Tag Archive: Virtual


The great Virtual Reality buyer’s guide

Pick the experience that best suits your needs.

Don’t let this secret slip out, but there’s actually no such thing as “the best VR headset” right now! There are new things in hardware and software being built almost every week, and while it’s easy to look at the newest or shiniest thing and slap a blue ribbon on it there’s a lot more going on.

At the same time, there are a lot of folks eager to  [Read More…]

Huawei VR2 aims to be the one-stop headset for phone and PC virtual reality

Huawei is taking another swing at virtual reality, both in viewing and creation.

Huawei’s VR2 headset was unveiled officially in late 2017, but CES 2018 served as a Western debut and the first chance for most people to get their eyes and hands on one. This is Huawei’s second take on virtual reality, and it comes in partnership with IMAX (perhaps you’ve heard of that) instead of Google — yes, this VR headset doesn’t run Daydream.

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Facebook’s M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19

Two years later, Facebook’s pulling the plug on M.

Back in 2015, Facebook announced its own virtual assistant by the name of “M.” M was different from the likes of Siri and Alexa due to the fact that it was regularly monitored by a group of humans to help grow the platform, and because of this, M could do things book reservations, order gifts, and more. The assistant was only ever made available to a small group of people  [Read More…]

Roku is working on smart speakers and its own virtual assistant

The two new platforms are called Roku Connect and the Roku Entertainment Assistant.

There are a lot of different smart TV platforms to choose from these days, but if you want access to the most content possible and don’t want to be stuck between middle school feuds, Roku is the way to go. Roku’s been releasing media streaming boxes since as early as 2008, and ten years later in 2018, the company has announced its two latest projects –  [Read More…]

Best Gifts to Experience Virtual Reality

Invite someone to step into a new reality for a while.

There’s nothing wrong with a good old fashioned escape. Some people use books, some binge watch all of Westworld in an afternoon, and of course we all know someone who gets sucked into a game for a while. The key to any good escape is feeling immersed in the world you’re gazing into, and that’s one of the things you’ll find is much easier to do  [Read More…]

Grammarly virtual keyboard is now available on Android

Grammarly’s virtual keyboard for Android is here to help make you a better writer.

If you find yourself doing any extensive amount of writing on your computer, chances are you’ve used Grammarly before. Grammarly is a tool that works with your web browser and word-processing app of choice to help catch any grammatical or spelling errors your built-in spell-checker might miss, and as the News Editor for Android Central, it’s something that I use every single day  [Read More…]

Explore real savings with Oculus Rift + Touch virtual reality for $349

The worlds are fake, but the savings are real.

The Oculus Rift and Touch Virtual Reality System is down to $ 349 on Amazon. This bundle normally goes for $ 400. The last time it had a direct price drop this low was over the Black Friday weekend. Other than that, the best deals we’ve seen usually involve buying it at full price and getting a gift card. I’d rather get the discount, myself.

Features include:

Riftʼs  [Read More…]

Become one with the virtual worlds with this PlayStation VR bundle for $300

If you haven’t already taken the plunge and picked up a PlayStation VR, today may be the day that changes. Amazon is currently offering a bundle that includes both the headset and camera for $ 299.99 when you use the coupon code PSVRSAVE at checkout. This is a great deal considering the headset itself normally runs $ 350, and the camera is around $ 50 as well.

Unlike the last time this bundle was available for this price,  [Read More…]

A beginner’s guide to Virtual Reality

With so many virtual reality devices available it can be difficult to even know where to start. Our beginner’s guide breaks down some of the big questions you need to ask before getting your first VR device.

Big name players from a variety of industries are all racing towards a VR goal, all of them using slightly different approaches. From price, to specs, to space available in your home or office, to equipment you already own, there  [Read More…]

Designing a game for virtual reality is kind of like writing a movie

We talked to two of the creators of Virtual VR, about the process of developing the game for a mobile headset and how many drafts it took to get the story straight.

Take it from me, and the rest of the brains behind the site you’re currently perusing: writing a story is hard work, and writing one for other people to experience and enjoy is even more laborious. A good story requires more than relatable characters and  [Read More…]