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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,... >>

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

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Nokia is planning to make a comeback with smartphones in 2016 and it's bringing virtual reality too.According to sources of Re/code, Nokia Technologies, which remains after Microsoft bought Nokia smartphones, has big plans. The sources say not only will... >>

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

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Google wants you to know it's investing in virtual reality compatibility.The company's Cardboard VR viewer, which launched last year, has inspired a whole range of budget VR viewers made out of affordable materials, and in an attempt to make them work... >>

BMW Mini Augmented Vision goggles are real, in-car heads-up display for your face

BMW Mini Augmented Vision goggles are real, in-car heads-up display for your face

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BMW Mini has announced its prototype Augmented Vision goggles which, at first glance, look and sound like a late April Fools' jokes – they're real.The BMW Mini Augmented Vision goggles will be shown off at the Auto Shanghai show intelligently connecting... >>

What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’?

What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’?

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As well as officially announced a new version of the HTC One M8, HTC has teased another product which is causing a lot of chin stroking as to what it might actually be.The company's chief marketing officer Idris Mootee posted three pictures on his Facebook... >>

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

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The recently-announced HTC Vive virtual-reality headset from HTC and Valve will launch this spring, but in order to get one of the earliest versions, you'll have to first apply.Unfortunately, only developers will be able to get their hands on the headset.... >>

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

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Google is making a TV show based on its hit augmented reality game.According to The Information, Google's Niantic Labs, which develops the Ingress science fiction-themed AR game, has partnered with Sean Daniel Company to turn Ingress into a television... >>

Spielberg to adapt Ready Player One gamer novel, may use Magic Leap tech for AR movie

Spielberg to adapt Ready Player One gamer novel, may use Magic Leap tech for AR movie

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Steven Spielberg is set to create a movie version of the gamer focused novel, Ready Player One.This will be the first movie Spielberg has made with Warner Bros Studios since 2001 when he created AI: Artificial Intelligence. The studio is known for trying... >>

Samsung Gear VR to get a full consumer launch on 27 March in the US

Samsung Gear VR to get a full consumer launch on 27 March in the US

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As promised, Samsung has finally started to kick off the full consumer launch of its Gear VR.Best Buy in the US will begin selling the Gear VR Innovator Edition for the first time on 27 March for $199. Innovator Edition demos have been available in about... >>

Google Glass is still alive and well, and Google is making sure you know

Google Glass is still alive and well, and Google is making sure you know

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Long live Google Glass!According to The Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has confirmed that Google didn't scrap the Google Glass wearable device because it's "too important". The company merely stopped selling the first... >>

Magic Leap shows off what you can do with its augmented reality tech while at work

Magic Leap shows off what you can do with its augmented reality tech while at work

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Magic Leap wants you to see what it's like to play with its virtual reality-like technology.Google-backed Magic Leap is a multimillion-dollar startup developing augmented reality platform that could one day rule our lives, but in the meantime, it's releasing... >>

Forget lusting after a cinema room at home, in the future you'll need a virtual reality room

Forget lusting after a cinema room at home, in the future you'll need a virtual reality room

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For the last 20 years we've been lusting after one thing, one thing that eludes us to this day.You see, since the mid-nineties and the introduction of the first affordable Dolby Pro Logic sound systems, we've always fancied the idea of a home cinema in... >>

The year of VR continues as Vuzix brings its IWear 720 to eyes and ears

The year of VR continues as Vuzix brings its IWear 720 to eyes and ears

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Virtual reality is well and truly becoming a reality for 2015 with numerous headsets unveiled, the latest being the Vuzix iWear 720.HTC unveiled its Vive headset at Mobile World Congress this week for a late 2015 release and Oculus announced plans to... >>

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

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If you’ve seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the big screen didn't feel immersive enough there's hope. Weta Digital, the special effects team behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, has created a VR experience for Oculus Rift.The... >>

Gear VR to get full consumer launch later this year with Note 5, hints Oculus' John Carmack

Gear VR to get full consumer launch later this year with Note 5, hints Oculus' John Carmack

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The next Gear VR is going to launch for consumers alongside the new Galaxy Note 5, or at least that's what we can assume by parsing together information revealed by John Carmack.Oculus' chief technology officer announced at the Game Developers Conference... >>

These invisibility glasses will stop machines recognising and tagging you

These invisibility glasses will stop machines recognising and tagging you

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Privacy is a big thing in 2015 so what better way to start than by showing off a pair of invisibility glasses at Mobile World Congress?Yes you read that right, invisibility glasses. No, not like Harry Potter's cloak. These are more for the intrepid machine... >>

This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve

This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve

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HTC used its Mobile World Congress keynote to announce a partnership with Valve, and launch a VR headset called HTC Vive.Before we talk about Vive, let's take a quick step back. HTC is known as a smartphone company and known best for its Android devices,... >>

SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like

SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like

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UPDATE: According to @SteamDB, Valve has uploaded the above outline image of its SteamVR headset "for use on the Steam Universe demo signup page". The image was commented out of the HTML of the demo sign-up page likely for later use, suggests the source.Valve... >>

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

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As you have no doubt heard, Mattel wants to re-launch its classic View-Master toy with a fresh injection of virtual reality, Google Cardboard style.This leverages the iconic red viewer from the late 50s that used disc-mounted photos, one for each eye,... >>

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

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It's official: virtual reality headsets are "in".Although every tech company was jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon last year, it appears the new hot item on trend is virtual reality headsets. Oculus VR was among the first in recent years to make such... >>

Google Glass might be dead but Sony is pressing forward with SmartEyeglass release

Google Glass might be dead but Sony is pressing forward with SmartEyeglass release

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While Google is seemingly cooling on the idea of releasing Google Glass as a full consumer product, Sony is pressing ahead with plans to get its augmented reality spectacles into the hands of developers and ultimately the public.Sony SmartEyeglass is... >>

Panasonic is working on a VR headset and even showed off a prototype already

Panasonic is working on a VR headset and even showed off a prototype already

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Panasonic is now getting into virtual reality.At a recent event in Japan, the Japan-based company unveiled a prototype of early VR goggles. Judging from pictures, the prototype looks easier to wear than Oculus VR's Oculus Rift but not as refined as Samsung's... >>

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

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It was hinted at last week but Mattel has now unveiled its virtual reality headset project it has developed in partnership with Google. Shown at the New York Toy Fair for the first time, the VR device is a welcome return for the View-Master, Mattel's... >>

Skoda uses augmented reailty to let you design and try on a new Fabia

Skoda uses augmented reailty to let you design and try on a new Fabia

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Skoda has turned to tech to promote the Skoda Fabia and it will get your geeky self salivating.Using augmented reality, Skoda has set up a promotional booth in Waterloo Station, taking over the largest advertising screen in Europe. You get to customise... >>

Forget Samsung’s Gear VR: LG’s VR for G3 will be free

Forget Samsung’s Gear VR: LG’s VR for G3 will be free

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LG has entered the smartphone-powered virtual reality space.The company is introducing VR for G3. It's like a plastic version of Google Cardboard. The headset features lenses and fits over the LG G3. It uses the lenses in conjunction with the G3's internals... >>

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

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Mattel and Google are working on something together.The two companies have sent invites to the press for an event scheduled for 13 February in New York City. The invite appears to display an illustration of a View-Master reel, a popular toy from the 1990s.... >>

You'll never guess what year we first wrote about Microsoft HoloLens...

You'll never guess what year we first wrote about Microsoft HoloLens...

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Remember when Microsoft pulled a surprise out the bag during its recent Windows 10 press event in the shape of the HoloLens? Well, it turns out it wasn't a surprise at all. Pocket-lint even covered it June 2012.A 52 page leaked document that hit the internet... >>