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The 5 biggest VR announcements from Oculus Connect 4

It’s been a year and a half since the Oculus Rift launched, and the VR market hasn’t quite exploded in mass market popularity yet – but the company has some new tactics in the works. We got a glimpse of Oculus’ plans at Oculus Connect, its annual developers’ conference. And while many of the announcements were very dev-focused (i.e. technical and boring to you, the prospect...[Read More]

Light Start – Oculus DRM, a R60 smartphone, smart ships, and Long March 7

Oculus walks back their DRM for the Oculus Rift First, a spot of background. A short while back, a program called ReVive made it possible for HTC Vive users to play Oculus Rift games using the Vive. And the ReVive software. Facebook-owned Oculus Rift responded by adding a hardware check to Oculus games, something that you should never do to people who use your products using a PC. ReVive fired bac...[Read More]

Light Start – Android list of shame, Samsung’s Batphone, Brian May’s VR play and EasyJet’s smart footwear

Google’s ranking Android device makers so they offer updates faster If you’ve ever owned an Android handset or tablet (that isn’t a Nexus device) you’ll know the annoyance of having to wait for the manufacturer to get around to updating it with the latest version of the mobile operating system. See, even when Google puts out a new version of its OS end users are still behol...[Read More]

Samsung is working on wireless standalone VR headsets

Samsung’s Gear VR is the ideal entry-level path to virtual reality, using select smartphones as the screen and brains. Google Cardboard might be cheaper and work with more phones, but the Gear VR’s leap in quality is dramatic. But the company has grander intentions with VR headsets, it seems: at the Samsung Developer Conference 2016 in San Francisco, the head of research and developmen...[Read More]

Acer’s new Predator range is coming to SA, and here’s what you’ll pay

So, to paraphrase Cypress Hill, you wanna be a VR superstar? Aside from getting your mitts on a VR headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC’s Vive, you’re going to need a serious gaming rig. The sort of gaming rig that requires a trolley with wheels and the core strength of a Sea Point yogi. At least, that’s what we though. Acer begs to differ. The company behind the Predator range of...[Read More]

Light Start – A new Kindle, Oculus delays, BBM Freedom, and Killing Joke

There’s a new Kindle incoming, with an announcement next week Reading isn’t dead. It’s just sleeping. Actually, you’re reading this, aren’t you? Unless you’re absorbing these words by some sort of osmosis, in which case: What’s your secret?! For those still using mere ocular tissue to enable actual telepathy (think about it), Amazon have got a new Kindle f...[Read More]

Sulon Q is an AMD-backed wireless headset with both VR and AR powers

Virtual reality already has some big players in the market – everyone from Oculus and HTC to Sony, Samsung, and LG, plus Google and Apple both rumoured to be mounting their own major moves. But it’s still a very young industry, and there’s room for more competition. And the latest headset, announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, could fare well by being not ...[Read More]

Oculus founder says no Rift for Mac until Apple releases ‘a good computer’

Palmer Luckey created the Oculus Rift in his garage and later sold the company to Facebook for $2 billion, but he’s no corporate suit. You can tell that by his sandals, but also his propensity for surprisingly blunt comments. His latest is focused on Apple, much to the dismay of Mac owners with an interest in high-end virtual reality. Prototype Oculus Rift units could run on the Mac, but the...[Read More]

Meet LG’s G5, 360 Cam, 360 VR headset and robot watchdog

Though the annual Mobile World Congress even in Barcelona only starts on a Monday each year, Samsung tends to do its damnedest to steal the limelight on the Sunday by announcing its shiny new flagship smartphones and an extra treat or two. This year, rival LG not only had an event first, but unveiled so many extra treats we’ve got a sugar rush. G5: jump and jive LG’s new line-up is cen...[Read More]

The New Dimensions virtual reality exhibition will blow your mind

The Goethe-Institut in Parkwood, Johannesburg is playing host to a virtual reality (VR) exhibition called New Dimensions this weekend, and it’s pretty darn amazing. From interactive documentaries and music videos to a VR news broadcast and photo-realistic CGI projects, New Dimensions brilliantly demonstrates the possibilities VR presents for immersive, narrative storytelling — not that...[Read More]

There is now a ballpark cost for the Oculus Rift

There is finally an estimated price floating around for the Oculus Rift, but Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe isn’t prepared to give any hard figures for the consumer version of the VR headset just yet. Speaking at the Re/Code Code Conference, Iribe said that the Oculus Rift would, if you “… are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and...[Read More]

This is what you’ll need to run the Oculus Rift on PC

Mass-market virtual reality is looming ever closer, with a release of the consumer Oculus Rift headset expected to take place in early 2016. That’s good, that means you have time to prepare. Oculus VR have listed the system requirements for getting the Oculus Rift headset working on your PC and if you’re rocking a basic Macbook or Windows notebook, you’re going to need a bigger g...[Read More]

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