HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Will Cost $300

The problem with virtual reality (VR) headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive is that they require to be tethered to a computer. This means that in terms of motion, users can end up feeling a bit restricted. Last year HTC and Intel unveiled a wireless prototype which would allow existing HTC Vive headsets to go wireless.


Virtual Reality Shopping Could Soon Be A Walmart Feature

One of the joys and benefits of shopping in brick and mortar stores is that you get to see the product you’re about to buy. You can touch it, see it, smell it, and test it before deciding if it is right for you. Of course this also means having to take time out of your day to drive to the store, walk around, and so on.


Oculus Rift To Get HTC Viveport VR Support

HTC launched its Viveport VR store back in 2016. Many couldn’t really understand the need for it back then seen one could easily find the VR experiences on Steam as well. However, a subscription plan was made available last year which allowed subscribers to get five VR titles for a low monthly fee. Now, support for the HTC Viveport VR store is being added to the Oculus Rift as well.


Japanese Students Use VR To Recreate Hiroshima Bombing

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for entertainment, but at the same time it can also be used for educational purposes. A good example would be over in Japan where high school students have produced a 5 minute VR experience that is meant to recreate the sights and sounds of what it was like when Hiroshima was bombed.


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China Uses VR To Gauge Success Of Drug Rehab Patients

Virtual reality has all kinds of uses, such as for gaming, entertainment, and can also be used to treat phobias. Now it seems that over in China, a new pilot program has been launched where drug rehab centers are testing out how using VR could potentially be used to gauge how well a patient’s drug rehab program is going.


YouTube VR Released For Samsung’s Gear VR Headset

YouTube, the largest user-submitted video platform on the internet, has an app through which users can access virtual reality content on compatible devices. The app is already available for Daydream, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR headsets. The company is finally bringing the YouTube VR app to the Gear VR headset from Samsung.


The Macallan Distillery Offers 4D Virtual Reality Tours

Ever wanted to visit your favorite whisky distillery without actually having to go to Scotland? The Macallan distillery has a solution for you. It’s now offering 4D virtual reality tours of its facilities which will guide viewers through the process for making its Single Malt spirit.


Walmart Introduces New 3D Virtual Shopping Tour Feature

Sometimes the problem with furniture websites or websites that sell household items is that the products are pictured separate from each other. This is unlike how companies such as IKEA market their products, where they try to place it inside of a curated room/home so that buyers have an idea of how the furniture will look like against other household items.


Microsoft No Longer Planning VR Support For The Xbox

Sony and Microsoft tend to follow each other closely when it comes to their consoles and gaming initiatives. For example both the PS4 and Xbox One were launched at roughly the same time, and ultimately both also ended up being priced pretty similarly to each other as well. This is why it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that Microsoft would support VR on the Xbox One.


Hospital In France Uses VR As A Drug-Free Pain Management Solution

There are some that say pain is all in the mind, and to a certain extent that is true. If you’ve ever been sick and focused on the pain, it feels like it is never going to end. However if you find yourself distracted, maybe friends come to visit or if you’re doing something else, the pain somehow lessens.


Qualcomm’s New XR1 Platform Will Power AR/VR Headsets

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips are primarily used for powering smartphones but they have also been repurposed for notebooks and virtual reality headsets. However, the company has now announced the launch of its first dedicated platform for augmented reality and virtual reality headsets. The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 has been announced at the Augmented World Expo, it’s the company’s first dedicated platform for mixed reality devices.


HTC Vive Pro Review Editor's Pick

The HTC VIVE Pro has landed and brings significant improvements in key areas such as display resolution and general ergonomic improvements, two hot items in the wish list of any VR enthusiast. In this review, we will go over the new features, and assess their quality, and value, for different user profiles. Is the HTC VIVE Pro right for you? Read this before getting one.


Japan Display Unveils High-Resolution Screens For Use In VR

With virtual reality (VR) headsets being more or less up in your face, resolution is important because it means that the pixels are less obvious which in turn can make the experience more realistic and immersive. The good news for those who are PS VR users is that there is a chance that the next-gen VR headset from Sony could get some pretty insane displays.


Lenovo Mirage Solo Review: Integrated VR Headset Editor's Pick

Introduced at CES 2018, the Lenovo Mirage Solo is one of the first fully-integrated VR headsets to hit the market, and indeed the most powerful in the mainstream market ($400 and below). The promise of such a VR headset is to offer a console-like experience without all the disturbances and friction associated with using your smartphone as a VR platform. Does the Mirage Solo deliver on this promise? Let’s take […]