Pricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images A recent survey questioned 595 virtual and augmented reality professionals about their business growth in the consumer and enterprise markets. Conducted by VR Intelligence and SuperData, the survey shows that 24 percent of the respondents report strong sales in the enterprise market while only 18 percent show strong sales in the consumer … Read morePricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

Magic Leap One: Everything you need to know

Magic Leap isn’t a household name, but the company has made waves in Silicon Valley, creating buzz with promises of a major step forward for augmented reality. Its website promises to add “another dimension to computing” and “change how we experience the world.” In interviews and sneak peaks, the company gives the impression it thinks … Read moreMagic Leap One: Everything you need to know

Google enables virtual tour creation via Street View or a smartphone

[embedded content] Digital tours presented in a 360-degree perspective are the closest thing to exploring a new location in real life — and now Google is helping anyone create a tour, no images required. Google Tour Creator is a tool designed to simplify the process of creating a virtual tour. After launching on May 9, Google … Read moreGoogle enables virtual tour creation via Street View or a smartphone

Facebook Messenger now includes AR games you can play with your friends

If sending messages wasn’t already enough with Facebook Messenger, users can now challenge friends to multiplayer augmented reality games in video chat. With the new feature, currently rolling out, you can play with up to six people at a time from anywhere in the world. To access the feature, you have to make sure you update … Read moreFacebook Messenger now includes AR games you can play with your friends

IrisVision uses VR to help people with fading eyesight to see again

[embedded content] From gaming to workplace training, virtual reality can be used for a broad range of applications. Here’s one we’ve not previously come across, however: Helping restore sight for people who are legally blind. That’s what a company called IrisVision is doing, with a smartphone-based VR system that uses the phone’s camera to help … Read moreIrisVision uses VR to help people with fading eyesight to see again

The Google Daydream View, one of the best VR headsets, is now on sale for $30

Virtual Reality (VR) is an exciting and burgeoning tech market, but the hardware typically doesn’t come cheap: Stand-alone VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are pretty expensive, making this a costly hobby. If you already have a good smartphone, however, then you may be in luck, as there are some very nice … Read moreThe Google Daydream View, one of the best VR headsets, is now on sale for $30

Magic Leap’s augmented reality interface floats wherever you want it

Previous Next There are no standards for what a virtual or augmented reality user interface should look like, but in the case of Magic Leap, it could be a blend of floating icons in wheels and grids. New mock-up screenshots of what users will see through their augmented reality goggles have been released, showing that menus … Read moreMagic Leap’s augmented reality interface floats wherever you want it

Adobe’s next big software secret? An augmented reality tool called Project Aero

[embedded content] Adobe is jumping into augmented reality. On June 4, Adobe teased a new venture called Project Aero, a tool for creating AR graphics. On Wednesday, July 25, the software giant shared a deeper glimpse into how the company expects creativity and AR to work together. Adobe will also bring USDZ file support to … Read moreAdobe’s next big software secret? An augmented reality tool called Project Aero

‘Hellblade’ comes to VR, free for those who own the game on Steam

[embedded content] Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a disturbing portrait of mental illness and sorrow, and when played with headphones, its audio can make it feel like you’re truly living out a troubled warrior’s nightmares. If that isn’t immersive enough for you, however, you’ll soon be able to experience the full game in virtual reality. … Read more‘Hellblade’ comes to VR, free for those who own the game on Steam

With flip-out lenses, the Vuze XR transforms from 360- to 180-degree VR camera

Previous Next HumanEyes announced details on a new consumer 360-degree camera, the Vuze XR. It’s a compact, dual-lens camera with an integrated handle and a neat party trick: The back-to-back lenses can flip forward to transition from 360-degree two-dimensional video, to 180-degree three-dimensional video. The company’s previous Vuze VR camera (which we found to be … Read moreWith flip-out lenses, the Vuze XR transforms from 360- to 180-degree VR camera