Google is reportedly getting ready to launch a successor to its inexpensive Cardboard VR headset. The new version is expected to come with a wide range of improvements, including a plastic shell.
LG V10: A solid contender distracted with gimmicks
...of Windows phone frenzy, Marshmallow 'progress' and a Ninja Monkey
Windows 10 build 10586.104 and changelog history site rolls out
windows 10 update
Is Steve Ballmer the unsung hero of Microsoft's resurgence?
Coin 2.0: More of a conversation piece than your credit card replacement
Imagine watching the Superbowl and seeing Cam Newton enter your living room, highlighting a throw he just made in the game. That's part of the NFL's vision for the future of sports and HoloLens.
With virtual reality on the verge of becoming mainstream, NASA has teamed up with game developers to create an VR experience that will take you to Mars without having to leave Earth.
Speculation that Apple will enter into the virtual reality scene has heightened in the last week as CEO Tim Cook expressed interest in VR. The company has also made acquisitions of VR companies.
After Alton Towers announced its new VR rollercoaster ride last week, Thorpe Park has unveiled a very different, and somewhat more spooky, VR experience of its own: 'Derren Brown's Ghost Train'.
At an event in Tel Aviv, Microsoft's Technical Evangelist has revealed several important details about the company's HoloLens device, claiming that it supports up to 5.5 hours of battery life.
Alton Towers - a theme park based in the UK - has announced it will open a virtual reality space-themed rollercoaster in April. Alton Towers claim that this is the first VR rollercoaster in the world.
The HTC Vive VR headset, developed in partnership with Valve, will finally be available for purchase starting this coming February. The first devices are expected to ship in April.
Palmer Luckey, Oculus founder and CEO, explained why the new Rift VR headset cost so much more than enthusiasts were expecting. He also regrets not managing expectations better.
Pre-orders for the first consumer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are now live, costing $599 for the headset, two controllers, two games and all required additional cables.
After a long stretch of seeing and hearing about its VR headset, the folks over at Oculus are finally ready to open up preorders for its Rift headset later this week.
The HTC Vive virtual-reality headset, produced in collaboration with Valve, has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission and is listed on the firm's online database.
HTC's Vive VR headset will finally be available in April of next year. But we might get a chance to learn more before then as the company is holding a big event later this month.
Just weeks after launching the consumer version of its Gear VR headset, Samsung is offering VR enthusiasts a beta taste of what it considers "a fully immersive mobile experience".
After unveiling its Ozo virtual reality camera in July, Nokia has revealed that it will cost $60,000, with shipments beginning in Q1 2016 - but the company has no plans to launch its own VR headset.
YouTube has added two new VR features to its Android client. The new VR feature will add depth to supported videos, while all YouTube videos will now support a Cardboard VR mode.
Oculus has announced that it will add support for Minecraft Windows 10 Edition to its VR headset. The game's launch date on the Oculus Rift was not announced, but the headset is due sometime in 2016.
An adult entertainment firm has interviewed the public, offering a small trial of its virtual reality porn experiences. The interviewees were given a trial using BaDoinkVR on the Samsung Gear VR.
The USS Enterprise-D from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' is being built "in its entirety" as an Oculus-ready VR experience built on Unreal Engine 4... and so far, it's looking pretty good.
The worlds first virtual reality game centre has opened in Melbourne promising a seamless meshing of digital and real worlds as you are fully immersed in a zombie apocalypse.
After teasing a surprise release at a mystery event, Nokia has finally revealed its next big product, a virtual reality camera aimed at content creators, called Ozo.
Oculus doesn't want to box itself in by only appealing to gamers, and that's why it is now partnering with a studio that will create 3D content and experiences that will have appeal to a wide market.
Microsoft Research deemed that Oculus lenses were not good enough for users to fully enjoy the Rift. That's why MSR designed new ones and shared the 3D-printable plans online for users and fans.
Microsoft is partnering with Facebook subsidiary Oculus by providing a bundled Xbox One controller with each Rift as well as Xbox One game streaming and Windows 10 support.
Oculus is holding a special event in just a few minutes, discussing the Rift, VR technology in general and the future of this emerging field. You can watch the event live right here.
One unique device we saw at SXSW was a VR headset that not only tracked your head movement, but also your eyes, knowing exactly what you were looking at. The Kickstarter is available now.
The Microsoft HoloLens is the most futuristic virtual/augmented reality device on the market but how do you create content for the next-generation device? Why, with a holographic TV studio of course!!
Irides is Microsoft's technology that can improve virtual reality displays, like the Oculus Rift, and deliver higher-end graphics alongside low latency for a better user experience.
HoloLens, the mixed reality headset from Microsoft, seems to have piqued the interest of Samsung as the Korean company is reportedly seeking a partnership opportunity with the Redmond giant.
Microsoft is serious about VR and it's not ignoring the likes of Oculus Rift. The company is developing Irides, a project that allows for higher quality and lower latency on VR headsets.
The consumer version of the Oculus Rift finally has a firm launch date: the company says it will be available in Q1 2016, and promises further info on specs and new VR games "in the weeks ahead".
Microsoft has updated its HoloLens website with the 10 most popular questions for the augmented reality device, including what kind of apps will work on the upcoming platform.
Insiders claim Nokia is looking to launch new smartphones next year and get into new markets as well, such as virtual reality. Though the company will only design the products, not build them.
There's a lot of excitement about virtual reality, but could the first breakout application be VR porn? At SXSW, it's thought that porn will become a multi-billion dollar application within a year.
Mainstream virtual reality is just on the horizon, but until then, it's beginning to be used as a tool in sports to help athletes train as well as learn from their mistakes during matches.
Valve programmer Jeep Barnett says that a lot of game franchises are being tested with the company's new headset developed in collaboration with HTC, one of these includes Half Life.
HTC has finally revealed the VR headset they had been working on with Valve; called HTC Vive, it promises to offer a "full room-scale" experience, and developers will get to play with it at GDC 2015.
Half-Life 3D confirmed? Not quite, but the company behind Steam is ready to unveil its VR project that its been working on for the past few years. We'll also see new controllers and devices.
Facebook has given us a hint as to where it sees VR technology going in the near future. The company is already creating apps and testing scenarios that might soon become commonplace.
At Microsoft's Windows 10 event this week, I got a chance to try out the new HoloLens and the experiences highlights the future of computing by breaking free of the conventional for the inspirational.
Microsoft has just unveiled Windows Holographics, a system for creating "holograms" by using an AR headset which allows a system to overlay a virtual reality over our physical reality.
Osterhout Design Group is a small military-focused technology company that is looking unveil their own augmented glasses for consumers along with Sony, Samsung, Oculus, and others at CES 2015.
Zeiss has launched its VR One virtual reality headset today. The headset is designed to be open to any Android or iOS smartphone between 4.7 and 5.2-inches and costs only $99. What does it offer?
A proof of concept project from Microsoft Research shows how the Kinect can be used along with projectors to make any room an interactive display experience.
Sony has been working on its virtual reality helmet for a while now, and according to the latest news, a consumer version is 85% complete, hinting at a launch in the near future.
...that won't get you very far. In order to use the company's virtual reality headset, you'll also need to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - and that could set you back a further $800.
Samsung has announced that it has built a virtual reality headset, developed in collaboration with Oculus - but there is one factor that makes this device unlikely to be your first VR headset.
A group of high school students are making waves with their VR headset that resembles Google Cardboard, but predates it by over a week. The headset is made with household items and a mobile phone.
Microsoft may be in our heads, but they won't be selling tech that's on our heads. Not yet anyway, shelving plans for virtual reality glasses due to patent restrictions within Kinect's technology.
A new report claims that not only is Samsung working on its own virtual reality helmet, it is collaborating with Oculus VR on its development, even as Oculus works on its own helmet.