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PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

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At the start of the E3 gaming expo 2016, Sony announced a first-person shooter called Farpoint, compatible with PlayStation VR and a new controller called PS VR Aim. This is no SNES Super Scope, though, as we found when playing the game ahead of launch.The... >>

Best 360-degree aerial drone photos, hold your breath and expect VR awe

Best 360-degree aerial drone photos, hold your breath and expect VR awe

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When photos made the jump from cameras to smartphones we got plenty more ways to see amazing sites all over the world. Then came the GoPro. Then the drone. But it hasn't stopped, now there's immersive 360-degree virtual reality photography.So popular... >>

Take a stunning 4K flight in VR thanks to this drone's 360-degree cameras

Take a stunning 4K flight in VR thanks to this drone's 360-degree cameras

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Shooting video in 360-degrees to create virtual reality footage is becoming readily available on many cameras, but very few that fly. The Exo360 drone not only flies but also films for VR at 4K quality.The Exo360, currently at crowd funding stage, uses... >>

Sony PS VR Aim gun controller is here to make you feel like you’re carrying the real thing

Sony PS VR Aim gun controller is here to make you feel like you’re carrying the real thing

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Now that the Sony PlayStation VR virtual reality headset has a release date of 13 October and price of £350, it's time to start thinking about gaming with it. To make first person shooters really immersive a new controller called PS VR Aim has been announced.The... >>

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

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At the E3 2016 Sony press conference the company has revealed the exact release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. It's also announced that 50 games will be available at launch.The headset will be available in time for the holiday... >>

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

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Here's something we didn't expect at the E3 gaming expo this year: to be playing Fallout 4 in virtual reality. But it wasn't a dream, it actually happened - and it might become a reality for all players in the near future.Bethesda - the studio behind... >>

Magic Leap headset, the future of AR, glimpsed in patent pictures

Magic Leap headset, the future of AR, glimpsed in patent pictures

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The future of augmented reality, and perhaps the death of screens, is likely Magic Leap. This is a Google and Qualcomm backed company that has created a way of projecting light into the eye for a seamless blend of reality and the virtual. And now its... >>

OnePlus Loop VR headset preview: This is the free VR headset for the OnePlus 3 launch

OnePlus Loop VR headset preview: This is the free VR headset for the OnePlus 3 launch

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When OnePlus said it was giving away free VR headsets, the internet blew up and soon stock had vanished. Fortunately we were at the front of the queue and now we've had our Loop VR headset delivered. It would be selfish not to share, so here it is, the... >>

Huawei Daydream VR smartphone with Leica cameras is coming this year

Huawei Daydream VR smartphone with Leica cameras is coming this year

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Huawei has announced that not only will it be releasing a phone that adheres to Google's Android Daydream VR specifications, but that it'll arrive soon.Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of Huawei Richard Yu said that a Daydream-ready Huawei... >>

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

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Virtual reality gaming is currently expensive but it seems some companies are determined to change that.Alongside AMD’s $199 RX 480 graphics card announced at Computex in Taipei, Microsoft showed a $400 (£277) VR headset made by 3Glasses during its... >>

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

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AMD shook things up at its Computex press conference in Taipei by announcing the Polaris Radeon Series RX 480 graphics card.At first glance the Radeon RX 480 might not seem much of a match for competitor Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but AMD demonstrated... >>

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

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The arrival of VR hand controllers has led to a rash of virtual reality shooter games so we were pleasantly surprised to find something different on the Computex show floor this year.Revresh offered us a try of its ParaParachute VR skydiving experience,... >>

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

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A little over a week ago, OnePlus announced that it was giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets, its own version of the Samsung Gear VR, for free. All you had to do is fill in the details on the site and pay a nominal shipping fee.However, as expected, it... >>

Microsoft opens HoloLens platform to combine third party VR and AR

Microsoft opens HoloLens platform to combine third party VR and AR

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Microsoft has announced that its HoloLens platform is going to be opened up to the masses so that others can create their own devices.Microsoft has also said these devices are just months away from becoming a reality we can own.At Computex, Microsoft... >>

Samsung Gear VR getting its own gamepad? Clips into headset when not in use

Samsung Gear VR getting its own gamepad? Clips into headset when not in use

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The Samsung Gear VR might be a surprisingly capable virtual reality headset, for the price, but controls are limited. This issue appears to be something Samsung has spotted and may soon fix with a new Gear VR gamepad.The gamepad has leaked in images on... >>

Brian May makes any smartphone VR ready with his Owl Stereoscope

Brian May makes any smartphone VR ready with his Owl Stereoscope

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Brian May is a legend for being Queen's lead guitarist, but Doctor Brian May is an astrophysicist and former maths teacher with a passion for 3D. This love has birthed his Owl Stereoscope that holds any smartphone, allowing it to become a 3D virtual reality... >>

Google announces Daydream, the future of Android virtual reality

Google announces Daydream, the future of Android virtual reality

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Clay Bavor, VP virtual reality at Google, took to the stage at Google I/O 2016 to add flesh to the bones of Google's future VR plans. Evolving the VR offering beyond that of Cardboard, Bavor confirmed that Android is working on a new platform called... >>

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

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YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today.YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos so that you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... >>

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

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Google is reportedly getting ready to unveil a standalone headset, and to complement that, it might announce a major Project Tango expansion.Project Tango is a technology that uses cameras and sensors in mobile devices for motion tracking and depth perception.... >>

Sony smart contact lens will record everything you see, with the blink of an eye

Sony smart contact lens will record everything you see, with the blink of an eye

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Sony appears to be working on a smart contact lens that is able to record what the wearer is seeing.A patent was filed for the tech innovation that would help augmented reality take a quantum leap forward. While this is still at the patent stage, if anybody... >>

Star Wars Holochess is coming to your AR galaxy, soon

Star Wars Holochess is coming to your AR galaxy, soon

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That game of Holochess in Star Wars: A New Hope and now The Force Awakens, is famous as one of the most iconic holographic experiences. It's creator, Phil Tippett, is working to make that a reality called HoloGrid.The game is set to work like a card-based... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and maybe new Gear VR could have USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and maybe new Gear VR could have USB Type-C

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Although Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year, rumours have been floating around for the company's next phablet, the Galaxy Note 6, including a recent report about the larger phone featuring USB Type-C.According to SamMobile,... >>

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

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Samsung has confirmed that it is working on a virtual reality headset that won't need a phone to provide the screen. It could even be completely self-contained, offering wireless VR without needing any separate device or PC at all.The current Samsung... >>

Disney virtual reality content is coming, Nokia Ozo to be used for filming

Disney virtual reality content is coming, Nokia Ozo to be used for filming

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The mighty Disney has announced it will use the Nokia Ozo camera to create virtual reality content.Disney is planning to use the Ozo 360-degree camera to create immersive videos that will be unleashed alongside its movie feature releases.The Nokia Ozo... >>

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

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We've been waiting for the consumer version of HTC Vive – the company's virtual reality (VR) system – to land in our living rooms for some time. It's hard to describe the heightened feeling of excitement that accompanies the launch of a brand new... >>

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

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Dlodlo might not be a company that's easy to spell correctly, or pronounce, but it is one that is doing its best to make virtual reality fashionable.Let's face it, the current VR options aren't exactly the prettiest. The likes of HTC Vive and Oculus are... >>

Sphericam creates live 4K VR video in 360-degrees, as if you were there

Sphericam creates live 4K VR video in 360-degrees, as if you were there

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The future of broadcast is in virtual reality, where viewers feel as if they're really in the action with a 360-degree view. It's Sphericam that's going to help bring that future closer.The Sphericam 2 is a VR camera that, unlike others out there, can... >>

Huawei VR headset officially here to take on Samsung Gear VR and LG 360 VR

Huawei VR headset officially here to take on Samsung Gear VR and LG 360 VR

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Huawei has just announced its own virtual reality headset at its Chinese P9 smartphone launch event. This will look similar to the Samsung Gear VR and work much like the LG 360 VR headset.The Huawei VR headset connects directly to the P9 phone via a... >>

Best 360 cameras: The best VR and 360 video cameras, no matter your budget

Best 360 cameras: The best VR and 360 video cameras, no matter your budget

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If last year was all about virtual reality, then 2016 is all about 360-degree video.These type of videos let you look in any direction - not just where a single camera may be pointing. A 360-degree video is often created using a system of multiple cameras... >>

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

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Ever wondered what you'd see if you looked up while passing under the legs of the skirt-wearing Titan at Braavos? Now you can as the entire Game of Thrones introduction sequence has been rendered in 360-degrees for a virtual reality experience.Fans of... >>

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

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There has been no shortage of buzz surrounding the launch of the first full virtual reality system, Oculus Rift, but it seems there might be a shortage of components, leading to some delays.Oculus was first to announce a date for the Rift, opening pre-orders... >>

Samsung contact lens displays will put AR video and cameras in your eyes

Samsung contact lens displays will put AR video and cameras in your eyes

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The ultimate goal of augmented reality is to seamlessly blend the real world and the virtual, which is done best without a headset. Now Samsung has won a patent for a contact lens display that will do that and more.Samsung's contact lens patent, which... >>

Ikea VR Experience lets you try out that new kitchen before you buy

Ikea VR Experience lets you try out that new kitchen before you buy

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Ikea has launched a new VR experience for the HTC Vive allowing you to walk around your new kitchen "virtually" before you buy it.The new app, which is a pilot available until the end of August on Steam, will allow you to step into the company's extensive... >>

Microsoft HoloLens preview: An augmented vision that's still very much in the future

Microsoft HoloLens preview: An augmented vision that's still very much in the future

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Microsoft HoloLens is the company's stab at delivering what it believes is the next big thing. Rather than go down the virtual reality route favoured by Oculus, HTC, Samsung, Google and others, Microsoft believes augmenting our reality is the future.But... >>

NASA is making an exhibit that'll let you roam Mars using Microsoft HoloLens

NASA is making an exhibit that'll let you roam Mars using Microsoft HoloLens

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You'll be able to explore Mars in a few months, as long as you're near Florida. Shortly after Microsoft ended its main keynote at Build 2016, NASA announced that it teamed up with the Windows 10-maker to let you take a virtual tour of Mars using Microsoft's HoloLens... >>

Microsoft HoloLens may not reach consumers for a while, it has a hot issue to deal with

Microsoft HoloLens may not reach consumers for a while, it has a hot issue to deal with

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Today the Microsoft Build 2016 developer conference kicks off and there is expected to be plenty of HoloLens chat. Despite growing excitement, it could still be a while before we get past the stage of developer-only access to the augmented reality headset.... >>

Sony PlayStation VR headset may work on PC, watch out Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Sony PlayStation VR headset may work on PC, watch out Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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Sony has officially stated that it is "considering plans" to bring its PlayStation VR headset to PCs as well as its PS4.The virtual reality headset, until now, was expected as Sony's answer to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which are PC only.However, in... >>

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

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OMG. If you were among the lucky few to pre-order the Oculus Rift in January, you'll be beyond happy to know that it should finally arrive on your doorstep by the end of the month. We're not kidding.Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, has tweeted a photo... >>

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

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For the last 12 years, Jason Bradbury has been the face of gadgets and technology, at least where television is concerned. He has been the main host of Channel 5's The Gadget Show throughout its entire 25 series run, and shows no sign of stopping.He's... >>

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

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Virtual reality just got more, um, exciting for some people.One of the most-visited and contentious websites in the world has announced it is finally embracing the 360-degree technology.It's Pornhub.com, an adult entertainment website, which gets over... >>

Sony PlayStation VR bundle is a hit, sells out in just minutes on Amazon

Sony PlayStation VR bundle is a hit, sells out in just minutes on Amazon

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The future of gaming may very well be in virtual reality and Sony is joining the charge with its VR headset that's proving very popular. Within minutes of the PlayStation VR bundle going up for pre-order on Amazon.com, it was sold out.While the PlayStation... >>

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

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Not everyone is willing to commit to the high price tags of the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR or HTC Vive.If you consider yourself among that cautious crowd, you'll be glad to learn there are other, affordable VR headsets available. In fact, these alternatives... >>

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

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When Sony officially announced price and release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, it soon became apparent that it would actually cost more to get it up and running that the headline-friendly price tag.The headset will cost £350 (quoted... >>

Nokia Ozo will cost €55,000: Pro-spec VR capture doesn't come cheap

Nokia Ozo will cost €55,000: Pro-spec VR capture doesn't come cheap

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In 2016 virtual reality (VR) is tech's big fish. So it's apt that the pro-spec Nokia Ozo 360-degree VR camera looks like a futuristic flying fish. One priced to the tune €55,000. (Update: since publishing, Nokia has contacted us regarding UK price,... >>

Want VR on a budget? Homido Mini clip onto your phone and cost £15

Want VR on a budget? Homido Mini clip onto your phone and cost £15

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There's been an explosion of virtual reality - better known as VR - in recent months. But if the idea of PlayStation VR, Vive or Oculus sounds like an over-expensive pipe-dream then here's a budget option: the Homido Mini.It's not the first time we've... >>

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

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Sky has announced that it is backing virtual reality big time with a series of VR shorts. These start with a virtual reality Formula One experience to kick off the new F1 season this weekend.The broadcaster, which was one of the first commercial backers... >>

Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

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Sony has revealed that, contrary to the opinion of some analysts, it won't be making a loss on each PlayStation VR headset sold - even though it undercuts high-end rivals by hundreds of pounds.When the tech and gaming giant revealed that the PS VR would... >>