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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

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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

Microsoft MWC 2019 event: How to watch and what to expect
Microsoft MWC 2019 event: How to watch and what to expect By Maggie Tillman

Mobile World Congress will see many tech giants take the stage to unveil their latest innovations, and Microsoft is no exception.... 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

Next Oculus VR headset might be a camera-packed unit called Rift S
Next Oculus VR headset might be a camera-packed unit called Rift S By Maggie Tillman

Oculus has been saying it'll give an update on the next Rift headset in 2019. Well, 2019 is finally here, so hopefully we'll learn more soon.... Read more

This is what HP's new Copper VR headset looks like
This is what HP's new Copper VR headset looks like By Maggie Tillman

HP's new Copper VR headset will be primarily for businesses use, but it'll reportedly be made available to consumers, too.... Read more

Microsoft said to unveil HoloLens 2 at press event ahead of MWC 2019
Microsoft said to unveil HoloLens 2 at press event ahead of MWC 2019 By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding an event next month during Mobile World Congress, where it might unveil the next HoloLens mixed reality headset.... Read more

HTC Vive Cosmos is a new fully-fledged VR headset, could be wireless one day
HTC Vive Cosmos is a new fully-fledged VR headset, could be wireless one day By Maggie Tillman

HTC has announced a second virtual reality headset at CES 2019. It's called the Vive Cosmos.... Read more

HTC Vive Pro Eye is a new virtual reality headset with integrated eye tracking
HTC Vive Pro Eye is a new virtual reality headset with integrated eye tracking By Maggie Tillman

Interestingly, HTC made sure to highlight the enterprise when unveiling the Vive Pro Eye. It also said it'd reveal more details about the headset later.... Read more

HTC teases new Vive VR gear in the run up to CES
HTC teases new Vive VR gear in the run up to CES By Adrian Willings

HTC's social media team have been teasing new Vive products on Twitter. Are we about to see new VR gear at CES?... Read more

Magic Leap launches easy-to-install prescription lenses that aren't cheap
Magic Leap launches easy-to-install prescription lenses that aren't cheap By Maggie Tillman

The prescription inserts can be ordered through Frames Direct and cost $249 each.... Read more

What is the Royole Moon and why you should get one?
What is the Royole Moon and why you should get one? By Pocket-lint Promotion

Do you watch movies on the go? Royole Moon 3D Mobile Theatre is a truly immersive cinematic experience that fits into your suitcase.... Read more

Lego Playgrounds uses ARKit to bring your sets to life on iOS devices
Lego Playgrounds uses ARKit to bring your sets to life on iOS devices By Rik Henderson

Lego has launched a new iOS app that uses mixed reality to bring physical sets to life.Lego Playgrounds is built using Apple's ARKit and will be constantly... Read more

Google Glass returns, Enterprise Edition 2 appears online
Google Glass returns, Enterprise Edition 2 appears online By Rik Henderson

A new version of the augmented reality spectacles has been spotted online and a release could be imminent.... Read more

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

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

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