Virtual Reality

Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today's Headsets

Earlier this year, Clay Bavor, VP of VR/AR at Google, revealed a “secret project” to develop a VR-optimised OLED panel capable of 20 megapixels per …

OLEDs

A tiny British startup got 26 million views for its first VR experience — now it's made a full game for the HTC Vive

Virtual reality is still a niche hobby, but a small British startup is one of the first-movers in building games for the emerging medium.<p>Curiscope is a 10-person, Brighton-based startup which raised $1 million (£748,000) in seed funding from LocalGlobe in October. It's just released its second VR …

Oculus Rift

HTC Vive hits best ever price on Amazon US — now’s the time to strike | Trusted Reviews

<b>During the Black Friday weekend madness, there were a slew of great deals to be had on the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headsets.</b><p>However, we were …

Shopping

Tour Through History with The New York Times Virtual Reality View on the Seven Wonders of the World

Marvel In the Historic Views of the World with Virtual Reality<p>The New York Times recently recorded and captured seven wonders of the world with …

Machu Picchu

Save nearly $200 on this HTC VR headset bundle in time for the holidays

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>If you're in the middle of holiday shopping, …

Shopping

16 Things You Never Knew About The Rock's Disastrous Doom Movie

The movie adaptation of <i>Doom</i>, the popular first-person shooter video game, should have been a slam dunk for all concerned.<p>Not only did the film boast …

Movies

Can the Snapdragon 845 give VR a shot in the arm?

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is a feature-rich SoC heading to next year’s smartphones, Windows laptops, and, probably, virtual reality products. The 845 features a number of improvements specifically designed to improve performance and bring new features to mobile AR and VR. …

Augmented Reality

VR industry could post decent holiday sales to ease sting of a disappointing year

There’s no getting around the fact that 2017 was a big letdown for the virtual reality industry. But at the tail end of a year that saw far fewer sales of VR headsets than projected, the holiday season is set to offer just a bit of good cheer.<p>The folks at SuperData recently updated their holiday …

Business

Airbnb wants to offer virtual reality previews of rental spots

Airbnb is developing virtual and augmented reality features to help guests find and navigate rental listings, the company announced on its blog today. Three-dimensional scans and 360-degree photos would allow users to get a better sense of a listing, and augmented reality overlays could help guests …

Augmented Reality

‘Operation Apex’ lets you explore the deep, no scuba gear required

The water surrounding me provided little resistance to the powerful handheld propeller in my hands. Effortlessly gliding over the seabed, I reached …

PSVR Games 2018: Highwire’s ‘Golem’ Release Date, Gameplay, Locomotion System Announced

After announcing in October that its VR adventure game, “Golem,” is scheduled for release next year, Highwire Games has now revealed the official …

Sony Slashes PlayStation VR + 'Gran Turismo Sport' Bundle to $200

After announcing the company sold over 2 million PSVR headsets to date, Sony is now lowering the price of one of its latest bundles to just $200, …

Gran Turismo Sport

VR Headset Market Research Size, Share, Trends Analysis and Growth Forecast by Type and Application from 2017-2023

The <b>VR Headset Market</b> Global Market Status & Trend Report 2013-2023 Top 20 Countries Including Enabling Technologies, Key Trends, Market Drivers, …

South-east Asia

TechSpot Tech Gift Shortlist 2017

Tech Stocking Stuffers<p>A Little Bit of Everything (under $50)<p>Because there's still time to get something for that family member or friend who is …

Super Mario

Geek Daily Deals Dec. 11, 2017: Sale on STEM Toys, Kits, and Equipment; Big HTC Vive Virtual Reality Bundle

Here’s your Geek Daily Deals on gadgets, gear, and other useful stuff any geek family needs!<p>Big Sale on STEM Toys, Kits, and Equipment:<p>For the …

Shopping

Virtual Reality Makes Journalism Immersive, Realism Makes It Credible

By<p>Virtual reality technology may help journalists pull an audience into their stories, but they should avoid being too flashy, or their credibility …

Psychology

Virtual reality gamers give Hollywood Bowl a boost

Investors in Hollywood Bowl hit a strike on Monday after the ten-pin bowling firm unveiled its first special dividend alongside a full-year sales …

$600 HTC Vive sold with $100 gift card at Best Buy, extra Deluxe Audio Strap on Amazon

HTC cannot and will not compete with Oculus on price when it comes to both the original, PC-connected Rift and the newly unveiled standalone Go. But …

Shopping

Airbnb wants to start using VR to let you take a tour before you arrive

In the future, you and your friend may be able to walk through your next Airbnb rental before you even arrive. The home-sharing service recently …

Gear & Gadgets

Virtual reality helps Bradford pupils visit International Space Station

PUPILS at a Bradford school got to experience a virtual trip to back from the stars thanks to top of the range equipment.<p>A Samsung VR bus dropped by …

NASA

Why I’m still so optimistic about VR/XR/AR: Wolves in the Walls shows why

“Wolves in the Walls“, which I got an early look at, changed my life and changed my expectations of what entertainment will look like over next …

Robert Scoble

'Killing Floor: Incursion' Heading to PSVR "soon", Coming in 2018

Last month <i>Killing Floor: Incursion (2017),</i> the co-op zombie shooter from Tripwire Interactive, made its transition from Oculus exclusive to …

Oklahoma researchers develop robots to fill care gap

In the next decade, Grandma's in-home caregiver could be a robot.<p>The number of people age 60 or older is projected to grow by 56 percent worldwide by …

Business

Virtual Reality is Power in the Second Trailer for Ready Player One

At an event today in Austin, Ernest Cline and the crew of the <i>Ready Player One</i> debuted the film’s second trailer.<p><i>Ready Player One,</i> based on Ernest …

Geek

PSX 2017: Blood & Truth Is Comfortably PSVR's Most Visually Impressive Game

The exciting thing about PlayStation VR is that we’re now approaching the second generation of software, with many teams already experienced with the …

PlayStation

Sergeant James: A Virtual Reality Experience

It’s Leo’s bedtime, but he thinks something is lurking under his bed. Is it the imagination of a young boy, or something more sinister?

A-Tech Cybernetic Gets Free Demo and New Story Mode Chapter

Developers Xreal Games quietly launched its cyberpunk virtual reality (VR) shooter A-Tech Cybernetic into early access earlier this year, but now the …

Singularity

Acer launches India’s first mixed reality headset with World Scale MR, 6DoF positional tracking

Acer has launched India's first mixed reality headset in the country. Aptly called the <b>Acer</b> Windows Mixed Reality, the headset comes with World Scale …

Augmented Reality

Sword Art Online Novels Enter 'Unital Ring' Arc

The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko imprint noted that Volume 59 of the Dengeki Bunko magazine (cover pictured at right) …

Anime

Project LUX Announced for PS VR at PlayStation Experience

<i>Project LUX</i> is a visual novel style game that was announced for PS VR at this year’s PlayStation Experience event.<p>It’s an interactive virtual reality …

InterAct