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Darth Vader will be the focus of an upcoming 'Star Wars' VR film

You don't know the power of the Dark Side, but one day you will ... thanks to virtual reality.<p>Angry space wizard Darth Vader is going to be the star …

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Oculus VR goggles could change the future. Or not.

The future of tech is here, and it may not be as much fun as you think.<p>To join in, you'll need to strap a black, 1.5-pound mask to your face so you can have an out-of-body-like experience that might make you vomit. There's also the chance you'll trip on the 13-foot-long cord that connects the …

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Turn your smartphone into a VR headset for only $10

Want to get a VR (Virtual Reality) headset but don't want to spend big bucks on one? Here's how you can transform an iPhone or pretty much any …

VR ain’t my cup of tea and that’s alright

It started as so many things do these days, with a Kickstarter. Raising over $2.5 million dollars and proving that the VR dream of gaming was perhaps …

The story of HTC Vive stealth game Budget Cuts, coming later this year (interview)

<i>Budget Cuts</i> sits next to <i>Hover Junkers</i> as the two Vive games we're currently salivating over the most. <i>Budget Cuts'</i> name may conjure images of a …

The sneaky way Apple could get into VR

If you’ve heard Tim Cook speaking about virtual reality lately, you might not think that Apple as plans to dive into VR anytime soon. Like with many …

Virtual Desktop Brings Your Entire PC Into VR

Earlier this month we broke the story about Big Screen, an upcoming VR application that lets you use and share your entire desktop in VR. It exists …

Virtual Reality Startup Jaunt Builds Sales Team to Become the 'Netflix for VR'

The former CEO of gaming startup Ouya comes aboard.<p>Jaunt, a startup that makes applications and hardware for virtual reality, has hired a fleet of sales executives to cajole more media companies and advertisers into building content for VR.<p>That fleet includes Julie Uhrman, the former founder and …

Samsung's 'Be Fearless' Gear VR campaign combats fear of heights

The tech company gave 27 people the chance to participate in a four-week training programme delivered with Gear VR before offering them the chance to …

Samsung VR Headsets Help Millennials Overcome Their Fears in Persuasive New Ads

Terrified of heights? Try tricking yourself into thinking you're on the roof of a skyscraper, using virtual reality technology—and maybe, with …

Augmented-reality t-shirt reveals your insides

Call it "gaze anatomy."<p>The Virtuali-Tee is an augmented-reality t-shirt that reveals exactly what's going on inside your body. Specifically, when someone aims a phone or tablet at you, they'll see an animated, x-ray-style image of your innards. Creepy? Maybe a little, but also seriously cool and …

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HTC warns: Don’t sit on imaginary VR furniture when using the Vive

Also, have a friend on hand so you don't trip over your cat. Seriously.<p>Back in 2014, we were equal parts tickled and scared by the laundry list of …

You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly, And That Man Is You – The Superman Virtual Reality Roller Coaster At Six Flags

Or woman, obviously. But that doesn’t fit the line…<p>Six Flags have announced their new Virtual Reality Coasters, including three Superman branded ones.<p>…

Sony’s new VR control patent looks like something out of ‘Tron’

Ready to feel like you’re in the future? If a new patent from Sony comes to fruition, you might be able to strap on your VR goggles and manipulate virtual space while looking like you’re living in The Grid from ‘Tron.’<p>The patent, spotted by Ars Technica, is for a ‘Glove Interface Object’ presumably …

Check out these can't-miss expert VR talks during VRDC at GDC 2016

With GDC 2016 right around the corner, organizers are proud to quickly highlight some of many great talks taking place at the inaugural Virtual …

Mobile virtual reality on track to hit $861M in revenues this year

You’re going to need a big ol’ pile of cash if you want to get into high-end virtual reality on the PC, but that is creating an opportunity for Samsung and Google to sweep up entry-level consumers.<p>Mobile VR is on track to reach $861 million in revenues this year, according to data firm SuperData …

View-Master VR review: A great first taste of VR for kids

The View-Master VR is a modern VR take on the stereoscopic viewers of the same name (sans the VR) which you probably used as a child, and have been …

The Oculus Rift can use some of Valve's Chaperone features

It often feels like there's a fundamental break in how Oculus and Valve see the future of VR: While Oculus' Rift focuses mostly on seated experiences, Valve wants you to stand up and walk around an area. However, the gap between the two won't be as large as expected, as Valve will offer some …

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HTC Vive hands-on: This is the future of gaming

One of the reasons I was excited to attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year was to try out HTC’s Vive VR headset in person. After spending an hour with it, I’m happy to report that the Vive lives up to the hype and then some.<p>Equipment<p>The $799 Vive kit includes a headset tethered with …