VR, Augmented Reality, Drones, and interesting stuff that’s a little bit off-topic from 3D printing.
This year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City featured over 30 VR and AR experiences. Although the technology isn't quite mainstream enough for home enjoyment yet, the creativity on show certainly assures us of the future for the medium.
Engineers from MIT have built a virtual reality system for drones which they hope will reduce the frequency that the pilotless aircraft crash during training. The VR training system is called "Flight Goggles".
Target is using augmented reality (AR) to help customers decide whether their chosen product really suits them in a sanitary way. The technology is now available and will see future updates such as online Beauty Concierges.
Developed at Microsoft's expansive campus in Redmond, Washington, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a first of its kind for the company: a hardware peripheral created with an inclusive design approach.
Due to the number of terrorist-related attacks increasing, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed a new training method using virtual and augmented reality to better prepare police, first responders and air workers called AUGGMED.
Virtual Reality is making it to cinemas in South Korea with film tech labs and visual effects houses rapidly creating popular content. Cinema-goers are fully immersed with both VR and 4DX which brings feel, touch and smell to the experience.
Two New Zealand artists collaborated to create Terminus, a "five-part immersive experience" at the National Gallery of Australia. Their work blends art with virtual reality and creates some interesting results.
Boston's Planning & Development Agency has been busy. Courtesy of the aforementioned, you can download CAD files in a variety of formats of the entire city and see visualizations of city-wide data like flooding and energy usage.
Lenovo and Google collaborated to create the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset for $399 and the Lenovo Mirage Camera for $299. Both are now available to buy.
Members of China's Communist Party (CPC) in Qingyang town, Binzhou city, in East China's Shandong Province are the first to undergo a virtual reality (VR) loyalty test.
Disney and Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges set offers you the chance to battle it out against your friends in two-player mode using their AR headset toy, lightsaber and your phone.
To celebrate its first VR Google Doodle, the internet giant dreams big with a charming animation charting illusionist and film director Georges Méliès, creator of early cinema classic Le Voyage dans la Lune.
As well as being able to use Snapchat's Lenses for changing your looks and location, you can now play their new AR experience, Snappables, with your friends.
Those itching to get to grips with neural networks are in luck: Google offshoot AIY Projects has recently revamped its Voice and Vision Kits. These project-in-a-pack kits give you all you need to build an intelligent speaker or camera.
Firefox Reality is a new web browser from Mozilla for virtual and augmented reality headsets which was designed from the ground up. However, release dates are yet to be disclosed.
These men were sent to prison before experiencing life as an adult. 20 years later, they're learning how to live in today's world with VR.
Magic Leap One Creator Edition is finally here with the first version being made public but the company reserves the right to change the design before it's delivered.