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MIT Scientists Build VR Training Grounds For AI Drones

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

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

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

Sairento VR Finally Coming Out Of Early Access On Feb. 6

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

HTC Vive Focus Now Has An 8K VR Video Player Thanks To Visbit

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

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

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

From AOL Instant Messenger To iPod Nano, And Net Neutrality: Best Technologies That Died In 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 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

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

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

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

Virtual Rick-ality Takes Rick And Morty To The VR Space

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

AMD Looks Into The Future With Acquisition Of VR Startup Nitero

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

10 Million Cardboard VR Headsets Shipped, Google Says

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

Samsung Gear VR Outsells Oculus Rift, HTC Vive In 2016

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

CES 2017 Biggest Trends To Shake The Scene This Year: Mobile Chipsets, Auto News, PCs, VR, IoT And More

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 CEO Bows Out To Lead New PC VR Division, Leaves Top Spot Open

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 13 Is A 13-Inch VR-Ready Laptop: GeForce GTX 1060, Intel Skylake Make It A Portable Beast

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

Abba Developing New Virtual Reality Experience With Universal Music and ‘American Idol’’s Simon Fuller

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

Unannounced 'Fallout 4' DLC Listing Might Not Be DLC At All

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

Get Recruited And Capture Slimer With The Interactive 'Ghostbusters VR - Now Hiring' Experience For iOS And Android

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 To Launch Oculus Rift VR Demos Across 500 Stores This Holiday Season

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

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

Forget Oculus Rift, Meet Nosulus Rift: This Wearable Tech Will Let You Smell Fart In New 'South Park' Game

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

Here’s How Google Plans On Preventing Trolls In VR

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

HTC, Valve Open Source Vive VR's Tracking System For Third-Party Hardware: Future Of VR Looks Bright

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 Launches VR Experience That Takes Fans Inside The World Of ‘Suicide Squad’

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

'TrumPiñata' Is A 99 Cent VR Game Where You Literally Bash Donald Trump

As the November election grows closer, so too does the need to let out one's political frustrations.

Video Games July 22, 2016

No More Shipping Delays: Oculus Rift Preorders Are Finally Shipped

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 Establishes Vive Subsidiary, Helps Form $10B Investment Group: All For The Future Of Virtual Reality

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 Also Getting Into the VR, AR Game: Former Apple Designer To Lead The Charge

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 Could Be Spinning Off Its VR Business: How Will That Help The Vive?

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

Facebook Users Can Now Use Reactions In Virtual Reality For 360-Degree Videos

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

Researchers Find New Way To Prevent Motion Sickness On VR Systems: What Did They Do?

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

Go Wild, Shutterbugs. Facebook 360 Photos Is Finally Here

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs To Feature 5.5-inch 4K UHD Super AMOLED Display With Focus On VR

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

Getty Images Launches Virtual Reality Group For Immersive VR Content: 12,000 Stock Images Already Up

Getty Images launched an exciting new division called Getty Images VR Group, which caters to virtual reality content. An extensive trove of 12,000 premium 360-degree images are already in store, with more to come.

Business Tech June 9, 2016

Rhapsody Brings VR Experience To Music With New App

Rhapsody VR is looking to take music enjoyment to the next level by giving performances the virtual reality treatment. Just download the app and you can watch shows like you’ve got front row seats.

Apps/Software May 20, 2016

Acer And Starbreeze Band Together To Develop StarVR

Acer and Starbreeze are teaming up to design and manufacture the StarVR headset moving forward, promising to bring 'top-end VR experiences' in the near future.

Wearable Tech May 16, 2016

Google Cardboard VR Viewers Go Beyond US: Here's The Deal

The Google Cardboard VR viewer is now available for purchase in other countries apart from the U.S. Google has begun retailing the headset from its online store in the UK, Canada, France and Germany.

Gadgets May 13, 2016

$799 Vuze VR Point And Shoot Camera Opens Preorders, Launching This Fall [Video]

HumanEyes just announced that preorders for its affordable VR camera are open. Customers who want to spend on a point-and-shoot VR video recorder can get Vuze later this year, and the cam does not land alone.

Gadgets May 12, 2016

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator VR Is The Street Artist's Dream: Better Than Google Tiltbrush?

The 'Kingspray Graffiti Simulator VR' app is poised for release on the SteamVR next week. The app allows players to spray paint in a virtual environment.

Apps/Software May 11, 2016

Wevr's New Transport Platform Opens Up Brave New World Of VR To Creators And Fans

Game developer Tyler Hurd, who created a reactive VR music video experience around Future Islands’ synthpop ditty 'Old Friend' for the HTC Vive, is one of a new wave of digital artists who are being tapped to expand the content side of the VR market.

Wearable Tech April 25, 2016

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