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Samsung Gear VR review: Days of Future Past
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Samsung Gear VR review: Days of Future Past

By 27 January 2015

VR, or virtual reality, has a long and winding history. From the distant dream of Sega's VR, unveiled back in 1993, to the modern day it's-almost-here reality of Oculus Rift, it's Korean giant Samsung that's now here to, well, try and sell some more phones... >>

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

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

By 23 January 2015

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

By 8 December 2014

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... >>

Haptic hologram tech uses Leap Motion sensor to turn sound into 3D VR objects you can touch

Haptic hologram tech uses Leap Motion sensor to turn sound into 3D VR objects you can touch

By 1 December 2014

Virtual reality is cool and all, but nothing is better than being able to feel what you're actually experiencing. That's why scientists at the University of Bristol have created a system that uses sound waves to project haptic holograms. The idea behind... >>

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

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

By 22 September 2014

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

By 18 September 2014

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... >>

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function

By 3 September 2014

The Samsung Gear VR is not like other virtual reality headsets. Unlike Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus, the Gear VR doesn't come with any display built-in - instead you'll need to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to pop into the front of the headset for the immersive... >>

Samsung VR headset coming to tackle Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Morpheus

Samsung VR headset coming to tackle Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Morpheus

By 23 May 2014

Samsung is reportedly working on a virtual reality headset that aims to beat Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus to market. It also aims to undercut them in price. This news comes from sources of Engadget who claim developers are already... >>

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

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

By 23 May 2014

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... >>

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

By 28 March 2014

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... >>


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