News / 07.11.2018
The Monthly REWIND – November
Welcome to The Monthly REWIND for November – a digest of everything we’ve been up to and a look at the wider immersive landscape. Let’s dive in…
The World’s First AR Gallery at Unite LA
At Unite LA 2018, we showed attendees the future of conferences with augmented reality. Using never-before-seen Unity AR experiences, a unique AR exhibition set the stage for Unite to be a celebration of developer’s work.
The Future Of In-Car Entertainment
Off the back of our Keynote appearance at Unite LA, we’re delighted to showcase our work with Lyft – imagining entertainment in the back of every ride with AR.
A VR Sales Platform For Automotive
In partnership with HP and Intel, we revealed a VR tool for the automotive industry at Unite LA. Salesdrive delivers one-on-one, real-time customised, multi-user VR presentations with your local dealer.
An AR Lens For A Cause
Extinct is LADBible’s campaign to help endangered animals. Working with the celebrated content creators, we created a Snapchat AR Lens to highlight the plight of these creatures, which was shown at the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference.
Moncler Embraces AR
We’ve created an AR app that brings the printed pages of the “MONCLER GENIUS book” to life. This new kind of lookbook experience reveals the secret multiverse behind each of the eight Genius collections.
VRLO is back on December 5th, and this time it’s full-on festive! We’ve got a great lineup of demos, featuring 7 Miracles from Vive Studios, Coatsink’s latest games, a Santa VR Challenge and more! Tickets have just gone live, grab yours now!
Are Audiences Ready For VR Feature Films?
Will a feature film on Jesus Christ drive the masses to invest in VR? In this piece from Sol Rogers, originally written for Forbes.com, he digs into VR feature films and takes a look at where the industry is going with longer-form content.
Report: Oculus Planning ‘Rift S’ For 2019
TechCrunch is reporting that Oculus is planning an iterative upgrade to the Rift in 2019. Slimmer, lighter and easier to set up, the ‘Rift S’ is also expected to contain four wide-angle cameras, for better tracking.
– You Can Now Buy And Install Rift Games Remotely From Your Phone
– HTC Has Opened Applications For The Vive Focus’ 6DOF Controller Dev Kits
– Dreamworks And Netflix Are Once Again Turning To VR To Promote Their Latest Series
– Read Dead Redemption 2’s Companion App Includes A Reference To Oculus VR – Yee Haw.
– Oculus Is Now Shipping An Official Carry Case For The Go
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, […]