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Ever Wanted to Meet a Famous 17th-Century Painter? Oculus Gear VR Has You Covered

No matter how hard you wish upon that star, you're never going to meet one Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn — or simply 'Rembrandt', as the kidz like to call him. That's mainly because the legendary Dutch artist died in 1669. Don't be too glum though, because thanks to Oculus Gear VR, you can now meet the famous painter in the reality-augmented flesh. Read More >>

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You Have to Be Hopelessly Devoted to Antique Computers to Build a Commodore 64 VR Rig

If you don’t have the budget for a £500 Oculus Rift headset and a thousand-pound VR-ready gaming PC, here’s a far cheaper solution. A die-hard Commodore 64 fan created a pair of virtual reality goggles for the classic 8-bit computer that can be easily found for just a few quid at charity shops around the country. Read More >>

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New VR Dating Show Asks: What If The Sims Were Misshapen and Horny?

Your mouth doesn’t move when you talk and your slightly misshapen legs bend away from your body. But it’s a first date so you’re making the best of it. Mood lighting and romantic music come on, so you move in closer for a dance. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headsets Will be Compatible With Steam VR

If you were worried about the recent news HTC might sell off its VR business, and don't want to hand your money over to Oculus, you're in luck. Microsoft has just revealed that its own 'mixed reality' headsets will be coming to Steam VR. Read More >>

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HTC is Apparently Thinking of Selling its VR Division, or Perhaps Even the Whole Company

According to a report from Bloomberg that arrived yesterday, HTC is considering sell off its VR division or possibly even the entire business. Read More >>

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The Note 8 Won’t Fit Current Gear VR Headsets, so Samsung’s Releasing a New One

Did you hear? Samsung's releasing a new phone. Shocking, I know. While the Note 8 is all flashy, shiny, and exciting, there is a big problem. It won't fit in existing Gear VR headsets, so if you want both you'll have to go out and buy a brand new headset. Read More >>

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The HTC Vive Just Got a Price Cut, Now Costs £599

Last month Oculus reduced the price of the Oculus Rift headset to £399, and now HTC has followed suit. From today the HTC Vive will cost you £599, and will come with all the same perks and hardware as before. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is Now Compatible with Google Daydream

Samsung's Gear VR may have got into the mobile VR game first, though Google's Daydream isn't letting a little thing like that stand in its way. Anyone serious about mobile VR will have had to decide which system is best, and purchase the right phone as a result. Read More >>

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Ready Player One First Footage is a Spectacular Cornucopia of Pop Culture References

Steven Spielberg came to San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to reveal the first footage from Ready Player One, the film adaptation of Ernie Cline’s scifi, nostalgia filled book. And the footage delivered big, sweeping, pop culture fun. Read More >>

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Can Facebook Fix VR’s Most Frustrating Problems in One Fell Swoop?

Virtual reality is cool and all, but it won’t really become mainstream until a) it’s affordable and b) it doesn’t require a £1,000+ gaming PC. But it seems Facebook is attempting yet again to make VR a thing. Read More >>

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iOS 11 Has a Secret Feature That Lets You Stomp Around Cities Like Godzilla

With the introduction of iOS 11 and a development tool called ARKit, Apple is betting that augmented reality could be the next revolutionary feature for smartphones. At the very least, it’s facilitated a secret feature that lets iPhone users pretend they’re giant monsters stomping through a tiny city. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Stand-Alone VR Headset Will Have Eye-Tracking

Samsung is one of two companies that people will associate with mobile-powered VR, given how much its been pushing the Oculus-made Gear VR headset. But as great as the Gear VR is, it's still pretty limited, which might be why it seems to be going all out with its first stand-alone headset. Read More >>

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Valve’s New VR Controllers Can Track Individual Fingers

A lot of people say nice things about the Valve and HTC's Vive headset, but those wand-like controllers can't really compete with the Oculus Touch. Valve has now revealed new details about its 'Knuckles' controllers, and they're basically a more advanced version of what Oculus has on offer. Read More >>

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VR Pain Relief: Dentists Using Virtual Worlds To Distract From Real Agony

Dental work is often agony, even with that pain relief they claim to give you - so anything that can reduce it would be welcome. VR, apparently, is the answer, with patients being given one of three scenes to enjoy. Read More >>