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Android N gets a low-latency VR mode

We don't know if Google will launch its own virtual reality headset at its I/O developer conference this year, but Android N, the next version of the company's mobile operating system, will feature a

Starbreeze teams with Acer in its quest to build a better VR headset

StarVR was undoubtedly overshadowed by larger names during its debut at E3 last year, but those who did manage to demo the high-end headset seemed to walk away impressed. Among other things, Starbreez

Facebook will turn panoramas into “360 Photos” for feed and Gear VR’s 1M users

Those panoramas trapped on your phone will finally get a better viewing experience, both on News Feed and the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR. Facebook is also releasing Gear VR usage stats for the fir

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 “

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

Earlier this week, Sony announced that its PlayStation VR would be available for the low price of just $399. Given that competing VR headsets like the Oculus are at least $200 more expensive, people w

Facebook 360 content finds a new virtual home on Oculus Video

Zuck announced last month that Facebook would be bringing the company’s 360 dynamic streaming to Gear VR to improve experiences. Now, the company is giving users a crazy amount of personalized

Oculus announces new social features to help personalize VR experiences

If Oculus has its way, the virtual reality space may grow to be the next major social space for far-flung friends to dive in and hang out. Starting tomorrow, users on the Gear VR platform will be able

VR And AR Will Be Mobile’s Demand Driver, Not Its Replacement

With each of the six biggest global consumer technology companies now deeply invested and feverishly in development, VR/AR has become too big to fail. Facebook Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR (powered by

LG Announces Modular Android Phone, VR Headset

LG today at Mobile World Congress 2016 took the wraps off its flagship mobile products for the coming year. Chief among them is the G5 smartphone, a handsome device that feels fantastic in the hand an

NextVR Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Fox Sports

No matter which type of sportsball they’ve been streaming, NextVR has managed to make their live sporting event VR broadcasts some of the most engaging virtual reality experiences available

And The Winners Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Are…

Silicon Valley is getting dressed up tonight to celebrate startups, their founders and CEOs, VCs and angels, and the products they make during our 9th Annual Crunchies awards show at the San Francisco

AltspaceVR Social Platform Launches On Samsung Gear VR

Virtual reality can sometimes appear like it's a pretty isolating platform. Visually, people experiencing VR certainly aren't in the most approachable position and right now the tech is new enough tha

When Virtual Reality Meets Education

Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised mor

Get A Free Gear VR At Best Buy This Weekend When You Buy A Galaxy Phone

If you’re in the market for a new Samsung phone, this weekend might be the right time to go for it. Now through Saturday, Best Buy is offering a free Samsung Gear VR with the purchase of a quali

The Value In Virtual And Augmented Reality

In 2015, the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry was widely heralded as the next tectonic shift in computing. But it’s also an industry that investors are cautious to enter whil

Samsung’s ‘Rink’ Motion Controllers For Gear VR Look Pretty Great

A few days ago, Samsung shared a few items that they’d be showing on the floor at CES in Las Vegas. One of them, which barely caused a blip on the radar was the “rink.” It’s Sa

Oculus Teams Up With LeBron James For Virtual Reality Journey

On Christmas day, the world was given a gift by Oculus, UNINTERRUPTED, and LeBron James during the Warriors and Cavaliers game. The two companies paired up to launch a LeBron James experience in VR c

Mobile Virtual Reality Is The Ghost Of Christmas Past

The worlds of gaming, sports, live music, commerce and adult entertainment are all primed for a revolutionary consumption shift with the advent of virtual reality (VR). Fantasy shall become reality; a

Getting Real About Virtual Reality

Hacking together a VR experience to see firsthand what's involved, revealed just how close we are to something great, but there are five areas that need to fall into place for VR to become a technolog

Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 — 2016 Preview

Samsung/Oculus’ Gear VR launch was the starting gun for AR/VR 1.0, so what can we expect next year? Strap on your magic goggles, it’s immersion time.
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