VR

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


  • Vuzix Reveals Their Vision To Bring Augmented Reality To The Masses

    Logan Strain - October 5th, 2016

    At the Wearable Technology Show in Santa Clara, Lance Anderson, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Vuzix Corporation, showed off his company’s vision to change augmented reality glasses from a purely industrial device to something that every...

  • Google Unveils Daydream View VR Headset

    Shayla Brooks - October 4th, 2016

    Google unveiled a new virtual reality headset Tuesday with the Daydream View. The device, first announced at I/O in May, goes on sale in November for $79. With the Daydream View, Google looks to make virtual reality accessible to a wider audience wi...

  • Smart Glasses That Are Paving The Way For Augmented Reality

    Logan Strain - September 30th, 2016

    The rise of Google Glass made it appear that smart glasses were on the cusp of going mainstream. But in 2015, Google stopped producing the face-mounted augmented reality devices. The official word was that the device (worn by people sometimes derogat...

  • Westworld Reveals The Controversial Future Of Virtual Reality

    Amica Graber - September 27th, 2016

    HBO’s sci-fi thriller series Westworld premieres on October 2, and it offers us a glimpse into the future of immersive virtual experiences. The show’s website invites us to experience Westworld’s super secret, invitation-only playgr...

  • Reality Is An Illusion: Mr. Robot Reveals VR’s Storytelling Future

    Hiram Cho - July 22nd, 2016

    The production crew forMr. Robotkicked off Comic Con in amazing fashion — with the help of a freeGoogle Cardboard VR headset. On Wednesday, July 20, fans of the show were treated to a world premiere virtual reality experience at San Diego&rsqu...

  • The Seven Best Affordable VR Cameras For Shooting 360° Video

    Logan Strain - July 20th, 2016

    Imagine this: it’s the year 2020, and you get a sudden pang of nostalgia while you’re at home. “That hiking trip I took a few years ago was a blast,” you say. “Maybe I should watch the video.” But rather than pul...

  • Dark Days VR Review: An Eerie Room Escape Adventure

    Logan Strain - July 11th, 2016

    My wife recently complained that a mobile game she’s been playing, Disney Tsum Tsum, was getting to her. It’s a fast-paced puzzle game where you have to connect little circles that look like Disney characters (called “tsums”) ...

  • Virtual Reality Theme Park: Take A Ride With VR

    Rebecca Paredes - July 8th, 2016

    You’re wearing a headset, headphones, gesture-recognition software, and a modified laptop. But you’re only focused on two things: the way your sword’s hilt feels in your palms (very real) and the sight of an approaching dragon (very...

  • Here’s What 5 Free Virtual Horror Games Did To My Heart Rate

    Rebecca Paredes - June 29th, 2016

    I wouldn’t call myself a horror buff, but I love a good scare. There’s something innately special about feeling your heart race, your palms sweat, and your fight-or-flight instinct kick in — without, you know, actually being in dang...

  • The Best VR Headsets You Can Buy Right Now

    Logan Strain - June 23rd, 2016

    In 2016, there are two kinds of people: people who haven’t tried virtual reality, and people who tell complete strangers, “Have you tried virtual reality yet? IT’S AMAZING.” As technology has advanced, manufacturers have over...

  • The Most Addictive Free Samsung Gear VR Apps

    Logan Strain - June 13th, 2016

    When I first got a Samsung Gear VR, my immediate question was, “How much fun can I get out of this without spending any more money?” This isn’t because I’m opposed to paying app and content creators for their hard work. It&rsq...

  • These Are 10 Of The Best-Rated Oculus Rift Games On Steam

    Rebecca Paredes - June 10th, 2016

    Source Before you can play Oculus Rift games, you need to have a gaming setup — and staring at Rift in its entirety is like staring at a work of art. The headset, the sensors, and the Xbox controller combine to create a collection of smooth b...

  • Best Google Cardboard VR Apps: Zombie Shooters And Dystopian Music Videos, Oh My

    Rebecca Paredes - June 3rd, 2016

    I’m not going to lie — I never thought Google Cardboard VR apps would make my heart pound and my fight-or-flight response kick into overdrive. But that’s exactly what happened in the middle of my workday on a sunny San Diego aftern...

  • Welcome To The Scene Of The Crime: Virtual Reality Technology Used In Court

    Rebecca Paredes - May 24th, 2016

    What would you do if you could place yourself at the scene of any crime — using virtual reality (VR)? Based on VR news from the UK, that fantasy may become a courtroom reality. Last year, journalist Nonny de la Peña and her company, Emb...

  • 4 Surprising Ways Augmented Reality Will Change Your World

    Rebecca Paredes - May 20th, 2016

    What is augmented reality (AR)? It sounds like a buzzword — something that might be tossed around in the same breath as virtual reality (VR). In fact, we can’t get enough of VR: Facebook’s much-anticipated Oculus Rift just shipped p...

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