HTC just countered Facebook’s Oculus Rift price cut with its own Vive discount. The HTC Vive now only costs $599, and it comes bundled with three VR titles and a Viveport trial.
One of the pioneers on social VR spaces, AltspaceVR, has officially announced that it’s shutting down. The fallout sprung from financial troubles and the VR market’s slow growth.
Business Tech July 29, 2017
HTC and Qualcomm have officially announced the Vive Standalone VR headset, coming exclusively to China soon. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the headset features inside-out positional tracking and doesn’t need a PC to run.
Wearable Tech July 27, 2017
Virtual Reality transforms medical training with a new application that aims to prepare doctors for infant emergencies. Oculus wants to continue doing similar educational projects.
Apps/Software July 24, 2017
Despite the hype, virtual reality hasn't quite caught on, but Facebook is hoping to change that. The company is rumored to unveil a $200 standalone headset later this year.
Gadgets July 13, 2017
Oculus content VP Jason Rubin has now spoken about the company’s approach to exclusives. He has highlighted the importance of such titles, noting that creating such an ecosystem can drive VR adoption.
Wearable Tech July 10, 2017
Facebook has kicked off an attractive summer sale, slashing $200 off the price of the Oculus Rift with Touch controller. The bundle is temporarily available at $399 starting Monday, July 10.
Gadgets July 10, 2017
Google Block is the perfect VR app for aspiring 3D model artists. The best part is, it's free, but it requires either an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset.
Google July 7, 2017
Virtual reality headsets aren't cheap but thanks to the Steam Sale, one is a little cheaper. The Vive is on sale for $750, which is $50 cheaper than normal.
Gadgets June 23, 2017
VR still hasn't caught on, but Google's VR 180 may change that. With affordable, easy to use cameras, Google wants to make VR video production easier than ever.
Wearable Tech June 23, 2017
Ikea teamed up with Apple to create a new augmented reality app based on the ARKit that was unveiled at WWDC 2017. The app will place photo-realistic renders of furniture on top of pictures that customers take of their homes.
Apple June 20, 2017
People from Microsoft, Nokia, and other companies have banded together to form Varjo, a VR startup that wants to create the highest-resolution VR headset there is. Surprisingly, its technology is based on how human vision works.
Wearable Tech June 19, 2017
Bandai Namco will open a virtual reality arcade named VR Zone Shinjuku in Tokyo next month. One of the planned activities is 'Mario Kart VR,' a virtual reality version of the 2005 arcade game 'Mario Kart GP.'
Video Games June 14, 2017
At its E3 press conference, Bethesda showed off the first gameplay trailer for the VR port of 'Fallout 4.' The game looks great, but what does it mean for the future of virtual reality gaming?
Video Games June 12, 2017
WWDC has already gotten off to a big start for Apple with plenty of new products and updates to talk about. One of the bigger ones for Mac users came in the form of external GPU and VR support coming to macOS.
Apple June 6, 2017
Chromecast support has finally arrived to the Samsung Gear VR, and because of that, you can now stream your VR experiences to an external screen and share the fun with your friends and family.
Wearable Tech June 1, 2017
HTC is now offering 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' as a free pack-in for anyone who buys a new HTC Vive. But hurry, the deal ends on June 30.
Video Games May 31, 2017
HTC is changing the mobile VR headset scene with its new device Link. Not quite a Vive and not quite like the usual smartphone-powered headsets, as it's somewhere in between.
Wearable Tech May 26, 2017
At Google I/O the company announced its latest innovation in virtual reality. The company's standalone Daydream headsets will free users from their smartphones.
Wearable Tech May 18, 2017
Zenimax, after winning $500 million in a lawsuit against Facebook-owned Oculus, has launched a new lawsuit against Samsung and its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset. Will the legal battle ever end?
Gadgets May 16, 2017
Microsoft just unveiled the Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers, which will complement its forthcoming line of VR headsets, to be released in collaboration with several partners. With the controllers and headsets, Microsoft is betting big in commercializing mixed reality.
Wearable Tech May 12, 2017
Google has purchased Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind popular VR titles such as 'Job Simulator' and 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.' How will Google's Daydream platform benefit from the acquisition?
Google May 11, 2017
A YouTuber was able to test virtual reality on the Switch, showing that VR experiences on Nintendo’s new hybrid machine is possible. But is VR ideal for the console?
Video Games April 27, 2017
Yi, in partnership with Google, just unveiled the Yi Halo, a Google Jump-powered VR rig packing 17 4K cameras. With the Yi Halo, Google and Yi wants VR and 360-degree filmmaking to be accessible and scalable to many.
Gadgets April 25, 2017
Rick and Morty have now entered a brand-new dimension: virtual reality. See how the VR app 'Virtual Rick-ality' stacks up to the show’s humor, weirdness, and comedy.
Wearable Tech April 21, 2017
Facebook is working on a technology that will let people type with their brain by tapping into brain signals. It is also researching for a way to allow people to hear with their skin.
Internet April 20, 2017
Facebook unveiled Facebook Spaces at the annual F8 developer conference. The new app for the Oculus Rift looks to bridge the gap between virtual reality and social networks and expand the use of the technology beyond gaming.
Apps/Software April 20, 2017
Facebook has now unveiled the second-generation Surround 360 cameras, capable of recording 8K video and stitching scenes with Six Degrees of Freedom technology. The company also has grand plans to make this kind of platform more mainstream.
Gadgets April 19, 2017
The web and Android versions of Google Earth just received a massive update that launched several new features. One of these features is named Voyager, which takes users on curated digital journeys around the world.
Google April 18, 2017
NASA, United Launch Alliance, and Orbital ATK have announced the first-ever live video coverage of a rocket launch that is available to view in 360 degrees and in VR.
Space April 16, 2017
American chipmaker AMD has acquired VR company Nitero for undisclosed terms. The acquisition signals AMD’s foray into the growing VR market.
Computers April 11, 2017
Samsung’s newest pair of flagships, for all their bells and whistles, misses one feature: Daydream compatibility. It turns out installing the Daydream app on either the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus brings up an error message, meaning it won’t work.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 3, 2017
It’s official: Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook, three years after Facebook acquired the company he cofounded. The exit follows Luckey’s thinning public appearances, high-profile lawsuits, and a recent corporate shakeup.
Business Tech March 31, 2017
Shaking the moon dust off, legendary Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin wants to go to Mars. Thanks to technology, you, too, can tag along via virtual reality.
Space March 19, 2017
How to make the weather forecast exciting? AccuWeather may have the answer: A virtual reality app for the Samsung Gear VR, complete with immersive 360-degree close-up videos of scary weather events such as tornadoes.
Apps/Software March 18, 2017
Oculus has launched a VR app that lets users explore the International Space Station, and act like astronauts. Mission: ISS app works with the Oculus Rift VR headset andOculus Touch motion controllers and can be downloaded for free.
Space March 12, 2017
Technology takes the spotlight at the South by Southwest Festival 2017 as some of the hottest gadgets, bots, and VR tech make their first appearance.
Gadgets March 12, 2017
Facebook has officially rolled out Facebook 360 for Gear VR owners, the definitive way to watch 360-degree content populating its site. Basic and straightforward at present, Facebook promised to equip the new app with more social features down the line.
Apps/Software March 9, 2017
The cofounder of Oculus has confirmed that Mac support for Oculus Rift headsets isn’t in the company’s roadmap, so don’t expect it anytime soon. But the idea shouldn’t be scrapped entirely, too.
Wearable Tech March 3, 2017
Google announced that it had shipped 10 million units of Cardboard VR. Cardboard was launched in 2014 as Google’s answer to the then-upcoming virtual reality boom.
Gadgets March 2, 2017
Oculus has permanently dropped the price of the Oculus Rift headset and the Oculus Touch controllers, with the bundle now only $598. The company has been working to drive down the high cost of entry into virtual reality.
Wearable Tech March 1, 2017
Sony Interactive Entertainment global chief executive Andrew House revealed that around 915,000 units of the PlayStation VR have been sold as of Feb. 16. The figure is well above the company's expected sales figures for the virtual reality headset.
Video Games February 27, 2017
Gareth Edwards, the director of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' utilized virtual reality and the HTC Vive to direct space scenes in the movie. This allowed him to show digital artists what he wanted for the space sequences.
Movies/TV Shows February 27, 2017
After being awarded $500 million in the copyright infringement case with Oculus VR, Zenimax is now seeking an injunction stop sales of the Oculus Rift headset. If the request is granted, it would be a huge blow to Facebook.
Wearable Tech February 25, 2017
Meet the Hardlight VR Suit, a vest device replete with vibration pads that’ll make for more immersive VR experiences. If it succeeds funding, the suit will arrive by September.
Wearable Tech February 24, 2017