Review: Ready Player One

Chris Price reviews Spielberg’s engaging, but flawed, virtual reality romp. Schlinder’s List this is not. In the virtual world of the OASIS you can be whoever and whatever you want to be. A huge warrior of the opposite sex or a street fighting, martial arts expert. Hey, you could even be a meerkat or a…

Why VR is The King of Online Gaming Kingdom?

The immersion of games into the multimedia space did not happen overnight. The epic battle started way back in the 70’s and only became mainstream just around two years ago. If you ask the members of community about the future of VR entertainment, you will probably end up with two opposite opinions. But even they…

How technology is changing the way patients deal with their illnesses

There was a time when doctors relied solely upon medical textbooks, thorough physical examinations, and extensive knowledge to diagnose patients; their symptoms and features would be analyzed and cross-checked before a prognosis was given. These days, technology plays its part in a barrage of medical tests and examinations, improving accuracy and the speed with which…

ShinyShiny films beatboxing in VR 360 with the Kodak PixPro actioncam

I may be showing my age, but when I first started off as a tech journalist back in the 1990s, TVs were virtually square, weighed a ton, and most people were listening to grunge music coming out of Seattle. Nearly 30 years later, everyone has a super light flat widescreen TV and early adopters (admittedly…

Filming skateboarding in 360 with the Kodak PixPro 4K VR360

Last week before the snow set in we travelled over to a lovely skate park in Tottenham's Markfield Park (formerly a sewage works) to film our latest 360 video in association with Kodak PixPro. And despite a few problems with the locals who didn't take kindly to our camera man setting up his gear in the…

Experience nature in 360 with the Kodak PixPro 4K VR360 camera

Don't you just love those cold and crisp Autumn days when the sunlight glints through the trees and the leaves make a crunching sound under foot.  Well unfortunately the day we went down to the woods to film with the Kodak PixPro VR camera wasn't one of those days. Instead it was one of those…

Go Ape in 360 with the Kodak PixPro 4K VR 360

Last Saturday was a beautiful day. Not only was the weather glorious and sunny in London (though extremely cold), we also got to go on a treetop adventure at London's Alexandra Palace with Go Ape. It's one of their recently opened adventure centres in North London (they now have 31 across the UK) and offers…

ShinyShiny shoots London in VR with Kodak PixPro 4K VR360

Really pleased to announce our latest partnership. Those nice people at Kodak have given us their brand new portable VR camera to shoot a series of eight short films in and around London before Xmas (gosh we're going to be busy). Called the Kodak PixPro 4K VR360, it's a compact little camera with twin domes (one…

Global Virtual Reality Market To Be Worth $50bn By 2025?

  2017 is shaping up to be the year when Virtual Reality starts to really enter the big time. Early indicators suggest that while most people are holding back from purchasing VR hardware until the next generation is released, a growing number of households expect to add VR before the close of the decade. Over…