Varjo VR-1 Headset

Varjo VR-1 Headset

Varjo, the technical engineering, and design company based out of Finland aim to become the next big innovator in VR and XR. They’ve unveiled a new VR headset for use with your PC that has gained considerable attention for delivering an incredibly clear display. Has Varjo found a way to eliminate the dreaded “screen door” effect that’s common with even the most premium VR headsets? Those who’ve tried the VR-1 have given it a resounding thumbs up but how does the VR-1 stack up against other virtual reality headsets on…

ARCore Update, Augmented Faces and More

ARCore Update - Augmented Faces and More

A new update to ARCore means more Android apps will be able to offer enhanced AR features and to make lives easier for users and developers. ARCore 1.7 adds Augmented Faces, Sceneform object animations and a host of UI enhancements designed to make AR in Android apps more dynamic. This leap forward was possible by simply updating existing software and making use of standard front-facing cameras, without the need for LG G8’s depth-sensing hardware or similar tech. As excitement for augmented reality (AR) grows, we see more and more examples of…

Doctor Who: The Runaway Coming Soon

Doctor Who: The Runaway

Exterminate! Exterminate! Crank up your TARDIS and slap on your bow tie because soon you’ll be on an adventure across time and space in virtual reality! The BBC is currently at work on a Doctor Who VR experience placing you (the viewer) in the shoes of a new and unlikely companion. Details on the project are scarce but it has been confirmed that this exciting opportunity to become the Doctor’s companion comes with the usual brand of peril. Doctor Who: The Runaway An interactive VR narrative set in the Doctor…

VR Gaming’s Greatest Foe, The Gaming Industry

VR Gaming's Greatest Foe - The Gaming Industry

Your best friend can be your worst enemy. Video games have helped shape an entire generation of consumers, designers, engineers, and even firefighters. Most people probably couldn’t even imagine a time when games didn’t have a solid foothold on our culture or influenced how we spent our free time. Video games have moved into the mainstream and massively popular titles have turned meager development studios multi-billion dollar code factories that employ hundreds or even thousands. Will all the infrastructure, competition and brainpower powering the biggest video games of today be…

Excel Spreadsheets in VR

Excel Spreadsheets in VR - Microsoft Mixed Reality Update

Move over Tony Stark, because sh*t just got real. The day has finally come. You’ve been feverishly dreaming of a time where you could do anything on your computer in virtual reality and that day is closer than ever. Microsoft has just released a new Insider preview build for Windows 10 and the contents are interesting, to say the least. Build 18329 is now available to folks who are part of the early access preview group and one feature gaining some attention is the fact you can run Win32 apps…

VR Porn, An Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

Did you know that sex sells? And birds go tweet, and the sky is blue. One thing VR headset makers and industry leaders don’t want to tell you is that VR porn has been a huge driving force for virtual reality. This may come as a shocker, but naked ladies in virtual reality can do wonders for headset sales and keep eager Ensigns lined up for the Holodeck all day long. There are more options for virtual smut than ever before and now you can’t drop a hat without hitting…