Virtual Reality

Qualcomm’s stand-alone VR headset design uses Tobii eye-tracking

Tobii said that Qualcomm's latest reference design for stand-alone VR headsets includes its eye-tracking technology. This component will enable foveated rendering, a method of "blurring" everything outside your field of view.

The 13 best PSVR games available today

The PlayStation VR has eclipsed even Sony's expectations in its first year, in large part due to the strong lineup of games. From Job Simulator to Resident Evil 7, here's our picks for the 13 best PSVR games so far.

Oculus Rift is now more popular than HTC Vive among Steam users

After months of gaining ground, the Oculus Rift topped the HTC Vive in Steam's monthly hardware survey for the first time. The optional survey indicates that more users are using the Rift than the Vive.

Rylo Camera takes a software-first approach to 360-degree video

Founded by former Instagram and Apple employees, a new startup called Rylo is building a camera that emphasizes software, making it easy to create great-looking fixed-frame videos out of 360-degree content.

HTC’s Vive Focus mobile VR headset uses the same lenses, displays as Vive Pro

A recent hands-on report reveals that HTC's Vive Focus mobile VR headset uses the same lenses and screens as the Vive Pro headset for PC. Currently, the stand-alone headset is sold only in China as a "premium" mobile VR option.

Simulate a simian in ‘Crisis on the Planet of the Apes’ VR game this April

Crisis on the Planet of the Apes is a new game built from the ground up for virtual reality, and it's out this April. The story takes place between the first and second films in the recent trilogy.

See George Washington in his home with ARtGlass, an AR storytelling experience

Cultural tourism is a significant part of the U.S. economy. But visitors to historic sites are wanting more info-tainment. ARtGlass presents more digestible and engaging content.
Emerging Tech

Welsh police force is first in U.K to use virtual reality to train its officers

Gwent Police, located in Wales, recently launched a new, immersive virtual reality training system for its officers, becoming the first police force in the United Kingdom to do so.
DT Daily

Cobalt crisis coming? Apple in direct talks with miners of battery mineral

Apple might want to brush up on their (cobalt) mining....craft, Qualcomm set to bring Snapdragon-powered VR headset to MWC2108, fast Ferrari 488 gets even fast with new Pista version.
Emerging Tech

VR takes you to the top of a skyscraper to help you face your fear of heights

Scared of heights? How do you feel about trying to cure those fears by taking a trip to the top of New York’s One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere? VR is here to help.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 VR reference headset puts body tracking in mobile VR

Qualcomm has launched its Snapdragon 845 virtual reality reference headset, offering features like eye tracking, and body tracking -- which should make for much more natural VR experiences.

Asus joins the Windows Mixed Reality party with its own official headset

Asus announced its Windows Mixed Reality headset last year and now it's finally going on sale for $429, including two motion controllers and full support for the Windows Mixed Reality platform.