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.
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Conan O’Brien recently stopped by New York City’s YouTube Space to check out their virtual reality lab, where he doodled a 3D self portrait, destroyed some guy’s cubicle, ate some virtual food, and learned how the tech might change our lives (or at least porn) for the better.
Photographer William Briscoe shoots stunning 360-degree VR time-lapse videos of the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis and epic sunsets in the skies over Alaska. The colors and motion are spectacular, but we wish that today’s tech could capture the kind of detail a non-VR clip could.
Ride along for a formation flight with the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team. This 360º video puts you in the middle of the action, for a spectacular view of the snow-capped Alps and the St. Moritz ski resort below. The shots from the ground were unnecessary, but it’s still well worth watching.
Start out with a 360º ride through Switzerland’s Gothard Base Tunnel, then take a tour of the myriad platforms, elevators, and walkways that surround the 35.5 mile long tunnel that runs through the base of the Alps. The video is narrated in German, but it’s self-explanatory.
This dad in Hong Kong gave his kid a thrill ride his rudimentary virtual reality mountain bike simulator. All it took was a big screen TV, a toddler’s push bike, and some upper body strength. Seriously, parents, if you’re looking for a way to squeeze a workout in, this could be it.
Sony presents a PS4-ready alternative to the Oculus Rift. The launch bundle includes an HD OLED headset, with built in motion sensors, 3D audio, a pair of Move controllers, a Playstation Camera, and VR Worlds. Pre-orders start 7am PDT 3/22/16, and start to ship this October.
3D modeler and Star Trek fanatic Jason B is building out an insanely detailed digital reconstruction of the Starship Enterprise-D as it appeared on The Next Generation. Take a tour of the first few levels of his ambitious VR project for the Oculus Rift.
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