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VR Tour App ‘MasterWorks’ Uses Photogrammetry to Bring You to 4 Fully Explorable Heritage Sites

MasterWorks: Journey Through History (2018) is a new app for Oculus Rift and Gear VR that takes you on a guided tour through four cultural sites spanning three continents. Created using photogrammetry and presented with audio clips from experts, collectible artifacts and 3D 360 ... Read More

Best Adult Coloring Books For 2018: The Ultimate List

Coloring books are a fun way to relax and let your creativity flow. They’re often easier for beginners when first learning how to draw and how to work with art supplies. Most people think of coloring books as made for ... Read More

Best Pencil Sharpeners For 2018 (Electric & Manual)

Whether a simple yellow #2 or a brilliant Prismacolor pencil, a pencil sharpener is a must-have. But the type of pencil sharpener to suit your needs will vary based on what you’re using it for. It can make finding the ... Read More

Accenture: VR will “close the gap of physical distance” between businesses and customers

Accenture is predicting three years of rapid disruption as a range of new technologies mature in the enterprise space. The company’s Technology Vision 2018 report highlights AI, “extended reality” and advanced analytics will be turbo-boosting a whole host of innovative ... Read More

VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Raises $1.7 Million With Participation from Wacom

Gravity Sketch, a concepting & design tool made for VR, has raised $1.7 million in venture capital. Gravity Sketch, which allows VR users to quickly and easily sketch out 3D industrial design concepts, today announced that the company has raised a $1.7 ... Read More

Call of Duty Action Figure Line Announced

McFarlane Toys has teamed up with Activision to make action figures of popular Call of Duty characters. The first wave will include John "Soap" MacTavish and Simon "Ghost" Riley from the Modern Warfare series, with "more characters spanning the franchise ... Read More

‘Bigscreen’s’ New “Big Rooms” Support up to 12 Users, Update Overhauls Performance

Bigscreen, the social VR app that lets you mirror your desktop monitor in virtual reality, and share it with friends, has received a new update which adds three new “Big Room” environments which support up to 12 players simultaneously (up ... Read More

Apple patent filing gives clues about AR glasses

Anticipation continues to bubble about Apple’s rumoured entry into the AR hardware market. The tech giant’s experiments with the technology are common knowledge, but a new patent filing has shed more light on what direction might take. Last week, Apple ... Read More

Hot Wheels Making Real-Life Rocket League RC Toy Set

Hot Wheels is teaming up with developer Psyonix to bring out a new Rocket League toy set this fall. Called the Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set, it will feature bluetooth-enabled Octane and Dominus cars players can control with ... Read More

Report: HTC to Merge VR and Smartphone Divisions as President of Smartphones Resigns

Chialin Chang, HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, has made his resignation official, reportedly bringing with it a melding of the company’s smartphone and VR divisions—a move that possibly points to the HTC putting greater focus on VR in the face of ... Read More

Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster Reportedly in the Works

A Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster is reportedly coming to PlayStation 4 as a timed exclusive in Q3 2018. According to Kotaku UK, the remastered trilogy will include Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the ... Read More

Will healthcare be where the killer VR apps will emerge?

Virtual reality (VR) technology offers new opportunities for clinical research, assessment, and intervention. Since the mid-1990s, VR-based testing, training, teaching, and treatment approaches have been developed by clinicians and researchers that would be difficult, if not impossible, to deliver using ... Read More