Headset

  • HTC’s Vive VR headset gets unplugged via $220 wireless add-on

    HTC’s Vive VR headset gets unplugged via $220 wireless add-on

    HTC’s PC-powered VR rig is set to get one of the plusses of cheaper mobile virtual reality systems early next year, after the company announced a wireless add-on that will let users untether the headset from the gaming PC required to power it. Read More

  • Qualcomm unveils a wireless eye-tracking VR headset

    Qualcomm unveils a wireless eye-tracking VR headset

    Another day, another VR headset that you will never be able to buy. Today at the IFA conference in Berlin, Qualcomm unveiled a reference design for an all-in-one headset built on the company’s new Snapdragon VR820 architecture. The company’s Snapdragon 820 is already one of the most popular smartphone SoC’s on the market, but Qualcomm believes that mobile VR’s… Read More

  • Facebook shows commitment to video with new 360 video stabilization

    Facebook shows commitment to video with new 360 video stabilization

    With new 360 video cameras hitting the shelves — alongside matching headsets — in time for the holiday season, millions of new users will be looking to consume VR content. Facebook recognizes that one of the biggest impediments to the enjoyment of 360 video is excess motion. The company released a demo today of its new 360 video stabilization technology. The new technology… Read More

  • Fove shows off a new build of its eye-tracking VR headset

    Fove shows off a new build of its eye-tracking VR headset

    Fove showed off a new design for their eye-tracking VR headset in an announcement on their company blog. The Disrupt SF Battlefield 2014 alum is aiming to have headsets start shipping in fall 2016 for its Kickstarter backers. The headset design has lost much of the wispiness of its Kickstarter prototype design. This was done in an effort to reduce the weight of the headset and improve… Read More

  • NeuroSky helps patients with locked-in syndrome communicate

    NeuroSky helps patients with locked-in syndrome communicate

    NeuroSky, the company that brought you the technology behind the Star Wars “Force Trainer,” is moving farther away from the dark side with its development of the MindScribe headset and accompanying software. The MindScribe, which interprets brain waves, is designed for people suffering from what is called “locked-in syndrome.” Locked-in syndrome is the inability… Read More

  • Oculus announces VR for Good initiative to help students and non-profits capture community life

    Oculus announces VR for Good initiative to help students and non-profits capture community life

    For all of the talk there is in how virtual reality is going to usher in some dark, utopian age where people are huddled in corners with VR headsets strapped to their faces… That’s just not where things are headed right now. VR has a lot of impact for social change. We’ve talked about VR as an engine for empathy. Now, Oculus is specifically looking to turn VR into a medium… Read More

  • VR porn is coming to hotels on the Las Vegas strip

    VR porn is coming to hotels on the Las Vegas strip

    Sin City is about to get a bit more sinful, as VR content platform VR Bangers and headset maker AuraVisor are teaming up to offer in-room adult experiences (via virtual reality) at hotels on the strip in Las Vegas. What makes this partnership particularly interesting is that users who purchase the in-room AuraVisor will be viewing content that was filmed in a hotel room that looks similar to… Read More

  • Huawei unveils its own mobile VR headset

    Huawei unveils its own mobile VR headset

    Another handset maker is getting into the headset game. Huawei announced its entry into the world of mobile virtual reality today with multiple versions of a Gear VR-like headset simply called “Huawei VR” Engadget reports. Huawei unveiled Huawei VR at a Shanghai launch event for the P9 and P9 Plus smartphones today. The headset is almost entirely a clone of the Gear VR in that… Read More

  • Play your Steam first-person shooters in full virtual reality with MyDream Swift

    Play your Steam first-person shooters in full virtual reality with MyDream Swift

    As the launch dates of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive virtual reality headsets approach, so does the release of a ton of awesome VR gaming content. To gamers with full Steam libraries however, it’s kind of a shame that once they put the headset on, most of their favorite content is no longer available to enjoy. MyDream Swift is looking to bring old Steam content into the next… Read More

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