Virtual reality is already transforming the way we explore, and the best VR apps for travel allow you to peruse the globe without ever leaving your couch. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.
Samsung’s Gear VR is an impressive virtual reality viewer, but viewing 360 videos and pictures on it isn’t as easy as it could be. Here’s how to watch YouTube on a Gear VR, as well as Facebook, Vimeo, and more. The post Watch YouTube on a screen bigger than reality with Samsung Gear VR appeared…
In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week. The post Weekly rewind: Digital Trends Car Awards…
When Apple’s ARKit launches alongside iOS 11, expect to see a huge uptick in the amount of augmented reality experiences, and a big upgrade to their quality.
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Yesterday was Microsoft’s usual Patch Tuesday and, this time around, it wasn’t just the core Windows components that were inoculated against potential threats — HoloLens also received its first security patch.
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Google has focused on making it easier to create artwork and 3D objects for use in AR/VR environments and then sharing them with the world. Its newest offering is Blocks, which is aimed at creating 3D assets in VR headsets. The post Google Blocks makes it easy for anybody to create VR objects in 3D…
Ubisoft is keen to be one of the first big names in augmented reality gaming and to that end has prototyped a few different titles for Microsoft’s Hololens headset, making use of ‘spatial mapping’ technology.
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While 360 cameras are still a new technology, that doesn’t mean there’s not a few that are worth a look. Whether you want to shoot from the middle or just need a simple, affordable option, here are the best 360 cameras on the market. The post The best 360 cameras you can buy appeared first…
RedRotor, known for specializing in drone components and accessories, has built a prototype ViveNchill to fix a problem that still has no universal solution — sweaty headsets for users of VR headsets.
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Following a major revamp in April, Google Earth is rolling out new multimedia Voyager content from National Geographic, PBS Education, science-based HHMI Biointeractive, and ocean-focused Mission Blue.
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Boston-based neuro-technology and eye-tracking startup SyncThink has created smart virtual reality technology that uses eye-tracking tech to diagnose possible concussions in just one minute.
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On Friday, Nike announced that app SNKRS “can now hide the opportunity to purchase certain coveted sneakers within a select image where the sneakers can only be seen and unlocked by viewing the image via the camera function on SNKRS.” The post The latest company to jump on the AR bandwagon is Nike and its partner…
A charity in the U.K. this week used virtual reality to grant a terminally ill cancer patient his dream of exploring a underwater coral reef in the ocean. This could be the start of something big. The post VR helped a terminally ill diver swim the Great Barrier Reef from a hospital bed appeared first…
Google Glass, Google’s failed stab at augmented reality, is not dead yet. The heads-up display’s most recent update enhances Bluetooth support and upgrades the companion MyGlass app to work on newer devices.
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