Virtual Reality

Like Nintendo’s light gun, the Vive Tracker is a fun, immersive gimmick

The HTC Vive Tracker is a weird peripheral for your VR setup. It’s a little black puck with tiny feet, like something you’d use to prop up furniture. What it does, though, is stranger still -- it brings physical objects into virtual…
Virtual Reality

Looking for some mobile VR fun? Here are the top 10 Google Daydream apps, games

Google Daydream may not be the most powerful way to experience virtual reality, but there are still a ton of great apps to experience -- provided you have a Daydream-compatible phone and Daydream View headset.
Virtual Reality

Yi’s 360 VR Camera shoots immersive 5K video at half the cost of GoPro’s Fusion

The Yi 360 VR Camera is a direct competitor to GoPro’s much more expensive GoPro Fusion. We take a look at how it stacks up in design, features, and overall experience.

Final Fantasy is being turned into a VR roller-coaster ride in Japan

Universal Studios Japan will debut a Final Fantasy-inspired virtual reality roller-coaster ride in January. The ride, Final Fantasy XR, will feature popular characters Cloud, Sephiroth, and others.
Virtual Reality

Lenovo’s stand-alone Daydream VR headset finally appears on FCC site, with a name

Although HTC bailed out on Google's Daydream plans, the FCC shows Lenovo is still forging ahead with its compatible stand-alone VR headset. The device passed Wireless AC and Bluetooth 5.0 testing.

‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’ headlines January’s free PlayStation Plus games

PlayStation Plus gets off to a great start in January, with both Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series available for free. PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation VR owners also get freebies.
Emerging Tech

Piloting Mekamon's robot gladiator is just as much as fun as it sounds

Have you ever wanted to miniaturize the spectacle of Battlebots, and bring it into your living room? Mekamon lets you do just that with its tiny-yet-intimidating, smartphone-controlled robots.

VR photos in 12K are now possible with the latest Insta360 Pro update

Is 8K not enough? The Insta360 Pro can stitch together 8K files for a 12K still photo, even in 3D, with the camera's latest update. The update also includes a wider dynamic range and better noise reduction.

These Christmas dinner party games are perfect to play with family

Looking for something to do after Christmas dinner? Grab these party games you can play with family -- from Rocket League to Until Dawn -- even if they're not so great with controllers.

‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ is now available without virtual reality

Star Trek: Bridge Crew has received a free update, allowing those without virtual reality headsets to enjoy the game with their friends. Regardless of your platform, you'll be able to play with any other player.

Lyft is making it easier for folks with visual impairments to grab a ride

Lyft announced a new partnership with Aira, an assistive community focused on those who are blind or low vision. Together, the two teams are looking to make transportation more accessible to all. 

HTC Vive owners can now get social with Oculus Rift friends in Facebook Spaces

Facebook Spaces, the virtual social hangout originally launched on the Oculus Rift, is now available on the HTC Vive VR headset. Vive owners can now create an avatar and jump into a virtual hangout with other Facebook friends.

Honda delivers ‘The Ultimate Get-Well Card’ to sick kids via augmented reality

Santa Claus isn't the only one bringing gifts and well wishes this holiday season. Honda is reprising its Happy Honda Days celebration, and this year, is leveraging AR to deliver what it calls "the Ultimate Get Well Card."

NYX Professional Makeup brings virtual reality makeup tutorial to select stores

NYX Professional Makeup has officially rolled out its virtual reality makeup tutorial with Samsung Gear VR in select stores. The "Impossibly NYX Professional Makeup" experience allows you to watch makeup tutorials.
Virtual Reality

Super Bowl champ Reggie Bush never left football, he just went to VR

For five NFL games of the 2017 season, Super Bowl champion Reggie Bush served as co-anchor of NextVR's NFL highlight packages, offering player insight. He spoke with Digital Trends about how VR sports commentary may be the next phase of his…

Google kills augmented reality project Tango to focus on ARCore

Bad news if you bought an Asus ZenFone AR: Google will retire the Project Tango augmented reality platform it uses in March 2018 in order to commit more resources to the development of lower-end ARCore.

Weekly Rewind: Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 8, paper lightsabers, Nissan Leaf review

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week.
Social Media

Gaming and live video are now available on Facebook 360 for Gear VR

Want to see your friends Facebook videos in all of their 360 degree glory? Well, you’re in luck, because the social media giant has released a ton of new updates for Facebook 360 for Gear VR.