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Facebook Shutting Down its Virtual Reality Studio

Two years ago, Occulus launched its Story Studio to create cutting-edge VR films. The Studio created titles such as Lost, Henry, and Dear Angelica, one of which even received an Emmy award. However, in a blog post earlier today Facebook announced that it will be shutting down Story Studio, and shift its focus on external development. Penned by Jason Rubin […]

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The Hardlight Suit Lets You Feel in Virtual Reality

It is time to take your VR experience to the next level with this haptic body suit. Using 16 feedback zones the suit covers every single muscle above your torso. Connect the suit via a USB compositor to your computer, fire up the Vive or the Rift, download a compatible game and you are ready […]

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Occulus Replaces Head of Computer Vision Post Underage Sex Sting

Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Occulus – a Facebook subsidiary – was arrested in Seattle as a result of an undercover sting operation. Katz is accused of soliciting sex from a 15 year old girl who was actually an undercover officer. In response, Occulus has relieved Katz from his position and replaced […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Potential Impact of Virtual Reality on the Human Brain

Using a virtual reality headset can have some nasty consequences for consumers’ mental and physical health. Getting injured while moving around in VR or experiencing motion sickness are just a few of the potential outcomes. There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the long-term effects VR has on our brains as well. Virtual […]

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Leafly’s VR Challenge – Smoke Marijuana and Play VR

Founded in 2010, Leafly is the biggest database for descriptions and pictures of cannabis strains. It rankes as number #1393 by United States traffic, it receives over 6 million monthly visitors and 31 million pageviews. In order to stay with the trend and generate some hype, Leafly decided to host the High Five Virtual Reality Challenge. […]

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Eye Tracking for the HTC Vive will be Available for $220 in May

Eye tracking adds an extra dimension to one’s VR experience. According to a recent announcement, the HTC Vive will receive a plug and play upgrade which will introduce Eye tracking to the headset. According to UploadVR, the kit priced at $220 will first start shipping in China in May. What is quite interesting about this new […]

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Anyone can Play Nintendo Switch Games in VR as of Right now!

Ever since the Nintendo Switch console was launched, there has been a lot of initial excitement. However, it seems the overall hype has started to calm down quite a bit. That may be about to change very soon, as it now turns there is an option to experience virtual reality. That is rather interesting, considering […]

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Adobe Develops New Algorithm Which Transforms Regular 360 Videos to Full 6-DOF Experiences

Ever since VR came out users have been consistently showing interest in more immersive movies. While monoscopic 360 videos already offer a unique experience, movies allowing viewers to lean and move around are exceedingly more immersive than their original counterparts. Adobe has recently came up with an algorithm that can transform regular 360 videos into […]

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New World Record Set For the Most Time in VR

The record for the longest time spent immersed in VR is becoming quite popular as multiple people keep setting it higher and higher. Last week we reported about a user spending 36 hours playing Tilt Brush and breaking the previous record of 25 hours. It only took 2 weeks for that record to be broken […]

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Nokia and Walt Disney Studios Partner Up to Create Engaging Movie-related VR Content

Even though Nokia is making a comeback in the mobile phone industry, very few people are aware of how the company is active in other industries as well. In fact, the company recently signed a multi-year virtual reality deal with Walt Disney Studios. As part of this deal, both companies will focus on the development […]