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iPhone YouTube virtual reality experience now available for all videos

iPhone YouTube virtual reality experience now available for all videos

The latest Google Cardboard update now means that Apple smartphone users can see any video they want in VR. The most recent iOS update that has been released for Google Cardboard now means that the YouTube virtual reality viewing feature is now available to iPhone users for every video available on the massive database. Before the release of this update, that iOS functionality had been limited to only a certain few 360 degree videos. That said, users of … Read entire article »

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Researchers unveil flexible 3D smartphone called ReFlex

Researchers unveil flexible 3D smartphone called ReFlex

A team at Queen’s University in Canada now have the first full-color, high-res bendable mobile phone. The Human Media Lab from Queen’s University in Canada has now unveiled a prototype flexible 3D smartphone that they have named the ReFlex and that has become the first mobile device in the world to be high resolution, full-color and able to display three dimensional images. At the same time, the team behind the ReFlex also announced its HoloFlex smartphone. The HoloFlex … Read entire article »

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Samsung virtual reality could mean the end of the traditional bedtime story

Samsung virtual reality could mean the end of the traditional bedtime story

Will this VR technology one day take over this parent-child bonding time as the electronics giant suggests? “The future of children’s bedtime” in the form of a mobile app with Samsung virtual reality stories has now been unveiled with the goal of giving kids a much more three dimensional version of the tales they once had to imagine in their minds. The Bedtime VR Stories app has been created with the purpose of underscoring the importance of … Read entire article »

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Virtual reality is the next addition to HP workstations

Virtual reality is the next addition to HP workstations

The tech giant has now announced that it is making a massive step into the popular new VR space. HP Inc. has recently released the announcement that it has workstations ready and targeting content creators with a specific focus on the virtual reality ecosystem, which remains in its infancy. The launch in question has arrived in the form of the HP Z Workstation which is “NVidia VR Ready.” Among the configurations for the HP Z Workstation include the … Read entire article »

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Samsung unveils concept augmented reality windshield

Samsung unveils concept augmented reality windshield

The tech giant has revealed an HUD AR experience that could bring notifications and other features to riders. Samsung has now taken the opportunity to place a new concept into the spotlight, in the form of an HUD augmented reality windshield that would help to give motorcycle riders the ability to receive notifications and other features without ever having to take their eyes off the road. The self-driving auto market isn’t the only one receiving attention from … Read entire article »

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L’Oreal Paris to develop an augmented reality beauty application

L’Oreal Paris to develop an augmented reality beauty application

The cosmetics brand has entered into a new deal with Image Metrics in order to make this happen. L’Oreal Paris is currently looking into a new way to develop its augmented reality beauty app called Makeup Genius, through the creation of a new exclusive partnership with the AR tech company called Image Metrics. The Makeup Genius mobile app was first launched back in 2014 in the form of a real-time AR mirror. That experience was also created by … Read entire article »

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Virtual reality Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition raises eyebrows

Virtual reality Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition raises eyebrows

This edition of the magazine is known for its added gimmicks, causing turned heads and rolled eyes. The Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated has now been released and, with it, has come the brand’s attempt to jump on board with one of the hottest trends in technology at the moment: virtual reality. The release of the magazine has arrived alongside a mobile app meant for both Android and iOS devices. The companion app has been designed to provide … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality company, Magic Leap raises $793 million

Augmented reality company, Magic Leap raises $793 million

The elusive Dania Beach, Florida start-up has announced that it has over three quarters of a billion in venture financing. Magic Leap, an augmented reality start-up that is known for being exceptionally secretive about virtually everything in which it is involved, has announced that its latest venture financing round has brought in a tremendous $792 million. This would give the company a valuation of an estimated $3.7 billion, not including the new funding. This most recent round of … Read entire article »

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