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OtherLife review – virtual reality goes bad in ambitious Australian sci-fi thriller

Ben C Lucas’s innovative rumination on the pitfalls of technology has Hollywood appeal and features a darkly charismatic performance from Jessica De Gouw It is not uncommon for films about drug users to contain closeup shots of pupils dilating. This is hardly surprising given closeups of eyes have long been fashionable in cinema; the famous

Australian Man Wants To Set World Record For Longest Time Spent In VR


A lot of people can’t spend more than four or five minutes in VR without getting tired and needing to come out, but Australian YouTuber Jack McNee wants to spend well over a full day inside an HTC Vive. Why? For the same reasons anyone does something for a stupidly long amount of time; to

Australian archaeological startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR


Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, where you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there. Lithodomos VR, an Australian virtual reality archaeological startup, knows this and has raised $ 900,000 in Australian dollars ($ 679,000 U.S.) in a seed funding round. Melbourne-based Lithodomos VR creates

The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens


The Australian Air Force and Saab Australia are trialing the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset as the Australian military evolves into a “fifth-generation fighting force.” Saab and Australia’s Defense Science and Technology Group demonstrated the Microsoft HoloLens to 50 military personnel on October 2016, showcasing how the headset can offer augmented reality vision (ARV) to

2.5m Australian homes predicted to have VR headsets by 2020


Virtual reality is not just an emerging tech field in the US, Europe and Asia; it’s also making a major splash Down Under. According to research carried out by an emerging tech analyst, Telsyte, 115,000 headsets will be sold in the second half of this year alone – rising to half a million next year.

eBay Partners with Australian Retailer for Virtual Reality Shopping


eBay Partners with Australian Retailer for Virtual Reality Shopping It seems that using a website to shop online is outdated now, and virtually wandering around a store is the future. That is, according to eBay at least. The eCommerce giant is taking a new direction, one that sees them moving away from simply a place