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
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
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
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
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
Samsung has just unveiled an updated Gear VR headset that comes with its own Oculus-powered controller. Oculus confirmed that over 70 titles are currently being developed to support the new controller.
Wearable Tech 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
A report claims that Samsung will reveal the next Gear VR next month and that it will come with its own controller. With a controller, the virtual reality headset will be easier to sell to consumers interested in VR games.
Wearable Tech February 21, 2017
Virtual reality was all the rage in 2016 and the trend continues in 2017. Take a look at six of the most notable brands of VR headsets available for consumers.
Gadgets February 19, 2017
HTC is working on a mobile VR headset that will be released before the end of the year. The device, however, will not be as simple as "a phone slapped onto a headset" like the Samsung Gear VR.
Wearable Tech February 15, 2017
Facebook is shutting down 200 to 500 Oculus Rift demo stations at Best Buy stores. According to Oculus, the move was due to seasonal changes, but in an internal memo acquired by Business Insider, it was because of store performance.
Gadgets February 9, 2017
Virtual reality enthusiasts can now use Google Daydream with an affordable handset. ZTE has announced that its flagship phone, the Axon 7, is now VR-ready.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 8, 2017
Valve will be releasing new base stations for the HTC Vive within the year. The second-generation base stations will likely be cheaper, which could drive down the price of the virtual reality system.
Gadgets January 20, 2017
CyberPowerPC's Gamer Ultra VR desktop PC, which is capable of supporting the Oculus Rift, has a price tag of $650. However, it only costs $500 when bundled with the $600 virtual reality headset.
Computers January 10, 2017
The TPCAST, an HTC Vive peripheral that enables wireless VR gameplay, has now been showcased at this year’s CES. It launches globally in Q2 2017 for $249.
Gaming January 5, 2017
Lenovo unveiled a prototype of its first virtual reality headset, powered by Microsoft's Windows Holographic platform, at CES 2017. The device has many differences compared with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, most notable of which is its planned price.
Gaming January 3, 2017
The HTC Vive has received a limited-time discount of $100, taking the price of the virtual reality headset down to $699. The offer can be availed through the HTC Store, Amazon, or the Microsoft Store.
Gadgets December 28, 2016
Samsung is working on two new devices, one for virtual reality and another for augmented reality. The former is poised to succeed its present-day VR headset Gear VR, while the latter is supposedly able to project realistic holograms.
Wearable Tech December 17, 2016
Magic Leap has come up with a name for its product: Magic Leap One. The company also hired a new Chief Marketing Officer after two executives resigned.
Wearable Tech December 17, 2016
The MK2 VR facility in Paris allows people to try out the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. The price to play is about $25 for 40 minutes, which is great deal for fans of virtual reality.
Gadgets December 11, 2016
The iPhone may be shaping up to be the next VR heavyweight with the help of the Bridge, a VR headset made by software startup Occipital. The Bridge employs infrared scanning to enable a full-room VR experience.
Wearable Tech December 10, 2016
MIT has developed a system that enables wireless connection for virtual reality headsets. Named the MoVR system, it uses high-frequency radio signals called millimeter waves, pushing out data to the VR headset at speeds in the Gbps range.
Wearable Tech November 15, 2016
LeEco, dubbed as the Netflix of China, officially unveiled its product line last week. Headlining its official U.S. entry are two new smartphones, a virtual reality headset, an Android bike, a self-driving electric car, a lineup of TVs and more.
Gadgets October 24, 2016
A photo of the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 variant was leaked, confirming that T-Mobile will sell the smartphone and VR headset bundle. Alcatel and T-Mobile hasn't made any public announcement with regard to pricing and availability.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 5, 2016
Sony’s PlayStation VR system is ready to hit the shelves, and the company published an extensive FAQ ahead of the official launch. We selected important details such as pricing, availability, and specs for the latest VR system.
Computers October 5, 2016
Sony released an unboxing video of its PlayStation VR Core package, set to hit shelves on Oct. 13. The package costs $400 and will include the PSVR headset and a demo disc with 18 playable games out of the box.
Wearable Tech September 30, 2016
The store display of Game in the UK revealed that the forthcoming Oculus Touch will cost 190 pounds, or about $247. Oculus has yet to make an official announcement regarding the VR device's release and pricing once it ships to the U.S.
Wearable Tech September 22, 2016
Qualcomm's Snapdragon VR820 is a virtual reality headset powered by its namesake Snapdragon 820 chipset. The headset does not need to be connected to a PC and features six-axis motion tracking, eye tracking and AMOLED displays.
Gadgets September 2, 2016
According to a report by UBM Game Network, developers prefer working on the HTC Vive over rival virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. The report does not provide an explanation, but the reason behind the trend is clear.
Wearable Tech August 24, 2016
Google is reportedly going to launch the Daydream VR in the next couple of weeks. Until then, it's promoting the VR platform by employing the talent of YouTube celebrities.
Wearable Tech August 24, 2016
Intel has unveiled Project Alloy, which is a virtual reality reference design that enables the operation of a standalone wireless VR headset. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich also explained the concept of merged reality, which is different from augmented reality.
Wearable Tech August 17, 2016
Consumers can now preorder Samsung’s second-generation Gear VR headset. Here’s where to make the purchase.
Wearable Tech August 12, 2016
EyeSight Mobile Technologies has uploaded a YouTube video showcasing its developed gesture controls for smartphone-based virtual reality headsets. Here is how this new technology works.
Wearable Tech May 18, 2016
The HTC Vive VR headset was the latest device that went through a teardown by iFixit. The teardown revealed that the headset indeed comes with twin AMOLED panels from Samsung and that the lenses seem to have a uniform contour.
Wearable Tech April 26, 2016
Thanks to incredible virtual reality technology, viewers can watch a rocket launch in Cape Canaveral or explore the surface of Mars as if they are actually there.
Space April 17, 2016
Exciting news to medical students and technology enthusiasts. One of UK’s top cancer surgeons, Dr. Shafi Ahmed, agreed to perform the world’s first cancer surgery to be live streamed in Virtual Reality (VR).
April 14, 2016
A London-based doctor will conduct cancer surgery that will be live-streamed across the world using virtual reality technology. The operation can be watched using a smartphone and virtual reality headset.
LIFE March 26, 2016
Sony's PlayStation VR headset will feature a Cinematic Mode where users can stream Netflix and play PS4 games for a more immersive experience.
Wearable Tech March 16, 2016
Dodocase is ready to move beyond Cardboard. Its new SMARTvr accessory will help it do that if mobile VR viewer gets funded.
Wearable Tech March 9, 2016
Palmer Luckey said that the future of virtual reality will be making waves in 2016. The inventor of Oculus Rift believes that social apps and experiences such as Facebook will be reshaped by the invention.
Wearable Tech March 3, 2016
An augmented reality headset loaded with 3D RealSense camera technology is in the works at Intel headquarters as the company shows interest in entering what is considered as the next big platform.
Wearable Tech March 3, 2016
Google's forthcoming wireless virtual reality headset is purportedly in the works. With this new VR headset, users will no longer need a smartphone, PC or gaming console for it to provide a VR experience.
Gadgets February 12, 2016
Nokia leader Ramzi Haidamus just offered more teasers about the potential of Ozo, the professional VR 360 camera. Global filmmakers should love the live streaming, 3D audio and video, auto stitching and more in the futuristic-looking, state of the art VR camera.
Gadgets January 29, 2016
With its cards still close to its chest, Google is tipping what will come after Cardboard VR. It looks like Google is ready to cook up some VR hardware of its own.
Wearable Tech January 29, 2016