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The NBA is betting big on virtual reality, and fans should be thrilled

The NBA is betting big on virtual reality, and fans should be thrilled The NBA is betting big on VR technology, and last week, the league made its very first original content for VR headsets via a partnership with Digital Domain.The NBA VR app now features on-demand episodes of House of Legends, a new talk show that gives viewers insights into their favorite NBA players’ careers and their views on pop culture topics.

How well does your system handle VR? Nvidia’s new FCAT VR benchmark will tell you

How well does your system handle VR? Nvidia’s new FCAT VR benchmark will tell you That deeper look at how a game might perform is what Nvidia is hoping to offer to consumers with the FCAT VR tool.Basemark’s VRScore will let you know Much like its non-VR predecessor, FCAT VR is analyzing frame data at a low level.

Art exhibit features virtual museum thanks to Microsoft’s Hololens

Art exhibit features virtual museum thanks to Microsoft’s Hololens From a small segment of digital graffiti in an art gallery, to becoming the focus of its own small virtual museum in another.In this case, it’s being used to create a functional “virtual museum,” in a project called “Concrete Storm,” as per Fortune.

Here are the flat-out craziest virtual reality demos we saw at Mobile World Congress

Here are the flat-out craziest virtual reality demos we saw at Mobile World Congress KT Telecom’s K-Pop Extravaganza In terms of sheer weirdness, Korea Telecom’s VR demo took the cake.The carrier’s cartoonish showcase mixed skydiving and Korean pop music with the sights and sounds of Seoul, South Korea.

Explore the sights of Tokyo while in an 8K virtual reality ride in Texas

Explore the sights of Tokyo while in an 8K virtual reality ride in Texas Touring the world can be expensive and tiresome — until you add virtual reality.At the South by Southwest 2017 (SXSW) festival, Japanese media and entertainment companies NHK Enterprises and NHK Media Technology will allow people to view the sights and sounds of Tokyo in a virtual reality motion ride with 8K quality visuals.

YouTube wants to make it ‘Chocolate Rain’ in VR

YouTube wants to make it ‘Chocolate Rain’ in VR Launched exclusively with Daydream View was the YouTube VR app.” More: With support for 360-degree YouTube videos, PlayStation VR lets you see more YouTube put its virtual reality plans on full display at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with the YouTube House.

Sony’s ‘superception’ VR tech could let users see virtual worlds through another’s eyes

Sony’s ‘superception’ VR tech could let users see virtual worlds through another’s eyes The company calls this “superception,” and it promises to add another layer to the VR experience, as Engadget reports.” Specifically, Sony asserts that sharing perspectives can increase empathy among VR users while allowing each user to gain a more powerful perceptual capability.

Lowe’s Home Improvement turns to augmented and virtual reality for DIY training

Lowe’s Home Improvement turns to augmented and virtual reality for DIY training It turns out that augmented and virtual reality can do much more than just give us a realistic, first-person perspective for blasting space mutants.It can also help us with home improvement.

Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders

Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders While concepts like VR games are all well and great, however, a student at Nottingham Trent University in the U.has a potentially far more transformative use case: using virtual reality as a therapy tool.

Warner Bros, IMAX to partner on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Aquaman’ VR experiences

Warner Bros, IMAX to partner on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Aquaman’ VR experiences The Justice League VR experience will give you the chance to do just that.The Justice League VR experience will be released later this year, presumably around the time of its November release.

HTC’s Vive Group Edition bundle comes with 10 headsets, but no controllers

HTC’s Vive Group Edition bundle comes with 10 headsets, but no controllers To try and fix that, HTC is looking to overcome that price hurdle, and for that reason it’s selling its Vive Group Edition bundle without controllers and with only two sensors.While this might sound like it strips out a lot of the fun and interactive potential of virtual reality, HTC doesn’t see it that way.

Intel is helping filmmakers create the next generation of VR films

Intel is helping filmmakers create the next generation of VR films But now, Intel is putting its chips where the films are, acting as a sort of “tech whisperer,” helping filmmakers make films in virtual reality.Does that mean Intel, and other companies that power VR films, are becoming de facto movie studios?

Gamer’s $25K VR racing simulator literally puts players in the driver’s seat

Gamer’s $25K VR racing simulator literally puts players in the driver’s seat Now, thanks to the advent of commercial virtual reality headsets, racing fans can go even further when it comes to their hardware.More: Has Intel turned into a virtual reality film studio?

ALONETOGETHER/Shia's chuckshed

ALONETOGETHER/Shia's chuckshed From 12 April 2017, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner will spend a month in three remote cabins somewhere in Lapland, entirely cut off from other people.A video link to a small cabin installed in the gallery is their only point of contact with the outside world.

Lenovo’s VR/AR headset could arrive as soon as fall 2017

Lenovo’s VR/AR headset could arrive as soon as fall 2017 Although the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens headsets might be the best-known virtual and augmented reality headsets right now, they won’t be the only contenders for long.It showed off a mockup of the headset at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and if its final capabilities are anything like its planned feature list, it could really shake up the VR and AR consumer market.

Spaces isn’t worth shelling out for an Oculus Rift, but it’s more social than Facebook itself

Spaces isn’t worth shelling out for an Oculus Rift, but it’s more social than Facebook itself At F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, the company took the wraps off “Facebook for Virtual Reality,” officially titled Spaces.Some key experiences include drawing in 3D space, and being transported to other places – which you do by eating an orb in virtual reality.

Virtual reality could help elderly people avoid potentially fatal falls

Virtual reality could help elderly people avoid potentially fatal falls At University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, researchers have been investigating whether the latest virtual reality tech could also be used to help prevent falls among the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions.“We’ve implemented a virtual reality environment that allows us to perturb optical flow — i.