Virtual Reality

Nvidia’s GTX 11 Series may get people ready for the next generation of VR

Unnamed sources claim that Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce GTX 1180 add-in graphics card for desktops will likely include a proprietary connector for virtual reality headsets to support 120Hz refresh rates over a single cable.

‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ boss Ganondorf is even scarier in VR

A YouTube user and Unreal Engine 4 VR developer has managed to create the entire Zelda: Ocarina of Time Ganondorf fight in virtual reality, and the results have us hoping for a full VR remake.

Try before you travel — Kayak launches virtual reality exploration tool

Not so sure exactly what destination to head to next? Kayak VR is a new Google Daydream app designed to help travelers scope out a new destination ahead of time and pre-plan trips. The app includes travel tips and an audio tour.
Virtual Reality

Google’s Tilt Brush gets new brushes, ‘Beginner Mode,’ sound effects, and more

Google has updated the highly popular Tilt Brush app with a slew of new features, including a set of new brushes that should help make creating realistic landscapes a whole lot easier.
Home Theater

Oculus TV arrives, letting you watch a big screen TV without taking up any space

Oculus TV is now available on the Oculus Go standalone VR headset, letting you watch Netflix, Hulu, MLB Live games and a whole lot more on a virtual big screen TV inside of the headset.

Valve VR knuckle controllers can squish, track fingers, navigate with thumbstick

Valve is still iterating on its knuckle controller design for virtual reality and in its latest demonstration it's showing off the ability to squeeze objects with varied grip strengths, as well as use a thumbstick for navigation.

Don’t expect to ever see virtual reality on the Xbox One

Xbox One fans may have been hoping to play virtual reality games on the console in the future, but Microsoft currently has no plans to bring any sort of VR or AR technology to its console.
Virtual Reality

Leap Motion’s AR table tennis is a long way from your parents’ Pong

A new demo from Leap Motion shows that table tennis in mixed reality could be a lot of fun -- you never have to pick up the ball, for starters. But its greatest potential may be in teaching players how to improve against A.I. opponents.

Limited-time offer: Score the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset bundle for $199

The HP Windows Mixed Reality headset turns your PC desktop into a set of interactive holograms and does double duty as a full-featured VR device. For a limited time, the new HP Windows Mixed reality headset bundle is just $199.

Stand up or sit down? Many don’t take advantage of VR’s room-scale experience

Oculus' VP of Content Jason Rubin claims that a "significant percentage" of Oculus Rift headset owners would rather sit down to enjoy virtual reality rather than take advantage of room-scale motion detection.

HoloLens 2 could pack a Qualcomm chip for ‘extended reality’

The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens headset for augmented reality will supposedly feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR1. The rumor arrives by way of an anonymous source who claims the headset will appear in January 2019.
Emerging Tech

VR experience re-creates the Anne Frank House as it looked during WWII

The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam is launching a virtual reality tour of the Anne Frank House's Secret Annex, where the famous diarist and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.

A.I.-powered 3D 360 Detu Max camera reads like a list of photo buzzwords

3D, 360, AI, HDR, RAW -- the Detu Max appears to cram quite a few features inside an eight-lens 360 camera. The pro-focused camera uses artificial intelligence to allow for object tracking and high-resolution stitches.

Surface Pro 6 is reportedly coming next year and HoloLens 2 later this year

Microsoft's hardware plans for the coming year, and a bit beyond, have reportedly leaked according to multiple reports. So what could we see announced this year? Some exciting hardware releases like the HoloLens 2 and more.
Emerging Tech

This algorithm turns World Cup games into 3D augmented reality

Researchers have developed a way to get you closer to your favorite sports action: An algorithm which can turn 2D live-action televised soccer into a 3D augmented reality re-creation.

Explore our planet through an immersive AR experience with the Earth app

Learn more about the planet we live on with AstroReality's Earth -- a physical 3D globe combined with an AR/AI application featuring technology that allows you to explore our past, present, and future on earth.

Can this explosion-proof AR headset change how industries do business?

Augmented reality may not be quite ready for mainstream use just yet, but that doesn't mean it's not being used for important things altogether. RealWear has launched an intrinsically-safe AR headset for industrial use.
Emerging Tech

Clever new method solves VR’s ‘infinite walking’ problem by tricking your brain

By exploiting an involuntary eye movement that humans use to orient themselves in physical space, a new VR project could make infinite walking in virtual reality a real thing. Here's how it works.