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Jun 20, 2016

This week's topics: E3's big virtual reality presence, Microsoft's Hololens and Aecom team up to bring augmented reality to the American mulitnational company's engineering and construction projects, Oculus catches heat for secret exclusivity deals, VRSE changes its name to Within, Magic Leap and Lucasfilms team up to bring Star Wars into your home, Star Trek releases an amazing multiplayer Bridge Crew, and Michael Bay brings explosions to VR.

Hosted by Malia Probst

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Jun 11, 2016

Topics: Snapchat acquires Seene, a 3D modeling platform: could this point to a bigger plan regarding augmented reality for Snapchat? Seebright creates the first smartphone-powered AR handheld headset; ODG & OTOY, two Hollywood-backed powerhouses, partner to create “Project Horizon” and AR device and platform; HTC Vive releases a “Business Edition” HMD; Google Daydream Labs tease some social virtual reality experiences; Facebook enables 360 native photos; turn any Tumblr into a VR art gallery; Getty Images launches a VR initiative, and more!

Special thanks to our guests:

Kyle Riesenbeck aka “Reverend Kyle”: VR/AR developer and podcaster

Matthew Terndrup: VR/AR industry analyst

Eric Chevalier: co-founder of VRScout

Hosted by Malia Probst

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Jun 5, 2016

This week's topics: the free Samsung Gear VR bundles are back, the NBA partners with Samsung and Twitter to capture exclusive behind-the-scenes 360 content with the Samsung 360 camera and release from the NBA's Twitter account, Instamuseum is a new app that turns your Instagram feed into a virtual gallery, photogrammetry preserves artifacts destroyed by the Islamic State, Jaunt opens new VR content company in China, uSens raises $20M to pursue inside-out tracking technology, Dverse raises $1.04M for its Symmetry app geared towards industrial and civil design, and more!

Special thanks to our guests:

Christina Heller: co-founder & CEO of VR Playhouse

Caleb Eubanks: VR developer, YouTube personality, and co-owner of VRSpies

Jonathan Nafarrete: co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 28, 2016

This week's topics: Arcades! Theaters! Camera! Oh my, big partnerships announced: Starbreeze & Acer, Starbreeze & IMAX, and IMAX & Google; Ela Darling (the "virtual reality porn queen") and Cam4 did the world's first live streamed VR cam show; Facebook acquires 3D audio company Two Big Ears; Rhapsody launches a VR app for music performance content; Target stocks Merge VR, the colorful smartphone-powered soft foam VR headset; and we dive into Google VR and the Daydream ecosystem.

Special thanks to our guests:

Andy Fidel: Content Creator/Social Media Lead Commetta & Host of Montreal VR Group

Mike Murdock: Virtual Reality Director & Interface Designer at TriHelixVR

Eric Chevalier: co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 16, 2016

This week's topics: Samsung Gear 360 camera review (spoiler alert: it's amazing); more consumer-friendly 360 cameras hit the market (the EYSE and VUZE); Gear VR now has 1 million users; HP launches Tech Ventures VC to invest in 3D printing, virtual reality, and iOT; 360fly 360 camera raises $40M in Series C; Talking about HTC: 200+ experiences now on Steam, an estimated 50,000 HTC Vives have been sold, and we also address the rumors that HTC might establish a VR spinoff company (Q1 revenue is down 64%); North and South Korea are both working on virtual reality laboratories; National Geographic launches their own VR content studio; we debate if/when Google will release a standalone virtual reality headset, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Robyn Gray: co-founder and Lead Designer at Otherworld Interactive (their horror experience "Sisters" just hit 1M downloads!)

Ben Smith: VR Investor/Advisor/Entrepreneur, formerly of Google and YouTube

Eric Chevalier: co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: Oculus Rift demos launch at select Best Buy stores in the U.S. as well as a limited number of consumer units (beating the delivery of some pre-orders), Live Nation is launching hundreds of concerts and events through partnerships with Hulu and NextVR, HTC announces a $100M virtual reality accelerator/incubator program, augmented reality smart glasses that could help restore sight are launched, a new crowd funded mobile-powered headset called Marvel aims to replace your computer, new research says 12% of Americans will purchase a VR product within the next 6 months, and more...

Special thanks to this week's guests:

Ryan Bell: Founder of Summit Live and VRSalon

Chadwick Turner: Founder of CircleVR

Jonathan Nafarrete: Editor-in-chief, co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: YouTube's launch of live streaming 360 video, AOL acquires RYOT News to bring immersive video to the Huffington Post, Las Vegas brings virtual reality adult entertainment as a room service, OSSIC headphones dethrone Oculus as highest grossing VR-related Kickstarter ever, and MOMA launches their first-ever immersive art exhibit, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Tyson Woeste: Founder of TransportedVR

Azad Balabanian: Head of Tech at UploadVR & co-host of Research VR Podcast

Eric Chevalier: Co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: F8 announcements regarding Facebook and VR, Medical Realities did the first live streamed surgery in VR, Exedrin released branded virtual reality empathy content called the Migraine Experience, Will Smith launches the Foo Show - a talk show in virtual reality, more tools for content creators like LucidVR the 180-degree camera and Adobe's new VR-friendly features, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Tony Mariani: Head of Publisher Relations for Vrideo

Julie Young: Emblematic Group Producer & co-founder of Shiift.world

Jonathan Nafarette: Editor-in-chief, co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: 360 cameras for consumers (or at least pro-sumers), custom prescription lens holders for Vive and Rift, Samsung's new patent for augmented reality contacts, NextVR is streaming the Master's golf tournament live in virtual reality, the Mayo Clinic has licensed technology which is said to alleviate nausea from VR, we debate on Rift vs. Vive product launches, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Tyson Woeste: founder of Transported VR, A VR platform for real estate

Gunter S. Thompson: VRChat.net Events Manager, host of Gunter’s Universe

Jonathan Nafarrete: Editor-in-chief, co-founder of VRScout

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Apr 5, 2016

This week's topics: Samsung Gear 360 Camera, recent investments (FOVE - $11M, VisionaryVR - $6M), Apple's recent VR-related patents, updates to PlayStationVR, discuss how PornHub and Club Med have entered the virtual reality industry, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Mike Murdock: VR Designer, maker of Nimbus Knights

Ben Vance: VR & Games Designer at Buffalo Vision 

Eric Chevalier: Co-Founder of VRScout

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Mar 28, 2016

Topics: Unity adds a native building tool called 'Chessboard UI' to the VR Scene Editor, USA Today plans the first regularly scheduled news show in virtual reality, Oculus Rift's full launch lineup, the partnership between Crytek and AMD, the PlayStation VR's price and release date, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Eva Hoerth: VR Design Researcher and Community Builder for Ratlab

Caleb Eubanks: VR Developer, Co-Owner of www.VRSpies.com

Eric Chevalier: Co-founder of VRScout

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Mar 28, 2016

Topics: Robert Scoble leaves Rackspace for UploadVR, Samsung’s Milk VR VP leaves the company, Virtuix Omni (omnidirectional treadmill maker) is heading towards a mini-IPO, VirZOOM (stationary bike controller for HMDs) announces launch of free SDK, Oculus announces major social updates, Penrose Studios raises $8.5M, $1.1B in funding for VR has occurred in the first 2 months of 2016, and Amazon is forming a VR team for video, and more...

Special thank you to our guests:

Christina Heller: CEO and co-founder of VRPlayhouse

Gunter S. Thompson: Events Manager for VRChat.net and host of Gunter's Universe

Eric Chevalier: co-founder of VRScout

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Mar 14, 2016

Topics: HTC Vive preorders sold 15,000 units in 10 minutes, big brands like McDonald's and Coca-Cola are testing cardboard virtual reality viewers, Palmer Luckey has some pointed comments about the power of Mac computers, Meta 2 Augmented Reality glasses now on pre-order, and Six Flags adds Gear VRs to roller coasters, and more...

Special thank you to our guests:

Gunter S. Thompson: Events Manager for VRChat.net and host of virtual reality talkshow Gunter's Universe

Reverend Kyle: VR developer and host of the Rev VR Podcast

Brian Bullard: VR developer, co-host of the PodVRcast, co-founder of the Sacramento VR Meetup

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Mar 14, 2016

Topics: Mobile World Conference in Barcelona coverage, including Samsung's 360 Camera and the Gear VR bundles with the Galaxy S7 series pre-orders, Facebook announces it's quadrupling the resolution of Gear VR video, Jaunt brings the NHL to virtual reality devices, Pope Francis marches to save the earth is now in VR, and how the Vive's price could affect global revenue forecasts, and more...

Special thank you to our guests this week:

Jenn Duong, VR at RYOT

Gunter S. Thompson: Events Manager for VRChat.net and host of Gunter's Universe

Jonathan Nafarrete: co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://bit.ly/VRScoutPodcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

Mar 14, 2016

News Topics: Kaleidoscope the traveling VR festival, PlayStationVR launch date, Oculus Ready PCs + Rift bundles, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition in VR, Oculus' invite-only event at GDC, partnership between the AP and AMD to bring journalism to VR, Leap Motion releases massive improvements in hand tracking, Meta AR glasses blow Robert Scoble's mind, and FOXSports & NextVR's 5-year deal to broadcast in virtual reality, and more...

Special thank you to our guests this week:

Brian Bullard: VR developer, co-host of PodVRcast, co-founder of Sacramento VR Meetup

Mike Murdock: current independent VR developer, former CEO of Otherworld Interactive

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://bit.ly/VRScoutPodcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

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