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10<p>Facebook<p>07 May, 2018 By Ian Hamilton<p>156472<p>Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo: Which Is The Better Buy?<p>156472<p>This weekend I placed four VR headsets …

Is this the future of video games? New virtual reality system called The Void puts player INSIDE the action and could launch as soon as next summer

• <b>Virtual reality company based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, has constructed multiple levels that transport players to distant worlds</b>• <b><br>Users wear headsets</b> …

3 signs Apple has entered the Twilight Zone of virtual reality

If augmented reality and immersive 3-D experiences are the next big thing, Facebook and Google are already there.<p>Facebook has snapped up at least …

The Best Memes Inspired By TIME Magazine’s Anachronistic Virtual Reality Cover

Oculus Rift started out as a virtual reality project requesting $250,000 on Kickstarter a few years ago. Last year, Facebook purchased them for $2 billion and the internet collectively lost their sh*t. Now we can lose it all over again as <i>TIME Magazine</i> has chosen the picture above — of 22-year-old …

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Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on the future of virtual reality

With the Oculus Rift headset due to launch early in 2016 after what feels like an eternity of build up, consumer level virtual reality is about to …

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VICE Goes to Gamescom 2015, Part Three: The Virtual Reality Games

From dogfighting in space to secretive underground bunkers, these are the VR worlds we stuck a face into.<p><b>Check out more of our Gamescom 2015 coverage:The Big GamesThe Indie Games</b><p>Prior to Gamescom, I was firmly in the camp that felt virtual reality remained more of a very expensive gaming gimmick …

10 free Google Cardboard apps you need to try out

The Google Cardboard virtual reality headset and app platform has been out for a while now. It was introduced at the Google I/O developer conference in June 2014, but it’s not the most well understood technology out there. Perhaps the best way to understand it is to try it out. Fortunately, Google …

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Eve developer reveals its new Samsung Gear VR game: Gunjack

The first year of consumer virtual reality is probably going to see a heck of a lot of cockpit-style games flood the market. And the proof of that is developer CCP Games, which just announced its second VR project in that genre.<p>Gunjack is a new arcade shooter that takes place in the same universe …

First Image of Gear VR’s Next Compatible Smartphone Reportedly Leaked

In just under 2 weeks’ time South Korean electronics giant Samsung is set to host its next big press event. Samsung Unpacked, as the company’s events …

VR Goes Pixar: Watching Oculus Rift's Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Movie, 'Henry'

Meet Henry—a loveable hedgehog with big, expressive eyes and a tragic predilection for hugging that brings the first truly emotional experience to VR.<p>…

I tried HTC's insane virtual reality headset, and I'm convinced the world is about to change forever

WEVR<p>The demo starts, and I'm suddenly standing on an underwater shipwreck on the ocean floor. Fish are swimming around me, and I see the shadow of a …

Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium.<p>The VR company, which Facebook acquired for nearly $2 billion last year, debuted a 10-minute …

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The 5 best VR experiences at San Diego Comic Con

Over 150,000 fans of graphic novels, video games, genre movies, and TV shows made their annual pilgrimage to Comic Con International in San Diego …

Disney is closing its first virtual reality attraction

Disney World broke ground in virtual reality when it launched its DisneyQuest "interactive theme park" back in 1998. To say that times have changed would be an understatement, though -- DQ is using primitive VR technology that makes even Google Cardboard look like a quantum leap. Appropriately, the …

Wall Street analysts say virtual reality can't go mainstream until these issues are fixed

On Thursday, analysts at Oppenheimer published a report on the state of virtual reality, in which they outlined the most significant obstacles companies will face in the next couple of years.<p>The analysts said that although the VR experience has improved over the decades, it's not where most people …

New Warcraft movie comes to virtual reality at Comic-Con

Tonight is the preview night for San Diego Comic-Con, and Legendary Pictures has just set the tone by announcing a new virtual reality partnership with Google — and they're debuting a look at Duncan Jones' upcoming <i>Warcraft</i> movie along with it. Dubbed Legendary VR, the initiative consists of an app …

Syfy Is Bringing Virtual Reality to Comic-Con to Promote ‘The Expanse’

Syfy wants Comic-Con attendees to get crafty. The network is bringing 13,000 DIY Cardboard virtual reality headsets to Comic-Con in San Diego this …

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Beyond the action cam: GoPro CEO says VR and drones are the future

When you think of GoPro, you think of one thing: Tiny, waterproof cameras that can be mounted almost anywhere. You think of skiers, skateboarders and …

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OnePlus now giving away cardboard VR headsets, $5 shipping

OnePlus wants you to experience the launch of the OnePlus 2 in virtual reality, so it’s giving away cardboard VR sets starting now.<p>OnePlus Cardboard can now be ordered for free, though you will need to pay for shipping: $5 in the US, £5 in the UK, and €7 in Europe.<p>There are a bunch of Google …

Samsung unveils Team USA VR experience

Samsung is offering fans of The Olympics an up-close look at how members of Team USA are training for next year's Games.<p>The company is teaming up with the United States Olympic Committee for the Road to Rio tour starting July 4 in Philadelphia, featuring a series of experiences leveraging the Gear …

Love MS Paint? Here’s VR Paint

Microsoft Research Labs, the creators of real-life holodecks and mind-reading stylii alike, have just unveiled their latest augmented reality project, dubbed Semantic Paint. Harnessing the scanning technology of the Kinect, Semantic Paint creates a 3-D scan of the room you’re in, in real time. …

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Jaunt's NEO camera promises immersive virtual reality films

Back in April we gave a preview of the new virtual reality camera from Jaunt, a company that hopes to revolutionize the way movies are filmed.<p>Today, …

Jaunt's latest virtual reality camera says goodbye to GoPros

For years, Jaunt has been experimenting with ways to record video for virtual reality. It's tried spherical cameras built with dozens of off-the-shelf lenses. It's tried using multiple GoPro cameras pointed in different directions to capture a 360-degree field of view. In its latest attempt, it's …

Experience life as Neymar with Nike's awesome 4K 360° virtual reality advert

By James Last Updated: June 27, 2015 11:10 am<p>Virtual reality is the big up-and-coming technology craze that will see gamers don oculus headsets as …

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Oculus Rift Inventor: VR will be for hardcore gamers... at first

It's impossible to tell when virtual reality will go mainstream - if it does - but the companies pushing VR hardware hope its sooner rather than …

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Lies & Hype: The E3 2015 Story

The sequel to one of 2014's best Android smartphones will be unveiled in VR

The OnePlus One is one the best contract-free Android smartphones that you can buy for $250. It's also one that not many people have heard of.<p>Next …