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Google shutting down Poly 3D content platform

Google shutting down Poly 3D content platform Google is almost running out of AR/VR projects to kill off. The company announced today in an email to Poly users that they will be shutting 3D-object creation and library platform “forever” next year. The service will shut down on June 30, 2021 and users […]

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How Video Game Historians Resurrected Sega's Lost VR Headset

How Video Game Historians Resurrected Sega’s Lost VR Headset In 1993, the console maker’s big plans for virtual reality fizzled. Now a team of preservationists is using emulation to bring them back. Source: www.wired.com How Video Game Historians Resurrected Sega’s Lost VR Headset

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Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors

Transfr raises M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors The coronavirus has displaced millions of workers across the country. In order to recover, companies must focus on re-skilling their workforces in a measured and sustainable way. However, training and recruitment can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for companies, […]

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Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture

Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture Google today announced that it is ending support for Expeditions. The VR app will also be pulled from its own Play Store and Apple’s App Store in June of next year. In a blogpost somewhat confusingly titled, “Expanding […]

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mmhmm, Phil Libin’s new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit

mmhmm, Phil Libin’s new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit Virtual meetings are a fundamental part of how we interact with each other these days, but even when (if!?) we find better ways to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, many think that they will be here […]

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7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle around […]

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Tokyo-based virtual reality game developer Thirdverse gets $8.5 million Series A

Tokyo-based virtual reality game developer Thirdverse gets .5 million Series A Thirdverse, the virtual reality game developer behind “Swords of Gargantua,” has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by JAFCO, with participation from Presence Capital, Sisu Ventures, Incubate Fund and KDDI. Based in Tokyo, Thirdverse was started […]

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Camera that will film a spacewalk in VR delivered to the International Space Station

Camera that will film a spacewalk in VR delivered to the International Space Station One of the payloads aboard the International Space Station resupply mission that launched last Friday will providing a new perspective on one of the most enervating human experiences – the spacewalk. It’s a custom-made, 3D camera designed to […]

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Google wakes up from its VR daydream

Google wakes up from its VR daydream Daydream, Google’s mobile-focused virtual reality platform is losing official support from Google, Android Police reports. The company confirmed that it will no longer be updating the Daydream software, with the publication noting that “Daydream may not even work on Android 11” as a result of […]

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The Oculus Quest’s unofficial app store gets backing from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey

The Oculus Quest’s unofficial app store gets backing from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey Facebook garnered the ire of some virtual reality developers last year when they announced that they would be more aggressively curating the content that was for sale in the Oculus Store on their then-upcoming Quest headset. Developers who had […]

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