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Train to Atlantis

Train to Atlantis

5MadMovieMakers mounted a GoPro Fusion 360º camera to a model railcar then sent it on a wild journey from a backyard to the beach to the ocean. We’ll forgive the couple of obvious edits as it’s such a thrilling ride. Try spinning the camera and watch from different angles.

Merger

Merger

Keiichi Matsuda’s film feels like a short episode of Black Mirror, as a woman contemplates a big change in order to better understand the AI that runs everything around her. The interfaces in his 360º universe seem like a natural extension of his earlier short Hyper-Reality.

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Kyle’s Mom’s a Bitch: Beat Saber Edition

Kyle’s Mom’s a Bitch: Beat Saber Edition

(PG-13:Language) Ruckus created a custom Beat Saber level based on the South Park classic Kyle’s Mom’s a Bitch, resulting in one of the most challenging but awesome levels we’ve seen in the popular VR game.

Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Cam

Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Cam
$199  Buy Comment

Crank out 360º videos anywhere, and stream them live with this iPhone add-on. Viewers will feel like they’re there with you thanks to its immersive, real-time view. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop, and use code NEWYEAR2019 to get another 19% off (valid thru 1/7/19).

Vuze XR Dual VR Camera

Vuze XR Dual VR Camera
$439  Buy Link Comment

HumanEyes latest virtual reality camera can capture either 360° videos in 2D, or 180° videos in 3D, for greater immersion when viewing on a head-mounted display. It uses dual Sony sensors to capture moving images at up to 5.7K resolution at 30 fps, and stills at up to 18 mp.

Oculus Rift in the ’80s

Oculus Rift in the ’80s

Wow, look at this! It’s like I’m in the movie TRON! Squirrel Monkey’s Wonders of the World Wide Web offers up another bit of retrorevisionist technology – a version of Oculus’ rift virtual reality system designed to run an IBM PC with at least an Intel 80286 chip.

Samsung HMD Odyssey+

Samsung HMD Odyssey+
$500  Buy Link Comment

Samsung ups its PC mixed-reality headset game with its latest device. The HMD Odyssey+ has AMOLED displays which double the perceived resolution to 1233 ppi, reducing that annoying screen-door effect. It has a wide 110º field of vision, built-in sensors, 360º sound, and more.

Deal: 360fly HD Video Camera

Deal: 360fly HD Video Camera
$70  Buy Comment

The 360fly HD Video Camera lets you capture immersive 360º VR-compatible video footage and 360º stills. It’s super portable, easy to control, and designed for quick sharing of all your footage. Save 76% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.

LUNAR AR Notebook

LUNAR AR Notebook
$17  Buy Link Comment

This out-of-this-world hardcover notebook works with augmented reality tech that lets you learn about and explore our moon using its companion smartphone app. Measures 4.7″ x 6.7″ and has 176 pages of blank and graph paper inside. Save 34% in The Awesomer Shop.

Trover Saves the Universe (Gameplay)

Trover Saves the Universe (Gameplay)

(PG-13: Language) “Okay listen you’re gonna control me man. ‘Cause I’m tired okay?” If you love Rick and Morty‘s humor, keep an eye on this VR game by Justin Roiland. You play yourself and a dude named Trover as you try to rescue your dogs and save the universe.

Anna Dream Brush: VR Painter

Anna Dream Brush: VR Painter

Artist Anna Zhilyaeva has perfected the use of Google’s Tilt Brush VR application. Watch as she creates a 3D interpretation of Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People while performing live at The Louvre in Paris. See more amazing VR art on her YouTube channel

Real Surgeon vs. Surgeon Simulator

Real Surgeon vs. Surgeon Simulator

We recently watched a couple of real bomb techs take on a VR bomb defusal; now watch surgeon Dr. Johnson C. Lee attempt to perform both a brain transplant and heart transplant in the far less realistic, and far harder to control Surgeon Simulator, courtesy of BuzzFeed Blue.

Bomb Squad Defuses Virtual Bombs

Bomb Squad Defuses Virtual Bombs

The VR game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes challenges one person wearing a headset and another reading printed instructions to work together to defuse a virtual bomb. In this video, a pair of real world bomb disposal experts give the game a try.

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360º LEGO Train Factory Ride

360º LEGO Train Factory Ride

BananenBuurman takes us on another fun ride on one of his LEGO railway constructions, this time taking a trip through his Grandpa’s factory, as tools, wood, and workbenches loom large. Want your own LEGO railway? Hit Trixbrix, and use code “crazybananen” for 10% off.

A Trippy Roller Coaster Ride

A Trippy Roller Coaster Ride

Take a trip on a roller coaster like none you’ve ever experienced before. Famed wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss used a GoPro Fusion 360º camera to capture his ride, then stabilized the raw footage, resulting in a truly bizarre perspective. Thought that was strange? Check this.

Trover Saves the Universe (Teaser)

Trover Saves the Universe (Teaser)

This E3 teaser for Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland’s new game tells us very little about the sci-fi comedy adventure game, but it does feature “Bathtub Guy,” and that’s enough for us. Roiland’s interview reveals a bit more about the game, though. Coming to PS4 and PS VR.

Beat Saber

Beat Saber
$20  Buy Link Comment

This VR rhythm game lets you use your controllers as virtual lightsabers. As you flail around, you use them to chop blocks in beat to the music. The game looks like even more fun with your controllers put together in “Darth Maul” mode. Currently on Steam Early Access.

Back to the Moon: VR Google Doodle

Back to the Moon: VR Google Doodle

Google pays tribute to one of the first artists of moving pictures, George Méliès, the man behind A Trip to the Moon, among other early films. This charming 360º video which uses animation to commemorate the life and creativity of a true innovator and artist.

360º LEGO Spiral Train POV

360º LEGO Spiral Train POV

We’ve seen this sweet LEGO train set before, but never like this. Here, BANANENBUURMAN shares an immersive 360° ride along hntrains‘ impressive 22 level spiral railway, which measures about 10 feet tall. VR headset wearers, ride the rails at your own peril.

Pyongyang 360º

Pyongyang 360º

North Korea’s leader may be in a war of words with much of the world, but Aram Pen’s aerial video over the sprawling, though oddly still capital city of Pyongyang reminds us of the millions who live there who deserve a chance at a peaceful and happy lives like the rest of us.

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Red Bull District Ride 360

Red Bull District Ride 360

Drop right in the middle of the Red Bull District Ride urban MTB freeride through Nuremberg, courtesy of a 360º camera mounted atop one of its rider’s helmets. We suggest watching it a few times from different angles, like backwards, or looking down on the guy’s helmet.

KFC: The Hard Way

KFC: The Hard Way

KFC has a long history of creating strange and unusual commercials, but this mock virtual reality employee training game takes the prize. It’s as if BioShock and Job Simulator had a virtual baby. Seriously, the new Colonel just keeps getting creepier.

Cat Sorter VR (Teaser)

Cat Sorter VR (Teaser)

We don’t even know where to start with this ridiculous VR game, which drops you into an assembly line where they build cats. It’s your job to slap on eyeballs, tails, ears, noses, and even buttholes as quickly and accurately as you can. Coming 8/29/17 to HTC Vive.

Inside of Things VR

Inside of Things VR

Inside of Things VR has only posted a handful of videos shot with their Ricoh 360º camera, but each one provides a unique internal perspective on a mundane item – including a clothes dryer, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator. The best clip was shot inside a vending machine.

Waking up in the Universe: VR

Waking up in the Universe: VR

Ideally, you’ll strap on a VR headset for this, but if you don’t have one, you can still appreciate the ethereal fractal journey that Julius Horsthuis has laid before you, accompanied by excerpts from one of evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkinsmost profound lectures.

VR LEGO Train

VR LEGO Train

After showing off some of his amazing LEGO railways, BANANENBUURMAN captured a couple of his tracks with a 360º camera mounted directly on the railcar, so you can look around during the journey. If you happen to have a VR headset, it’s even cooler. More here.

Deal: Detu Twin 360 Camera

Deal: Detu Twin 360 Camera
$209  Buy Comment

Capture your own 360º panoramic videos with this portable, pocketable camera. It shoots at a combined 3K (3040×1520) resolution by using a pair of fisheye-lensed cameras, and automatically stitches them into a 360º video in real time. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop.

Surrounded by Dominoes

Surrounded by Dominoes

Domino fanatic FlippyCat placed a 360° camera and binaural microphones in the middle of a room, then stacked a circle of 4,200 dominoes around them. The surround audio as the dominoes drop is just as mesmerizing as watching them all crash around you.

Deal: VRX10 Virtual Reality Headset

Deal: VRX10 Virtual Reality Headset
$20  Buy Comment

A quick way to convert your smartphone into a virtual reality headset. The VRX10 works with most phones between 4.7″ and 6″, providing an immersive environment for VR apps without spending a bunch of money. (Not compatible with iPhone 7.)

Helvetia by Night 360º

Helvetia by Night 360º

Vimeo showcases it’s new foray into 360º video with this glorious time-lapse, shot by Christian Mülhauser over the course of 4 months. He used a 4-camera rig to snap over 55,000 photos of the skies over Switzerland to complete the project. Watch in 4K if you can.

Insta360 Nano iPhone VR Camera

Insta360 Nano iPhone VR Camera
$199  Buy Link Comment

Want to shoot 360° videos right on your iPhone? This handy gadget adds a pair of 210°, high resolution fisheye cameras and an app which can stitch them into a surround image in real time for sharing and streaming. It also works as a standalone VR camera.

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