Virtual reality: the future of content

VR future

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

Look before you buy: Virtual reality comes to home improvement


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

Oculus Go: Everything you need to know!

Oculus Go Group

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

Another Dose of Augmented/Virtual Reality at CES 2018

CES 2018 AR VR

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

Can you die in virtual reality?

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

Why 2018 Will Be The Year Of VR 2.0

VR 2.0

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

What You Need to Set Up Virtual Reality on a PC or PS4


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