Nikon Keymission 360 Preliminary Review

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 In this post, I will discuss my preliminary review of the Nikon Keymission 360 after having used it for a week, based on my experience with having owned several other 360 cameras, and having shot with 360 cameras almost exclusively for the past 18 months.  I have tried to cover everything relevant but I haven’t used it extensively yet, so there could be problems or workarounds that I haven’t discovered.


 

Want to Know What Virtual Reality Might Become? Look to the Past

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The Scottish scientist David Brewster was one of those 19th-century characters with no real equivalent today. An ordained minister in the Church of Scotland, he took an early interest in astronomy and became for a time one of the world’s leading experts on the science of optics. He also harbored a great fondness for popular amusements, and at some point in the early part of the century, he began frequenting a theatrical horror show in the West End of London called the Phantasmagoria. He went in part as a debunker, a skeptic hoping to reveal the secret craft behind the spectacle. But he also sensed that something profound was lurking in the trickery. He suspected that the showmen were exploiting some intrinsic quirks in the human sensory system — perhaps, he hoped, rendering them more intelligible to the scientist. Brewster called the world of scientifically produced illusion “natural magic.”


 

This is what makes me so excited about VR at the moment

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It’s been a great month for VR!

We’ve seen some amazing announcements and demos that give us confidence that VR is really here to stay this time. The key in mass adoption is a mix between affordable, high quality hardware and compelling content. Nobody knows when the VR mass adoption happens, but there’s a lot coming up that makes us excited!


Will Virtual Reality Fail? Once Again?

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Don’t start bashing me so soon for calling VR failure. But let’s not become the mice of our own experiments. We may end up creating a huge biased views of our creation. Let us not become victims of misplaced enthusiasm and ignore relevant facts. This is not one of those posts where we repeat past experiences or how Google Glass and 3D TV failed. We have read all of that. As is the tradition of VRCherries, we will make you aware of some facts of Virtual Reality, pitfalls ahead and what could possibly go wrong. As it happens in most such failures, the big corporations just dismisses those investments off. Those who are left sulking are the practitioners of the technology. I am sure none of you, be the developers, content creators, small time researchers and such do not wish to be left with dead investments and no clients. So exactly how should we as the VR community should tackle this issue for our own benefit?


 

Creating Videos with Spatial Audio for Facebook 360

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Preparing videos with spatial audio for upload to Facebook requires the Facebook 360 Encoder application. The Encoder is available with the Spatial Workstation installer. Additionally, files with YouTube’s Spherical Video and Spatial Audio Metadata are supported and can be directly uploaded to Facebook 360.


 

The New York Times has starting releasing 360-degree virtual reality stories as daily news.

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The New York Times has been releasing 360 videos for a while,  the NYT VR app on Google Cardboard is a beautiful introduction to 360VR storytelling. NYT VR also released award winning “The Displaced” and motivated lots of other journalists to tell stories in VR.

“It’s time to make 360 video a part of the daily news report, as common as text or interactives,” – Meredith Kopit Levien, executive vice president and chief revenue officer at The New York Times Company.


 

VIRTUAL REALITY HEALTHCARE: THE NEW BREAKTHROUGH IN MEDICINE

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Virtual reality was first considered to be the new gaming technology. But it has proved the capability to innovate other branches of our everyday life. Besides games, it got strongly accustomed in live events, movies and TV shows streaming, design and architecture, industry and military. What is even more important, VR brings innovations to medicine, bringing the branch to a completely new level.


 

VR Startups: Holos is building your true home in VR

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Virtual Reality is a whole new world for consumers. A world that has to be discovered from the ground up. We know how to use our computers and smartphones, but how is our workplace in VR going to look like? Where do we find and how do we start our VR apps? For our “VR Startups” series we are today speaking with Tyler and Dan from Holos, a startup that wants to find the definite answer for these questions!


 

Adobe updates its Creative Cloud suite of apps with focus on 3D and VR

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Adobe announced a flurry of updates to its Creative Cloud suite of apps and services today ahead of its MAX conference, introducing a new 3D design app called Project Felix, a font store called Typekit Marketplace, virtual reality features for the Premiere Pro video editor, three new Android apps, and a bunch of smaller updates across desktop and mobile.


 

USA Today launches weekly VR news series “VRtually There” with new “cubemercial” format for advertisers

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On October 27th, USA Today became one of the most prominent virtual reality content creators in the news business with the launch of a weekly VR news show, VRtually There, a collaboration between its editorial team and in-house agency, GET Creative.


 

L’Oréal Is Using Virtual Reality To Expand The “Matrix Academy”

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Animators spent decades trying to make hair look fully realistic, until Pixar created the software used in such movies as Monsters Inc. and Brave. Now that same problem has to be solved in virtual reality.

“From our perspective, hair is the hardest possible problem,” explains 8i’s Linc Gasking. 8i specializes in modeling fine human details like eyes and fingers, but its team found hair to be particularly challenging, especially the frizzy kind.


 

 

Hi all! Missed us? We’re back again to bring you the most wonderful panoramic photos uploaded to 360Cities recently. Here they are!

 

Námafjall Geothermal Area by Radoslav Kocián (click the picture to open the pano)

No doubt Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on our planet. Sure, you don’t get much of sun there, but the nature is magical. Like this – the Mámafjall geothermal area. So cool!

 

Burnham Overy Staithe by Neil Longdin (click the picture to open the pano)

This pano from England may look like a painting, but it is really a photo! This is actually how beautiful England’s east coast is Neil captured it perfectly.

 

Reine, Lofoten islands by Bane Obradović (click the picture to open the pano)

Not far from England, there’s another place so famous for its nature. The Lofoten islands in Norway are one of the places boasting untouched nature, with its bays, beaches, mountains and so much more. This pano gives you the idea of what it really looks like over there.

 

Aerial overview Budapest evening by Bence Bankuty (click the picture to open the pano)

This looks like a lovely warm evening, inviting you for a nice little stroll in the Budapest city centre, right? This pano will, however, give you an aerial view of the Hungarian capital, but that’s still pretty cool!

 

There’s more!

Kuzey Yildizi by ANKARA (click the picture to open the pano)

Red Deer by Rollo Wood (click the picture to open the pano)

Cska Chapaev by Ivan Messier (click the picture to open the pano)

Studzieniczne Lake by Mariusz Mikolajczyk (click the picture to open the pano)

Long Neck Karen by wongchichuen (click the picture to open the pano)

Chimneys in fuel transfer point in the industrial park by Sergej Esnault (click the picture to open the pano)

Braunschweig City Hall by DerMische (click the picture to open the pano)

Ducks at Phoenix-See in Dortmund by DerMische (click the picture to open the pano)

The Abyss Novegno by Lorenzo Rossato (click the picture to open the pano)

VR industry hasn’t bothered to do safety research

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Episode two of this season’s Black Mirror, ‘Playtest’, sparked the question by many including Tyler Wilde, Executive Editor at PC Gamer, to ask the question, “Is there a line where virtual reality becomes dangerous, and will we stop when we find it?”


 

VR Startups: Virtelio enables anyone to create interactive VR movies

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Content creation in VR will get more interesting for publishers once VR becomes more mainstream. And Google is just about to make this a reality with Daydream. For our “VR Startups” series we are happy to have interviewed Fred Baus, the General Manager of “realab” that develops VR editing software “Virtelio”, a tool that makes it easy for story-tellers to create VR content!


 

27 of the best AR and VR apps and games

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2016 is the year that virtual reality and augmented reality hit the mainstream – here are our picks for the best games and apps you can download for iPhone and Android.


 

25 of VR’s greatest innovators

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Time, place, even a sense of self can lose meaning in these creations weaved from the gossamer threads of fact found in fiction, the illusional fancies of magic realism, the mind-expanding nature of synthetic hallucination.


 

Microsoft Research has two types of touch for VR haptics

 

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Virtual reality is one of the most immersive technologies available today. That is until the illusion shatters when you instinctively reach out to touch something and are met with a one-size-fits-all haptic response or no feedback at all. Microsoft Research (PDF) might have the solution to that. Rather than air-based haptics like we’ve seen before, “NormalTouch” and “TextureTouch” use handheld devices to simulate touching things while in VR — no bodysuit required.


 

My first virtual reality groping

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Last week I was groped in virtual reality. Did you know that could happen? I didn’t, but now I’m all the wiser.
While visiting my brother-in-law last weekend, we decided to check out his HTC Vive, a virtual reality system. My husband and I stood in his home in Redwood City, on an idyllic 80-degree day, the three of us taking turns on the Vive.


How Virtual Reality Could Reshape The Energy Sector

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Humans have a hard time with numbers. The truth is that our brains are much better at processing images and colors than they are at processing numbers. Give a human a relatively simple math problem like dividing two large numbers by one another and it can take them several minutes to work out the answer. By contrast, humans are great at understanding images and making inferences as compared to computers. Trivial tasks like identifying what a chair is are extraordinarily difficult for computers.


 

The real winners in VR are the conference organisers

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At the moment we are in what I call the ‘Wild West’ of VR. Hundreds of new companies are cropping up everywhere to capitalise on the new technology and experimenting with how it can be used, for good and for worse. It’s an exciting time where the new kid appearing with a solitary stand and blank walls could be an influential player in a short two years time.


 

MAKING VR A LITTLE MORE USABLE WITH A PINCH GESTURE RING

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[Florian] wants to browse the web like an internet cowboy from a cyberpunk novel. Unfortunately, VR controllers are great for games but really incapacitate a hand for typing. A new input method was needed, one that would free his fingers for typing, but still give his hands detailed input into the virtual world.


 

Is Apple completely missing out on Virtual Reality?

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We are living in exciting times. 2016 is THE big year for VR. The year that it finally reaches the consumers. First with the launch of the Oculus Rift and the HTC VIVE, then with the Playstation VR and finally next month when Google throws its hat into the ring with its Daydream VR platform.


 

 

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
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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.


 

THE SIMPSONS IN VIRTUAL REALITY

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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

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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)

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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.


 

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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)