Bigscreen VR will hold a Q&A with Ready Player One author Ernest Cline

Bigscreen VR will hold a Q&A with Ready Player One author Ernest Cline

“In 2011 – before virtual reality headsets really existed – Ready Player One inspired us of what was possible with VR.If it is successful, we could see far more large events held entirely in virtual reality.

DRIVE-BY on Steam

DRIVE-BY on Steam

Drive By is an evolving world, each season offers content updates and a unique game mode to let you experience a new way to play in this huge living world.

HP Takes Us One Step Closer to a Virtual Tomorrow

HP Takes Us One Step Closer to a Virtual Tomorrow

One of those partners is Nvidia and its extraordinary Omniverse Machinima effort that allows a user to create a virtual environment using game resources and animate avatars with tools like this Omnicept effort.

Coming soon to Viveport Infinity in September

Coming soon to Viveport Infinity in September

From enchanting galaxies to archeological mysteries and arcade classics, five new titles are entering the Infinity library this September – but that’s not all!In addition to these new additions to Viveport Infinity, Viveport will be partnering with the Venice Film Festival this month to host some of the best VR experiences from this year’s selection.

Latest Shopping Trends Emphasize Need for Retail Marketing Foresight

Latest Shopping Trends Emphasize Need for Retail Marketing Foresight

With order online and pick up in-store options gaining importance during the pandemic, it is pivotal for retailers to have a strong omnichannel strategy with a single view of inventory in order to capitalize on changing consumer shopping trends and prepare for the earlier shopping season," explained Sularia.

Congress's historic tech hearing suggests antitrust crackdown could come soon

Congress's historic tech hearing suggests antitrust crackdown could come soon

In one particularly intense exchange, Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, asked the CEO if Facebook had ever “threatened to clone the products of another company while also attempting to acquire that company”.Zuckerberg responded that it had not.

Pico Becomes Last One Standing in Enterprise 3DoF

Pico Becomes Last One Standing in Enterprise 3DoF

In June, Oculus announced that it would no longer carry Go. As if in response, Pico announced the addition of new headsets in its G2 4K line – cornering the market on industry 3DoF.

GitHub - fholger/thedarkmodvr: VR support for The Dark Mod

GitHub - fholger/thedarkmodvr: VR support for The Dark Mod

Head over to The Dark Mod website and download the TDM updater for your platform.Extract it to your Dark Mod directory and run the VR executable.By default, this mod is using OpenVR as its backend, so will launch through SteamVR.

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

Ernest Cline’s breakout novel Ready Player One is getting a sequel on November 24th, which is slated to delve back into the massive multiplayer VR world of the OASIS.Released in 2011, Ready Player One casts a dim vision of the year 2044.

Sfree: Tour the cherry blossom festivals in Japan through VR

Sfree: Tour the cherry blossom festivals in Japan through VR

And you too can now enjoy the majesty of sakura celebrations and visit some of the most picturesque locations thanks to Weather News, which has just released a compilation of free videos shot in 360-degree style.

Sellers Prep for Continued Storm of E-Commerce Activity

Sellers Prep for Continued Storm of E-Commerce Activity

"SMBs should consider SaaS e-commerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce to provide a solution that requires less internal technology to get started and scale their businesses," Lewis recommended.

The Strange, Meandering Journey to Online Speech Regulation

The Strange, Meandering Journey to Online Speech Regulation

A legal scuffle between two online bulletin board services in 1991 marked the first time that U.S. courts affirmatively affixed a classification -- author, publisher or distributor -- to an online player.

Classroom of the Future: The Rise of Online Learning

Classroom of the Future: The Rise of Online Learning

The best online education uses a variety of methods and strategies to keep students engaged and learning."The benefit of the fully self-paced online course is evergreen enrollment, and learners can dedicate time, whenever and wherever they have it, to training," said Thought Industries' Daecher.

Off-Killter

Off-Killter

Use the right motion controlle r touchpad to rotate the camera.Currently the game works best if you are always facing forward (with the exception of recording) and use the motion controllers for camera rotation and navigation.

From Hobby to Career Path: Tech-Savvy HS Sophomore Learns by Doing

From Hobby to Career Path: Tech-Savvy HS Sophomore Learns by Doing

What started out as a 13-year-old's hobby to feed his passion for technology has turned into a business for Skyler Ficklin, operator of the QuitZoom website and iSkyler YouTube video channel.

New Shopify App Offers Local SMBs a Bridge to E-Commerce

New Shopify App Offers Local SMBs a Bridge to E-Commerce

Shopify on Tuesday unveiled Shop, a consumer app that lets users discover local businesses, receive relevant product recommendations from their favorite brands, check out effortlessly, and track all their online orders.

Keep Groovin’: 46 New Maps Coming Soon to ‘Beat Saber’ in Free Update

Keep Groovin’: 46 New Maps Coming Soon to ‘Beat Saber’ in Free Update

The upcoming update introduces 46 new beatmaps—including new 360° maps and new One Saber maps—all plucked from some of Beat Saber’s most popular tracks, giving players new ways to experience the music they love.

Grand Theft Auto V - Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition

Grand Theft Auto V - Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition

You’ll also get the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, the fastest way to jumpstart your criminal empire in Grand Theft Auto Online.

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-right groups and individuals in the United States are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to promote disinformation, hate, extremism and authoritarianism, according to a think tank report.For example, mentions of "corona-chan" -- a slang term popular with the extreme right -- are increasing significantly across mainstream and fringe social media platforms.

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will soon be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help its mechanics predict future risks and also improve safety in all aspects of aircraft operation.

Oxford VR secures $12.5 million investment to help VR for mental health mission

Oxford VR secures $12.5 million investment to help VR for mental health mission

VR 360 is a news, analysis and opinion site devoted to virtual reality technology, promoting thought leadership from leading brands and platforms and collaborating with industry bloggers to deliver insight, reviews and strategy for all aspects of the ecosystem, from developers to CIOs. UK-based Oxford VR has announced $12.5 million (£9.63m) in a series A funding round led by Optum Ventures and supported by Luminous Ventures.

Unity has made it’s Render Pipeline more Efficient for VR

Unity has made it’s Render Pipeline more Efficient for VR

With HDRP for VR, you can use all render pipeline features to create highly immersive and photorealistic visuals.

HTC Discontinuing Vive Pro and Vive Focus in Favor of Newer Iterations

HTC Discontinuing Vive Pro and Vive Focus in Favor of Newer Iterations

Same goes for the included SteamVR Tracking 2.0 base stations which offer more value than 1.0 base stations to enterprise users compared to most consumers; while the Vive Pro had been sold in a pseudo-consumer package for $900 with 1.0 base stations, all versions of Vive Pro Eye are priced above $1,000 and include 2.0 base stations, helping more clearly focus the company’s enterprise lineup.

Coronavirus Nerves: Whoa Horsey!

Coronavirus Nerves: Whoa Horsey!

In addition to straight-line thinking, we humans like to go for the less expensive option, expecting that it will be just as good as the higher-priced one, and sometimes it is.However, the situation points out the disjointed and uncoordinated effort we see in vaccine development today.

An Important Update on GDC

An Important Update on GDC

We’re committed to building the future of immersive gaming alongside the VR developer community.And we’re committed to building the future of gaming alongside our growing developer community.

A grieving mother meets her deceased daughter in VR in this tragic, unsettling documentary

A grieving mother meets her deceased daughter in VR in this tragic, unsettling documentary

A South Korean TV documentary that aired on Feburary 6 depicts Jang Ji-sung, mother of four, donning a headset, haptic gloves, and meeting a virtual recreation of her daughter Nayeon.A 10-minute excerpt from the documentary, shared by Middle East Broadcasting Company, shows Jang Ji-sung meeting the virtual effigy for the first time.

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Reach Record High of 1.3 Million

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Reach Record High of 1.3 Million

To demystify the data, Road to VR has created a model based on the historical data, along with official data points directly from Valve and Steam, which corrects for Steam’s changing population to estimate the actual count—not the percent—of users on Steam with connected VR headsets.

Windows 10 now lets all users make Android phone calls from a PC with Your Phone

Windows 10 now lets all users make Android phone calls from a PC with Your Phone

Windows testers received the functionality last October, but now everyone is getting it, giving folks the ability not just to text from their desktop PC, but to actually make phone calls with their Android handset.

Samsung discounts its SteamVR-compatible headset to $230

Samsung discounts its SteamVR-compatible headset to $230

Perhaps with this in mind, Samsung is now directly offering its HMD Odyssey+ headset for just $230, instead of the usual $500.Sure, it's billed as a Windows Mixed Reality device, but it's also compatible with Steam VR and HTC Vive.

HPC and AI Are Changing the World

HPC and AI Are Changing the World

There are early examples across a wide range of applications: Banks and financial institutions are using HPC and AI for threat detection; Internet and advertising companies are using it for targeted ads; Insurance companies are using it for risk assessment; Healthcare organizations are using it for detection and treatment of cancer and other ailments; Chip companies are using it for new chip designs; and farmers are using it to improve crop yields.