Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 5G offers significant improvements over XR2 for virtual reality hardware

In May last year, Qualcomm launched the Extended Reality (XR) platform which is a term they used to describe the full gamut of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) experiences. The XR1 has been used successfully in 30+ current VR devices and the trend looks set to continue. Related Content: Qualcomm … Read more

The Battle Royale Games for 2018: Fortnite vs PUBG & others

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The Battle Royale genre has been around for a while now, with Battle Royale style mods developed back in 2012 for Minecraft, then PlayerUnknown a mod for ARMA 2/DayZ being released in 2013 which later evolved into a standalone game we now know as Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG for short. It was the early … Read more

Bose AR Glasses Announced – Augmented Reality Audio in Sunglasses

During MWC I had a chance to play with the curious and potentially superb Sony Ear Duo, which are a pair of wireless earphones designed to allow you to hear everything around you. There is clearly a huge augmented reality potential for this, and it was my favourite product of MWC. Just days after this … Read more

Acer Windows Mixed Reality VR Headset review

Windows Mixed Reality was first announced back in 2015 under the name Windows Holographic. It wasn’t until October 2016 during a hardware event, Microsoft announced that multiple OEMs would release virtual reality headsets for the Windows Holographic platform, based on Microsoft reference designs enabling room-scale virtual reality without external sensors or components. These initial products … Read more

Utopia 360° Elite Edition Virtual Reality Headset Review

VR is one of the booming new technologies at the moment, and there are products covering pretty much every budget.  The lowest budget options are literally just carboarded cutouts that you put your phone into, and for the price, they are quite effective. On the other end of the spectrum are the likes of the … Read more

Oculus announces Oculus Go: Standalone VR Headset

Thanks to the financial backing of Facebook, Oculus have expanded their product line up to include the all new Oculus Go. It is designed to sit in the middle between the Rift and the Oculus powered Samsung Gear VR. This headset requires no phone and no cables running to the PC. It will be able … Read more

Acer and Starbreeze Announce New VR Headset: StarVR

The hype for Virtual Reality is real, and Acer is wanting in on some of the action. Starbreeze launched StarVR with a VR-experience at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June 2015 by the acquisition of French company Infinite Eye. Acer was obviously impressed with the StarVR system and have now teamed up with Starbreeze to help launch … Read more

Sony PlayStation 4.5 specifications leaked

We have already posted about the rumours of an updated PS4 that will be designed to cope with VR and native 4k Now, documents leaked to gaming site Bomb have put more meat on the bones of what is claimed to be known internally at Sony as Project Neo. The AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) at … Read more

Sony PlayStation 4.5 rumoured for VR and 4K in October

Sony is reportedly planning to launch a higher-specification PlayStation 4 console ahead of the PlayStation VR release prior to Christmas. The revised console is said to have an improved GPU and be able to run content — including, possibly, games — at Ultra High Definition resolution, and is intended to boost performance for Sony’s upcoming … Read more

Sony PlayStation VR Headset Launches October for £350. Cheaper than Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] This year is definitely about Virtual reality in the tech industry. We already have Oculus Rift, owned by Facebook, due to release this quarter, and the HTC Vive due out in May. Now Sony are launching their version which will land in October 2016 for £350/$400/€400. PS VR, originally called … Read more

HTC announces prices Vive bundle, sets pre-order date

This year looks to be all about Virtual Reality. The Oculus Rift is set to launch at the end of March and ow HTC have announced the launch details of their Vive Consumer Edition virtual reality bundle. Unfortunately, early adopters may suffer from some sticker shock, as the pricing comes in at $799, $200 more … Read more