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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... >>

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... >>

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 4 March 2015

"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... >>

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,... >>