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Virtual Reality

Sony’s VR Bundle Is the Cheapest VR Deal You’ll Nab This Month

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you missed your shot at VR deals this past Black Friday, never fear: In anticipation of the just-slightly-more-last-minute shoppers, a few of the best deals on virtual reality gadgets and gear have opened back up again. Virtual reality is one of the highest…

Amazon

Seattle

The Just-Launched Amazon Sumerian Helps You Build VR, AR and 3D Apps Fast

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon’s highly anticipated mixed-reality building service has officially been announced: Amazon Sumerian will allow enterprising entrepreneurs everywhere the ability to quickly build and host VR, AR or 3D apps online. And yes, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) application is free to use. You’ll just need to…

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Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: VR, AR, and Hardware to Power It

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Last year may have been the biggest for virtual reality hardware when it comes to gaming, but now we’re starting to see the fruit of those seeds grow. With the likes of Skyrim now on PlayStation VR, mixed reality headsets, and improved technology being…

Virtual Reality

The 4 Weirdest VR Simulations Scientists Have Used to Study Animals

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Scientists have been doing weird things ever since Edward Jenner discovered vaccines in 1796 by shooting up an eight-year-old kid with smallpox. Wait, let me back up: I definitely don’t mean to simplify several hundred different fields of serious study into “wacky science tricks.” However,…

Virtual Reality

VR Headsets Finally Have the Tech They Need to Get Way Smaller

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

Check out any vision of the future from the 60s and you’ll notice that, no matter how advanced, the television sets are always bulky. After all, that was how the tech worked back then, and the visual futurists at the time couldn’t picture a…

Virtual Reality

5 Movies You Need to Watch in Virtual Reality

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Virtual reality has been hyped for years. But before VR takes off with the typical consumer, the medium will need to prove that there’s a reason it exists. It needs a great game or film to force everyone to adapt to it. People will…

Tips & How To’s

5 Website Trends Businesses Need to Adopt for 2018

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

It may seem redundant to point out the rate at which the internet is evolving. As technology continues to progress, so does the need for website owners to keep up with the trends. Due to the turbulence experienced in the vastness of cyberspace, it’s…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Stock Market, VR Marketplace and Clean Air for Babies

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With flu season around the corner, being exposed to air pollution won’t help improve one’s health. Each week TechCo searches for the latest startups hitting the market to make your life easier. We found startups helping protect babies from urban air pollution, a new…

Gear & Gadgets

San Mateo

GoPro Announces VR Fusion Camera, GoPro Hero 6 Black

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Today, GoPro announced two new pieces of hardware, GoPro Fusion and GoPro Hero 6, to their camera lineup and several software updates to the existing tech. The biggest news out of today’s event was the confirmation and release date of GoPro’s virtual reality/360-degree camera…

Virtual Reality

Mexico

USA Today Network Launches The Wall, A Virtual Look at Trump’s Wall

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

Today, USA Today Network revealed a new multi-media report and virtual reality experience that will detail one of President Trump’s most publicized campaign promises: the wall. In what the network is calling The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences, the project will bring an immersive…

Gear & Gadgets

NYC

Vivitar 360 Camera Packs 4K 360 Video Into an Affordable Package

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ever since the Matrix first came out in 1999 (almost 20 years ago now), the world become intrigued by the concepts of 360 degree video and images. Though clearly a different technology, bullet time, the concept is quiet similar and thanks to improvements in…

Virtual Reality

Sweden

How the Swedish Gaming Industry Could Make VR Film Awesome

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

Starting today and running for the next week and a half, the 74th annual Venice International Film Festival is already an impressive event. But this year’s competition holds something new: The first-ever competition for VR film that is backed by a major film fest. Ahead of…

Virtual Reality

The Unsolvable Problem Holding Back VR Gaming

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

Virtual reality gaming’s unsolvable problem is that, by design, it requires gamers to leave reality. Yes, that is obviously the point, to go to a “virtual” reality, which could be anywhere (the Batcave, outer space, the seventh level of Hell, anywhere). And VR is…

Virtual Reality

How 3D Audio Is Making Art Museums Come Alive

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

You know stereo sound — it uses a left and a right channel to offer your ears a more well-rounded sound. And you know Dolby surround sound, which uses an array of speakers to give you sound sources from all over a room. But…

Accelerator

Boston

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

Virtual Reality

San Francisco

What the AltspaceVR Shutdown Means for the Future of Virtual Reality

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

AltspaceVR, a social platform designed for virtual reality, has announced it will shut down on August 3, citing “unforeseen financial difficulties.” The startup was a noted one in VR: It has been termed one of the smartest VR startups in general, and was certainly…

Virtual Reality

This Funding Platform Has Helped Virtual Reality Creators Raise Over $3 Million

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

There’s no denying that virtual reality technology is cool. It’s been cool since the 80s, when arcades had mammoth setups and it’s cool now that we can use it on our smartphones. However, the coolness factor doesn’t combat the convenience problem the industry has…