Interesting articles about VR – week #9

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and we’re not ready for what comes next


Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz thinks his company’s mysterious goggles will, one day, be able to replace “your phones, your televisions, your laptops, your tablets,” he said at Recode’s Code Media conference on Tuesday.




For those who have been creating 360 videos, Chris Bobotis will be a familiar name. Most people know him as the Creative Director and Founding Partner at Mettle, but he recently moved on to a new role being the Director Immersive for Adobe. With now being a member of the Adobe Family, Chris will support deeper integration of immersive video editing tools within Adobe’s software.

A VR Social App Revolutionizing How You Meet People


The world’s first sociable network is here. vTIme is a social platform that allows you to meet new people and interact with them or your friends in a stunning virtual environment of your choosing like Paris or even Space. Meet and interact with people in person and feel their presence when you use vTime. VR headsets like the iVROX have now provided us the opportunity to experience virtual environments by only using our smartphones. 

Japanese tour firm offers virtual reality holidays – with a first-class seat


Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris – and never leave the ground. 
That’s exactly what 12 passengers did at First Airlines in central Tokyo this week, where they relaxed in first and business-class seats and were served four-course dinners, before immersing themselves in 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tours of the City of Light’s sights.

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass


Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone. 
You might have guessed that the “something” we’re referring to is, in fact, the rumored augmented reality glasses that are reportedly in development at Cupertino.

Why Women Don’t Like Social VR: Interview with Jessica Outlaw


We are three Cognitive Scientists discussing Virtual Reality and Cognitive Research, Industry News, and Design Implications! We actively research different aspects of the field, and are involved in various companies related to the topic of VR. With this podcast, we hope to use our commentary to bridge the gap between news and established science. We break down complex topics, discuss the current trends and their economical impacts, and broadcast our views on VR.

Top XR MR AR VR Headsets & Glasses | Upcoming & Released


A few days ago, looking for XR/MR/AR/VR devices I stumbled upon some really great headsets and smart glasses. Some of them I found too good to be true, some underappreciated. Before reading this Buyer’s guide, I suggest you check out my article on X-Reality so know what you are bargaining for.

Full transcript: VR researcher Jeremy Bailenson on Recode Decode


On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talks about his new book, “Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do.” His work in VR is aimed at providing meaningful experiences that increase empathy.

Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts


What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages one and two today after debuting posts of interactive 3D models in News Feed in October that you can move and spin around.

Unpleasant moron discovered in social VR


A representative from the Scientific Institute of Science Studies has discovered an unpleasant moron that may indicate a new phase of human evolution is occurring in social VR app, Unhappy Valley.


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