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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

VRman: Virtual reality experience broadcaster
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VRman: Virtual reality experience broadcaster

Have a nice VR! I suggest everyone to dive into the world of amazing adventures and incredible experiences with virtual reality. The VRman project focuses on the popularization of virtual reality – using a special ‘green room’ to stream on YouTube and twitch VR experience and give anyone an opportunity to visit  VRroom and try […]

Six Flags and Samsung Partner to Launch First VR Roller Coaster
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Six Flags and Samsung Partner to Launch First VR Roller Coaster

Looking for gut-wrenching thrills and excitement this summer? Pack your bags and head to Six Flags Theme Parks for the most ultimate virtual reality (VR) immersion experience this season has to offer. Thanks to a partnership between Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Samsung Electronics America, you and your family can now experience unique thrills and […]

Oculus Set To Ship With 4-Month Unity Pro Trial
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Oculus Set To Ship With 4-Month Unity Pro Trial

Unity game engine creators kicked off a virtual reality-dedicated event on Wednesday in Los Angeles, and it started with a wave of freebie statements, most notably, news that all the buyers of Oculus Rift will be getting 4 months of free and unfettered access to Unity Pro. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus was close […]

4D Immersive Street Art – Virtual Spaces and Environments using my 3D anamorphic art
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4D Immersive Street Art – Virtual Spaces and Environments using my 3D anamorphic art

Video Throwback time…  Before the stampede for getting into the VR AR rush, I saw the possibilities in somehow connecting a live art form, 3D street art into virtual spaces such as Second Life and other platforms in the mid 2000’s. As my SL avatar at the time, Chalkfan Streeter, I tried out placing street […]

Quadriplegic meets VR
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Quadriplegic meets VR

Last year I received a phone call from Mike, a retired Orange County firefighter. He asked me about my experiences with virtual reality and if this technology might help a 23 yr old quadriplegic named Henry. Without hesitation, I said ‘YES!’ If VR could excite me and all my friends, how much more might it […]

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