Lenovo announces the all-in-one Mirage VR S3 headset

The Chinese company has announced a virtual reality headset that will be used for education, employee training and more.

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Best VR apps for watching virtual reality videos and viewing photos on Android

The cinema may be closed, but nothing stops us from making our own tiny cinema experience at home.

May 05, 2020, 7:15 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  1 comment
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May 20, 2020, 9:05 AM,  by Ting Mobile,  1 comment
Samsung phones running Android 10 lose Daydream VR support

Samsung smartphone users report their phones no longer working with Daydream after Android 10 update.

Apr 15, 2020, 1:48 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  2 comments
Latest rumor has Apple buying major VR content provider for its upcoming headset

Apple will reportedly purchase VR content company NextVR for a price in the neighborhood of $100 million. The company has been long-rumored to be working on a mixed reality headset.

Apr 05, 2020, 6:28 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
featured Apple AR headset being tested with HTC Vive-like controller, bowling game, more

Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for launch in 2021 or 2022 and today the product's controller for testing has leaked out. Information about how AR experiences will be activated was also revealed.

Mar 26, 2020, 11:28 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  3 comments
Google lets you explore ancient cave artwork in AR and VR

Google Arts and Culture platform is now offering an immersive experience in a publicly inaccessible cave in France, which you can enjoy with VR and AR.

Mar 02, 2020, 2:52 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
The Apple AR/VR platform release won't be on the iPhone 5G

See Apple's augmented reality platform working on the iPhone and iPad but only one of these devices will introduce it to the world as soon as this spring.

Jan 13, 2020, 6:10 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  1 comment

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Apple has reportedly teamed up with Valve for its AR glasses

Apple has apparently found a major AR/VR partner in the face of the game developer Valve. The long-awaited Apple product is expected next year but little is know about it yet.

Nov 04, 2019, 7:37 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  2 comments
Google's Daydream VR platform is probably dead as another streaming service drops support

Hulu confirmed it has removed Daydream support from its Android app in recent weeks, so if you're wondering why you can access Daydream VR content any longer, that's the reason.

Sep 12, 2019, 3:10 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  5 comments
Code found in iOS 13 suggests that Apple is testing its AR glasses

Data found in an internal version of iOS 13 indicates that Apple continues to test a device that could be called Apple Glasses. This would be a mixed-reality device that could be released as soon as next year.

Sep 02, 2019, 12:40 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Apple's rumored mixed-reality headset could use gloves as a controller

Two new patent applications filed by Apple could indicate some features for the upcoming mixed-reality headset that the company might launch as soon as next year.

Aug 30, 2019, 11:59 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Samsung Gear VR is alive and kicking, supporting the entire Galaxy S10 lineup

While there's no new Samsung Gear VR variant on the horizon, the 2017 edition has been confirmed to work with the freshly unveiled Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G phones.

Feb 21, 2019, 5:24 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Vuze XR is a versatile 360-degree camera on steroids [hands-on]

There are traditional 360-degree cameras, but then there’s the Vuze XR, which is a camera on steroids.

Jan 05, 2019, 6:48 PM,  by John Velasco,  1 comment
Verizon to use 5G stream and special headsets to provide kids with virtual courtside seats for NBA game

Tomorrow night, Verizon will debut a technology that uses 5G, virtual and augmented reality to allow young kids in Sacramento's Golden 1 Center to view the game from a courtside perspective while wearing special goggles.

Nov 09, 2018, 8:07 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
DEAL Save up to 63% on the 2016 and 2017 Google Daydream View VR headsets at Verizon

The 2016 and 2017 Google Daydream View headsets have been discounted by 63% and 60% respectively, at Verizon. The VR headset starts up as soon as a compatible handset is inserted inside.

Oct 15, 2018, 8:20 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
DEAL Samsung lets you choose between a free Gear 360 and Gear VR now with the Galaxy Note 9

If you're thinking of purchasing a Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, or Galaxy S9+ from Samsung, the company is ready to give you either a Gear 360 camera or Gear VR headset free of charge.

Oct 05, 2018, 7:06 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  16 comments
Google makes it possible to bring all Android apps to Daydream VR

Google has just announced that it has added the option to open any smartphone Android app on a Daydream device to use games, tools and more in VR.

Sep 21, 2018, 7:21 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
eBay intern uses ARKit and iPhone X TrueDepth camera to develop potentially groundbreaking AR tool

Using Apple ARKit technology and the advanced front-facing camera of the iPhone X, an eBay intern with motor impairments has developed a truly life-changing augmented reality tool...

Sep 11, 2018, 10:09 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  17 comments
DEAL Deal: The Daydream View headset is half off on Google Store

Google offers the Daydream View headset on its own Store for just $49, a discount of 50% off the original $99 price...

Sep 11, 2018, 4:50 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Further evidence that Apple's next big product may be AR glasses

It is no secret at this point, that Apple is interested in augmented reality (AR) and that it is working on a head-mounted gadget of some sort. Recent reports reveal more details about the mysterious product...

Sep 03, 2018, 4:31 AM,  by Milen Yanachkov,  7 comments
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the current Gear VR don't work together, but there's a workaround

If you own a Gear VR and have just ordered the Galaxy Note 9 (or already have one), don't try to insert your phone into the VR headset since it won't fit.

Aug 27, 2018, 4:47 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  10 comments
DEAL Deal: Google's Daydream View VR headset is 70% off at Verizon

The U.S. carrier has the Daydream View headset, which was launched on the market last year, on sale for just $30. That's no less than 70% off the MSRP, but there's a catch. You can only buy the Charcoal color version, as the other options aren't discounted and you'll be paying the full $100 price...

Aug 01, 2018, 7:34 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Google Chrome now available on Daydream VR

Google has released the Chrome browser for virtual reality. It is not available on the Google Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo...

Jul 31, 2018, 12:04 AM,  by Matthew Mills,  0 comments
Samsung Gear VR gains support for Google's YouTube VR app

YouTube VR is already available on Daydream View, HTC Vice, and PlayStation VR, but a large chunk of customers, those using the Samsung Gear VR, were skipped initially...

Jul 25, 2018, 8:20 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
HTC denies report that it is closing up shop in India

Earlier this month, we told you that HTC's deteriorating financial condition is forcing it to fire 25% of its remaining workforce globally. Today, a newly published report says that the company is giving up selling smartphones in the Indian market. Three senior executives told the Economic Times that HTC India is losing its chief Faisal Siddiqui, sales chief Vijay Balachandran and product head R Nayyar...

Jul 19, 2018, 12:34 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  16 comments
Samsung to scrap Gear VR branding in favor of Galaxy VR name

A new report claims Samsung plans on scrapping the Gear VR name in favor of a new Galaxy VR branding. This will reportedly coincide with new Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Fit products to replace the Gear wearable lineup...

Jun 05, 2018, 9:12 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  2 comments
Samsung Gear VR scores live entertainment venues for concerts and sporting events

Samsung Gear VR scores support for Oculus Venues -- a virtual reality platform for live events...

May 31, 2018, 3:36 AM,  by Milen Yanachkov,  0 comments
Google and LG Display unveil OLED display for VR headsets with 1,443ppi and 120Hz refresh rate

Back in March, Google and LG Display mentioned that the pair were working together on a new VR display that would be unveiled in May. And sure enough, the 4.3-inch panel was introduced yesterday at the Display Week 2018 expo in L.A. The new display features a resolution of 3,840 x 4800 and 1,443ppi. It features a 120Hz refresh rate and a 120 x 96 Field of View...

May 23, 2018, 1:01 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Apple is developing a standalone AR & VR headset complete with 8K displays: report

According to a new report, Apple is currently developing a new standalone headset that will utilize both AR & VR technologies. It will feature two 8K displays and is expected to be released sometime in 2020, although an initial announcement may take place in 2019...

Apr 27, 2018, 3:10 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  26 comments
Google Arts & Culture now lets you explore amazing historic sites in VR

Explore amazing World Heritage sites in VR on your smartphone...

Apr 23, 2018, 9:45 AM,  by Milen Yanachkov,  2 comments
Plex VR app launches on the Gear VR

After making its debut on the Google Daydream back in January, Plex's VR media center is now available on the Samsung Gear VR...

Apr 06, 2018, 6:18 AM,  by Milen Yanachkov,  1 comment
DEAL The all-new Google Daydream View VR is half price at Best Buy (today only)

The Daydream View VR headset comes with a small remote in the box, as well as a removable top strap and guidelines on how to make use of what it has to offer...

Mar 21, 2018, 1:31 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Google open sources its 3D audio kit for VR and AR

Google has made its 3D audio SDK for VR and AR open source...

Mar 15, 2018, 7:54 AM,  by Milen Yanachkov,  0 comments
Lenovo's Mirage Solo standalone Daydream VR headset up for pre-order in the US for $400

The Mirage Solo doesn't require you to use a smartphone or a computer. Moreover, it fits comfy over the head and won't require any additional components for it to work or cables to connect to it...

Mar 15, 2018, 3:06 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Facebook will launch AR effects, triggered by various objects

Facebook plans to launch AR effects triggered by markers, scattered across the world. The first AR effect includes upcoming a poster of the upcoming movie "Ready Player One"

Mar 14, 2018, 10:06 AM,  by Mihail Nikolov,  0 comments
New VR headset Moto Mod, the Motorola Virtual Viewer, surfaces

As Motorola works to officially unveil the next-generation modular Moto Z3 series, we could see a whole slew of new Moto Mod accessories for the entire line going back to 2016's Moto Z lineup. A new tweet disseminated today by prolific tipster Evan Blass, reveals that one of the next Moto Mods will be a VR headset named the Motorola Virtual Viewer. Blass leaked an image of the box and the actual headset...

Mar 09, 2018, 2:16 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Google to finally launch its new AR platform at MWC?

Augmented Reality has been a buzzword for about a year now, even moreso since Apple launched its ARKit with its latest iPhones. It's basically a platform, which allows developers to tap into the iPhones' Augmented Reality capabilities and allow them to put virtual objects in the world observed by the phone's camera.

Feb 23, 2018, 7:13 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  1 comment
Tweet from HTC teases new Vive model to be unveiled this coming Monday at CES

A tweet from HTC that was disseminated on Friday, hints that a new version of the HTC Vive VR headset is due to be unveiled this coming Monday. The tweet says "New Year's Resolution" on top. The manufacturer cleverly had "New Year's" out of focus with the word Resolution printed as sharp as a tack. This indicates that the new Vive will have a higher resolution display than the original model. Very smart, HTC...

Jan 06, 2018, 12:24 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  18 comments
10 awesome smartphone related gadgets for Star Wars fans

For the gadget geeks out there, we thought it'd be a great time to list some of the best smartphone related Star Wars tech gear in celebrating The Last Jedi's release.

Dec 14, 2017, 12:08 PM,  by John Velasco,  1 comment
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