Latest AR & VR news

The Oculus Quest gets hand tracking this week, well ahead of schedule
The Oculus Quest gets hand tracking this week, well ahead of schedule By Max Freeman-Mills

Oculus has announced that the hand tracking feature that it promised for its Oculus Quest VR headset earlier this year at Oculus Connect 6 will launch... Read more

Pokémon Go developer and Qualcomm are working together on Augmented Reality tech
Pokémon Go developer and Qualcomm are working together on Augmented Reality tech By Adrian Willings

From Qualcomm's annual technology summit comes the news that the company is working with Niantic on both hardware and software for future AR glasses.... Read more

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Your next VR headset could be 5G connected and stream 8K video, thanks to Snapdragon XR2
Your next VR headset could be 5G connected and stream 8K video, thanks to Snapdragon XR2 By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has unveiled a new hardware platform to power extended reality devices - that's AR, VR or a mixture of both - called the Snapdragon XR2... Read more

5 reasons to buy the fantastic Royole Moon mobile theatre
5 reasons to buy the fantastic Royole Moon mobile theatre By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you want a personal viewing experience for your favourite movies and TV shows, then the Royole Moon is an interesting option.... Read more

Can VR help cows produce more milk? Russia hopes so
Can VR help cows produce more milk? Russia hopes so By Rik Henderson

Russian farmers are experimenting with virtual reality in the hope that it can help cows produce more milk.... Read more

VR isn't a priority for Xbox, according to Phil Spencer
VR isn't a priority for Xbox, according to Phil Spencer By Max Freeman-Mills

It's tempting to see VR as one of the next big technological battlefields in gaming, but Microsoft won't be overcommitting with its next Xbox, it would... Read more

Lenovo is planning a new AR headset to help you work on multiple screens at once
Lenovo is planning a new AR headset to help you work on multiple screens at once By Adrian Willings

At the Tech World 2019, Lenovo has unveiled a new concept for AR glasses that connect to a PC and let users see up to three displays at once.... Read more

Apple's AR/VR headset could launch in 2022, AR glasses in 2023
Apple's AR/VR headset could launch in 2022, AR glasses in 2023 By Maggie Tillman

Apple's augmented reality headset plans are coming into focus, thanks to a new report from The Information, which cited internal presentations direct from Apple’s headquarters in California.... Read more

Google might have killed Daydream, but it's making Cardboard open source
Google might have killed Daydream, but it's making Cardboard open source By Adrian Willings

Just last month Google announced that it was killing off its Daydream VR project. The news came in the midst of the company's annual "Made by Google"... Read more

Apple is rumoured to be partnering with Valve on its AR headset
Apple is rumoured to be partnering with Valve on its AR headset By Adrian Willings

News of Apple's augmented reality headset has been popping up for a while now. The latest rumour is that Apple is working with Valve on it.... Read more

Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Gaming / VR Device 2019 and how to vote
Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Gaming / VR Device 2019 and how to vote By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Gaming / VR Device 2019 and details on how to vote for your favourite.... Read more

Full 3D render of Samsung's AR headset pops up in patent application
Full 3D render of Samsung's AR headset pops up in patent application By Maggie Tillman

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about Apple preparing to launch its so-called Apple Glasses sometime early next year, so, of course, a newly discovered patent application shows Samsung has made an AR headset of its own. Galaxy Club first spotted the application, which is from February 2019. Details and a 3D render in the filings reveal the headset has two screens - one in each lens.... Read more

Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies
Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies By Stuart Miles

We've been taking a look back at films from the last few decades on the lookout for the best examples of how this technology is used in the movies.... Read more

Apple Glasses might pack holographic lenses to display games over your vision
Apple Glasses might pack holographic lenses to display games over your vision By Maggie Tillman

The iPhone debuted in 2007 and was followed by the iPad in 2010 and the Apple Watch in 2015. Now, Apple's next innovation might land in 2020.... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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