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Virtual reality as good as the real thing for a quarter of people

I've tried Google Cardboard with a couple of virtual reality clips and for me – it's a mixed feeling.<p>Market analyst GfK, however, says that for a …

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Magic Leap to Bring Augmented Reality to Life

<i>Virtual reality</i> usually conjures up vivid images of hardcore gamers wearing elaborate VR headsets and sensor-laden gear playing shooters in the dark. Sci-Fi fans probably picture scenes from <i>The Lawnmower Man</i> or <i>Minority Report</i> or recall the metaverse from Neal Stephenson’s bestseller <i>Snow Crash</i>.<p>Even …

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PlayStation can be the clear leader in virtual reality if it does one thing right

The three biggest VR headsets are getting ready to launch. Facebook-owned Oculus VR will release its Rift headset at the end of March, and HTC/Valve will release their superb Vive headset in April.<p>But it's the third VR platform, Sony's PlayStation VR, that has the chance to make the biggest impact …

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An astronaut can't believe this VR space game is so good

Astronaut Charlie Duke strapped on an Oculus Rift headset last year and launched on a virtual Moon mission for the "Apollo 11 VR Experience" — an educational experience that just won the award for Best Interactive Story at the 2016 Vision Summit.<p>"That's fantastic. Wow," Duke said. "That's really …

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VR's Presence Strong at MWC 2016, Road to VR will be there – Road to VR

<i>Road to VR</i> will be landing in sunny Barcelona, Spain for its very first Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year, bringing you all the latest news to …

Watch 1,200 People Experience VR Simultaneously At TED

Put on your galoshes folks because TED 2016 is shaping up to be a downpour of VR and AR related news. Early headlines were nabbed by The Void’s …

SMI Shows Eye Tracking And Foveated Rendering On Mobile VR

SMI – the company that blew our minds previously with its eye tracking technology – is now capable of running on mobile VR platforms.<p>SMI released a …

How VR and AR will be training tomorrow’s workforce

Some scenarios are impossible to realistically recreate in training. A trainee surgeon can read all of the books he likes on medicine and observe other surgeons performing procedures, but neither will give him a true feel for what it’s like in the operating room.<p>Hazardous occupations are similarly …

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I planned out my last vacation in virtual reality — here's what it was like

With only a week to explore one of the greatest cities on earth, I found myself on TripAdvisor asking "Would this be worth my time?"<p>Then I remembered the Google Cardboard on my desk — a low-cost virtual reality viewer that you slot your smartphone into — courtesy of my mom's New York Times …

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Ball-shaped Samsung Gear 360 makes it easy to record your own VR videos

BARCELONA — Samsung wants to own the entire consumer VR ecosystem. The company already sells the Gear VR headset and the smartphones that power it; …

The HTC Vive Costs $799 and Ships April 1st

HTC have finally officially announced the price of the ‘Consumer Edition’ of their Valve SteamVR powered virtual reality solution. The HTC Vive will …

Enter The VR 'Void' To See The Future

The thing about entering any “virtual” experience is that you give some amount of control over to the experience’s creators. So for me, the decision to enter <i>The Void</i> came with some trepidation.<p>As a VR explorer, I set aside my fear of heights, the dark, and most importantly fierce servants – and put …

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