Virtual Reality
Qualcomm's new wireless VR headsets work with PCs, too - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
Exclusive: New Snapdragon-powered VR and AR headsets will double as wireless VR for PCs starting this year. Is this the future of Oculus, Vive and even... more
Virtual reality could improve your balance, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Virtual Reality technology could become an efficient tool for older people with balance problems or for rehabilitation following injuries or illness that affect balance and movement. In a new study, researchers have... more
VR technology could help improve balance in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Vision changes can entail major problems in everyday life. To a high degree, vision affects our ability to keep our balance, and balance affects our ability to move around. more
Sit comfortably at your desk with over $55 off the GreenForest Office Chair  Windows Central · 21 hours
Featuring built-in lumbar support, adjustable height, and a mesh back for breathability. The GreenForest Executive Swivel office computer chair drops to just... more
Oculus Quest may have its first killer app with Beat Saber - CNET  CNET · 19 hours
The hit fitness VR music game is heading to the upcoming wireless Oculus Quest for portable sabering. more
Seeing through a robot's eyes helps those with profound motor impairments  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal... more
Adventurous taps live actors and AR to take families on high-tech scavenger hunts  TechCrunch · 4 days
Augmented reality looked like it was supposed to a ubiquitous success, Apple and Google and Facebook seemed to say so, but things... more
These great HTC Vive accessories won't empty your wallet  Windows Central · 5 days
The complete HTC Vive setup, including motion controllers, base stations, and headsets, is an impressive collection of hardware. It works well on its own, but it can also benefit from... more
I See You is a beautifully crafted puzzle of a horror movie  THE VERGE · 5 days
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special-event releases. This review comes from the 2019 SXSW Interactive... more
Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, its immersive film studio  THE VERGE · 5 days
Google has announced that it’s shutting down Spotlight Stories, its in-house film studio focused on producing... more
Google is reportedly shutting down its in-house VR film studio  TechCrunch · 5 days
Google is shutting down its Emmy Award-winning VR film division, Spotlight Stories, after six years of building out content, Variety reports. We’ve reached out to Google for confirmation.... more
Snatchers finds body-horror and humor in teen pregnancy  THE VERGE · 6 days
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special-event releases. This review comes from... more
Stacktrace Podcast 027: “Let’s spelunk my life”  9to5Mac · 6 days
It’s time for some new, alternative, avenues of spelunking — including Apple’s career website, and… Rambo’s digital life? Also, how Swift compares... more
These worthwhile Oculus Rift accessories don't cost more than $20  Windows Central · 6 days
There are a ton of accessories available for your Oculus Rift, though most cost a pretty penny. If you're looking for a bunch of gear that doesn't cost... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a more complex Pokémon Go for superfans  THE VERGE · 1 week
For Niantic Labs’ next trick, the augmented reality game studio is diving head-first into another knotty fandom, the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter,... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gameplay details revealed video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Niantic Labs and WB Games' give us a sneak-peek video of their AR game, which is set for release later this year. more
Doctor Who: The Runaway will debut in VR at Tribeca 2019 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Doctor Who fans will finally get a chance to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow. more
YouTube Stories adds Snapchat-like AR effects - CNET  CNET · 1 week
YouTube Stories has fun, realistic filters ready for download for short video clips. more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite detailed, Android pre-registration on Google Play opens [Gallery]  9to5Mac · 1 week
Following Ingress and Pokémon Go, formerly Google-owned Niantic’s next augmented reality experience is Wizards Unite. Leveraging Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, the premise of the... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite detailed, Android pre-registration on Google Play opens [Gallery]  9to5Google · 1 week
Following Ingress and Pokémon Go, formerly Google-owned Niantic’s next augmented reality experience is Wizards Unite. Leveraging Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, the premise of the... more
YouTube Stories Gets Support for AR Effect Tools  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Google is rolling out support for its advanced augmented reality (AR) effect tools for YouTube Stories more
Jordan Peele’s Us turns a political statement into unnerving horror  THE VERGE · 1 week
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special-event releases.... more
Galaxy S10 reviews are in, Nintendo goes VR video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This week's major tech headlines include Galaxy S10 reviews, a discless Xbox One S and Nintendo realizing its VR Labo dreams. more
Apple AR Headset Could Arrive Next Year, Analyst Claims  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
A patent had hinted at Apple's plans of developing an AR-based headset that would work alongside an iPhone. more
Apple could launch augmented reality headset in 2020  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
According to a new report from Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5mac), a reliable analyst on all things Apple, the company has been working on an augmented reality headset and is about to launch... more
Huawei sues US government, Nintendo does VR again video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
In today's top stories, Huawei says a ban on the sale of some of its products is unconstitutional and aims to prove it in court. Meanwhile,... more
Valve lays off 13 employees, reportedly slashing VR hardware division  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Gaming company Valve confirmed today that it has laid off several full-time employees and contractors, possibly... more
Google hosting five-month artist residency program in Paris to create with Jacquard  9to5Google · 2 weeks
The Experiments with Google site showcases many creative uses of the company’s various platforms, including Android, VR/AR, and voice. The latest involves Google Arts &... more
Inside a Fukushima reactor: VR offers a scary-real nuclear experience - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Here’s what it’s like inside the melted down reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. more
Let's look at the weird Nintendo VR Labo creations - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Here's what comes in Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, a cardboard virtual reality construction set for the Nintendo Switch. (Hint: elephants) more
Nintendo brings virtual reality to the Switch with its new Labo kit  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Google showed off virtual reality designed around cardboard in 2014, but it looks like Nintendo is ready to get in on the action now... more
Nintendo just announced a Labo VR kit for the Switch  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Nintendo’s getting into virtual reality, but not in the way you might expect. Today the gaming... more
Does Division 2 support cross platform play on the PlayStation 4?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: Right now there are no plans for The Division 2 to be cross-platform compatible. Ubisoft has allowed cross-play before on VR titles, but there... more
Matterport raises $48M to ramp up its 3D imaging platform  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The growth of augmented and virtual reality applications and hardware is ushering in a new age of digital media and imaging technologies, and startups that are putting themselves... more
Inside a Fukushima reactor: How VR gave me a scary-real experience - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Here’s what it’s like inside the melted down reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. more
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Back in 2001, an acquaintance who worked for Lonely Planet told me about a surprise discovery. The travel guide business had an audience of... more
Facebook prepares to push Oculus VR headsets for businesses - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The social networking giant is following Microsoft, selling its Oculus Go and Oculus Quest headsets for "enterprise" customers. more
Beat Saber’s first music pack launches next week  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Beat Saber is about to get even better. Over the past few years, virtual reality rhythm games have become incredibly popular. While experiences like Audica are on the horizon from acclaimed developers... more
CNN taps Magic Leap to give your news an interactive AR spin - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The expansion will make watching the news more immersive and interactive. more
Oculus won’t approve Quest games unless it thinks people will buy them  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Oculus will enforce tight rules for publishing a game or app on the Oculus Quest, asking developers to demonstrate “quality and probable market success”... more
Apple patent hints at AR headset that'll work with your iPhone - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The wide-ranging patent application for augmented reality tech hints at a possible headset from the iPhone maker. more
Apple patents hint at AR headset that'll work with your iPhone - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The wide-ranging patent application for augmented reality tech hints at a possible headset from the iPhone maker. more
Up your VR immersion level with a fine HOTAS controller  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Hands On Throttle-and-Stick (HOTAS) controllers employ a joystick and throttle grip setup to emulate the controls in an authentic aircraft's (or spacecraft's) cockpit. These controllers have always been... more
The future of AR, according to Microsoft - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman talks to CNET about haptics, eye tracking, and what happens next more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to Launch This Summer, Warner Bros. CEO Confirms  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The game is officially called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and it will leverage from the AR technology used in other Niantic games like Pokemon... more
Get rid of VR cables on the floor with this smart, affordable solution  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Until wireless versions of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) become commonplace, VR enthusiasts must put up with a... more
Spider-Man VR lets you shoot webs with 5G video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The virtual reality experience puts you in the famed webhead's spandex shoes. more
How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toys video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
At Toy Fair 2019, Bridget Carey reflects on the evolution of tech toys and how today's internet culture is influencing the future of playtime. more
The $30 SteelSeries Stratus wireless controller can play thousands of games  Windows Central · 3 weeks
I heard you like buttons. Amazon has the SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller available for $29.95, which is a match of the best price in history. Usually... more
Microsoft unveils new augmented reality headset  Sky News · 3 weeks
Microsoft has unveiled the next generation of its augmented reality (AR) headset HoloLens. more
Microsoft CEO defends Pentagon contract following employee outcry  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella defended the company’s multimillion-dollar contract with the Pentagon to supply augmented reality headsets in an interview... more
Microsoft CEO defends work on half-billion-dollar HoloLens military contract  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Microsoft won’t stop its work on a nearly half-billion-dollar government contract designed to bring HoloLens augmented reality tech to the U.S. Army. “We made a principled decision that we’re not... more
Qualcomm's new 5G phone chips can power your AR, VR glasses - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
A new wave of USB-C headsets are ready to work with Snapdragon 855 phones. It could mean cheaper smart glasses are on... more
The Future
Virtual reality could improve your balance, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY
Google Maps Platform now lets AR games route characters, integrate elevation and biomes
9to5Google
Snapchat may launch a gaming platform as early as next month
THE VERGE
Google shutting down Spotlight Stories studio responsible for prestige VR films
9to5Google
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a more complex Pokémon Go for superfans
THE VERGE
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite lets fans cast spells and rescue magic creatures
BBC
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite detailed, Android pre-registration on Google Play opens [Gallery]
9to5Google
Jordan Peele’s Us turns a political statement into unnerving horror
THE VERGE
Google Arts & Culture recaps ‘millennia of human progress’ with CERN ‘Big Bang’ AR app
9to5Google
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences
PHYS.ORG
HoloLens 2 isn't meant for you. But HoloLens 3 might be - CNET
CNET
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
ESA
Fresh