News / 09.08.2018
The Monthly REWIND – August
Welcome to The Monthly REWIND for August – a digest of everything we’ve been up to and a look at the wider immersive landscape. Let’s dive in.
Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel – Emmy Nominated
We’re incredibly proud that Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel, our VR experience for HBO and Silicon Valley has been nominated for an Interactive Emmy! Well done to all involved and congratulations to the other nominees.
Roborace – Immersive VR Simulator
At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Roborace’s Robocar accomplished the first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb. Roborace wanted an experience that would allow visitors to the Festival of Speed to enjoy the hillclimb from the Robocar’s point of view, so REWIND set about creating a custom-built, fully immersive VR experience.
VRLO – Last Tickets Available
VRLO returns on August 15th at the Microsoft Reactor, with a whole host of incredible demos lined up! Thanks to our sponsors Immerse UK and Bluegfx for making it happen. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet – the last batch is now available.
DHL Box Stacker Pro – VR Experience
For ESL One Cologne, DHL wanted to offer a unique and differentiating experience for attendees. The team designed a fun, fast-paced realtime VR experience for DHL to showcase to the event’s thousands of attendees!
Location Based VR Provides A Huge Growth Opportunity – Opinion
Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND, digs into Location Based VR, and how it’s driving interest in the industry.
How VR Is Treating People’s Fear Of Heights
According to a new Oxford University study, VR therapy may be just as effective as individualised counselling in helping people overcome their fear of heights.
– See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit.
– Samsung have partnered with NASA to launch a 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience
– Skydance made use of Oculus Medium to design the mechs in Archanel: Hellfire.
– Disney Animation Studios will be debuting their first VR Short Film at SIGGRAPH 2018
– The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available to purchase, as long as you live in certain US states.
That’s all we’ve got time for this month. Until next time, keep your eyes on our social media feeds for up-to-the-minute info!
Throughout time, humans have used visual-based methods to help them remember information – from early cave drawings to modern day video. VR is not only the next logical step but a step in the right direction: research suggests we retain more information and can better apply what we have learned after participating in virtual reality exercises.
Virtual reality can change what a person sees, how they think, what they feel and even how they behave. This is because users believe they are present in the virtual environment they find themselves in.
HP’s new virtual reality headset, ‘Reverb – Professional Edition’, launched yesterday, joining HP’s comprehensive commercial VR portfolio. The headset has a staggering 2160 x 2160 panel per eye and 114-degree field of view.
SWSW 2019 was a whirlwind of enlightening talks, networking, tech innovations, and Texas BBQ! While we are still on a SXSW high, we wanted to share the five things that stood out for us at this year’s event…
Eye-tracking technology has been around for years in medicine and aerospace but is quickly gaining a new lease of life thanks to VR. The heavy-hitters of the VR world are incorporating eye-tracking capabilities into their future headsets and are projected to grow the eye-tracking market. Market analysts forecast the global eye-tracking devices market to grow at a […]
Virtual reality has been around for a long time. It’s been used commercially by large aerospace and automotive organizations in CAVEs and powerwalls for over 30 years. Now, as VR is becoming more accessible and reliable, it is being rapidly adopted across a whole range of industries, from architecture to tourism. In the current climate […]
Just weeks after British retailers suffered major losses during the festive period, new research shows that 39 percent of Britons would “not care” if all high street stores closed down. The study, carried out by Awin, also revealed that 68 percent of recipients did most of their shopping online. Many cited ease and cheaper prices […]
Sol Rogers Founder/CEO, REWIND – Self-driving cars are an inevitability and will unlock the potential for cars to transform beyond a simple means of transport. In the not too distant future, drivers will find themselves with a great deal of free time in-car. Rather than having to focus on driving, time can be spent on working, […]