virtual reality

NVIDIA GTX 10 laptop details open doors to VR

NVIDIA GTX 10 laptop details open doors to VR

NVIDIA's manufacturing partners will be ready to roll with GTX 10 processing power for laptop PCs very soon. NVIDIA's GTX 10 series graphics chips have been brought to notebooks in their original form - not just with lesser "M" iterations as they had in the past. These NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 notebooks are ready to run AAA games with high end graphics right out the box.

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Intel’s Project Alloy cuts cord on all-in-one VR headset

Intel’s Project Alloy cuts cord on all-in-one VR headset

Intel isn't letting the Virtual Reality revolution getting away from it, but since it really wants to sell more chips, its Project Alloy headset packs a full VR rig into a standalone system. Shown off for the first time at IDF 2016, the company's developer conference in San Francisco, CA, today, Project Alloy looks at first glance like a regular - albeit bulky - headset, though that size is because it's actually a complete PC, too.

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Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

The team behind the Oculus Rift is gearing up to significantly expand its reach, announcing today that the VR headset will be available in Canada and Europe starting on September 20. Oculus Rift will also go up for pre-order in those regions through a variety of retail partners, so if you're inclined to reserve one before the Rift launches, you'll be able to do so beginning today.

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Minecraft for Oculus Rift download available now

Minecraft for Oculus Rift download available now

Minecraft has been released for the virtual universe - it's now out for play on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as "Minecraft for Rift" through the Oculus Store. For users that already have the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, the update and upgrade to Minecraft for Rift is free - otherwise the game will cost users a cool $10 USD. This game is now available to explore "simultaneously, cross platform" on a wide variety of platforms: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android, and Windows 10.

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Samsung’s new Gear VR now available for pre-order

Samsung’s new Gear VR now available for pre-order

The Galaxy Note 7 is definitely the new star of Samsung's lineup, but the anticipated device is also releasing alongside a revamped Gear VR. Both devices will be launching on the same day, and indeed, it sort of seems like Samsung is positioning these two as complimentary devices, meant to be purchased and used together. While we still have a little while to wait - both the Note 7 and the new Gear VR will be launching on August 19 - eager purchasers can now pre-order Gear VR from either Amazon or Samsung.

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Dlodlo V1 VR “sunglasses” tries to be portable, coming soon

Dlodlo V1 VR “sunglasses” tries to be portable, coming soon

A virtual reality headset that won't make you look like a chap from an 80's sci-fi bomb movie and one that will really let you take the VR experience anywhere. That is probably what some VR fans are dreaming of at the moment. Luckily for them, A Chinese company by the name of Dlodlo ("dwo-dwo") is about ready to make that dream come true. First revealed in April, the Dlodlo V1 headset looks pretty much like somewhat larger sunglasses and it will be shipping to developers later this year. But while it does look like the epitome of a truly lightweight and portable VR headset, when it comes to virtual reality, looks can really be deceiving.

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GoPro’s Omni 360-degree camera ships next week

GoPro’s Omni 360-degree camera ships next week

GoPro has confirmed the shipping date for its Omni 360-degree camera, a rig of the company's compact action cameras that's capable of filming fully spherical video. Announced back in April, Omni mounts six HERO4 Black cameras - pointing in six different directions - in an aluminum frame, and comes with software to stitch the resulting footage together into a single video that's viewable with a VR headset.

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Google Daydream Labs tackle virtual reality’s social problems

Google Daydream Labs tackle virtual reality’s social problems

As hot or cool virtual reality may be right now, it is still primarily a solitary experience, especially considering how it visually and physically isolates your from everyone and everything else. Of course, there are attempts at making VR a more social experience, but, as the Internet has proven time again, adding more, sometimes anonymous, humans in a virtual space can spell trouble. That's why Google's VR-focused Daydream Labs has taken upon itself to delve into the virtual social problems of virtual reality, and suffice it to say, the answers are far from clear yet.

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Samsung Gear 360 Review

Samsung Gear 360 Review

Samsung hasn't just made a bet on virtual reality being the future of entertainment, with the Gear 360 camera it wants VR content creation to be accessible to the masses, too. Hot on the heels of the Gear VR headset comes the perfect camera companion to actually shoot your own 360-degree photos and videos, though it finds itself in the early stages of what may well be a significant learning curve for users.

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Striker VR Arena Infinity haptic VR gun prototype shows off

Striker VR Arena Infinity haptic VR gun prototype shows off

When we think of virtual reality today, we mostly think of VR headsets that are designed to hold your smartphone and meant to be worn at home when you play games or watch videos. There are several firms that see VR as a new way to entertain people out of the home as well. Striker VR is one of the firms that are working on these out of home VR experiences and the company is showing off a working prototype of the Arena Infinity haptic VR gun.

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Stranger Things featured in Netflix’s first 360-degree video

Stranger Things featured in Netflix’s first 360-degree video

In case you haven't heard, the new show Stranger Things is Netflix's latest binge-watching hit. It just debuted a few weeks ago, and now fans are already clamoring for a second season. With the series as popular as it is right now, it makes sense that Netflix would feature it in its first 360-degree video experiment. While it's only two minutes long, the video puts viewers directly inside a tense scene from the mystery drama.

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Six Flags launches another VR experience for its rollercoasters

Six Flags launches another VR experience for its rollercoasters

Back in March, Six Flags announced plans to offer virtual reality experiences on its real-life rollercoasters this summer, something it followed through with and is now expanding. In a statement today, the company announced the launch of another rollercoaster VR experience, this one called “Rage of the Gargoyles.” The VR experience involves wearing a Samsung Gear VR headset while riding the rollercoaster, providing all the thrills of a real ride with the mystique and wonder of a fantasy world.

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