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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC Vive Focus. It's a standalone headset that runs on HTC's own VR platform, the also brand new Vive Wave and has access to the Viveport content store for downloading apps and games. Allow... >>

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

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Microsoft has announced some incredible Black Friday deals already, in the US at least. We fully expect UK bargains to be unveiled soon and if they are anything like the massive discounts on offer in the States, we suspect the online store will be inundated.In... >>

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset initial review: Worth waiting for?

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset initial review: Worth waiting for?

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Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is Microsoft's route into virtual reality (VR) experiences for Windows, without the need for a ultra-fast and expensive PC setup. There are a variety of third-party headset options, of which the Asus HC102 is perhaps the most... >>

SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month

SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month

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Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is finally adding support for SteamVR games - but in the form of a preview program at first.Windows Mixed Reality is a combination of VR and AR, though much of the experience is what you'd expect from VR: you... >>

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019

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Critics of Apple want to know when it will release its "next big thing".It's been 10 years since the iPhone debuted, and although Apple has innovated with tablets, wearables, streaming media devices, headphones, and most recently, speakers, people still... >>

Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses?
3.0 stars

Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses?

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Microsoft is making gentle waves into the world of Virtual Reality (VR) with Windows Mixed Reality, a supposed middle-ground between Augmented Reality (AR) and the VR experience we already know and love.After creating some excitement with Microsoft Hololens... >>

How to upgrade your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses

How to upgrade your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses

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If you're a spectacles wearer then you know the frustrations that come with trying to wear 3D glasses over your prescription pair. The same issue exists with VR headsets too. It's uncomfortable trying to fit virtual reality headsets over the top of... >>

Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game
4.0 stars

Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game

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Giant Cop: Justice Above All is a refreshing experience that stands out from the wave shooters that typically dominate virtual reality gaming. In the game, you play a giant police officer who towers above the streets of Micro City, laying down the law... >>

Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content
4.5 stars

Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content

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A half-broken spaceship, darkly lit corridors and a mass of undead monsters baying for blood. Sounds like a recipe for a fantastic VR horror game with a touch of cliché, right? That's pretty much what Dead Effect 2 VR is all about.With RPG elements... >>

The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades
3.5 stars

The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades

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Deep down inside we've always wanted to be a Wizard, but were never really able to pull off the long majestic beard and robe look. Being far too old to dress up as Harry Potter, we have instead achieved our wizard spell-casting dreams by leaping into... >>

Superhot VR review: Virtual reality's most frustratingly enjoyable game
4.5 stars

Superhot VR review: Virtual reality's most frustratingly enjoyable game

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Bullet time is dead, long live bullet time.Since the days of Max Payne - which was the first game to feature bullet time, the Matrix-style super slow-mo action - a multitude of other games designers have tried to a create a gaming delight by including... >>

Sairento VR review: Fast-paced ninja action with a shuriken serving of role-play
4.5 stars

Sairento VR review: Fast-paced ninja action with a shuriken serving of role-play

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There's something incredibly alluring about the ninja lifestyle. Skilled in the art of swordplay, capable of dispatching multiple enemies and then disappearing into the shadows. Armed to the teeth with all manner of weaponry. Light-footed and nimble... >>

Space Pirate Trainer review: A fantastically exhausting VR shooting gallery
4.0 stars

Space Pirate Trainer review: A fantastically exhausting VR shooting gallery

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Space! Pirates! Training! What could be more fun than that? Well, Space Pirate Trainer, but of course.We're not really sure where the pirates come into the equation, though. But the lack of swashbuckling, pieces o' eight, barrels of grog and peg legs... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are just a couple of weeks away, with this year celebrating 18 categories from best smartphone and best camera to best gaming/VR device and best car.To be nominated within our Awards, all products and devices... >>

Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality
4.0 stars

Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality

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Years ago, before the days of modern personal computers and way before the rise of Xbox and PlayStation, people used to get their gaming fix by visiting their local arcade. A pocket full of change and a few spare hours could bring endless joy.Operation... >>

Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks
4.0 stars

Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks

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Mobile VR is the most affordable way to experience virtual reality.You can go ultra cheap with the £15 Google Cardboard headset, which works with most iOS and Android phones, or you can spend a little more on the £80 Samsung Gear VR, which works with... >>

Apple's CEO thinks the tech for quality AR glasses 'doesn’t exist' yet

Apple's CEO thinks the tech for quality AR glasses 'doesn’t exist' yet

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Apple's CEO wants you to fawn over ARKit, not its rumoured AR device.Tim Cook is a huge fan of augmented reality. He talks about it a lot. So much so that Apple has been rumoured to be developing a dedicated AR device. However, in an interview with The... >>

Oculus Connect 4: What happened and how to re-watch the keynote

Oculus Connect 4: What happened and how to re-watch the keynote

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Oculus VR's annual developers conference has kicked offThe event's keynote usually features notable Oculus figureheads, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. However, Oculus itself has faced a tough year, as its founder, Palmer Luckey, was pushed out... >>

Oculus shows off new Santa Cruz standalone headset and controllers

Oculus shows off new Santa Cruz standalone headset and controllers

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While at its Connect conference in San Jose, California, Oculus VR revealed a new Santa Cruz prototype headset design.The headset was first unveiled last year at Connect, and was described as a way to experience VR without having to be tethered to a PC... >>

Oculus Go standalone VR headset officially unveiled, shipping 2018

Oculus Go standalone VR headset officially unveiled, shipping 2018

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Oculus VR is at its Connect 4 conference in San Jose, California, where it has announced a new VR headset.More specifically, Oculus announced a standalone VR headset. Called Oculus Go, it is designed to sit between mobile VR, like what you'd get with... >>

Nokia ceases production of its madly expensive OZO VR camera

Nokia ceases production of its madly expensive OZO VR camera

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Nokia Technologies, the subsidiary of Nokia that looks after virtual reality, has announced that it will no longer manufacture its high-end OZO virtual reality camera following "slower than expected" adoption of VR technology. What is Nokia OZO? Here's... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've dabbled in VR many times before, even as far back as the beginning of the 90s with W Industries' Virtuality system. More recent years have given us mobile-based devices, such as Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard, but such devices are essentially... >>

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View
4.0 stars

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View

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We've always been big fans of Google Earth. It's just so incredible to be able to virtually go anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.So when we discovered that Google Earth had a VR version - including Street View - that was compatible... >>

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive
4.0 stars

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive

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Front Defense is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter set in the final days of World War II. Developed by HTC's first-party team, Fantahorn Studio, the game is a virtual reality shooter created specifically for the HTC Vive. Backed by the people who actually... >>

Google's Daydream View VR headset revealed: Upgraded lenses and more content too

Google's Daydream View VR headset revealed: Upgraded lenses and more content too

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Google is holding a product launch event and it just officially announced the Daydream View. This virtual reality headset is actually a second-generation version of last year's Daydream View. We previously wrote about the leaks of this device that had... >>

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room
4.5 stars

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room

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The Brookhaven Experiment is an intensely dark, atmospheric wave-based VR shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.The game's story centres around an experiment gone wrong, which has torn a hole through the fabric of reality and let monsters and demons... >>

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event: Samsung Odyssey, headset pre-orders open, and more

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event: Samsung Odyssey, headset pre-orders open, and more

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Microsoft is going all in on mixed reality.The Redmond, Washington-based company invited the media to a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco. In the invite, it promised to discuss "where Microsoft is headed next" in the AR/VR space. Now that the... >>

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality
4.0 stars

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality

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We don't generally take the time to review cheap and cheerful games, but Duckpocalypse is something special that hit us right in the nostalgia zone. It's like a smart reboot of gaming classic, Duck Hunt, but with a twist - it's in VR.Ok, so it's not technically... >>

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness
4.0 stars

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness

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Space and virtual reality is a heady and exciting mix. After all, who hasn't dreamt about flying through space blasting laser-cannons? Which is exactly what EVE Valkyrie brings to (virtual) life - from the comfort of your living room sofa.EVE Valkyrie... >>

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

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Sony will soon release an updated version of PlayStation VR (PSVR), its PS4-driven virtual reality headset.The first headset has been a success, with a flood of games also available since launch last year, but there are a couple of niggles with the original... >>

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty
4.5 stars

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty

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Wub-a-lub-a-dub-dub! From the creators of Job Simulator comes Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. If you're fans of the series like we are, then you can imagine the sort of shenanigans Rick and Morty in VR presents. And we're happy to report the hilarity... >>

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming
4.5 stars

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming

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Set in the barren landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America, don't let Arizona Sunshine's title confound: this is a VR zombie shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift set in the baking heat of Arizona state.Like many other zombie game narratives before... >>

Samsung Windows Mixed Reality headset pictured in huge leak

Samsung Windows Mixed Reality headset pictured in huge leak

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Samsung plans to dabble in Windows Mixed Reality, it seems.Microsoft is holding an event next week to showcase the future of its Windows Mixed Reality platform, and it'll likely unveil new headsets while it is there - maybe even one from Samsung. Twitter... >>

Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home

Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home

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Ikea has released its promised augmented reality app, as announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.Ikea Place is available in the US now and coming to the UK soon. It is a free iOS app that uses Apple ARKit to show you what Ikea... >>

Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn
3.0 stars

Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn

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The Royole Moon is an interesting piece of hardware. It's a headset that purports to offer a 'virtual 3D theatre experience' in an immersive mobile device that's suitable for use anywhere, anytime. It's not a virtual reality headset, as such, despite... >>

Dell Visor preview: A Windows Mixed Reality headset that will be hard to beat

Dell Visor preview: A Windows Mixed Reality headset that will be hard to beat

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The theme at this year's IFA show - the largest technology show in Europe - is all about Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's dive into easy-to-setup virtual reality experiences, which will debut from 17 October when a Windows 10 update arrives.And manufacturers... >>

Lenovo Explorer preview: The best-fitting Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

Lenovo Explorer preview: The best-fitting Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

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If there's a theme at this year's IFA show - that's the largest technology show in Europe, if you're not in the know - then it has to be Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's dive into easy-to-setup virtual reality experiences.Lenovo had previously announced... >>

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

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We aren't sure about you, but we've always wondered what it would be like to have a proper Lightsaber duel. Or maybe play a game of Holochess.Thanks to the joys of augmented reality, you can now do both. Lenovo has teamed with Disney to create an AR experience... >>

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

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Zeiss has announced a mobile headset and VR system that works with PC-based SteamVR games, yet costs much less than a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.The Zeiss system even works with an existing mobile VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR - all you need are... >>

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

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Google just announced something called ARCore.As you might've guessed, ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's different from Tango, another AR effort by Google that relies... >>

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

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Sony has announced cheaper PlayStation VR bundles.The company said it will start selling a $399 “core” PSVR set, which includes the VR headset and a PlayStation Camera, but it'll only be sold in the US and Canada ($499 CAD). There's also a more expensive... >>

Microsoft gives update on Mixed Reality platform: Headset pricing, SteamVR support, and new games

Microsoft gives update on Mixed Reality platform: Headset pricing, SteamVR support, and new games

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Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is starting to take shape.The Dell Visor, which is Dell’s first headset for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, will be available from 17 October for $349.99, or you can get it in a bundle with two... >>

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

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When you hear the name HTC, do you think about phones or VR?A couple years ago, you might've said phones, but now, you're probably thinking about the company's VR headset. After all, HTC hasn't exactly dominated the mobile device space in a while, and... >>

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

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The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is now $200 cheaper.That means the system’s cost has been brought down to $599 in the US (or £599 in the UK). The discount will likely stoke consumer interest, and it keeps the system more in line with the Oculus... >>

Samsung will be streaming a live Coldplay concert in VR

Samsung will be streaming a live Coldplay concert in VR

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If you're a Coldplay fan, but haven't been able to get tickets to any of the concerts on the "A Head Full of Dreams" worldwide tour, then Samsung could be your saviour. Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition review: The stepping-stone to Oculus proper The company... >>

Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass

Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass

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Some people expected Apple to unveil AR glasses in June.But instead, while at its WWDC 2017 conference, Apple unveiled ARKit, a development platform that allows app developers to quickly and easily build augmented reality (AR) experiences into their... >>

What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained

What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained

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When Facebook purchased Oculus VR - the company that makes Rift, a virtual reality (VR) headset - there were questions looming over how the social media/network company would leverage its newly acquired VR technology.Facebook Spaces is one of its answers:... >>

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

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HTC is continuing in its quest to make virtual reality more accessible with the announcement of a second standalone VR headset.Like the model it is currently creating with Google, a second Vive headset is being built that will not require a separate smartphone... >>