The blend between our virtual existence and the physical world has become a normal part of our lives. We are living life through a screen already, so the jump into virtual reality (VR) is not as large a leap as one would expect.
With all of the big tech players pushing
You're about to shell out a significant amount of money to upgrade your house, and the choices make your head spin. Traditional asphalt or slate shingles? Summer blue or teardrop blue paint for the walls?Until recently, unless your imagination rivaled a sci-fi novelist's, you wouldn't know if you'd made the
It isn’t CES without virtual reality, and this year we saw the first steps toward making wireless VR a reality. At its CES booth, VR company Displaylink explained to us how it aims to bring a fully wireless VR experience to both single and multiplayer VR gaming setups in the
We now have a third headset on the way from Oculus.
At Oculus Connect 4, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Oculus is working a new headset that sits in a "sweet spot" somewhere between Gear VR and Rift.Officially called Oculus Go, this headset requires no phone and no cables running to the
For all of its promise and potential, virtual reality still has its fair share of headaches. Early headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, even at their new lower price points, still cost a considerable amount of money. They’re also time consuming to set up, and must be attached
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) fit in with the glitz and glamour of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Evidence of it can be seen with all of the AR and VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) popping up throughout the space. The market has changed significantly from hiccups like Google
In an era where Black Mirror isn't just a television series, but also a gauge on whether or not we've taken our technological advances past a healthy and sane point, we shouldn't be surprised at the existence of VR controllers that transfer actual pain to human receptors.The technology has been
Scaring someone to death? It's certainly possible. Adrenaline pumps through the body, sending the heart racing, jumping someone into cardiac arrest. But the idea of virtual reality essentially creating, a brain death? Probably not.Despite a recent episode of "Black Mirror," which sent a programmer into virtual limbo, killing him, VR's
Virtual Reality has been a big thing at CES for the last four years. Every year companies look for ways to make the virtual reality experience even more immersive. While many virtual reality companies focus on the head, because of the eyes, ears and brain, a British startup is taking
Lenses have come a long way from the chunky old bifocals to tiny modern day contact lenses. But, all the lenses we encounter and use in our day to day life are either concave or convex. These curved, transparent materials help us see better and are an integral part of
In the two years since consumer virtual reality hardware first hit store shelves, it has struggled to catch on. There are numerous reasons, but one is that all current VR systems work only when connected to an external computing device—a gaming-quality PC, smartphone, or game console.In 2018, that dynamic will
Getting a virtual reality headset might make for a pretty impressive christmas present, but unless you’ve got enough computing power to use the thing, consider it a very expensive paperweight. Depending on the system powering your headset, either a PC or a PS4, here’s how to get it prepped and