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What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

By 20 May 2015

Valve has filed for a trademark for something it is calling Chaperone, which relates to its virtual reality technologies and has provoked a ripple of excitement from the gaming community. The logo itself is fairly indistinct, but the description of what... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

By 19 May 2015

When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

By 11 May 2015

Imagine virtual reality finally being exciting? That's what The Void aims to achieve by merging real world and virtual environments for a live action role playing event. The result is fully immersive gaming like nothing we've seen before. Using a VR headset... >>

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

By 6 May 2015

Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year. There's no exact date, but even that window is better than we've had before as, while there have been confirmations... >>

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

By 1 May 2015

As if going to see Avengers: Age of Ultron at IMAX wasn't enough, now you can experience the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour in augmented reality too. The Hulkbuster armour, spoiler alert, is used by Tony Stark AKA Iron Man to take on the Hulk. It's essentially... >>

Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget

Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget

By 22 April 2015

Although it seems like just yesterday that virtual reality hysteria was reignited, it's actually been a few years now, which is plenty of time for more than a dozen companies to introduce their own VR headsets at different price points. At the forefront... >>

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

By 20 April 2015

Nokia is planning to make a comeback with smartphones in 2016 and it's bringing virtual reality too. According to sources of Re/code, Nokia Technologies, which remains after Microsoft bought Nokia smartphones, has big plans. The sources say not only... >>

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

By 16 April 2015

Google wants you to know it's investing in virtual reality compatibility. The company's Cardboard VR viewer, which launched last year, has inspired a whole range of budget VR viewers made out of affordable materials, and in an attempt to make them work... >>

What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’?

What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’?

By 2 April 2015

As well as officially announced a new version of the HTC One M8, HTC has teased another product which is causing a lot of chin stroking as to what it might actually be. The company's chief marketing officer Idris Mootee posted three pictures on his Facebook... >>

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

By 27 March 2015

The recently-announced HTC Vive virtual-reality headset from HTC and Valve will launch this spring, but in order to get one of the earliest versions, you'll have to first apply. Unfortunately, only developers will be able to get their hands on the headset.... >>