Finding time to exercise is one of the greatest obstacles to exercising at all. So when I exercise in VR I need every minute to count. One easy way to maximize my efficiency is to choose one game and stick with it, but more often I like to mix...
Most people experience some mild social phobia at one time or another, but for a select few, the discomfort related to socializing can be crippling. This is known as social anxiety disorder and it can ruin a person’s life. It is far worse than just being shy or disliking...
When you think of gaming in virtual reality, it's easy to just imagine zoning out with a hoard of zombies coming at you or an endless array of colored targets attacking you from all angles--and we love that sort of gaming. It's great to get your heart rate up...
The Vive virtual reality headset celebrated its one-year anniversary two months ago, but that doesn't mean HTC will stop coming out with improvements. The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is a replacement for the out-of-the-box headstrap that originally made up the back half of the headset. It is reported to fix...
Mind over matter, as the saying goes, implies that human beings have the ability to control their physical experiences by using their thoughts in a certain manner. Though this might be far-fetched or difficult for most people to achieve, there is some evidence that immersing someone in a virtual...
In the simplest of terms, most people know that virtual reality provides a fairly realistic simulation of the real world. Few are aware of the fact that the Pentagon is using this technology to train soldiers. The recently debuted Tactical Augmented Reality headsets provide soldiers with a number of...
"This is going to be SO EASY!" "It can't be that hard just bobbing up and down in place can it?" "I probably won't even break a sweat" These were the things I was telling myself before trying out Hot Squat VR and let me tell you, each of the statements...
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Well, we've all been waiting for it and it finally came: Apple has made some official moves within the virtual and augmented reality segments at their keynote for WWDC 2017. It was a great surprise to see the power of the new VR ready 27-inch iMac on stage with...
Every avenue of the healthcare industry from medical education, to clinical support, to pain management will soon be positively impacted by a revolutionary tool that is not even tangible but rather virtual. Virtual Reality has been around for some time and is mostly identified with gaming, but it's way...
Superhot VR is a supercharged strategy FPS for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift where time only moves when you do. Conjured within a minimalistic and monochromatic backdrop, you’ll encounter a single red polygonal humanoid that shatters to pieces when confronted. Thus begins your journey through the Matrixesque world of...
VR technology may boot up instantly but if you try to do the same with your body you won’t be at your best and you’ll be one move away from an injury. When it comes to warming up, the body needs time and it needs to do a few...
When virtual reality first debuted, few people thought this technology had the potential to transform medical treatment and improve the human condition. Yet this is exactly how VR technology has evolved over the past couple of decades. Sure, VR is primarily used as a form of video game entertainment...
When a company like HTC makes a virtual reality related release, it's widely expected to be attached to the Vive brand. It makes marketing sense. It makes market share sense. It makes product awareness sense. But, it's not how it's happening on HTC's newest headset called Link. Not branding...
Big news coming out of the Computex Taipei 2017 show in Taiwan from industry giant HTC and Intel. The two companies have announced a partnership to bring Intel’s WiGig wireless VR solution to the HTC Vive!  HTC is planning on manufacturing the WiGig wireless VR accessory, which is based on the 802.11ad...
Fighting games are a no brainer for VR and for fitness. Some trainers will tell you that a sparring session in a boxing ring or even hitting a heavy bag for a 20 minute sessions could outdo just about any run of the mill workout in the gym for...
Everyone knows that we are shaped by the experiences we have. We are not the same people now we were a year ago or 10 years ago because of the things that have happened in our lives. But what if those experiences are virtual? Would experiencing something in a...
Get ready to fight and build your way to a great physique! The best and fittest offerings of May from the VR gaming community come at us with a variety of fighting games where you'll swing your share of swords, axes and upper cuts and a host of games...
What better opponent is there for you to race than the best version of yourself? Nike has unveiled the “Unlimited Stadium” the world’s first LED track creating avatars for runners based on their running tempo. Instead of chasing a time on your watch you can now chase a visual avatar,...
With more people reaching for a VR headset to get their workouts in, the concept of tracking is becoming more and more important. While there are a lot of options out there for tracking and many more planned for release in the coming months, it's important to know what...
Many medical professionals would attest that exercise is one of the best medicines for those with chronic illnesses and that it should be a high priority for their patients. On the flip side, people suffering from painful diseases that affect muscles, such as fibromyalgia, might find it the least...