When there is so much on your plate, a serving of escapism can be just what you need. Being able to get away for a while, in a healthy and conscious manner, is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. It's why the video game industry is worth...
As the technology surrounding virtual reality evolves, the more possibilities arise. The medium jumps forward, in leaps and bounds. Sometimes even faster than developers can keep up with. One of the developments always seems to crop up when talking about the future of VR is eye-tracking. Not only would...
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Fitness VR Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays upon us, and with so many people looking to amass even more great tech to enhance their lives, it's that time of year to deliver our VR Holiday Gift Guide! These suggestions will spread the joy of the VR world, and some fitness too, in order to...
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A Better You With A VR Workout

In a recent study published in Springer’s journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, researchers found this conformist tendencies continue even when humans are provided with incorrect advice by a computer. The study analyzed the judgment of people who had just played role playing video games. What does all this science...
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Several times over the past year, there have been hints that Apple was working on something for VR with a heavy intention towards AR due to the vision of the CEO. The CEO of Apple believes that the true power of a reality that you can alter comes from...
Last week, Oculus released its Touch motion controllers. The peripheral uses motion tracking technology to give a player a more immersive form of control. The last time we saw this kind of technology for gaming was with the Nintendo Wii. The Wii came out over a decade ago, with...
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I'm not that old, only one-third of a century, so I can't say I lived through the Arcade scene. However, that's where games first began to be popular in America and while Japan still has a very large Arcade scene, America's scene died as soon as the console was...
leap motion
Leap Motion is not a part of the Leap Frog series and is its own product and brand. The idea was originally to not need a keyboard by capturing the motions of the hands to simulate them on the screen. Additionally, the device was rather cheap and revolutionary at...
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If you’ve ever felt nausea or illness when playing virtual reality games, you are not alone. Feelings of vertigo and stomach upset are common for many gamers, and unfortunately, the sensation interferes with gaming enjoyment. Luckily, scientists are working to eliminate VR sickness and might have found the key...
One of the biggest issues with the current generation of Virtual Reality headsets are the heavy cables that get in the way of an immersive experience. Being tethered to a machine can limit your movement and even though there are different solutions available, such as VR backpacks, players still...
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Microsoft's "Share Your Idea" competition drew app ideas from 5,000 applicants. The goal was to find an app they could create for the HoloLens headset. Zaid Abouqamar found the finalist entries lacking in scope, and set out to create his own game called AR Zombies. He wanted to create an app that...
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VR Weight Loss Is Real

VR games and social media continue to intertwine with reality. Studies have shown that when a person has a strong identification with his or her cyber representation, the “doppelganger” can influence the person’s real life behavior. The reality of using VR weight loss methods might just be the answer...
LeEco VR
You might have never heard of LeEco VR. Don't worry. It doesn't mean you're not a VR expert. In fact, they are a somewhat obscure company in the VR game. LeEco provides unique solutions usually in the tech field and currently they're working on delivering an affordable Gear VR...
wireless vr
We've covered why we wanted wireless VR for our VR fitness workouts before. Imagine not tripping over a bundle of cords anymore. Imagine standalone headsets becoming more commonplace. And, imagine experiencing VR with your friends in the same room. We also knew HTC has already been developing the HTC Vive...
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What’s Next for Pokemon Go?

First, let me premise this with the fact that I was like many others who played the first few hours of Pokemon Go with childhood delight that quickly turned into adult reality by wasting entirely too much of my time. I love Pokemon, having had all the original 150...
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VR Vision for Legally Blind

People have speculated on the possibility of exploring other worlds for ages. Ever since the dawn of the written world, we've tried to escape from our mundane reality and let our imagination soar. Of course, now, with virtual reality, we are one step closer towards truly immersing ourselves into...
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When I first started writing about VR, I very much expected it to be like the VR device I got to use when I was a child. I was around five or six years old when I walked down the toy aisle of Walmart. I wish it was as...
A lot of people are talking about VR these days, but how to properly setup your VR experience isn't really something too many of us are aware of. Sure, you know how to make the computer and we also covered what you need to have a good experience, but what...
Think fitness has no room to evolve? Think again. ukactive is a not for-profit health body and Argos is a leading digital retailer. Earlier this year, they teamed up to commission research for National Fitness Day 2016. The study asked Brits what they expected to see in the realm of fitness in ten years' time. The...
The three big VR companies have competed for the VR world, but HTC, seemingly ahead of the others, made a call for cooperation from its competitors leaving the gaming world with raised eyebrows and crazed theories. So, let's take a look at why and what this could mean for...