Facebook’s Tech Chief on the New Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook is continuing its push to make virtual reality mainstream. During the company’s annual Oculus Connect developer conference this week, the social networking giant unveiled its new $ 200 Oculus Go VR headset that, unlike many rivals, doesn’t require a personal computer or smartphone to operate. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pitched the new headset as […] Read more »

At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – When HTC Corp (2497.TW) brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple (AAPL.O) and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS). But the gamble to rebuild the early smartphone pioneer’s reputation failed, as its […] Read more »

Microsoft to Hold ‘Mixed Reality’ Event in October

Microsoft plans a big media event in October. The technology giant said Monday that its “Windows Mixed Reality Event” would take place in San Francisco on Oct. 3. The event will focus on Microsoft’s (msft) efforts in the burgeoning fields of virtual reality and augmented reality. With virtual reality, people wear headsets that make it […] Read more »

I Watched Netflix In VR and Now Reality Seems Hollow and Pointless

“IT’S FOR GAMES” has been the oft-quoted cry of VR headset makers and gamers when talking about virtual reality, but the opportunity for movies is unquestionably huge. Today, Oculus VR released a Netflix app for the Gear VR (and eventually Oculus’ own headset.) And it makes watching Netflix in real life seem super lame. Read […] Read more »

Get ready to watch all your favorite TV shows in virtual reality

Hulu and Netflix are jumping on the virtual reality train. All aboard, early adopters. Both streaming video services will soon offer virtual reality apps that let users explore content and watch what they want in 3D virtual spaces. Netflix is up first, with an app launching in the Gear VR store on Thursday, just hours […] Read more »

Get ready to watch all your favorite TV shows in virtual reality

Hulu and Netflix are jumping on the virtual reality train. All aboard, early adopters. Both streaming video services will soon offer virtual reality apps that let users explore content and watch what they want in 3D virtual spaces. Netflix is up first, with an app launching in the Gear VR store on Thursday, just hours […] Read more »

Get ready to watch all your favorite TV shows in virtual reality

Hulu and Netflix are jumping on the virtual reality train. All aboard, early adopters. Both streaming video services will soon offer virtual reality apps that let users explore content and watch what they want in 3D virtual spaces. Netflix is up first, with an app launching in the Gear VR store on Thursday, just hours […] Read more »

You’ll be see the Democratic presidential debates in virtual reality, thanks to CNN

CNN is offering you a front-row ticket to look around the studio during its upcoming Democratic presidential debate, and you won’t even have to leave your couch. All you need is a Samsung phone and a slightly goofy-looking virtual reality headset If you can bear to look like you’re living in the Matrix, CNN is […] Read more »

You’ll see the Democratic presidential debates in virtual reality, thanks to CNN

CNN is offering you a front-row ticket to look around the studio during its upcoming Democratic presidential debate, and you won’t even have to leave your couch. All you need is a Samsung phone and a slightly goofy-looking virtual reality headset If you can bear to look like you’re living in the Matrix, CNN is […] Read more »

Consumer rollout of HTC’s Vive virtual reality system delayed

HTC and Valve announced today that the initial shipments of the HTC Vive VR virtual reality goggles are going to be very limited, and consumer units aren’t coming until the first quarter of 2016. That’s a setback for the fledgling virtual reality gaming market, as the HTC Vive was scheduled to be the first major […] Read more »