The Oculus Go, a $199 standalone virtual reality headset that does not need to be connected to a high-end PC or smartphone to function, is now available. Will the device accelerate the entry of VR into the mainstream?
Gadgets May 2, 2018
Apple is working on a powerful headset that will combine virtual reality and augmented reality technology. The device, which will be much more advanced than rival headsets, will be released in 2020.
Apple April 28, 2018
As virtual reality technology improves, it will become more accessible for the average consumer. Here are 20 facts about virtual reality that you should know about.
Wearable Tech April 21, 2018
Oculus rolled out the fix for the expired security certificate that made all Oculus Rift devices around the world stop working. The company issued an apology for the embarrassing incident and will give users $15 in store credit.
Video Games March 9, 2018
Every single Oculus Rift VR headset in the world is currently not working. While Oculus scrambles to release a fix, users who need to get their fill of virtual reality may use a temporary solution, but at their own risk.
Video Games March 7, 2018
For the first time, there were more Oculus Rift users than HTC Vive users on Steam, according to a monthly survey on the platform. What does this mean for the two virtual reality headsets?
Video Games March 6, 2018
The first Daydream-based standalone VR headset is finally here. Lenovo and Google have just unveiled the Mirage Solo, complete with a QHD display, 6DOF, onboard storage, and more.
Wearable Tech January 10, 2018
HTC has revealed a new virtual reality headset and sequel to the Vive called the Vive Pro. It features higher-resolution displays, plus a new design and improved ergonomics.
CES 2018 January 9, 2018
A recently discovered Federal Communications Commission filing revealed that the Oculus Go is on track to launch in early 2018. The standalone virtual reality headset will have two models, namely a 32 GB version and a 64 GB version.
Gadgets January 8, 2018
At the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC unveiled the Vive Focus, a standalone virtual reality headset that offers both portability and power. HTC also announced the Vive Wave, an open platform for virtual reality content.
Gadgets November 14, 2017
Sony will soon launch an updated version of the PlayStation VR headset. The new model will come with a few but important changes, including integrated headphones and an upgraded processor unit.
Video Games October 2, 2017
Oculus Rift creator and cofounder Palmer Luckey asked Redditors if he should buy the HTC Vive. No, not the headset, but the company’s actual virtual reality arm.
Business Tech August 27, 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
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