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OnePlus has heard your frustration about the drip-feeding of information leading to its next phone, but according to co-founder Carl Pei, it's going to "keep doing things differently." For the OnePlus 2, that means taking advantage of new technology just to announce the thing. On July 27th at 10PM...

June 25th 2015 at 5:14pm 0 Comments
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Just because Samsung is extra-cozy with Oculus doesn't mean that it's putting all its virtual reality eggs in one basket. Samsung Ventures has invested an unspecified amount of cash into Fove, the company whose crowdfunded VR headset adjusts focus based on your gaze. There's no word of an official...

June 25th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Google and GoPro teamed up to produce Jump, a VR camera-rig that'll record 360-degree footage using 16 of the little action cameras. Just a few weeks later and the search engine is asking if anyone wants to test the hardware for themselves. Much in the same way it did for its head-mounted computer...

June 23rd 2015 at 6:27am 0 Comments
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My most vivid takeaway from PlayStation 4's new Project Morpheus game Rigs wasn't what I expected. Sure, the first-person mech shooter handled like a dream at 60 frames per-second, and targeting my enemies simply by gazing at them was impressive. But how fluid the locomotion was and how aiming sys...

June 20th 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Jameis Winston, the NFL's top draft pick, will have a number of tools at his disposal as he prepares for his first professional season. According to a report from Fox Sports, virtual reality is on that list. His team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plans to purchase a VR system to use for quarterback d...

June 19th 2015 at 5:28pm 0 Comments
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Epic Games is a big proponent of VR, led by its Unreal Engine and the integrated resources it provides to developers. These tools are designed to be compatible with most existing virtual reality hardware, including the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. To give you an idea of how strongly...

June 18th 2015 at 4:56pm 0 Comments
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We haven't connected cutting edge TV tech to golf much since 3D met the Masters, but Fox is promising a live streaming virtual reality setup this weekend during the US Open tournament. It's working with NextVR -- the same company that brought a Malibu beach sunrise streaming live in 180-degree VR...

June 18th 2015 at 1:14am 0 Comments
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Starbreeze, the game developer behind Payday 2, Syndicate and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, is getting into VR. The company has acquired hardware startup InfinitEye and is developing its prototype VR headset under a new name: StarVR. The device is unique because it offers a super-wide 210-degree f...

June 15th 2015 at 8:39am 0 Comments
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Imagine you're in a dense forest with the largest lizard-like creature that has ever walked the planet. It's just you and the Apatosaurus, one of the many dinosaurs featured in Jurassic World. You sit and watch her sleep from a few feet away. It's strangely calm, but you want to plan your escape a...

June 12th 2015 at 5:38pm 0 Comments
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Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas' award-winning special effects company, has created a stunning photo-realistic augmented and virtual reality that puts Star War fans in the middle of scenes inspired by the upcoming film. In a sneak peek with USA Today, ILM showcased the experience in its I...

June 12th 2015 at 3:02pm 0 Comments
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Wildlife documentarian and hypnotizing narrator Sir David Attenborough will finally lend his storytelling expertise to the fledgling medium of virtual reality later this month, in a special exhibit opening at London's Natural History Museum. As stunning as the HD footage that typically accompanies...

June 12th 2015 at 10:16am 0 Comments
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Oculus might be giving you an Xbox One controller to get your virtual reality experience off the ground, but what if you want more natural control? Don't worry, that's coming soon. Palmer Luckey and crew just took the wraps off of Oculus Touch, a hand controller system that lets you navigate the v...

June 11th 2015 at 2:07pm 0 Comments