Review: Leap Motion's hands-free VR

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While in the throes of an 'almost real' captivating VR story with castle stones and attackers approaching from below, we should be able to reach out with our hands, grab an arrow and shoot, right? 

Well, if you have ever experienced one of these wonderful VR escapes, you know that our hands are always occupied with a strange controller.  But, wouldn’t it be great if someone could figure out how to make the virtual world recognise our natural hand movements so we can...

By Benjamin & Judie Ram, 08 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Brands.

VR film review: Baobab Studios' Invasion!

I recently had the pleasure of viewing VR film Invasion! at Baobab Studios, co-founded by CEO Maureen Fan, former VP of Games for Zynga, and Eric Darnell whose credits include writing and directing  the animated film Madagascar.

Having never viewed a VR film before, I wasn't sure what to expect. Given that I can view 360 degrees of a scene, how do I know when and where to look? 

Do I wander around or does all the action happen around me? And if so, does it get overwhelming...

By Benjamin & Judie Ram, 04 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

zSpace review: Virtual reality learning in the classroom

When I was in school, science class became way more interesting when we had collaborative learning through hands-on labs. Those few group experiences, such as dissecting an actual frog, made science real and always left us hungry for more.  

Fast forward to the present and a company named zSpace. Their Virtual Reality Learning Experience has transformed the classroom lab time into a collaborative VR learning playground, enabling education beyond our wildest dreams and far exceeding the labs...

By Benjamin & Judie Ram, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Devices.