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CES 2018: After Trying the New Wireless Vive Pro There’s No Going Back

When the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive came out in 2016, we entered a new era of virtual reality. No longer would people think of half-assed fever dreams like Lawnmower Man, or ambitious but profound failures like Nintendo’s Virtual Boy anytime VR gets mentioned. Even so, modern VR still hasn’t caught on. It’s awkward, it’s expensive, and most of the games and apps still feel like tech demos. But earlier this week, a new piece of VR tech reminded me why the headsets are much more than gimmicks. Read More >>

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CES 2018: VR Takes the Next Step Forward with the Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adaptor

Back in the 90s, companies tried making virtual reality a thing, most notably Nintendo, whose Virtual Boy was so distasteful that it caused people to abandon the entire category for the next 20 years. But then in 2016, headsets from Oculus and HTC/Vive showed that the VR experiences people had been writing about in scifi books for years were finally within our reach. Read More >>

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No Man’s Sky Hacked into VR With HTC Vive

A man has hacked VR support into current hype potato No Man's Sky, using the HTC Vive headset and your usual tweaked configurations to get it all running through the headset. He's unlikely to ever take his helmet off again. Read More >>

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HTC Vive Now Even More Prohibitively Priced Thanks to Brexit

We're used to prices of tech things gradually coming down once they're out, but not now in these weird post-Brexit vote days. The latest hardware maker to whack its prices up is HTC, using the confusion around the UK's place in Europe and the exchange rate wobble to stick an extra ten per cent on top of the price of its Vive VR headset. Read More >>

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Virtual Reality Will Make Fools of Us All

Virtual reality might be a transformative technology with untold potential across dozens of fields. But it’s also most definitely a great way to make young and old alike look rather silly. Read More >>

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The HTC Vive’s Safety Guidelines Are Funny and Scary in Equal Measure

If you were lucky/wealthy enough to capture yourself an HTC Vive before it sold out, you’ll no doubt be itching for the headset to arrive at your door. It’s a wonderful piece of technology, and I’m very jealous of you. However, there’s lots to read up on before you build your home VR setup. Read More >>

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HTC Vive Will Cost $799 And Hit Shelves in Early April

We finally have the details of HTC’s virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, and its availability. The VR headset will be available for pre-order later this month starting February 29th and it will hit the shelves early April. HTC still hasn’t confirmed the exact release date, but it has given us plenty of other details. Read More >>

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Where Would You Put Your VR Rig?

Virtual reality hasn't yet permeated most people's homes. So while loads of companies are in the midst of designing VR products, no one's really sure these gadgets are going to fit into the home, in a feng shui kind of a way. Toilet-side screenings? Dedicated man cave? Read More >>

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Valve’s Virtual Reality Headset is Delayed

It seemed like the amazing HTC Vive virtual reality headset would be the first to market, ahead of Sony’s Morpheus and the Oculus Rift. That’s not necessarily happening. According to a new press release, consumers probably won’t be getting their hands on Valve VR until 2016. Shame. Read More >>

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Virtual Reality is Happening, But Like for Real This Time

Virtual reality is a lot like the flying car: It's always juuuust a few years off. But recently—just this week—the VR hype has reached a fever pitch. And let me tell you this is no Virtual Boy bullshit. When we look back at the past through rose-coloured VR headsets, this is the moment where we'll see that it took off. Read More >>

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Valve vs. Sony: Who’s Got The Better VR Experience?

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got two front-runners in the virtual reality race. Sony's Project Morpheus and the HTC Vive are the best VR we've ever seen. Both let you actually reach out and grab objects, unlike the Oculus Rift. But which of these two technological marvels is the most promising? Read More >>