Virtual Reality Strategy highlights 11th-17th February

A run through of all this week’s Virtual Reality Strategy highlights from my Social Media feeds.  Let me know if you find this section of my blog useful.

 

Monetization models
Inside one VR company’s iterative path to becoming revenue-positive
(Written by Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh via Venturebeat shared by Kathleen Chung)

 

Smartphone is going to die
The smartphone is eventually going to die, and we’re not ready for what comes next
(Written by Matt Weinberger via Business Insider UK shared by VR World)

 

Record number attendees for social VR
The world record for the most people ever in a social VR experience simultaneously?
(Thread created and shared by Taylor Freeman)

 

Don’t forget to have a scan through the other blogs posted this week including VR applications, VR Dev & Functionality, VR Hardware and we have a dedicated post relating to all of the Magic Leap news from last week too.

Next week’s blog will be published later than usual as I will be attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!  Stay tuned for exciting updates from that event via my Twitter account @TheHappyLass

Have a great week 🙂

Virtual & Augmented Reality Applications highlights 11th-17th February

A run through of all this week’s Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications highlights from my Social Media feeds.  Let me know if you find this section of my blog useful.

 

Japanese tourism
Japanese tour firm offers virtual reality holidays – with a first class seat
(Written and published via The Guardian shared by TonyVR SkarredGhost)

 

virgin galactic tour
Virgin Galactic’s VR-powered website lets you tour its spaceships
(Written by Rob LeFebvre via Engadget UK shared by Leen Segers)

 

Futurisitic sports tournament
Futuristic AR eSports Tournament Coming To USA
(Written by Kyle Melnick published & shared by VR Scout)

 

Harry Potter AR game
Niantic’s Harry Potter game will be a defining moment for AR
(Written by Yariv Levski via The Next Web shared by Spectral VR)

 

Don’t forget to have a scan through the other blogs posted this week including VR dev & functionality, VR Strategy, VR Hardware and we have a dedicated post relating to all of the Magic Leap news from last week too.

Next week’s blog will be published later than usual as I will be attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!  Stay tuned for exciting updates from that event via my Twitter account @TheHappyLass

Have a great week 🙂

VR (Dev & Functionality) highlights 11th-17th February

A run through of all this week’s Virtual Reality (Dev and Functionality) highlights from my Social Media feeds.  Let me know if you find this section of my blog useful.  Feel free to contact me if you want to feature any Virtual Reality Developer or Functionality stories in a future blog edition.

 

vr browsers
VR browsers are key to a more immersive web
(Written by Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh via Venturebeat shared by Billy Vacheva)

 

volumetric video
Volumetric Video Platform
(Created and shared by Volumetric Video Platform)

 

volumetric 3d model
Interactive Volumetric 3D Model
(Created and shared by Oncor Video)

 

Motion Sickness cure
A Possible Cure for Virtual Reality Motion Sickness
(Written by Jay Samit via Fortune shared by HATC London)

 

Positioning Sync test
Positioning Sync Testing between #ARCore & #HTCVive made with Unity
(Created and shared by mechpilot)

 

Brain-controlled video game
Brain-controlled video game to hit VR arcades this year
(Written and posted by VRWorld shared by Disrupt)

 

Don’t forget to have a scan through the other blogs posted this week including VR applications, VR Strategy, VR Hardware and we have a dedicated post relating to all of the Magic Leap news from last week too.

Next week’s blog will be published later than usual as I will be attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!  Stay tuned for exciting updates from that event via my Twitter account @TheHappyLass

Have a great week 🙂

 

 

 

Virtual Reality highlights 4th Feb-10th Feb 2018

A run through of all this week’s Virtual Reality highlights from my Social Media feeds. It has been another action packed week this week and I am confident that you will find a story that will interest you. Enjoy!

audi vr
Audi AR App Brings Advertising Into Your Living Room
(Written by  Joe Durbin via and shared by VRScout)

intel smart glasses
Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good
(Written by Dieter Bohn via The Verge shared by TonyVT SkarredGhost)

case for vr
Stanford’s Jeremy Bailenson Makes the Case for Virtual Reality
(Hosted by Michael Krasney via KQED Radio and shared by Stanford VR)

vr diversity initiative
The Virtual Reality Diversity Initiative
(Written by Kevin Joyce via and shared by VRFocus)

vr smartcity
When Physical & Virtual Reality Merge To Create A Smart City
(Video by Keiichi Matsuda via Iain Brown PHD shared by Hydra Interactive VR)

every type of VRAR explained
Every type of AR and VR explained
(Written by David Nield via t3.com shared by Suzanne Lee)

standalone headsets
Standalone VR Headset Comparison
(Written by Ian Hamilton via Upload VR shared by Suzanne Lee)

snapchat art
A new way to view your art in Snapchat
(Created by One Squiggly Line via and shared by Fuseman)

accessible vr
VR for Everyone
(video by University of Nevada Reno shared by Epic VR Channel)

AI enhanced VR
Experiment in AI Enhanced AR
(Created and shared by Ben Ferns)

jedi challenges success_free updates
Lenovo/Disney Celebrate Success With Free App Updates
(Written by Charlie Fink via Forbes shared by Suzanne Lee)

must read vr book
Experience on Demand is a must-read VR book
( Written by Ian Hamilton (Upload VR) via Venturebeat shared by Andrew DiCosmo)

Jedi Challenges_behind the scenes
Lenovo/Disney Jedi Challenges: Behind the Scenes
(Video created by Lenovo and shared by Lenovo UK & Ireland)

MarioKart in BigScreenVR
Playing Mario Kart 8 in BigscreenVR
(Written by Owen Williams via BigscreenVR and shared by Darshan Shankar)

volumetric capture
3D Volumetric Capture from $20 Raspberry Pi cameras
(Video created by USC Institute for Creative Technologies shared by Mike Quindazzi)

starman
SVRF’s Snapchat lenses that take you to Elon Musk’s space Tesla & ‘Rick and Morty are going viral!
(Written by Kerry Flynn via Mashable shared by Sophia Dominguez)

That’s all the highlights from another busy week in the VRAR news, however, I did promise you a bit of an announcement at the end of last week….  I received a bit of good news myself from my friends at Lenovo – I won a competition to join them at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of this month! I’ll be tweeting and writing a follow up blog to keep you up to speed with what’s being showcased from a VRAR perspective.

lenovo prize announcement

Get in touch if there’s anything in particular you want me to report back on or better yet, if you’ll be there too!

Have a great week.

Virtual Reality highlights 28th Jan – 3rd Feb 2018

A run through of all this week’s VR highlights from my Social Media feeds. It has been another action packed week this week and I am confident that you will find a story that will interest you. Enjoy!

Desktop VR

How to use desktop in VR
(Written by Cale Hunt via VirBela and shared by Virtual Reality Tech)

VR Remote Working
How to be a VR Developer podcast
World's first standalone Daydream HMD
World’s First Standalone Daydream HMD Takes Students Into VR Classroom
(Written by Dave Aubrey via VRFocus shared by Virtual Village and Vera Grablechner)
Pepsi VR
Pepsi taps in to Virtual Reality so you can relive old ads
(Written by Justin Diaz via Android Headlines shared by Spectral VR)
Supermedium launches VR web browser
VR Holograms
Holograms are here
(Written by Jeremy Bailenson – Nov 2012 via The Washington Post shared by Stanford VR
SIGGRAPH 2018
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pga-tour-live.jpg
PGA Golf Tour 2018 live in VR (VR clip)
(via Oculus VR events shared by Suzanne Lee)
How I built own VR HMD
(Written by Maxime Coutte via Medium shared by Maxime Coutte)
Lessons in VR
VR 5 Key learnings
5 Key Learning to create successful VR app
(Posted by Aviram Eisenberg via AppReal)
Playstation VR 2 leak
PlayStation VR 2 LEAKED?
(Written by Tom Hutchison via Daily Star shared via Suzanne Lee/Google Feed)
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for prompt updates of articles. I will write and post blogs with opinion pieces alongside the weekly VR highlights blogs.
You and I will be starting off with a boom so stay tuned next week for an exciting announcement!

VR Highlights 14th-27th January 2018

A run through of all the highlights from my Twitter feed (@TheHappyLass) for the past two weeks. There’s been a LOT of cool and interesting stories for you to look through. I’m sure you will find something of interest given the wide range of Virtual Reality content below. Enjoy!

Best of VR Sundance

Sundance Film Festival – Best Virtual and Augmented Reality
(Written by Adi Robertson via The Verge shared by Joe Michaels)

7 figure vr film deal

7 Figure VR Film Deal at Sundance Film Festival
(Written by Angela Watercutter via Wired shared by Jessie Cohen)

7 Must Have

7 Must Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences
(Written by Joe Durbin via VR Scout shared by Malia Probst)

Burn VR

VR During Treatment for Burns Victims [TALK] by Tom Furness
(Shared via VR World Society)

Vive Pro

Vive Pro in-depth hands on review – An early look into HTC’s new VR headset (Written by Evan Kypreos via trustedreviews.com)

VR Design Process Adobe

VR Design Process at Adobe [Talk]
(Presented and shared by Chris Gallello)

Chinese Memory Study

Chinese study shows VR significantly increases memory recall quality and quantity
(via Alvin Wang Graylin)

Epic Games

Epic Games release free high quality assets
(Written by Chance Ivy via unrealengine.com)

Unity Best Dev Tool Award

Unity wins Best Development Tool at Mobile Games Awards
(photo via Helana Santos)

Vive and WEF partnership

HTC Vive announced partnership with the World Economic Forum to drive impact initiative forward
(Written by Matthew Gepp via Vive.com)

Seizure VR

Epileptic Fit occurs within VR [VIDEO]
(Published by Rogue Shadow VR shared via VR Maven)

vr avatars gameshow

VR Avatar Game Show launched
(via Mindshow)

Oculus Start

Oculus Start launched to help developers to develop in Oculus
(Via developer.oculus.com)

alternative vr people

Alternative Top 45 VR People to Follow
(Written by Samantha Kingston via The Virtual Umbrella)

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Leap Motion Extendo Hands: UX Summoning Experiment
(GIF by Martin Schubert)

portals

The Future of Immersive Portals Has Arrived
(via SVRF)

Chinese docs vr

Chinese doctors use VR to help with operation 3700km away
(Written by Charmmy Zhang via South China Morning Post shared by Disruptive Innovations)

8 steps for VR design

Our 8 steps for designing VR software
(Written by Tyler Hopf via IrisVR Inc)

Haptx Glove demo

Haptx Glove Demo [VIDEO]
(shared by Joe Michaels)

motion controller tracking

New Microsoft [VIDEO] Explains Motion Controller Tracking
(Written by Dave Aubrey via VRFocus.com shared by Rob Crasco)

Kids Try VR

Kids Try VR for the 1st time [VIDEO]
(Via VR Scout)

Oculus Stories

Fable Studio formed to push boundaries of VR storytelling
(Written by Scott Hayden via Road to VR shared by Vera Grablechner)

Nic Cage VR movie

Nicolas Cage Is Set To Star In An Episodic VR Movie
(Written by Jamie Feltham via UploadVR.com)

Lenovo Mirage The Lenovo Mirage Solo is a smarphone in VR headset form
(Written by Fionna Agomuoh via Business Insider shared by Rob Crasco)