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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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

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We've had a fair while to wait since Sony first announced the PSVR headset - originally known as Project Morpheus - but it's now finally available. The virtual reality device hit stores on Thursday 13 October and we've been playing with one in the Pocket-lint... >>

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

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The PSVR headset is finally upon us and we've been testing a consumer model in the last few weeks in order to bring you our in-depth Sony PlayStation VR review and features.During our play we've experienced some incredible games but also encountered... >>

Microsoft HoloLens now available in the UK, if you've got almost £3,000 handy

Microsoft HoloLens now available in the UK, if you've got almost £3,000 handy

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Microsoft is now taking pre-orders for its HoloLens augmented reality headset in the UK and a few other countries outside the US.You can order the headset through the Microsoft Store website in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the... >>

You can try Sony PlayStation VR inside a giant headset

You can try Sony PlayStation VR inside a giant headset

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Sony's virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, launches tomorrow, 13 October, and to celebrate a giant version has landed in London.Sited at Kings Cross station, the massive PSVR doubles as a demo room, where you can try out the regular-sized headset... >>

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

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During the third-annual Oculus Connect keynote, Facebook-owned Oculus VR announced something nobody expected: a standalone Rift headset.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the virtual-reality headset and revealed its codename, Santa Cruz. Here's everything... >>

HTC Vive and HP Envy PC are a match made in virtual reality heaven

HTC Vive and HP Envy PC are a match made in virtual reality heaven

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The HTC Vive is an incredible virtual reality headset, offering an "experience that's out of this world", as we put it in our review. But to get Vive in your home you need both space and a capable gaming PC. HTC does provide a list of minimum specs for... >>

IMAX will launch a new VR centre at the Odeon in Manchester

IMAX will launch a new VR centre at the Odeon in Manchester

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IMAX has announced it will be installing its first European virtual reality experience centre at the Odeon Printworks in Manchester. The VR centre should open before the end of the year and will offer visitors a chance to try virtual reality by viewing... >>

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR is accepting pre-orders for its handheld controllers.The virtual reality company revealed at its third-annual Oculus Connect conference last week that it would launch Oculus Touch on 6 December, but now it's letting consumers... >>

Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift

Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has introduced a new audio product for Rift.It's called Oculus Earphones.As you've probably guessed, Earphones are in-ear headphones, which Oculus has described as "next-level audio integration" and a "new sound solution to satisfy... >>

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a keynote address, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has introduced a VR headset that works without cables.When it comes to virtual reality headsets, there are two categories: mobile VR headsets, such as the Samsung... >>

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

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Sony will finally release its virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, next week, with pre-orders shipping and stores stocking the device from Thursday 13 October.We've been playing with one ourselves, with a full review to hit Pocket-lint very soon,... >>

Sky launches VR app featuring David Beckham and the English National Ballet

Sky launches VR app featuring David Beckham and the English National Ballet

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Sky announced back in March it was creating its own dedicated Sky VR Studios to develop its own original content. Sky also said it would be producing around 20 pieces of content over the next couple of years. New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams... >>

HTC launches Viveport for virtual reality “experiences”

HTC launches Viveport for virtual reality “experiences”

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HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset offers one of the best VR experiences currently available. It may be a bit tricky to set up and you’ll need plenty of space to get the full effect, but if you do, you’ll be well rewarded. HTC Vive review: An experience... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
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Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time.The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with a... >>

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

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Microsoft is embracing Samsung. Sort of.Microsoft has said it will bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories - and that includes Xbox Wireless Controller support for Samsung Gear VR. The Redmond, WA-based company, which is developing... >>

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset went on sale in UK stores yesterday, and with it came pricing details for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers that are to be made available before Christmas.Pocket-lint has had the pleasure of using the Touch... >>

Want to capture 360-degree VR footage? The Kodak PixPro 4KVR360 could be your affordable all-in-one solution

Want to capture 360-degree VR footage? The Kodak PixPro 4KVR360 could be your affordable all-in-one solution

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If there's a buzz in the tech world for 2016 then it's virtual reality, or VR. But you don't need to be a whizz or an ultra-rich kid to capture such footage these days. The Kodak PixPro 4KVR360, which is due out in early 2017, is an all-in-one dual lens... >>

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

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Although UK customers have been able to order the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from the company's US website, the device is now officially available to buy from several UK stores today, 20 September.John Lewis, Curry's PC World, Game and Harrods... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound.Last year, Google partnered with Disney on a StarWars-themed... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app for iOS lets you take VR pics with sound

Google Cardboard Camera app for iOS lets you take VR pics with sound

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Google has been going after virtual reality, with the latest example being that Cardboard Camera is now available for iOS.Google's new camera app, originally launched for Android last December, works specifically with Google Cardboard-certified viewers.... >>

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

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Future versions of the HTC Vive could be completely wireless following moves by HTC, Valve and little known VR development tool Quark VR.According to Quark VR, the company has been working away to create a prototype that it hopes to share by the end of... >>

Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR

Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR

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Mobile phone maker Alcatel is the latest company to embrace VR with the launch of a new headset, and a new 360 camera to create Virtual Reality content with.  The headset, known simply as Vision, opts for an over the head bracket design rather than a... >>