Posts By: Mike Mallia

VRidge 2.2 now supports Google Daydream, lets you play PC VR games

VRidge is a very cool tool that allows you to play SteamVR games without needing an expensive HTC Vive headset. Version 2.2 of VRidge makes it possible to play SteamVR games with the Google Daydream View, along with other standalone headsets. Version 2.2 supports the HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream View…. Read more »

VR platform MelodyVR offers access to the world’s largest library of immersive and interactive virtual reality music experiences

Alexandra Palace and MelodyVR have announced details of an upcoming partnership which will see the technology company granted exclusive rights to capture concerts across the Palace and Park in virtual reality. Virtual Reality platform MelodyVR offers access to the world’s largest library of immersive and interactive virtual reality music experiences from artists such as Imagine Dragons, Bebe Rexha, Wiz Khalifa, Fall Out… Read more »

AltspaceVR lets you build your own shareable space in virtual reality

AltspaceVR has released tools to let users create their own sharable spaces in virtual reality. It uses a drag-and-drop interface, allowing you to place objects in a 3D space using AltspaceVR-compatible headsets — including Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s one of the first major upgrades since Microsoft acquired the social VR platform If you save the space,… Read more »

Can VR make us healthier, smarter and less racist?

You and three of your kindergarten classmates are sitting on the floor, playing with blocks, while the teacher helps another student with her work. All the kids on the floor start throwing blocks at one another and you join in — but when the teacher notices, you’re the only one who gets blamed. And there’s… Read more »

The screen colour “Cyan” is the hidden ingredient in sleep

University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while reducing cyan is associated with helping sleep. The impact was felt even if colour changes were not visible to the eye. The researchers want to produce devices for computer screens and phones that could increase or decrease cyan levels. Sleep researchers have… Read more »

AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back

Image copyrightJAMIE DUPREE Image captionJamie Dupree at work in a radio studio A US radio journalist who lost his voice two years ago will soon return to the air, thanks to artificial intelligence. Jamie Dupree, 54, a political radio journalist with Cox Media Group, is unable to talk due to a rare neurological condition. A… Read more »

Here’s how Apple is making AR objects far more believable

Apple is using machine learning to make augmented reality objects more realistic in iOS 12, using smart environment texturing that can predict reflections, lighting, and more. The new feature, being added in ARKit 2.0, uses on-device processing to better integrate virtual objects with their real-world counterparts, blurring the lines between what’s computer-generated and what’s authentic…. Read more »

LEGO showcases Augmented Reality play with Apple’s ARKit 2 at WWDC

Martin Sanders, LEGO’s Director of Innovation took the stage to showcase LEGO’s integration with Apple’s new revelation of ARKit 2 during the 2018 World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose earlier this week. ARKit 2 is a platform that allows developers like LEGO to integrate shared experiences, bringing together a virtual experienced tied to a… Read more »

The urgent case for an Open AR Cloud

The non profit behind the leading AR+VR conference and expo has announced a major initiative to promote an Open AR Cloud. You’d be forgiven for having no idea what that is, but it’s a concept you should familiarize yourself with. You’ll certainly be hearing about it a lot in the months and years to come. “The AR… Read more »