Category: VR

Nintendo doesn’t seem to be “looking into” VR very much anymore

Nintendo doesn’t seem to be “looking into” VR very much anymore

Enlarge / It looks like this patent image that surfaced in 2016 is as close as we're going to get to a Nintendo-approved VR headset anytim ...
Interaxon measures brainwaves to give VR devs more data for game design

Interaxon measures brainwaves to give VR devs more data for game design

Interaxon started out developing wearables like its Muse headband meditation tool, and it’s now applying its learnings to virtual reality. Its n ...
The World Health Organization Identifies Gaming Disorder as a Mental Health Condition

The World Health Organization Identifies Gaming Disorder as a Mental Health Condition

Gaming Disorder In 2018, the World Health Organization plans to add “gaming disorder” – characterized by a pattern of pe ...
Drop is a VR productivity environment for HTC Vive

Drop is a VR productivity environment for HTC Vive

Drop Software Inc. wants to change the way people access information in virtual reality. Its flagship VR title, Drop, provides a 360-degree envi ...
Insta360 Pro goes ‘V2.0’ with image quality boost plus new tools

Insta360 Pro goes ‘V2.0’ with image quality boost plus new tools

First off, based on the sample media provided by Insta360, the Pro's V2.0 firmware does appear to offer a ...
Magic Leap tips its mixed-reality hand with a Sigur Rós app

Magic Leap tips its mixed-reality hand with a Sigur Rós app

According to a new report at Pitchfork, however, part of the tech might just be concerned with music. Icel ...
YouTube launched a VR app on Steam, but it’s broken

YouTube launched a VR app on Steam, but it’s broken

Enlarge / The YouTube VR interface while playing back media.Samuel Axon Google has released its YouTube VR app, previously available o ...
‘Doom VFR’ review

‘Doom VFR’ review

Doom VFR takes players back to Mars and back to the pits of hell to battle demons and monsters in virtual reality, offering one of the best experience ...
The world of Skyrim is thrilling and flawed in VR [Updated]

The world of Skyrim is thrilling and flawed in VR [Updated]

Enlarge / The disembodied hand of fate falls on you, tree! Since consumer-grade virtual reality became a thing last year, there has be ...
Windows Mixed Reality headsets get SteamVR games and apps November 15

Windows Mixed Reality headsets get SteamVR games and apps November 15

Enlarge / An array of Windows MIxed Reality headsets.Microsoft As promised back in August, all owners of Windows Mixed Reality headset ...
PSVR's latest demo disc is a free download on the PlayStation Store

PSVR's latest demo disc is a free download on the PlayStation Store

If your PlayStation VR has been collecting dust for awhile, Sony might have a few reasons for you to jack back in. Starting today, the contents of the ...
The Invisible Hours turns Nikola Tesla’s murder into a VR whodunit

The Invisible Hours turns Nikola Tesla’s murder into a VR whodunit

Nikola Tesla is dead, and his murderer is somewhere in the house. But finding them isn’t going to be straightforward. In The Invisible Hours, a ...
Sony’s new PSVR bundle includes the apt version of ‘Skyrim’

Sony’s new PSVR bundle includes the apt version of ‘Skyrim’

The game celebrates its seventh birthday on November 11th, and since 2011 it has been repackaged for multi ...
Logitech and HTC Vive bring keyboards into VR

Logitech and HTC Vive bring keyboards into VR

The tracker doesn't just match what keys you type -- it measures your hand movements too, making it a lot ...
HTC may reveal its China-bound stand-alone VR headset later this month

HTC may reveal its China-bound stand-alone VR headset later this month

Why it matters to you A possible launch during HTC's developer conference in Beijing could be a sign that its Daydream-b ...
Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company today announced a major expansion of its availa ...
EVE Valkyrie developer CCP Games goes cold on VR

EVE Valkyrie developer CCP Games goes cold on VR

In another sign of scales majorly falling off of eyes where VR is concerned, games developer CCP Games — which made a big early bet on virtual real ...
'Sprint Vector' brings VR foot racing to PlayStation 4

'Sprint Vector' brings VR foot racing to PlayStation 4

We were impressed with Sprint Vector's unique approach to running in VR: you swing your arms in a way that feels natural and shouldn't make ...
One senior living facility is using VR to help its residents revisit their favorite places

One senior living facility is using VR to help its residents revisit their favorite places

The caregivers at Maplewood Senior Living are incorporating virtual reality technology to help residents lead fuller lives. Read more...More about Tra ...
PSVR, one year later

PSVR, one year later

April came and went. It wasn't until June that Sony announced it had sold more than 1 million PSVR headset ...
Think F.A.S.T. is a VR app designed to help diagnose stroke symptoms

Think F.A.S.T. is a VR app designed to help diagnose stroke symptoms

It’s not often that the phrase “but cadavers are expensive” comes up in a product briefing. But in all of the possible contexts that one might utte ...
Qualcomm tries to find a place for VR in medical training

Qualcomm tries to find a place for VR in medical training

F.A.S.T. is a mnemonic to remember the common observable signs of a stroke: facial drooping, arm weakness ...
‘Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab’ is a VR adventure into the film’s setting

‘Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab’ is a VR adventure into the film’s setting

The free VR experience 'Memory Lab' puts you in the shoes of a replicant Blade Runner on the streets of Los Angeles in 2049 as you try to cover up evi ...
‘The Walking Dead’ VR scene puts you in the shoes of a walker

‘The Walking Dead’ VR scene puts you in the shoes of a walker

The immersive experience will put you in the action from both sides. You'll start off trapped in an abando ...
Military VR programs are working to train soldiers to deal with pressure

Military VR programs are working to train soldiers to deal with pressure

Black Mirror is way ahead of us again.  Virtual reality training is being developed as a method to equip troops with resilience training before deploy ...
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Lots of small changes—and maybe the revolution

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Lots of small changes—and maybe the revolution

Enlarge / Oddly, Microsoft's Mixed Reality house has no windows.Microsoft It has arrived: Windows 10 version 1709, build 16299, the Fa ...
Chinese startup’s ‘8K’ VR headset is surprisingly advanced

Chinese startup’s ‘8K’ VR headset is surprisingly advanced

Before we go any further, yes, the 7,680 x 2,160 resolution here isn't the "8K" you're thinking of (that's ...
Square Enix’s Project Hikari makes a good case for VR comics

Square Enix’s Project Hikari makes a good case for VR comics

Square Enix is best known for console role-playing games like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. But it has a ...
Crunch Report | The $199 Oculus Go Standalone Headset

Crunch Report | The $199 Oculus Go Standalone Headset

The new $199 Oculus Go, the California DMV is changing rules for self-driving cars, Amazon’s new way to have your teens shopping and a new water ...
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Oculus headsets and software

Here’s everything you need to know about the new Oculus headsets and software

Why it matters to you Rolling out a new pricing scheme alongside a new, more affordable, headset, Oculus is aiming to br ...
$199 Oculus Go delivers stand-alone VR with no phone or PC needed

$199 Oculus Go delivers stand-alone VR with no phone or PC needed

Why it matters to you Here's another upcoming stand-alone VR headset that doesn't require a smartphone, or a tethered co ...
Interactive ‘3D posts’ are coming to your Facebook feed

Interactive ‘3D posts’ are coming to your Facebook feed

Tired of being limited to just text, photos, and videos when you're posting to Facebook? Good news! The social media giant just announced "3D Posts," ...
Oculus' VR avatars are coming to Daydream and Steam in 2018

Oculus' VR avatars are coming to Daydream and Steam in 2018

Oculus' virtual reality avatars are clever stand-ins, but they have a few glaring problems: most notably, you can't see them outside of Ocul ...
Oculus says Santa Cruz prototype will be available ‘in the next year’

Oculus says Santa Cruz prototype will be available ‘in the next year’

Oculus gave more details about its its next-generation VR headset today at the developer conference. It also said the headset would become available ...
Facebook announces $199 Oculus Go standalone VR headset

Facebook announces $199 Oculus Go standalone VR headset

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people to live and play in VR. But the company won't get there with premium VR headsets like the O ...
Valve is producing new lenses to improve existing VR headsets

Valve is producing new lenses to improve existing VR headsets

Image: B. Tongo/Epa/REX/ShutterstockBy Kellen Beck2017-10-10 19:29:54 UTC Valve is here to make virtual reality better with new lenses that will ...
3rd Eye Studios raises $1 million for its VR, PC, and mobile gaming dev tool

3rd Eye Studios raises $1 million for its VR, PC, and mobile gaming dev tool

3rd Eye Studios announced today that it has closed a $1 million round of funding. The company will use the investment on its toolset, 3rd Eye Co ...
Nvidia built a real Holodeck, aimed at creative collaboration

Nvidia built a real Holodeck, aimed at creative collaboration

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang once told me that one of the things he was most excited about for the future of his company’s tech was bringing the Holodec ...
Mark Zuckerberg took his VR avatar to Puerto Rico, and it was just so awkward

Mark Zuckerberg took his VR avatar to Puerto Rico, and it was just so awkward

Image: MARK ZUCKERBERG/FACEBOOKBy Alison Main2017-10-10 00:05:23 UTC For all the good Facebook has done in the wake of Hurricane Maria, CEO Mark ...
Windows Mixed Reality headsets expected to sell pretty well—or quite badly

Windows Mixed Reality headsets expected to sell pretty well—or quite badly

Microsoft Depending on which analysts you choose to believe, Windows Mixed Reality headsets will either sell strongly, outselling the ...
The 20 Best Oculus Rift Games You Can Buy Right Now

The 20 Best Oculus Rift Games You Can Buy Right Now

The Oculus Rift had a tough go of it out of the gate. Delayed shipments and a sparse library of games made its first six months on the market rocky, t ...
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