Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are also influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings.
October 16, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the $399 Oculus Quest at the Oculus Connect conference. The new Oculus VR headset combines the portability of the Oculus Go and some of the power of the Oculus Rift.
Gadgets September 27, 2018
Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, fans have been asking Nintendo about whether it’ll support virtual reality in the future. As it turns out, it just might.
Video Games August 11, 2018
Google Chrome is finally available to download on Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets. Chrome supports WebVR standards, which means the number of VR experiences on the web should keep users pretty busy.
Wearable Tech July 31, 2018
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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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’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 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
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
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, 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 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
'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 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
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