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What the New Oculus Rift Offers Weary Gamers

Between the departure of former CEO Brendan Iribe and Oculus’ recent focus on standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Go and the forthcoming Oculus Quest, it sort of felt like the company’s PC roots were being left behind. But Oculus promised it was working on a successor to the original Rift from 2016, so here it is: the Oculus Rift S. And it’s sort of underwhelming. Read More >>

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Oculus Rift S Supports Room Scale VR Without External Base Stations, Coming This Spring

Over the past month or so, we've been hearing a lot of rumblings about an alleged new VR headset being developed by Oculus. Now, thanks to a GDC reveal and trailer, that rumoured headset has an official name, release window, and list of improvements. Read More >>

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HP’s Reverb Headset Brings Us Closer to Crystal Clear VR

The VR revolution hasn’t swept the world like a lot of people thought it would, and though I still have confidence in the medium as a whole, modern VR also has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to comfort, optics, and affordability. Enter the Reverb. Designed for both commercial and home use, while HP’s handset doesn’t entirely solve some of the biggest issues with today’s VR headsets, it offers a number of improvements in those three big areas. Read More >>

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Google Is Shuttering Its Gimmicky Immersive Video Studio

After six years, Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, its in-house immersive entertainment studio. What exactly was Spotlight Stories, you ask? Fair question. Unless you’re an avid virtual reality enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of Google’s attempts at creating 360-degree short films for smartphones. Read More >>

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Nintendo Does VR Now, Again

The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it’s going full VR. Tonight the company announced the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, an $80 (UK price TBA) Labo kit that lets users build a VR headset out of cardboard. This is the first major foray into VR for the company since the 1995 Virtual Boy. Read More >>

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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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The 13 Coolest Things We Saw at CES This Year

Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it was a down year. I’d argue that it was just plain boring. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some neat gadgets in the mix. In fact, a baker’s dozen of them were just plain amazing. 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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IMAX Officially Bails on VR Business

After investing in virtual reality experiences, IMAX has officially decided to cut its losses. In an SEC filing yesterday, the company revealed it’ll shutter its remaining three VR theatres—including its flagship location in Los Angeles—in early 2019 and write off “certain VR content investments.” 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 >>