Virtual Reality

Today at its annual developer conference, Google made several announcements about what augmented and virtual reality projects it and its partners have been working on. Google just launched its Daydream VR platform 6 months ago, but already there are over 150 VR apps on Google Play and a small selection of Daydream phones, including the Google Pixel/Pixel XL, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Moto Z/Moto Z Force, and ZTE Axon 7. We’ll be able to add a few more phones to this list later this summer, because Google revealed that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ will receive a software update making them Daydream compatible. LG’s next flagship, likely the LG V30 that launches in the second half of the year, will also be Daydream ready. Back...

The Khronos Group Announces New Standards Collaboration for VR Integration

It’s no secret that at this early point in the lifecycle of VR that there are many different platforms, solutions and paths to choose from when it comes to...

13 by Ian Cutress on 12/7/2016

IFA 2016: Examining the Malaise of Bargain Basement Virtual Reality

For the show this year, I left one day free just to roam freely around the show, looking for some insights or random bonus stories. One of the things...

58 by Ian Cutress on 9/9/2016

IFA 2016: Live Blog of AMD Keynote with Mark Papermaster, CTO

We're here with AMD's CTO on stage for the IFA show.

63 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2016

Intel Announces Project Alloy: Untethered Augmented Reality in a VR Headset with RealSense

During the Keynote today at IDF, Intel showed off the next play into the Virtual Reality design space. In an interesting twist, their new Project Alloy headset was demonstrated...

20 by Ian Cutress on 8/16/2016

Razer Exhibits OSVR HDK2 VR Headset, And $5 Million Developer Fund At E3 2016

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) headsets have been progressing in the new field of VR for some time, releasing and demoing several versions of their Hacker Development Kit...

14 by Brett Howse on 6/13/2016

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