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Ziggy Stardust Comes Back to Life Thanks to VR

Fans of legendary artist David Bowie are rejoicing all over the world ever since Sony announced a partnership with the David Bowie Archive, Planta, and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to conjure a VR/AR retrospective of the musicians’ hallowed career. Titled, David Bowie Is, the VR version of the project will most likely be released sometime later this […]

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The World’s First VR Water Slide is Now Live

After VR technology had been effectively used to recreate an ultra-realistic roller coaster experience, many experts thought it was only a matter of time till the technology would be deployed within the realm water sports. With VRSlide, BallastVR has done just that. The company recently developed and launched what is now being called the world’s […]

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Next-Gen VR Headsets Will Only Make Use of a Single USB-C Cable

VirtualLink, a digital consortium that comprises of companies such as AMD, NVIDIA, Oculus, Valve, and Microsoft, recently announced its plans for creating a next-generation of VR headsets that will eliminate the need for different cable wires to connect to a PC. Instead, the company plans on deploying a single USB-C connection that will take care of […]

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VR Enthusiasts Being Offered a Virtual Tour of Egyptian Queen’s Tomb

Owing to a host of ‘conservation-related’ concerns that have surrounded Egyptian Queen Nefertari (who died some 3,000 years ago), her tomb has been largely sealed off and kept restricted from the public. However, as per a news report published in Live Science, Nefertari’s resting place will now be transformed into a virtual kingdom which can be […]

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A New VR Therapy Can Help Reduce Fear of Heights in People

According to a brand new study published in Lancet Psychiatry, a new VR treatment can be used to help people get rid of their ‘fear of heights’ within just a couple of weeks. Quite unlike other conventional VR therapy methods that are administered by a specialist, this new technique makes use of an animated avatar […]

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Samsung Trademarks New ‘Anti-SDE’ Display Technology

In another piece of highly welcome news within the world of VR, Samsung has officially filed for a trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for a new Anti-SDE display unit, thereby prompting rumors that the company might be on its way to revealing a VR based AMOLED display unit in the near future. What is […]

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VR Technology Can Help People With Low Self-Esteem

According to the latest research that has been published in the UK, a virtual reality experience of inhabiting Albert Einstein’s body can help people who suffer from low self-esteem score higher on cognitive tests. As per the study, just the mere perception of possessing Einstein’s body can help people ‘unlock their previously inaccessible mental resources’. Not only […]

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How VR Can Be Used to Find a Cure for Cancer

Virtual Reality is no longer confined within the realm of gaming and live entertainment. With breakthroughs taking place regularly within this niche’ domain, VR is now being applied to various projects related to pain management, cellular investigation so as to help alleviate ailments that currently affect many people across the globe. Not only that, it […]

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Oculus Reveals Crucial Details Regarding Its Varifocal Half-dome VR Prototype

Earlier last month, it was widely reported across the internet that Doug Lanman of Oculus (now part of Facebook’s Reality Labs) along with his team had been working on a new piece of VR hardware that employed the use of Varifocal display technology. This week, Lanman hosted a live 40-minute session on the internet where […]

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Valve’s New EV2 Controller Delivers a New Level of Gaming Freedom

While the VR industry still has its fair share of issues to resolve, there is no denying that this field has witnessed an unprecedented amount of innovation over the past couple of years. A Closer Look at the Device Valve, one of the world’s largest game developers, recently revealed their latest test model for the […]