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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.... >>

Samsung Gear VR to get a full consumer launch on 27 March in the US

Samsung Gear VR to get a full consumer launch on 27 March in the US

By 25 March 2015

As promised, Samsung has finally started to kick off the full consumer launch of its Gear VR. Best Buy in the US will begin selling the Gear VR Innovator Edition for the first time on 27 March for $199. Innovator Edition demos have been available in about... >>

Forget lusting after a cinema room at home, in the future you'll need a virtual reality room

Forget lusting after a cinema room at home, in the future you'll need a virtual reality room

By 6 March 2015

For the last 20 years we've been lusting after one thing, one thing that eludes us to this day. You see, since the mid-nineties and the introduction of the first affordable Dolby Pro Logic sound systems, we've always fancied the idea of a home cinema... >>

The year of VR continues as Vuzix brings its IWear 720 to eyes and ears

The year of VR continues as Vuzix brings its IWear 720 to eyes and ears

By 6 March 2015

Virtual reality is well and truly becoming a reality for 2015 with numerous headsets unveiled, the latest being the Vuzix iWear 720. HTC unveiled its Vive headset at Mobile World Congress this week for a late 2015 release and Oculus announced plans... >>

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

By 5 March 2015

If you’ve seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the big screen didn't feel immersive enough there's hope. Weta Digital, the special effects team behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, has created a VR experience for Oculus Rift. The... >>

Gear VR to get full consumer launch later this year with Note 5, hints Oculus' John Carmack

Gear VR to get full consumer launch later this year with Note 5, hints Oculus' John Carmack

By 4 March 2015

The next Gear VR is going to launch for consumers alongside the new Galaxy Note 5, or at least that's what we can assume by parsing together information revealed by John Carmack. Oculus' chief technology officer announced at the Game Developers Conference... >>