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Zuck On Vision Pro: “The Quest is the Better Product. Period!” —Is He Right?

The Apple Vision Pro may have only shipped a small initial quantity, and pre-orders outstripped demand, but that doesn’t mean that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has missed out. He’s been trying the Vision Pro and has recently shared his views on an Instagram video.  In the three-minute video, Zuck compares the price and features of … Continue reading Zuck On Vision Pro: “The Quest is the Better Product. Period!” —Is He Right?

20th February 2024

Stanford Study Highlights Potential Negative Effects of Passthrough Headsets

Researchers at Stanford warn that headsets block out natural light and use cameras to create passthrough images of the world around you, which could have a negative psychological effect.  Passthrough technology is fundamental in mixed reality and spatial computing. Sensors on headsets take in information from the surrounding environment. This digital reconstruction is displayed on … Continue reading Stanford Study Highlights Potential Negative Effects of Passthrough Headsets

8th February 2024

Apple Vision Pro Early Reviews Drop While Pre-Order Demand Outstrips Estimated Supply

The US launch of the Apple Vision Pro is upon us, and reviewers already have their hands on the new “spatial computer”— the first wave of feedback on the new device is out. So, what do tech insiders who have experienced the Vision Pro first-hand have to say about it? And, as these reviews come … Continue reading Apple Vision Pro Early Reviews Drop While Pre-Order Demand Outstrips Estimated Supply

5th February 2024

Netflix Won’t Release Apple Vision Pro App: Here’s Why

Netflix has stated it has no current plans to create a native app for the Apple Vision Pro. The popular streaming service currently has a dedicated app available for almost every device imaginable. But despite this fact, there are no plans to launch one on the much anticipated Vision Pro.  Many onlookers may think Netflix … Continue reading Netflix Won’t Release Apple Vision Pro App: Here’s Why

22nd January 2024

Apple Vision Pro News: Launch Date, Confirmed Apps and More

As we inch closer to the much-anticipated launch of the Apple Vision Pro, news surrounding the headset is growing. Although it barely feels like two minutes since Apple formally announced the Vision Pro last year, we are now only a few days away.  In an announcement timed ahead of this year’s CES, an event that … Continue reading Apple Vision Pro News: Launch Date, Confirmed Apps and More

12th January 2024

Standalone Sony Mixed Reality Headset Revealed

The 2024 Consumer Electronics Show got underway in Las Vegas on the 9th of January, and one of the first big VR-related announcements was from Sony. The PSVR makers unveiled a new standalone MR headset aimed at creatives who want to build 3D content.  The headset will run on Qualcomm’s XR2+ Gen 2 processor and … Continue reading Standalone Sony Mixed Reality Headset Revealed

4th January 2024

Quest 2 Sales Outstrip Quest 3 In Black Friday Rush

As the holiday season gets into full swing, it’s a telling time for new consumer tech products. Since it was launched back in October, the performance of the Meta Quest 3 is of particular interest.  With expectations high for the third iteration in the popular Quest series, some may be surprised to learn that it’s … Continue reading Quest 2 Sales Outstrip Quest 3 In Black Friday Rush

4th December 2023

Apple Vision Pro ‘EyeSight’ External Display Revealed

Apple has recently shared its VisionOS Beta 6, and along with the release, there’s an interesting video showing how users can create avatars by scanning their faces with the Vision Pro cameras.  But while facial scanning to create avatars might not be all that remarkable, where the video gets interesting is where it shows how … Continue reading Apple Vision Pro ‘EyeSight’ External Display Revealed

18th November 2023

Samsung Teams With Google 2024 XR Headset Launch

According to The JoongAng, a South Korean newspaper, Samsung plans to officially announce an XR headset next year, with a limited December 2024 launch. The initial release of the new headset will be limited to 30,000 units.  Although Samsung has produced VR headsets in the past, this will be the first standalone device and the … Continue reading Samsung Teams With Google 2024 XR Headset Launch

11th November 2023

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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