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Matter Is No More Than Fluctuations In Vacuum

Scientists had been striving to explore what lies between planets, stars and galaxies and what medium electromagnetic waves propagate through. James …

Oculus Rift review roundup: VR wow factor despite high price

Facebook liked the VR headset so much it bought the company behind it for $2bn, and most reviewers of the first consumer version are impressed<p>The Oculus Rift isn’t the first of the new generation of virtual reality (VR) headsets to go on sale – that was Samsung’s Gear VR – and it will face stiff …

Turn Your Coke Case Into A DIY Virtual Reality Headset

Giant food companies are going tech by offering Google Cardboard-like glasses that can be created directly from their product packaging.<p>Virtual reality is about to take over our day-to-day lives. Not only because VR headsets are now available for public purchase, but also because colossal companies …

Valve Is Lowering The Cost Of PC-Powered VR

In his advanced rendering talk at GDC Valve’s Alex Vlachos revealed plans to release a rendering plugin in the coming weeks for Unity, as well as its …

Project Cars on Oculus Rift looks intense

This week Oculus revealed a virtual reality version of racing game Project Cars. It's due out alongside the Rift headset later this month.<p>Now, via …

D&D Meets Zelda In 'Vanishing Realms,' A Killer RPG For The HTC Vive

I had no idea what to expect walking into Valve’s meeting room to play <i>Vanishing Realms,</i> <i></i>an upcoming VR game for the HTC Vive. Contributing to my curiosity was the fact that for the final two days of GDC 16, Valve was handing their booth over to 3rd party developers instead of showing their …

How HTC and Valve built the Vive

Long before the Vive was born, both software developer Valve and phone manufacturer HTC were separately looking into virtual reality.<p>In 2012, VR was beginning to creep back into the public imagination. It started in May of that year, when id Software's John Carmack demoed a modified Oculus Rift …