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Yes, mobile VR is possible without strapping a smartphone to your face

Yes, mobile VR is possible without strapping a smartphone to your face No, I don't like strapping a smartphone to my face to enjoy virtual reality.That's why it's frustrating to see so many VR developers and content companies focusing on mobile VR over stationary, high-end VR systems.

'Beauty and the Beast' in VR delivers Disney magic you can touch

'Beauty and the Beast' in VR delivers Disney magic you can touch The latest version of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, hit movie theaters on Friday, and the film's already number one at the box office.But if you can't get enough of the living furniture featured in the film, you can relive the experience in virtual reality using the Oculus Rift.

You can now experience the weather in VR thanks to AccuWeather and Oculus

You can now experience the weather in VR thanks to AccuWeather and Oculus In our ever-evolving quest to avoid going outside in order to check the weather, we not only have apps to give us details about the temperature and precipitation, but now, we also have a VR experience.Thanks to this new feature from the weather app, you’ll be able to virtually experience a whole slew of weather animations from the comfort of your own home.

CaptoGlove Channels The Powerglove Into The Modern Gaming Era

The CaptoGlove is the motion controller VR has needed this whole time.Cue the CaptoGlove, a throwback to one of the most iconic gaming peripherals of all time, the Powerglove, for the Virtual Reality era.

Don’t toss it: Your next smartphone’s packaging could fold into a VR viewer

Don’t toss it: Your next smartphone’s packaging could fold into a VR viewer A new patent from the search giant, though, envisions a far more scalable solution: device packaging that can double as a VR viewer.The patent in question, “Integrated mobile device packaging and virtual reality headset,” was originally filed in February 2016 and describes a box that folds along perforated lines into a headset.

Disney experiment lets you catch real objects while in VR

Disney experiment lets you catch real objects while in VR We're still getting used to the immersive magic virtual reality offers, but a new experiment from Disney Research pushes the technology into another realm: interaction with real objects while in VR.A demonstration of the experiment was revealed on Monday via video (below) that shows a VR headset wearer accurately catching a real ball thrown at him.

Nerdy dad uses virtual reality to let daughter ride family cat

Nerdy dad uses virtual reality to let daughter ride family cat The same dad who rigged an HTC Vive and Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera to let his daughter explore her dollhouse is at it again.This time, the VR dad has cranked up the tech-meets-cute factor by introducing the family cat.

Designing Sparc: How CCP Games went from making a space shooter to VR sports

Designing Sparc: How CCP Games went from making a space shooter to VR sports Developer CCP Games has cultivated a loyal fan base with its the byzantine economic space MMO Eve Online.Some early VR adopters might also know them for interstellar dogfighter Eve: Valkyrie, but even among gamers, Icelandic game developer CCP Games makes relatively niche games for a specific audience.

Oculus put March Madness in VR but not on Rift

Oculus put March Madness in VR but not on Rift But like so many other sports apps being offered for Samsung Gear VR users via Oculus app, for some reason, they decided to skip offering a version of the app for the people who dropped hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars more to set up higher end Oculus Rift systems.So, once again, the most passionate VR users (who, arguably, invested in Oculus' Rift) are being asked to either scale down to a Gear VR (assuming they also have a Samsung smartphone) or simply skip the NCAA VR experience altogether.

VR version of ‘Fallout 4’ will be playable on the show floor at E3 2017

VR version of ‘Fallout 4’ will be playable on the show floor at E3 2017 We’ve known that this project was in development since last year, but we haven’t heard much about its progress in recent months.While Hines and Howard obviously have a vested interest in the success of a game published by Bethesda, it’s reassuring to see the VR version of Fallout 4 being given such high praise.

Sony Releases a Surprise Ghostbusters VR Game

Sony Releases a Surprise Ghostbusters VR Game It’s very rare to see a company release a game without any sort of promotion.That’s why it’s surprising that Sony has today released a brand-new Ghostbusters PlayStation VR game on the PlayStation Store.

Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders

Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders While concepts like VR games are all well and great, however, a student at Nottingham Trent University in the U.has a potentially far more transformative use case: using virtual reality as a therapy tool.

Arsetto Corsa adds native Vive and OSVR support with OpenVR

Arsetto Corsa adds native Vive and OSVR support with OpenVR Racing simulator Arsetto Corsa can now be played on the HTC Vive and OSVR headsets.Utilizing the open-source OpenVR platform, it now offers native support for those two consumer-grade headsets, alongside the existing support for the Oculus Rift.

Quark VR releases video teaser for wireless HTC Vive kit

Quark VR releases video teaser for wireless HTC Vive kit The short clip shows the company’s co-founder and CEO, Krasi Nikolov, using the headset without being tethered to a computer.The company’s plans to offer a method of using the Vive headset without wires were first revealed in September 2016, when it was confirmed that Quark was collaborating with Valve.

Amazon eyes VR and AR homewares stores to show you products in your virtual home

Amazon eyes VR and AR homewares stores to show you products in your virtual home Citing a "person briefed on the discussions," the report claims that VR and AR are being looked at as possible features of a chain of Amazon homewares stores.Virtual spaces are already alive in some Lowe's stores in the U.

NASA ISS Astronauts Train in Augmented Reality

NASA ISS Astronauts Train in Augmented Reality A new mixed-reality simulator lets International Space Station crew members hone their skills on the ground before rocketing into low Earth orbit.“At a fundamental level, training our astronauts to explore space is a lot like a game,” he continued.

PlayStation 4 Pro Media Player app update adds 4K video playback support

PlayStation 4 Pro Media Player app update adds 4K video playback support This week’s update also introduces support for 4K VR video content, though players will need both a PlayStation VR headset and a PlayStation 4 Pro console in order to experience 360degree 4K footage.While PlayStation 4 consoles are still locked to a maximum media resolution of 1080p, PlayStation 4 Pro units are now capable of 4K video playback thanks to this week’s Media Player update.

Gunters, to your headsets! ‘Ready Player One’ to get unique VR experiences

Gunters, to your headsets! ‘Ready Player One’ to get unique VR experiences It’s time to don your headset and gloves and brush up on your Joust skills, as Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is edging every closer to release.To celebrate the upcoming year’s lead-in to its debut, Warner Bros and HTC have partnered to create a number of unique virtual reality companion experiences for the hotly anticipated film.