VR

What's going on in the world of virtual and augmented reality? A little bit of everything. Here's to the virtual future.


  • These Electronic Glasses For The Blind Are Straight Out Of The Future

    Conor Hockett - February 23rd, 2017

    It’s easy to take an innate gift like sight for granted, but many people don’t have that luxury. Simple tasks like reading, walking, and making coffee are often difficult, if not impossible, for the visually impaired. One company wants t...

  • Experience A New Digital Environment With These 5 Augmented Reality Games

    Conor Hockett - February 21st, 2017

    Pokémon Go’s widespread popularity brought a lot of attention to augmented reality in 2016, but lets face it — the thrill of catching ‘em all fades rather quickly. While other augmented reality games aren’t as mainstre...

  • Get Ready For Sansar, The Virtual Reality Evolution Of Second Life

    Shane Landry - February 20th, 2017

    Defy gravity, create a painting you can walk into, design architecture unbound by the laws of physics, and explore new worlds. While that might sound like science fiction, Sansar aspires to make it a reality — virtual reality, that is. The nex...

  • The Future Of Virtual Reality: Consumers Want Improved Content, Design

    Conor Hockett - February 15th, 2017

    Virtual reality consumers want improvements in content, usability, design, and accessibility above anything else from manufacturers, according to a new consumer sentiment report from the Consumer Technology Association. In response to findings from ...

  • How Trinity VR’s Pitching Simulator Might Change Baseball Forever

    Logan Strain - January 19th, 2017

    Because of his former job, Rahat Ahmed saw the virtual reality revolution a lot sooner than the rest of us did. Back in 2014, his position as a technology investor gave him a rare peek into the infancy of modern VR — and its transformative pote...

  • SkyLights Wants To Bring The Virtual Experience To Your Next Flight

    Conor Hockett - January 18th, 2017

    Whether you’re on a short flight between cities or a long-haul trip overseas, the constraints of an airplane eventually weigh on all passengers. Even those fortunate enough to sit in first class usually occupy their attention with some kind of ...

  • Interview: VR Porn Can’t Drive Mainstream Adoption Of Virtual Reality Alone

    Conor Hockett - January 10th, 2017

    When I slipped on Naughty America’s Samsung Gear VR, I still didn’t fully believe that I was about to watch VR porn. I was at CES, a hub of innovation, and I was being treated to a poolside scene with Nicole Aniston. It was a surreal exp...

  • Google And Huawei Partner To Create Daydream-Ready Phones And VR

    Conor Hockett - January 7th, 2017

    During Huawei’s keynote address at CES 2017, it was actually Google that made the biggest announcement. Amit Singh, Vice President of Business and Operations for augmented and virtual reality at Google, revealed that Huawei’s newest smar...

  • Interview: DAQRI’s Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Are A Revolution

    Rebecca Paredes - January 7th, 2017

    When we think about augmented reality, it’s always framed in the future. We wonder what problems AR will solve and what it will look like — but really, augmented reality glasses are already here. They aren’t hitting store shelves an...

  • Samsung Barely Mentioned VR At CES, And That’s Good News For Gaming

    Rebecca Paredes - January 6th, 2017

    At CES on Wednesday, Samsung debuted a full suite of smart home appliances, QLED TVs, and computers — but updates about wearables like the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Samsung Gear VR were conspicuously absent. Toward the end of the conference, Alan...

  • Intel Reveals Project Alloy Headset Will Ship End Of 2017

    Rebecca Paredes - January 5th, 2017

    In a room of black armchairs and Oculus Rift headsets, only one thing was more numerous than the people experiencing Intel’s vision of virtual reality: the cords. They snaked down from the headsets, connected to large laptops and Rift sensors,...

  • 3D Sculpting Just Got A Virtual Reality Upgrade With Leopoly

    Rebecca Paredes - December 30th, 2016

    I was always the worst at art in middle school. In my art class, I remember actively suppressing the urge to jam my fingers into my watercolor set and crumble the paint pots out of sheer frustration. I couldn’t get the colors where I wanted the...

  • How Virtual Reality Is Helping Entrepreneurs Plan Effective Workplaces

    Rebecca Paredes - December 28th, 2016

    This is a contribution by Olivia Yeakle. Want to write for WearableZone? Check out our guidelines. You’re a serial entrepreneur with big ambitions. When you sit back and envision your first startup’s workspace, what do you see? A colorfu...

  • How Upload, Inc. Created A Fertile Ecosystem For Virtual Reality To Grow

    Logan Strain - December 28th, 2016

    Will Mason describes himself as a “Virtual Reality Evangelist,” which initially sounds like one of those hyperbolic tech industry titles that HBO’s Silicon Valley might poke fun of. But after you hear Mason zealously proclaim the go...

  • Patents And Inside Sources Reveal First Details About Apple’s VR Headset

    Rebecca Paredes - December 22nd, 2016

    Contributed by Jen B. Want to write for WearableZone? Check out our guidelines. While Android continues to dominate the virtual reality market, it will probably meet its biggest competitor soon. All signs indicate that an Apple VR headset in the wor...

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