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Panasonic is working on a VR headset and even showed off a prototype already

Panasonic is working on a VR headset and even showed off a prototype already

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Panasonic is now getting into virtual reality.At a recent event in Japan, the Japan-based company unveiled a prototype of early VR goggles. Judging from pictures, the prototype looks easier to wear than Oculus VR's Oculus Rift but not as refined as Samsung's... >>

5 great BBC tech innovations that will change TV and radio forever: Oculus Rift, 4K and more

5 great BBC tech innovations that will change TV and radio forever: Oculus Rift, 4K and more

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The BBC has made the unprecedented step of opening up its innovations labs to public scrutiny in the form of BBC Taster, a web service that will host some of the corporation's most experimental digital projects before they have been rolled out to all... >>

Virtual reality is perfect for news coverage, says director Spike Jonze

Virtual reality is perfect for news coverage, says director Spike Jonze

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Spike Jonze, director of Her and Being John Malkovich, teamed with virtual reality filmmaker Chris Milk and Vice News to record a one-off news broadcast from inside the police brutality protests in New York last year. And you'll be able to see exactly... >>

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

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It is a pleasant evening in The Shire. Primroses sway in the wind as the sun catches on the green grass of the rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. Gandalf, tall and commanding but shaggy and dirty, is ambling off into the distance down... >>

Oculus Rift release date is ‘very close’ says CEO

Oculus Rift release date is ‘very close’ says CEO

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Oculus Rift is currently only available as a developer kit to those wishing to program using the virtual reality headset. But it looks like that's finally going to change.The Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe, told Bloomberg in an interview that the company is... >>

Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter

Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter

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The future of cinema could be a 360-degree viewing experience if Oculus Rift takes centre stage. The first film has been released that takes advantage of the Oculus hardware, it's called Banshee Chapter.Banshee Chapter itself was originally a horror... >>

We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too

We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too

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We popped along to the BFI IMAX in London's Waterloo today to try an Oculus Rift experience of the film Interstellar. You can do the same.For one day only the IMAX has an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience set up for anyone to try. The VR trip takes... >>

Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype adds 360-degree tracking to the mix

Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype adds 360-degree tracking to the mix

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Oculus VR has unveiled a latest prototype model of its virtual reality headset and the company claims that it is a "big leap" for the technology.The Oculus Rift Crescent Bay model adds 360-degree tracking, which means the wearer and stand up, spin around... >>

Oculus who? AirVR straps an iPhone 6 Plus or iPad mini to your face

Oculus who? AirVR straps an iPhone 6 Plus or iPad mini to your face

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Move over Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, there's a new virtual reality kid in town and it's iPhone and iPad based.AirVR is a cheap virtual reality headset currently going through the Kickstarter funding phase that uses the Retina display on a latest... >>

Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

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A Montreal startup has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in order to bring its virtual reality headset to the next level and eventually even ready for mass production.Vrvana hopes to raise $350,000 CAD (£195,300). Funds will go toward manufacturing... >>

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

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Shell is one of a handful of companies to publicly display Oculus Rift content that has no connection to its gaming abilities. And it's the first time we've seen the headset itself adorned in branded colours.The Shell V-Power Oculus Rift experience is... >>

Netflix shows off Oculus Rift VR interface, Philips Hue atmospheric lighting and more

Netflix shows off Oculus Rift VR interface, Philips Hue atmospheric lighting and more

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Netflix has just completed its Hack Day Summer 2014 and some brilliant ideas have bubbled to the surface.Our favourite has to be the use of Oculus Rift for a virtual reality browsing menu. This was called Oculix. Though it's less menu and more entire... >>

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2's display is actually an entire Galaxy Note 3 front panel

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2's display is actually an entire Galaxy Note 3 front panel

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It looks like the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard have a lot in common. Both use a smartphone screen as their display.While Cardboard technically uses any Android phone to power a virtual reality experience, the latest version of the Oculus Rift, called... >>

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

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Oculus VR has reportedly been working on gesture controllers to go with its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.At the moment Oculus Rift, owned by Facebook, is still a developer tool. By making gesture controllers that experience will become even more... >>

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

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Oculus VR has started to ship its second generation development kit to 10,000 of the estimated 35,000 that pre-ordered one. The remaining batch with ship in August, it is believed, perhaps slipping into September, such is the demand.Interest in the... >>

Early adopters beware: These are the best new gadgets, but is it the right time to buy?

Early adopters beware: These are the best new gadgets, but is it the right time to buy?

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Are you an early adopter? Are you the sort of person who's willing to take a punt on technology that's only just come out and costs an arm, a leg and half a kidney? Do you still have a Betamax, Laser Disc, and/or HD-DVD player gathering dust in the loft?... >>

Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

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Digital production company Tool has created an unlicensed but no less impressive tech demo for Oculus Rift based on the ever funny South Park cartoon series. It allows you to walk around the town of South Park and meet some of the townsfolk as a proof... >>

This Oculus Rift hack will make your brain explode. Probably.

This Oculus Rift hack will make your brain explode. Probably.

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Intrepid makers folk in Poland have created an Oculus Rift mod that will shift your perspective, literally.As an entry for the Intel Make It competition the clever creators mounted two GoPros on a tall antenna carried in a backpack connected to Oculus... >>

Next generation Oculus Rift DK2 with 1080p and positional tracking starts shipping

Next generation Oculus Rift DK2 with 1080p and positional tracking starts shipping

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The next level of Oculus Rift is finally arriving with full 1080p video quality and new levels of positional tracking. The Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 units are starting to ship this month.The Oculus Rift DK2, which was pre-ordered by 12,500 people in... >>

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

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When we played through a decent chunk of the forthcoming new Alien-licensed game from Sega, we already proclaimed it one of the scariest experiences we've had in gaming. But playing Alien: Isolation on an Xbox One in a darkened (overheated) room is like... >>

Step aside, Oculus Rift: Cardboard is Google's DIY VR headset for Android devices

Step aside, Oculus Rift: Cardboard is Google's DIY VR headset for Android devices

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When you think of virtual reality today, you probably think of the Oculus Rift or some mammoth setup that involves heavy machinery for your head, lots of wires, and a person fumbling around in another realm. But Google had something else in mind: cardboard.At... >>

Oculus Rift is about to get a lot prettier, and here’s why

Oculus Rift is about to get a lot prettier, and here’s why

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Oculus VR is in the middle of a Facebook acquisition, though that hasn't stopped the start-up from gobbling up other companies in an attempt to make the Oculus Rift prototype look a lot prettier in the long run.The Irvine-based company has announced it... >>

BBC experiments with virtual reality 360-degree Oculus Rift style TV

BBC experiments with virtual reality 360-degree Oculus Rift style TV

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The BBC has filmed a news bulletin in 360-degrees that can be viewed on Oculus Rift.The experiment is part of the BBC's tests of potential new ways of broadcasting. It's already working on 4K broadcasting, after abandoning 3D last year.A Fiona Bruce news... >>

Oculus Rift VR films are coming, and the Pantopticam is going to shoot them

Oculus Rift VR films are coming, and the Pantopticam is going to shoot them

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Imagine watching a film where you can look anywhere in a full 360-degree sphere of vision. Theatre is as close as we get to that as we're expected to follow the action as it moves about the stage and sometimes the building. How that will work for a film is... >>

Samsung working with Oculus on own-brand virtual reality headset

Samsung working with Oculus on own-brand virtual reality headset

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A week ago it was revealed that Samsung is working on its own virtual reality headset to rival products such as Sony's Project Morpheus and the Oculus Rift. New information provides confirmation and throws an interesting surprise into the mix. Samsung's... >>

How Oculus Rift could look when Facebook's consumer version is ready

How Oculus Rift could look when Facebook's consumer version is ready

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We've seen plenty of prototypes of the Oculus Rift, each of which looking large and cumbersome, albeit a little more rounded with each generation. However, there's still not a sniff of a consumer version and when it does arrive, will the Facebook-owned... >>

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

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Darpa has shown off a new heads-up display for soldiers that uses Oculus Rift-like tracking to fix virtual markers on the real world view.The display prototype, called Ultra-Vis, was shown off by Darpa at its Darpa Demo Days. It was described as a "holographic... >>

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

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Burn energy drink and Lotus F1 Team have combined to create a documentary movie that looks at the future of Formula One motor-racing and attempts to predict how the sport will change by 2030.Human Ignition investigates the shift in technology over the... >>

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

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Parrot has announced two additions to its drone line-up - the smaller, more manoeuvrable Bepbop Drone and a controller accessory for iPad that adds the ability to control the drone from distances of up to 2km away.In addition, both have support for Oculus... >>

New Sir David Attenborough nature series being made for Oculus Rift

New Sir David Attenborough nature series being made for Oculus Rift

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Atlantic Productions is to make a version of its next nature documentary for Oculus Rift. Conquest of the Skies is currently filming in Borneo and is the latest programme made for Sky 3D fronted by Sir David Attenborough.However, rather than just film... >>

Upset by Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition? Never fear, True Player Gear is here

Upset by Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition? Never fear, True Player Gear is here

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Oculus Rift might have an altered future now that Facebook is in charge, but gamers need not fear. True Player Gear promises to be a replacement that offers all the awesomeness of the Rift and much more.The six year old, five employee startup from Montreal... >>

Oculus Rift goes swimming with sharks, and we don't just mean Facebook

Oculus Rift goes swimming with sharks, and we don't just mean Facebook

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Oculus Rift may have been bought by Facebook, making its future unclear, but that hasn't stopped new experiences being created with and for the virtual reality headset. One of which was on display at the Flux Innovation Lounge organised by Engage Productions... >>

How to cancel your Oculus Rift pre-order, should the Facebook buyout not float your boat

How to cancel your Oculus Rift pre-order, should the Facebook buyout not float your boat

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For those that have pre-ordered the Oculus Rift ahead of Facebook's buyout, fear not, your money isn't lost. You can still get a refund if you don't like the idea of the social network fiddling with the potential open source future of gaming.READ: Facebook... >>

Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to make 'platform for many other experiences'

Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to make 'platform for many other experiences'

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Facebook has purchased virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, the creator of the Oculus Rift headset that has been leading the VR space. Facebook plans to extend Oculus' existing position in gaming to new verticals, including communications,... >>

PS4 gets virtual reality headset to beat Oculus Rift, behold Project Morpheus

PS4 gets virtual reality headset to beat Oculus Rift, behold Project Morpheus

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Sony has announced a virtual reality headset for the PS4 called Project Morpheus, during the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday.It's a blue light, 1080p screen, 90-degree field of view, and full 360 degree turning, headset that sits on top of your... >>

Could Microsoft also be working on Oculus Rift rival for Xbox One?

Could Microsoft also be working on Oculus Rift rival for Xbox One?

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Microsoft is rumoured to be working on its own Oculus Rift rivalling headset for Xbox One.While Sony is hottly tipped to unveil its own augmented reality headset for the PS4 during the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco from tomorrow, the Wall... >>

Sony reportedly set to reveal Oculus Rift-like VR headset next week

Sony reportedly set to reveal Oculus Rift-like VR headset next week

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Sony plans to take the wraps off a virtual reality headset, similar to the Oculus Rift, at the Game Developers Conference next week, according to Edge Online.Several third party developers already have the VR headset for testing, and call it far superior... >>

Take the VR Ride to Space thanks to Oculus Rift

Take the VR Ride to Space thanks to Oculus Rift

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An ambitious project from the University of Surrey aims to virtually send people to space using Oculus Rift and a space-worthy balloon.The project is now on Kickstarter where £40 will secure you a "ride" to space. The plan is to send up a weather balloon... >>

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

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When asked if you want to train with the England rugby team the second thought, after will I survive, is how? A few years of schoolboy rugby surely aren't enough to stand up to the nation's most finely tuned athletes? Before thinking too deeply and missing... >>

Sony PS4 Oculus Rift rival tipped for GDC 2014 unveiling

Sony PS4 Oculus Rift rival tipped for GDC 2014 unveiling

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Sony is allegedly going to show its Oculus Rift-rivalling virtual reality headset at the Games Developers' Conference in San Francisco in March.An "inside source" told Tech Radar that the PS4-compatible device is almost ready to be revealed. They claim... >>

PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls

PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls

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The tagline for the PrioVR gaming suit, which is smashing its Kickstarter goal, is Suit up. Game on. This really effectively captures the simplicity of the suit that should making gaming controls more natural than anything before.The PrioVR Pro suit,... >>

Elder Scrolls Online gets the Oculus Rift treatment

Elder Scrolls Online gets the Oculus Rift treatment

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Elder Scrolls Online, recently previewed by Pocket-lint, has been released in closed beta and has already been given Oculus Rift support.Developer Chris Gallizzi was able to write the Oculus Rift support and even uploaded a demo video to YouTube of the... >>

Train with the England rugby team using Oculus Rift

Train with the England rugby team using Oculus Rift

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As England rugby sponsor, O2 has created a fully immersive experience that lets Oculus Rift wearers virtually train with the England team.Its Wear the Rose video was filmed using nine GoPro Hero 3 cameras with custom-built gimbals strapped to players... >>

Myo Armband and Oculus Rift to usher in immersive gesture-controlled gaming future

Myo Armband and Oculus Rift to usher in immersive gesture-controlled gaming future

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Thalmic Labs unveiled its Myo Armband last June as a means to control gadgets using gestures by detecting electrical forearm signals. Now the company plans to work with Oculus Rift for a new level of physical gaming.Spark Capital owns both the device... >>

The future starts now: 11 landmark headlines that show a brave new world

The future starts now: 11 landmark headlines that show a brave new world

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We've all seen those sci-fi movies where someone is retelling the story of how it all began. Whether it is the virus that wipes out most of the human race in Twelve Monkeys, the lead up to Judgment Day in Terminator 2, or the scenes in iRobot and Minority... >>

Oculus Rift is not just for gaming, it can also help you change sex

Oculus Rift is not just for gaming, it can also help you change sex

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When Oculus Rift finally becomes available to the general public and not just developers, there will be a flood of uses for the virtual reality headset other than just gaming. We have already written about its pornographic possibilities, but there is... >>

Valve launches SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift

Valve launches SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift

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Valve has announced that Steam now features an experimental mode for use with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.Those who have used the system report that a giant floating screen is projected and head tracking allows you to look around within that.READ:... >>

Hands-on: Oculus VR Crystal Cove prototype

Hands-on: Oculus VR Crystal Cove prototype

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Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that immerses you into video games like you'll have never experienced before. We've been watching the company's progression for a number of years now, trying out each iteration of the headset, all before it becomes... >>