virtual reality

Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

Exploring our fine planet in Google Earth VR can already be a awe-inspiring thing, but today Google is making the experience a little more immersive by adding Street View to the app. Assuming your Earth VR app is up-to-date, you'll now be able to drop down to street level in a variety of different locations around the world. When you do, you'll see a 360-degree image of the location, giving you a good idea of what it looks like in real life.

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Intel WiGig products are dead, long live Intel WiGig for VR

Intel WiGig products are dead, long live Intel WiGig for VR

If you haven’t heard of WiGig yet, don’t fret. It might not matter anymore anyway. Advertised by the Wi-Fi Alliance last year as the future of Wi-Fi and the IoT industry, WiGig just lost one of its biggest supporters. Well, somewhat. Intel has just told partners that it will be discontinuing controllers and cards for what is formally known as 802.11ad Wi-FI. That said, what it isn’t saying, formally or otherwise, is that it may still plan to use WiGig for making wireless VR headsets not only possible but also usable.

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LA Noire is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and VR

LA Noire is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and VR

Generally speaking, Rockstar has stayed away from Nintendo consoles in recent years, but it revealed today that it will be tossing support behind the Switch with a port of LA Noire. That's not all it announced, as LA Noire will also be getting an enhanced re-release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, ushering the game into the current generation.

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Google takes viewers inside of music using VR

Google takes viewers inside of music using VR

Google has introduced what it calls an 'interactive experiment,' one that uses virtual reality to take music lovers inside of songs, doing so in a way that is entirely new thanks to this budding technology. The new experiment has been done in conjunction with the podcast Song Explorer, and it uses audio from a variety of artists. All you need is a VR headset (Cardboard will work) to get started.

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Settlers of Catan makes jump from board game to VR

Settlers of Catan makes jump from board game to VR

Fans of the hit strategy-based board game Settlers of Catan will soon be able to enjoy the classic title in a whole new way using some of the latest technology: that's right, virtual reality. The VR game developer Experiment 7 has announced that it's adapted the game for headsets with the help of the original team behind Catan, and will be released for the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR this holiday season.

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HP Windows Mixed Reality DE Headset release date and pricing revealed

HP Windows Mixed Reality DE Headset release date and pricing revealed

This week the folks at HP have revealed the release information around their fabled HP Windows Mixed Reality Developer Edition Headset. This isn't the final edition, instead opting to use the "Developer Edition" moniker we've seen used on several of the most famous VR headsets to be released over the past several years. This headset is part of Microsoft's big Windows 10 Creator Update headed to users this Fall.

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Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset hands-on

Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset hands-on

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and Lenovo is hoping to ride that headset rollercoaster with the Lenovo Explorer. Its first headset to take advantage of the virtual and augmented reality technology Microsoft will bake into the Windows Fall Creators Update, the Explorer is making its official debut at IFA 2017 this week.

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ZEISS VR ONE Connect lets you use a phone for SteamVR

ZEISS VR ONE Connect lets you use a phone for SteamVR

Some will argue that smartphone-based VR platforms like Cardboard and Daydream can’t give justice to what virtual reality is really capable of. While smartphone hardware has improved by leaps and bounds, they still pale in comparison to VR PC rigs. On the other hand, headsets like Vive, Oculus Rift, and PS VR are prohibitively expensive and tied to a specific headset or iteration of that headset. That is why ZEISS has come up with the VR ONE Connect to try and bring the two worlds together, letting you enjoy PC-grade SteamVR experience on your phone.

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Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft is gearing up for a big week of mixed reality announcements and showcases at IFA 2017, but it's also made a few big reveals ahead of time. Today Microsoft published what could be something of a refresher course to its mixed reality efforts, detailing things like expected pricing (both of mixed reality headset bundles and the PCs that will run them), along with expected content partners and games. Make no mistake, there are certainly some impressive names on that list.

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HTC VIVE sell-off reportedly under consideration

HTC VIVE sell-off reportedly under consideration

HTC is considering selling off its VIVE virtual reality business, a new report claims, as the smartphone maker weighs possible routes to boosting its finances. An unexpected launch back in early 2015, HTC VIVE has proved surprisingly successful with its combination of immersive VR and its "room-scale" ability to allow users to physically move around virtual worlds. However, at the same time HTC's phone business has struggled in the face of bigger rivals with deeper pockets.

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KFC has a VR training game because nothing is sacred anymore

KFC has a VR training game because nothing is sacred anymore

It's not hard to imagine all of the potential applications for virtual reality, but one you may not have considered is its use in employee training. KFC, seeing an opportunity to make the training process more interactive, has decided to blaze the trail for VR training. Yes, you heard right: KFC's new employee training will soon utilize VR as a means of teaching those trainees how to prepare fried chicken.

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Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout 4 VR release dates announced

Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout 4 VR release dates announced

QuakeCon 2017 kicks off tomorrow, but even before the show gets underway, Bethesda is already making big announcements. The company has chosen to kick off its QuakeCon festivities by announcing the release dates for the VR versions of Fallout 4, Doom, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They'll all be out this year, too, so if you've got a VR headset, you'll have three excellent titles to play by the time Christmas rolls around.

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