Virtual Reality

Popularity of Sony’s PlayStation VR Surprises Even the Company

SAN MATEO, Calif. — There are plenty of people who are skeptical about virtual reality, a technology some have heralded as the biggest thing to come along in years in games and entertainment.<p>Even Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the video game division of the …

PlayStation

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller

<b>Over 70 new controller titles are in development.</b><p>Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR, powered by …

Samsung

The Smartphone Industry Won't Be About Devices Anymore

The past few years have been great for smartphone buyers all over. As some of the previous growth markets started to saturate, the brands at the top …

Innovation

Grandmother screams bloody murder during her first VR roller coaster ride

One of the best new YouTube trends may be watching old people experience VR for the first time.<p>While this video of an 83-year-old grandmother riding a VR roller coaster ride starts off innocently enough, things take a turn as soon as this poor woman hits the top of the first hill.<p>Pro tip: If an …

Humor

Punchkeyboard is the VR Keyboard You’ve Been Waiting For

<b>A comfortable design and word prediction make this the best VR keyboard on the market.</b><p>Like any emerging technology, virtual reality still has a few …

Samsung announces new Gear VR headset with 101° FOV, comes with touch/motion controller

Samsung MWC 2017 Press Conference Live Stream: How To Watch Tab 3 Reveal In Barcelona

Samsung won’t be maintaining as large of a presence at Mobile World Congress this year, but it doesn’t mean the company won’t have major …

Samsung

Promising PlayStation VR Shooter Farpoint Launches 16th May

Farpoint is awesome, and is deploying on 16th May. The <i>Starship Troopers</i>-esque first-person shooter sees you whisked away to an alien planet, where …

PlayStation

Data and Insights in the VR Market

Gaming

The Future of Video Marketing

<b>10 Video Marketing Trends</b><p>Keeping ahead of Digital Trends can keep the savviest of us on our toes – and given the speed in which the landscape …

Marketing

Fan Uses HoloLens To Play Portal in a Real Life AR

When it comes to AR games, <i>Pokémon GO</i> is still probably the most well-known title among casual mobile gamers. But it will be far from the last game to …

Game Development

PlayStation VR sales figures revealed in exec’s interview

Almost a million in four months; Andrew House is ‘very happy’<p>PlayStation VR has sold 915,000 units to consumers since it launched in October, reports The New York Times, coming close to an internal goal Sony set of pushing 1 million units within the hardware's first six months of availability.<p>The …

PlayStation

Oscar nominee Patrick Osborne on Pearl: ‘I wish I could make every film in VR first’

Google’s Spotlight Story program has come a long way since Windy Day landed on Moto X phones in 2013. Since then, the company has consistently produced short films to take advantage of smartphone hardware. In 2015, the company worked with former Disney animator Glen Keane to produce the lyrical …

Movies

VR Headsets, Bluetooth Headphones, and more [Week’s Newest Deals]

Say goodbye to winter and hello to these great new deals on gear and gadgets in the Cult of Mac Store. This week, we’ve got a terabyte of super secure cloud storage for life, a way to save your favorite streaming videos, a versatile VR headset, and set of boss Bluetooth earbuds. Everything’s …

Gear & Gadgets

[MWC 2017] Korean tech firms showcasing new gadgets, solutions at MWC

BARCELONA -- A slew of high-profile gadgets and solutions by Korean tech giants -- Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, SK Telecom and KT -- are …

Samsung

Archaeologists to use VR to find long-lost tomb of murdered Scottish King James I

A VR version of the court will be recreated to conduct planned digs over two years.<p>Archaeologists are seeking to uncover the long-lost tomb of …

Archaeology

Escape the Hostel and Survive in DYING: Reborn; Arrives on PSVR and PS4 Tuesday

DYING: Reborn Arrives Tuesday<p>After an impressive end of 2016 that saw the release of three diverse PlayStation VR games, Oasis Games announced that …

PlayStation

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

<b>Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show.</b><p>Instead, it showed off two new tablet computers and a virtual reality headset that comes with a remote control.<p>However, a new smartphone was briefly teased at the …

Samsung

Live coverage: Watch Samsung’s MWC 2017 press conference right here

Samsung is about to unveil a bunch of new products, but the two devices the company’s fans want to see most won’t be here. Well, they might be teased …

Samsung

Playstation VR Sales Beat Even Sony’s Expectations

Sony has for the first time disclosed sales numbers for its Playstation VR headsets, telling the <i>New York Times</i> that 915,000 of the units have sold …

PlayStation

Chair helps to conquer motion sickness

Some of the more than 1,400 military flight students who pass through Whiting Field Naval Air Station each year make an unexpected stop on the way to …

Nokia has confidence its VR cameras, smartphones, 5G tech will drive growth

Why it matters to you<p>Nokia's new smartphones, virtual reality platform, and 5G technologies have the potential to transform industries.<p>Nokia’s back. …

Innovation

High School and VR Counselors

• Home<br>• High School and VR Counselors<p>There is no other place like this in the world.<p><b>Gallaudet is the world's only university designed to be barrier-free</b> …

Education

MWC Leads The Way To 5G With New Technologies, Chips And Devices

Many of the themes are this year’s MWC are not new. There will be a focus on applications like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI), new high-performance mobile SoCs powering the latest round of flagship smartphones, and a continued focus on the transition …

Innovation

Photos: Inside the Nexus gaming centre in Johannesburg

The Nexus is a centre for gamers and geeks, and is the new home of AWX and Outer Limits.

Gaming

Surprising Fields That Will Be Transformed By VR Technology

Look no further – the future is already here. The fresh concepts from sci-fi movies have left the big screen and the realm of our collective …

I’m boycotting Zenimax and you should too.

When companies act against the interests of consumers, it makes sense for consumers to boycott those companies. The same is true when companies …

John Carmack

Teachers eye potential of virtual reality to enhance science instruction

If you can’t afford a field trip to the International Space Station, donning a boxy black headset might be the next best thing.<p>To take advantage of …

Education

DiRT Rally VR Review

The Codec Moments team’s favourite racing game of 2016 has been given PSVR support to drop you right in the middle of the cockpit action. Not content …

Samsung Gear VR with Controller takes immersive smartphone VR to the next level

Who said Samsung’s MWC appearance this year would be far more discreet and way less exciting than in the recent past? Granted, the “next big thing” …

Technology