How Reality Got a New Workflow: Facebook Partners with Otoy to Create VR Tools

How Reality Got a New Workflow: Facebook Partners with Otoy to Create VR Tools

Otoy and Facebook recently announced a partnership in which a Facebook Surround 360 camera will be usable within an Otoy Orbx workflow.

How VR startups can survive the slow growth of 2017

How VR startups can survive the slow growth of 2017

“Be cautious. Know that when it comes to the VR industry, you guys probably know a lot more than any of the investors that you’re talking to. Manage accordingly.”

How to View Custom Photo Spheres on a Google Pixel and Daydream View

How to View Custom Photo Spheres on a Google Pixel and Daydream View

Today I was testing out a user interface design for a Google Daydream VR application we are creating at Variable Labs and I wanted to see how it would look in the Daydream View headset.

Just in time for Halloween.

I recorded this as I walked around in “Friday the 13th: The Game – Virtual Cabin”. This is an experience provided to early backers of the Friday the 13th: The Game which will see a beta release this fall and single player campaign during the summer of 2017.

SIMNET goes online in 1987

This is a video displaying the capabilities of SIMNET which was a multi-user military simulator that went online in 1987. A few interesting quotes from the latter half of the video should have you thinking about the future of virtual reality systems.

“…you’ll be able to create anything, from a synthetic battlefield to a synthetic factory, all using the same core technology.”

“Anything that you can conceive of can be put on a network.”

“…all the way down to the guy bringing lunch out to the troops.

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden ‘Pleaded’ To Get Into Naval Academy

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden ‘Pleaded’ To Get Into Naval Academy

This is an interesting short read/listen that appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition about a moment in one person’s journey. From the strategies employed when asking for help to the personal resilience and effort it takes to get where you’re going, there’s a lot to pick up from this piece.

h/t Leland Melvin

How to Make a Nakamura Hammer Paper Airplane

How to Make a Nakamura Hammer Paper Airplane

The Nakamura Hammer is my new favorite paper airplane. Here are the instructions I followed to make it. The “Nakamura Lock” which makes this plane so stable in flight is named after Eiji Nakamura, author of Flying Origami.

NASA and Apple Work Together to Create Visions of Harmony for Juno Jupiter Mission

NASA and Apple Work Together to Create Visions of Harmony for Juno Jupiter Mission

Apple teamed with NASA to create a stunning 8-minute short film about NASA’s Juno Mission.

Visit Mars in VR with the HTC Vive

I used the Valve Destinations Workshop Tools to visit Mars in virtual reality today.

Playing Duck Hunt in VR with the HTC Vive

I managed to grab a copy of Duck Hunt VR created by Joseph Delgado. Duck Hunt VR is an excellent recreation of the classic NES Zapper light gun game. Here’s some video from a quick play session.