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Samsung is working on a standalone VR headset, to take on the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Thanks to trademark filings, we now know Samsung's upcoming device might be called the Odyssey.
Nvidia's new graphics cards, the GTX 1080 and 1070 may be the best than money can buy but they don't fully support the HTC Vive VR headset. The problems show up when using the Vive over DisplayPort.
Motion tracking in VR is never easy and hand-tracking is particularly hard. But Microsoft can now give you 'virtual hands' with its new Handpose algorithm, so you can experience more immersive VR.
Zeiss has debuted a new VR headset at E3 2016, the VR One Plus. The headset is a follow up to their 2014 offering, and can now accommodate larger smartphone, with screen sizes up to 5.5-inches.
The new VR game puts players in control of the USS Aegis, a brand new Federation starship, on a mission to explore uncharted space in search of a new Vulcan homeworld, while evading the Klingons.
Square Enix surprised Final Fantasy fans at E3 when the company expanded on its upcoming gameplay footage of Final Fantasy XV with a Playstation VR version of the game.
Along with announcing numerous games including a Skyrim remaster, Dishonored 2, a reboot to Prey, Quake Champions and more, Bethesda has also stated that it plans to bring Fallout 4 to VR platforms.
Having racked up its billionth download last year, the popular game for fans of fruit-slicing mayhem will soon be making its way to virtual reality, starting this month with the HTC Vive.
After launching its Vive VR headset for consumers in April, priced at $799, HTC has now unveiled the Vive Business Edition, saying that it will "lead [the] virtual reality enterprise sector".
Microsoft Research has developed a system which allows even the lowest-end laptops and smartphones to run high-quality VR. Dubbed FlashBack it offers 8x better framerates and 15x latency reduction.
OnePlus says it will launch its new flagship phone on June 14 in a virtual reality experience, with the first two hours of sales exclusively via VR - and its unloved invite system is finally dead.
At the Computex event in Taipei, MSI has announced powerful new gaming laptops with Windows 10 out-of-the-box. The devices are VR-ready and will be available for retail in August.
Microsoft unveiled major plans at Computex earlier today. The company is opening up its Windows Holographic platform, which powers HoloLens and wants it to be adopted by OEMs like HTC and Oculus.
AMD has just unveiled its new $199 RX 480 graphics cards. But it delivers almost the same peformance as Nvidia's more expensive GTX 1070, while a CrossFire configuration blows past the GTX 1080.
Rumors had mentioned Microsoft would be unveiling a slimmed down Xbox One version at this year's E3, but the convention's website now seemingly points to the company's VR plans being unveiled as well.
ARM is a little known company for those outside of the tech field, but it's responsible for most of the chips powering our devices. So it's a big deal when ARM announced its new VR-focused silicon.
A 40%-smaller Xbox One, with a 2TB hard drive and 4K video support, is expected at E3 next month. But another model - up to 4 times more powerful, and with VR support - is said to be coming in 2017.
Google announced the new Android-based Daydream virtual reality ecosystem at its I/O developer conference this week, and has since confirmed that it's building its own VR headset and controller.
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VR headsets can easily make users experience nausea and headaches, but Microsoft has a novel solution that seems to address the problem. And the best part is that it would be very cheap to implement.
Researchers at Microsoft are experimenting with ways of making virtual reality a bit less virtual and a bit more real, by allowing users to feel the digital objects they're interacting with.
The latest forecast report from the market research firm says that virtual reality hardware is going to generate a lot of revenues this year, and will continue to grow for the next five years.
Judging from a recent announcement made at a press event in Shanghai, Huawei is apparently looking to join the virtual reality race with a headset that can be used with its latest flagship phone.
Oculus has told many of its customers who pre-ordered the $599 Rift VR headset that their shipments have been delayed by up to two months, while new orders of the headset won't ship until August.
The Oculus Rift will be released on March 28, and 30 games will be made available to coincide with its launch - but Oculus says that's "just the beginning", promising over 100 more games this year.
Renowned Frankfurt-based company Crytek has made the latest version of its game development engine essentially royalty-free, and unveiled a new benchmarking tool for VR enthusiasts.
You probably didn't expect it, but AMD is apparently stepping into both augmented reality and virtual reality at the same time, with a headset that can do both, so the company claims.
When asked if Mac support was on the way for its Rift virtual reality headset, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said that it's "up to Apple. If they ever release a good computer, we will do it."
While the HTC Vive may not actually be in your hands until April 5th, pre-orders open today from 3pm GMT. Although the price is a little higher than that of the US, it does come with a few goodies.
The release date for the HoloLens Development Edition was apparently accidentally released today. It looks like very soon you'll be able to have your very own augmented reality device.
A week before the HTC Vive virtual reality headset pre-order opens, device partner Valve have released a Portal-themed performance diagnostic test on Steam.
Good news out of MWC for those excited about VR: HTC has finally announced a price for its new Vive VR headset and there's also a ship date. Pre-orders start at the end of the month.
Alex Kipman, the head of the Hololens project at Microsoft, gave a talk on the TED stage where he showed off some fantastic new Hololens demos and talked about the future of the technology.
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.
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.