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Oculus Rift release date is ‘very close’ says CEO

Oculus Rift release date is ‘very close’ says CEO

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Oculus Rift is currently only available as a developer kit to those wishing to program using the virtual reality headset. But it looks like that's finally going to change.The Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe, told Bloomberg in an interview that the company is... >>

Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter

Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter

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The future of cinema could be a 360-degree viewing experience if Oculus Rift takes centre stage. The first film has been released that takes advantage of the Oculus hardware, it's called Banshee Chapter.Banshee Chapter itself was originally a horror... >>

We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too

We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too

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We popped along to the BFI IMAX in London's Waterloo today to try an Oculus Rift experience of the film Interstellar. You can do the same.For one day only the IMAX has an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience set up for anyone to try. The VR trip takes... >>

Archos jumps on board the VR bandwagon with a £25 headset of its own

Archos jumps on board the VR bandwagon with a £25 headset of its own

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Archos, the technology company that seems to diversify each time we hear from it has entered the virtual market with a devices a bit like Samsung's Gear VR.The Archos VR Glasses require a smartphone with a screen size of up to 6-inches to provide the... >>

Land's End is a new game from Monument Valley developer coming to Samsung Gear VR, watch trailer here

Land's End is a new game from Monument Valley developer coming to Samsung Gear VR, watch trailer here

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The studio behind Monument Valley is working on another game, but it'll launch for the Samsung Gear VR headset rather than Apple's iPad.British studio UsTwo released Monument Valley - a puzzle game in which the player leads a character called Princess... >>

Forget Oculus Rift, Microsoft’s RoomAlive turns your entire living room into a virtual playground

Forget Oculus Rift, Microsoft’s RoomAlive turns your entire living room into a virtual playground

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When Microsoft unveiled its original Illumiroom project at the beginning of 2013 the company was yet to unveil its Xbox One next generation console (still being dubbed Xbox 720 at the time). The concept, shown at CES in Las Vegas at the time, allowed... >>

Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype adds 360-degree tracking to the mix

Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype adds 360-degree tracking to the mix

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Oculus VR has unveiled a latest prototype model of its virtual reality headset and the company claims that it is a "big leap" for the technology.The Oculus Rift Crescent Bay model adds 360-degree tracking, which means the wearer and stand up, spin around... >>

Oculus who? AirVR straps an iPhone 6 Plus or iPad mini to your face

Oculus who? AirVR straps an iPhone 6 Plus or iPad mini to your face

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Move over Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, there's a new virtual reality kid in town and it's iPhone and iPad based.AirVR is a cheap virtual reality headset currently going through the Kickstarter funding phase that uses the Retina display on a latest... >>

Net-A-Porter now selling Made for Glass by Diane von Furstenberg, Google Glass gets sexy

Net-A-Porter now selling Made for Glass by Diane von Furstenberg, Google Glass gets sexy

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Net-A-Porter claims to be the first third-party retailer to stock Google Glass in the UK. The online fashion store now ranges a series of DVF Made for Glass specs in a variety of colours.Available from Net-A-Porter.com, the five different models in the... >>

Watch out Google, Sony's coming at'cha with its Smart EyeGlass AR specs (hands-on)

Watch out Google, Sony's coming at'cha with its Smart EyeGlass AR specs (hands-on)

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Although they have previously been teased in prototype form, Sony now seems to be much further ahead with its own rival Google Glass style augmented reality spectacles, and it was ready to demonstrate its Smart EyeGlass device at the IFA consumer electronics... >>

Samsung Gear VR headset announced at IFA 2014

Samsung Gear VR headset announced at IFA 2014

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Samsung has just announced it Gear VR headset at its Unpacked 2 event from IFA 2014. This is Samsung's version of the Oculus Rift headset or Sony's Morpheus headset.The Samsung VR is a virtual reality headset that allows users to slide in their Galaxy... >>

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function

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The Samsung Gear VR is not like other virtual reality headsets. Unlike Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus, the Gear VR doesn't come with any display built-in - instead you'll need to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to pop into the front of the headset for the immersive... >>

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

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Shell is one of a handful of companies to publicly display Oculus Rift content that has no connection to its gaming abilities. And it's the first time we've seen the headset itself adorned in branded colours.The Shell V-Power Oculus Rift experience is... >>

Here's Samsung VR headset in a leaked photo, could debut next month

Here's Samsung VR headset in a leaked photo, could debut next month

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Samsung is working on a virtual reality headset codenamed Project Moonlight, and that headset has just been revealed through a newly leaked image. The headset is expected to debut in September alongside the Galaxy Note 5, it's claimed.The Verge has published... >>

Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet now up for preorder, costs as much as Google Glass

Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet now up for preorder, costs as much as Google Glass

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The self-dubbed "world's smartest helmet" is now available for preorder, enabling you to ride in style, or more specifically, with with a heads-up display, rearview camera, and GPS navigation. All you have to do is fork over enough cash to buy a pair... >>

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2's display is actually an entire Galaxy Note 3 front panel

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2's display is actually an entire Galaxy Note 3 front panel

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It looks like the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard have a lot in common. Both use a smartphone screen as their display.While Cardboard technically uses any Android phone to power a virtual reality experience, the latest version of the Oculus Rift, called... >>

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

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Following on from the use of Microsoft's Kinect to help promote Iron Man 3, by letting you become Iron Man, Disney has turned to the new Kinect for Windows v2 to promote Planes 2: Fire & Rescue.Visiting a series of Odeon cinemas across the UK, the new... >>

Recon Jet AR glasses get update, including spare batteries for longer life

Recon Jet AR glasses get update, including spare batteries for longer life

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Recon has released an update statement for its Jet heads-up display glasses that are being hailed as "Google Glass for sports".Recon Jet is a set of sports glasses with the heads-up display interface that's already proved popular for use in snowboard... >>

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

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Oculus VR has reportedly been working on gesture controllers to go with its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.At the moment Oculus Rift, owned by Facebook, is still a developer tool. By making gesture controllers that experience will become even more... >>

Amazon working on contact lens displays? Hires Google Glass founder Babak Parvis

Amazon working on contact lens displays? Hires Google Glass founder Babak Parvis

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Just this week scientists announced the discovery of nano pixels which could mean displays built into contact lenses. And now Amazon has hired Babak Parvis who founded Google Glass.Parvis was involved in the early research stages of Google Glass back... >>

Control Google Glass with your mind

Control Google Glass with your mind

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Deciding that the finger swipes are a limiting factor to how people use Google Glass, one London-based design agency come up with an alternative; mind control.Called mindRDR, the app, combined with a Neurosky EEG biosensor allows you to take a picture... >>

Here's a first look at Samsung Gear VR headset, and it works a lot like Cardboard

Here's a first look at Samsung Gear VR headset, and it works a lot like Cardboard

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Samsung's upcoming virtual reality headset is an Oculus Rift-looking device that functions sort of like Google Cardboard, according to a newly leaked image.Reports claimed in May that Samsung was working on a virtual reality headset, and now more details... >>

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

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Oculus VR has started to ship its second generation development kit to 10,000 of the estimated 35,000 that pre-ordered one. The remaining batch with ship in August, it is believed, perhaps slipping into September, such is the demand.Interest in the... >>

Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

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Digital production company Tool has created an unlicensed but no less impressive tech demo for Oculus Rift based on the ever funny South Park cartoon series. It allows you to walk around the town of South Park and meet some of the townsfolk as a proof... >>

This Oculus Rift hack will make your brain explode. Probably.

This Oculus Rift hack will make your brain explode. Probably.

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Intrepid makers folk in Poland have created an Oculus Rift mod that will shift your perspective, literally.As an entry for the Intel Make It competition the clever creators mounted two GoPros on a tall antenna carried in a backpack connected to Oculus... >>

Next generation Oculus Rift DK2 with 1080p and positional tracking starts shipping

Next generation Oculus Rift DK2 with 1080p and positional tracking starts shipping

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The next level of Oculus Rift is finally arriving with full 1080p video quality and new levels of positional tracking. The Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 units are starting to ship this month.The Oculus Rift DK2, which was pre-ordered by 12,500 people in... >>

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

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When we played through a decent chunk of the forthcoming new Alien-licensed game from Sega, we already proclaimed it one of the scariest experiences we've had in gaming. But playing Alien: Isolation on an Xbox One in a darkened (overheated) room is like... >>

UK cinemas ban Google Glass, six days after release

UK cinemas ban Google Glass, six days after release

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Google Glass has only be available to buy in the UK for six days, and already cinemas have banned the smartglasses. Why? Piracy.So far the largest cinema chain to ban Glass is Vue while the Cinema Exhibitor's Association trade group has also banned them.... >>

Want Cardboard? Here’s how to make (or buy) Google’s DIY VR headset at home

Want Cardboard? Here’s how to make (or buy) Google’s DIY VR headset at home

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Clear off a space on your work desk. It's time to get all MacGyver with Google Cardboard.Google gave developers who attended I/O a cardboard do-it-yourself kit that turns into a virtual headset. The company said it wanted everyone to experience virtual... >>

Oculus Rift is about to get a lot prettier, and here’s why

Oculus Rift is about to get a lot prettier, and here’s why

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Oculus VR is in the middle of a Facebook acquisition, though that hasn't stopped the start-up from gobbling up other companies in an attempt to make the Oculus Rift prototype look a lot prettier in the long run.The Irvine-based company has announced it... >>

Framing the future: The styles, shapes and colours of Google Glass

Framing the future: The styles, shapes and colours of Google Glass

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Google Glass has arrived in the UK and there are a number of styles you can choose from, as well as a selection of colours including black, blue and orange.We popped down to the Glass launch event in London to see which one was our favourite and which... >>

Best Google Glassware: Here's the top 10 Glass apps to download first

Best Google Glassware: Here's the top 10 Glass apps to download first

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Google expanded its Explorer Programme to the UK today. That means Brits across the country are thinking about buying their very own headset, and they're likely searching for the best Glass apps to download once their fancy gadget arrives.Well, search... >>

Google Glass Explorer programme hits the UK, get Glass for £1,000

Google Glass Explorer programme hits the UK, get Glass for £1,000

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Google has announced that its Explorer Programme is now available in the UK. That means that developers and fans in the UK will have a chance to buy their very own Google Glass for £1,000.The only limitation on becoming a Glass Explorer, or Glasshole,... >>

Elite: Dangerous on Oculus Rift preview

Elite: Dangerous on Oculus Rift preview

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Having not played any of the Alpha phases of Elite: Dangerous, David Braben and his Frontier development studio's reimagination of his original BBC Micro space simulator, we jumped at the chance to check out the latest build of the PC game. And were even... >>

Oculus Rift VR films are coming, and the Pantopticam is going to shoot them

Oculus Rift VR films are coming, and the Pantopticam is going to shoot them

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Imagine watching a film where you can look anywhere in a full 360-degree sphere of vision. Theatre is as close as we get to that as we're expected to follow the action as it moves about the stage and sometimes the building. How that will work for a film is... >>

New Valve VR headset crops up in testing

New Valve VR headset crops up in testing

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Valve is working on a virtual reality headset in the wake of losing Oculus Rift to Facebook. VR gaming is still coming and it looks like the Oculus Rift style headset is on its way.The new Valve headset has appeared in photos on Reddit after the recent... >>

Samsung VR headset coming to tackle Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Morpheus

Samsung VR headset coming to tackle Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Morpheus

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Samsung is reportedly working on a virtual reality headset that aims to beat Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus to market. It also aims to undercut them in price.This news comes from sources of Engadget who claim developers are already... >>

How Oculus Rift could look when Facebook's consumer version is ready

How Oculus Rift could look when Facebook's consumer version is ready

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We've seen plenty of prototypes of the Oculus Rift, each of which looking large and cumbersome, albeit a little more rounded with each generation. However, there's still not a sniff of a consumer version and when it does arrive, will the Facebook-owned... >>

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

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Darpa has shown off a new heads-up display for soldiers that uses Oculus Rift-like tracking to fix virtual markers on the real world view.The display prototype, called Ultra-Vis, was shown off by Darpa at its Darpa Demo Days. It was described as a "holographic... >>

That's using your head: Google Glass Minuum Keyboard is movement controlled

That's using your head: Google Glass Minuum Keyboard is movement controlled

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Google Glass offers plenty of possibilities for augmented reality, but has also thrown up a problem: typing. Minuum Keyboard plans to jump from an Android app to fix that by letting Glass users type with their head movements.The app's co-founder Will... >>

Google Glass Explorer Edition fully goes on sale in the US for $1,500

Google Glass Explorer Edition fully goes on sale in the US for $1,500

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Following a limited one-day sale of Google Glass in April, Google has now completely opened the Explorer Program to all American consumers.Starting today, anyone in the US can buy an Explorer Edition of Google Glass. All you need is $1,500 and access... >>

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

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Burn energy drink and Lotus F1 Team have combined to create a documentary movie that looks at the future of Formula One motor-racing and attempts to predict how the sport will change by 2030.Human Ignition investigates the shift in technology over the... >>

Virgin Atlantic follows Google Glass trials with use of Apple iBeacon tech

Virgin Atlantic follows Google Glass trials with use of Apple iBeacon tech

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers flying from London Heathrow will be able to receive notifications and helpful communications sent straight to their iPhones through Apple's iBeacon technology.The airline, which trialled Google Glass with its Upper... >>

Google Glass components cost less than $80, Google charges $1500

Google Glass components cost less than $80, Google charges $1500

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Google Glass cost early adopters a whopping $1500 to buy new, but apparently only cost the mighty G $79.78 in components.According to teardown.com the most expensive part in Google Glass is its Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor and even that is just... >>

Want to try on Google Glass at no cost? Just call this phone number

Want to try on Google Glass at no cost? Just call this phone number

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Google has launched a try-on program of sorts for Google Glass, its optical head-mounted display that is expected to go on sale in 2014.Although Glass hasn't officially released to the public, Google expanded its Explorer Program earlier this week and... >>

Here's how to buy Google Glass during one-day US sale and why you should

Here's how to buy Google Glass during one-day US sale and why you should

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Google is letting the adult American public buy Google Glass for one-day only; today, 15 April.The company said it plans to open up "some spots" in the Glass Explorer Program, basically letting more US residents get their hands on the hot wearable gadget... >>

Google Glass to get Android KitKat update next week for better battery, gallery and more

Google Glass to get Android KitKat update next week for better battery, gallery and more

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Google has announced that Glass will be getting an Android KitKat update later this week. The major update announcement comes today as Glass goes on sale to the public for one day only. If you've got $1500 get over to Google for a chance to be a Glass... >>

New Sir David Attenborough nature series being made for Oculus Rift

New Sir David Attenborough nature series being made for Oculus Rift

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Atlantic Productions is to make a version of its next nature documentary for Oculus Rift. Conquest of the Skies is currently filming in Borneo and is the latest programme made for Sky 3D fronted by Sir David Attenborough.However, rather than just film... >>