New standalone, Vive-based VR headset steps out of the Shadows

The Shadow VR is available now for US$399

The virtual reality playing field is spreading out to fill all niches, and HTC is helping speed that along by getting its open source platform Vive Wave out to third party companies. Chinese manufacturer Shadow Creator is the latest to jump on board, unveiling the Shadow VR standalone headset.The Shadow

Can VR Be Used To Fix Social Media’s Problems?

Can VR Be Used To Fix Social Media’s Problems

It’s no secret that too much time spent on social media can be bad for you. Even with the benefits that social media use brings to the table, plenty of research has shown that spending time on social media can lead to a variety of problems. Usage of social media

Marvel Powers United VR coming to Oculus Rift

Marvel Powers United

'Marvel Powers United VR' will allow players to step into the role of their favorite heroes in a new co-op experience.The new title — from Marvel Games, Oculus Studios and Sanzaru games — has already announced playable, fan favorite superheroes such as Captain Marvel, the Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Thor, and

VR Is Dead on the Xbox One

When Microsoft announced the Xbox One X, one of the major questions raised by gamers was whether the high-end console would support VR. Microsoft had chosen to sit out the early VR craze when Sony jumped aboard with PlayStation VR, almost certainly in part because the weaker hardware of the

Beat Saber will bring Steam’s top-rated game to PlayStation VR

Beat Saber

Having rebranded itself as Beat Games following the instant success of its Steam and Oculus light sword rhythm game Beat Saber, developer Hyperbolic Magnetism has some great news for PlayStation fans today: Beat Saber is coming to PSVR “later this year.”The game combines the visual style of Tron: Legacy with

VR’s next horizon: Retina display

Nearly eight years have passed since the world first learned about “Retina Displays,” screens with so many tiny pixels per inch (ppi) that the naked eye could no longer see the individual dots. At a roughly 1-foot distance — about where you hold your smartphone — the eye can’t perceive

Disney’s Jacket enhances VR simulation

Disney's VR

Virtual reality is already pretty realistic, but tactile experience is limited to handheld sensations or simple vibrations.Currently, VR headsets dominate this technological landscape, and much of the experience is restricted to being able to visualize a simulated event. Now new research has determined to add a new component to the

Samsung reportedly has a wireless AR/VR headset

Wireless Samsung Headset

Apple is working on a standalone wireless headset capable of both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), using Apple's very own chips -- so no need to plug into a traditional PC or phone. Well, it looks like Samsung may have a similar idea brewing in its labs: Samsung is

Xbox One X VR

The virtual reality (VR) industry continues its development at a pace far exceeding that of the standard videogame industry. The past couple of years has seen an influx of head-mounted displays (HMDs), from mobile iterations to high-end devices that push the boundaries of what VR is capable of. One of

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