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How to try virtual reality today without breaking the bank

By on December 12, 2015 at 9:31 AM.

How to try virtual reality today without breaking the bank

2016 might be the year that virtual reality finally takes hold in the tech world. Sony, Microsoft and Oculus VR are all planning to launch their own hardware before the end of next year, with tons of developers already hard at work on games, apps and other software to ensure that VR hits the ground running.

But if you don’t want to wait until next year to see what VR has to offer, you can take a sneak peek at the innovations today without putting a strain on your wallet. More →

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Verizon is giving customers free Star Wars-themed Google Cardboard VR viewers

By on December 2, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Verizon is giving customers free Star Wars-themed Google Cardboard VR viewers

As 2015 comes to a close, we find ourselves looking ahead to the new year and all the technology it’s sure to bring. At the top of many lists is the virtual reality headset, which is set to enter the mainstream with the launch of the Oculus VR, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR all slated for the first half of next year.

But if you just can’t wait that long (and you happen to be a Verizon customer), there’s a fun alternative available for free over the holiday season. More →

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An inside look at Google I/O 2015: What you didn’t see at the keynote

By on May 28, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

An inside look at Google I/O 2015: What you didn’t see at the keynote

The keynote presentation is over and all of Google’s new products and services have been revealed, but for the developers in San Francisco, Google I/O 2015 has only just begun. You might not have a chance to come down and see it for yourself, but I took a few minutes to walk through the show floor and photograph some of the most impressive displays. More →

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How to turn any smartphone on the planet into a virtual reality headset

By on June 26, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

How to turn any smartphone on the planet into a virtual reality headset

When developers lined up for their free smartwatches following Google’s keynote on Wednesday, another intriguing creation made its way into the goody bag, one that appeared to be slightly more affordable than the Android Wear devices. Google’s Cardboard project lets anyone transform their Android smartphones into a basic virtual reality headset using homemade materials, most notably a piece of cardboard. More →

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