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Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

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One of the things often associated with modern virtual reality headsets and the experiences they provide is the Star Trek Holodeck; the fictional room on board the Starship Enterprise that retains its dimensions yet gives a totally different virtual experience... >>

Could Alton Towers' physical and VR Galactica rollercoaster be the scariest ride ever?

Could Alton Towers' physical and VR Galactica rollercoaster be the scariest ride ever?

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British theme park Alton Towers has unveiled a ride that combines virtual reality and a real-life rollercoaster that has potential to be one of the scariest attractions yet.Galactica launches at the site in Staffordshire this coming April. Riders lie... >>

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

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During a chat with Max Cohen, vice president of mobile at Oculus, at CES in Las Vegas last week he told us something that made us finally realise why we think that virtual reality will be a huge success.To date, we've played many games and experienced... >>

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

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HTC will open pre-orders for its Vive virtual reality headset on 29 February.Cher Wang, chief executive of HTC, told the Telegraph during an interview that the company will start to take orders on the leap year day, but has so far kept shtum over its... >>

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

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Oculus will continue to develop affordable VR headsets like the Gear VR going forward as it believes that there are two different types of consumer interested in the future of the technology.The final release model of the Samsung Gear VR went on sale... >>

Hands-on: Audi’s new 3D VR Configurator

Hands-on: Audi’s new 3D VR Configurator

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You’re on the hip Left Bank of Paris’s Seine River. It’s a sunny, breezy spring morning and you’re staring into the engine bay of your brand new, Ara Blue Audi R8 V10 Plus. As you move around the side of the car, you can’t help but wonder if... >>

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

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Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback recently, but not just for gaming.Oculus Rift - the much-discussed super sensitive goggles that put you into a 3D environment - has the potential to let you wander about without actually navigating... >>

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

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Some spectators had suggested that CES 2016 was going to be all about VR. Well, Oculus Rift might have just stolen the show, teasing that the pre-order date is much sooner than you might think.In a simple blog post, Oculus has confirmed that pre-orders... >>

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

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Nvidia has announced from CES in Las Vegas that it will be spearheading a programme designed to make it more obvious which machines are virtual reality ready for gaming.PC and notebook makers as well as graphics card manufacturers are in on the scheme... >>

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has just announced that its handheld motion controllers for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset have been delayed until the second half of 2016.The controllers, dubbed Oculus Touch, were first unveiled last summer and expected... >>

This is what the next version of Google Glass looks like

This is what the next version of Google Glass looks like

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It looks like Google Glass 2 is close to hitting the workplace. Project Aura, not to be mistaken for modular phone Project Ara, is a division at Google responsible for wearable technology, and it's been working on the latest versions of Google Glass.Google... >>

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

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Christmas is a pretty big deal at the White House.There's an official indoor Christmas Tree - and it's given a new and specific theme each year. Plus, there are a tonne of holiday traditions and interesting decorations, which you can read about here.... >>

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

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We've experienced plenty of games and demos on Oculus and other virtual reality headsets over the last couple of years, but few have left us in a puddle of sweat quite so capably as Crytek's new game. And we mean that in a good way.The Climb is an Oculus... >>

Here are the Star Wars Cardboard headsets: Kylo Ren, Stormtrooper, BB-8, and R2-D2

Here are the Star Wars Cardboard headsets: Kylo Ren, Stormtrooper, BB-8, and R2-D2

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Google Cardboard is already cool, but throw Star Wars into the mix and suddenly you got something unbelievably awesome.As a refresher: Google launched Cardboard in 2014. It gives you a rich virtual reality experience without the big price tag. It's a... >>

Land's End review: Glimpsing the future of VR gaming
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Land's End review: Glimpsing the future of VR gaming

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As exclusive games go Land's End takes the crown. To play it you need to have a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge or Note 4 smartphone. You then need to also own a Samsung Gear VR headset.But it's oh so worth it because Land's End is one of the most immersive... >>

Flickr VR app for Gear VR lets you jump into 360-degree immersive photos

Flickr VR app for Gear VR lets you jump into 360-degree immersive photos

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Flickr has let people upload 360-degree photos for awhile now, but now it allows anyone to totally immerse themselves in them.That's right. Starting today, you can experience Flickr in virtual reality. Sort of. The site has launched a virtual reality... >>

HTC will start selling the Vive VR headset to consumers in April

HTC will start selling the Vive VR headset to consumers in April

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In about four months you'll be able to experience high-end VR from the comfort of your own living room. And not just thanks to Oculus.The HTC Vive is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display powered by SteamVR, which is being developed by both... >>

Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money!

Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money!

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Omgomgomg.Oculus VR and Harmonix have announced that a virtual reality version of Rock Band is coming to the Oculus Rift, meaning you'll soon be able to slip on a pair of VR goggles in order to step out onto a virtual stage and fully experience what it... >>

Colour 3D holograms are real and you don’t need HoloLens to see them

Colour 3D holograms are real and you don’t need HoloLens to see them

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Microsoft has been extolling the benefits of holograms for more than a year now, claiming that it's HoloLens augmented reality headset is the best way to bring 3D computer generated objects into your world.But there's another way in development too. And... >>

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

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You can now step inside the Star Wars Universe - not just watch it.Well, sort of.To get you pumped for the Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney is doing all sorts of promotions, including partnering with Google and Verizon on a Star Wars-themed virtual... >>

Star Wars The Force Awakens VR experience coming to Google Cardboard in a galaxy not so far far away

Star Wars The Force Awakens VR experience coming to Google Cardboard in a galaxy not so far far away

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As part of the promotional push for the new Star Wars film, Disney and Lucasfilm are creating a virtual reality experience that will be available for owners of a Google Cardboard headset.The Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience will be part of the... >>

Asus is working on augmented reality glasses for 2016

Asus is working on augmented reality glasses for 2016

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Asus is now officially set to enter the augmented reality wearables market next year, according to its CEO.The company previously teased it might do so and now that sentiment has become official plans. Jerry Shen, CEO, said at an earnings webcast: "It... >>

Epson Moverio BT-2000 takes humanity a step closer to becoming cyborgs

Epson Moverio BT-2000 takes humanity a step closer to becoming cyborgs

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Epson has announced the third generation of its Moverio headset today in the Moverio BT-2000.This new augmented realty headset wants to blend reality and the virtual world to help make life easier. The BT-2000 features a host of sensors, projectors and... >>

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

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AuraVisor has come along to steal the virtual reality crown from the competition by offering totally wireless immersion.The VR headset is a crowd-funded project initially and will sell for £300 when at full price. That gets you 1080p screens, built in... >>

Amazon might be making these augmented reality smart glasses

Amazon might be making these augmented reality smart glasses

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Amazon isn't just an online retailer...It is a hardware-maker too. In recent years, it has launched tablets, ereaders, set-top boxes, speakers, and HDMI dongles, and it even dabbled a bit in the smartphone sector with the ill-conceived Fire phone. Despite... >>

View the world in VR: Google Street View now works with Cardboard

View the world in VR: Google Street View now works with Cardboard

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Google is making an effort to show how successful Cardboard has become since launching last year, as it just announced interesting developments for the virtual-reality platform, including new Street View functionality.Google gave developers at its I/O... >>

Using Canon's VR headset: Hefty handheld solution wins on resolution, not practicality

Using Canon's VR headset: Hefty handheld solution wins on resolution, not practicality

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The race for the winning virtual reality headset crown has been hotting up over recent months. We've seen HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and more besides, but now Japanese giant Canon is in the running with its VR headset. And we got to use one at the Canon Expo... >>

Microsoft HoloLens gets $3,000 price and Project X-Ray mixed reality game revealed

Microsoft HoloLens gets $3,000 price and Project X-Ray mixed reality game revealed

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Microsoft has revealed a new development for its augmented reality HoloLens headset. It has also revealed a price tag for the headset, and it's not cheap at $3,000. But it is due in the first quarter of 2016, so you've got time to start saving.Microsoft... >>

Oculus Connect 2: Here's everything announced at this year's VR conference

Oculus Connect 2: Here's everything announced at this year's VR conference

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR is now hosting its second-annual developer conference, where engineers, designers, and industry experts all come together to help shape the Oculus platform and the future of virtual reality.The conference will feature keynotes... >>

Google Glass is dead, long live Project Aura instead

Google Glass is dead, long live Project Aura instead

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Although Google has consistently made noises to suggest otherwise, it has been widely reported for much of the last year that the Google Glass project has been shelved - at the very least postponed.Now it seems that is in part true, with reports today... >>

Want to try Samsung Gear VR? Best check into the London Marriott Park Lane hotel to try VRoom Service

Want to try Samsung Gear VR? Best check into the London Marriott Park Lane hotel to try VRoom Service

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You know hotels: a bit of room service, maybe a choccie on the pillow case. But Marriott is a brand looking to go one better with its entertainment, now offering Samsung Gear VR delivered to your room for 24-hours of personal use under its VRoom Service... >>

Project Morpheus is now called PlayStation VR, and PS4 gets a price drop

Project Morpheus is now called PlayStation VR, and PS4 gets a price drop

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Sony has finally named its virtual reality headset for PS4. Having been known as Project Morpheus for almost two years, the headset will be called PlayStation VR on full release.The announcement was made during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference... >>

Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus

Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus

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With the world poised for the first major wave of consumer virtual reality headsets, plenty of video services are displaying their intentions to provide content. Now photo website Flickr is getting in on the act, announcing that it will be encouraging... >>

VR filmmakers can register for a GoPro Odyssey 360-degree shooting rig now, works with Jump

VR filmmakers can register for a GoPro Odyssey 360-degree shooting rig now, works with Jump

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GoPro has announced that it will soon be making its first 360-degree virtual reality camera available in limited quantities.The GoPro Odyssey is the camera rig designed to work with the company's collaboration with Google, Jump. It is comprised of 16... >>

You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas

You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas

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With the consumer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset not coming until early next year, perhaps in the spring, there's an ideal opportunity for another company to capitalise. But while HTC and Valve were expected to step up to the plate,... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

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Going to Wembley Stadium is an exciting trip on its own. But going, not to watch football but to zipline across the stadium, is even more exhilarating.We were invited to take the plunge across one of the world's most famous football pitches. What better... >>

Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head at Gamescom

Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head at Gamescom

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During E3 we had the chance to test both the latest virtual reality headset from Oculus and its direct gaming rival, Sony's Project Morpheus, but there was one forthcoming device we didn't get to check out at the show.That's why when we were offered the... >>

Palmer Luckey VR Time magazine cover goes meme crazy, here are the best

Palmer Luckey VR Time magazine cover goes meme crazy, here are the best

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When Time magazine put a cut out of Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey on the cover, it was only going to end badly. And now the internet has its meme-focused hands on the image.The original cover looked like a joke, featuring a cutout of Palmer Luckey... >>

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

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You've probably heard that Google Glass is dead.Well, it isn't.It's alive and well and supposedly headed toward a second version that'll be released sometime this year. A new FCC filing supposedly for the device has even revealed what it will likely feature.... >>

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

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Just as OK Go likes to push the boundaries of what a music video is, English indie rock band, Foals, has launched a 360 spherical video to accompany their new track “Mountain At My Gates”.Rather than use a dedicated 360 camera, like the Kodak PixPro... >>

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

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Nokia is alive and well after selling its mobile business to Microsoft. It is now almost ready to fully reveal a new product called Ozo.But what is Ozo? At the moment all Nokia is giving away is a launch webpage with a countdown timer, some glimpses... >>

OnePlus 2 VR event: Use Google cardboard to watch the event in VR

OnePlus 2 VR event: Use Google cardboard to watch the event in VR

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If you bought Google's Carboard VR headset and have simply used it to collect dust ever since, now is the time to dig it out.OnePlus is all set to launch its new smartphone tonight, and it's going to do it in VR using Carboard.While OnePlus is selling... >>

The Nokia biz that Microsoft didn't buy might debut a VR product next week

The Nokia biz that Microsoft didn't buy might debut a VR product next week

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Nokia is up to something new... and immersive.Although Nokia is mostly about networking equipment and other boring things like that nowadays, the Finnish company is reportedly planning to take a bold jump into the virtual reality market. According to... >>

Homido is a universal virtual reality headset for smartphones (hands-on)

Homido is a universal virtual reality headset for smartphones (hands-on)

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There's a lot of talk about VR at the moment, from the cheapest of the cheap - Google Cardboard - to the premium experience like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.The Homido Virtual Reality Headset is a headset that's been cleverly designed to accept any smartphone... >>

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

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The adult entertainment industry has been pioneering in many ways, especially when it comes to delivery of content through the adoption of emerging technologies. Private browsing, secure online payments, streaming, home movie formats, adoption of 4K,... >>

Google's smart contact lens might already be ready for a consumer launch

Google's smart contact lens might already be ready for a consumer launch

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You might not have to wait until 2019 to get your hands on a smart contact lens from Google.The Google X team announced in 2014 that it developed a smart contact lens for measuring glucose levels in people with diabetes. It uses miniaturised electronics... >>

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

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Although E3 2015 played host to some amazing games this year two things stole the show in our eyes, and both were virtual reality headsets that will be available to the public some time in the first half of 2016.Oculus finally revealed its consumer headset... >>

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

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One of the best received demonstrations during Microsoft’s E3 press conference involved a device we tried out for the first time at the Build developers conference last month: HoloLens.The company showed how it could be used to add an all-new element... >>