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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... >>

Google to let any US resident buy Google Glass on 15 April, but says spots are limited (updated)

Google to let any US resident buy Google Glass on 15 April, but says spots are limited (updated)

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Update: Any US resident will soon have the opportunity to buy Google Glass. But they'll have a limited time to do so.Google has announced that it'll expand its Glass Explorer Program on 15 April, when it'll let any adult-aged US resident purchase Glass... >>

Google Glass to be used by 'Batman' department of the US Air Force?

Google Glass to be used by 'Batman' department of the US Air Force?

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A special department of the US Air Force called, get this, "Batman" wants to use Google Glass on its staff.The "Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)knowledge" (Batman) department is in charge of research and development and is made up of both military... >>

Google Glass Solo looks to cure 'glasshole' woes

Google Glass Solo looks to cure 'glasshole' woes

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Making its debut for the debonair gentleman is the Google Glass Solo, looking to take Glass to the next level.The new Glass monocle addresses a problem that Google is calling "the curious case of the covert overt", where those openly wearing Glass are... >>

Upset by Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition? Never fear, True Player Gear is here

Upset by Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition? Never fear, True Player Gear is here

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Oculus Rift might have an altered future now that Facebook is in charge, but gamers need not fear. True Player Gear promises to be a replacement that offers all the awesomeness of the Rift and much more.The six year old, five employee startup from Montreal... >>

Augmented reality changing room lets you try on clothes without stripping off

Augmented reality changing room lets you try on clothes without stripping off

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If clothes shopping is as hated a task for you as it is for us, the augmented reality changing room will be a welcome innovation.We got to try out a sample model at the Flux Innovation Lounge in east London organised by Engage Productions. The device,... >>

Oculus Rift goes swimming with sharks, and we don't just mean Facebook

Oculus Rift goes swimming with sharks, and we don't just mean Facebook

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Oculus Rift may have been bought by Facebook, making its future unclear, but that hasn't stopped new experiences being created with and for the virtual reality headset. One of which was on display at the Flux Innovation Lounge organised by Engage Productions... >>

Minecraft creator says it's no longer coming to Oculus VR, because he's creeped out by Facebook

Minecraft creator says it's no longer coming to Oculus VR, because he's creeped out by Facebook

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A version of Minecraft could have been coming to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but after Facebook has acquired Oculus, that's no longer the case. "We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus," Markus Persson,... >>

Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to make 'platform for many other experiences'

Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to make 'platform for many other experiences'

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Facebook has purchased virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, the creator of the Oculus Rift headset that has been leading the VR space. Facebook plans to extend Oculus' existing position in gaming to new verticals, including communications,... >>

Philips Google Glass concept for doctors delivers  vital stats as they operate

Philips Google Glass concept for doctors delivers vital stats as they operate

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Philips has shown off a Google Glass concept designed for doctors that would allow them to see patients vital statistics when in surgery without looking away from what they are doing.While the idea of wearing the new wearable might not be accepted on... >>

Maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley partners with Google to make Google Glass eyewear

Maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley partners with Google to make Google Glass eyewear

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Luxottica Group, owner of the Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglass brands, has signed an agreement with Google to make web-connected eyewear similar to Google Glass. It marks a major milestone for the Google Glass program, which until now, has been locked to... >>

Google: 'Glass not just for geeks' (aside: it is)

Google: 'Glass not just for geeks' (aside: it is)

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Google has felt the need to debunk 10 myths it believes are mistakenly associated with Google Glass.Posted on its official Google Glass Google+ page, the company explains that there are several things thought and written about the technology that just... >>

PS4 gets virtual reality headset to beat Oculus Rift, behold Project Morpheus

PS4 gets virtual reality headset to beat Oculus Rift, behold Project Morpheus

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Sony has announced a virtual reality headset for the PS4 called Project Morpheus, during the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday.It's a blue light, 1080p screen, 90-degree field of view, and full 360 degree turning, headset that sits on top of your... >>

Optinvent Ora smartglasses put Android on your face for €699

Optinvent Ora smartglasses put Android on your face for €699

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The Optinvent Ora smartglasses offer a full Android 4.2 platform that you can wear and are now available for pre-order at €699, shipping in May.Optinvent's glasses are independent, so rather than being a slave to another device, can be entirely autonomous.... >>

Rescape AR iPhone game system takes your environment and turns it into Call of Duty

Rescape AR iPhone game system takes your environment and turns it into Call of Duty

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Swedish developer 13th Lab has created an iPhone game platform that uses a player's surroundings as the backdrop for fully immersive first-person shooters, even turning fellow combatants into in-game soldiers or enemies.Rescape is made up of an hardware... >>

Sony reportedly set to reveal Oculus Rift-like VR headset next week

Sony reportedly set to reveal Oculus Rift-like VR headset next week

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Sony plans to take the wraps off a virtual reality headset, similar to the Oculus Rift, at the Game Developers Conference next week, according to Edge Online.Several third party developers already have the VR headset for testing, and call it far superior... >>

Take the VR Ride to Space thanks to Oculus Rift

Take the VR Ride to Space thanks to Oculus Rift

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An ambitious project from the University of Surrey aims to virtually send people to space using Oculus Rift and a space-worthy balloon.The project is now on Kickstarter where £40 will secure you a "ride" to space. The plan is to send up a weather balloon... >>

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

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When asked if you want to train with the England rugby team the second thought, after will I survive, is how? A few years of schoolboy rugby surely aren't enough to stand up to the nation's most finely tuned athletes? Before thinking too deeply and missing... >>

Samsung 'Galaxy Glass' wants to turn your hands into an augmented reality keyboard

Samsung 'Galaxy Glass' wants to turn your hands into an augmented reality keyboard

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Samsung appears to be working on an augmented reality keyboard that virtually projects letters on to a user's fingers for typing. This not only reveals a new input method but also adds weight to the rumour Sammy is working on a set of "Galaxy Glass" smart... >>

Oakley smart glasses are coming with Google Glass in their sights

Oakley smart glasses are coming with Google Glass in their sights

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Oakley has just announced that - in its words - it's going to "open the blast doors to the future". In plain English that means it's going to get more heavily involved with smart glasses to take on the competition from the likes of Google Glass and Vuzix... >>

Fujitsu Intelligent Glove uses augmented reality for working with complex machines

Fujitsu Intelligent Glove uses augmented reality for working with complex machines

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Fujitsu has demonstrated a prototype of its Intelligent Glove augmented reality system at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The technology uses a pair of glasses with a camera and screen built in. This nose-heavy lump was connected to a smartphone which... >>

Icis by Larforge is everything Google Glass wants to be

Icis by Larforge is everything Google Glass wants to be

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If we're honest the biggest issue with smart glasses is the look. Where Google Glass makes you look like one of Star Trek's Borg, with Icis Laforge aims to make you look like a magazine model.It might not seem a big deal but style will affect a lot of... >>

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

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BAE Systems has announced that the Q-Warrior helmet mounted display system is "exceeding expectations" during real-time field testing in the UK.The system is specially designed for soldiers who need distinctive capabilities, such as identifying hostile... >>

Wearables etiquette: Google doesn't want you to be a 'Glasshole'

Wearables etiquette: Google doesn't want you to be a 'Glasshole'

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Google is encouraging those a part of its Explorer program, the first people to experience Google Glass, to shy away from being a "Glasshole" when using the wearable.The Mountain View-based company posted a lengthy guide to its Explorer community website on... >>

PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls

PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls

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The tagline for the PrioVR gaming suit, which is smashing its Kickstarter goal, is Suit up. Game on. This really effectively captures the simplicity of the suit that should making gaming controls more natural than anything before.The PrioVR Pro suit,... >>

Be a genuine superhero with Morphsuits' AR enhanced Marvel costumes

Be a genuine superhero with Morphsuits' AR enhanced Marvel costumes

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Morphsuits has partnered with Marvel Comics to launch a range of its spandex adult costumes designed around five of the most iconic superheroes around. And what's more, they are all Zappar app-enabled so have heroic augmented reality elements added when... >>

Elder Scrolls Online gets the Oculus Rift treatment

Elder Scrolls Online gets the Oculus Rift treatment

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Elder Scrolls Online, recently previewed by Pocket-lint, has been released in closed beta and has already been given Oculus Rift support.Developer Chris Gallizzi was able to write the Oculus Rift support and even uploaded a demo video to YouTube of the... >>