team and won’t be continuing... more
The eye-tracking HTC Vive Pro Eye is a sign of VR to come - CNET  CNET · 8 hours
HTC Vive Pro Eye demos show the weird and very imminent future of eye-tracking tech. more
How we're designing musical instruments with the help of disabled musicians and VR  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Most new digital technologies tend to be designed with an able-bodied user in mind. The first desktop computers required fine motor skills... more
How the new VR screen could end the smartphone  TechCrunch · 22 hours
The only way to get more information from a smartphone screen is to bring the pixels closer to our eyes, with the device somehow mounted on our heads rather than... more
Instagram product designer creates nostalgic, tech-inspired AR effects for users  THE VERGE · 1 day
George Kedenburg is a product designer at Instagram whose cute, tech-inspired AR effects have caught on... more
VR gets reality check with significant decline in investment  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A few years ago, virtual reality was all the rage in Hollywood, helping to fuel the rise of Silicon Beach with the promise of reinventing the entertainment business. more
Time to step inside your DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) have developed technology that allows scientists to explore the complex 3-D structure of DNA in Virtual Reality. In a newly published pre-print, the team describes... more
CES 2019: Virtual reality shoes are exhausting to use  BBC · 2 days
A pair of shoes that allows owners to walk about in virtual reality worlds proves exhausting to use. more
For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die  TechCrunch · 2 days
The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. Let’s look at where we are today, where we’re heading tomorrow and some... more
Google, LG Uplus Partner to Invest in VR Content  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
LG Uplus on Friday said that it would set up a fund with Google to invest in VR content. more
UBC researchers develop climate change video game for classroom use  CBC · 4 days
A team of UBC researchers is creating a video game where Vancouver students experience the impact... more
CES 2019: Can VR hockey make you a smarter player? video - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Our resident hockey expert Jeff Bakalar checks out Sense Arena's hybrid Vive VR system designed to train hockey players who want to... more
Startups Weekly: Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams?  TechCrunch · 4 days
We explore the government shutdown's connection to tech IPOs, recount the demise of a well-funded AR project and introduce readers to an AI-enabled self-checkout shopping cart... more
Not just for kids: a leap for seniors at Vegas tech show  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With artificial intelligence to detect falls, virtual reality to combat isolation and "powered" clothing to assist the incapacitated, the tech world is stepping up... more
Retailers eye new tech, data to revive fortunes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With robots, augmented reality displays and other advanced technologies, traditional retailers are taking a cue from the online world to find new ways to connect and keep customers. more
Penn Jillette's magical advice for keeping healthy at CES: just give up - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The legendary magician talks weight loss, The Impossible Burger, and VR games with CNET. more
An AR glasses pioneer collapses  TechCrunch · 6 days
In the first days of 2017, Osterhout Design Group arrived up at CES with a two-story booth and huge promises. The startup’s founder, Ralph Osterhout, wanted to take the small San Francisco-based company even further past its military... more
VR needs more Disney-style magic like The Void - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The Void's location-based VR attractions blend imagineering and old-school magic concepts. And VR needs these types of experiences more than ever. more
VR needs more Disney-style magic like The Void from CES 2019 - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The Void's location-based VR attractions blend imagineering and old-school magic concepts. And VR needs these types of experiences more than ever. more
Holoride’s in-car VR solution is the best thing at CES 2019  TechCrunch · 6 days
After days of demos and announcements and miles of walking, I’m confident in declaring Holoride the best thing at this year’s CES. The designation of “The... more
CES 2019: Virtual Reality Loses Its Sheen as Buzz Fizzles  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Buzz over virtual reality has faded to a whisper. At the CES 2019 tech show in Las Vegas, the VR companies are subdued. more
Ralph Breaks VR, and we're right there with him at CES 2019 video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet takes on virtual reality, thanks to VR creators The Void. See how the... more
These slick new AR glasses project shockingly high-quality visuals  THE VERGE · 7 days
Like virtual reality before it, augmented reality is the newest, hyped-up technology ripped straight from science fiction that... more
Ralph Breaks VR, and we're right there with him video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet has gone virtual reality, thanks to VR creators The Void. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at how the attraction's Las... more
Magic and VR collide at CES 2019 with The Void video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Illusionist Curtis Hickman, founder of The Void, talks about making virtual-world attractions believable, including his latest project with Disney: Ralph Breaks VR. more
Penn Jillette talks weight loss, CES and VR video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The legendary magician gives his thoughts on how to keep weight off and a lot more. more
CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games - CNET  CNET · 1 week
VR, AR, gigantic keyboards that make zero sense whatsoever -- video games are changing, and these gadgets prove it. more
Sex toys all the buzz at Vegas tech show  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From the printing press and the VCR to virtual reality sex, adult entertainment has always been a major catalyst driving innovation and reshaping technology for the benefit of the porn... more
CES 2019: WayRay holographic windshield tech will grace the Genesis G80 video - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
We get a look at WayRay's 180-degree holographic augmented-reality windshield tech, which will be hitting the road soon in the... more
Dell Mobile Connect will bring your phone into VR  Windows Central · 1 week
Never worry about missing out in the real world again. On top of the exciting new hardware Dell announced at CES this year, there's also a super clever bit of... more
A little innovation goes a long way in HTC's new Vive Pro Eye VR headset  Windows Central · 1 week
This nearly invisible update to the Vive platform makes a huge difference. HTC announced two new additions to... more
Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, with slick consumer headsets... more
CES 2019: Nreal Launches 'Light' Mixed Reality Glasses, Raises $15 Million  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Nreal has launched the stylish Light mixed reality glasses at CES 2019 powered by Snapdragon 845 VR platform that will cost around $1,000. more
Use Oculus to train as a surgeon at CES 2019 video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This VR training program helps doctors learn to operate without dealing with cadavers. more
Use Oculus to train as a surgeon video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This VR training program is helping doctors learn to operate without dealing with cadavers. more
Whirlpool’s smart oven uses AR to assist your baking  THE VERGE · 1 week
Whirlpool’s new smart oven concept uses augmented reality to show you where to place your croissants and pizza.... more
CES 2019: Sci-fi gaming in Audi and Disney's in-car VR experience video - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Startup Holoride is developing new technology to let car passengers experience immersive virtual reality games and movies. A demo at... more
Take the State of the Developer Nation survey and enter to win prizes  Windows Central · 1 week
What will be the biggest development trends in 2019? The Developer Economics survey is back again in its sixteenth edition, and we... more
Virtual reality feels like a dream gathering dust - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Commentary: When I first laid eyes on the Oculus Rift in 2013, it felt like the future. Five years on, VR is a promise unfulfilled. What's taking so... more
eYs3D and Lucid are teaming to release a handheld 3D camera  TechCrunch · 1 week
Virtual reality is — as many have learned the hard way — nothing without content. There are a number of solutions on the market at present,... more
Scape Technologies raises $8M to let machines visually understand their surroundings  TechCrunch · 1 week
Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, is de-cloaking today to announce that it has raised $8 million in seed fund and launching the first iteration... more
HTC Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos Headsets Unveiled at CES 2019, Viveport Infinity Subscription Announced  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
HTC's Vive division at CES 2019 unveiled the Vive Pro Eye VR headset with eye-tracking technology, alongside the... more
Audi brings Disney VR to back seat  BBC · 1 week
The car maker worked with Disney to create a concept that reacts to the movements of the car a passenger is riding in. more
HTC announces a PC-powered VR headset called the Vive Cosmos  THE VERGE · 1 week
HTC has announced a new virtual reality headset called the Vive Cosmos. Based on a very... more
HTC Unveils Vive Pro Eye with integrated eye-tracking at CES 2019  Windows Central · 1 week
HTC unveiled the Vive Pro Eye at CES, a VR headset with eye tracking and foveated rendering Today at HTC's CES 2019 press conference, the company... more
New HTC VR headset incorporates eye-tracking video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
HTC reveals the Vive Pro Eye at CES 2019, which incorporates eye-tracking into the VR headset. more
HTC Vive Pro Eye tracks your eyes with pinpoint accuracy, no controllers needed video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
HTC's new VR headset leaves your hands free for more important things, like hitting virtual home... more
Vive Cosmos comes with lots of questions video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
We look at the new HTC VR headset, even if we aren't allowed to touch it. more
HTC’s next consumer virtual reality headset is the first PC VR hybrid  TechCrunch · 1 week
Vive has seemed to be devoting a lot of attention to the enterprise, but the company teased their new consumer VR headset called the... more
HTC teases VR headset for the masses in Vive Cosmos - CNET  CNET · 1 week
But HTC offered precious little detail on why anyone would want it. Or any real detail at all. more
HTC teases Vive Pro with embedded eye-tracking  TechCrunch · 1 week
HTC is giving its high-end enterprise-focused Vive Pro VR headset a feature bump in the next few months that’s focused on eye-tracking. The company has certainly been having some financial struggles recently, those issues... more
HTC Vive Cosmos is a new VR headset with inside-out tracking  Windows Central · 1 week
The Vive Cosmos will apparently be able to run on more than just a gaming PC. The VR world has been waiting anxiously for a new... more
Audi brings Disney VR to backseat  BBC · 1 week
The car maker worked with Disney to create a concept that reacts to the movements of the car a passenger is riding in. more
Rokid debuts Project Aurora computing interface  TechCrunch · 1 week
Augmented Reality has been a bit of a sleep at this year’s CES. It seems likely we’ll see a bit more on that front next month at Mobile World Congress. After all, smartphones are largely considered... more
I used VR in a car going 90mph and didn’t get sick  TechCrunch · 1 week
VR headsets make me queasy. I’m not alone. It’s a common complaint about virtual reality content but this startup might have solved the problem... more
This company wants to use augmented reality to help you garden at CES - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Simply called Connected Garden, this startup combines a plant sensor with a cool app for digitally mapping out... more
Audi spins out Holoride to put VR in every car  TechCrunch · 1 week
Audi has spun out a new company called Holoride that aims to bring a VR experience to the backseat of every car, no matter if it’s a Ford,... more
The backseat VR that moves with the car  BBC · 1 week
Audi has created a VR system that reacts to the actual movements of the car a passenger is riding in. more
Audi and Disney's new backseat entertainment  BBC · 1 week
Audi and Disney have created a VR system that reacts to the actual movements of the car a passenger is riding in. more
Whirlpool's high-tech oven uses augmented reality to help you cook - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A 27-inch transparent LCD on the door of this concept oven can show you what rack to use, zoom in on your food and... more
WayRay's augmented reality displays go beyond cars at CES 2019 - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
The company is displaying the tech in a Genesis G80, but the auto industry is just the beginning. more
Insta360 Titan is a basketball-sized eight-lens VR camera at CES 2019 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Making its debut at the trade show is Insta360's Titan, which packs Micro Four Thirds sensors and records video at up to... more
How to watch the HTC Vive VR CES press conference, and what to expect - CNET  CNET · 1 week
If you're looking for big news on virtual reality in Las Vegas, you've come to the... more
Startups Weekly: VCs celebrate the new year the only way they know how  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A dismal future for augmented reality businesses, VC subsidized vending machines and more this week in startup news. more
Knuckles EV3 overviews are live!  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Valve just released the second generation of its Valve Knuckles VR controllers. Here's everything you need to know. Valve's newest controllers are taking things in an interesting direction; they are immediately familiar but have quite a few new... more
HTC had a truly terrible 2018  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
If you think times are bad at Apple, spare a thought for HTC, the once king-of-hill phone maker that continues to struggle very badly. The Taiwanese smartphone company, which offloaded a portion of its business to... more
Pokemon Go creator Niantic captures $190M in funding - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The funding comes as the startup prepares to release a Harry Potter-themed AR game. more
Pokémon GO creator Niantic closes $190M funding round  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Mobile AR gaming startup Niantic has closed a $190 million round of funding according to newly-filed SEC docs. The filing comes after a WSJ report last month suggested the company was in... more
HTC Vive teases new VR products for CES 2019 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Will we see a new VR headset? VR peripherals? We'll find out soon. more
Daily Crunch: AR startups face an uneasy future in 2019  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am... more
Vuzix starts selling its AR smart glasses for $999  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
At CES, the consumer electronics industry’s biggest annual trade show, scores of products tend to get hyped up... more
Magic Leap and other AR startups have a rough 2019 ahead of them  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Very rarely does an early technology garner such an air of inevitability like AR has in the past few years. 2018 was... more
PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, PS VR Price in India Slashed After GST Rate Cut  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, and PlayStation VR (PS VR) price in India have been slashed with immediate effect, Sony India... more
PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, PS VR India Price Dropped After GST Rate Cut  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Sony India has informed retailers of a PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, and PlayStation VR (PS VR) India price drop following the GST... more
The Verge 2018 tech report card: AR and VR  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
What standard, exactly, am I supposed to be judging virtual and augmented reality against in 2018? Should I... more
FlixBus is testing VR on certain routes to Las Vegas  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
FlixBus, the low-cost tech-forward bus service out of Europe that launched in U.S. this year, has added a VR experience to some long-distance routes to and from Las... more
These affordable WMR accessories are sure to boost your VR experience  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Investing in Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is one of the cheapest ways to get into VR, and continuing with the trend, you might be looking to... more
A virtual reality experience of being inside an exploded star  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Cassiopeia A, the youngest known supernova remnant in the Milky Way, is the remains of a star that exploded almost 400 years ago. The star was approximately 15... more
The Future
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Time to step inside your DNA
UBC researchers develop climate change video game for classroom use
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Apple patent shows off immersive AR maps projected from iPhone
Augmented reality project now used in hospitals to address heart problems
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