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Forget Oculus Rift, the incredible HTC Vive experience will blow your mind (hands-on)

Forget Oculus Rift, the incredible HTC Vive experience will blow your mind (hands-on)

By 10 hours ago

"Next, I'm going to take you deep underwater," a voice says quietly out of the tranquil darkness we're standing in. Our ears tell us we're underwater a fraction before the scene appears around us. "You're standing on the deck of a sunken wreck."  We... >>

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 6 hours ago

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... >>

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 3 March 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... >>

This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve

This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve

By 1 March 2015

HTC used its Mobile World Congress keynote to announce a partnership with Valve, and launch a VR headset called HTC Vive. Before we talk about Vive, let's take a quick step back. HTC is known as a smartphone company and known best for its Android devices,... >>

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

By 13 February 2015

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... >>

Samsung Gear VR review: Days of Future Past
3 out of 5

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... >>