I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here's what it tasted like

I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here's what it tasted like

The couple, along with this writer, were dining companions at a virtual reality meal experience hosted by The James Beard Foundation.The dining experience, called Aerobanquets, was a way to attract new people to the organization, said Mitchell Davis, chief strategy officer at James Beard Foundation.

Seven ways VR can protect your mental health during isolation

Seven ways VR can protect your mental health during isolation

Similarly exposed to the mental health risks of isolation during their years of intergalactic travel, the crew of TV-series Star Trek used a room called the holodeck: a virtual reality system installed to help mitigate the psychological effects of isolation.

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

What about a more inclusive option for education in AR and VR?AR VR Academy is an association of professionals working in this industry and helping companies and entrepreneurs adopt these technologies.

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, on Monday called for government regulation of artificial intelligence technology in a speech at Bruegel, a think tank in Brussels, and in an op-ed in the Financial Times .

Not your bubbe's party: How to celebrate Hanukkah in VR

Not your bubbe's party: How to celebrate Hanukkah in VR

But they'll also strap on Oculus Go headsets to play original Hanukkah-themed VR games and learn about the holiday in the virtual world."We want to let our community members explore the messages and experiences of Hanukkah in a new plane" Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone, the co-founder of Tech Tribe, told Mashable.

Museum of Other Realities: A Brief Introduction

Museum of Other Realities: A Brief Introduction

So I decided to start working on a way for people to experience all these wonderful things creators are making in VR and that’s the MOR.”. Even though it doesn’t have all the artwork and features we’d like to showcase (yet), the mechanics are in place for an immersive experience featuring amazing art.

Quantum cloud computing with self-check

Quantum cloud computing with self-check

With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, open the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics.

The Walking Dead Onslaught VR Game From Survios Releasing This Fall

The Walking Dead Onslaught VR Game From Survios Releasing This Fall

Today Survios and AMC are announcing a brand new entry in the universe of walkers called The Walking Dead Onslaught, a made-for VR game that takes place in the same world as the iconic TV show it’s based on.

First look inside Star Wars' Vader Immortal virtual reality experience

First look inside Star Wars' Vader Immortal virtual reality experience

The virtual reality experience Vader Immortal from ILMxLAB is one of the key titles for the upcoming Oculus Quest wireless headset, immersing the user in an environment where even the bravest denizens of the Star Wars galaxy might fear to tread: The Sith Lord’s hellish castle on the volcanic world of Mustafar.

Immersive Interview with Anastasia Ku

Immersive Interview with Anastasia Ku

My most recent projects included running usability testing for a mobile game VR FPS and a VR animation tool Tvori .You have a lot of experience in UX, and especially user research.

Oculus' Rubin: Quest Users Want To Say 'Everything Here Is Good'

Oculus' Rubin: Quest Users Want To Say 'Everything Here Is Good'

But Oculus is also approaching Quest with a stricter content curation policy than on Rift. Rubin, meanwhile, says that Rift will still be home to initiatives like Early Access games. Tagged with: curation , jason rubin , oculus , Oculus Quest.

Amazon.com: HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System: pc: Video Games

Amazon.com: HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System: pc: Video Games

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VR meditation

VR meditation

Perfect — VR relaxation app by nDreamsAfter couple of days meditating on Vesper Peak, I went to try something else. The next experiment was trying to switch my headset over to HTC Vive Pro and try the Vesper Peak once again.

Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest are competing visions of VR's future

Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest are competing visions of VR's future

Quest is far more advanced, capable of running almost all the same games as Rift, and offers twice the range of motion as Go. Quest also recognises the Oculus Touch grip controllers, giving players full two-handed interaction with virtual worlds.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Robo Recall’ on Oculus Quest with Drifter CEO Ray Davis

Behind the Scenes of ‘Robo Recall’ on Oculus Quest with Drifter CEO Ray Davis

Image courtesy Drifter Entertainment Based on the scrappy startup’s big studio chops and its intimate familiarity with both Epic and its trademark engine, Unreal, Rein was quick to suggest Drifter as the perfect partner to bring Robo Recall to life on Quest.

Nintendo is bringing Zelda and Mario into virtual reality

Nintendo is bringing Zelda and Mario into virtual reality

Nintendo’s Labo VR kit may just be a little cardboard experiment, but Nintendo is taking a chance on throwing its most beloved titles into the headset.

Man Spends a Whole Week Using a Virtual Reality Headset

Man Spends a Whole Week Using a Virtual Reality Headset

Following an intensive week’s worth of virtual reality, Wilmot said that he did not experience any significant side effects or fail to grasp reality once he returned. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window).

Why Schools Need Access to Virtual Reality Now

Why Schools Need Access to Virtual Reality Now

Students will definitely be able to enjoy educational experiences and the joy of virtual reality, but if you’re able to invest in the Quest for high school level students, there might be more opportunities for them.

Inside a Fukushima reactor: How VR gave me a scary-real experience

Inside a Fukushima reactor: How VR gave me a scary-real experience

Fukushima turns to robots to fix the future "We believe that testing a developed technology … by using equipment similar to the real one before applying the actual facility, will make the construction on site more feasible," says Hideki Yagi, general manager of Tepco's Nuclear Power Communications Unit.

Learn VR Programming: Tips, tricks, and guides to develop VR and AR applications |

Learn VR Programming: Tips, tricks, and guides to develop VR and AR applications |

Whether you’re learning to code C#, develop in Unity, or build VR/AR apps, there are core skills and pieces of advice you should know. The Basics: Choosing a 3D Game Engine Okay, so you’re learning to develop VR/AR programs on your own.

Making a VR Game with UE4 & Publishing It

Making a VR Game with UE4 & Publishing It

Now, looking back at the work that’s been completed, I want to share some ideas on the building of the process and optimization workflows. When developing your first VR project, don’t forget that you are making a very demanding game where the slightest drop in the fps is torture for a player.

University Study Explores the Efficiency of Virtual Reality as Educational Tool

University Study Explores the Efficiency of Virtual Reality as Educational Tool

Lead author Jack Madden, doctoral candidate in astronomy, explained these results: “The similarity in learning outcome is particularly interesting, given that the VR participants had to learn how to use new technology at the same time they were learning the moon phases.” So, an interesting question, one that Madden also poses, is “What would the outcome have been if they’d already been familiar with using VR to learn?” 78% of the students preferred the learning method that uses VR.

At Sundance's New Frontier, VR and AR are poised to go epic and weird

At Sundance's New Frontier, VR and AR are poised to go epic and weird

Now playing: Watch this: What it's like to experience Magic Leap One 6:42 It's one of three Magic Leap projects at New Frontier this year. Mechanical Souls at New Frontier Central also developed artificial intelligence that coordinates with VR to stage something like an immersive-play mystery game.

Five ways to reduce motion sickness in VR

Five ways to reduce motion sickness in VR

5. Add a static reference frame It may not be a perfect fit for every game or experience, but adding some form of reference around the player can greatly reduce simulation sickness, and possibly help increase immersion.

The Verge 2018 tech report card: AR and VR

The Verge 2018 tech report card: AR and VR

As the head of CCP Games put it in October , a year after leaving the VR business, “we expected VR to be two to three times as big as it was.” Magic Leap was a disappointing success Even the year’s successes sometimes felt underwhelming, like Magic Leap, a ludicrously well-funded AR startup whose pitch was basically “we have recruited the greatest minds in modern culture to literally rewrite reality.” Magic Leap shipped a headset in mid-2018 after years of speculation, and when it turned out to be merely a decent Microsoft HoloLens competitor — which is a genuine achievement!

Study: Virtual Reality More Engaging for Students Than Traditional Educational Materials

Study: Virtual Reality More Engaging for Students Than Traditional Educational Materials

In this experiment, the research team selected three groups of students and assigned them to three learning methods. However, the best reports and test results came from the group of students who learned with virtual reality.

IMAX Closes Last 3 VR Arcade Centers

IMAX Closes Last 3 VR Arcade Centers

‘With the launch of the IMAX VR center pilot program our intention was to test a variety of different concepts and locations to determine which approaches work well’. In fact, StarVR was the company supplying IMAX VR arcade centers.

Suwannee Hulaween Attendees Experience the First Virtual Reality Music Stage

Suwannee Hulaween Attendees Experience the First Virtual Reality Music Stage

The company installed the first virtual reality music stage at the Hulaween festival in Suwannee, FL. The virtual reality music stage at Suwannee Hulaween festival could be a turning point in live entertainment.

A big step toward the practical application of 3D holography with high- performance computers

A big step toward the practical application of 3D holography with high- performance computers

With the newly developed "phase type" HORN-8, the calculation method for adjusting the phase of light was implemented, and the researchers were successful at projecting holography information as a 3D video with high-quality images.

VRTIGO lets you test your nerves in virtual reality

VRTIGO lets you test your nerves in virtual reality

EPFL researchers have developed a virtual-reality program that examines how users – equipped with a headset and sensors – react to a vertiginous stroll. And their bodies react accordingly – their palms start sweating and they start walking very carefully," say João Rodrigues and Erik Studer, two of the researchers who developed the program.