The specs, price, and release date of the Valve Index have finally been announced. From the look of things, Valve's virtual reality headset will take the competition by storm, if its cost doesn't put off users.
Wearable Tech May 1, 2019
The Valve Index will be unveiled on May 1, with preorders starting that day. It will come out June 15, according to its product page that went live a little too early.
Wearable Tech April 2, 2019
CEO James Chung explained that the reason behind Studio Roqovan's shutdown is the slow adaptation of the VR market's growth. The intellectual property rights for the 'World Wars Toons' will now go to a new firm
Video Games March 26, 2019
For $13 a month or $99 a year, Viveport Infinity will give you access to over 600 titles that you can play as much as you want. Of course, for every 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice VR,' there’s 'Angry Birds VR.'
Video Games March 15, 2019
Valve has fired 13 employees who were believed to be working as part of its VR team. The gaming company, however, said the layoffs do not represent major changes within the company.
Wearable Tech March 8, 2019
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit launches this April for $80. The main full kit will include VR goggles and all peripherals, but Nintendo will also release a starter kit for those who just want to try it out.
Video Games March 7, 2019
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
A team of scientists from MIT created a new VR training area for its AI drones. The new system relies on virtual reality to configure the autonomous machine to fly around obstacles, both static and moving.
Innovators/Innovations May 23, 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
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
Sairento VR has been in Early Access on Steam since 2016. After a delayed release date, the game is set to be officially released on Feb. 6.
Video Games February 5, 2018
The HTC Vive Focus now supports 8K video content, courtesy of its partnership with VR streaming expert Visbit. The latter’s 8K VR Player can stream and download high-resolution contents untethered, thanks to the Visbit View-Optimized Streaming technology.
Gadgets January 25, 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
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
Several notable technological breakthroughs and products were finally laid to rest in 2017. These include Microsoft's Kinect, the iPod Nano, AOL Instant Messenger, and more.
December 25, 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
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
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
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
Rick and Morty have now entered a brand-new dimension: virtual reality. See how the VR app 'Virtual Rick-ality' stacks up to the show’s humor, weirdness, and comedy.
Wearable Tech April 21, 2017
American chipmaker AMD has acquired VR company Nitero for undisclosed terms. The acquisition signals AMD’s foray into the growing VR market.
Computers April 11, 2017
Google announced that it had shipped 10 million units of Cardboard VR. Cardboard was launched in 2014 as Google’s answer to the then-upcoming virtual reality boom.
Gadgets March 2, 2017
SuperData and Unity have jointly published a report where they reviewed how the different VR headsets performed in 2016. Their studies showed that Samsung’s VR had outsold headsets from other companies.
Wearable Tech February 8, 2017
A new year has kicked into gear and CES 2017 is just around the corner to get us started on a new tech journey. From VR to IoT, auto news, PCs, mobile chipsets and more, here are the major CES trends we expect this year.
January 2, 2017
Oculus has created two new divisions, one focused on PC and one on mobile. Brendan Iribe, Oculus’ chief executive, will lead the PC division, vacating his CEO duties for Oculus.
Wearable Tech December 13, 2016
Alienware has released a powerful new 13-inch laptop designed to take on virtual reality experiences. The Alienware 13 sports a GTX 1060 series graphics card and a sixth-generation Intel Skylake processor with a base price of $1,199.
Computers November 1, 2016
The members of iconic pop group Abba are reuniting to create a new virtual reality experience. The group has partnered with Universal Music and American Idol creator Simon Fuller in the venture.
Wearable Tech October 28, 2016
Bethesda insists that the listing of a new DLC for 'Fallout 4' discovered on Steam is anything but. If it's not new DLC, what could it be?
Video Games October 18, 2016
Become a Ghostbuster with this new interactive VR experience that just launched with the release of the 4K/3D combo pack of the blockbuster film.
Apps/Software October 14, 2016
Best Buy has revealed its plans to launch Oculus Rift VR headset demos across 500 of its stores during the holiday shopping season. Demos for the PlayStation VR are also in its plans.
Wearable Tech August 25, 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
Ubisoft has developed a new VR wearable device dubbed the Nosulus Rift, which will offer gamers an immersive experience when playing 'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' game. Players wearing the mask-like device will be able to smell the farts of the new character.
Wearable Tech August 22, 2016
There may possibly be no solution to trolling online, but Google’s Daydream Labs is experimenting with ways to prevent trolling in VR. The company plans to do this by making sure users have their own personal space and encouraging positive behavior.
Google August 10, 2016
Valve and partner HTC have open sourced the room-scale 3D tracking system of the Vive VR headset. Third-party companies and developers interested in using the technology will not be required to pay any licensing fees or royalties.
Gadgets August 5, 2016
Samsung Gear VR users can now experience a scene from ‘Suicide Squad’ as if they were one of the team with this virtual reality experience.
Geek August 3, 2016
As the November election grows closer, so too does the need to let out one's political frustrations.
Video Games July 22, 2016
Oculus announced all Rift headsets that were preordered have all been shipped, with new orders arriving to consumers within two to four business days starting this week.
Gadgets July 13, 2016
HTC has established the HTC Vive Tech Corporation unit and helped form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance. These moves were made for the future of the burgeoning virtual reality industry.
Gadgets June 30, 2016
Twitter is now also getting into the virtual reality and augmented reality industries. To lead the charge, the company has hired former Apple designer Alessandro Sabatelli to become Twitter's Director of VR and AR.
Apps/Software June 29, 2016
HTC earlier denied rumors that it is spinning off its virtual reality business. New statements made by a company executive, however, have revived speculations that HTC will create a new unit that would handle the Vive VR headset.
Business Tech June 29, 2016
Oculus began rolling out the ability for Gear VR users to use Facebook Reactions when watching 360-degree videos in virtual reality on Wednesday.
Internet June 23, 2016
Virtual reality headset users experience motion sickness due to the mismatch between physical and virtual motion. Researchers from Columbia University claimed that they have found a solution to the problem.
Wearable Tech June 16, 2016
Facebook began rolling out its 360 photos on Thursday, and it allows users to capture and share immersive panoramic images to the News Feed.
Internet June 10, 2016
A new report claims to reveal one of the main specs of next year's Samsung Galaxy S8. The smartphone will reportedly rock a 4K 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a focus on VR.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2016
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