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Hands-on with Google Daydream: Gear VR has a new rival

Google's second stab at phone-based VR takes it to the front of the pack.

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Google's fabric-clad Daydream View headset aims to make mobile VR easy-peasy

Google revealed Daydream View on Tuesday, a mobile VR headset that revolves around a simple, easy user experience. And a lot of fabric.

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The best Google Cardboard VR apps

Games, concerts, and other immersive virtual reality experiences—and many are available for free.


Google's Daydream VR platform graduates out of beta

The timing first nicely with the upcoming launch of Google's Pixel phones, which should lead the parade of compatible hardware.


PAX 2016: Rock Band VR hands-on

Rock Band VR ditches the trademark note highway so you can feel more like a true guitar god. It makes for a good Oculus Touch demo, but does it have staying power?

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Qualcomm's all-in-one VR headset aims for a sweet spot

This week, Qualcomm unveiled a reference design for self-contained virtual reality systems that would use its Snapdragon 820 mobile processor.


Lenovo readies VR-ready Google Daydream devices

Lenovo is joining Google's fledgling effort to bring virtual reality to the masses with new devices planned for the Daydream hardware and software platform.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 will power Google's VR-capable Daydream phones

The first smartphones to use Google's Daydream virtual reality platform are coming later this year, and many could have Qualcomm's latest processor, the Snapdragon 821.


Intel debuts Project Alloy VR headset

The biggest news out of the Intel Developer Forum this year is Project Alloy — Intel’s push in virtual and augmented reality.


Mingis on Tech: Roller coasters with a virtual reality twist

If the average roller coaster doesn't scare you anymore, how about one with virtual reality? Executive Editor Ken Mingis gets the details from Network World's Brandon Butler and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw.

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Report: A new Gear VR headset is coming with a black scheme and minor tweaks

The change is rather minor, with a black design and a few other refinements to give the headset a sleeker look.


Hololens explores a jet engine

As part of its push to get businesses using Hololens, Microsoft showed off a Japan Airlines app that lets engineers explore jet engines during training.

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Google is working to make every website viewable in VR

WebVR support is a work in progress for the Chromium project, which could one day change how we browse the Internet.


First look: Myst spiritual successor Obduction in VR

Myst-spiritual successor Obduction will blow your mind in virtual reality


Lenovo's Phab2Pro is the first Google Tango smartphone

The first smartphone to support Tango, Google's augmented reality technology, is coming later in 2016. At Lenovo World in San Francisco, the company demonstrated the phone and technology.

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Lenovo planning new AR, VR devices with Google's Project Tango

Lenovo will build more virtual and augmented reality devices after its new Phab2 Pro smartphone, and virtual reality headsets may be high on that list.

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Lenovo's $499 Phab2 Pro will be the first Google Project Tango AR smartphone

Lenovo's new Phab2 Pro, developed with Google, brings augmented reality to smartphone screens without the need for a headset.


MSI's Backpack PC is a portable and powerful VR rig

To keep you from tripping up on cables, MSI has built a laptop into a backpack for virtual reality gaming.

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