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How Can Apple’s New Augmented Reality Work for Your Brand?

By Annie Eaton
September 20, 2017
Category: Augmented Reality

Last week, Apple hosted its annual event unveiling their latest technology with all the pomp and circumstance that we have grown accustomed to. They hosted the announcement as the inaugural event in the new Steve Jobs Theater at their state of the art Cupertino campus. The lead-up to the iconic “one more thing” (iPhone X) included new releases like the Apple TV 4K, Apple W... Continue reading

What's the Difference Between the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Acer Windows Virtual Reality Headsets?

By Amy Chmielewski
September 12, 2017
Category: Virtual Reality
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Meet Annie Eaton, CEO and Cofounder of Futurus

By Amy Chmielewski
August 29, 2017
Category: The People of Futurus

What inspired you to start your own company?

I’ve always been interested in starting my own business. From lemonade stands with my sister growing up, to a handbag design company with my mom in high school, I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. When I met our CTO, Peter, I knew that we had a special connection and that we could do great things. We... Continue reading


OrlandoiX 2017

By Annie Eaton
August 23, 2017
Category: Events

We spent several days last week at the Southeast’s largest gathering of creators in virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, and digital entertainment - OrlandoiX. The Futurus presence was strong, in that Peter Stolmeier and I were both on different panels and enjoyed hearing from many other top minds in our industry. In addition to hearing great speakers a... Continue reading


Meet Amy Chmielewski, Communications Manager

By Annie Eaton
August 16, 2017
Category: The People of Futurus

How did you get into marketing and communications?

I took a marketing class in high school and I really enjoyed the course material. I went all in at that point and decided to major in advertising in college. Marketing has evolved dramatically, especially over the past few years, but the opportunity to learn and adapt to the current landscape is what... Continue reading


Developer’s First Look at the HP and Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

By Peter Stolmeier
August 09, 2017
Category: Virtual Reality

Last week we received two unexpected packages, the HP and Acer Immersion VR Development Kits. We opened up the packages as soon as they arrived and got to work.

What’s in the box

Aesthetically the headsets have a couple of minor differences. The HP is all black and has a knob to adjust the head strap width, whereas the Acer has blue... Continue reading


Meet Paul Welch, Lead Developer

By Amy Chmielewski
August 02, 2017
Category: The People of Futurus

Paul is the Lead Developer at Futurus and all-around digital whizz kid. He recently moved from Orlando to Atlanta to be with the Futurus team full-time and hasn’t looked back! Let’s meet the man behind the beard.

You graduated from Full Sail a few years back. Before enrolling at Full Sail, what were you up to?

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Exploring Immersive Technologies at DreamHack Atlanta

By Annie Eaton
July 26, 2017
Category: Events

Futurus took part in a panel last weekend at DreamHack, the “largest LAN party and computer festival” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. We participated with a group of some of Atlanta’s best and brightest immersive technology minds all brought together by local favorite, Hypepotamus. Holly Beilin, the Editor-in-Chief of the Southeast’s most beloved tech news source, led the charge and moderated the discus... Continue reading


Changing the Way PureCars Markets Their Digital Services

By Amy Chmielewski
July 19, 2017
Category: Case Studies

PureCars Virtual Reality cultivates empathy and understanding of the car buying process from the customer’s point of view.

PureCars has changed the traditional way car dealerships market to their customers. What used to be an in-person shopping experience has drastically transitioned to a di... Continue reading

Tags: PureCars 360° Video

Meet Peter Stolmeier, CTO and Cofounder of Futurus

By Amy Chmielewski
July 12, 2017
Category: The People of Futurus

What did you do before cofounding Futurus?

I graduated from Full Sail University in 2009. Before that, I was an animator for technical training tools. Once upon a time, I did technical support for AOL, and I served in the United States Air Force from 1996 - 2000 as an Air Traffic Controller. During my service, I spent 6 months in Bosnia and received t... Continue reading

Tags: Chief Technology Officer

Virtual Reality Immersion for Brands

By Annie Eaton
July 06, 2017
Category: Events

Recently, Futurus participated in the latest event from the Technology Association of Georgia’s Digital Media and Entertainment society.  One of our favorite subjects, virtual reality (VR), was the belle of the ball as industry leaders from around Atlanta spoke on a panel, which I had the pleasure of moderating.  I was joined by thought leaders from Make-A-Wish Georgia, LionStar Films, Foundry 45, and You Ar... Continue reading

Tags: Virtual Reality Immersive Technology

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