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Toyota's New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

Toyota recently revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot. Designed primarily as an experiment to explore new technologies to …

Robots

Samsung's VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

Without explicitly announcing a new specific product, Samsung quietly implied that they may be developing a new standalone mobile VR HMD during a …

Virtual Reality

Facebook Releases First Mini-game for Social VR Platform 'Spaces', Paving the Way for More to Come

Facebook <i>Spaces</i>, the company’s social VR platform available on Oculus Rift, has updated to include a new mini-game that aims to pave the way for more …

Virtual Reality

Pixvana Raises $14M Series A Investment for Cloud-based VR Video Platform

Pixvana, a Seattle-based startup creating a cloud-based processing and delivery platform for VR video, today announced a $14 million Series A funding …

Startups

Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

The company formerly known as AxonVR, which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature …

Virtual Reality

‘UVRF’ Aims to Make Hand Presence Creation Easier with Open Source Framework for Unreal Engine

Czech developer iNFINITE Production has released UVRF – a free, cross-platform template for hand presence in VR. The open-source demo offers a …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft Discounts Windows VR Headsets for Black Friday Sale, Up to $100 Off

Black Friday is nearly here, and while the stores are soon to be jam-packed with people hoping to get a great deal on this year’s must-buys, online …

Virtual Reality

1,350 Student VR Education Study Measures Attitudes, Interest in VR Learning & Building

Foundry10, a Seattle based philanthropic educational research organization, wanted to explore what happens when you bring VR into the classroom. …

Education

Futuremark to Launch New DirectX 12 Scene for VRMark Benchmark

Benchmark specialists Futuremark are launching a new ‘room’ on November 22nd as a free update for VRMark Advanced & Professional Editions. Adding to …

Virtual Reality

GridRaster Raises $2 Million for AR/VR Cloud Rendering Solution

Palo Alto-based VR/AR startup GridRaster recently announced a nearly $2 million seed funding round to strengthen and develop their mobile VR/AR …

Mobile

'Skyrim VR' Review – The Other Side of the Immersion Equation

<i>Skyrim VR</i> is the first to launch in a series of VR titles from legendary game-maker Bethesda (with <i>Doom</i> <i>VR</i> and <i>Fallout 4 VR</i> soon to follow). The title …

Virtual Reality

'Resident Evil 7: Biohazard' Wins Golden Joystick's Best VR Game of 2017

The 2017 Golden Joystick Awards winners are in, revealed last night at the 35th annual ceremony that celebrated the best in gaming this year. Taking …

Horizon Zero Dawn

HTC Announces New First-Party Titles, 'Front Defense: Heroes' & 'Super Puzzle Galaxy'

HTC’s internal development and publishing arm Vive Studios has announced two new games coming to Vive in early December. Physics puzzler <i>Super Puzzle</i> …

Virtual Reality

HTC's Black Friday Sale Gets You a Free Audio Strap with Vive Purchase, Free 'Fallout 4 VR' Code

HTC recently announced they’ll be sweetening the pot this Black Friday for potential Vive-owners located in North America by throwing a free Deluxe …

Virtual Reality

New PSVR 'DOOM VFR' Bundle Will Include Updated Headset, Launching December 1st

Just in time for Christmas, <i>DOOM VFR</i>, a standalone VR title in id Software’s <i>Doom</i> franchise, is getting a PlayStation VR bundle too, giving you …

Virtual Reality

'Payday 2' VR Beta Now Available, Supporting Cross-play with Desktop Players

<i>Payday 2 (2013)</i>, the popular FPS with four-player co-op, has now updated to include access to the VR beta for HTC Vive. The beta is free, and will …

Oculus Rift

Universal VR Web Dashboard, 'V', Gets Support for Vive & SteamVR Headsets

The uni-lettered <i>V</i> is a web-based dashboard that runs inside of the VR apps you know and love, allowing you to access web apps like Netflix, Spotify, …

Virtual Reality

Capcom Cup to Host VR Version of Iconic ‘Street Fighter II’ Bonus Stage

The<i> Street Fighter</i> franchise isn’t actually in VR yet—not unless you count playing the retro ROMS in <i>New Retro Arcade—</i>but the attendees at this year’s …

Street Fighter

HTC Announces Consumer Availability of Vive Tracker & New Tracker Accessory Bundles

HTC today announced consumer availability of Vive Tracker, the tracking module that uses Valve’s Lighthouse tracking standard. The company also …

Virtual Reality

Pixar’s First VR Experience ‘Coco VR’ is Astounding, Raising the Bar on VR Movie Tie-ins

<i>Coco VR</i>, Pixar’s first-ever VR experience, has a pretty specific goal in mind; getting you to see the film in theaters when it opens next week. …

Virtual Reality

Consciousness Hacking & VR: Immersive Tech's Capacity to Drive Addictions or Transcend Compulsions

There is a growing backlash against technology being catalyzed by some of the architects of the persuasive habit-forming techniques. The Guardian …

Emotions

'The Exorcist: Legion VR' First Episodes to Launch on Rift & Vive November 22nd

The scariest time of the year has come and gone, and although we were expecting the first two episodes of <i>The Exorcist: Legion VR</i> in time for …

Virtual Reality

‘Alvo’ Wants to Be ‘CS:GO’ for VR, Launching with Cross-play for PSVR, Rift & Vive in 2018

Indie studio Mardonpol, makers of <i>Quiz Night Tonight! (2017),</i> is dialing in on <i>CS:GO</i> territory with its recently released trailer which shows all of …

Virtual Reality

Co-op Space Survival Game 'From Other Suns' Now Available – Launch Trailer

<i>From Other Suns</i> has been one of the more anticipated Oculus titles since its announcement earlier this year. Today the co-op space survival game …

Virtual Reality

HTC Lists Racket Accessory for Tracker, Suggesting Tracker's Imminent Commercial Launch

A Racket Sports Set designed to be compatible with HTC Vive‘s Tracker, the modular positionally-tracked puck that you can use to track practically …

Virtual Reality

'HotStepper' Gives You Directions in AR with the Help of an Infectiously Fun Half-naked Man

Thanks to augmented reality, the world is about to get weird. Real weird. Thankfully we’re not the only ones who think so, because Nexus Studios, the …

Augmented Reality

HTC Aims to Create a 'Mobile OpenVR' in China with Vive Wave Mobile VR Platform

On stage at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC today unveiled their upcoming standalone VR headset, Vive Focus. While HTC is only releasing …

Virtual Reality

Hands-On: ‘Star Shelter’ – Survival in Zero Gravity

Stranded in space with just an AI voice and your broken ship for company, you must scavenge for materials to survive, searching random debris …

Virtual Reality

HTC Scraps Plans to Bring Daydream-based Vive Focus to Western Markets

HTC revealed their new standalone Vive Focus headset today, poised to launch into the Asian market. Earlier this year the device was teased to be …

Virtual Reality

HTC Announces 'Vive Focus' Standalone VR Headset

Today during the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC revealed the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset with inside-out positional tracking. The …

Virtual Reality