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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.

VR Game Wrench Teaches Car Mechanics without All the Oil

I’ve never thought of working on a car’s engine as “fun”, but there are plenty of people who really love getting their hands oily over the weekends. Just because you’re too delicate to swing a wrench for real, doesn’t mean cars and their mechanical principles aren’t interesting. So if you’re not too keen on physical … Continue reading VR Game Wrench Teaches Car Mechanics without All the Oil

27th September 2018

AR Technology Helps Plane Passengers Get Their Luggage in Order

The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have announced an iOS AR app to help passengers make sure their hand luggage is the right size. This might sound like a first-world problem, but it’s actually a real issue for passengers. Our ability to fly using aircraft is without a doubt one of the greatest achievements in human … Continue reading AR Technology Helps Plane Passengers Get Their Luggage in Order

26th September 2018

iOS 12 and New iPhone Hardware Bring a Boost to Mobile AR

While hardcore Apple fans stayed up to see the livestream of their latest product reveal event, I was sleeping soundly. Knowing well that I would wake up refreshed and simple read about whatever fresh hell the company had cooked up a few hours later. What I woke up to were three new iPhones and, well, … Continue reading iOS 12 and New iPhone Hardware Bring a Boost to Mobile AR

25th September 2018

One VR App Could Help Out People Scared of an MRI

I don’t fear a lot of things in life, but there are two evils on my list of irrational fears that cause cold sweats at the mere thought of them – heights and small space. While I’m not so claustrophobic that an elevator would give me pause, the idea of crawling into the medical monster … Continue reading One VR App Could Help Out People Scared of an MRI

24th September 2018

Jaunt’s New System Makes 3D Capture Easy

JauntVR has been around for some time, but some time ago they shifted their business model from one that dealt with the public directly to one that helps other companies succeed in their VR and AR projects. The company recently showed off some new toys that are going to become part of their Jaunt XR … Continue reading Jaunt’s New System Makes 3D Capture Easy

21st September 2018

Apple Buys Akonia Holographics

Oh Apple, everyone always gets excited even when you make a mere sneeze. The company has now reportedly bought up Akonia Holographics. An outfit which specialized in holographic waveguides and display elements. This is just the latest acquisition in a string of purchased hinting at VR and AR products on the horizon for the trillion-dollar … Continue reading Apple Buys Akonia Holographics

20th September 2018

The Next Generation of GPUs are Upon Us

The modern VR revolution needed quite a lot of different branches of technology to reach a certain points before something like the Oculus Rift or Vive is possible. The main ones that we usually point to are smartphone components. The motion sensors and high resolution displays in modern premium VR systems all only here because … Continue reading The Next Generation of GPUs are Upon Us

17th August 2018

This is Not a Drill: Magic Leap Releases the One

Magic Leap has developed a reputation for being one of the most mysterious tech companies in history. They have some of the most respected names in tech vouching for them, but have given us little else than teasers. It’s actually pretty impressive how the company has managed to prevent any leaks, which suggests a staff … Continue reading This is Not a Drill: Magic Leap Releases the One

14th August 2018
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Oculus Home Gets Even Homier

User interfaces in VR face their own set of challenges other media don’t. You aren’t just responsible for designing the on-screen UI elements. You literally have to design the user’s entire virtual environment. I guess that’s one of the reasons the concept of a literal home is used so often. Oculus, Netflix and Microsoft all … Continue reading Oculus Home Gets Even Homier

3rd July 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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