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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.

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Mozilla Enters the VR Chat Market with “Hubs”

One of the most fun applications of consumer VR has to be the humble VR chat room. There are a lot of options on the market now. Altspace nearly got closed down, but was saved at the last minute by Microsoft. Facebook has Spaces, which will likely start to take off once people can buy … Continue reading Mozilla Enters the VR Chat Market with “Hubs”

18th May 2018
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What do We Know About the Apple HMD?

Look, I like Apple as much as the next person. I’m on my fifth iPad already. You’ll have to take my iPad Pro from my cold dead fingers. That being said, it can be a little much when fans of the company want them to make everything. There have been calls for an Apple TV … Continue reading What do We Know About the Apple HMD?

17th May 2018

Chinese VR Theme Park Opens Its Doors

The Chinese economy has been booming for quite some time and despite signs that the Chinese economic miracle might be slowing down, that doesn’t seem to have stopped massive projects reaching fruition in that country. While Japan is messing around with dinky little VR arcades, the Chinese have decided to build a massive VR theme … Continue reading Chinese VR Theme Park Opens Its Doors

16th May 2018
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Disney’s New Haptic Jacket Lets You Hulk out

Disney’s research teams have produced a new Haptic Jacket prototype that brings us closer to the dream of totally immersive virtual reality.

15th May 2018

Japanese Tech Giants Team Up to Create Specialised VR LCD Screens

The PSVR has turned out to be more than just a fad for Sony. While the PS4 add-on is still certainly niche compared to sales of PS4s, the Japanese gaming giant has shifted a lot of PSVR headsets. In December of 2017 the company announced that there were now two million PSVRs in the wild. … Continue reading Japanese Tech Giants Team Up to Create Specialised VR LCD Screens

14th May 2018

North Star Open Source AR HMD Announced By Leap Motion

Remember Leap Motion? They are a tech startup that got going back in 2010. The Leap Motion tracking module is was (and still is) one of the most exciting and affordable hand and object tracking technologies I’ve seen. The original idea was to use it as a replacement for your mouse. You could use your … Continue reading North Star Open Source AR HMD Announced By Leap Motion

25th April 2018
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The Vive Pro’s AR Abilities Just Got Augmented

I’m not sure if any of the people who bought a Vive stopped to think that it wasn’t “pro” enough for them, but HTC went ahead and made the Vive Pro anyway. This new, more expensive HMD has a lot of technical improvements over the model meant for the plebs of the VR world, but … Continue reading The Vive Pro’s AR Abilities Just Got Augmented

23rd April 2018
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Steam’s VR Spring Sale Is On Now: Every Featured Game Covered

It’s April, the weather is actually starting to show it and Steam have unveiled a major sale for VR titles. It has set it up in an odd way this time, with a number of “Featured” games as well as showcasing a number of other titles which are surprisingly good and surprisingly well discounted. There … Continue reading Steam’s VR Spring Sale Is On Now: Every Featured Game Covered

20th April 2018
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Virtuality – A New Reality of Promise, Two Decades Too Soon

In the history of Virtual Reality, there are a few people, companies and concepts that are considered vital to its existence. VPL Research, creators of the Dataglove, Datasuit and one of the earliest Head Mounted Displays are one of the most important names in the evolution of virtual reality technology and establishing design traits and … Continue reading Virtuality – A New Reality of Promise, Two Decades Too Soon

17th April 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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