Parliamentary inquiry launched into addictive technologies, including AR and VR

An inquiry into the impact of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality has been launched by a House of Commons select committee. A group of MPs from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee will look into the impact of virtual reality on the future of sport, entertainment and news. It will…

The rising trend of gambling in live VR online casinos

Virtual reality (VR) has been around for a long time. If you accept that the concept of VR is the idea of making an illusion that you are visually present in a place where you are not physically located, the earliest attempts would have to be the 360-degree murals that were created in the 1800s.…

HumanEyes introduces £400 360° Vuze XR Camera

  HumanEyes Technologies has announced its upcoming Vuze XR Camera, designed to capture, create and share both high-resolution photos and full motion video, in either 5.7K 360° or VR180 formats. Available fourth quarter of 2018, the unusual looking Vuze XR Camera HumanEyes can capture content in 360° (2D) or stereoscopic VR180 (3D), all from one innovative…

New BBC VR Hub experiences celebrate the suffragettes and RAF

The BBC VR Hub has announced two new virtual reality experiences today (July 10th, 2018), Make Noise and 1943: Berlin Blitz, celebrating the suffragettes and the RAF respectively. Make Noise combines VR and voice technology to let viewers use the power of their voice to smash through the barriers faced by the suffragettes during the fight to win the…

Emirates offers VR 360 view of cabin when reserving seats

Remember when you had to stick a pin in a 2D representation of a plane to book your seat? How last year was that? Instead Emirates has become first airline to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) technology on its digital platform which you can use when booking your flights or simply having a nosey around the…

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire VR experience to open in Westfield Stratford

Due to a great response from fans and critics alike at the Westfield London location in Shepherd’s Bush, ILMxLAB and The VOID today have announced Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, is moving to Westfield Stratford City next month. This first multi-sensory immersive virtual experience, has been designed to blur the line between the physical and virtual…

EE creates VR quiz with Joanna Lumley for British Academy Film Awards

How much do you know about movies? Ahead of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, EE has created what it claims is the first ever interactive virtual reality film quiz. Starring none other than this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards host Joanna Lumley, the innovative 360 degree content invites film fans…

Tech Digest films skateboarding in VR 360 with the Kodak PixPro actioncam

Last week before the snow set in we travelled over to a lovely skate park in Tottenham's Markfield Park (formerly a sewage works) to film our latest 360 video in association with Kodak PixPro. And despite a few problems with the locals who didn't take kindly to our camera man setting up his gear in the…