Announced today, Esqapes will open the world’s first virtual reality massage center this July in the SAG-Aftra Building on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Esqapes guests will get to experience an immersive relaxation experience and reservations now being accepted. The virtual reality massage center will combine automated massages with virtual reality to transport guests to a place of relaxation, as its propriety and exclusive virtual environments have been specifically designed to help people de-stress and leave the real word behind.Continue Reading →
This Saturday celebrate Global Virtual Reality Day by attending local VR events near you. On November 17th, 2018, Global Virtual Reality Day kicks off its second annual celebration of all things VR and AR. This year’s event will be even bigger than last years with 62 cities (and counting) providing opportunities for anyone to get involved in the VR/AR trend. Continue Reading →
Have you ever wanted to create your own VR-enabled virtual tours for your business or project but no idea on how to create one? The wait for figuring out how to create your very own VR-enabled virtual tour is now over! Last week, Concept3D, a leader in creating software to power immersive online experiences, announced the launch of its new Tour Builder platform which allows users to create, manage and share their own VR-enabled virtual tours like never before. Below are the key features of the Concept3D tour builder platform: Continue Reading →
Recently iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator based in Austin, launched their new first-of-its-kind virtual reality experience as part of their flight offerings. Customers will experience near-real-life skydiving sights at exotic destinations around the world without jumping out of an airplane. Continue Reading →
This year at South By Southwest (SXSW) Sony hosted their “WOW Studio” starting the first day of the Interactive festival. In “WOW Studio” exhibit Sony introduced ongoing projects, demos of cutting-edge technologies and its latest prototypes. The exhibits included: Sony’s Initiatives in AI and Robotics, Interactive Tabletop Projector, Ghostly Whisper, Superception “Head Light”, Hero Generator, Acoustic Vessel “Odyssey”, Interactive CUBE, 3D Creator, A(i)R Hockey, VR “Captain Tsubasa” Prototype and a digital Message Board. Continue Reading →
Curious on what technology is being used at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games? If you have been watching the games you may wonder how we are getting great live coverage from the cameras on the luge to the aerial footage used during the snowboarding events. Technology has been all over the Olympics and with Intel as their partner they have stepped it up a notch. The technology we were first immersed in for the Olympics started with Intel’s 1,000 drone display during the Opening Ceremony. It was mind blowing and Intel’s technology has continued to impress us throughout the games thus far. Per Intel below is the technology that is currently being used at the Winter Games. Continue Reading →
Cutting edge technology, creativity, and innovation are what makes or breaks your VR/ AR experience. This especially applies to VR interactive music videos as there are some out there that should just be trashed or embarrassed to call their video a VR experience. The great news is when there is a good one out there it stands out from the rest like Titmouse’s new VR interactive video. The Emmy award-winning animation studio, Titmouse, had three announcements yesterday with one being their new “Show It 2 Me” interactive music video. Continue Reading →
It’s a sign of times when you can now take a tour of your potential college using virtual reality! Back in my day we all would have to physically visit the campus to get a good idea about the campus which was fun since sometimes your parents didn’t go with you. Then again back in my day we all had beepers and only the rich kids had their own PCs and cell phones. Boy have times changed and I am not even that old!
Hi-Tech Chic has been off to a great start this year with events like CES 2017 in Las Vegas. I experienced more robots than I have ever seen, the drone rodeo in the desert and several different booths with virtual reality. Needless to say it was a blast!