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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... >>

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

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The race for virtual reality gaming headsets claiming a space on your face is well and truly on and StarVR is a promising new contender.StarVR is the product of game creator Starbreeze buying hardware startup InfinitEye. Starbreeze you may know as the... >>

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

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So, the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is coming.We know that because Oculus VR, the company that makes Rift, unveiled the new headset while at an event in San Francisco on 12 June. But during the show, it introduced something else that's new: Oculus... >>

It's finally here: Oculus VR unveils consumer Rift, coming in early 2016

It's finally here: Oculus VR unveils consumer Rift, coming in early 2016

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Oculus VR is now on stage at its small press event in San Francisco, where the Facebook-owned company is for the first time unveiling a version of the Oculus Rift that consumers will be able to easily buy and use.The virtual reality headset has been limited... >>

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

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Although Oculus is expected to be one of the stars of next week's E3 videogames show in Los Angeles it will actually be publicly unveiling its consumer model today, Thursday, 11 June. And for those not invited to the special event in San Francisco it... >>

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

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Oculus first burst onto the scene on 1 August 2012 when it started a Kickstarter funding round for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and it could not have imagined what would happen in the following years.It raised a mind-boggling $2.437 million... >>

Oculus VR countdown site leaks consumer Rift concepts and details ahead of event

Oculus VR countdown site leaks consumer Rift concepts and details ahead of event

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Oculus VR accidentally orchestrated its own leak this morning.Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a press event on Thursday ahead of E3, but to get you pumped and ready for the show, it's updated the Oculus website with a countdown clock and, apparently,... >>

New version of Google Cardboard coming, will also work with iPhone

New version of Google Cardboard coming, will also work with iPhone

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Google has announced a new version of its cheap and cheerful virtual reality viewer, Google Cardboard, that not only fits screen sizes up to 6-inches, but will also work with iOS.The new Google Cardboard is similar to last year's model in look. It is... >>

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

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Imagine pointing your phone at an advert for a music album and instantly being able to hear tracks on your phone, or maybe be greeted by the cover star of your favourite magazine. Shazam from today will offer its users just that and more with a new image... >>

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

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You officially have less than one year to save up for the - what we now know will be - the extremely pricey Oculus Rift.That's not because the headset itself will be particularly expensive, but that you will need to essentially invest in an entire PC... >>

HTC Vive has a VR zombie shooter, and it's called Arizona Sunshine

HTC Vive has a VR zombie shooter, and it's called Arizona Sunshine

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The zombie apocalypse is on us, and this time it's in room-scale virtual reality.Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive have announced Arizona Sunshine, one of the first titles we've seen for HTC Vive, the VR system developed with Valve. Arizona Sunshine... >>

Google Glass is not dead, it’s just resting

Google Glass is not dead, it’s just resting

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Google Glass might have been suspended earlier this year, at least the Explorer program was, but there's still life in the technology yet. Head of the project Tony Fadell, who is also CEO of Nest, claims that the company still has plans for a consumer... >>

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

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Valve has filed for a trademark for something it is calling Chaperone, which relates to its virtual reality technologies and has provoked a ripple of excitement from the gaming community.The logo itself is fairly indistinct, but the description of what... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

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When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you

Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you

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The Oculus Rift consumer model will be released early 2016 and although other renowned virtual reality headsets might beat it to market, it will be the technology that most are interested in seeing in action.However, it seems that unless you have a beefy... >>

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

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Online and high street betting firm William Hill has seen a decline in the number of bets on horse racing it receives in recent times, with punters focusing on football and tennis instead. That's why it has decided to promote the benefits of a day at... >>

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

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Imagine virtual reality finally being exciting? That's what The Void aims to achieve by merging real world and virtual environments for a live action role playing event. The result is fully immersive gaming like nothing we've seen before.Using a VR headset... >>

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

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Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year.There's no exact date, but even that window is better than we've had before as, while there have been confirmations... >>

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

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As if going to see Avengers: Age of Ultron at IMAX wasn't enough, now you can experience the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour in augmented reality too.The Hulkbuster armour, spoiler alert, is used by Tony Stark AKA Iron Man to take on the Hulk. It's essentially... >>

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing

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Ever since Microsoft first unveiled its own augmented reality headset - or holographic device, as it likes to call it - we've wanted to have a go. It's quite unlike anything we've seen or used before, so getting that first hands-on experience with HoloLens... >>

Microsoft HoloLens video shows amazing holographic future is near

Microsoft HoloLens video shows amazing holographic future is near

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If you didn't think Microsoft HoloLens would be on the top of your Christmas list soon, you will after seeing this new video.At the Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2015 the company showed off its holographic augmented reality HoloLens headset in... >>

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

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Although it was previously unveiled earlier this year, HoloLens' appearance at Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco revealed so much more about the headset. It also left us with the feeling that we have definitely seen something new,... >>