VR

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


  • 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...

  • #BeFearless Brings Virtual Phobia Treatment To The Samsung Gear VR

    Logan Strain - December 22nd, 2016

    In psychology, “flooding” (also sometimes called “immersion therapy”) is the practice of intentionally confronting the patient with what they fear most. Does someone have cynophobia (fear of dogs)? A psychologist who practice...

  • How Does A 19-Year-Old Look At Virtual Reality? Through The Eyes of VU Dream

    Conor Hockett - December 20th, 2016

    Mark Metry might look like any other 19-year-old at Wentworth Institute of Technology, but the Massachusetts native is hardly your “typical” college student. That’s because traditional molds don’t befit Metry — they&rsqu...

  • 4 Augmented Reality Apps That Will Reshape How Doctors Treat Patients

    Rebecca Paredes - December 20th, 2016

    This is a contribution by Leo Suarez. Want to write for WearableZone? Check out our guidelines. Augmented reality is the next great technological breakthrough. Pokémon Go, the hottest AR game, has been downloaded more than 100 million times wi...

  • Gartner’s Brian Blau Predicts Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality Will Merge By 2020

    Logan Strain - December 15th, 2016

    At the Virtual Reality Summit 2016 in San Diego on Wednesday, Brian Blau, Research Vice President at Gartner, spoke about the developing market for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In his talk, he offered some predictions on where the...

  • New Samsung VR Headsets Will Improve Upon HoloLens, Magic Leap

    Rebecca Paredes - December 15th, 2016

    At the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego on Thursday, Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, Vice President of Samsung Electronics, revealed details about two new virtual reality head-mounted displays. One VR headset, the Samsung Gear VR 2, “will be presented i...

  • Google Glass 2: Everything We Know So Far

    Logan Strain - November 30th, 2016

    All the way back in January 2015, Google announced that it would stop selling its much-criticized Google Glass. However, the tech giant insisted, this didn’t mean that Google Glass was dead. It was merely moving on to develop a bigger and bette...

  • Oculus Announces A New, Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

    Rebecca Paredes - October 6th, 2016

    At the Oculus Connect 3 developer conference, Oculus announced that the development of a standalone virtual reality headset — an announcement that comes on the tails of Google’s Daydream. "We're working on a standalone #VR experience."...

  • Oculus Announces Partnership With Disney, Featuring Blade Runner And Classic Characters

    Rebecca Paredes - October 6th, 2016

    Your next virtual reality experience could incorporate the magic of Disney. At the Oculus Connect 3 conference on Thursday, Oculus and Disney announced a partnership to debut a series of virtual reality projects later this year. The partnership is p...

  • Oculus Dedicates $10 Million To VR Diversity Program

    Logan Strain - October 6th, 2016

    Oculus is dedicated to supporting people from diverse backgrounds so they can become virtual reality creators. To createa VR community that better representsthe world at large, Oculus will spend $10 million dollars toward VR diversity programs. The a...

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