YouTube | National Geographic | VR

YouTube and National Geographic team up for three VR series

National Geographic and YouTube are teaming up on three VR projects, the first of which is set to debut on December 11th. The virtual reality series will add to YouTube’s already large collection of VR content. The first project is a four-part series called The Okavango Experience, which will take viewers on an expedition of Africa’s Okavango Delta, home to a diverse selection of wildlife including elephants, lions and hundreds of species of birds. Read more…

Source: engadget

AR/VR/XR are going to be big

What AR/VR/XR needs to go big

AR/VR/XR are going to be big, but not everyone will win. Today’s market is a collection of related point solutions to specific problems, but not a fully functioning ecosystem. Not yet. For the market to begin to challenge incumbent platforms (particularly mobile), great tech alone is not enough. AR/VR/XR needs its own Reality Ecosystem. And there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle.

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Source: Tech crunch

Amazon | Virtual Reality

Amazon offers Virtual Reality (VR) experience of products for Prime Day sale

Amazon is all set to host its Prime Day sale on July 16, where the online retailer will host 36 hours of exclusive Launches, deals, Blockbuster Video Titles and more. The online retailer has not disclosed any of the deals yet but is offering a Virtual Reality (VR) experience so that customers in some select metro cities can experience the products.

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Source: Digit

Virtual Reality | Gamers

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Gamers Anymore; It Will Change Your Health

Today, we have myriad different mediums for teaching—images, videos, tablets—but until recently none that our brain cognitively believed to be actually happening to us. We could differentiate “real” from “virtual.” But the latest advances in virtual reality are radically changing that. The technological gap between virtual and real is rapidly diminishing.

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Source: Forbes

 

Windows Mixed Reality

Windows Mixed Reality Starts To Catch Up In Steam Hardware Survey

The Windows Mixed Reality devices cover a wide range of price points but have yet to have any big titles exclusively devoted to them, though their SteamVR compatibility was a big selling point. Nor has there been much movement on the prices, unlike the price drops offered by HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Source: VRfocus