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HTC, Qualcomm To Roll Out Standalone VR Headset, But It'll Be Available Only In China

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

Bigger Isn't Always Better: YouTube Aims To Fix VR By Cutting It In Half

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

Fallout VR: Is Bethesda's Open-World Game The Future Of Virtual Reality?

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

Google Announces Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

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 Drops Price Of Entry Into VR: Oculus Rift And Touch Controllers Bundle Now Only $598

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

PlayStation VR Nears 1 Million Units Sold After Four Months: Better Than Sony Expected

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 Unveils Updated Gear VR Headset, Comes Bundled With A Controller

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

Zenimax Wants Oculus Rift Sales Stopped: Will Facebook Be Forced Into A Settlement?

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

The Next Samsung Gear VR Might Come With Its Own Controller, Like Google's Daydream View

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

6 Biggest Brands Of Virtual Reality Headsets: A Quick Look

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 Mobile VR Headset In The Works: It Will Not Be Like The Samsung Gear VR

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 Shutting Down Hundreds Of Oculus Rift Demo Stations In Best Buy Stores

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

You Can Now Own A Google Daydream VR-Ready Phone For $400, Thanks To The ZTE Axon 7

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

HTC Vive To Soon Get New Base Stations: Will That Drive Down The Price Of The VR Headset?

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

Oculus Ready PCs Starting To Become More Affordable: Gamer Ultra VR Tower Only $500 In Bundle With Oculus Rift

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

HTC Vive Add-On TPCast Showcased At CES 2017, And It's Heading To The US With A $249 Price Tag

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 Shows Off Windows Holographic VR Headset At CES 2017: How Does It Compare With The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive?

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

HTC Vive $100 Off For A Limited Time: Buy It For $699 At The HTC Store And Amazon, But Microsoft Has An Even Better Offer

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

New Samsung Gear VR And AR Headset Similar To Microsoft HoloLens In The Works

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 Is 'Full Steam Ahead' With The Launch Of Mixed Reality Device Magic Leap One: Report

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

Try Out Virtual Reality Headsets At This Paris Cinema: Does $25 For 40 Minutes Sound Like A Good Deal?

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

Bridge Is The iPhone VR Headset Apple Fans Have Been Dying To See

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's MoVR Lets HTC Vive, Oculus Rift VR Headsets Go Wireless Via Millimeter Waves

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 To Enter US Market And Offer Everything: Smartphones, VR Headset, Smart Bike, Self-Driving Electric Car And More

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

T-Mobile To Offer Alcatel Idol 4S Running On Windows 10 With VR Headset Package, According To Leak

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

PlayStation VR: PS VR Specs, Pricing, Availability And Everything You Need To Know

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 Unboxes The PlayStation VR Core Bundle: Here's What You'll Get From The Package

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

Oculus Touch Controllers Have A Hefty Price Tag In The UK: How Much Will They Cost In The US?

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 Unveils Snapdragon VR820: Virtual Reality Headset That Does Not Need To Be Connected To A PC

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

The HTC Vive Is The Preferred VR Headset Among Game Developers, And It's Easy To See Why

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 To Launch Daydream VR In The 'Coming Weeks,' Hires YouTube Stars To Promote It: Report

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 Unveils Project Alloy: Standalone Wireless Virtual Reality Headset Capable Of 'Merged Reality'

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

Where To Preorder The Second-Generation Samsung Gear VR

Consumers can now preorder Samsung’s second-generation Gear VR headset. Here’s where to make the purchase.

Wearable Tech August 12, 2016

EyeSight Showcases Gesture Control With Smartphone-Based VR [Video]

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

What Makes The HTC Vive VR Headset Tick? iFixit Teardown Takes A Look Inside

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

Virtual Reality Shows Cape Canaveral Rocket Launch To Mars Exploration

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

Watch World's First Cancer Operation Live-Streamed In Virtual Reality

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

Cancer Surgery To Be Live-Streamed From London Hospital Next Month

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

Users Can Stream Netflix And Play PS4 Games With PlayStation VR

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

SMARTvr By Dodocase Is A Virtual Reality Viewer That Can Fit Into Your Pocket

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

Oculus Rift Founder Palmer Luckey Doubts Facebook Is The Future Of VR, But 'This Is A Huge Year'

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

Intel Developing Augmented Reality Headset With 3D RealSense Camera Technology

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 Upcoming Virtual Reality Headset Will Be Wireless, No Need For Smartphone Or PC

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 Ozo Virtual Reality Camera Detailed: The Go-To Solution For VR Production

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

Google Cardboard May Have Shipped 5 Million Virtual Reality Headsets, But Google Has Bigger VR Plans

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

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