Virtual Reality

HTC Vive Designer to Join Google Daydream Team

Ellie Froilan   | Jan 30, 2017 03:44 AM EST

HTC's lead designer, Claude Zellweger, of the Vive has left the company to join the Google Daydream team. read more

HTC to Give Out 1000 Vive Trackers to Developers for Free

Ellie Froilan   | Jan 26, 2017 05:57 AM EST

HTC has announced it is open for applications from developers, offering 1000 of Vive Trackers to them and other creative communities to test the device. read more

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Testify in Oculus Lawsuit

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Jan 17, 2017 07:32 PM EST

Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas courtroom on Tuesday in order to testify in an ongoing lawsuit involving the virtual reality firm Oculus. The $2 billion lawsuit was to determine whether Oculus stole the technology behind its VR headsets. read more

AMD-Powered CyberPowerPC VR-Ready PC Now Out for $499

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Jan 11, 2017 10:14 AM EST

CyberPowerPC, as part of its partnership with chipmaker AMD, recently unveiled a couple of entry-level pre-built computers that are VR-ready. The base model costs $499, and bundling it with an Oculus Rift will cost $1,100. read more

Paris Cinema Chain Opens Virtual Reality Complex

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Dec 11, 2016 08:38 AM EST

A movie theater chain based in Paris, France, is giving interested users a chance to experience virtual reality without the need to shell out the cash. read more

Google Launches Two Color Variants for Daydream View VR Headset

Ellie Froilan   | Dec 02, 2016 06:14 AM EST

Google has announced two additional colors for its product Daydream View virtual reality headset. read more

VLC Media Player to Support 360-Degree Videos Soon

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 28, 2016 10:55 AM EST

The VLC media player is slated to receive a major update that could usher its entry into the virtual reality platform. The team behind the popular video player announced that VLC will soon support 360-degree videos. read more

Moto Z, Moto Z Force to Receive Google Daydream VR Certification with Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 23, 2016 10:13 AM EST

Smartphone manufacturer Motorola recently announced that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force models are slated to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade this week. Moreover, Motorola added that the same two smartphones will also support Google’s Daydream virtual reality protocol. read more

MSI VR One Backpack PCs Hit Market; Base Model Costs $1999

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 22, 2016 04:26 PM EST

MSI recently released its VR One backpack personal computers designed for virtual reality enthusiasts. Two models were released, the VR One 6RD and the VR One 6RE; both sport the same design and their main differences are the graphics card and storage configuration options. read more

Sony Pictures Taps Nokia Ozo for Virtual Reality Live Stream Project

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 16, 2016 12:39 AM EST

Sony Pictures recently announced that it will use the Nokia Ozo 360-degree camera in order to create contents for the virtual reality platform. Sony Pictures said that it will use both the hardware and software platforms of the Nokia Ozo. read more

New MoVR Technology Improves Wireless Virtual Reality Data Transmission

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 15, 2016 07:42 PM EST

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a new technology that allows virtual reality headsets and personal computers to transmit and share date wirelessly. Dubbed as MoVR, the new technology does not have any restriction like graphics fidelity or frame rate drops, a feature that is considered key when it comes to creating a truly immersive virtual reality experience. read more

Acer Puts $10 Million Investment Into IMAX VR Fund

Ellie Froilan   | Nov 11, 2016 10:16 AM EST

Acer has announced that it made a $10 million investment into IMAX’s Virtual Reality Fund. read more

HTC to Launch VR Arcades in Public Places

Ellie Froilan   | Nov 08, 2016 08:01 PM EST

HTC has launched its Viveport Arcade program, which aims to open hundreds of virtual reality (VR) gaming arcades. read more

Futuremark Launches VRMark, the Newest Virtual Reality Benchmarking Tool for PC

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 04, 2016 02:38 PM EDT

Software development company Futuremark recently announced that it is launching a new service that will help users to determine whether their system is capable of running Virtual Reality contents. read more

LeEco ExploreVR Headset to be Available in the U.S. Soon

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Oct 20, 2016 09:24 AM EDT

Chinese tech company LeEco have already announced its intention to enter the United States market, with plans of releasing the first batch of its products and services in November. As part of this market expansion, LeEco recently revealed that it is also releasing its virtual reality headset into the U.S. market. read more

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US-Born Bao Bao Panda Relocates to new Home in China

After a long wait, the famous Bao Bao Panda finally landed at her new home China on early Wednesday morning. Abroad on the special cargo aircraft, the US-born Panda arrived at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport around 5:59 a.m. EST. read more

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