virtual reality

Google Earth enters the world of VR with new Steam app

Google Earth enters the world of VR with new Steam app

Google Earth is a pretty impressive tool on its own, but today it stands become even more breathtaking thanks to Google Earth VR. Google launched the new app today, giving users the opportunity to visit locations around the world in virtual reality. Unfortunately, its release is limited to just one VR headset for the time being.

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Hulu for Android gets Daydream VR support

Hulu for Android gets Daydream VR support

Hulu has been available in virtual reality for a while, depending of course on which headset you have. With the company’s latest Android app update, Daydream View owners can now watch Hulu content using their VR headset, getting the same experience that you get with, for example, the Samsung Gear VR. Hulu offers a bunch of content that works well in VR, such as ones recorded from the point of view of the subject, making you feel like you're the one who is paddling a kayak or skiing down a slope.

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How I use Google Daydream without a View headset (with Cardboard)

How I use Google Daydream without a View headset (with Cardboard)

Google Pixel users are now able to work and play with Google Daydream without the official Google Daydream View headset. While Google would rather that Daydream VR users use their first Daydream View headset, for sale in their store, there's another way to do it. Google has graciously allowed the Google Daydream environment to be fiddled with by anyone in an effort to draw developers for massive app and game creation.

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HTC Vive VR Red Alert 2 remake uses Unreal Engine

HTC Vive VR Red Alert 2 remake uses Unreal Engine

As it is with most new gaming devices, how fast the device is adopted by the public depends on many things from pricing to the available games. The HTC Vive and other VR headsets are appealing , but not quite to the stage yet where the gaming masses are ready to play. One of the things that could get gamers ready to buy is a sweet game that makes you really want to play.

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HTC Vive wireless upgrade kit by TPCAST cuts the wires

HTC Vive wireless upgrade kit by TPCAST cuts the wires

With the year coming to a close, HTC is showing off a cool upgrade kit that is expected to be available early next year for the Vive VR headset. The upgrade kit is made by TPCAST and cuts the tether from the headset. TPCAST was the first company to join the Vive X Accelerator that has 33 firms in the mix at this point.

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Google Daydream View Review

Google Daydream View Review

Our Google Daydream View VR headset Review opens the door to a new era in Google's mobile VR game, starting with Pixel. The first phones that work with Daydream are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, both of which are available at the same sources at the headset. The headset doesn't physically connect to the smartphone, but the smartphone does require a certain set of features in order to work. Is this Google's next big thing, or an unnecessary addition to Google's already decent start in VR with Cardboard?

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s VR experience is free for PlayStation VR

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s VR experience is free for PlayStation VR

Infinite Warfare, this year's Call of Duty title, was just released last week, and as you'd expect, many a gamer are already tearing it up in the first-person shooter's futuristic space setting. But what's come is a surprise is that the game's virtual reality portion, titled Jackal Assault VR Experience and first revealed several months ago, doesn't actually require the purchase of Infinite Warfare, and is in fact a stand alone PlayStation VR demo.

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HTC bringing VR arcades to a mall near you

HTC bringing VR arcades to a mall near you

Many have lamented the loss of arcades, but that may change in the future. HTC has launched a flagship arcade in Taiwan called Viveland, giving the public a destination to play high-end VR games at consumer-friendly rates. Viveland just recently opened in Taipei, where HTC’s Vive VR system is the center focus. The arcade facility includes all the trimmings, among them being booths that feature high-end stereo systems and more.

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Zotac VR Go backpack PC takes virtual reality gaming on the road

Zotac VR Go backpack PC takes virtual reality gaming on the road

Zotac is mostly known for making small form factor PCs and video cards and it has a nice reputation in those categories. The company has launched something a bit different from what it is known for with a new VR system called the VR Go backpack PC. The machine is at its core a small form factor gaming PC, but it can be fitted into a harness that allows you to carry the system on your back.

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FOVE’s eye-tracking VR headset is finally shipping: Here’s why it’s special

FOVE’s eye-tracking VR headset is finally shipping: Here’s why it’s special

Plenty of virtual reality headsets have hit the market since we first saw FOVE back in May 2015, but none can do what the Samsung-backed VR system can. Differentiating itself in the increasingly crowded entertainment space by its potentially game-changing eye tracking system, FOVE sets out to address what it calls the "owl problem". If you want to look around in a VR world then, traditionally, you have to move your head.

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Alienware 13 is a VR-ready laptop packed in 13 inches

Alienware 13 is a VR-ready laptop packed in  13 inches

Unless you’re already satisfied with smartphone-powered experiences like the Gear VR or Google Daydream, virtual reality requires a sizable investment, both in terms of cash as well as literal equipment sizes. The power needed to drive things like the Oculus Rift of HTC Vive usually requires hulking desktops or more portable but still hulking laptops. Trying to buck the trend, Dell is launching the new Alienware 13 line that boasts of being the first VR-ready notebook to come in less than 14 inches.

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Google Daydream View worldwide release detailed

Google Daydream View worldwide release detailed

This morning Google revealed the pricing and release date of their first non-cardboard VR headset, Daydream View. This accessory works with any Daydream-ready smartphone - first Google Pixel and Pixel XL. It'll be available starting on the 10th of November, 2016, both online and at several retailers around the world.

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