Items tagged with VR

Like it or not, Apple is preparing to join the mixed-reality bandwagon, possibly this spring, with a device powered by an operating system called xrOS—formerly known as realityOS. Apple is planning to take on Meta, Sony, and HTC by introducing their virtual headset with a dedicated operating system and app store... Read more...
Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) glasses seem to need a bit more testing and development before being released. New rumors are saying the AR glasses are expected to be "postponed to 2025-2026, due to design issues", according to Haitong International Tech Research analyst Jeff Pu. It is no secret that the... Read more...
If you are a fan of Stranger Things and playing as the villain in a video game, the upcoming VR game from Tender Claws may be just what you are looking for. Stranger Things VR is set to arrive in the Winter of 2023. Netflix's exclusive series Stranger Things has become one of the streaming service's biggest hits... Read more...
The wait for Sony to release its much-anticipated PlayStation VR2 headset to retail is winding down, though it will still be a few months before it lands on store shelves. In a blog post, Sony announced the PSVR 2 will launch on February 22, 2023, as will the optional PlayStation VR2 Sense controller charging station... Read more...
The new Meta Quest Pro has been officially announced, and is being billed as a new line of advanced VR headsets built for collaborations, creativity, and getting things done. It is available for pre-order now, with a shipping date beginning on October 25, 2022. Virtual reality is one of the fastest growing markets... Read more...
Meta could be getting some new competition in virtual reality. TikTok's parent company ByteDance has announced a new VR headset under its Pico brand. The Pico 4 has many of the same features as the Meta Quest 2, and it's even more impressive in some ways. However, you won't be able to get one in the US right now. The... Read more...
It's been slow to pick up in popularity, but there's no real question that some form of virtual reality is likely to be the next frontier in computer interaction. Unfortunately, some people struggle with severe motion sickness when using virtual reality. New research suggests that this problem, dubbed "cybersickness"... Read more...
If you have ever wished to walk in Gordon Freeman's shoes, soon you can. Half-Life 2: VR is a fan made VR implementation of the now 18-year-old game. This release is designated as a mod and will require players to own a copy of the original Half-Life 2 as a base. Created by the Source VR Mod team, this mod looks to... Read more...
Virtual Reality enabled doctors to train for a surgery to separate a set of conjoined twins in Brazil. At nearly four years old, the two boys were the oldest craniopagus twins with a fused brain to be separated. When most of us think of virtual reality (VR), thoughts of exploring a world created by a group of game... Read more...
If you were considering the purchase of a Meta Quest 2 VR headset, you better act fast because it's about to go way up in price. Announced on Twitter and in a blog post, the Quest 2 will increase $100 to $399.99 for the cheaper 128GB model, and $499.99 for the 256GB model. Those prices go into effect in on August 1... Read more...
It's no secret that Mark Zuckerberg is heavily invested in VR technologies and how those advancements will drive the shift to the metaverse. It's such a big part of what's going on at Facebook that the company rebranded itself as Meta. More than just a name change, Meta is currently working on a whole bunch of... Read more...
Over the past year, much of the buzz surrounding Valve, the company behind Steam, has concerned the Steam Deck. However, despite the hype-filled launch of its handheld game console, it seems that Valve hasn’t forgotten about its other gaming device endeavor: virtual reality (VR). In fact, it appears as though the... Read more...
Are you a Meta Quest 2 user who uses their PC to play higher fidelity VR games? Have you noticed a bit of judder and stutter in your headset if you're on Windows 11? You're not alone, and there's a fix. It is a problem that has plagued Windows 11 virtual reality users since the launch of the operating system in May... Read more...
You may have lugged around a backpack with a laptop inside, but what if the backpack was the PC? That's the idea behind Zotac's VR GO, a wearable PC that's again been upgraded. The latest iteration—VR GO 4.0—packs an 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor paired with discrete NVIDIA RTX graphics, though interestingly... Read more...
Apple's long-rumored mixed reality headset is reported to incorporate 14 cameras that will enable lifelike human avatars in a metaverse environment. The headset is currently expected to be announced by the end of 2023. A mixed reality headset from Apple has been in the works since 2015, and has seen its share of... Read more...
We've all heard that a carpenter is only as good as their tools, and that certainly applies to more than just whittling wood and building tables. In the realm of tech, and specifically extended reality (XR) experiences, Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 5G platform is a powerful tool for device makers and developers. Everyone... Read more...
Researchers are looking to target haptics for AR/VR at the second most sensitive and dense of mechanoreceptors, the mouth. So, if you have ever felt your VR/AR experience has been lacking a bit of taste, this will give you something to chew on. Virtual and augmented reality has been making strides in terms of... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Meta is working on a new high-end VR headset, but it's not being made for playtime. The new headset, codenamed Project Cambria, will be "more focused on work use cases" and is set to release later this year. Meta's Quest 2 VR headset is one the most popular options on the market... Read more...
The Second Annual Meta Quest Gaming Showcase that took place this week showed off a lot of really cool entries, but one game in particular displayed something strange in the neighborhood. That's right Ghostbusters VR! Ghostbusters video games have a history almost as long as the popular Sony subsidiary film... Read more...
Audi is bringing the metaverse to the automotive industry with the first ever virtual-reality entertainment from Holoride. Audi owners will be able to take advantage of this new technology beginning in June of this year. Kids nowadays will probably never know the feeling of being utterly bored on a long trip. They... Read more...
It took a minute, but Sony finally revealed the finished design of its upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset and matching VR2 Sense controllers. At a glance it's not drastically different in appearance than the first-gen PSVR headset (save for the controllers), though it's definitely sleeker and more modern. It's also been... Read more...
Facebook is betting big on the so-called metaverse, hence why it rebranded the company Meta to reflect where Mark Zuckerberg and the gang believe the internet is headed. Only time will tell how it all plays out. In the early going, though, the metaverse is rapidly expanding, or at least that's the case for Meta's... Read more...
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