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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... >>

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

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Virtual reality is a big deal, but delving into the virtual world typically requires a tethered-to-PC solution. That's where Intel Project Alloy does things differently: this all-in-one VR headset is designed without wires, with all its computational... >>

Windows 10 introduces holographic apps for all, coming 2017

Windows 10 introduces holographic apps for all, coming 2017

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It's barely been a minute since Windows 10 Anniversary Edition arrived, but now Microsoft is looking ahead to its next W10 feature update: holographic apps.Announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), executive vice president for Windows and devices,... >>

Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where

Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where

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Oculus announced this morning that its high-end VR headset, the Oculus Rift, is going to be available to buy from UK retailers starting on 20 September.Customers will be able to purchase the Oculus Rift from Amazon, John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, Game... >>

Dlodlo V1 is a VR headset that doesn't look like a headset at all

Dlodlo V1 is a VR headset that doesn't look like a headset at all

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Finally! A virtual reality headset that won't take over your whole head nor kill your neck after five minutes of use.Chinese VR startup Dlodlo plans to offer a $559 headset this October called the V1 headset. It looks like a thick pair of goggles rather... >>

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

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It's not the first time we've heard about GoPro Omni - the six GoPro camera rig used for 360-degree virtual reality capture, announced early 2016 - but it is the first time we've seen it and learned about its end-to-end workflow. So just what can you... >>

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

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The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports.The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... >>

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

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Netflix Originals show Stranger Things has been critically revered since its debut in July. The creepy thriller series has become the most talked about thing in the Pocket-lint office and, if Twitter is any indication, pretty much everywhere else too.It's... >>

Watch the Olympics like never before, BBC Sport 360 VR app puts you in the heart of the action

Watch the Olympics like never before, BBC Sport 360 VR app puts you in the heart of the action

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The BBC will be broadcasting much of the Olympics in an all-new format. As well as conventional TV broadcasts it will be screening  many sports in 360-degree video, for users of virtual reality headsets.A BBC Sport 360 service will start with the opening... >>

Microsoft opens up sales of HoloLens to anyone with $3,000 to spare

Microsoft opens up sales of HoloLens to anyone with $3,000 to spare

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You can now experience augmented reality, but it's going to cost you.Microsoft has just announced that all developers and business customers in the US and Canada can now order up to five HoloLens development kits each, though it doesn't have a strict... >>

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

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The fallout of the EU Referendum vote continues as HTC has dramatically raised the price of its virtual reality headset, citing Brexit as the cause.The sharp drop in value of the British pound has seen prices rise for other tech devices, with OnePlus... >>

How to make your basement smart

How to make your basement smart

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Downstairs, in the basement, can be a great place to escape to. Your den can be full of fun, from a great TV to video games to the newest entertainment kid on the block - virtual reality.The latter needs some space and perhaps the basement is the best... >>

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

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It has been thought for a while that, as well as refresh its Gear VR headset with a new USB-C model, Samsung is working on a standalone device to rival Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.Now more details on it have emerged, including a name: Samsung... >>

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

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Google reportedly had plans to take on Oculus, HTC and PlayStation with its own high-end virtual reality headset. However, it was scrapped with the company said to prefer to continue down the mobile VR route instead.Recode claims that Google is streamlining... >>

Carphone Warehouse Goji VR headset is much cheaper than Gear VR, iPhone compatible too

Carphone Warehouse Goji VR headset is much cheaper than Gear VR, iPhone compatible too

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Carphone Warehouse is ranging its own universal virtual reality headset to give mobile phone owners interested in the Gear VR a budget option.The Goji Universal VR Headset costs £39.99 and as well as Android, it can be used with iPhones. That includes... >>

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift was a long time coming, but it's actually a real-life consumer headset these days. Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers, is now available.Of all the virtual reality (VR) systems, Oculus Rift is the one that probably commands... >>

No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now

No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now

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Almost four months after its consumer launch, the Oculus Rift is now available to buy without having to wait for ages.Oculus has finally fulfilled the last pre-orders and newly ordered headsets will be packed up and shipped to customers within two to... >>

Samsung Gear VR 2 tipped for Galaxy Note 7 launch

Samsung Gear VR 2 tipped for Galaxy Note 7 launch

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It is widely believed that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the beginning of next month, with 2 August the date commonly mentioned. It is now also tipped to launch another device at the same event: the Samsung Gear VR 2.A second generation... >>

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

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Jaguar has turned to VR to support its position as Official Car of The Championships Wimbledon, creating a VR experience. Not only is the company supplying 170 vehicles in support of The Championships, but it's having a little fun with Andy Murray too.Jaguar... >>

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

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DJ and dance music artist deadmau5 is starring in his own virtual reality game out at the end of July. What's more, you can order a limited and special edition version of Google Cardboard to use while playing it.He has partnered with vodka company Absolut... >>

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

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Soon, you'll be able to jump into the web. Like, literally. The latest beta and developer versions of Google's Chrome browser app for Android includes support for the open-source WebVR standard, which allows developers to create websites you can use/watch/view... >>

You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again)

You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again)

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VR specialist Oculus has reversed its position on blocking titles from being ported to work on one of its biggest competitor's headsets. In the lead up to a new, available update, Oculus had blocked software that allowed HTC Vive owners to play Oculus... >>

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

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EE has been the technology partner of the Glastonbury Festival for many a year and each time comes up with a new way to integrate its tech into the everyday goings on at Worthy Farm.This year virtual reality is on the rise, so it makes sense that EE has... >>

Virtual reality needs a defining game, says Batman: Arkham VR publisher

Virtual reality needs a defining game, says Batman: Arkham VR publisher

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Batman: Arkham VR came as something of a shock during E3 2016. Not only because it was one of the few things that hadn't been leaked widely before the show started, but that it awarded the "best game" crown by many visitors.You can read our thoughts... >>

Batman Arkham VR preview: Find out why the PS VR game was best of E3 2016

Batman Arkham VR preview: Find out why the PS VR game was best of E3 2016

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We’ll come out with a bold claim right from the off, not only was Batman: Arkham VR the last game we saw at this year’s E3 before its doors were shut, it was also the best. Of the whole show.That’s a personal opinion, of course, and it doesn’t... >>

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

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We've been playing with the full consumer version of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for the best part of a week and will soon be posting our extensive review. However, before we do we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the games and experiences... >>

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

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Magic Leap is the future of augmented reality. It is everything Minority Report style controllers envisaged and more. It is the death of the screen.All those things are pretty big statements but they're all things Magic Leap could represent. With over... >>

Stunning Magic Leap Star Wars team-up brings C3P0 and R2-D2 into augmented reality

Stunning Magic Leap Star Wars team-up brings C3P0 and R2-D2 into augmented reality

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Magic Leap might be one of the most exciting technologies in development right now when it comes to augmented reality - or any reality for that matter. While we've only been teased so far, the latest tidbit has pushed excitement levels even higher, thanks... >>

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,... >>