Field Trip to Mars

Field Trip to Mars

They mapped every street in washington DC on the surface of mars.All reactions of the bus like going over bumps are reflected with the mars surface.The added custom audio to simulate the sounds on mars like a sandstorm the bus drives through.

Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours on Steam

Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours on Steam

From the revelation of surprising canceled projects to never-before-seen images, photos and video, The Final Hours dissects Valve’s creative process and candidly explores the development history of Half-Life: Alyx.VALVE TIME: An interactive timeline details Valve’s software and hardware projects over the past decade – including previously unknown projects.

Haptics-Heavy Wearable Feelbelt Completes Crowdfunding, Accepts Preorders

Haptics-Heavy Wearable Feelbelt Completes Crowdfunding, Accepts Preorders

Feelbelt is a German company that makes a haptic belt with 10 pulse generators.“Feelbelt is a device that allows you to to feel everything that happens to you in a game or a video in VR as haptic feedback,” Feelbelt’s Business Development Manager, Carsten Klippstein, said in a phone interview.

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

A reliable player that satisfies the average user’s needs should have the following features:Compatible with various video formats;Capable of accessing media from various sources, such as local storage and URLs;Allow the user to set various parameters for an optimal viewing experience;Good head tracking with reduced latency.

New system combines smartphone videos to create 4D visualizations

New system combines smartphone videos to create 4D visualizations

Fusing visual information of real-world scenes shot from multiple, independent, handheld cameras into a single comprehensive model that can reconstruct a dynamic 3D scene simply hasn't been possible.

Google Takes a Step Closer to Making Volumetric VR Video Streaming a Thing

Google Takes a Step Closer to Making Volumetric VR Video Streaming a Thing

Volumetric video is instead about capturing how light exists in the physical world, and displaying it so VR users can move their heads around naturally.

Immersive Light Field Video with a Layered Mesh Representation

Immersive Light Field Video with a Layered Mesh Representation

Additionally, the links below the thumbnail allow you to explore the intermediate scene representations used in our light field video processing pipeline.Please see our video for full resolution results.

Google making AR/VR more immersive on consumer devices

Google making AR/VR more immersive on consumer devices

New research shows the ability to record, reconstruct, compress, and deliver high-quality immersive light field videos, lightweight enough to be streamed over regular Wi-Fi."We're making this technology practical, bringing us closer to delivering a truly immersive experience to more consumer devices," said Michael Broxton, Google research scientist.

Sponsor @thaytan on GitHub Sponsors

Sponsor @thaytan on GitHub Sponsors

I work full-time on Open Source projects (like GStreamer) through my job at Centricular, and in my spare time I've been reverse engineering Oculus Rift VR headsets and building drivers for OpenHMD that support full positional tracking.

Tokyo Hospital Live Streaming Surgeries in VR

Tokyo Hospital Live Streaming Surgeries in VR

Tokyo Women’s Medical University is using an 8K virtual reality camera to film surgeries.With the live stream, an unlimited number of students can experience the operation in real-time from the surgeon’s perspective.The surgery is filmed and streamed using an Insta360 Titan camera using Insta360 8K Live software.

Steam Community :: Video :: Drop In -VR F2P Early Access Day 1 Chaos

Steam Community :: Video :: Drop In -VR F2P Early Access Day 1 Chaos

Current visibility: Friends-only.This item will only be visible in searches to you, your friends, and admins.Drop In -VR F2P Early Access Day 1 Chaos.Drop In - VR F2PView all videos1."A video of a great Early Access Launch footage!

Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

Chou sees XRSpace serving the upcoming era of widespread 5G; much like smartphones first arrived on the back of the 2.5G network in the early 2000s, the former HTC CEO sees the company’s headset, Mova, and its social VR platform, Manova, taking human interaction “to a new level” and offering more connectivity on a person-to-person level.

3 Improvements the COVID-19 Pandemic May Force

3 Improvements the COVID-19 Pandemic May Force

Those of us who do should find ourselves in a world with far less travel --resulting in far less pollution, by the way; far more robots doing things that otherwise would put humans at risk; and more automated manufacturers that should be able to build far more highly customized products.

Telemedicine transforms response to COVID-19 pandemic in disease epicenter

Telemedicine transforms response to COVID-19 pandemic in disease epicenter

A rapid increase in "virtual" visits during the COVID-19 pandemic could transform the way physicians provide care in the United States going forward, according to a new study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Apple Offers 'Good Enough' iPhone SE at Attractive Price

Apple Offers 'Good Enough' iPhone SE at Attractive Price

"I think there's been demand for a new SE type device for some time, especially as prices for the latest versions of iPhones have continued to climb," noted Gerrit Schneemann, senior analyst at IHS Technology.Apple introduced Gigabit LTE support in the XS, and many of the new iPhone SE's features are available in current iPhones.

Andy Murray signs up for virtual Madrid Open as tennis takes on Covid-19

Andy Murray signs up for virtual Madrid Open as tennis takes on Covid-19

However, the clay-court tournament has decided to create an esports replica of its event titled the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro which will take place from 27-30 April, with Murray and Pouille taking part.

Facebook’s AI-created virtual memories are magically haunting

Facebook’s AI-created virtual memories are magically haunting

At the F8 keynote this week, head of social VR Rachel Franklin showed off an experimental feature where Facebook's machine learning algorithms could convert a 2D photo or video into a virtual three-dimensional environment through point cloud reconstruction.

“The Boneworks thing is weird” - Valve says it took more inspiration from Budget Cuts for Half-Life: Alyx - VG247

“The Boneworks thing is weird” - Valve says it took more inspiration from Budget Cuts for Half-Life: Alyx - VG247

In December last year, Valve News Network released a video claiming that VR title Boneworks had heavily inspired the direction of Half-Life: Alyx.“For any mechanic like movement, there’s this early period where you’re very focused on the doing of it, the execution of it, as you learn it,” Walker said.

Apple Reportedly Acquiring NextVR for $100 Million

Apple Reportedly Acquiring NextVR for $100 Million

Apple is planning to acquire California-based virtual reality company NextVR in a deal said to be worth $100 million, 9to5Mac reported over the weekend.For the last several years, rumors have indicated that Apple is exploring multiple augmented, virtual, and mixed reality headset options, and has some kind of AR/VR headset project in the works.

Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions

Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions

A two-step process developed by CMU's Robotics Institute uses that data, with some help from deep learning algorithms, to build a digital reconstruction of the face.In the second step of this process, the researchers work to fill in those gaps, first by using deep learning algorithms.

COVID-19: Disney is closed; experience your favorite rides virtually

COVID-19: Disney is closed; experience your favorite rides virtually

Coronavirus: Disney is closed, but you can still experience your favorite rides virtually.Since 2016, the YouTube channel "Virtual Disney World" has been offering virtual reality rides through 360-degree videos.'Virtual Disney World' offers a complete immersive experience like never before," the channel's About page reads.

VR 360, Author at Virtual Reality News

VR 360, Author at Virtual Reality News

The value of the augmented reality (AR) market is set to break $100 billion by 2024, according to ABI Research, as emerging interaction methods for AR smart glasses maximise and optimise user experience.

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

As corporate meetings and events are happening online these days by medium of web conferencing tools, NexTech has developed a technique to incorporate 3D photo realistic holograms of people and products these virtual events via its ARitize App. Pete Mastin, CEO of Jolokia, saids, “With the integration of NexTech’s augmented reality holograms, our Inferno platform is well positioned as the world's most advanced Video Learning Experience Platform.

More VR Game News From the Facebook Game Developers Showcase – Day 2 & 3

More VR Game News From the Facebook Game Developers Showcase – Day 2 & 3

Posts also detailed upcoming updates to the Quest platform, new resources for VR developers, and changes to the way that Oculus manages IAPs and DLC for VR games.

3 Things the Tech Industry Could Do to Mitigate Pandemic Problems

3 Things the Tech Industry Could Do to Mitigate Pandemic Problems

I'll close with my product of the week: a new video conferencing solution from Poly that could help significantly to stay engaged while you work from home.

Could Realistic, Advanced Physics be the Gameplay Differentiator to Take VR Mainstream?

Could Realistic, Advanced Physics be the Gameplay Differentiator to Take VR Mainstream?

Visually placing you in an environment is one thing in VR, but when you’re placed in a space and then each object you touch, grab or swing reacts as you expect, and has its own physicality and weight, it’s amazing how your brain can be tricked into believing that what is in front of you is somehow real and actually there.

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.

The Rec Room opens eighth Canadian location in Winnipeg

The Rec Room opens eighth Canadian location in Winnipeg

The new complex is more than 42,000 square feet and offers food, live entertainment, gaming and more.“This is great place to share memories, share experiences, be social and competitive and really enjoy each other’s company,” said vice-president of operations and guest experience Christina Kuypers.

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean broadcaster Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) made this possible for mom Jang Ji-sung, who lost her seven-year-old daughter to blood-related diseases three years ago, Reuters reports.In emotional video footage shared by MBC, Jang wears virtual reality goggles and stands in front of a green screen.

Could Ads Become Potent Weapons Against Streaming Piracy?

Could Ads Become Potent Weapons Against Streaming Piracy?

"Among U.S. broadband households using free, ad-supported video services, 97 percent also subscribe to a premium OTT or pay-TV service," noted Brandon Riney, research analyst at Parks Associates.