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You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

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The BBC has made a special 360-degree short film featuring Sir David Attenborough and a titanosaur which you can watch through a VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or equivalent.And it gives you the opportunity to understand the scale... >>

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

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HTC has revealed the recommended PC specifications for its virtual reality headset, and while it requires a fairly beefy computer - much like Oculus' rival device - there are one or two concessions that might make it a more accessible option.The HTC Vive... >>

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

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The mobile world might be talking about the newly-launched Snapdragon 820, powering the latest devices like the LG G5 and some variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, but today Qualcomm made the promise of real desktop-rivalling power in its next-gen Snapdragon... >>

Get a free Gear VR with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

Get a free Gear VR with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

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Samsung has announced that customers who order a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge will get a free Gear VR headset worth £79.99.The offer which will be available to customers in both Europe and the US is designed to encourage people to order the headset... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

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Samsung has used its Samsung Unpacked press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016 to launch the two smartphones many were expecting and a virtual reality camera that might have taken some by surprise.The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge... >>

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

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Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the entire ecosystem would be complete.That’s where the Samsung... >>

HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February

HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February

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HTC has announced that its VR headset, built in partnership with Steam, will be priced at $799 when it goes on pre-order on 29 February.The announcement of the price arrives as HTC unveils the final consumer edition of the headset, evolving a few features... >>

LG 360 VR preview: A unique perspective on mobile VR

LG 360 VR preview: A unique perspective on mobile VR

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LG surprised many with the launch of the LG 360 VR, a virtual reality headset announced alongside the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.VR seems to be very much the hot topic in 2016, from the major systems like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, through... >>

LG G5 and Friends is an explosion of fun: Smartphone, 360 camera, VR headset and more

LG G5 and Friends is an explosion of fun: Smartphone, 360 camera, VR headset and more

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The launch of the LG G5 heralds the start of something new from LG. It might be an impressive end point at the end of a progressive journey over the past few years, but the launch at Mobile World Congress 2016 sees LG making a bigger splash than it's... >>

Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S7's debut in VR to Gear VR headsets

Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S7's debut in VR to Gear VR headsets

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Those of you who are super pumped about Samsung's press event this weekend may be even more excited to learn that the whole thing will be streamed in virtual reality to the company's Gear VR headset.Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S7 on 21 February. It... >>

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

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The Rift is almost here.Facebook-owned Oculus VR has confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now you can finally pre-order official bundles that not only include the headset but also the certified PC required to run... >>

Sony PlayStation VR won't arrive in early 2016 but rather this autumn

Sony PlayStation VR won't arrive in early 2016 but rather this autumn

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The release of PlayStation VR has apparently been delayed until later this year.This news doesn't come directly from Sony however. It comes from GameStop. Paul Raines, GameStop's CEO, told Fox Business while discussing the upcoming VR headset that the... >>

Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

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Toy maker Mattel took its 75 year old View-Master and recently reinvented it to work like Google cardboard. Now it's got an upgraded model on the way to enhance that even futher.The first Mattel View-Master VR viewer allowed phone owners to mount their... >>

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

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Okay, so you've heard Google is developing a virtual-reality headset that is more legit than Cardboard, but a new report has just indicated the company is making a second device that doesn't need a phone or PC.So, it's a standalone headset.The Wall Street... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

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Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives.This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR
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Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR

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Google Cardboard was announced at Google I/O in June 2014, and consists of two parts: a virtual reality (VR) headset, technically called a viewer, and the software ecosystem that supports it.Rather like Android Wear, it's one name applied to both the... >>

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

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The Rift is coming.Facebook-owned Oculus VR has already confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now we have word about official bundles that'll be up for pre-order in one week. The bundles include not only the headset... >>

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

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Google is tackling virtual reality this year. Like, for reals.Or at least that's what Re/code and The Financial Times have reported. The search giant is putting together a "dedicated division" solely for virtual-reality computing, and the whole thing... >>

Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room

Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room

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Whether it has been posted intentionally or not, HTC has made its HTC Vive Pre manual available for download. And it reveals some interesting facts about the forthcoming virtual reality headset - not least that we'll all need large living rooms to get... >>

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

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One of the big tech trends of 2016 is thought to be virtual reality. Not only has Google sold plenty of its Cardboard headsets and Oculus and Samsung had great success with the consumer version of Gear VR, but we'll soon see Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive... >>

One day you'll use Microsoft HoloLens to watch the Super Bowl

One day you'll use Microsoft HoloLens to watch the Super Bowl

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At some point in the near future, you'll be able to beam a 3D hologram of Tom Brady onto your coffee table. Or at least that's what Microsoft has suggested.In an attempt to capitalise on Super Bowl 50 this weekend, the Redmond-based company has released... >>

HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets

HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets

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As part of the launch of HTC Vive in the UK, HTC has announced a terrifying immersive theatre experience that you can buy tickets for.Running from 19 March to 3 April, Virtually Dead is a one-hour production in a secret location in East London. It features... >>

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

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Samsung has been rumoured as another company that will offer a 360-degree camera rig for virtual reality video, and now it's here.The Samsung Gear 360 has been revealed by Sam Mobile with an expected unveil from Samsung at MWC at its 21 February Unpacked... >>

What is the difference between VR and AR?

What is the difference between VR and AR?

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Virtual reality and augmented reality. VR and AR.Oye. What does it all mean?There is absolutely no denying that virtual reality is one of the main hot trends in Silicon Valley right now, but those of you who are interested in the latest developments in... >>

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

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Virtual reality, or VR, is the latest buzzword in the wonderful world of technology. Don't be fooled into thinking it is a new technology though, it isn't, but that's not to say it isn't something to get excited about.For those who are wondering what... >>

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

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British boxer David Haye has revealed that his upcoming comeback fight against Australian Mark De Mori will be filmed in virtual reality. 360-degree cameras will take in the action and the fight will be presented in app form for VR headsets.The match... >>

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... >>