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What Does the Oculus Rift Price Cut Mean?

If you haven’t heard the collective nerdgasm from the hordes of cash-strapped tech geeks yet, you may be interested to hear that Facebook has slashed the price of the Oculus Rift + Touch bundle to an unprecedented $399. That’s about $200 off the usual asking price and is a deal almost too good to be … Continue reading What Does the Oculus Rift Price Cut Mean?

19th July 2017

Nokia and Xiaomi Team Up for VR and More

It may seem a little weird that two companies who both make phones and should be in competition with each other have teamed up, but that’s just what Nokia and Xiaomi have done in a surprising bit of news. The two companies have signed a cross-licensing patent deal and say they will be looking at … Continue reading Nokia and Xiaomi Team Up for VR and More

18th July 2017

Meet the Google Blocks VR 3D Modeller

In general we tend to think of VR as a place to experience and consume content. However, we have seen a number of applications aimed at making things while in VR. The most famous of these is probably Tilt Brush by Google. With Tilt Brush it’s possible to paint in VR using handheld motion controllers. … Continue reading Meet the Google Blocks VR 3D Modeller

17th July 2017

Playstation VR – Sony’s 23 Years of Virtual Reality Ambitions Realised

In the world of high end consumer Virtual Reality, there are currently three major players, and each is seeking something very different from VR. For Oculus, the goal is the culmination of a well-publicised journey from start-up to acquisition from the biggest social media company on Earth, and the hope for clearer waters after a … Continue reading Playstation VR – Sony’s 23 Years of Virtual Reality Ambitions Realised

14th July 2017

Does This Pain-inducing VR Accessory Go Too Far?

There are so many different ways that researchers around the world are working on to make VR more immersive. From haptic gloves to a speaker that pumps bass straight into your chest cavity, it seems that anything is game to supplement the audio-visual VR experience. It’s not unique to VR either, from force-feedback joysticks to … Continue reading Does This Pain-inducing VR Accessory Go Too Far?

13th July 2017

Oculus Rift Cuts Price Again Amid Struggling Sales

The VR price war is heating up again as Oculus cuts their price of their Rift headset and Touch controller bundle once more to £400 ($400 in the US) as of today, as Facebook tries to boost flagging sales and pitch VR as the future of media. The announcement comes amid a troubled period for … Continue reading Oculus Rift Cuts Price Again Amid Struggling Sales

12th July 2017

Well That Escalated Quickly: Dudes Marrying VR Women

In another case of “of course they did” we’ve heard reports by our weird friends from the Land of the Rising Sun that dudes are now marrying VR girls. Don’t believe us? Go ahead, watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYNdiLrvwzA Your eyes are not deceiving you friends, you’re looking at the future right there. Wait a Minute… … Continue reading Well That Escalated Quickly: Dudes Marrying VR Women

7th July 2017

Future or Flop? The RED Hydrogen One AR/VR Smartphone Announced

  RED Digital Camera are famous for their incredible cinematic camera technology beloved by the likes of James Cameron (who has bought heaps of the things) and Peter Jackson. Given how expensive their video cameras are, they haven’t really made a name for themselves as purveyors of consumer products. A camera from RED can cost … Continue reading Future or Flop? The RED Hydrogen One AR/VR Smartphone Announced

7th July 2017

BBC to Set up Virtual Reality Studio This Year

The BBC is heavily pushing virtual reality and voice control technology in order to keep its advantage against a legion of online competitors, reveals its director-general, Tony Hall. Auntie Beeb, as the publically funder TV network is sometimes known, is making a somewhat bold move to put its resources and stock into providing a more … Continue reading BBC to Set up Virtual Reality Studio This Year

5th July 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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