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Alexandra Sedor

creative editor @vrandfun | freelance journalist | east coast transplant

Daydream Elements: Free VR Development Guidebook App

Daydream Elements by Google is a new, free app that serves as a guidebook, covering VR development basics. While those familiar with VR development would probably be disinterested in this new app, as it is so basic, it’s a great starting point for those unfamiliar with VR. The app showcases six examples of tips and […]

WorldPay Makes VR Payments a Reality

UK-based payment processing company, WorldPay, is bringing its services to virtual reality. WorldPay is one of the leading payment processors worldwide. Using the HTC Vive for its prototype, the system allows users to pay for in-game items. Players will be able to motion certain gestures which will reveal its price in a bubble. By staring at the virtual price […]

Russian VR Company Raises $2.1 Million for Mobile Positional Tracking System

Antilatency, Russian-based startup, has recently raised $2.1 million dollars for their mobile positional tracking solution. The company plans to move their office to San Francisco by June. The seed investment comes from the Moscow-based IIDF venture capital fund and will be used to accelerate the release of its “anti-latency tracker” known as ALT. According to tech.eu, […]

Glenfiddich Takes Whiskey Tasting To VR

Glenfiddich partnered with UK creative agency Purple Creative to create an interactive VR whisky tasting experience, entitled Glenfiddich Virtual Infinity. The experience was first launched at the TFWA conference in Singapore in 2016, and will be installed at global travel retail airport outlets beginning this June. Purple Creative worked with London-based VR design and production studio Wolf in Motion to […]

The Unspoken VR Tournament Announces Regional Winners

On May 15, Oculus kicked off their The Unspoken VR Tournament, the first VR Esports Tournament (which we wrote about here). Today, the winners of the local round went to Regionals to battle it out for a shot at the grand prize: an Oculus Rift and Touch, an Oculus Ready PC, and $1,250 in cash. All regional winners […]

HTC Releases New VR Headset Today Called Link

HTC is launching a Japanese exclusive VR headset called the HTC Link which is designed to be used in conjunction with their latest U11 smartphone. The Link will be the first smart-phone based VR headset capable of six degrees-of-freedom tracking. By connecting HTC’s flagship model “HTC U11” with the USB type-C dedicated VR head mount display “LINK” (sold […]

Rocket League Hololens Prototype Causing a Stir in VR World

A HoloLens developer has showcased his unofficial prototype for popular soccer videogame Rocket League in a teaser trailer that has been gaining a lot of popularity.  This is a fan creation, and not an official take on Psyonix’s wildly popular vehicular soccer game. Developed by Javier Davalos (check out his Youtube page here), he wrote that the […]

Samsung’s Gear 360 Cam Available May 25

Tomorrow marks the release of Samsung’s updated Gear 360 in the United States. As mentioned in the model’s name, it is a 360-degree camera. Available in stores and online on Samsung’s website and ShopSamsung app, Best Buy, Amazon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular. GEAR 360 (2017) Camera Two CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras Image Processor […]