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Universal, Ford create in-car VR experience for ‘Bride of Frankenstein’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Holorider/Ford/Universal Starting on October 14th, a fleet of 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles will be offering special rides to the public from Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Those vehicles come equipped with virtual reality headsets from German startup Holoride, which will give passengers the chance to try an in-car VR experience based on […]

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What do you like about the Oculus Rift S?

Engadget RSS Feed When senior editor Devindra Hardawar tested the Oculus Rift S, he kept asking himself: Who really needs this VR headset? With built-in tracking, sharp resolution and a comfortable headstrap, the $399 Rift S makes a convincing argument for an entry-level VR purchase. However, it still needs to be tethered to a computer, […]

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Microsoft patent application describes a vibrating floor mat for VR

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft/United States Patent and Trademark Office Microsoft has filed a patent for a floor mat that could prevent you from crashing into furniture while you’re exploring new worlds in virtual reality. It’s also an indicator the company is still interested in bringing VR to the Xbox ecosystem, after it axed […]

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‘Iron Man VR’ will hit PS VR February 28th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Marvel/Camouflaj We at last know when you’ll get to take to the virtual skies in Marvel’s Iron Man VR. It’ll hit PS VR on February 28th, 2020 — it was previously earmarked for a 2019 debut. Developer Camouflaj also released a story trailer, which focuses on Ghost, Tony Stark’s adversary. […]

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Toyota is using VR to train robots as in-home helpers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links TRI Home robots could make all of our lives easier, and perhaps most importantly, they could allow seniors to live more independently. But training robots to operate in homes is difficult because each home is unique and filled with so many objects in different combinations and layouts. Toyota Research Institute […]

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Test Shuri’s prototype suits in Marvel’s latest ‘Avengers’ VR game

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The Void Not a lot of people will buy themselves a VR headset or seek out VR arcades. Well, not as many as those who will go out to watch a Marvel movie, anyway. Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB, the company behind VR studio The Void, have teamed up to launch […]

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How ILMxLAB’s ‘Vader Immortal’ is bringing ‘Star Wars’ into VR

Engadget RSS Feed The first episode of ILMxLAB’s Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest and Rift got everything right: the scale of volcanic Mustafar, the imposing presence of Darth Vader himself, and the joy of swinging a light saber. Where could they go next? How about more force powers and even deeper Star Wars lore […]

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Oculus CTO John Carmack on the VR challenges of the Quest and Rift S

Engadget RSS Feed Give Doom co-creator and Oculus CTO John Carmack 90 minutes to talk, and you can expect be inundated with tons of geeky technical details. That basically describes his keynote for the second day of the Oculus Connect 6 conference, where the legendary developer spoke frankly about the challenges the company faced as […]

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Watch the Oculus Connect 6 day 2 keynote at 1PM ET

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Deviondra Hardawar/Engadget Yesterday’s Oculus Connect 6 keynote was a doozy. We learned that the standalone Quest headset would soon play PC VR games; it’s getting hand tracking next year; and that Facebook is building a new social VR world called Horizon. Oh yeah, it’s also attempting to map the entire […]

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Who needs the Rift S when the Oculus Quest can do everything?

Engadget RSS Feed With a slew of updates on the horizon, the Oculus Quest ($399) is now a must-have purchase for anyone getting into VR. Today’s Oculus Connect 6 keynote was jam-packed with major new features for the Quest: Oculus Link will let it connect to PCs and play any Rift title; hand-tracking is coming […]

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