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Alexandra Sedor

creative editor @vrandfun | freelance journalist | east coast transplant

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 […]

Oculus’ First Hire Leaves Company for New Opportunity

Chris Dycus, hardware engineer at Facebook’s Oculus, left the company he helped establish for a new opportunity that he “just can’t pass up”. Dycus has been at Oculus since 2012, while it was still a startup. He was hired around the time of Oculus’ historic Kickstarter campaign for the Rift VR headset, which raised over $2 million. Dycus […]

Hasbro and DMG Entertainment to Launch Immersive VR/AR ‘Transformers’ Experience Center This Summer

Hasbro and DMG Entertainment are launching a highly immersive, interactive Transformers digital simulation experience center this summer in Shanghai. The experience center will feature up-close and personal character interactions, highly immersive VR and AR technology, interactive environments and activities featuring the latest digital technologies. In a recent press release, from DMG Entertainment, the company has […]

“Love Virtually”: World’s First VR Proposal Takes Place in UK

Yesterday Robin King, 33, surprised his girlfriend in what is believed to have been the “world’s first” VR proposal. With a virtual reality short film entitled “Love Virtually,” produced and funded by Santander’s UK 1I2I3 Current Account, King surprised his girlfriend of seven years, Kate (also 33), with the VR experience of a lifetime that ended with a […]

‘The Road’ VR Short Film Sheds Light on Human Trafficking

‘The Road’ is a new 360 VR narrative short film project on Kickstarter that is looking for funding. The film explores human labor trafficking of many forms, not just sex workers, which is what most people think of when they hear “human trafficking”.  Created by Petra Chlpanova, Danny Ryan, and Chad Cooper, the immersive short that puts viewers […]

VR Games Make Hemophilia Treatments More Tolerable

Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio is using VR games to distract their pediatric patients undergoing hemophilia treatments with extremely high success rates, and happy patients in place of traumatized ones. The system’s co-creator, Jeremy Patterson, directs user-experience technology, research and development at the hospital’s Research Institute reported in a statement that of his technology, “It’s led to […]

T-Mobile and Samsung Offers Buy One Get One Free Deal for the Latest Galaxy S8 VR Ready Smartphones

Listen up, T-Mobile loyalists — or those on the market for a new phone, provider, or  Samsung Gear VR. For a limited tie, Samsung is currently offering a buy one get one deal on their new Galaxy S8. The deal is incredibly simple, free of fine print and strings. Simply purchase two new Samsung Galaxy […]

Twisted Arrow Comes To Oculus Store With Celebration Sale

Twisted Arrow, first-person shooter game by Phaser Lock is now available on Oculus Store, and it’s on sale! To celebrate its Oculus release, Phaser Lock is celebrating with a 25% off launch sale, which will go throughout this week. This brings the original $19.99 price down to $14.99. Previously, Twisted Arrow was only available for HTC on Steam. Out-manned and […]