Hi everyone! It’s Monday, which means we have another amazing virtual trip over the planet ready for you! Here are some cool panoramic photos uploaded recently!


Blue ice hummocks, Old rusty ship and Cracks in the blue ice by Zakirov Aleksey (click the pictures to open the panos)

We have already featured these panos on our 360Cities Facebook page, but why not remind ourselves how cool they are. Literally. They were taken at the frozen lake Baikal, and we can actually feel pretty cold having a look around.


Native American (Indians of 1916) moving again by Timothy Oldfield (click the picture to open the pano)

This pano is really special, as you won’t stumble upon anything like this on 360Cities easily. Even though Timothy states, he was just testing the idea of this pano, it’s really amazing – and so original! So have a look and don’t forget to read more in the description.


Boats on the shore of lake Kevätön by Janne (click the picture to open the pano)

Is it a sunrise or a sunser? It doesn’t really matter, this panoramic photo has a special magic anyway. The light, boats on the shore, covered with leaves, this pano has a great atmosphere!


Aiguille d’Etretat by Sergej Esnault (click the picture to open the pano)

What a lovely view! You’ll find it in the Normandy, northern part of France. These cliffs are a popular tourist destination, and you’ll see exactly why, once you open the pano. It’s wonderful!


Don’t go anywhere, we’ve got more for you!

Budapest360 Opera by Bence Bankuty (click the picture to open the pano)

Ripening Chamber of the Butcher by Carsten T. Rees (click the picture to open the pano)

Impressive view of the Acropolis of Athens and Going up to Acropolis through the Propylaea by Marios Leftheriotis (click the pictures to open the panos)

Evcil Hayvan Parki Ankara and Goksu Ankara Buyuksehir Belediyesi by ANKARA (click the pictures to open the panos)

Maderno’s Fountain in St Peter Vatican by Flavio Di Mattia (click the picture to open the pano)

Traditional courtyard Corte del Calderer by Sergej Esnault (click the picture to open the pano)

World’s First Virtual Reality Production Truck

NextVR, a pioneer in immersive 3D virtual reality experiences, is introducing the first live virtual reality production truck for broadcast coverage of marquee events.

Ultra-lifelike figure shows potential future of virtual reality


Although it looks like a real woman, the ultra-lifelike figure in this music video is actually a digital model created using high-resolution 3D scans.

London-based multimedia studios Marshmallow Laser Feast and Analog teamed up to create the video, called Memex, which is currently on show as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial 2016.


Workers at This Startup Will Soon Swap Their PC Monitors for Augmented Reality Glasses


Gribetz was named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 list of young innovators this year. Meta’s investors include Comcast and Lenovo.

When you put on Meta’s glasses, which can be pre-ordered for $949, you can see virtual objects overlaid onto the real world and control them using gestures. The experience is similar to that offered by headsets indevelopment by Microsoft and well-funded startup Magic Leap.


How to Learn Virtual Reality and Become an Expert?


The journey of thousand miles begins with a simple step. Career in Virtual Reality is going to be rewarding. Before we start to learn virtual reality, let’s understand what is virtual reality.  This may be good read for absolute beginners to intermediate levels. So, let’s begin to learn virtual reality. You could be a content creator, developer or an aspirant who wants to probably build her career and learn Virtual Reality. We have attempted to cover it.


Deutsche Welle is working on a tool that makes it easier to tell stories in virtual reality


German news outlet Deutsche Welle has been experimenting with a new storytelling tool called Fader, which allows journalists with no experience of virtual reality production or programming skills to create and distribute VR content.


Prepping Your 360-Degree Footage For Editing


There are some very important steps you have to go through before you can import you footage into your NLE. Below, I cover, from a high level, what those steps are. Once you understand these steps, you’ll be able to use pretty much any “stitching” application out there.


Why VR content outside of games and entertainment is failing


Many content creators in the virtual reality space are struggling at the moment.

VR content companies that aren’t making a game or something that is entertaining are finding little money or engineering talent available to them.

Money and talent are being funneled mostly into the “fun” categories, which are expected to see the earliest consumer adoption and generate the first real profits. That leaves few resources on the table for content creators exploring other types of content.


Design Practices in Virtual Reality


The technology of virtual reality (VR) has been gaining traction, however there is an absence of methods and best practices when designing for it. In my bachelor’s project I am focusing on the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) opportunities and problems created by the technology of virtual reality.


Doug Liman’s Virtual Reality Series ‘Invisible’ Premieres on Samsung VR


The series is created by 30 Ninjas — a digital entertainment company formed by Liman (The Bourne Identity,Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and producer Julina Tatlock — with Conde Nast Entertainment, VR startup Jaunt and Samsung, supported by presenting sponsor Lexus.


The real-world uses for virtual reality


Think of virtual reality and you will probably conjure up images of fantastical landscapes in a game or film set. But VR can also be embedded in reality to give people more understanding of the world around them. Increasingly it is being used as a tool by journalists, teachers, healthcare workers and retailers.

Visual Connections New York 2016



Visual Connections is the largest annual visual media trade show in the world. This networking event is exclusively for 
image/footage/art buyers.


360Cities is attending the “Visual Media Expo New York City 2016” event next week to introduce the potential of your high-quality 360-degree panoramas to a new audience of advertisers and publishers. We’ll be there to represent you and your work!







If you in or are around NYC on October 27th, 2016, come to see us at the Metropolitan Pavilion, The Suite (2nd floor) stand #B17-18, in Chelsea, Manhattan, NYC. We’d be glad to see you!

 The Future of VR by Brendan Iribe


In the near future, a lot of companies will design tools for front-facing cameras and 360 videos, like in case of Sony. Oculus’s CEO Brendan clarifies that there’s a huge need of VR games for PlayStations. So many developers would like to target different VR devices till it’s new.


Virtual Reality In The Classroom


Imagine this scene – a group of students guided by their teacher are visiting a heritage site. The students get to explore the heritage site and see many features in close detail. However, what if you were told that they are doing all this while still being inside the classroom? ‘How is that possible unless their classroom itself is the heritage site?’ you may ask. The answer is ‘Virtual reality’. ‘Well, all that is great for science fiction. Let’s talk about something that is possible today’ you may say. The answer is ‘It is possible today!’


Modal VR sets out to simplify large-scale virtual reality


With the PSVR launching this week, and plenty of Oculus Rifts, HTC Vives and Gear VRs already in the wild, people’s VR options are growing, but not everybody has the space or cash for a decent setup. More and more we’re seeing companies step in to offer VR as a theme park or arcade type of experience, and the latest to throw its hat into the ring is Modal VR, with a semi-portable system that can reportedly track the heads and gestures of up to 10 players, without trailing cables everywhere.


Stanford researchers release virtual reality simulation that transports users to ocean of the future

Researcher trying the Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience, a new virtual reality science education tool, with coral animation still in background. Credit info: Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Try to imagine what the world will look like if human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions aren’t curbed. If your imagination and scientific knowledge can’t take you there, virtual reality can. The Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience, a free science education tool (download here), can take you to the bottom of the sea, then fast-forward to the end of the century, when many coral reefs are predicted to corrode in waters made acidic by the absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


Gartner says 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality


Global research firm Gartner presented its near future predictions at this year’s Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be 100 million consumers that shop in augmented reality and 30 percent of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen. Here are the top 10 strategic predictions by Gartner analysts.


My Summer in Virtual Reality


I spent 16 weeks (Summer 2016) trying to start a company in an industry that I barely knew about… Here’s the story:

  1. Virtual reality first popped up on my radar back in 2015. I had stumbled upon a virtual reality subreddit and I was captivated by the content posted there. I soon found myself yearning to experience virtual reality and experience some of the captivating virtual environments that I’ve encountered in my life. (2015 January)

Felix & Paul Sets New Standard For Live-Action VR With Cirque Du Soleil KÀ, Available Free on Gear VR


Montreal-based Felix & Paul’s latest project, Cirque Du Soleil’s KÀ: The Battle Within, is a must-download available today for Gear VR.

I got a look at the 1.5 GB 12-minute VR video at Oculus Connect and it offered more than a front-row seat to a Cirque Du Soleil performance. I was closer to the action than the best seat in the house, and the muscular performers weren’t just closer to me — they were imposing. They loomed over me like giants, or slid around me like snakes. They occasionally made direct eye contact or snarled at me, sending chills down my spine and inviting me deeper into the world of KÀ.


Hulu to Stream Virtual Reality News and Comedy Shows From RYOT Studios (EXCLUSIVE)


Hulu is getting two new exclusive series made for virtual reality (VR), courtesy of the Huffington Post’s RYOT Studios: Come this fall, Hulu’s VR app is going to feature a news program called “The Big Picture: News in Virtual Reality” as well as new VR comedy show called “Virtually Mike and Nora” starring Nora Kirkpatrick and Mike O’Brien.




For The Simpsons 600th episode, Fox has teamed up with Google to create a Google Spotlight story in virtual reality. The immersive experience entitled “Planet of the Couches”, is a gag and has a few interactive scenes, such as the classic bar jokes of Moe the bartender or Ralph (being lost). In all very cool! The couch gag intro in every Simpsons episode has been turned into a 360° Virtual Reality experience surrounding you with jokes.


New record for fusion


On Friday, Sept. 30, at 9:25 p.m. EDT, scientists and engineers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in the Institute’s Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Plasma pressure is the key ingredient to producing energy from nuclear fusion, and MIT’s new result achieves over 2 atmospheres of pressure for the first time.


Hi all! In this week’s edition of the most wonderful panoramic photos uploaded to 360Cities recently, we’ll have a look at some lovely views over different kinds of landscapes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a city, valley, woods or whatever – you can be sure you’ll love these panos!


Golden Aerial Sunrise at Mytikas Mount Olympus Summit by Vasilis Triantafyllou (click the picture to open the pano)

Let’s start in Greece this time. Mount Olympus is a legendary mountain and the view actually could be one of the reasons. This aerial shot shows you how close to the sky and clouds the tip of the mountain actually is, and you can be sure it’s amazing up there!


Sunrise at Pinggan Village by Fietter Chalim (click the picture to open the pano)

Different continent, different country, different nature, but that does not mean this pano is less wonderful. Just check out the Balinese mountains covered with trees and plants and lovely rice fields in the valley. The sunrise gives the whole scenery a lovely look!


Rockefeller Center by Hendrik Henschel (click the picture to open the pano)

Speaking of amazing views, this is the place that comes to our mind on the first place. The top of the Rock is probably the best spot for a great look over the New York City. On a bright day, you can be sure you’ll be able to see pretty much everything – and some cool stuff can be seen on this pano, too!


Dachstein Glacier by Bence Bankuty (click the picture to open the pano)

From the city back to the nature. You may know about this amazing lookout deck on the top of the Dachstein Glacier, which offers a stunning view over the peaks of the Northern Limestone Alps. Sure it will take you some time to get there (don’t worry, there’s a funicular up there), but you can be sure it’s worth it.


Snowy Lustheim Palace, Schleissheim by B. Quitterer (click the picture to open the pano)

You can say it was really cold when this pano was taken. The Schleissheim Palace in Bavaria, Germany, was almost covered with snow, as well as the surrounding woods. Anyway, it’s a really cool spot – did you know they started to build the palace almost four hundred years ago?


Wait! That’s not it! More amazing views coming your way!

Vista de Santa Prisca en Taxco by Ivan Urbina (click the picture to open the pano)

Bagan at Sunset by Rolf Ris (click the picture to open the pano)

Berlin Messeturm by Willy Kaemena (click the picture to open the pano)

Miranda do Douro Dam by Santiago Ribas (click the picture to open the pano)

Baptistery of San Giovanni by Ruediger Kottmann (click the picture to open the pano)

Main Entrance of The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace by Martin Broomfield (click the picture to open the pano)

As the Note 7 dies, Oculus loses face(s)


The Note 7 debacle hasn’t been good for anyone — not for Samsung, not for Android, not for consumers, not for airlines, not for fire departments, not for stylus-lovers and certainly not for Oculus.

The Facebook-owned virtual reality powerhouse currently has its entire mobile VR future pinned on the successes of Samsung’s handsets and the discontinuation of Note 7 production is likely going to stunt Oculus’s Gear VR sales (and brand) in a pretty damning way.




In the first installment of this series I wrote about how seasoned game fanatics were turned into crying babies by the power of the VR medium. In the second installment, I went into the hurdles which the VR-medium poses on the storyteller. And in the third part, I took a peek at what the future might hold for VR and how future VR-makers might use new tools which are becoming available right now. In the fourth part I talked about Story Masters and the over arching idea.

S. Korean government invests $363 million to promote VR


The South Korean government is set to invest 363 million dollars over the next five years to promote the virtual reality (VR) industry. Korean government considers virtual reality as a future growth engine.

How to Get Lost in Augmented Reality


For several weeks this summer, the world was peppered with Pokémon and possibility. People rushed out, phones in hand, to chase Charizards and explored neighborhoods both old and new. For most of July and part of August, it felt like the augmented reality future had finally arrived. To a certain degree, it had. But Pokémon Go was and is a basic program. Though it did start a conversation about how A.R. works across race and class, it did not force early adopters to confront how manipulation and consent work in mixed reality.


PlayStation VR is a good headset built on a crumbling foundation


Sony’s new-fangled head-mounted display and the bits and pieces that make it run feel like a forced collision between the past and the present.
The headset is definitively a product of the Now: it’s sleek, it’s space-age, and it’s lightweight in your hands and on your head, but not in a cheap or flimsy way.


The Big Comparison: Daydream View vs Gear VR


So Google has finally unveiled its Daydream VR headset, the Daydream View. It will be available in November for $79 and will start the mobile VR war between Samsung’s Oculus powered Gear VR and Google’s Daydream VR. In this comparison, we pit the two VR headsets against each other to find out which device is the better headset.


From Dutch hospital to Afghan clinic: new VR app aims to link 8.5m doctors


Imagine you’re a doctor in Swindon and a patient with a chewing tobacco habit turns up with unusual tongue lesions. What if you could, at the press of a few buttons, locate and get instant advice from the Mumbai-based world expert on cancers related to chewing tobacco?


SONY Playstation PSVR virtual reality experience arrives this week: what does it mean for VR?


Sony’s PSVR Virtual Reality will be available to the world starting this Thursday, bringing another huge leap forward to the VR community amidst Google’s recent announcements about it’s Daydream platform and hardware.

One of the most significant things about the PSVR Virtual Reality experience is that unlike Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or other HMD’s which need the processing power of a robust computer to run, PSVR works with your existing Playstation 4 console. According to Wired, over 40 Million have sold since the launch several years ago. That is a huge built in addressable market and we’re excited at SpaceoutVR to see advances that make Virtual Reality experiences more available to the world.


NASA Langley Uses VR/AR Devices for its Researches


As the VR technology is expanding and is becoming available for people, NASALangley takes advantage of VR. On 11th of October NASA reported on its official website about the usage of VR/AR technologies for working on the space.




Missed us? Like (nearly) every Monday, we bring you the most beautiful panoramic photos uploaded to 360Cities. Let’s go!


Chapada dos Veadeiros by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)

This one is particularly beautiful. The Milky way is perfectly visible at the Veadeiros Tablelands in Brazil, as it seems like there’s no light pollution around. What makes this pano exceptionally wonderful is the colorful grass all around the photographer.


Wat Rong Khun by wongchichuen (click the picture to open the pano)

This is the White Temple in Chiang Rai Province in Thailand. Even though you might think it’s a religious place, it is not – it’s an art exhibit, it is privately owned and it was built in 1997. See? Contemporary art can be very interesting!


Traffic Network and Sunset at West Kowloon by wongchichuen (click the pictures to open the panos)

We can’t get enough of these panos. Stunning aerial shots capturing the beauties of Hong Kong from unusual angle. Traffic under fireworks, or a magnificent sunset? It’s all here for you to see!


Strokkur Geyser by Radoslav Kocián (click the picture to open the pano)

There’s so many geysers in Iceland! For example this is the famous Strokkur geyser, which erupts once every six to ten minutes and erupts all the way up to 40 metres!


Balaton Sound Music Festival by Bence Bankuty (click the picture to open the pano)

The summer is pretty much over these days, so why don’t you enjoy a little bit more of some summer fun? Here’s a cool aerial pano from the Balaton Sound music festival in Hungary, one of many music festivals across Europe during the summer.


Don’t go anywhere, here’s more!

Cruise Ship Centrum by Gary Griffin (click the picture to open the pano)

Karaduvar Solid Waste Treatment Plant by Vr Mersin (click the picture to open the pano)

Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 1463 by Andrew Bodrov (click the picture to open the pano)

Staircase Selaron by Lico Santos (click the picture to open the pano)

Kingscote north signal box by Mike Anton (click the picture to open the pano)

Russky island bridge by Ilya Palienko (click the picture to open the pano)

Where am I? Waking up in Virtual Reality


I’ve been researching environmental immersion for 5 years and now with my own virtual Reality viewers and 360 recording devices, I’ve been able to experiment.

The first unusual experiment: I took a nap while wearing my Virtual Reality Viewers to learn about how it interacts with the mind upon waking in VR. My first awakening? The avengers mansion. At first I was quite confused. My first thoughts were, “Did I get really drunk last night? Where the hell am I? How did I get here? Is this a dream” In those early stages my first reaction, when presented with an unusual environment upon waking, was to assume it was real, and try to make sense of how I got there. Those first times, when i tried to rub the sleep out of my eyes I immediately feel the goggles and realize fairly quickly that it was a VR experience still running. (The time between was relatively short, measured in seconds, but could be increased using better equipment but overall the effect decreased over time.)

What the heck is going on with Palmer Luckey?


In one week, he’s gone from being the enigmatic, shockingly young head of a company that Facebook acquired for billions of dollars, to being the Wizard of Oz-type millionaire behind the curtain who’s financing an alt-right political group with roots in a white supremacist subreddit.

Become VR Developer with new Udacity Program


VR industry continues to develop and integrate new people in producing VR content. On 28th of September 2016, it has been announced of launching new VR program. Several giant companies: Google, Unity, Upload and HTC Vive have joined Udacity to create an educational program which is called VR Developer Nanodegree program.

Not So VR Away: NVIDIA, HTC Make It Easier to Bring Virtual Reality to Your Business


Putting cutting-edge VR to work in your business is about to get easier. Next month, our new Pascal-based NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs and HTC’s Vive Business Edition will become generally available.

Our Pascal-based Quadro GPUs will support a wide range of new VR technologies. Separately, HTC’s Vive Business Edition will make it easier to put VR to work for your organization.

10 Best Uses Of Virtual Reality In Marketing (Updated)


As of April 2016, people that succeed with Virtual Reality (VR) Marketing do two things very well:

First, they identify VR Marketing narratives that get them results.

Second, they put 100% of their resources into creating the stories that resonate with their audience.

But you’re probably wondering:

“How do I find VR Marketing strategies that actually work?”

“Storytelling in VR is Changing What We’re Used to in Traditional Film”: Yelena Rachitsky on Virtual Reality


Is virtual reality beginning to be embraced by the mainstream? The question was raised last weekend at IFP Film Week’s Cinema in the Age of VR panel. Roughly 50 people had gathered at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Dumbo to hear from four pioneers working at the forefront of VR.

Watching Football in VR is Kind of Terrible Right Now


Ever since I put on a VR headset, I’ve wanted to use one to watch live sporting events. Well, that tech is here now, and it’s a miserable experience.

During week three of the NCAA college football season, Fox Sports aired the matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Ohio State Buckeyes on its Fox Sports VR App. This smartphone program fromdeveloper LiveLike is available now for free on the iOS, Android, and Gear VR markets. For the OSU-OU game, it had five different 180-degree cameras set up around the field. One in each endzone, one on each 25-yard line, and one in a box at the 50 yard line. At any time during the action, you could switch between those vantage points so you can always get in close to the play.

Can Virtual Reality Trigger Long Locked Away Memories?


Can short term virtual reality sessions help people living with dementia trigger long term memories and improve communication skills?

An aged care-home operator is tentatively reporting positive results in virtual reality sessions with residents.

Originally introduced at two Melbourne aged care-homes as a means of entertaining residents, Mercy Health Lifestyle and Volunteer Manager Karren Gooding said the short virtual reality sessions have had unexpected results.

You’re in the band: virtual reality’s orchestral future


It is every orchestral player’s greatest anxiety dream. You are sitting on stage at the Royal Festival Hall as the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen strides up to the podium. He looks you directly in the eye and raises his baton for the first downbeat. It is only then that you realise you have forgotten your instrument, or even how to play one. But this is not a dream – it’s real. Or virtually real. Welcome to Britain’s first fully immersive, 360 degree, non-existent orchestra.

VR and the reimagining of Story – Interactive theatre – part 4


Last time I promised to talk about some kind of magical glue – a Story Master.

Dungeons & Dragons had a Dunegon Master who was in control of the story, and who would be the medium through which the players experienced his vision. And so it  would be in the case of  this VR-experience.  Each story would have to be steered by a controlling idea. The over arching concept. What is the story about? What are we trying to convey to the participant, despite the boundless freedom given by this kind of interactive experience/story.



It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for another summary of some wonderful panoramic photos uploaded to 360Cities recently. So if you fancy some amazing natural landscapes, this is the right place for you!


Le Morne Brabant by J Marc Lim (click the picture to open the pano)

Mountains. The places where the land meets the sky and panoramic photographers can capture the beauty of the nature from above. This pano from Mauritius is the proof!


Stone Garden by Fietter Chalim (click the picture to open the pano)

This is perfect. This place in Indonesia is called Stone Garden for a reason. These hills are covered with smaller and larger pieces of rocks, making the impression of a garden, really. Pretty awesome!


Aurora storm from Qaleraliq glacier by Juan Carlos Casado (click the picture to open the pano)

Does a photo ever make you say ‚Wow‘? This one is probably one of them. This aurora storm, captured at the Qaleraliq glacier in Greenland, is absolutely spectacular, casting a green light on the icebergs underneath. Something you don’t get to see every day!


Wind Turbine Munich Froettmaning by B. Quitterer (click the picture to open the pano)

From one cold place to another – you can actually feel how chilly the weather was, when the pano was being captured. Don’t forget to have a look around, as you may find one specia building in the background!


Sunset Over Horseshoe Bend by Flavio Di Mattia (click the picture to open the pano)

The Horseshoe Bend is one of the most famous places in Arizona and you can see why on this pano. Together with the sunset, this view on the valley is certainly one of those you would never forget.


There’s more!

Vrbnik by Darko Car (click the picture to open the pano)

Crop circles Mammendorf 2016 by Andreas Tichon (click the picture to open the pano)

Bird Sanctuary by Vr Mersin (click the picture to open the pano)

Castle Schleissheim by B. Quitterer (click the picture to open the pano)

Yeniyurt Kalesi Castle Erdemli by Vr Mersin (click the picture to open the pano)

October is VR’s biggest month: Google Daydream, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR


Even if you’ve tried virtual reality or already own a VR system, nothing has prepared you for what’s coming over the next month. Three major VR platforms are expected to launch before Thanksgiving Day with massive announcements and retail roll-outs in the works.

New Survey Suggests Lack Of Compelling Content As Biggest Obstacle For VR/AR Adoption


What was once nothing more than a pipe dream for science fiction enthusiasts is now a commercially released product due to the dawn of virtual reality devices that are readily available on the shelves of your local Best Buy. Now that VR has taken the first steps out of infancy towards becoming a matured new vertical for the consumer electronics industry it is beginning to face a new set of challenges as it strives for greater success in this highly competitive marketplace.

VR Devs Pull Support for Oculus Rift Until Palmer Luckey Steps Down


Several virtual reality game developers have announced that they will stop supporting Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR headset until its founder Palmer Luckey steps down.

Developers announced that they will stop supporting the Oculus Rift after The Daily Beast revealed that Luckey raised money for a pro-Donald Trump non-profit through a convoluted Reddit scheme. As Motherboard reported on Friday, Luckey’s Twitter activity has been sympathetic to the alt-right and the bigotry that defines it since March of this year.

Here’s why you’re overlooking how much VR actually matters


If Virtual Reality seems like it’s been slow to pick up, that might just be because most of us have a terrible ability to see the huge change a new technology will have on the world.

It’s human nature to be a bedroom critic.

When the Wright brothers conducted the first flight ever in 1903, the press and most of the public, reacted with a shrug of their shoulders. It would be 5 years until the public reacted to the fact that lowly earth-bound humans were now actually able to fly.

Virtual reality is set to emerge as a new trademark battleground, brand owners are warned


If this year’s technology predictions hold true, 2016 will be the year that virtual reality (VR) will begin to breakthrough into the mainstream. As products from the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Sony, HTC and Samsung add much needed competition to a new generation of VR devices, one IP expert tells World Trademark Review that VR platforms and VR-related domains should now be on the policing schedule for most brand owners.

For VR to be truly immersive, it needs convincing sound to match


I’m staring at a large iron door in a dimly lit room. “Hey,” a voice says, somewhere on my right. “Hey buddy, you there?” It’s a heavily masked humanoid. He proceeds to tell me that my sensory equipment is down and will need to be fixed. Seconds later, the heavy door groans. A second humanoid leads the way into the spaceship where my suit will be repaired.

Hyper-Training And The Future Augmented Reality Workplace


If you’re like me, you may be exhilarated by the possibilities inherent in augmented reality (AR) workplace training. Not only does AR open the doors for limitless creativity and innovation, it also enables enterprises to speed up the training process and make it more beneficial to employees. As someone who spends his life learning about what drives people to adopt new technologies, I see much potential in workplace AR, and predict that it will play a key role in offering companies a competitive advantage.

Immersive storytelling in 360: Step inside the Server Room Symphony with Will O’Rourke


Leading the way in taking ground-breaking new ideas from concept to reality, production house Will O’Rourke has partnered with Semi Permanent and Facebook to tell a story using Facebook’s 360 video. Collaborating with Director Alex Smith, the team was challenged to draw inspiration from a Dan Winters photograph and move people on mobile.

Virtual reality is not going to be big, it’s going to be everything!


Gaming and entertainment may be the most popular area for today’s virtual reality market but the technology is evolving fast, and soon it will touch so many aspects of our lives. Virtual reality offers the potential to fundamentally change how we learn, interact, and recover through a variety of potential applications in academia, healthcare, advocacy and journalism.

This Interactive Virtual Reality Experience Relaxes You in Minutes


Imagine leaving a stressful day behind and slipping into a magical forest of calming lights and sounds.

That’s the vision of LUMEN, a relaxing virtual reality experience that launches this week through LIFE VR’s new mobile app.