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    Merge VR Makes Affordable Virtual Reality Much More Comfortable

    Earlier this year, we put together an introductory guide to virtual reality — handy for anyone planning on giving or getting a VR headset this year. We split the headsets up into two groups — headsets powered by high-end gaming PCs or video game consoles and headsets powered by smartphones. For the latter, with the exception of […]

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    Google and IMAX Might Bring VR to Movie Theaters

    VR at the movies? With Facebook’s professional 360-degree camera design schematics and Vuze’s affordable semi-pro 360-degree camera, lots of tools have been developed to make new and very exciting VR experiences for all those new headsets. But, if you’re wondering where your future VR summer blockbuster will come from, look no further than Google. In a […]

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    Excedrin is Using VR to Show People What a Migraine Feels Like

    Worried about getting a headache while playing around with VR? Excedrin wants you to know that your fears are completely founded — and that’s not a bad thing. In a pretty interesting VR experiment, the people responsible for deliverance from all headaches has created the Migraine Experience, a simulation of what it’s actually like to […]

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    PlayStation VR Will Be the Cheapest VR Headset at $400

    A new kind of console war is about to break out this year, with the big three virtual reality headsets — PlayStation VR, the HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift — all scheduled for release sometime this year. With the Oculus Rift shipping out on March 28 and the Vive just a week later on April […]

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    McDonald’s Is Sneaking VR Headsets Into Their Happy Meals

    Since Google Cardboard showed us that pretty much anyone can rig up a VR headset with whatever’s on hand, the VR headset as marketing campaign idea has flourished. We saw Google, Verizon, and ILMxLAB release limited edition cardboard sets along with exclusive VR content related to The Force Awakens in the run up to the […]

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    HTC’s Vive Virtual Reality System Will Retail for $800

    High-powered virtual reality — not the smartphone headsets — is coming this year, with the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive all having 2016 release dates. At MWC 2016, HTC didn’t say exactly when their Vive will ship, but they did announce the price. It’s rough — $800. That’s $200 more than the Oculus […]

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    Speck Pocket VR Transforms Your Phone Into A Portable VR Machine

    With Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive on the horizon, it’s safe to say that 2016 is going to be the year of virtual reality. But, past the giants who will really start pushing the envelope, there’s a second tier of simpler gadgets that use smartphones to power lighter VR entertainment experiences — […]

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    Star Wars Comes to Virtual Reality

    Ahead of the release of The Force Awakens next month, Google, Verizon, and ILMxLAB (a collaboration between Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound) are teaming up for a prologue like no other — one to be experienced in virtual reality. No one involved has disclosed much about what the VR experience will entail, […]

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    Gene Roddenbery’s White Room: 02B3 is Reinvented for 360° VR App

    The late Gene Roddenberry was once at the forefront of science fiction — with Roddenberry 360°, his son Rod might be following in his footsteps. The new venture is dedicated to creating 360° and VR entertainment, starting off with a short 15-minute film called White Room: 02B3. The film itself isn’t new — it’s been […]

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    Who Needs Oculus Rift When You Can Get Yourself Some Cardboard?

    In the past week or so, you’ve probably heard about Google Cardboard, Google’s lovably wry answer to the Oculus Rift. The Rift, of course, is a gadget that has gotten millions of dollars in funding and a multi-billion dollar Facebook buyout, and will cost hundreds of dollars at launch. Google Cardboard is a piece of […]

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    Microsoft Shows Off Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Demo at SXSW

    Ever wondered what it would be like to come face to face with yourself? Well, it might not be too much longer until you can find out. Digital artists/wizards James George and Alexander Porter got together with Microsoft and Oculus VR, the people behind the upcoming Oculus Rift, to make it happen – a virtual […]

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    How Ford Goes Hands-On With a Car, Years Before Production

    Years before a Ford automobile goes into production, designers can go hands on with the car through virtual reality! They can look and feel all around a car as if they were really in it. This week we got a special tour of Ford’s design laboratory in Deerborn, Michigan–it was quite a treat for us […]

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    Tron Comes to Life with Vuzix CamAR and PhasAR

    If Vuzix alone didn’t make you think we are in the dawn of Bladerunner than certainly these new attachments to it will only make it more certain. The CamAR™, is a new clip-on USB camera that mounts to the Vuzix which allows you to see the real world but also track objects and your position […]