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Facebook Expands to Enable 360 Photos in News Feeds
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Facebook Expands to Enable 360 Photos in News Feeds

Earlier last week, Oculus announced a handful of new changes to Gear VR, its mobile headset for Samsung phones, along with one big new Facebook feature created with virtual reality (VR) in mind: the arrival of 360-degree photo capability in Facebook’s News Feed. Soon, anyone will be able to upload 360-degree photos to Facebook’s News […]

Nokia Technologies Partners With Disney To Film The Future of VR
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Nokia Technologies Partners With Disney To Film The Future of VR

Nokia Technologies today announced a partnership with Disney to explore the creation of virtual reality (VR) content in filmmaking using Nokia’s OZO, the world’s first VR camera, to film behind-the-scenes movie extras. As part of the agreement, Nokia will work with Disney to provide equipment and VR technologies to support the creation of special VR […]

Film Masterpiece: “Allumette” Debuts As First VR Narrative At The Tribeca Film Festival
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Film Masterpiece: “Allumette” Debuts As First VR Narrative At The Tribeca Film Festival

Allumette, the latest creation of Penrose Studios, a small startup comprised of Oculus Rift, DreamWorks and Pixar alumni including Eugene Chung, founder and CEO, who was previously Head of Film & Media at Oculus VR, debuts as the first virtual reality narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival. Six degrees of freedom is huge,” says Allumette […]

Huawei: China-based Manufacturer Unveils Gear VR-Style Headset Alongside P9 Flagship Series Smartphones
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Huawei: China-based Manufacturer Unveils Gear VR-Style Headset Alongside P9 Flagship Series Smartphones

Telecommunications giant Huawei expands its product line by launching its own virtual reality (VR) headset, the Huawei VR, alongside its recently announced P9 flagship, at an event in Shanghai, China. While the wearable device strongly resembles the design and functionality of the Samsung VR, the two aren’t necessarily going head-to-head. Huawei is going after the […]

Telecom Giant Huawei Launches Its Own VR Headset “The Huawei VR”
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Telecom Giant Huawei Launches Its Own VR Headset “The Huawei VR”

At a time when all the big technology firms are competing against each other when it comes to launching powerful and innovative virtual reality (VR) devices, Telecom giant Huawei has also launched its own VR product called the Huawei VR After being quite successful in developing devices like smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and telecom equipment etc., […]

First-ever Virtual Reality Operation Live-Streamed Worldwide
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First-ever Virtual Reality Operation Live-Streamed Worldwide

UK doctor turns the operating room into an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience using special cameras to live-stream a 360-degree view of a surgical procedure to users worldwide. Dr. Shafi Ahmed, a cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, who is pioneering VR surgery, broadcast the first live surgery – in virtual reality April 14. […]

“Everything You Imagine Is Real.” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part Two)
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“Everything You Imagine Is Real.” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part Two)

If you’ve read part one in this series, you already know the very definition of “reality” is changing and expanding thanks to Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and good old fashioned “reality.” As this technology becomes more and more sophisticated and gets closer and closer to mainstream adoption, it’s prudent to consider some of […]

“Excuse Me, But Are You Insane?”  Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part One)
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“Excuse Me, But Are You Insane?” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part One)

Since I’ve been immersed in the world of Augmented and Virtual Reality, I’ve discovered 1) most folks are complete novices when it comes to understanding, let alone using, this technology (especially self-professed non-gamers) and 2) when I describe what AR/VR can do, people give me a very strange look. A few have gently inquired, “Uh, […]

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