2016 was the year that virtual reality became an everyday reality. VR headsets hit the shelves and became the latest gadget to feel consumer hype with Playstation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive all launching last year.
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Today experts in live streaming 360° and VR Mativision will be broadcasting live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology an operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital. This is a world first.
Gamers, movie-goers, entertainment enthusiasts or, quite simply, experience-hungry millennials are crying for mainstream, cheaper virtual reality. But as new VR kid on the block Vive continues to intrigue users, we have to ask ourselves who will end up being credited with bringing this incredible technology to the masses.
Virtual reality offers us a tantalising chance to escape the real world and immerse ourselves inside something incredible
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Google has given its developers at Google I/O a piece of cardboard. Now before you grab your pitchforks in outrage don't