Latest AR & VR news

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

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

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs, and everything you need to know
HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs, and everything you need to know By Elyse Betters

HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC Vive Focus. It's a standalone headset that runs on HTC's own VR platform, the also brand... Read more

HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset will launch worldwide in 2018
HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset will launch worldwide in 2018 By Elyse Betters

HTC's standalone virtual reality headset will arrive by the end of the year, the company has announced.The HTC Vive Focus technically had a limited launch... Read more

Oculus Go standalone VR headset expected to launch at F8 in May
Oculus Go standalone VR headset expected to launch at F8 in May By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus might launch its standalone virtual realty headset this spring, a new report has claimed.The company is planning to launch Oculus... Read more

Lenovo will launch its Mirage Solo VR headset in May after Google I/O
Lenovo will launch its Mirage Solo VR headset in May after Google I/O By Elyse Betters

Lenovo's Mirage Solo will launch in May for under $400.The device, billed as the first standalone Daydream VR headset that doesn't require a smartphone... Read more

Google and LG are developing a high-res, 120Hz VR display
Google and LG are developing a high-res, 120Hz VR display By Max Langridge

Google will unveil a new 4.3-inch, 18-megapixel VR headset screen at Display Week 2018. The screen will have a wide field-of-view, use OLED display technology... Read more

Motorola's next Moto Mod is a VR headset, leaked image reveals
Motorola's next Moto Mod is a VR headset, leaked image reveals By Elyse Betters

Lenovo-owned Motorola is developing a new mod - and it's designed to make its Moto Z line more immersive.The company offers a line of Moto Mod accessories... Read more

Bose shows off AR glasses designed to augment your world with sound
Bose shows off AR glasses designed to augment your world with sound By Elyse Betters

Bose is getting into the augmented reality business -- but with a focus on audio, rather than visual.The audio company announced at SXSW that it’s working... Read more

Oculus issues fix for security problem: How to unbrick your Oculus Rift
Oculus issues fix for security problem: How to unbrick your Oculus Rift By Rik Henderson

Oculus Rift owners were in a proper flap yesterday as their VR headsets stopped working completely. Many vented their anger online, claiming their devices... Read more

Jurassic World Alive brings dinosaurs to life in Pokemon Go-like AR game
Jurassic World Alive brings dinosaurs to life in Pokemon Go-like AR game By Elyse Betters

If we had to use augmented reality for one thing, it would be to see dinosaurs in real life.No? Just us? Well, anyway, it's been more than a year since... Read more

Channel your inner ape with Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR
Channel your inner ape with Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR By Max Langridge

With 20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes trilogy now complete, FoxNext VR Studio has announced Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR, a new game that sees... Read more

This 360-degree video from Waymo lets you ride in its driverless van
This 360-degree video from Waymo lets you ride in its driverless van By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wanted to take a ride in a driverless car?Well, now you can experience what it's like, thanks to Waymo, which has released a 360-degree video... Read more

Ghostbusters World is a Pokemon Go-like AR game for catching ghosts
Ghostbusters World is a Pokemon Go-like AR game for catching ghosts By Elyse Betters

You ya gonna call? That's right, a new Ghostbusters game has been announced, called Ghostbusters World, and it reminds us of Pokemon Go. It is an augmented... Read more

Want to travel down the Nile in VR? Then watch this new BBC VR series
Want to travel down the Nile in VR? Then watch this new BBC VR series By Elyse Betters

BBC has a new interactive experience for you to enjoy.Last year, the broadcasting company, which is well-known for its radio plays, announced interactive... Read more

Is this the future of VR?
Is this the future of VR? By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has revealed a demonstration VR headset that harnesses its latest Snapdragon 845 chip. The Snapdragon 845 was first talked about in December... Read more

Is Samsung still making Galaxy Glass? New filing pops up with logo
Is Samsung still making Galaxy Glass? New filing pops up with logo By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by Apple's recent patent filing, Samsung has filed its own smart glasses-related trademark.Sure, the company has been rumoured to be... Read more

Joanna Lumley and EE host 360-degree movie trivia quiz to watch in VR and right here
Joanna Lumley and EE host 360-degree movie trivia quiz to watch in VR and right here By Rik Henderson

EE is the headline sponsor of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards and to celebrate has made a 360-degree, virtual reality movie trivia quiz you can watch... Read more

Apple's AR/VR headset pops up in new patent for head-mounted display
Apple's AR/VR headset pops up in new patent for head-mounted display By Elyse Betters

Apple is definitely working on a headset or a pair of smart glasses.We know this thanks to leaks about the company talking to parts suppliers at CES 2018... Read more

Intel shows off its Vaunt smart glasses that might one day use Alexa
Intel shows off its Vaunt smart glasses that might one day use Alexa By Elyse Betters

It turns out Intel really is serious about smart glasses.A week after Bloomberg claimed Intel wants to sell its majority stake in an augmented reality... Read more

Winter Olympics 2018 can be watched in VR thanks to Eurosport
Winter Olympics 2018 can be watched in VR thanks to Eurosport By Rik Henderson

Eurosport will be broadcasting more than 50 hours of the forthcoming PeongChang Winter Olympics in virtual reality, for those with mobile VR headsets.It's... Read more

New PSVR controllers spotted in Sony patent filings
New PSVR controllers spotted in Sony patent filings By Rik Henderson

Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed patents that could show a new pair of PSVR motion controllers.At present, the PlayStation VR headset and system... Read more

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