Virtual Reality
Immigrant founders, smartphone growth, SEO tactics, SoftBank’s financials, and AR tech  TechCrunch · 18 hours
How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups Our European correspondent Natasha Lomas spent the past few weeks investigating what’s been happening to immigrant founders and... more
Minecraft Earth, Microsoft's new mobile AR game, could be HUGE  Windows Central · 2 days
We caught a glimpse at Microsoft's upcoming AR game "Minecraft Earth" and came away stunned. Augmented reality (AR) in mobile gaming has nowhere near reached its peak, but... more
Magic Leap buys Belgian startup building hologram teleconferencing software  TechCrunch · 2 days
Princess Leia’s hologram message to Obi-Wan is getting closer to reality, at least augmented reality. Magic Leap announced yesterday that they’ve agreed to acquire Belgian startup Mimesys. The team has... more
Sharp’s dual-notch phone and General Mobile GM 9 Plus gain ARCore compatibility  9to5Google · 2 days
Whether you want to get up close and personal with your favorite Pokémon, dance along with Childish Gambino, or learn more about the human... more
'Minecraft Earth' revealed: A look at Microsoft's ambitious AR mobile game  Windows Central · 2 days
We caught a glimpse at Microsoft's upcoming AR game "Minecraft Earth" and came away stunned. Augmented reality (AR) in mobile gaming has nowhere near reached its... more
Minecraft Earth release date, location availability, early access beta  Windows Central · 2 days
Minecraft Earth has been revealed! But when will you be able to get your hands on it? Minecraft Earth is official. Microsoft's upcoming augmented reality (AR) game looks like Pokemon... more
How gameplay works in Minecraft Earth  Windows Central · 2 days
Minecraft Earth is an upcoming Pokemon Go-like game from Microsoft, but it's also much more than that. Minecraft Earth has finally been revealed! Formerly codenamed "Genoa," Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play augmented reality (AR) game... more
Minecraft Earth: How monetization works (and doesn't)  Windows Central · 2 days
Microsoft talked about how monetization will work in the free-to-play Minecraft Earth. Here's what we know so far. Microsoft just unveiled Minecraft Earth, bringing the augmented reality (AR) world of Pokemon Go and combining... more
Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm  TechCrunch · 2 days
When your game tops a hundred million players, your thoughts naturally turn to doubling that number. That's the case with the creators, or rather... more
Minecraft Earth: Minecraft's answer to Pokemon Go  BBC · 2 days
Newsbeat is one of the first to get a look at the newly announced Minecraft augmented reality game more
New Minecraft game aims to build on Pokemon Go success  Sky News · 2 days
A new Minecraft game is coming out for mobiles that uses augmented reality to put virtual creations in the real world. more
Google is launching YouTube on the Oculus Quest  THE VERGE · 3 days
Google will bring YouTube to Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headset when it ships on May 21st. Like existing versions... more
YouTube VR will be on Oculus Quest at launch, boosting its content - CNET  CNET · 3 days
For a world still largely unfamiliar with virtual reality, YouTube is one of the most recognizable names available on the... more
YouTube VR will be available for Oculus Quest in time for launch  9to5Google · 3 days
Next week sees the official consumer launch of the Oculus Quest VR headset, and content is actively being prepared for the new platform. Today,... more
VR helps hospice patients break free from their isolation - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Seniors in hospice care can visit Europe or swim with dolphins thanks to virtual reality. more
Bucket lists get checked off in VR video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Virtual reality is helping hospice patients visit old memories and explore new places. more
These great Oculus Rift S accessories cost no more than $20  Windows Central · 3 days
The Oculus Rift S brings some noticeable changes over the original Oculus Rift, though one thing is sure to remain the same: the VR experience can... more
Medical News Today: Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia  MNT · 3 days
According to a recent study, virtual reality might provide a useful tool for treating dementia. Among other things, it may help improve... more
Reality Check: The marvel of computer vision technology in today’s camera-based AR systems  TechCrunch · 4 days
Augmented reality has the potential to instill awe and wonder in us just as magic would. For the very first time in... more
Apple CEO Tim Cook Promotes New Statue of Liberty Augmented Reality App  MacRumors · 5 days
Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon encouraged his Twitter followers to check out the new Statue of Liberty augmented reality app for iOS, which... more
Battlewake for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive: Everything you need to know  Windows Central · 5 days
It's a pirate's life for all of us coming to virtual reality this summer! Survios, the creators of Creed: Rise to Glory, is coming... more
VR’s most popular game is getting more features (and more expensive)  TechCrunch · 5 days
VR’s most hyped game is getting a price bump later this month as it expands the amount of headsets that it’s playable on. We did a... more
Beat Saber leaves Steam Early Access on May 21, gets level editor  Windows Central · 5 days
Beat Saber is about to get a proper release. Over the past few years, virtual reality rhythm games have become incredibly popular. While experiences... more
AR display-maker DigiLens lands $50 million from Samsung, Niantic  TechCrunch · 5 days
The broader AR market is made up of a lot of hype and excitement, but fundamentally it’s all based around the promise that waveguide displays can continue to stay wafer-thin... more
Apple's newest AR app lets you visit the Statue of Liberty anywhere - CNET  CNET · 5 days
A new app for the Statue of Liberty museum includes a crazily-detailed Liberty model, and immersive audio tours if you're... more
The Walking Dead: Onslaught allows you to slice VR zombies in creative ways  Windows Central · 5 days
The Walking Dead: Onslaught features visceral combat! The Walking Dead is an incredibly popular franchise, and AMC wants to provide new experiences... more
The Statue of Liberty gets an AR app to celebrate its new museum  TechCrunch · 5 days
This week, the new $100 million Statue of Liberty Museum opens in the shadow of one of America’s most iconic landmarks. The... more
Apple's newest AR app lets you visit the State of Liberty anywhere - CNET  CNET · 5 days
A new app for the Statue of Liberty museum includes a crazily-detailed Liberty model, and immersive audio tours if you're... more
We're giving away TWO Oculus Quest VR gaming headsets! Enter HERE:  Windows Central · 5 days
Oculus Quest bridges the gap between Oculus Rift and Oculus Go. This is a VR headset with inside-out tracking, requiring no external sensors, much like the... more
Conjuring designs from thin air in a virtual world  BBC · 6 days
How virtual reality tech is finally beginning to fulfil its potential for business. more
Caught between criminals and cops  MIT · 6 days
Using virtual reality, doctoral candidate Andrew Miller gauges citizens' faith in law enforcement in the face of gang violence. more
Google I/O recap, AR for your feet video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Today's major tech stories include all the news from Google I/O, a US senator who wants to ban loot boxes in games, and Nike's AR for your feet. more
What systems do the Valve Index controllers work on?  Windows Central · 1 week
Best Answer: Yes, you can use the Index controllers with any headset that uses the Valve tracking technology (1.0 or 2.0). First-gen VR: Vive ($499 at Amazon) Cutting-edge VR: Valve... more
Facebook's Oculus VR leader Hugo Barra is stepping down - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The head of Facebook's virtual reality headset division says he's staying at Facebook, moving on to focus on partnerships. Longtime Facebooker Erick Tseng will be taking... more
Facebook VR VP Hugo Barra is being replaced  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook’s VP of VR product Hugo Barra is out after some leadership changes at the top of the Oculus organization. He’ll be stepping down into a new role leading global AR/VR partnerships,... more
See You Yesterday is Back to the Future with sharp social commentary  THE VERGE · 1 week
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2019... more
VR can improve quality of life for people with dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Virtual reality (VR) technology could vastly improve the quality of life for people with dementia by helping to recall past memories, reduce aggression and improve interactions with caregivers,... more
How Beat Saber beat the odds  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Virtual reality is the ultimate money pit. Tech giants are selling low-margin hardware on which users play software that was funded by those same companies. This strategy seems to continue year after year without a hockey... more
Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Florida Apple Store and Meets WWDC Scholar  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Apple CEO Tim Cook today visited the Mall at Millenia Apple Store in Orlando, Florida, where he met up with 16-year-old Liam Rosenfeld, one... more
Google’s new Pixel phones won’t support Daydream VR  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The new Google Pixel 3A phone won’t support Daydream — Android’s built-in, but increasingly forgotten, virtual reality platform. Google confirmed... more
Google’s AR walking directions come to Pixel phones today  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Google is releasing its augmented reality walking directions today — but only for Pixel phones. At today’s I/O... more
Google’s big VR news is that there is no VR news  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Google seems to be waking up from its VR daydream. The company’s ambitious plans to leverage the smartphones that people already own to power VR experiences... more
Google Maps AR directions rolls out today on Pixel phones  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
One of the more bizarre, yet intriguing, demos from last year’s Google I/O is now available for real users. AR walking directions in Google Maps is finally rolling... more
Google won't release an Oculus Quest VR competitor anytime soon - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Exclusive: Google's head of VR and AR points to the current phase as services, with "deep R&D" more
Google is adding augmented reality to search  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Google is adding 3D augmented reality models to its search results — so you can check out a pair of shoes in... more
Google brings augmented reality to Search  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced that it is bringing the camera — and augmented reality – to Google Search. As the company demonstrated, you could search for something like “great white shark” and... more
Google I/O 2019: Search to Get AR Results, Lens Coming to Google Go, and More  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google Search and Google Lens announcements were made at the Google I/O 2019 keynote on Tuesday. more
Tribeca Film Fest's VR, AR ranged from creepy to cute video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
From The 3:59 show: The Tribeca Film Festival's program of immersive projects is a milemarker for how much VR and other formats... more
Microsoft just teased a slick new Minecraft AR game for your phone  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft has started to tease what appears to be a new Minecraft game for mobile devices. The software giant used a video at the... more
HoloLens 2: Avatars reach out and touch video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Microsoft's HoloLens 2 AR system will allow avatars and holograms to interact in meetings of the future. more
Minecraft mobile AR game teased, full reveal coming May 17  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Minecraft may be getting the Pokémon Go treatment. Minecraft is one of the biggest games out there with a presence on virtually every platform, so it was only... more
How Tribeca's VR award winner The Key made magic out of metaphor - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Key, a heavily metaphorical take on the refugee experience in virtual reality, was one of Tribeca's breakout successes. Here's... more
New trailers: Sonic the Hedgehog, Veronica Mars, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Some weeks Netflix drives me a little nuts trying to find something worth watching, and other weeks it releases something as stunningly smart as... more
Tribeca Film Fest's VR mascot was a creepy living doll - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
At Tribeca Immersive, we tried all the VR, AR and everything in between. Here's what to keep your eye on. more
Spotify doubles Apple Music members, Google offers autodelete feature video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
This week's major tech headlines included Spotify's userbase doubling that of Apple Music, preorders going live for Valve's Index VR headset and a new... more
‘The Key’, a VR story about dreams and refugees, wins Storyscapes prize at Tribeca  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
“The Key,” a surreal story with a real-world political message, has won the Storyscapes award at this year’s Tribeca Film... more
The Future
Microsoft chasing Pokémon GO’s AR success with ‘Minecraft Earth’ for iOS and Android
YouTube VR will be on Oculus Quest at launch, boosting its content - CNET
This robot hits you in real life when you get hit in VR
YouTube VR will be available for Oculus Quest in time for launch
Official Statue of Liberty app offers AR views, including a view no-one has seen since 1916
Virtual reality project gauges citizens' faith in law enforcement in the face of gang violence
Nike Fit uses AR to help shoppers find just the right size shoe
Google Maps’ AR fox is not ready for real world navigation
See You Yesterday is Back to the Future with sharp social commentary
Yesterday imagines a world without the Beatles — but can’t decide whether they mattered
This software developer is using AI to imagine a more natural, car-free world
Microsoft Teases Minecraft AR Game at Build 2019, to Rival Pokemon Go
Gadgets 360
New trailers: Sonic the Hedgehog, Veronica Mars, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite iPhone and Android AR game available, but only in two countries
Childish Gambino AR app exclusive to Coachella 2019 & Pixel 3 now available for Android