Eye Tracking is VR’s Next Killer Feature

There are plenty of ways virtual reality headsets could get better. They could offer higher-resolution screens (like the new Vive Pro), a wider field of view and improved built-in tracking sensors. But another feature might be even more essential: eye tracking. It’s not a new concept — we’ve been following FOVE’s eye-tracking headset, as well […]

What Happened to Virtual Reality?

From Business Insider UK’s Steve Kovach: When Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a bold prediction. “… at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences,” he said […]

Not Just Games – How Virtual Reality Will Heal And Teach In 2017 And Beyond

From The Huffington Post’s Nima Ghadiri: Home Virtual Reality has seemingly been looming on the horizon for three decades, ever since VPL Research founder Jaron Lanier announced the EyePhone device which retailed for just short of $10,000. But motion sickness, and the astronomical price, pushed the technology into the wilderness. This year, home Virtual Reality […]

Get Ready For Multisensory Virtual Reality That Goes Far Beyond Sight And Sound

From Forbes’ Seth Porges: In October, I had the opportunity to try out the Rez Synesthesia Suit: A Velcro-on body rig concept that uses countless pulsing motors to add the sense of touch to virtual reality experiences. The experience was rough, but somewhat amazing: As I waved my hand through HTC Vive-rendered bubbles, I could […]

How Virtual Reality Will Expand Our Social And Metaphysical Limits

From Forbes’ Martina Welkhoff: My friend Gabe and I had just lost a game of dodgeball. As the winning team gloated on a pedestal above us, Gabe turned to me with open arms and offered a consolatory hug. I felt comforted by the friendly embrace. None of this would be remarkable unless you consider that […]

Can Virtual Reality Move Beyond Immersive Experiences to Tell Stories?

From The Guardian’s Jack de Quidt: The very first thing I saw in virtual reality was Wevr’s theBlu demo, back in the early days of the HTC Vive headset. It’s the thing a lot of people mention when they’re asked about the most compelling VR experiences, and with good reason: the demo transports you to […]

Oculus Rift Now Has A VR Patio Furniture Experience…With Drones

Finally, a virtual-reality game that lets you organize patio furniture. Wayfair’s Patio Playground is a free “home design” app that launched Tuesday for Oculus Rift. It’s the first home-oriented game or app for the Rift. Ikea launched a kitchen-exploration app for the HTC Vive earlier this year, where all you could do was change a […]

Google Hires Former Samsung VR Exec To Work On Daydream

Google is forming a rather hefty team within the company to tackle smartphone-based virtual reality. The latest addition to the team is Matt Apfel, a former VP of content strategy for Samsung’s Milk VR (now Samsung VR). Apfel left Samsung in March and has been hired By Google to work on content for Daydream, Google’s next-gen mobile VR ecosystem, Variety reports. […]

Virtual Reality – SteamVR Featuring The HTC Vive

We are excited to announce the Vive by HTC has been launched along with over 50 titles on Steam including Valve’s The Lab. We have an overview of VR on Steam available here going into more detail. The videos featured on the page use mixed reality to help show what the games are like in […]