Virtual Reality

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

For years I've been aware of a cool app that allows you to text while seeing where you walk to prevent accidents like falling over... Though despite it being around for years, the integration and adoption of some technologies require a tipping point before they become mainstream.

Samsung Gear VR: The First Virtual Reality Headset You Can Buy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung is making a virtual reality headset, potentially in partnership with Oculus Rift called Gear VR, and it'll launch to the public later this yea...

'Third Person' Oculus Rift Hack Is Amazing, Probably Useless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech

The 'third person' view that originated with 3D video games like Tomb Raider and Mario 64 has finally been recreated for real with an Oculus Rift. ...

Google's Virtual Reality Headset Is Made Of Cardboard

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google has given its developers at Google I/O a piece of cardboard. Now before you grab your pitchforks in outrage don't panic. Cardboard is Google's ...

Is Google Glass the Future? Yes!

Michael Rundle | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

The smartphone revolution is complete, but - as ever in human history - there are new horizons to explore. Glass is one of those boundaries. VR is another. Electric vehicles are another. Isn't that, surely, something to celebrate? Let's embrace them, criticise them, refine them. But let's not dismiss them. Let's instead take Google's advice, and try it - and see.

Samsung Enteres The VR Race

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung is said to be working on a virtual reality headset for Android phones and tablets. Never ones to let a trend slip past by, the South Korean...

Virtual Reality For Chickens, To Convince Them They're Free Range (When They Aren't)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

A virtual reality system for chickens has been proposed to see whether it can convince the birds they are living a free range life when they are not. ...

Norwegian Army Using Virtual Reality To Build 'Transparent Tanks'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

The Norwegian Army has announced it is testing virtual reality systems to create 'transparent' tanks. The idea is to give drivers fully immersive v...

This Is Why You Don't Prank People Wearing 'Oculus Rift' Headsets

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

Virtual reality is an amazing new frontier for gaming and entertainment. And, it turns out, people looking for new ways to totally freak out their ...

Virtual Reality Just Granted This Dying Woman Her Heartbreaking Final Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

Roberta Firstenberg was dying of cancer when she expressed the wish to simply go outside one last time. Unfortunately she was too weak to do so...

You Can Now Ride A Hoverboard (In Virtual Reality)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

The hoverboard from 'Back To The Future Part II' was one Hollywood's cruelest tricks - an idea which seems so simple, but remains so far out of reach ...

Top 10 Learnings from Designs of the Year 2014

Jonathan Hall | Posted 14.06.2014 | 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 ...