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

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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...
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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...

What’s Next for Pokemon Go?

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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

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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...
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...
The ongoing debate on the effect of video game play has often had negative connotations – players acting violently, lacking of personal interaction, and reducing their physical activity – but now there is evidence video game play could also have a positive impact and help people live a healthier,...

Get Fit in Space With VR!

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While the VR world seems to be in a hype over the latest and greatest games coming out, along with ways to make playing less frustrating, the true core of VR has begun to push its seeds into an unlikely but logical area of expertise. With games such as...
Despite having the technology we do today, scientists are still unable to answer some of the biggest questions they face. The placebo effect is just one example. Nevertheless, new studies and research might help us understand how our brain perceives the universe around it. And in the core of...

Keep Fat Off Longer with VR

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Weight loss is one of life’s biggest challenges for many people, but now there could be hope in virtual reality support. Results from a recent study that included 20 overweight and obese people showed significant weight loss results after three months participating in programs that included both virtual reality...
The Far Cry video game series has the reputation of featuring some of the most beautiful graphics in gaming. Game developer Crytek dropped its players in expansive, open world environments using their very own game engine: CryEngine. Imagine the possibilities if VR producers were able to utilize the engine for...
Mativision isn't the only one turning VR's focus to the advancement of the medical field. Earlier this year, Dr. Paul Szotek of Indianapolis, Indiana performed a routine procedure for a colleague on the other side of the world. Using Google Glass, Szotek used the experiment as a test to compare live...
Virtual Reality is shaping to be the hot new media of this decade. While critics were quick to dismiss it as a fad, the virtual reality industry continues to disprove them. Earlier this month, VR received a new injection boost in the form of investments. Companies such as InstaVR,...
Researchers are in the process of developing an “active chair,” a piece of furniture that could be a dream come true for those who want a healthier lifestyle, but don’t want to spend time exercising in the traditional sense. The active chair looks much like a regular reclining chair with...
3DiVi is the company behind VicoVR, a full-body motion tracking Bluetooth accessory. As we've said time and time again on the website, immersion is an important aspect of the VR experience. VicoVR aims to knock down another barrier between the real and the virtual with its technology. 3DiVi's Google Play...