Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Finally Getting Daydream Support

Google today confirmed what we’ve long suspected; Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 smartphone will soon support Google’s Daydream mobile VR ecosystem. The news was announced on-stage at the Google I/O developer conference today. Both the S8 and S8 Plus will get a software update this summer that adds Daydream support. That means you’ll be able to…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Gets Google Daydream Support

Google Daydream has many phones that are currently compatible, including the upcoming LG flagship smartphone that will be launched later in the year. Google also announced during I/O that Samsung’s latest smartphones will also be getting Daydream support. Clay Bavor Vice President of Virtual Reality at Google announced during the presentation that the Samsung Galaxy…

Google Announces Standalone Headset to be Made by HTC and Lenovo

Google’s currently holding its annual I/O conference today detailing plenty of plans for the future. Saving virtual reality (VR) to the end the company has announced a brand new head-mounted display (HMD) that’s completely standalone. Making the reveal was Clay Bavor, vice president of VR at Google, who said the company had been working alongside…

Standalone Google VR Headsets Coming from HTC and Lenovo

Google announces inside-out tracking standalone headset coming soon from partners. Google’s annual Google I/O developer kicked off Wednesday with Google’s VP of VR Clay Bavor taking the stage to announce the company’s next-generation virtual reality headset. To be launched later this year, the standalone headset does not require a computer or a smartphone to power the device….

Google Announces Standalone Daydream VR Headsets Coming From HTC, Lenovo

On stage at the company’s Google I/O 2017 developer conference today, the company announced that it is building standalone Daydream VR headsets. The first partners to be working with the company to bring such headsets to market is HTC and Lenovo. Google announced Daydream, their high-end Android VR platform at I/O last year, and then…

Google Reveals WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets, Working With HTC

Looks like the rumors are true; Google just announced it’s working on its very own standalone VR headsets at its I/O conference. Meet WorldSense. Google’s VP of VR Clay Bavor introduced this new initiative towards the end of the conference. These devices are being made with partners, a little like Microsoft works with partners for its…

YouTube Brings 360 Video To Your Living Room TV

Google’s annual Google I/O developer is in full swing, with a few new VR related announcements. Sarah Ali, head of living room products, took the stage to announce that 360 video is making its way to your YouTube app in home devices. When it comes to watching 360° videos, you can either watch on your laptop or mobile device. And…

Report: Google May Introduce a New All-in-one VR Headset at I/O Developer Conference

According to a Variety exclusive, Google may be gearing up to show off a brand new mobile VR headset at Google I/O developer conference this week, one that not only delivers VR in an all-in-one device, but could likely offer inside-out positional tracking as well. The Variety report maintains information of the alleged all-in-one mobile VR headset—which won’t require…

UEFA Champions League Final To Be Shown In VR

If you want to talk about big events that could draw more attention to VR technology, the UEFA Champions League football (sorry, sorry, soccer) final sounds like as good an opportunity as any. This season’s final, which takes place on June 3rd, is going to be shown in VR. BT Sport will be capturing the…

World of Warships to Launch Virtually Inside HMS Cavalier for London Tech Week

Wargaming.net, the developer behind World of Tanks and World of Warships, has announced a partnership with Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and Ballista Media, as well as Google Arts & Culture, on a virtual reality (VR) experience called Virtually Inside HMS Cavalier. An immersive exploration of the last of the British Royal Navy C-class WWII destroyers, the developer will be holding a launch event…

Step into the Tardis with Doctor Who Time Vortex 360

The long running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who has become massively popular across the world and now the broadcaster is turning its attention to virtual reality (VR). Today, the BBC has announced the launch of a new immersive mobile videogame called Doctor Who Time Vortex 360. As they speed through time, the title sees players pilot…

Are We About to See True Premium Google VR?

Google has been no stranger to the world of VR, but rather than trying to compete with Facebook or Valve at the premium end, they’ve lead the charge in the mobile VR space, which is arguably the market segment that will have the largest audience and the lowest barrier to entry. It all started with…

Report: Google May Show Standalone Inside-Out Tracking Headset At I/O

Just ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference last year rumors ran rampant that the company would show a standalone VR headset. The truth was actually something very different, but those murmurs have returned again just ahead of this year’s show. Variety is citing multiple sources with knowledge of the project in saying that Google may…

NES Games in Virtual Reality With 3DNES

Nostalgia is big business. As seen from Nintendo’s success with the recently discontinued NES Classic and the many re-releases and remakes of classic videogames. One of the most fondly remembered eras of videogames was the 8-bit era, so it was probably only a matter of time until someone figured out a way to bring virtual…

ZeniMax Extends Lawsuit To Include Samsung Gear VR

Those who have been following the ongoing proceedings by ZeniMax Media against Oculus know that despite the money already awarded, ZeniMax are not doing with their legal pursuit of John Carmack. As part of those same legal proceedings, ZeniMax are now taking aim at Samsung Gear VR. The lawsuit was filed in a Texas court…

FaceDisplay VR Proves that we Haven’t Reached Peak Weird Yet

Image Credit: Ulm University If you’ve had any interest at all in VR over the last few years you’ll have no doubt seen Oculus founder Palmer Lucky on the cover of time magazine. As cool as VR feels to experience, no one has so far managed to actually look cool while using a VR system,…

Insane VR Headset Lets You Poke Your Friend In The Face

Ambition and confusion come together in this outrageous virtual reality experience. Like any emerging technology still in its infancy, virtual reality developers and manufacturers are still experimenting will all different types of concepts and designs for their headsets. All of them searching for that winning formula that could make their particular model the gold standard within…

Avegant Takes on Microsoft with A New Light Field MR Prototype

Image Credit: Avegant We were very impressed with the Avegant Glyph. A (non-VR) HMD that uses impressive retinal projection technology to produce an image that causes no eye-strain, no chicken wire effect and appears amazingly sharp despite the relatively low resolution. Not content to create its own product niche, Avegant has revealed a totally new…

‘Alien: Covenant’ Delivers Gory 360° Video Teaser

Experience the incredibly graphic birth of a Neomorph alien in this now available 360-degree video. With Ridley Scott’s highly-anticipated Alien prequel/Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant merely a week away from release, Fox is naturally going through great lengths to promote its latest addition to the infamous sci-fi thriller franchise. And what better way to go about it…

Single-Camera VR/AR Tracking Unveiled by uSens

Most current PC-based virtual reality (VR) systems rely on tracking sensors for head and hand tracking, which means positioning several tracking modules in the right position, which can be awkward for people with small or unusually-shaped rooms. Tracking technology specialist uSens is aiming to remove that requirement with advances in its Fingo camera technology. VRFocus…

Pornhub Gets Half A Million VR Views A Day

We’ve all heard it said; porn will help the VR industry succeed, much like it did VHS and the internet itself. It’s a point people have made ad nauseum at this point, but now leading site Pornhub has revealed some stats to back it up. The site’s new infographics confirm that it gets around a…

Feels Like Home: VR Adoption in Real Estate

Real estate is, more often than not, the biggest single investment we make in our lives. We spend an average of 20 hours per day inside buildings – working, sleeping and passing time with friends and family – so it is doubly important that when making this investment we get it right. Technology innovation brings…