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HTC Vive Cosmos review: Too late, too expensive

Engadget RSS Feed The battle for at-home virtual reality started with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive — but these days things are getting complicated. The Oculus Quest proves solid standalone VR is possible, and Valve is pushing the limits of high-end VR with the Index. Now here comes the Vive Cosmos, HTC’s first true […]

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BBC winds down its in-house VR production team

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links BBC After two years, the BBC is shutting VR Hub production division. In a lengthy blog post, the UK public broadcaster announced that it plans to produce one last virtual reality experience called Missing Pictures before winding down the unit. “After that project though, the VR Hub will be wrapping […]

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The (Day)dream is over: Phone-based VR is well and truly dead

Engadget RSS Feed When Google introduced Cardboard at I/O 2014, a lot of people thought it was a joke. A cardboard-based contraption that turned your phone into a primitive VR headset seemed more like a kid’s science project than a serious endeavor. But Google’s Cardboard was just the first in a long line of phone-powered […]

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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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