Taqtile partners with Booz Allen for defense deal

Taqtile, a provider of enterprise software solutions for Windows Universal, HoloLens and Mixed Reality, has inked a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to provide its Manifest solution to the United States...

Nomadic raises $6 million round

Immersive entertainment company Nomadic has raised a $6 million seed round of funding. The investment was led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from Maveron, Presence Capital, Vulcan Capital, and Verus International.

Intel inks three-year virtual reality partnership with MLB

Intel has inked a three-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) for the company's True VR technology. The chipmaker will be live-streaming one weekly out-of-market game via the True VR app, in addition to...

Spaces raises $6.5M

Mixed reality company Spaces has raised $6.5 million in funding. The investment was led by China-based Songcheng Performances Development Co. , with additional investment from Comcast Ventures and other venture capitalists. Former DreamWorks Animation...

Atari, Chuck E. Cheese founder launches Modal VR for enterprises

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, have launched a virtual reality platform for businesses, called Modal VR, along with Jason Crawford, founder of Tiny Castle Studios. Modal VR offers...

Raytheon developing human/machine interface for armored ground vehicles

Raytheon is developing technology that the company says will provide situational awareness to troops inside windowless armored vehicles, as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T)...

Jaunt appoints George Kliavkoff from Hearst as chief executive

Cinematic virtual reality Jaunt has appointed George Kliavkoff as chief executive officer. Jaunt founder Arthur van Hoff, who has served as interim CEO, will resume his role as chief technology officer. Mr. Kliavkoff will relocate...

AppliedVR brings therapeutic virtual reality content to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

AppliedVR is introducing virtual reality technology in the Spine Center, Department of Surgery and Orthopaedic at Center Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. More such launches are expected in the coming months. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is among the...

Columbia Engineering researchers develop way to combat VR sickness

Columbia Engineering Professor Steven K. Feiner and Ajoy Fernandes MS'16 say they have developed a method of combating virtual reality (VR) sickness that can be applied to consumer head-worn VR displays,...

The first phone with Google’s augmented reality technology comes from Lenovo

Lenovo is launching Phab2 Pro, the world's first phone with Tango, the augmented reality (AR) technology from Google. The phones, with a price tag of $499 will be coming to the US later...

The Virtual Reality Company raises $23 million to create original VR content

The Virtual Reality Company (VRC), a Los Angeles-based VR production company, has raised $23 million in equity financing. The equity investment was made by Hengxin Mobile Business, a Beijing-based mobile services and technology provider,...

Lenovo to use Movidius machine vision technology for virtual reality projects

Ultra-low power machine vision technology company Movidius has inked a partnership with Lenovo to provide vision processing technology to a variety of VR-centric Lenovo products. Under the terms of the agreement, Lenovo will be...

Navy shows off diving helmets with augmented reality; yes, like Iron Man

The US Navy is building on working a helmet for divers that has augmented reality, with functionalities that broadly mimic Tony Stark's (or rather that of Iron Man) in Marvel movies. Underwater...

America’s First Dedicated Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Opens In Six Flags

Six Flags St. Louis, in partnership with Samsung Electronics America, is opening its first virtual reality roller coaster on May 29. Riders on the coasters will be wearing Samsung Gear VR powered by...

Starbreeze, Acer Form Virtual Reality JV

Starbreeze and Acer have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture for the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The two companies aim to cooperate on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR HMD to the professional- and location-based entertainment market.