You won't escape Google ads in VR

You won't escape Google ads in VR Sorry, folks, donning a virtual reality headset won't offer a refuge from internet advertising. Google's Area 120 incubator is experimenting with online ad formats designed with VR in mind. It's a lot trickier than slapping a banner on a website, a… Source: Engadget Link: You won't escape Google […]

Intel’s wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed

Intel’s wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed Complexity is bad for VR. The lengthy wires you need to connect a VR headset to your gaming PC or PlayStation 4 might not be a huge deal to geeks, but they're the sort of thing mainstream consumers would never live with. We know wireless […]

Recommended Reading: What if there were a PBS of social networks?

Recommended Reading: What if there were a PBS of social networks? The Case for a Taxpayer-Supported Version of Facebook Ethan Zuckerman, The Atlantic What if there were a publicly-funded social network open to all that provided a diverse world view rather than an echo chamber catered to one's deeply-held princip… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended Reading: […]

The New Rick and Morty Game Is One of the Best VR Experiences You Can Play

The New Rick and Morty Game Is One of the Best VR Experiences You Can Play Growing up, one of my favorite CD-ROM games was called The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield. As games go, it wasnt that advanced, but it let me take a virtual, interactive tour through my favorite television show. The game had in-jokes […]

VR SciFi Flick Lawnmower ManGets Series Reboot in Actual Virtual Reality

VR SciFi Flick Lawnmower ManGets Series Reboot in Actual Virtual Reality A VR film company is rebooting the movie that taught many kids to fear the hell out of virtual reality. Jaunt announced that its developing a new series based on the 1992 cult classic The Lawnmower Man, only viewable with a virtual reality headset. […]

Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this Legion laptop

Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this Legion laptop Lenovo is taking its future in VR very seriously — after all, it just outed a new VR headset that won't completely break the bank. Here's the thing, though: we're going to need a lot of content for these things, and that's where Lenovo's new […]

Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks subtlety

Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks subtlety You've probably considered the importance of avoiding drinking and driving, but I'm guessing you've never experienced the consequences of it in VR. Johnnie Walker teamed up with Samsung to create Decisions, a virtual reality video that lets you see,… Source: Engadget Link: Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks […]

Tim Cook on Virtual Reality: I Long to Be Touched

Tim Cook on Virtual Reality: I Long to Be Touched While tech giants like Sony and Facebook are currently betting big on the future of virtual reality, Apple has so far stayed out of the giant headset of questionable utility game. Today, we finally know why: CEO Tim Cook, like all of us, just wants a […]

IMAX VR is coming to Manchester this year

IMAX VR is coming to Manchester this year IMAX is teaming up with Odeon to launch a pilot "VR centre" in the UK. The new facility, based at the Printworks multiplex in Manchester, will house modular "pods" that can be adapted for different experiences. So whatever you want to do — a solo fi… Source: […]

Get ready to prove the skills on your resume in virtual reality

Get ready to prove the skills on your resume in virtual reality If you're going to add skills you don't actually have on your resume, make sure the employer won't do everything in its power to make you prove it. Lloyds Banking Group, for instance, is putting potential employees to the test with the help […]

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer Google's Tilt Brush debuted in September 2014 as a virtual reality painting experience — immersion with the creative simplicity of MS Paint, as The Verge put it. They've added more in-game tools and hosted the odd art exhibit in the two-year interim… Source: Engadget Link: Google's […]

'Minecraft' October updates are big deals for tweakers and VR

'Minecraft' October updates are big deals for tweakers and VR Minecraft is close to some updates that could seriously alter how you play if you like to mess with game mechanics… or simply immerse yourself in a virtual world. An upgrade arriving October 18th for Minecraft's Windows 10, Pocket and Gear VR edit… Source: Engadget […]