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Industry Watch: Viacom shuts down Viacom Next, their VR/AR Division and lays off staff
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Industry Watch: Viacom shuts down Viacom Next, their VR/AR Division and lays off staff

In a move that has surprised quite a few, content giant Viacom has decided to shut down its VR/AR Studio division, Viacom Next. Having produced some really great VR content such as The Melody of Dust and Are Aligned. According to reports from Variety, most staffers will lose their jobs, while others will be given the chance to transfer to…

Amazon Releases Sumerian – easy to use Tools to Create VR/AR/3D Experiences
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Amazon Releases Sumerian – easy to use Tools to Create VR/AR/3D Experiences

Just when you thought Amazon was done with all the major product announcements for 2017, just when you thought Jeff Bezos & Co may be too busy prepping & piloting drones to air deliver your Black Friday & Cyber Monday purchases… Amazon Web Services (AWS for the intimate) sort-of quietly released Amazon Sumerian, what is…

Meet Microsoft Andromeda – the Foldable Tablet with AR/VR/Holographic Abilities
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Meet Microsoft Andromeda – the Foldable Tablet with AR/VR/Holographic Abilities

There have been rumblings in the industry over the past few weeks about the ‘Andromeda’ device that Microsoft is reportedly building. Keeping in mind that MS has given up on their Windows Phone… This device, if ever released, could represent Microsoft’s vision of the mobile future or at least a device that allows them to stay…

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are going to Outsell Oculus Rift + HTC Vive
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Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are going to Outsell Oculus Rift + HTC Vive

I’m half-half when it comes to predictions, as I’m aware that major research companies base these predictions on a healthy mix of data & gut feeling, although that gut feeling is usually based on tangible and applicable experience in the subject. However when the folks at SuperData publish a study and/or make statements, I tend…

Leonardo DiCaprio becomes Investor and Advisor for Virtual Reality Company MindMaze
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Leonardo DiCaprio becomes Investor and Advisor for Virtual Reality Company MindMaze

There are many working in the Virtual Reality Industry wondering whether or not this “thing of ours” will ever “go mainstream”… Well, according to a report from Fortune Magazine, the industry just got a little positive push from none other than Oscar-winning actor and Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. The reports states that Leo is joining MindMaze, a…

LEAKED: New Google Daydream View, Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, more
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LEAKED: New Google Daydream View, Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, more

So Much Google News lately!!! As reported late last week, Google revealed plans to unveil new Pixel smartphones at an October 4th event. The video above, courtesy of Business Insider, shows everything we know about the phones so far. But the new Google Pixel 2 & Google Pixel XL 2 may not be the only thing unveiled at…