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What We Know About the Valve Index

It’s raining VR headsets these days and the big players are pushing out products in both old and new product segments. Valve is of course famous for its collaboration with HTC and the Vive. The two companies worked together to develop some pretty amazing technology, including the first practical commercial room-scale VR system. While we … Continue reading What We Know About the Valve Index

10th June 2019

Google is Killing off Jump VR Video

Video designed for consumption on VR headsets certainly stretch the definition of what counts as “VR”, but it’s still pretty neat use of the technology. It’s also one of the easiest types of content to create for VR headsets, if you have the right equipment and talent. These days, you can buy a consumer-grade 360 … Continue reading Google is Killing off Jump VR Video

7th June 2019

The Vive Cosmos is Coming Soon

There are a lot of new headsets coming to market, but it feels like the focus is now largely on standalone mobile headsets like the Oculus Quest. That doesn’t mean premium headsets aren’t receiving any love. In fact, there are some amazing things on the horizon, with the new Vive Cosmos teasing that it might … Continue reading The Vive Cosmos is Coming Soon

5th June 2019

The Oculus Quest Lineup Has Over 50 Confirmed Games

On the 21st of May, the Oculus Quest finally released to the public. It’s a standalone, gaming focused system priced at $399 or $499 depending on the storage capacity you opt for. That puts it in the same price range as a modern console. That’s good, because the best way to think of the Quest … Continue reading The Oculus Quest Lineup Has Over 50 Confirmed Games

3rd June 2019

It Seems the PS5 Will be Backwards Compatible with PSVR

The PS4 has represented a real triumph for Sony. It’s hit nearly 100 million units sold over its lifetime and solidly put Microsoft back in its place, after the PS3 got smacked around a bit in the previous generation. By sticking with their core gamer audience and being surprisingly pro-consumer,at least for Sony, there’s plenty … Continue reading It Seems the PS5 Will be Backwards Compatible with PSVR

1st May 2019

Nintendo Takes Another Awkward Swing at VR

Nintendo is a very special company in the gaming industry. It’s developed a reputation for being innovative and serious about quality over quantity. While Sony and Microsoft fight over the spec-obsessed, hardcore gamer crowd, Nintendo has been happy to cater to lovers of their many IPs and those who want a quality family-friendly experience. Their … Continue reading Nintendo Takes Another Awkward Swing at VR

1st May 2019

Acer is Upgrading Its OJO Headset

The first generation of Windows Mixed Reality headsets prominently featured Acer hardware, with an affordable and attractive model alongside more premium fare from Samsung. We were very impressed with the hands-on time we had with that headset. Since then we’ve seen the OJO 500, with a much more polished look. Now Acer have announced a … Continue reading Acer is Upgrading Its OJO Headset

1st May 2019

The HoloLens 2 Has Launched, What’s Changed?

When the first Hololens saw the light of day, it sure felt like the future had arrived. Here was a mixed-reality device that put a panoramic visor in front of your eyes and then projected sophisticated, light-corrected images into the world around you. It was a self-contained device that held incredible promise for enterprise and … Continue reading The HoloLens 2 Has Launched, What’s Changed?

29th April 2019

Vive Focus Plus Take Standalone VR Pro

It’s been a long time coming, but it seems the days of iffy mobile VR may finally be over. Almost every maker of note now has a standalone VR headset on the market. These headsets have all of the hardware built into them. They are optimized for VR and cost a fraction of the flagship … Continue reading Vive Focus Plus Take Standalone VR Pro

11th April 2019

Virtual Reality: what is it and why is it important to know about?

Virtual reality is essentially the use of technology to create the illusion of presence in an environment that isn’t really there. It works by sending information to various senses, such as sight and hearing, that fool our brains into experiencing something virtual. The illusion is often completed by the presence of interactivity, in other words the virtual world responds in some way to your presence.

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Where to go from here?

If you are new to virtual reality (or just want a refresher) we suggest you start with our What is virtual reality?section for a more in-depth discussion of the topic. We look at practical examples and discuss the core technologies in a clear and simple way. Providing a solid foundation for further reading.

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Pros and cons of virtual reality

We have series of articles about the various applications of this technology and the equipment used, for example, VR glasses (or goggles as they are sometimes called).

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