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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 […]

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VR Headset Owners Can Now Experience Google Earth in Virtual Reality

It was only a matter of time until Google Earth received a major upgrade. Very few people anticipated this update would revolve around adding VR capabilities to the popular app, though. As part of this new feature, users can now visit any address in the world by using a VR headset. An interesting development that […]

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You Can Now Explore VR Videos With Facebook’s New 360 Cameras

This week at San Jose’s F8 conference which focused on augmented reality, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook’s new 360 degree cameras capable of capturing immersive VR videos. These new cameras dubbed the x24 and the x6 are able to create 3D 360 content which would allow a user to actively explore the environment. The cameras contain 24 […]

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Ridley Scott’s Production Studio Launches Full-fledged VR Division

The movie industry stands to gain tremendously from virtual reality technology over the coming years. Ridley Scott, one of the most famous movie creators of all times, is thinking along the same lines. His RSA Films company launched a division dedicated to creating VR, AR, and mixed reality productions. An interesting turn of events, although […]

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This Guy Set the New Guinness World Record by Spending 36 Hours in VR

On April 2nd 2017, Jack McNee set the new official Guinness world record for the longest time spent in a Virtual Reality environment. The previous record, was set by Derek Westerman who spent 25 hours immersed in VR. The requirements for the record specify that the player must spend all the hours in a single application. Meaning […]