Latest AR & VR news

Apple Glasses: What's the story so far on Apple's AR headset?
Apple Glasses: What's the story so far on Apple's AR headset? By Maggie Tillman

Updated For at least a decade, Apple has been working on augmented reality and virtual reality technologies.We know this thanks to statements from the company,... Read more

Google ARCore: Android's augmented reality tech explained
Google ARCore: Android's augmented reality tech explained By Maggie Tillman

ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality tech.... Read more

First look: Microsoft Surface Neo and Surface Duo - what to expect from the dual-screen tablets
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

Updated This is our guide on setting up the HTC Vive Pro with tips on how to handle any issues you might have along the way.... Read more

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set up your new VR headset and solve any issues
HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set up your new VR headset and solve any issues By Rik Henderson

Updated Of all the virtual reality headsets to come out over the last few years, the HTC Vive has been the one talked about most fondly. It might have been semi-replaced... Read more

Google Daydream VR is dead, kaput, it has ceased to be
Google Daydream VR is dead, kaput, it has ceased to be By Rik Henderson

Google is winding down its Daydream VR project after a two-year run, with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones not supporting the platform.... Read more

Apple may be working with other brands on its augmented reality headset according to analyst
Apple may be working with other brands on its augmented reality headset according to analyst By Adrian Willings

Expert industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has apparently reported that Apple may be working with third-party brands on its upcoming AR devices.... Read more

Best augmented reality tricks and apps to try right now
Best augmented reality tricks and apps to try right now By Adrian Willings

Augmented reality is all very well on paper but, if you really want to know what it's about, the best thing to do is see it with your own eyes.... Read more

Microsoft planning a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality
Microsoft planning a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality By Adrian Willings

A new patent filing seems to imply that Microsoft is considering a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality with interesting implications.... Read more

Oculus is adding hand tracking to the Oculus Quest sometime in 2020
Oculus is adding hand tracking to the Oculus Quest sometime in 2020 By Adrian Willings

Fresh out of the recent Oculus Connect event comes the news that Oculus is planning on adding hand-tracking capabilities to the Oculus Quest in 2020.... Read more

Facebook Horizon is Oculus' new VR universe launching next year in beta
Facebook Horizon is Oculus' new VR universe launching next year in beta By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is making a new virtual reality sandbox universe, with an effort called Facebook Horizons, exclusively for Oculus headsets.... Read more

Oculus Connect 2019: Everything Oculus announced at its event
Oculus Connect 2019: Everything Oculus announced at its event 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

Augmented reality isn't about replacing virtual reality
Augmented reality isn't about replacing virtual reality By Stuart Miles

A leading figure in AR, Caspar Thykier, believes that the tech will happily sit alongside virtual reality in the future rather than replace it.... Read more

Facebook might launch AR glasses with maker of Ray-Ban by 2023
Facebook might launch AR glasses with maker of Ray-Ban by 2023 By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is reportedly developing a pair of augmented reality glasses, and by the sounds of it, they'll be very high-tech and stylish.... Read more

HTC Vive Cosmos is now available to pre-order with specs officially confirmed
HTC Vive Cosmos is now available to pre-order with specs officially confirmed By Adrian Willings

HTC has today announced the pricing, official specs and pre-order availability of the new HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset.... Read more

More hints of Apple augmented reality glasses discovered in iOS 13 code
More hints of Apple augmented reality glasses discovered in iOS 13 code By Adrian Willings

We've seen plenty of rumours suggesting Apple is working on its own augmented reality glasses. Now some new hints have been discovered in iOS13 code.... Read more

Apple [AR]T Walk tours add augmented reality wonders to the streets
Apple [AR]T Walk tours add augmented reality wonders to the streets By Stuart Miles

Apple's AR[T] walk sessions include interactive AR graphics by a range of contemporary artists to see along the way.... Read more

What is Magic Leap One and why might it kill all screens?
What is Magic Leap One and why might it kill all screens? By Cam Bunton

Magic Leap is the future of augmented reality. It is everything Minority Report style controllers envisaged and more. It is the death of the screen.... Read more

Flying to NYC via British Airways? Then ask for a VR headset to watch movies
Flying to NYC via British Airways? Then ask for a VR headset to watch movies By Maggie Tillman

VR was all the rage a few years ago, and while the fuss around it has died down, some companies are still testing out enterprise uses cases.... Read more

What is the difference between VR and AR?
What is the difference between VR and AR? By Maggie Tillman

We've put together a guide on the differences between virtual reality and augmented reality to let you know what it's all about.... Read more

HTC Vive Focus Plus will soon stream content over Wi-Fi
HTC Vive Focus Plus will soon stream content over Wi-Fi By Adrian Willings

HTC has revealed that at the end of this year, the HTC Vive Focus Plus will get a new feature known as Viveport Streaming.... Read more

BBC partners with Magic Leap to bring Micro Kingdoms to life
BBC partners with Magic Leap to bring Micro Kingdoms to life By Chris Hall

Working with developers from Preloaded, the BBC is bringing Micro Kingdoms to Magic Leap... Read more

Now you can watch Amazon Prime Video in VR on Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and Gear VR
Now you can watch Amazon Prime Video in VR on Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and Gear VR By Adrian Willings

Amazon Prime members in the US and the UK can now don their favourite portable VR headsets to watch Amazon Prime Video on their own personal screen.... Read more

New patents for Apple mixed reality headset have surfaced
New patents for Apple mixed reality headset have surfaced By Adrian Willings

We've seen numerous reports over the last few years about an Apple mixed reality headset. Now new patents show plans to track your facial expressions.... Read more

Vivo hopes augmented reality will get a second chance in the 5G era, unveils Vivo AR Glass headset
Vivo hopes augmented reality will get a second chance in the 5G era, unveils Vivo AR Glass headset By Rik Henderson

Chinese firm Vivo seems to be confident that consumer augmented reality will take off for real this time, mainly thanks to 5G.... Read more

Oculus Connect 6 confirmed for September, Respawn's first VR game to be unveiled
Oculus Connect 6 confirmed for September, Respawn's first VR game to be unveiled By Rik Henderson

Oculus has announced the date for its next gathering for developers, content creators and the rest of the virtual reality community.... Read more

Up close with the latest HTC Vive Focus Plus and Pro Eye demos
Up close with the latest HTC Vive Focus Plus and Pro Eye demos By Dan Grabham

We got up close with the latest demos for the Vive Focus Plus and Pro Eye headsets – the latter of which we first saw at CES 2019 back in January.... Read more

Apple ARKit explained: Everything you need to know about Apple's augmented reality platform
Apple ARKit explained: Everything you need to know about Apple's augmented reality platform By Maggie Tillman

ARKit enables developers to create AR apps - here's what it can do.... Read more

Google search results now include augmented reality creatures
Google search results now include augmented reality creatures By Adrian Willings

Google is taking steps to make search results on your phone more exciting. One of these moves includes adding AR animals to search results.... Read more

Go Beyond the Wall in VR with new GoT game on Viveport Infinity
Go Beyond the Wall in VR with new GoT game on Viveport Infinity By Maggie Tillman

Those of you craving more Game of Thrones, especially now that it's ended, will be happy to learn about a new VR game based on the show.... Read more

Google launches a new Google Glass 2 AR headset that costs $999
Google launches a new Google Glass 2 AR headset that costs $999 By Maggie Tillman

Google may never have achieved commercial success with its Google Glass headset, but it is finding room for growth in the enterprise sector.... Read more

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR game pits you against the Daleks
Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR game pits you against the Daleks By Rik Henderson

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time will be available this September for PSVR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and the upcoming Vive Cosmos.... 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

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 developer edition to cost $3,500 when it launches this year
Microsoft's HoloLens 2 developer edition to cost $3,500 when it launches this year By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft plans to launch a developer edition of the HoloLens 2 headset. It's priced at $3,500 in the US.... Read more

Valve Index VR headset: Everything you need to know
Valve Index VR headset: Everything you need to know By Adrian Willings

Everything you need to know about Valve's monster VR headset including all the specs, pricing and why you might like to consider buying one.... Read more

Valve officially reveals new high-end VR headset
Valve officially reveals new high-end VR headset By Adrian Willings

Valve has officially revealed a new VR headset that was leaked last year and has now be unveiled as the real thing.... Read more

Incredible new PSVR games announced including Iron Man, No Man's Sky and more
Incredible new PSVR games announced including Iron Man, No Man's Sky and more By Adrian Willings

Sony announced a load of new games coming to the PSVR headset during its State of Play event. See all the trailers here.... Read more

Oculus announces second-gen Oculus Rift S headset, will arrive this spring for $399
Oculus announces second-gen Oculus Rift S headset, will arrive this spring for $399 By Maggie Tillman

The new improvements affect optics, performance, and comfort. For instance, the new headset has a 2560 x 1440 resolution with OLED displays.... Read more

HP Reverb is a comfier, high-res Windows VR headset for $599
HP Reverb is a comfier, high-res Windows VR headset for $599 By Maggie Tillman

HP has said the new Reverb headset will go on sale in April and be sold in two different versions: A consumer model for $599 and a Pro for $649.... Read more

HTC made a lip-tracking module for the Vive Pro VR headset
HTC made a lip-tracking module for the Vive Pro VR headset By Maggie Tillman

HTC is at GDC 2019 announcing a lip-tracking module for the HTC Vive Pro virtual reality headset.... Read more

Oculus teases some new announcements ahead of GDC
Oculus teases some new announcements ahead of GDC By Adrian Willings

We already know the Oculus Quest is coming soon, but Oculus is also teasing some other things that will be announced at GDC.... Read more

Apple AR glasses could go on sale in 2020
Apple AR glasses could go on sale in 2020 By Rik Henderson

Apple could start full production on its own augmented reality spectacles or headset later this year.... Read more

Google Glass returns, new Enterprise 2 model with USB-C appears online
Google Glass returns, new Enterprise 2 model with USB-C appears online By Maggie Tillman

If you work in a factory and use Google Glass there, you might be happy to learn a new and improved headset could be coming your way.... Read more

Microsoft plans to bring your phone into Mixed Reality
Microsoft plans to bring your phone into Mixed Reality By Adrian Willings

A new patent has revealed Microsoft's future plans to integrate your smartphone into the Mixed Reality experience.... Read more

Microsoft: HoloLens will be a consumer device, one day
Microsoft: HoloLens will be a consumer device, one day By Stuart Miles

Microsoft's Greg Sullivan, has told Pocket-lint that the company hopes the new HoloLens 2 will be great for consumers one day... Read more

This is how Apple imagines its AR glasses would work while you're on the go
This is how Apple imagines its AR glasses would work while you're on the go By Maggie Tillman

Apple is reportedly developing an augmented reality headset, and new evidence of such a device has just surfaced online.... Read more

Qualcomm throwing its might behind XR headsets, looking to enable other-worldly 5G experiences via smartphones
Qualcomm throwing its might behind XR headsets, looking to enable other-worldly 5G experiences via smartphones By Chris Hall

One of the things that 5G will deliver is faster and more seamless connections, providing the opportunity to enable latency and lag-free gaming, as well... Read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 features, news and release date: Everything you need to know
Microsoft HoloLens 2 features, news and release date: Everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

The first HoloLens headset ushered in the concept of mixed reality. The second-generation is here... Read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 available for pre-order: Lighter, higher-resolution and $3.5K
Microsoft HoloLens 2 available for pre-order: Lighter, higher-resolution and $3.5K By Stuart Miles

Microsoft has announced a new version of its augmented reality headset during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.... Read more

10 best ARKit apps: Our pick of iOS augmented reality apps
10 best ARKit apps: Our pick of iOS augmented reality apps By Maggie Tillman

Apple has its own an augmented reality (AR) platform. Known as ARKit, there are a bunch of ARKit-enabled apps you can use on your iOS device.While virtual... Read more

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 headset ahead of 24 February launch
Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 headset ahead of 24 February launch By Maggie Tillman

We know when the next-generation HoloLens headset, the HoloLens 2, will be unveiled by Microsoft.... Read more

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