If you have an Oculus Go or Samsung’s Gear VR, then you can catch a number of concerts, sporting events, stand-up comedy and more live this summer from the comfort of your couch. This week Oculus Venues, an app that lets you experience live events via virtual reality from “the best seat in the house.”
Google’s done more than almost any other company to bring virtual reality to the masses, from making cheap Cardboard headsets to giving the public easy ways to create and share 360-degree photos. Now the company is giving VR fans another way to dive in with a new tool called Tour Creator.
And you thought hoodies made Mark Zuckerberg sweat. Though Facebook’s overlord did a good job answering questions at two different congressional hearings last month, you can expect the Zuck to have a few things to say about data privacy at the opening keynote for this year’s F8 developer conference.
Plex is one of the best ways to store and stream all your movies and TV shows around your house or apartment, but movie night is still a bit of drag if you’re watching on a dingy old laptop or a small TV. Now you can experience Plex on a giant screen without leaving the couch, thanks to the company’s new virtual…
Getting a virtual reality headset might make for a pretty impressive christmas present, but unless you’ve got enough computing power to use the thing, consider it a very expensive paperweight. Depending on the system powering your headset, either a PC or a PS4, here’s how to get it prepped and ready for virtual…
Windows: You can now download the next major update to Windows 10, dubbed the Fall Creator’s Update. You’ll be able to enjoy major features like Mixed Reality support, bringing augmented reality to compatible PC’s, as well as minor upgrades to features like handwriting recognition, voice control via Cortana, and a…
Microsoft has been testing out its concept for mixed reality ever since early 2015 when it first revealed the HoloLens. Over two years later (and with an assist from Samsung) the company may finally be ready to offer a product that people actually want at a price they can actually afford.
By most accounts, Apple’s new smartphone, the “iPhone 8,” is due out soon—in September 2017. But I feel confident in saying the company’s most groundbreaking release for the year actually happened earlier this summer, at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.
There’s a total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017, and for the first time in nearly a hundred years, the Moon’s unabashed Sun-blocking power will be visible from much of the continental U.S. (though certain locations will of course have a better vantage point than others). Warning: don’t look directly at it…
Online shopping is on the rise—it’s fast and ships directly to your doorstep, sometimes overnight. But with online shopping, you miss the experience of going into a store and picking up items. Enter virtual reality shopping, which tries to give you the convenience of online shopping and the experience of being in a…
Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming, but wearing the headsets causes motion sickness for some. Even I’ve experienced a little motion sickness while playing despite the fact I never struggled with it in the past (no barfing yet). If you’re worried about hurling, there are a few things you can do to make the…
Google wants you to start looking at it as a hardware company. Today, it announced new Pixel phones, a smart voice assistant-powered speaker called Google Home, a VR platform and more. Here are the coolest things the company announced today.
If you want to get on the VR hype train, you’re going to need to build a pretty powerful PC to handle the load. However, gauging just how well a graphics card can handle VR is a lot more complex than you’d think.
The Xbox One and PS4 are getting some killer updates in the near future, bringing support for 4K gaming, VR, and more. Microsoft’s 4K-capable Xbox One S even has a release date in August. If you’ve been watching the news or waiting to upgrade, here’s what you need to know.
Android/Windows: If you’ve got a few thousand dollars to shell out for a VR-ready PC and an Oculus Rift headset, you can play in virtual reality right now. If you don’t, VRidge can let you play those same games on your phone inside a Google Cardboard set.
We’ve seen a few different builds for VR-ready gaming rigs, but if you’re curious what some pros are planning on using, Tested partnered with Loyd Case to put together their VR testing PC for about $1,000.
Virtual reality promises all kinds of things, but one thing it can certainly do is make those boring indoor training rides on a bike a little more fun. DIYer Paul Yan shares his system.
Preorders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are finally open to all, but you’ll need a beefy computer running Windows to use it. This tool will check your system and see what you need to upgrade so you’re ready come launch in May.
Building your own PC gaming rig is pretty awesome. if you’re interested in upcoming VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, you might need something more powerful. Here’s what you’ll need to consider.
Remember that scene in Back to the Future where Marty Jr. was rudely watching TV at the dinner table in giant glasses? Now, you can do that same thing with YouTube and Google Cardboard.