Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

See The Hacker And Thief Action Of Covert In New Hands-On Gameplay

During the recent Oculus Connect 5 event indie developer White Elk Studios announced a new virtual reality (VR) videogame that offers asymmetrical gameplay by the name of Covert. This title sees two players have to work together to pull off heist with one of the team being a thief in VR with the other playing…

See The Hacker And Thief Action Of Covert In New Hands-On Gameplay

During the recent Oculus Connect 5 event indie developer White Elk Studios announced a new virtual reality (VR) videogame that offers asymmetrical gameplay by the name of Covert. This title sees two players have to work together to pull off heist with one of the team being a thief in VR with the other playing…

Oculus Go Gets Replacement Facial Interface With VR Cover

VR Cover offers custom facial interfaces for popular VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. They are designed to be more comfortable and customizable than the standard foam included with a VR headset, for users who spend long sessions in VR. Today, VR Cover opened…

Vulkan Could Bring Oculus Go Performance and Battery Life Improvements To Quest

While gaming PCs have powerful CPUs and graphics cards drawing enormous amounts of power, in all-in-one “standalone” VR headsets like Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, things are very different. Such headsets have very limited GPU power and run off a battery, making energy consumption an important concern. Better hardware like newer more efficient…

Vulkan Could Bring Oculus Go Performance and Battery Life Improvements To Quest

While gaming PCs have powerful CPUs and graphics cards drawing enormous amounts of power, in all-in-one “standalone” VR headsets like Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, things are very different. Such headsets have very limited GPU power and run off a battery, making energy consumption an important concern. Better hardware like newer more efficient…

Wands Fires On To Xiaomi Mi VR

In early 2018, Chinese technology company Xiaomi announced that it was working with Oculus to produce a version of the Oculus Go standalone virtual reality (VR) headset for the Chinese market, called the Xiaomi Mi VR. Now Cortopia Studios have announced that it is bringing its popular magic duelling VR title Wands to the Xiaomi…

17 Smart Home Products That Don’t Need Access to Your Wi-Fi

As more and more traditionally “dumb” products are incorporated into the Internet of Things (IoT), public interest in smart-home technology will continue to grow. But as the list of internet-connected devices expands, so too does the potential to overload our home Wi-Fi networks. Being able to control various aspects of your home with the push…

17 Smart Home Products That Don’t Need Access to Your Wi-Fi

As more and more traditionally “dumb” products are incorporated into the Internet of Things (IoT), public interest in smart-home technology will continue to grow. But as the list of internet-connected devices expands, so too does the potential to overload our home Wi-Fi networks. Being able to control various aspects of your home with the push…

17 Smart Home Products That Don’t Need Access to Your Wi-Fi

As more and more traditionally “dumb” products are incorporated into the Internet of Things (IoT), public interest in smart-home technology will continue to grow. But as the list of internet-connected devices expands, so too does the potential to overload our home Wi-Fi networks. Being able to control various aspects of your home with the push…

PSVR Videos Can Be Improved, All Thanks To VR Porn?

The virtual realtiy (VR) porn streaming site SexLikeReal (SLR) – link NSFW, obviously – has discovered that the PS4 and PlayStation VR are actually capable of viewing far better quality VR videos than was previously believed. As the company’s David Chapman explains. Why the PSVR currently lags behind at VR video When it comes to VR videos,…

PSVR Videos Can Be Improved, All Thanks To VR Porn?

The virtual realtiy (VR) porn streaming site SexLikeReal (SLR) – link NSFW, obviously – has discovered that the PS4 and PlayStation VR are actually capable of viewing far better quality VR videos than was previously believed. As the company’s David Chapman explains. Why the PSVR currently lags behind at VR video When it comes to VR videos,…

New Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Are Daydream Ready, Google Confirms

Google today revealed its latest phones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. And while the introduction of the devices didn’t see much fanfare related to VR, Google has confirmed to Road to VR that both phones are compatible with its Daydream View headsets. When Google introduced the first ‘Pixel’ phone back in 2016, it also…

VR vs. The Carmack Takeaways (Part 2)

You can always count on the post-Oculus Connect VR vs. to draw Oculus defenders out of the woodwork. Last year it was people having a go at my ‘anti-Oculus bias’ because I mentioned how Oculus didn’t achieve some targets and how I was saying how well Samsung did. This year it’s that I’ve never heard…

VR Experience About Violence In Syria Now Available

Created by The ICRC and Google’s Daydream Impact Project is a virtual reality (VR) experience which takes the viewer into the lives of a family who are trapped by urban warfare. ‘The Right Choice’ puts viewers into the heart of the violence in a city in Syria, and gives them the chance to make decisions…

The Virtual Arena: VR’s Bonanza for Commercial Entertainment (Part 1)

It seems that while consumer virtual reality (VR) sits at a crossroads, the digital out-of-home entertainment (DOE) sector has exploded with new developments – not one day seems to pass without major announcements, partnerships or acquisitions hits the wire. Industry specialist Kevin Williams of KWP, gives his unique perspective on the recent developments and offers…

Experience The 1943 Berlin Blitz In VR

BBC’s VR experience takes you back to war-torn Berlin during the height of the WW2 blitz. The BBC’s 1943 Berlin Blitz experience, first previewed for selected audiences at the Venice Film Festival where it was very well received, is now available for the general public to download. “We have been overwhelmed by the response to…

VR Documentary Zero Days Wins an Emmy

As virtual reality (VR) becomes more popular and recognised, a number of prestigious awards are beginning to include VR as part of its nominations, sometimes even creating entirely new categories to recognise the achievement of immersive media. In 2017 a VR experience was created and released by creative studio Scatter in collaboration with Oculus Studios….

Oculus ‘Venues’ to Host NBA Games, Horror Films & More This Fall

Oculus Venues, the social VR app for large-scale live event viewing, is continuing its screenings this fall with more NBA games, scary movies, and stand-up comedy nights. Check out the schedule below. Venues allows you to virtually attend events with friends and family while sitting in the stands filled with other viewers. You can download the app…

Catch Grammy Award-Winner Sheryl Crow’s Latest Performance on Endless Riff

For those who like to socialise in virtual reality (VR) while listening to music, Endless Riff is one of the few apps dedicated to providing such an experience. Recently, the app added Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow to its VR roster, with an intimate performance for 91.9 WFPK presented by Old Forester Distillery. Originally recorded on 22nd September,…

Experience the BBC’s Latest VR Film 1943 Berlin Blitz This Week

Earlier this summer the BBC revealed a couple of immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences it was working on Make Noise and 1943 Berlin Blitz. Today, the broadcasting corporation has announced that 1943 Berlin Blitz will be available this Thursday for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners. Originally premiering at Venice Film Festival, the film puts you in the shoes of Wynford…

Oculus CTO: Quest Has No Dedicated Hardware to Play PC Games over USB-C

Oculus Quest, the company’s newly announced high-end standalone headset, has a USB Type-C connector. VirtualLink, the new VR connector standard created by a consortium of prominent industry players, also uses USB Type-C. So if you happen to own a new flagship GPU with a dedicated VirtualLink port, will you technically be able to take a USB-C cable, plug…