How VR training apps are finally becoming a reality

Virtual Reality garnered plenty of headlines this past year. Most of the coverage – from former President Barack Obama virtually visiting Yosemite National Park to Fox live streaming the Super Bowl – focused on the entertainment possibilities inherent in the technology. But many companies and organizations are taking advantage of Virtual Reality for more practical […]

Google will watch the watchers with Eyefluence acquisition

Global tech behemoth Google has quietly acquired the startup Eyefluence which tracks user eye movements in virtual reality environments. According to ZDnet, Google bought the Milpitas, CA-based firm for an undisclosed amount. Established in 2013, Eyefluence develops software that tracks eye movements for use in augmented and virtual reality applications. Google’s motives for the acquisition weren’t […]

Oculus Rift starts shipping to preorder customers

Oculus Rift starts shipping to preorder customers

As of yesterday, anyone that preordered the Oculus Rift should keep an eye out for the delivery man. Pre-orders will start heading out the door starting Monday, March 28. Chief executive Brendan Iribe revealed the news on Twitter, saying “The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries begin Monday 3.28.2016,” accompanied by a photo of the […]

The Future Of Virtual Reality Lies Beyond Gaming

The Future Of Virtual Reality Lies Beyond Gaming

Guest author Richard MacManus is the founder of ReadWrite. This article originally appeared in his Augment Intelligence newsletter.  If you’re thinking that virtual reality (VR) is all about gaming, then think again.  Are you a sports fan? The US Open Golf Tournament was livestreamed in VR last year. A music fan? Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Jack […]

Oculus Rift Is Opening Up To The Masses, Ushering In The VR Era

Oculus Rift Is Opening Up To The Masses, Ushering In The VR Era

This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.  Virtual reality is becoming actual reality. After years of waiting and watching as the tech elite posted awkward selfies of themselves enjoying the latest VR headgear, the public will […]