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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.

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Could Google’s VR180 Camera Revolutionize Photography?

These days we all take having a camera with us for granted. Every single phone has one built in and a culture of social media photography is deeply entrenched globally. Photographic content for consumption on VR headsets is a little harder to make. You either have to use unreliable “photosphere” stitching apps or buy a … Continue reading Could Google’s VR180 Camera Revolutionize Photography?

18th January 2018

HTC Finally Cuts the VR Cord with Vive Wireless Adapter

After years of working on the problem it seems that at least one major VR hardware developer has cracked the problem of wireless VR. HTC not only announced a significantly upgraded HMD in the form of the Vive Pro, but also a standalone wireless adapter. A device they apparently forgot to tell the marketing department … Continue reading HTC Finally Cuts the VR Cord with Vive Wireless Adapter

16th January 2018
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Intel Releases the Tiniest VR PC So Far

When the minimum requirements for VR HMDs first saw the light of day there was a lot of collective groaning from computing enthusiasts. Their perfectly good 1080p 60FPS gaming rigs were suddenly completely inadequate to drive the hungry VR monster. Getting a machine that would meet even the minimum specifications would represent an expensive upgrade. … Continue reading Intel Releases the Tiniest VR PC So Far

15th January 2018

Top 10 VR Highlights at CES 2018

Another January brings us another dose of the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and CES 2018 is one of if not the biggest showcases for tech in the world this year. The last couple of years have been rather interesting for VR, with 2016 being the grand party to celebrate the first true … Continue reading Top 10 VR Highlights at CES 2018

12th January 2018
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CES 2018: Facebook Deal with Xiaomi, Oculus Go Renamed in China

After a glimmer of a sunrise at the end of 2017 with fast sales of a vastly cheaper Oculus Rift and the positive reception to a proposed standalone VR system, Oculus and parent company Facebook have announced a deal with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi as a “hardware partner” to manufacture the Oculus Go standalone HMD. … Continue reading CES 2018: Facebook Deal with Xiaomi, Oculus Go Renamed in China

10th January 2018
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CES 2018: HTC Has Revealed Upgraded Vive Pro

  HTC have revealed an updated version of the HTC Vive will be released, with an upgrade version being available as early as the first quarter of 2018. People interested in what VR has to offer in 2018 have flocked to the winter CES show, and already it appears the biggest news has already come … Continue reading CES 2018: HTC Has Revealed Upgraded Vive Pro

9th January 2018

Russian Man Falls to Death During VR Session: Here’s How You Can Stay Safe

No matter how inherently safe something is, somewhere an unlucky person is going to manage to kill themselves while doing it. It’s just the law of averages reaping the poor sods at the extremes of the probability distribution. VR is not the absolute safest activity you can engage in, but in general the risks are … Continue reading Russian Man Falls to Death During VR Session: Here’s How You Can Stay Safe

2nd January 2018

Holy Moley It Really IS Christmas: Magic Leap Unveils “Magic Leap One” for 2018

Do you hear that cracking sound? That, my friends, is the sound of hell solidly freezing over. The flapping you hear is simply a flock of flying pigs, decorating the sky above this now frozen hellscape. Why all this apocalyptic commotion? Mystery company Magic Leap has made an announcement. While that’s an even rare enough … Continue reading Holy Moley It Really IS Christmas: Magic Leap Unveils “Magic Leap One” for 2018

21st December 2017

YouTube VR Comes to Steam, Brings Content

No matter what media technology you’re talking about, one thing is always true: content is king. It doesn’t matter if you have the best platform or hardware, if the public have nothing to actually do in your ecosystem it’s likely to crash and burn. YouTube can certainly not be accused of being light on content. … Continue reading YouTube VR Comes to Steam, Brings Content

19th December 2017

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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