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Welcome to Virtual Reality Society (VRS). A one-stop information and news resource for virtual reality and its related technologies.

Here you will find a wide range of information on the exciting world of virtual reality, from comprehensive material for beginners to interesting and deep discussions of virtual reality’s problems, implications and applications.

Our mission is to become the definitive source of virtual reality information and we constantly strive to achieve this goal. Be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly for new features and new sections on our site.

Vive Focus Plus Take Standalone VR Pro

It’s been a long time coming, but it seems the days of iffy mobile VR may finally be over. Almost every maker of note now has a standalone VR headset on the market. These headsets have all of the hardware built into them. They are optimized for VR and cost a fraction of the flagship … Continue reading Vive Focus Plus Take Standalone VR Pro

11th April 2019

No Mans’s Sky VR is Coming

No Man’s Sky was one of the most hyped games in recent history. The game was marketed and promoted in such a way that it essentially seemed like magic. When the game was finally launched, it ended up being pretty decent indie survival crafting type game, with some impressive procedural generation. Unfortunately most of what … Continue reading No Mans’s Sky VR is Coming

8th April 2019

Just What is Oculus’ Rift S?

In Spring of 2019 Oculus will be releasing their new Rift S headset to the public. As you probably know, the original Oculus Rift was the device that kickstarted modern VR revolution. A new model of the flagship headset has been long overdue. The current Rift that’s for sale to the public is known as … Continue reading Just What is Oculus’ Rift S?

4th April 2019

Sony Patent Suggest Wireless PSVR is in the Works

Sony is still the only console maker to offer VR, making it the only place to get premium VR outside of using a PC. Sony has sold a bundle of these headsets, recently touting 4.2 million units in the hands of PS4 owners. Given nearly 100 million PS4s have been sold, it’s not that much … Continue reading Sony Patent Suggest Wireless PSVR is in the Works

1st April 2019

Shadow VR Beats Oculus Quest to the 6DoF Punch

Everyone has been rather excited at the news of the Oculus Quest. A proper 6DoF, all-in-one mobile VR headset seems like the perfect product to help get the VR market where it deserves to be. While Oculus has already announced the product, the actual release of the Quest is still some time away. With only … Continue reading Shadow VR Beats Oculus Quest to the 6DoF Punch

29th December 2018

Developers Finally Get Their Hands on Valve’s Knuckles DV Controller

We’ve covered several iterations of the Valve Knuckles controller, culminating in the EV3 model they documented not too long ago. Now, after many iterations and feedback from the community, Valve is shipping a developer version of the Knuckles, known a the DV, representing the culmination of all that R&D. The Hot Newness So what has … Continue reading Developers Finally Get Their Hands on Valve’s Knuckles DV Controller

28th December 2018

Google Lens Now Recognizes a BILLION Products

Two of the most iconic Sci-Fi movies ever are without a doubt The Terminator and Robocop. Despite being products of the late 80s, these films are still beloved today, decades later. One of the most striking technologies that these movies showed audiences was something later dubbed “Terminator Vision”. You see, in both these films we … Continue reading Google Lens Now Recognizes a BILLION Products

28th December 2018

Facebook Nails Down Retinal Resolution VR Headset Patent

When it comes to VR display resolution, the war is certainly starting to gain intensity. Although  current mobile display technology has achieved incredibly pixel densities, they still fall rather short when places just an inch or two from your eyeballs. So everyone seems to be chasing the holy grail – “retinal” VR displays. In the … Continue reading Facebook Nails Down Retinal Resolution VR Headset Patent

27th December 2018

Could This White Noise Gizmo Spell the End of VR Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness is a real bummer. It basically happens when there is a mismatch between the perceived movements your eyes are reporting to your brain and what your inner ear balance system tells you. This has been a problem for virtual worlds since what seems like forever. There are many stories of people playing classic … Continue reading Could This White Noise Gizmo Spell the End of VR Motion Sickness?

26th December 2018

Virtual Reality: what is it and why is it important to know about?

Virtual reality is essentially the use of technology to create the illusion of presence in an environment that isn’t really there. It works by sending information to various senses, such as sight and hearing, that fool our brains into experiencing something virtual. The illusion is often completed by the presence of interactivity, in other words the virtual world responds in some way to your presence.

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Where to go from here?

If you are new to virtual reality (or just want a refresher) we suggest you start with our What is virtual reality?section for a more in-depth discussion of the topic. We look at practical examples and discuss the core technologies in a clear and simple way. Providing a solid foundation for further reading.

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Pros and cons of virtual reality

We have series of articles about the various applications of this technology and the equipment used, for example, VR glasses (or goggles as they are sometimes called).

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