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CCS Insight Confirms VR Headset Sales Declined by 20% in 2018

The year 2018 has not been overly successful for the virtual reality industry. Not entirely surprising, as all manufacturers struggle to move units. It is expected the VR device market will decline by the time 2018 comes to a close. A worrisome trend, although one that was also completely to be expected. The VR Device […]

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ASU’s Biology Students can Obtain a VR Headset With Their Student Loan

Virtual reality continues to make inroads in the world of education Arizona State, a renowned US university, now lets students pay for a VR headset using their student loan. This offer is only extended to select students, yet it can set a precedent for other institutions to follow. Arizona State Fully Embraces VR It is […]

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Working Out in VR Reduces Pain and Heart Rate, Study Finds

It is a well-known fact working out is quite bland and boring. Especially when doing this solo, the time seemingly doesn’t pass too quickly. Virtual reality can be of great help in this regard, as the experiences can make users gyrate in many different ways. Research now shows using VR can be quite beneficial in […]

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Facebook Announces Their Third VR Headset Known as “Quest”

Facebook still has high expectations for the virtual reality ecosystem. The parent company of Oculus already has numerous headsets on the market. Earlier today, the company unveiled the Quest project, which is another VR headset. It is a stand-alone device and will cost $399 when it hits the shelves next year. Facebook’s Quest Sounds Interesting […]

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ASU Enables Virtual Reality Support for Online Biology Classes

A lot of new use cases for virtual reality need to be developed in the coming years. Arizona State University is getting in on the action, albeit in a rather different manner. Its online biology class taps virtual reality to dissect animals. It removes the “gross” aspect of such a dissection, although the concept needs […]

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VR Headsets Ease Children’s Discomfort During Scottish Hospital Visits

Virtual reality can make a positive impact in many different ways. It can offer convenience, joy, and even relief to the right people. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary received two VR headsets from the Orion Group. Additional units have been deployed to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. VR Makes Inroads in Children’s Hospitals […]

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VR Headset Sales go off the Deep End in Q2 2018

One would expect the Summer holidays to be rather beneficial to virtual reality adoption. People have time to kill and VR has gained some relatively big traction in the past few months. Even so, the current sales figures are all going off the deep end. This doesn’t look all that great for the industry as […]

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New Tech Enables Humans to Explore Virtual Reality Realistically, Making Minecraft More Fun

The human eye spends 10 percent of the time looking at objects and sceneries blinking. Hence, for every 10 hours of perceiving an object, the human eye spends 1 hour blinking, becoming effectively and functionally blind for that period. Minecraft and Decentraland Just Became More Realistic According to the Association for Computing Machinery, humans blink […]

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Microsoft Executive Confirms Xbox Will Not Support VR, PS4 Chooses Different Path

$783 billion technology conglomerate and Xbox developer Microsoft has officially revealed its plans to cut off support for virtual reality (VR) on the Xbox console. Microsoft Chooses TV or VR Mike Nichols, the chief marketing officer of Microsoft, clarified in an interview with GamesIndustry that as of current, the Microsoft team believes PC is the […]

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VR Shipments Decline by 30% but Second-gen Units Will Increase Demand

It was to be expected the virtual reality would be faced with growing pains. Even though initial expectations for 2018 were quite high, they will need to be revised. Shipments of VR units have plummeted by over 30% compared to the same period in 2017. It is an unfortunate setback, although the optimism remains in […]