Articles about Virtual Reality (VR)

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Feature As Many As 15 Cameras
If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be developing a couple of wearable headsets. While the rumored Apple Glasses are the most anticipated of the bunch, Apple is also said to be developing a mixed reality headset that could debut as soon as next year, and now analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has come forward with some additional details.

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Debut In The Next Few Months
It is no secret that Apple is working on a mixed reality headset and that the company could launch the device ahead of their augmented reality glasses. In fact, it could be very soon, at least according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman who claims that Apple will launch the device in the coming months.

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Weigh Under 150 Grams
Word on the street has it that Apple is developing its own mixed reality headset that could launch as soon as next year. The problem with a lot of mixed reality headsets is that they tend to be quite heavy due to all the hardware stuffed inside of it, which means that they can’t be worn for very long periods of time.

Apple’s VR Headset Could Feature Eye Tracking, Iris Recognition
If you buy into the rumors, you might have heard reports that Apple is apparently looking to launch a VR headset next year. We know that there have been rumors about a pair of AR glasses, but apparently Apple wants to launch a VR headset first. Now thanks to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, details about the alleged VR headset have surfaced.

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This Is Apple’s Alleged Roadmap For Its Augmented Reality Wearables
It has long been rumored that Apple could be planning their own augmented reality based smart glasses. However, recent rumors have suggested that the company could actually be planning other mixed reality devices as well, such as an AR/VR headset. Now according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this is when we might be able to expect them.

Apple’s Rumored VR Headset Could Cost $3,000
As some of you might have heard, it wasn’t too long ago that there was a rumor claiming that Apple could actually be planning to launch a VR headset ahead of their AR glasses. Now thanks to a new report from The Information (paywall), more details about the rumored device has surfaced.

You Can Now Chat With Friends In VR Using Facebook Messenger
Virtual reality is a fun piece of technology. It immerses people into virtual worlds which is great for gaming. We’ve also seen how it can be therapeutic, and now if you happen to own an Oculus VR headset, it seems that Facebook has finally integrated its Messenger service into the platform.

Virtual Reality Helped A Husband Meet His Deceased Wife One More Time
Virtual reality has a ton of uses, most of which are games because it does seem to be a very obvious candidate for that. However, it seems that maybe the technology behind VR could also be used for other things, such as providing therapy, where it could help people who lost loved ones get some closure and move on.

Apple Could Launch A VR Headset Ahead Of Their AR Glasses
When it comes to reality-based devices, Apple has typically leaned more towards augmented reality (AR) while the competition, like Valve and Facebook, has focused more on virtual reality (VR). However, it seems that Apple could have had a change of heart because a report from Bloomberg claims that the company could debut its own VR headset as early as next year.

Panasonic’s VR Glasses Gives Off Steampunk Vibes
There are several VR headsets in the market at the moment, but for the most part, a lot of them are really bulky. To help combat this, Panasonic has actually been developing their own pair of VR glasses that are designed to look like glasses. According to the company, the idea is that this will make it more lightweight than current designs, and will also make it easier to put […]

Microsoft’s Flight Simulator Is Now Available In VR
Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is one of the most detailed and realistic flight simulation games we’ve seen. However, the problem with the game is that despite the attention to detail and the high-res graphics, it still doesn’t quite feel like you’re flying an airplane, but the good news is that you’ll get the chance to now.

Varjo VR-3 and XR-3 New Human-Resolution Headsets For Ultra-Realism
Varjo has announced new VR headsets aimed at the professional markets for applications such as high-end simulations, computer-assisted design, etc.

Stretchable, Synthetic Skin Lets Users ‘Feel’ Objects In Virtual Reality
As immersive as virtual reality (VR) tech is visually, there is a bit of a disconnect between what you see and what you can “touch” in a VR environment. We’ve seen companies come up with various ways to allow users to feel objects in VR, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that researchers at Cornell University have also come up with their own solution.

Samsung And Stanford Have Created A 10,000 DPI Display
When we talk about pixel density, there is the argument that when it comes to smartphones, it stops being as relevant at a certain point or resolution. This is because at the distance we typically hold our phones, our eyes stop noticing how sharp certain things are, like the difference between a 720p display on a 5-inch smartphone and a 1080p display on a 5-inch smartphone.

This Clever Gizmo Lets You ‘Feel’ Objects In Virtual Reality
One of the problems with virtual reality is that you don’t actually get to “feel” the objects you touch. This means that while visually the experience is immersive, there are still some shortcomings to the technology overall that still lets you feel the disconnect between what you’re seeing and what you’re feeling.

Apple’s Smart Glasses Could Beam Images Directly To Your Pupils
Headsets for virtual reality setups tend to be bulky because of the displays that they put inside of them. However, it seems that Apple might have an idea for a VR/AR headset that could in theory be more compact as the company is toying with a slightly different idea on how to allow users to see the images or videos in the headset.

Oculus Users Will Now Require You To Login With Facebook
With Oculus being owned by Facebook, it has actually been kind of surprising that there no requirements for Oculus users to log into the service and their accounts using Facebook. However, it turns out that it wasn’t really a matter of if, but more of a matter of when, because those are the changes that Facebook has recently announced.

Apple Wants People To Stop Bumping Into Real World Objects While Using VR
We’ve all seen those hilarious videos where people are so caught up while using virtual reality (VR) that they end up falling over, tripping over wires, or bumping into real world objects. While funny to watch, it can actually be pretty dangerous and Apple has come up with a system that will hopefully prevent it in the future.

Hitman 3 VR Puts You In The Shoes Of Agent 47
The thing about first-person shooters or games that let players play in the first-person perspective is that it is meant to offer a more intimate experience. However, there is still a sense of detachment as you would essentially be playing through a monitor and controllers like a keyboard and mouse or a gamepad.

Inventor Creates A Virtual Time Machine That Lets Him Travel Back In Time
Time machines are usually the stuff of science fiction, and whether or not this is something that humans will be able to achieve one day is really anyone’s guess. However, inventor Lucas has created a pretty awesome alternative, where through devices like Snap’s Spectacles, he has created a virtual time machine that lets him travel back in the time in a manner of speaking.