Virtual Reality

Top 10 Learnings from Designs of the Year 2014

Jonathan Hall | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Jonathan Hall

The Designs of the Year awards and exhibition at London's Design Museum offers plenty of food for thought for marketers.

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 ...

What Is It Like To Use 'Project Morpheus'?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

The problem with virtual reality headsets is that describing what they're actually like to use is really, really tricky. You just have to try it yours...

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...

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...

Michael Rundle

How To Use Oculus Rift For Marketing, And Not Suck | 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 ...

Microsoft IllumiRoom Will Not Be Released For Consumers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Tech

Bad news if you were waiting for something more transformative before jumping in with a next-gen console pre-order: Microsoft says its amazing 'Ilum...

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: Grandmother Loses It Trying The Future Of Virtual Reality

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Tech

The future of gaming might not be about the next-generation of consoles after all. If this video is any evidence, it's about virtual reality. No, i...

WATCH: Is This £2,500 Virtual Reality Machine The Future Of Gaming?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech

Virtual reality is like 3D movies - while it's been around before, it's ripe for a come back. But this time done right. Now a new video posted to Y...

'Project Holodeck' Could See Star Trek Dream Made Real

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech

The 3D 'Holodeck' could be made into a reality if a project to create a 360-degree virtual reality simulator comes to fruition. The Project Holodec...

What is Reality? Unplug Yourself and See

Anna French | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anna French

Recently, I have been cycling to work and it has given me more of an opportunity to look at the other commuters then driving did. I have noticed that the vast majority of them are plugged into some form of media, one way or another.

How Much of Our Life Are We Living Through a Screen?

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We live in a commercially driven, high-tech world that has revolutionized our life. Homework is richer through Web search. Time is saved through Siri. People are connected across continents through Skype. But to what extent does this mean we are now virtually living?