VR
HTC Unveils Vive Focus Plus Headset for Businesses

HTC has announced the newest in its Vive Focus line of standalone virtual reality headsets: Vive Focus Plus, aimed at business customers. Read More >>

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Human Eye Resolution VR Is a Treat If You Know Where to Look

VR is still in its infancy. It’s at the stage at TVs before colour, or computers before they got personal. It’s easy to forget that because there are so many headsets (and cardboard boxes). But Varjo’s VR-1, a slick looking headset intended for the professionals making the content you’ll one day use, is a great reminder that we’re still in the early days of this technology. This is one of the first VR headsets to provide the super high pixel per inch count your eye can actually enjoy. Read More >>

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We’re Getting a Virtual Reality Episode of Doctor Who

Despite not doing a new series this year, the BBC is treating Doctor Who fans to a special VR-only episode. OK, it's only 12 minutes long and animated, but we'll take what we can get. Read More >>

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I Went Inside Someone Else’s Virtual World and Cried My Eyes Out

Imagine you’re standing in a driveway with no shoes on, just your socks, facing a house. The world unfolds around you in glorious illustrations – it looks like you’re inside a living comic book. A warm voice invites you to open the door in front of you and when you reach out, you can feel it. You open the door and step inside, and instead of hard floor you can feel carpet beneath your toes. You’re home. Read More >>

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CES 2019: The Vive Pro Eye Is the Next Big Step for VR

While Facebook and Oculus are out there going after regular folk with the Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, HTC Vive seems to be headed the opposite direction by attempting to push VR experiences even further with new Vive Pro Eye. Read More >>

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The Worst Gadgets of 2018

We already told you about the gadgets we loved this year. Now it’s time to shame the terrible gadgets that made us wonder why anyone bothered making something so bad. Read More >>

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A 45-Year-Old German Film Knew Things About Virtual Reality We’re Just Discovering Today

Imagine you’ve put on a VR headset and you’re about to enter a virtual world. When you get there, it looks just like the real one. So much like the real one that you get confused. You begin questioning everything, from whether the furniture and room around you is real to whether you’re real yourself. Luckily, you’ve got an escape route. You can get back to the ‘real world’ through telephone wires. Or can you? Read More >>

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Google’s Goofy VR Roller Skate Drawings Make Me Feel Less Dead Inside Somehow

The world might be on fire, but last week Google published a patent application for “Augmented And/Or Virtual Reality Footwear.” Yes, the Google document describes motorised shoes with wheels on the bottom that keep you in place as you walk around in VR. They’re basically what Ars Technica has aptly dubbed, “VR roller skates.” Read More >>

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She-Ra’s New Virtual Reality Website Offers a Glimpse Into the Show’s Majestic World

You can’t yet watch She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, but you can briefly visit its world. Read More >>

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Oculus Just Rolled Out Updated Anti-Harassment Tools

Facebook is rolling out new anti-harassment tools for its virtual reality platform as it continues to push for more users to plug in. Read More >>

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Oculus Co-Founder’s Departure Could Mean Bad Things for Facebook VR

Facebook made a splashy entrance into VR when it purchased fledgling startup Oculus back in 2014 for $2.3 billion. However, even after putting out the first consumer-ready Oculus Rift in 2016, which was followed up by this year’s Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, today’s departure of Oculus co-f0under and former CEO Brendan Iribe casts doubts on the future of Facebook’s VR efforts. Read More >>

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Darth Vader Invites You to His Castle in the First Trailer for His New VR Series

A few years ago, the team at ILMxLAB teased that it was bringing the Dark Lord of the Sith to virtual reality. Now, we’ve got our first look at it in action, and well, it’s more like Vader is bringing you to him. Read More >>

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The Oculus Quest Is Real: Facebook Promises £303 Standalone VR This Spring

VR is in a tricky spot. Devices like the Rift and the Vive have proven that immersive virtual worlds are within our reach, and yet, no one cares. The problem is that current VR headsets still have a lot of rough edges. They aren’t quite precise enough and the good ones are too expensive for most folks. But with the new Oculus Quest, Facebook thinks it has something to solve some of VR’s big issues. Read More >>

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The HTC Vive’s Wireless Adapter Finally Arrives on 24th September, for £299

Back in January HTC announced that it was officially making the Vive virtual reality headset wire-free, thanks to a special adapter developed in partnership with TPCast - the same company that had been working on VR's wire issue for some time. Now the company has announced that the Vive Wireless Adapter will be arriving very soon. In just over a month to be precise. Read More >>

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Report: Google and Imax’s VR Camera Project Is Kaput

A joint Google-Imax venture to build a line of virtual reality cameras that’s been in the works since 2016 has been axed, according to a report on Monday from Variety. Read More >>