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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Halo and Steam VR Coming to Windows VR

Microsoft announces new content & bundle options for their upcoming VR headsets, all for a killer price.

Today was a busy day for the guys & gals over at Microsoft with a handful of exciting announcements around their upcoming ecosystem of mixed reality products. Windows is diving i[……]

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How Merge is Building an XR Ecosystem for Kids

Merging the digital and physical worlds is not just for scientists, technologists, content creators, and grown-ups. In fact, future sci-tech pioneers (AKA kids) are getting in on truly immersive experiences once only available to adults.

With more than $2 billion invested in augmented and v[……]

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The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions

Students from Georgia Tech are working with Microsoft and Walmart to increase efficiency in warehouses using Mixed Reality

Much has been made of the use of robots to increase efficiency in warehouses—with web retailers such as Amazon announcing significant investment in that area. But as impres[……]

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Japanese AR App Lets You See Dead People at Virtual Graves

Your deceased loved ones can come back to life in augmented reality.

Japanese tombstone engraving company Ryoshin Sekizai is out with a new AR app, Suma Tomb, that places the image of a dead person at a virtual gravesite of your choice. By opening up the app, you’re able to see a 2D image o[……]

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Star Wars Launches Augmented Reality Collectible Experience for ‘The Last Jedi’

Star Wars doubles down on Augmented Reality.

This morning, the Good Morning America team dropped a huge Star Warsfanboy bomb when they announced that Disney and Lucasfilms, the creative…’force’ behind the Star Wars films, have something big planned to generate buzz around their upcoming For[……]

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Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Is Back

Better late than never.

After an amazing run, Social VR pioneer AltspaceVR closed its doors earlier this month due to unforeseen financial difficulty. It was a sad day for many within the community, all hoping it wouldn’t come to an end. Hoping a solution would appear in the days leading up[……]

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Katy Perry Comes To Life in W Magazine AR Cover

The fashion publication’s latest issue embraces augmented reality.

Whether capturing Kate Moss in VR for a fragrance ad or letting retail shoppers don a headset in store, fashion brands are always seeking new ways to capture consumer attention. And when it comes to fashion publishers, augme[……]

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Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features.

VR is an experience that’s hard to explain to those who haven’t been lucky enough to try it themselves. How exactly does one put the incredible sensation of being immersed into a brand[……]

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Altspace Shuts Down & Disney Resorts Get The Void

Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. Social VR pioneer Altspace shuts down, ‘Second Life’ successor Sansar launches open beta, WebVR comes to Firefox, Disney wants you to be a Star Wars jedi in VR, the fund[……]

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Animating VR Characters in Google Blocks

Last month, Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool, enabling anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with no prior modeling experience required. Although it seemed like a simple app on the surface, after diving in, it became immediately apparent the massive potential Blocks can have as a[……]

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