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Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

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You can now get a basic Oculus Rift setup at a price much more affordable than the HTC Vive VR package.The company announced at GDC 2017 that it cut the price of its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers by $100 (about £80) each, making the cost... >>

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

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LG and Valve are working on a new, high-fidelity VR headset.LG has reportedly announced in a press release that it partnered with video game developer Valve to create a new head-mounted virtual reality device that uses Valve's royalty-free SteamVR 3D... >>

HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece

HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece

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HTC announced a couple of new peripherals for its Vive virtual reality headset at the beginning of the year: the Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap. Both were developed to provide an even more immersive experience on top of what the Vive headset can offer... >>

Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program

Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program

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Qualcomm is serious about positioning the Snapdragon 835 as a platform for VR, providing the power needed to have an immersive virtual environment without the need to be tethered to a computer like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. With Snapdragon 835 due to... >>

Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices

Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices

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Qualcomm and Leap Motion have announced that they are partnering, bringing the advantage of bare hands interaction to VR worlds. There's a lot happening in VR at the moment and on the cusp of Mobile World Congress and the Game Developers Conference,... >>

Huawei teases Honor VR Camera ball thingy that shoots 360-degree vids

Huawei teases Honor VR Camera ball thingy that shoots 360-degree vids

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Huawei makes clip-on 360-degree cameras now.The company has announced a new device called Honor VR Camera. It's a camera accessory for smartphones, and it was quietly developed in partnership with Insta360. Huawei has only revealed that the tiny ball-like... >>

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

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HTC is making a mobile VR headset that's being described as something different than Google Daydream View and similar headsets.According to CNET, which spoke to Chief Financial Officer Chia-lin Chang, HTC has developed a VR product compatible with the... >>

Daydream VR is coming to a Chrome browser near you

Daydream VR is coming to a Chrome browser near you

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Google has announced it has begun rolling out an update for its Chrome web browser on Daydream-ready Android smartphones, that will let you access WebVR-formatted web pages with a Daydream View VR headset. What is Google Daydream and what devices support... >>

Apple's rumoured AR smart glasses might finally debut this summer

Apple's rumoured AR smart glasses might finally debut this summer

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Apple may introduce a lightweight pair of AR glasses soon.Facebook-owned Oculus VR, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Google, and others are all dabbling in virtual reality and augmented reality. But what about Apple? Well, everything from patents to acquisitions... >>

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

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Microsoft doesn't care about HoloLens headset sales.It's been over six months since Microsoft opened up the mixed-reality headset to everyone. The company began selling developer kits last year for $3,000 a pop, and then in August, it made them available... >>

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

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The same day it was revealed Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to head up Facebook-Oculus' virtual reality efforts, HTC's now-former design lead announced he is begun working on the Google Daydream platform.Claude Zellweger, according to his Twitter (where... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016, with many more expected for 2017.The idea of VR isn't new. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently,... >>

Take a tour with President Obama through the White House in VR

Take a tour with President Obama through the White House in VR

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Obama is leaving the White House in the most 2017 way: in VR.He filmed a virtual-reality experience that's basically a tour through the White House. Called The People's House (another name for the White House), it's supposed to be for people who want... >>

HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

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2016 might not have been the year of virtual reality everybody had previously predicted, but it set the stall for future innovations. And unlike failed attempts in the past, this time it does seem that VR is here to stay.One of the best headsets available... >>

This is Huawei's Daydream VR headset

This is Huawei's Daydream VR headset

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Daydream was launched in November 2016, as Google's rethinking of a mobile virtual reality experience. Launching initially on the Pixel handsets and with the Daydream View headset from Google, the universe is slowly expanding.When Google first demonstrated... >>

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

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HTC has unveiled a couple of additions to its Vive hardware line-up, designed to enhance your VR experience.The first of these is the Vive Tracker a small gadget designed to be added to any real-world object so it can be used as a controller for games... >>

Lenovo's Windows VR headset will do affordable room-scale virtual reality

Lenovo's Windows VR headset will do affordable room-scale virtual reality

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Windows announced it would be venturing into virtual reality during its Creators Update event and gave a list of hardware partners. One of them was Lenovo and at CES 2017, the company has shown off its new VR headset, albeit in prototype and as yet unnamed... >>

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

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Sony PlayStation VR was released at the tail end of last year and the £349 virtual reality headset should soon be back in stock to order.But what should you play after you finally make the plunge? The headset comes with a demo disc with tasters of several... >>

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

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Of all the virtual reality headsets to come out in 2016, the HTC Vive created the most buzz. It is the most expensive consumer offering but also the most technically advanced, offering full spatial tracking.Its rivals, namely the Oculus Rift and PlayStation... >>

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

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Virtual reality isn't limited to gaming.Ever since the Oculus Rift VR headset debuted a few years ago, most of the talk surrounding the latest VR craze has centered around gaming. Most of the demos we've seen for the Rift, for instance, are some type... >>

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

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When we tested the Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver a couple of years ago - one of the first to bring Dolby Atmos to the table - we hooked it up to an Xbox One and PS4. Sadly, only the latter could give it a proper workout as it was the only console with Dolby... >>

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

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You can now buy Oculus Touch and use them with a giant selection of games.Oculus VR previously announced that Oculus Touch will launch with 54 supported titles, including games like The Climb, Job Simulator, The Unspoken, and Kingspray. You can go here... >>

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has finally released its Rift Touch controllers.During the virtual reality company's third-annual Oculus Connect conference in October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to reveal Oculus is making a standalone VR headset... >>

This new White House app lets you see 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in AR

This new White House app lets you see 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in AR

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Sick of Pokemon Go and looking for a new augmented reality experience to try?Well, if you have a dollar bill, you can give the White House's new 1600 app a go. Following the success of Niantic Labs' smash hit this past summer, the White House has released... >>

Google launches Daydream View in new colours other than slate grey

Google launches Daydream View in new colours other than slate grey

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Don't like the dark grey colour of Daydream View? Well, you're in luck.When Google launched Daydream View a couple months ago, it only made the VR headset available in the colour "Slate", which, during our review, we actually thought was quite pleasing... >>

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

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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... >>

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

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Eighteen months after announcing Xbox One games would stream to Oculus Rift, Microsoft has confirmed the capability is mere weeks away from launching.The software giant said it will allow Oculus Rift owners to play Xbox One games on 12 December. On... >>

Google is now letting you see the entire world in VR from the comfort of your home

Google is now letting you see the entire world in VR from the comfort of your home

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Google Earth already does a great job of showing us places around the world we never even knew existed. It can show 3D images and close ups of places, but it's never quite the same as being there. Now the company has launched Google Earth VR, which will... >>

Immerse yourself in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with VR viewers

Immerse yourself in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with VR viewers

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WOW! Stuff has unveiled two new VR viewers to coincide with the launch of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film. The VR viewers are based on Google Cardboard but have been made to resemble an Imperial Death Trooper and K-2SO, characters from the movie.... >>

You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development

You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development

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Apple is said to be working on its own augmented reality glasses, much like Google's failed Glass device or Microsoft's HoloLens headset.Bloomberg claims that the project is still in the "exploration phase", but plans are that a device would connect to... >>

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

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Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus soon to release its Touch motion controllers for Rift, but full body movement has been a feature of Vive since... >>

Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?
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Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?

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Google has a mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream, which now has a headset to go with it. It's called Daydream View.But with a market already full of VR headsets that range from affordable DIY kits compatible with phones through to head-mounted computers... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

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Even though high-end VR headsets aren't selling so well among consumers, HTC is giving it another try.HTC introduced the HTC Vive VR headset last year and started selling it this year, and now the company is rumoured to be working on a second-generation... >>

Microsoft will announce VR headset details in December

Microsoft will announce VR headset details in December

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Microsoft has confirmed it will hold two events in December, one in Shenzen, China on 8-9 December and the other in Taipei, Taiwan on 14-15 December which will feature further details surrounding the company's VR headsets.Alex Kipman, head of the HoloLens... >>

Battlezone review: Arcade fun for PlayStation VR
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Battlezone review: Arcade fun for PlayStation VR

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So PlayStation VR has arrived, offering a cheaper-than-PC means of experiencing the joys of virtual reality on PlayStation 4. But like every new item of gaming hardware, it's in dire need of a so-called killer app: a game which is an abdolute must-play.Battlezone... >>

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

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Microsoft invited the media to an event in New York City, where it introduced new devices and made a number of announcements relating to Windows 10.There are updates for Xbox, treats for gamers, lots of talk about 3D and VR, as well as the introduction... >>

Microsoft will release VR headsets with the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft will release VR headsets with the Windows 10 Creators Update

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Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event that several of its hardware partners will be releasing virtual reality headsets to coincide with the launch of the Creators Update. Partners include HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer and all VR headsets will... >>

Google’s standalone VR/AR headset: What’s the story so far?

Google’s standalone VR/AR headset: What’s the story so far?

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Google's VR vision extends beyond Cardboard and Daydream.The company began embracing virtual reality a few years ago when it launched a Cardboard DIY headset with a viewer certification program. Then, in 2016, it introduced the Daydream VR platform, followed... >>

Google's next VR headset might ditch the phone and include AR

Google's next VR headset might ditch the phone and include AR

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Daydream isn't the only headset Google dreamed up.The company is working on a standalone headset that's part virtual reality and part augmented reality. According to Engadget, the device, which has been rumoured in the past, will use sensors and feature... >>

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

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Ever since we first caught a glimpse of Star Trek: Bridge Crew at E3 in June, we've been extremely excited by the communal VR game. And recently we got to spend a lot more time with it, playing in different crew member roles and trying to complete the... >>

MVR Ascend brings virtual reality to the PS4 and Xbox One

MVR Ascend brings virtual reality to the PS4 and Xbox One

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If you're interested in the idea of virtual reality and wish you could be immersed in your favourite PlayStation 4 or Xbox One games then the MVR Ascend could warrant your interest. MVR says there's a gap in the VR market between the budget Google Daydream... >>

Inception announces 'Born for VR' content platform for everything other than gaming

Inception announces 'Born for VR' content platform for everything other than gaming

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Inception is a new start-up that's determined to be the "Netflix of VR" by delivering original and compelling content to your virtual reality headsets. The team behind Inception includes several industry experts including the executive producer of Homeland.... >>

See the latest Simpsons couch gag in VR in honour of 600th episode

See the latest Simpsons couch gag in VR in honour of 600th episode

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The couch gag on The Simpsons' latest Treehouse of Horror not only celebrated the show's newest episode milestone but also parodied Planet of the Apes and was offered up in virtual reality to Google Cardboard owners.Say, what? For those of you who... >>

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

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The PlayStation VR headset was officially released yesterday, Thursday 13 October, and users are generally very positive about its talents. Not only does it give a full-on virtual reality experience that usually costs much more - with headsets like the... >>

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

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Although the HTC Vive motion controllers are decent enough already, it seems that replacements are in the pipeline.A Valve development slide and hands-on pictures of the prototype controllers have leaked online and they seem to own a lot to the forthcoming... >>

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR has finally arrived, just in time to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality.Sony's virtual reality headset... >>

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, Star Wars and more

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, Star Wars and more

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The Sony PlayStation VR is finally available and that means you can play plenty of the games and experiences talked about over the last few months, at game shows such as E3 and Gamescom.The virtual realm of PlayStation VR (reviewed here) is going to be... >>

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

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Usually, when a new gaming product launches there are only a handful of titles you can initially play. Apart from a brand new console, new platforms traditionally need to bed in properly before supporting games hit the market.Not so the Sony PlayStation... >>