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Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and which should you buy?
Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and which should you buy? By Adrian Willings

Find out all about Windows Mixed Reality, what it is, which headsets are available and why it matters.... Read more

HTC Vive wireless: How to upgrade your VR headset and ditch those cables
HTC Vive wireless: How to upgrade your VR headset and ditch those cables By Adrian Willings

There are now two different wireless adapters to help you experience wire-free VR gaming with ease. Find out how to set them up here.... Read more

Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells vs Arlo Audio Doorbell: What's the difference?
Best HTC Vive accessories: Upgrade and enhance your VR experiences with these gadgets
Best HTC Vive accessories: Upgrade and enhance your VR experiences with these gadgets By Adrian Willings

Think your HTC Vive couldn't possibly get any better? Let us open your eyes to a number of brilliant accessories to improve your VR even more.... Read more

What is VR? Virtual reality explained
What is VR? Virtual reality explained By Britta O'Boyle

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.... Read more

Best Oculus Rift games and experiences available
Best Oculus Rift games and experiences available By Adrian Willings

We've been playing with the Oculus Rift for a couple of years now and these are our favourite experiences to try. Click to see them.... Read more

Oculus Connect 5 (2018): All the announcements that matter
Oculus Connect 5 (2018): All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

The annual Oculus Connect developer conference has arrived. Here's a look at what was announced during the event's main keynote.... Read more

Oculus announces Oculus Quest, a new standalone VR headset
Oculus announces Oculus Quest, a new standalone VR headset By Maggie Tillman

Oculus has announced a new headset: the Oculus Quest. It's a $399 standalone virtual reality headset launching in spring 2019.... Read more

Alaska Airlines is offering first-class flyers VR movies in the US
Alaska Airlines is offering first-class flyers VR movies in the US By Maggie Tillman

Alaska Airlines announced it will now carry the SkyLight's Allosky VR headset, on its Seattle-Boston and Boston-San Diego routes.... Read more

Oculus Rift review: Affordable entry into high-end VR
4.0 stars Oculus Rift review: Affordable entry into high-end VR By Adrian Willings

The Oculus Rift is a brilliantly affordable virtual reality headset that delivers impressive results at a great price. Click to see what we thought.... Read more

Apple’s latest acquisition points to future augmented reality smart glasses
Apple’s latest acquisition points to future augmented reality smart glasses By Andrew Williams

Apple has bought Akonia Holographics, a company that specialises in the kind of “waveguide” displays used in augmented reality glasses.Big companies... Read more

Acer OJO 500 Mixed Reality headset has detachable design, is easier to clean than most VR devices
Acer OJO 500 Mixed Reality headset has detachable design, is easier to clean than most VR devices By Rik Henderson

Acer has announced a Windows Mixed Reality headset with a detachable design - the first virtual reality headset to do so, it claims.The Acer OJO 500 can... Read more

Own a Note 9? Here's how to get a free Gear VR adapter from Samsung
Own a Note 9? Here's how to get a free Gear VR adapter from Samsung By Maggie Tillman

If you own both the Galaxy Note 9 and Gear VR with Controller (model SM-R325), you can get a free USB Type-C adapter directly from Samsung.... Read more

Skyworld VR review: Turn-based strategy fun in virtual reality
4.0 stars Skyworld VR review: Turn-based strategy fun in virtual reality By Adrian Willings

Skyworld is a turn-based strategy game built for virtual reality that's a refreshing change from the VR usual games. Click to see what we thought.... Read more

Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head
Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head By Rik Henderson

If you're considering virtual reality, then chances are you've already heard of both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But what are the main differences?... Read more

You can finally buy the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset
You can finally buy the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset By Maggie Tillman

It is shipping now in "select areas” in the US for $2,295. It's described as a product for consumers.... Read more

VR hasn't taken off as we'd hoped but give it time, says Rebellion's Jason Kingsley
VR hasn't taken off as we'd hoped but give it time, says Rebellion's Jason Kingsley By Rik Henderson

Virtual reality is an area of gaming that is growing slowly, but has not taken off as some predicted.Analysts and gaming experts claimed that VR would... Read more

Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Price, specifications and everything you need to know
Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Price, specifications and everything you need to know By Adrian Willings

Oculus has launched a new wire-free, standalone virtual reality headset in the form of the Oculus Go.... Read more

Oculus Go now available in UK and European stores, standalone mobile VR for £199
Oculus Go now available in UK and European stores, standalone mobile VR for £199 By Rik Henderson

Oculus has made its standalone mobile virtual reality headset available in stores in the UK, Canada and Europe.... Read more

Xbox shelves Xbox One X VR and Mixed Reality plans
Xbox shelves Xbox One X VR and Mixed Reality plans By Rik Henderson

Xbox will not be bringing VR or Mixed Reality support to Xbox One X, even though it previously outlined plans for "Project Scorpio" to be VR ready.... Read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip
Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft's so-called HoloLens 2 headset will launch by this end of this year or in early 2018.... Read more

You can watch the World Cup from your own private VR box
You can watch the World Cup from your own private VR box By Rik Henderson

The BBC's World Cup VR app is now live on Android, iOS and Gear VR and will be available on PlayStation VR later today, in time for the first World Cup... Read more

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset?
3.5 stars Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset? By Adrian Willings

Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is Microsoft's route into virtual reality (VR) experiences for Windows, without the need for an ultra-fast and expensive PC... Read more

Formula E 'ghost racing' app will let you race against drivers in real time
Formula E 'ghost racing' app will let you race against drivers in real time By Maggie Tillman

Those of you who are fans of Formula E will soon be able to compete against your favourite drivers.You'll be able to do this in real-time via your mobile... Read more

The Solus Project review: A space survival VR adventure that'll sends chills down your spine
4.0 stars The Solus Project review: A space survival VR adventure that'll sends chills down your spine By Adrian Willings

Many of us dream of going to space, blasting off through the atmosphere in a spacecraft destined for other worlds. Though that might not be a possibility... Read more

Lego Apple ARKit 2 demo showcases next phase of AR interaction, we have a play
Lego Apple ARKit 2 demo showcases next phase of AR interaction, we have a play By Rik Henderson

Lego was invited on stage during Apple's WWDC keynote to show how ARKit 2 can improve augmented reality experiences when iOS 12 launches later this year.The... Read more

Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness
4.5 stars Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness By Adrian Willings

Set in the barren landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America, don't let Arizona Sunshine's title confound: this is a VR zombie shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus... Read more

Qualcomm XR1 is a dedicated chip for low-cost AR/VR
Qualcomm XR1 is a dedicated chip for low-cost AR/VR By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has announced a brand new processor dedicated to being used in AR & VR headsets. Called the XR1, the chip has been designed to make it easier... Read more

BBC Earth: Life in VR launches alongside Lenovo Mirage Solo, explore the natural world first hand
BBC Earth: Life in VR launches alongside Lenovo Mirage Solo, explore the natural world first hand By Rik Henderson

The BBC has announced its virtual reality application, BBC Earth: Life in VR, is launching alongside the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset. Lenovo Mirage Solo... Read more

Skyrim VR review: Better in virtual reality?
4.0 stars Skyrim VR review: Better in virtual reality? By Adrian Willings

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally released way back in the hazy days of 2011. Since then it's seen a few different iterations including a re-released... Read more

You can now buy Lenovo's Mirage Solo VR headset and VR camera
You can now buy Lenovo's Mirage Solo VR headset and VR camera By Elyse Betters

Lenovo's Mirage Solo is now available to buy from Lenovo.com.The device, billed as the first standalone Daydream VR headset that doesn't require a smartphone... Read more

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world By Adrian Willings

We've dabbled in VR many times before, even as far back as the beginning of the 90s with W Industries' Virtuality system. More recent years have given... Read more

Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more
Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more By Stuart Miles

We aren't sure about you, but we've always wondered what it would be like to have a proper Lightsaber duel. Or maybe play a game of Holochess.Thanks to... Read more

Killing Floor Incursion review: A zombie-slaying VR adventure
4.5 stars Killing Floor Incursion review: A zombie-slaying VR adventure By Adrian Willings

Zombie games lend themselves well to virtual reality. Having flesh-eating monsters gnawing at your heels is far more believable than it is on a disconnected... Read more

Oculus 'Half Dome' prototype headset offers wider FOV in the same compact package
Oculus 'Half Dome' prototype headset offers wider FOV in the same compact package By Max Langridge

Following a day talking about a new dating service and the launch of the Oculus Go standalone headset, Oculus took to the stage once again at Facebook's... Read more

Google releases its first VR Doodle to celebrate French illusionist George Méliès
Google releases its first VR Doodle to celebrate French illusionist George Méliès By Max Langridge

If you head to the Google homepage today, Thursday 3 May, you will see a new Google Doodle. However, today's is the first to compatible with VR headsets,... Read more

The best VR headsets to buy 2018
The best VR headsets to buy 2018 By Chris Hall

Our definitive list of the best virtual reality headsets available to buy. All the best headsets from mobile VR devices to fully-fledged high-end headsets.... Read more

Oculus Go review: Affordable VR for the masses
4.0 stars Oculus Go review: Affordable VR for the masses By Adrian Willings

Oculus has been promising standalone virtual reality for some time. No wires. No separate computer.Now that promise is a reality, with Oculus Go. The best... Read more

Oculus Go vs Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift: What's the difference?
Oculus Go vs Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

There are now a few different choices for those looking to get into virtual reality with a number of different VR headsets available at varying prices.... Read more

Apple's standalone headset with AR and VR support might launch in 2020
Apple's standalone headset with AR and VR support might launch in 2020 By Elyse Betters

Apple is rumoured to be making a headset of some sort, and now, there's a new a report with details about it.According to CNET, the headset is a standalone... Read more

Samsung's AR Emoji might be used for video chatting in the future
Samsung's AR Emoji might be used for video chatting in the future By Elyse Betters

It looks like Samsung had bigger plans for AR Emoji.The company recently launched AR Emoji with its latest devices. Initially, everyone figured Samsung... Read more

New software turns your HTC Vive Pro into an AR headset
New software turns your HTC Vive Pro into an AR headset By Rik Henderson

HTC has released an early access build of a new SDK that enables developers to unlock and utilise the HTC Vive Pro's front cameras. That means they can... Read more

HTC's full Vive Pro Starter Kit launches for £1,048
HTC's full Vive Pro Starter Kit launches for £1,048 By Elyse Betters

Attention VR gamers: Now's the time to buy an HTC Vive Pro, because you can get it in a bundle that includes everything but the PC needed.HTC has announced... Read more

Firefox Reality unveiled: Mozilla made a browser for AR and VR
Firefox Reality unveiled: Mozilla made a browser for AR and VR By Elyse Betters

Mozilla has announced a new version of its Firefox browser.This version is unique because it's designed for standalone virtual reality headsets and augmented... Read more

HTC Vive Pro review: The best VR experience, bar none... if you can afford one
4.5 stars HTC Vive Pro review: The best VR experience, bar none... if you can afford one By Adrian Willings

The HTC Vive is considered by many to be the leading virtual reality device on the market. And from 5 April 2018 things get even more exciting, as there's... Read more

HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues
HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues By Adrian Willings

The pinnacle of virtual reality gaming now comes in the form of the HTC Vive Pro. This is an incredibly powerful VR headset and a step up from the original... Read more

HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive: What's the difference?
HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

A comparison of the HTC Vive Pro and HTC Vive VR headsets. Discover everything you need to know about the differences in specs, features and more.... Read more

How to upgrade your HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses
How to upgrade your HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses By Adrian Willings

If you're a spectacles wearer then you know the frustrations that come with trying to wear 3D glasses over your prescription pair. The same issue exists... Read more

Knockout League review: Arcade-style VR boxing is a smash hit
4.5 stars Knockout League review: Arcade-style VR boxing is a smash hit By Adrian Willings

Virtual reality games naturally lend themselves to experiences that require you to move around in a virtual space. Knockout League goes even further:... Read more

The Invisible Hours review: A voyeuristic VR delight
5.0 stars The Invisible Hours review: A voyeuristic VR delight By Adrian Willings

Imagine what life would be like if you could watch a movie from any angle you wanted. If you could follow every character at any point and stick with them... Read more

Major Pokemon Go update adds daily tasks, story mission, and Mew
Major Pokemon Go update adds daily tasks, story mission, and Mew By Elyse Betters

Niantic will soon give Pokemon Go more of a story.The company has announced the next major update to the location-based AR game. In a blog post, it explained... Read more

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