Oculus Rift

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

Oculus, Virtual Reality and Why Books Must Win the Battle for Our Eyesight

Kester Brewin | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

The joke, if your head has been in a bucket the last few days, centres on Facebook's purchase of Oculus VR - a virtual reality start-up that, even though it has yet to release a single product, found itself bought for billions of dollars.

Virtual Insanity? Facebook Buys Oculus For $2 Billion

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has bought the pioneering virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion. The social network bought the VR gaming company for $400 million ...

There's A New Oculus Rift, But It Comes With A Catch...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

The good news? There's a new Oculus Rift! The bad news? You still can't technically go out and buy one. The Oculus Rift 2 has just been announce...

This Is The Future Of Gaming

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Sony has unveiled 'Project Morpheus', its new virtual reality headset. The device is designed to take gamers directly into the action and provide a...

RUMOUR: Sony To Unveil Virtual Reality Headset Next Week?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

Is Sony about to unveil its next console gaming 'game changer'? According to IGN, Sony will host a panel at the Game Developers Conference on March...

Future Technology Running on the Toshiba Encore Tablet

Andrew Edney | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

My biggest take away from the whole experience was that Toshiba Encore was a very powerful device, one that was capable of doing so much more than you would think a small tablet could do - and that is just scratching the surface!

First-Person 'Flappy Bird' Clone Is Named, Inevitably, 'Floculus Bird'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Tech

There is no shortage of Flappy Bird clones in the world. Pop bands have them. Sesame Street has them. Even vague, no-longer-funny memes have them. ...

Oculus Rift 'Holodeck' Mod Turns An Ordinary Room Into A Zombie Apocalypse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

The first time you saw the Oculus Rift VR headset you probably thought, 'wow, that would make a great virtual reality holodeck zombie apocalypse simul...

'Retina Projection' Headset Passes Kickstarter Total In Hours

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A total-immersion, virtual reality headset designed to projected HD images directly onto your retina has hit its Kickstarter funding target in just a ...

Now Oculus Rift Can Change Your Gender

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Yesterday we brought you the new and baffling 'Sex with Glass' app. Today it's the turn of the slightly more BeAnotherLab’s Gender Swap experimen...

Wearable Tech at CES 2014

Mat Greenfield | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES) is an ideal place to take the pulse of technology for the coming year. Last week's event in Las Vegas could have taken that pulse with a wrist-worn fitness monitor as wearable technology dominated proceedings.

WATCH: Hands-On With The New And Improved Oculus Rift

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset was already amazing when we tried it six months ago. But now there's a new version being demoed at CES 2014 an...

NSFW: Oculus Rift Sex Machine Is Depressing, Inevitable, Potentially Very Profitable

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

In a development as depressing and potentially profitable as it is inevitable, someone has invented a sex simulator for the next-gen virtual reality h...

Death Star Trench Run From Star Wars In 3D

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech

The Oculus Rift headset is a constant source of amazing -and sometimes terrifying - things but this is up there with the best. The Death Star trenc...

Michael Rundle

How To Use Oculus Rift For Marketing, And Not Suck

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Tech

Of the myriad possible uses for the next-gen of virtual reality, marketing might not seem like the most thrilling. But if you take a trip down to t...

WATCH: Oculus Rift Is Frightening

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

This gent's friends are particularly cruel - but we thank them for it. Knowing full well that his friend was of a nervous disposition, Christopher ...

Sony To Launch Virtual Reality PS4 Headset?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech

Sony might be about to drop a virtual reality grenade into the next-generation console war. Reports have emerged that the next PlayStation may get ...

Michael Rundle

'It's Not The Holodeck, But This Is Something You Have To See'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Tech

There were a lot of great games on show in Cologne at this year's Gamescom. There were next-gen consoles, mech shooters, zombie adventures and driving...

SkyDIEVing: Oculus Rift Death Plunge Simulator Released

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech

The Oculus Rift high-definition, 3D virtual reality headset has us all extremely excited. But we didn't realise the one thing it needed above all else...

Nasa Scientist Walks On Mars...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Tech

It's been used to recreate classic 80s computer games and even simulate what it's like to have your head lopped off your shoulders but now the Oculus ...

Paperboy Remake Has 3D Graphics, Virtual Reality And An Actual Bike

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech

Most retro video game remakes are pretty unambitious, perhaps adding some new graphics or the ability to share high scores. But Paperdude VR is differ...

Don't Look Down - How Scary Will Virtual Reality Get?

Jonathan Tustain | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Tustain

Virtual reality seems to be able to increase the fear factor without even steeper drops, more loops and faster acceleration rates. Perhaps it is because virtual reality will always be a more private experience - like playing Dead Space in a dark room surrounded by pizza boxes.

Oculus Rift VR Headset Turned Into 'Guillotine Simulator'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Tech

An unexpected and chilling - but also strangely intriguing - use of the Oculus Rift VR headset has seen a team of developers build a guillotine execut...

WATCH: This Omnidirectional Treadmill Will Make Games Into Reality

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Tech

The Oculus Rift headset looks set to take virtual reality back into the mainstream when it's realised later this year. But the first question peopl...