THIS WEEK’S (4/24/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (4/24/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

Join Malia and Jonathan in the VRScout studio this week, talking all about Google's plan to save historic landmarks with 3D scanning, new developer tools just made the Vive Pro VR headset become AR-compatible, the hand tracking company Leap Motion just released an open-source AR headset design, someone spent 30 days living in VR, and the YouTube VR Creator Lab is now accepting applications - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

 

The Impact of Immersive Technology

The Impact of Immersive Technology

This week’s episode is a live recording from the panel discussion at VRScout’s most recent monthly mixer, where we talk all about the impact of VR and AR. As the field of immersive technology grows, what are the social issues that can arise from the growing prevalence of this technology? What are the opportunities to leverage this technology in driving towards positive social impact? The discussion features Sarah Steele (Google), Danfung Dennis (Condition 1), Mike Libecki (National Geographic Explorer), Sam Bergen (VICE Media), and is co-hosted by Malia Probst of VRScout and Jason Nichols of enso.

 

Celine Tricart, co-director of Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies”

Celine Tricart, co-director of Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies”

We shine the spotlight on LA-based immersive filmmaker Celine Tricart in this week’s episode, a conversation in the VRScout studio hosted by Malia and Zeynep. Celine produced and co-directed Maria Bello’s “Sun Ladies,” a VR experience about the Yazidi women fighting ISIS in Iraq, and we talk about how the unique 360° video was made and how filmmakers should conceptualize and design immersive experiences - http://www.celine-tricart.com

THIS WEEK’S (3/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (3/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

This week’s episode kicks off in the studio with Malia and Jonathan and wraps up with a short interview at SXSW w/ Matt Neutra from Bose, talking about the just-announced Bose AR-- what they’re calling the world’s first audio augmented reality platform. In the studio we talk about the future of transportation and how Uber wants to bring VR and AR to your morning commute in self-driving vehicles, how Google has made incorporating real world locations into your AR apps easy (and why that’s important), the new Vive Pro that is now available for pre-order, how Steven Spielberg used VR to film the upcoming movie Ready Player One, and all about Magic Leap’s new creator portal - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

 

THIS WEEK’S (2/27/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/27/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

On this week's news update, Malia and Jonathan talk about recent advances w/ Google's ARCore and what it means, a song made by AI just got a gorgeous 360° music video, HTC gives more power to their VR executives as they merge their smartphone and VR divisions, Pluto is a social VR chat app that works across different VR experiences, AR-powered drone company DroneBase raises $12M, and RealWear is an industrial-grade AR wearable company that announced a $17M Series A round of funding - www.vrscout.com/podcast

THIS WEEK’S (2/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/20/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

On this week’s VR/AR news update, Malia and Jonathan talk all about exciting updates from Magic Leap, including an NBA partnership... plus MORE news on the NBA and VR in general (because the NBA looooves VR), you can take a virtual “in-flight” dining course at an airline-themed restaurant in Japan, enterprise VR design tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ raises $1.7M, and social VR sports platform livelike Raises $9.6 Million - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

THIS WEEK’S (2/13/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/13/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

In this week's episode, Malia and Jonathan give a sneak peek into the sold-out debut of Dreamscape Immersive's social VR experience in LA. Also, the futuristic AR eSports Tournament HADO WORLD CUP is coming to the US, Intel's new AR prototype will project your incoming texts into your retinas with lasers, Walmart acquires a VR startup, Magic Leap raises more money, 8th Wall took on $8M for their platform for mobile AR, and Vreal has raised $11.7M for their VR broadcasting platform - https://vrscout.com/podcast/

THIS WEEK’S (2/6/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

THIS WEEK’S (2/6/18) TOP5 VR&AR NEWS

In this week's episode, Malia and Jonathan dig into all the recent VR/AR news--  you can immerse yourself in the Olympic action in South Korea by putting on a VR headset, and Olympic athletes are actually training for their competitions using VR. We chat about the iPhone X's facial-mapping and the power of individualized animojis, discuss the new Vive Focus standalone headset which has launched in China (and nowhere else!) while we wait for the Vive Pro to be released in the west, Light Field Lab announced a $7M funding round to develop their light field displays, VirZOOM took on $5.5M in funding to further develop their stationary VR bikes, and Positron has raised $1.4M in seed funding to progress development on its VR motion chair.