HTC starts shipping Vive directly from website in shorter timeframe
In a blow to Oculus’ delayed orders, HTC has announced the Vive is now shipping straight from its website within two to three days.
Oculus has received backlash over its shipping delays in recent months, saying supply chain issues are the problem.
The battle between the Rift and Vive for the best high-end headset has been intensifying, too. Amongst other moves, Microsoft recently...
Getty Images launches virtual reality content group
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Stock photo agency Getty Images has launched a virtual reality content group today, as the business moves to 'embed VR technologies' at its core.
The VR content group already has 12,000 premium 360 images, with new content being added daily - in addition to high quality VR production.
Getty says it's been building its 360 image and gigapixel database for the...
How this company is using one of the UK’s first Nokia Ozo VR cameras
Forrester wrote this week that brands who want to lead the pack in adopting VR will need to make the right investments to reap large rewards.
With a $60,000 price tag and high grade specs, the Nokia Ozo 360 degree camera may be considered just that.
The product - one of the first commercially available professional grade 360 degree cameras on the market - started shipping in March. Only a...
Rio Olympics set to broadcast in VR - but can data centres cope?
Virtual reality (VR) technology has grown in prominence, especially with the launch of multiple VR headsets including the Google Cardboard, PlayStation’s Morpheus, and HTC’s Vive.
The plethora of VR headsets not only emphasises the immense competition for companies to lead the VR pack, but also identifies a strong response to meet increased consumer demand in maximising the visual experience that the new technology is now able to afford users.
With the Olympics beckoning, the demand for VR...
Forrester predicts 52 million VR headsets in use by 2020
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An estimated 52 million virtual reality headsets will be in use by 2020, a leading analyst says - and that’s just in the US alone.
Forrester published a report this week, The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality, which predicts VR’s increasing use in people’s working and personal lives.
We’re not even halfway through 2016, and already virtual reality has...
How this marketing startup built a business around VR
Batman themed S7 and Gear VR headset launched by Samsung
Samsung's announced a new Batman-themed package, which includes an exclusive black and gold S7 edge phone alongside a black matte Gear headset.
Warner Brothers, DC Entertainment and Samsung got together on the third anniversary of mobile game Injustice: Gods Among Us to announce the limited edition package. But, it'll only be available in China, Singapore, Korea, Mexico and Russia for now, with other countries to be announced...
HTC’s looking for VR startups to take part in its accelerators
HTC is looking for VR startups to enter its ViveX accelerator, where accepted applicants will receive a package of mentorship, support, office space and more.
Applications close tomorrow for the Beijing, Taipei and San Francisco-based accelerators and those interested need to fill in a few details online.
Those successful will receive from $50,000 to $200,000 in a convertible note or warrant depending on the stage and location of the...
Case Study: How a marketing agency created a high-end VR headset for beauty brand Dior
Dior’s one of those fashion and beauty brands typically associated with expensive price tags, Parisian fashion shows and Charlize Theron sashaying across a TV screen in a gold dress.
But the luxury goods company is more than just a pretty face. It’s been working with marketing and tech agency DigitasLBi to develop and test out its very own, custom built, 3D printed VR and audio headset for customers.
We caught up with DigitasLBi at the recent Adobe EMEA Summit 2016 in...