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Virtual reality as sharp as the human eye can see?

<b>Finnish start-up Varjo has developed a prototype virtual reality (VR) headset that its makers claim gives an image 50 times sharper than most other headsets currently on the market.</b><p>When I tested the prototype - looking round the virtual cockpit of a passenger plane - the level of detail in the …

Virtual Reality

5 virtual reality trends to watch out for in 2018

The entire VR industry is projected to be worth $5.2 billion in 2018, and $45 billion by 2025 — up from a measly $90 million in 2014.<p>Surely, this is an exciting industry to pay attention to, but what are the trends to watch out for? Here are my predictions:<p><b>1. Expect to see more 360° VR …

Virtual Reality

TNT's NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th

Last November, Intel and TNT announced a partnership to bring 360-degree, 3D broadcasts of NBA games to GearVR and Daydream VR headsets. Now Turner Sports and Intel have officially launched the app that brings an immersive basketball experience via TNT's VR app and powered by Intel's True VR …

The best VR-ready laptops you can buy right now

Typically, a high-definition virtual reality experience requires a headset tethered to a PC. Desktops immediately come to mind given their hardware, …

Computer Hardware

Darren Aronofsky just nabbed the biggest VR deal in Sundance history

The Sundance Film Festival is a place where producers dream of inking rich deals for their projects. This week, the snowy Hollywood-Comes-To-Utah bacchanalia saw its first-ever seven-figure deal for a virtual reality film.<p><i>Spheres</i>, a three-part series produced by <i>The Wrestler</i> and <i>Requiem for a Dream</i> …

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How virtual reality is changing the car-buying experience

<b>SAN JOSE, Calif.</b> <b>--</b> At the Silicon Valley Auto Show, prospective car buyers could get a glimpse of the future, where shopping for a car doesn't …

Edmonton school board to buy more virtual reality kits for students

The Edmonton Public School Board is looking to purchase more virtual reality (VR) kits to add to its teaching arsenal.<p>Educational technology …

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$1 Billion Invested In ‘Immersive’ Entertainment in 2017 — With VR Device-Makers Footing Much Of The Bill

More than $1 billion flowed into immersive entertainment projects last year, with device-makers eager to stimulate the virtual reality market serving …

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6. Physiological and Psychological Effects of Virtual Reality

How often have you been told to go to your “happy place?” It’s not an easy task. It’s difficult to close your eyes and imagine a perfect environment …

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The First Mind-Controlled VR Game Will Hit Arcades in 2018

Neurable’s brain-scanning headband brings hands-free control to virtual reality entertainment Photo: Neurable Photo: Neurable <b>Jacked In:</b> Neurable’s …

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