VR

Duo Captures the First 8K VR Drone Video Over Iceland’s Volcano

The Perlan Museum -- host of a state-of-the-art 8K planetarium and other exhibitions focused on Iceland -- commissioned filmmaker Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, founder of Arctic Images, and drone pilot Arnar Þór Þórsson to fly an 8K-capable 360 camera over the erupting volcano to capture an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience.

Artist Uses VR to Recreate World’s First Photo Exhibition from 1839

The world's first major photography exhibition was held back in 1839 when British scientist and photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot held a show to unveil his photo prints to the public. Fast forward nearly 180 years, and now an artist has created Talbot's first photo show as an immersive virtual reality experience.

Nokia Shelves Its $25,000 VR Camera, the OZO

Back in mid-2015, as interest in virtual reality headsets was heating up, Nokia announced a $60,000 spherical virtual reality camera called the OZO. This week, Nokia announced that it will be halting development of the camera system and cutting 310 jobs in the process.

Startup Promises VR with ‘Human Eye Resolution’

Virtual reality is an up and coming industry. Big jumps are being made, with many genres of photography and film getting on board. But VR has always been limited in its resolution, with the experience feeling a bit pixelated to the user. Finnish startup Varjo wants to change this with "human eye resolution."

Apple Unveils the iMac Pro: The Most Powerful Mac Ever Made

Apple just overhauled their entire iMac lineup with better graphics, faster processors, and a killer new display. But if the "regular" iMacs just aren't quite powerful enough for you, Apple has one more release up their sleeve today: the iMac Pro.

Google Launches ‘Street View Ready’ Certification for 360° Cameras

Google announced this week that they are releasing a new certification standard that they are calling “Street View Ready”. This certification will be used for 360° cameras that are able to publish to Street View, and are guaranteed to support the level of quality required for Google’s 360-degree mapping service.

Lytro’s First VR Demo Uses Immerge to Take You to the Moon

In 2015, light-field camera startup Lytro did a huge pivot, redirecting its focus from consumer light-field cameras (the original and the Illum) to its new light field virtual reality camera, the Immerge. Today the company released a first peek at what the Immerge can do.