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Here's how HTC's new Vive Tracker works!

HTC announced a new wave of accessories headed to Vive owners later this year, but the one that stands above the crowd is the new Vive Tracker. HTC …

We have virtual reality. What’s next is straight out of ‘The Matrix’

In 1999, <i>The Matrix</i> introduced your neighbor, your dad, and pretty much every hacky-sacking college kid in the country to the idea that the real world …

Forget controllers, use your hands: Leap Motion’s tracking tech hits mobile VR

In a virtual world? Want to pick up that sword? Instead of using a controller like the ones that come with the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, Leap Motion …

Industrial Analytics Based On Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize Manufacturing

• McKinsey Global Institute predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate up to $11T in value to the global economy by 2025.<br>• 69% of decision makers believe Industrial Analytics will be crucial for business success in 2020, with 15% considering it crucial today.<br>• Predictive and prescriptive …

Big Data

Just Eat delivery robot to replace human drivers

Just Eat has delivered its first take away with a delivery robot to a customer in Greenwich, launching a pilot project that will involve transporting food in the city using autonomous vehicles.<p>Following extensive testing, Europe's biggest online delivery food company Just Eat has become the first …

'Google Earth VR' Revealed Today in Surprise Announcement

Looking down on the brilliant orange seats, and crisp green grass below me, two thoughts fight for dominance in my skull. The first is concerning all …

HTC Values VR Arcade Business At $100 Million As 120+ Titles Sign Up

HTC’s Viveport is quickly growing from a simple storefront into a much wider-reaching platform, with iterations on PC and mobile. But Viveport is …

HTC Announces Viveport Program That Lets Developers License Their VR Games For Arcades

Virtual reality gaming can be quite expensive, that’s why HTC is trying to make it more accessible by opening up an arcade. Called the Viveport …

How smart decisions in VR led to a funny game about soccer, set in a prison

It makes perfect sense<p>Ben Throop was a game director at Activision and, soon after he left that position to work on his own projects, he attended a game jam in 2014 that included this interesting tethered virtual reality headset that included head tracking. It was called the Vive.<p>He immediately …

Viveland Is HTC's Huge New VR Arcade for Taiwan

Start saving up quarters and practicing your best lap times in <i>Project CARS</i>; HTC is making a big push to bring back arcades with VR.<p>Or at least it is …

HTC promises Vive arcades in China, the US, and Europe

HTC is building out its recently announced Viveport Arcade program, with an eye toward turning public virtual reality gaming into a $100 million industry over the next two years. At the 2016 VR Developers Conference in San Francisco, HTC announced that horror shooter <i>The Brookhaven Experiment</i> and …

L'Oreal turns to virtual reality to train hairdressers

Out-of-town trainings and classes can cost aspiring hairdressers a pretty penny. L'Oréal's high-tech alternative could change that, though, and could even make learning more fun. The French cosmetics company teamed up with VR software maker 8i to create a new virtual reality curriculum for the …

A bug in the matrix: virtual reality will change our lives. But will it also harm us?

Prejudice, harassment and hate speech have crept from the real world into the digital realm. For virtual reality to succeed, it will have to tackle this from the start<p>It won’t be long, the technologists tell us, before we’ll all be vacationing in virtual reality. We’ll can the commute and hold …

The first Google Tango phone delivers true augmented reality gaming

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is shipping now<p>If it weren’t for <i>Pokémon Go</i>, augmented reality might have stayed another forlorn futurist technology the public paid little attention to. Instead, the AR mobile game from developer Niantic Labs, a former Google subsidiary, catapulted the technology to hundreds …

Carluccio’s 'biggest ever menu overhaul' in 17 years as it offers virtual reality dining experience

Carluccio's has shaken up its menu for the first time in 17 years - while introducing a 360 experience allowing diners to experience Italy.<p>There's no …

VR industry hasn’t bothered to do safety research

Episode two of this season’s Black Mirror, ‘Playtest’, sparked the question by many including Tyler Wilde, Executive Editor at PC Gamer, to ask the question, “Is there a line where virtual reality becomes dangerous, and will we stop when we find it?”<p>I don’t want to be a party pooper, but it appears …

Virtual Reality

5 Things We Learned About HTC's Plans For VR

The HTC Vive is a mysterious beast. It’s a wonderful headset with great games and experiences, but it’s something we seem to take on a week-by-week …

Paranormal Activity VR game: Watch us play this year's scariest demo

Just imagine being dropped straight in the middle of your favourite horror movie - only then can you start to comprehend the terrifying potential …

Grabbing coffee at a VR cafe in Seoul, South Korea

The Gigantic List of Augmented Reality Use Cases

Everyone says that augmented reality (AR) will be bigger than virtual reality (VR): analysts, investors, technologists, and futurists alike. But …

HTC Partners With InterContinental Hotels To Bring Vive To Chinese Hotel Rooms

We’ve often talked about VR being used for virtual tourism, but this isn’t exactly what we had in mind.<p>HTC today announced a partnership with …

HTC Makes Big Play For VR Content Distribution In China

HTC held joint developer forum at Alibaba’s Cloud computing conference this weekend in China and had a number of big things to say about what their …

After testing Vive VR Cafes, HTC plans for $1.5B investment fund in China

Back in October, HTC revealed plans to open more of its Vive VR Cafes around China with a view to possibly bringing the cafes internationally through …

Virtual And Augmented Reality Become Realistic Revenue Generators

When gaming app <i>Pokémon GO</i> took over this summer, augmented reality (AR) was really thrust into the mainstream. After becoming the most successful U.S. mobile game ever, the app’s popularity inevitably declined. However, according to Newzoo, the game is still making $2 million per day, and is the …

Augmented Reality

Ghost Invasion is a HoloLens game that turns you into a ghostbuster

The HoloLens is still a few years off from becoming a consumer product, but some developers are testing out the device’s gaming capabilities right now.<p>Ghost Invasion is a new game for Microsoft’s augmented-reality headset HoloLens, and it is out now for $1 on the Microsoft Store. Developer …

VR Arcade - Raindance Film Festival

<b>Sponsored by Lexus</b><p><b>Welcome to the inaugural Raindance Virtual Reality Arcade.</b><p>1-2 October 2016<p>This two day public event will showcase talent in …

Virtual Reality

Guy Falls While Mountain Climbing, Luckily It Wasn’t A Real Mountain

Virtual reality promises to unlock a whole range of new experiences we may not otherwise try, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get hurt trying them. …

3 New VR Arcades Hit Utah, Ohio, and Washington DC

VR Arcades are beginning to make their spread across the US, offering users timed access to consumer VR systems and an array of games.<p>With the cost …

How virtual reality gaming is blowing its big chance in 2016

Sony stole the pre-show at E3, announcing an incredibly exciting-sounding list of titles: <i>Arkham VR</i>, a VR-compatible version of <i>Resident Evil 7</i>, and a VR add-on to <i>Final Fantasy XV.</i> It’s the cheapest tethered headset, and it runs off a popular console. If anyone can make VR mainstream, it’s …