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Future VR Headsets Will Only Need 1 USB-C Cable, To End The Problem Of Tangled Wires

A consortium made up of virtual reality rivals such as Oculus, Valve, Microsoft, AMD, and Nvidia worked together to create the VirtualLink specification. The technology will look to solve the tangled wires problem of VR headsets.

Gadgets July 19, 2018

Embodying Einstein Can Make You Smarter, New VR Study Shows

In a study, subjects who experienced Einstein's body as their own through virtual embodiment scored better on cognitive tests. They were also less likely to have an implicit bias against the elderly.

July 12, 2018

Microsoft Has No Plans To Put Virtual, Mixed Reality On Xbox One

Microsoft says it’s not focusing on virtual or mixed reality on Xbox consoles right now. Instead, it feels the PC is a much better platform for those experiences.

Microsoft June 20, 2018

Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 Aims To Pave The Way For Stand-Alone AR And VR Headsets

Qualcomm unveiled its newest Snapdragon XR1 platform. It is the first dedicated chip for AR and VR devices, making them more accessible and affordable for consumers.

Gadgets May 31, 2018

Oculus Go Now Available: Will The $199 Standalone VR Headset Push Virtual Reality Into Mainstream?

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

Oculus Working On Immersive Theater: Viewers Will Interact With Actors In Virtual Reality

Oculus is working on a so-called immersive theater, which will be a new form of virtual reality entertainment. Virtual reality headset wearers will enter a virtual world where they can interact with actors who will provide an interactive performance.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

Apple VR/AR Headset To Launch 2020: 8K Displays, Powerful Processor, And No Wires

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

HTC Wants To Train Workers In VR With The New Vive Pro 2.0 Kit

HTC just released the Vive Pro 2.0 Kit, a new product aimed at corporations rather than individual gamers. Through virtual reality, businesses can train their workers and do more.

Gadgets April 25, 2018

Surprising Facts About Virtual Reality That You Probably Didn't Know

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

Google Chrome Now Has Oculus Rift VR Headset Support: Here's How To Enable It

The latest version of Google Chrome enabled WebVR support for the Oculus Rift. Reddit users took it for a spin and confirmed that it works as advertised.

Google April 19, 2018

HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Preorders Now Open For $799, While Vive Price Drops To $499

Preorders for the HTC Vive Pro are now open for $799 each, with the highly anticipated VR headsets to start shipping on April 5. Meanwhile, the price of the HTC Vive has been further dropped to $499.

Gadgets March 20, 2018

Google Experiments With Light Fields For A More Realistic Virtual Reality Experience

The importance of realism when it comes to virtual reality has long been established. Google wants to take it even further with its light fields research to reproduce proper reflections and more into the VR space.

Google March 16, 2018

Oculus Rift VR Headsets Back Online: Oculus Apologizes For Embarassing Error With $15 Store Credit

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 Oculus Rift Headset Around The World Stopped Working: Here's What Happened, And A Temporary Solution

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

Oculus Rift More Popular Than HTC Vive For First Time In Steam VR Headset Survey

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

LOOK: This Thin Electronic Skin Let's You Move Virtual Objects Just By Moving Your Hand

A newly developed electronic skin lets its user manipulate virtual objects easily with the help of magnetic field sensors. It could pave the way for less bulky augmented and virtual reality systems.

Feature | Science January 20, 2018

Nintendo Switch VR And 4K Support Will Not Happen Any Time Soon

Gamers who are hoping that virtual reality and 4K support will soon arrive to the Nintendo Switch should not hold their breath. A Nintendo executive reiterated the company's disinterest in these technologies, which the Nintendo Switch does not need anyway.

Video Games January 16, 2018

Hate Working Out? Black Box VR Inspires Gamers To Exercise At The Gym

Looking for something that could make working out more fun? Say, fighting off enemies in virtual reality while doing body-building movements at the gym? Black Box VR inspires gamers to exercise at the gym.

Business Tech January 11, 2018

Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo VR Headset Doesn’t Need A PC Or Phone To Work

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 Vive Pro Unveiled With Higher-Resolution OLED Displays, Built-In Headphones, And More

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

Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Release Date Draws Near: FCC Filing Reveals 2 Models

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

You Don't Need VR To Play 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Anymore

Ubisoft provided a 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' update that will allow gameplay without VR hardware on the title. The important game patch is released as a free download.

December 25, 2017

Russian Man Dies From Blood Loss In Virtual Reality-Related Accident

A 44-year-old man in Russia died from blood loss because of a VR-related accident. Is his death an example of the dangers of VR technology?

Wearable Tech December 24, 2017

Amazon Sumerian Is A VR App Creator For The VR Noob

Amazon has unveiled a web-based toolkit called Sumerian. It’s essentially for content creators who want to create VR and AR apps but don’t have extensive background in 3D graphics or programming.

Apps/Software November 29, 2017

HTC Unveils Standalone Vive Focus VR Headset: No Need For Wires, Phone, Or High-End PC

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

HTC Vive, Logitech Bridge Let You Take The Tactile Keyboard Experience To Virtual Reality

The Logitech Bridge is HTC and Logitech's way to bring a real typing experience into the virtual reality space, even improving on it by way of customizations.

Computers November 4, 2017

New VR Experiment Allows You To Walk On Planet Mars

New NASA and Google virtual reality (VR) experiment allows users to visit planet Mars and experience it from the comfort of their homes. 'Access Mars' can work on most VR headsets available in the market.

Space October 24, 2017

New Oculus VR Headset On The Way: Jump Into Virtual Reality With The $200 Oculus Go

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the Oculus Go, a $200 standalone virtual reality headset that looks to attract more people to the technology. Oculus also provided more details on Santa Cruz, its next-generation headset that is in the prototype stage.

Wearable Tech October 12, 2017

Samsung Enters Windows Mixed Reality Lineup With Its HMD Odyssey VR Headset

Samsung’s new HMD Odyssey headset offers the best visuals on a virtual reality device at $499. It’s part of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality lineup, which will soon offer support for SteamVR titles.

Wearable Tech October 4, 2017

Sony To Launch New PlayStation VR Headset: Here's What We Know About It So Far

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

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

Microsoft August 29, 2017

As HTC Considers Selling Its Vive Virtual Reality Business, Palmer Luckey Ponders If He Should Acquire It

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 Still Struggling, So It's Thinking To Sell Or Spin Off Its Vive Virtual Reality Division

HTC, which continues to struggle in the cutthroat smartphone industry, is reportedly planning to sell or spin off its Vive virtual reality business. There is also the possibility that HTC will sell the entire company.

Business Tech August 25, 2017

KFC's Oculus Rift Game 'The Hard Way' To Be Used To Train Employees, Teach Them How To Fry Chicken

KFC dives into virtual reality, launching an Oculus Rift game called 'The Hard Way.' From the name itself, the fast-food chain intends to use it as a training simulation to teach employees how to make fried chicken the right way.

Video Games August 24, 2017

Bethesda Tags 'Doom,' 'Fallout 4,' And 'Skyrim' VR Editions With 2017 Release Dates

'Doom VFR,' 'Fallout 4 VR,' and 'Skyrim VR' now have release dates, and they're slated for a 2017 launch. In other words, Bethesda is keeping its promise to launch these VR editions before the end of the year.

Video Games August 23, 2017

HTC Vive Is Now $200 Cheaper: Buy One And Get Three Free Games And A Viveport Subscription

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.

Wearable Tech August 22, 2017

AltspaceVR Shuts Down Due To Money Problems: Failed Funding Round, Slow VR Market Growth To Blame

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, 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

VR Application Simulates Infant Emergency Scenarios For Medical Training

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

Facebook To Unveil $200 Oculus Rift VR Headset This Year

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 Highlights The Importance Of VR Exclusives, Explains Why They're Necessary

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

Oculus Rift And Touch Controller Drop To $399 For Limited Time, $200 Off Regular Price

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 Blocks Makes 3D Modeling Accessible To Anyone With An Oculus Rift Or HTC Vive VR Headset

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

Want To Try Virtual Reality? Steam's Summer Sale Offers Discounts On HTC Vive

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

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

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