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All the Live Events You Can Watch in VR This Summer Via Oculus Venues All the Live Events You Can Watch in VR This Summer Via Oculus Venues

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.”

How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View

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.

How to Watch the 2018 F8 Conference, Where Mark Zuckerberg Will Sweat Over Data Privacy How to Watch the 2018 F8 Conference, Where Mark Zuckerberg Will Sweat Over Data Privacy

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.

Watch Your Plex Library in Virtual Reality With Gear VR Watch Your Plex Library in Virtual Reality With Gear VR

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…

What You Need to Set Up Virtual Reality on a PC or PS4 What You Need to Set Up Virtual Reality on a PC or PS4

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…

How to Download The Fall Creator’s Update on Windows 10 Right Now How to Download The Fall Creator’s Update on Windows 10 Right Now

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 Finally Has a Mixed Reality Headset You Might Actually Want to Buy Microsoft Finally Has a Mixed Reality Headset You Might Actually Want to Buy

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.

How to Get Started With Apple’s ARKit Augmented Reality Platform How to Get Started With Apple’s ARKit Augmented Reality Platform

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.

The Best Livestreams for Watching the 2017 Total Eclipse The Best Livestreams for Watching the 2017 Total Eclipse

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…

Virtual Reality Is the Future of Shopping Virtual Reality Is the Future of Shopping

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…

How to Play Virtual Reality Games Without Barfing How to Play Virtual Reality Games Without Barfing

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…

Everything Google Announced at Its "Made By Google" Event that Actually Matters Everything Google Announced at Its "Made By Google" Event that Actually Matters

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.

Why Benchmarking Your PC For VR Capability Is So Freaking Hard Why Benchmarking Your PC For VR Capability Is So Freaking Hard

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.

Should I Wait to Buy the Newest 4K Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Consoles? Should I Wait to Buy the Newest 4K Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Consoles?

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.

VRidge Runs PC-Based VR Games On Your Google Cardboard Headset VRidge Runs PC-Based VR Games On Your Google Cardboard Headset

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.

Build a Solid VR-Ready PC For Less Than $1,000 Build a Solid VR-Ready PC For Less Than $1,000

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.

Build Your Own Arduino-Powered Virtual Reality Indoor Cycling System Build Your Own Arduino-Powered Virtual Reality Indoor Cycling System

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.

See If Your PC Is VR-Ready With the Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool See If Your PC Is VR-Ready With the Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool

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.

Learn How to Build a VR-Ready PC With This Guide Learn How to Build a VR-Ready PC With This Guide

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.

You Can Now Watch Any YouTube Video In Google Cardboard You Can Now Watch Any YouTube Video In Google Cardboard

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.

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