Tag: virtual reality

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

Get into VR with the Oculus Go

VR is definitely gaining momentum, not to the One Billion active users that Mark Zuckerberg is famously aiming for the usage is on the rise. Now more than ever, there are more ways to get into VR with the likes of PSVR, Rift, Vive and Gear VR finding it’s …

Zombies descend on the UK.. Well, the virtual kind..

The world’s first free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality entertainment experience has just been announced. Revolutionary social VR gaming company Zero Latency, is to launch the UK’s first site on Friday 19th October in Nottingham. You can dive into a 15 or 30-minute “social VR experience” to work together with your …

All you need to know about VR Apps and Headsets for iOS

It’s easy to assume that Apple doesn’t really have a current interest in virtual reality – the company has yet to release an Apple-branded VR headset, and some point out that even the latest iPhone X is not as VR-display friendly as some Android devices. The iPhone X …

Social VR is here

Last night I celebrated the start of a few days of leave with a trip to a lush Sports Bar, I enjoyed a few games of pool, air hockey and darts, whilst chatting to the others in the bar. A pretty normal experience for a sports bar, apart …

CES – HTC VIVE Pro announced

HTC, the company that used to have phones in pockets all around the world, have announced some new HTC VIVE kit in Las Vegas. There’s new Viveport VR and Vive Video where you can enjoy VR content more easily. The Viveport VR and Vive Video viewport has been …

Turn any smartphone into a VR camera

Lebanese digital image technology experts, Dermander, have launched a VR solution for your smartphone. Cunningly named “theVRkit”, it makes your smartphone a high resolution Virtual Reality camera. The kit comprises of a fish eye clip-on lens, a Bluetooth controlled smartphone mount and a pair of VR glasses. To …

Introducing the Freefly FF3

Last year, we managed to get hold the Freefly VR headset from the Gadget Show. Well, those lovely people at Proteus VR have announced the next headset called Freefly FF3 which is a hybrid mix between augmented reality and virtual reality in one device. Mixed Reality is expected …

VR – Will it succeed or suffer the same fate as 3D TV’s?

Somebody mentioned eSports to me recently and, whilst I write about smartphones daily, I’ll confess to not knowing a great deal about it. Last week, in Copenhagen, the Unibet Copenhagen Open gave visitors the chance to play against these eSports stars. VR played a big role, with the evolution …

VR – Still a big plaything

You’ve seen it on your high street, right? Charity shops and bookies. They’re seemingly everywhere. Now it’s happening on your mobile too. Juniper Research has predicted that by 2021 nearly $1 trillion will be bet via the internet, with mobile representing the “majority of net growth.” In fact, …

SEAT turns to VR

When I received this press release I honestly thought SEAT had launched a new way of selling their cars. Perhaps, after strapping your phone to your face via Google Cardboard or similar, you could experience a SEAT before you bought one? Well, it’s not quite that – not …

Make your own Google Cardboard glasses. From food.

Yeah. It’s a weird idea, but someone in the US decided to make some virtual reality glasses with crackers. Not just any crackers, but Graham Crackers. They’re a bit hard to get hold of here in the UK, which is particularly annoying as my wife finds them to …

Galactica – A VR rollercoaster reviewed

Way back in 2002 Alton Towers opened a ride called “Air”. It was their first ever “flying” roller coaster. You strapped yourself in and then the ride would tilt you forward, sending you face-down under footpaths, over trees and upside down. Some 14 years later, it’s still there. …

Huawei VR headset incoming too

If you plan on getting yourself a Huawei P9 then perhaps consider the world of VR too. Whilst announcing the P9 and the P9 Plus at their Shanghai launch there was an unexpected addition – the Huawei VR. It look, and let’s be honest here, pretty identical to …

Virtual Reality – Enter the teleporter

There’s an element of bloat to this particular solution at the moment, but in years to come I can imagine that the multiple 3D cameras that are needed might well shrink. Perhaps those 360 VR cameras would do the job ? Each one of the cameras captures an …

Welcome to the future of work

I get up every morning, I get in my car and I drive to work. I’ve got a couple of monitors there, a laptop and some coffee. It’s been like that for a while now. I remember the big CRT monitors before that, and I’ve worked for one …

VR just did what you all expected it to do

Just over a year ago we took a look at Google Cardboard. The self-assembly kit we bought from China was only £2 and, after a bit of sticky-tape and some patience, it was actually quite good. If you’re unsure about this VR world then trying out the cardboard …

Samsung Gear VR Review

Every few years, it seems that certain trends become the “in” thing in the mobile and computing space. For the last few years, it was “wearables”, smartwatches etc. Starting last year, and really taking off this year is Virtual Reality. HTC announced their Vive last year, and this …

Try the HTC Vive – Today!

The trouble with virtual reality headsets is that you can’t always appreciate just how good they are unless you try them. HTC will be trying to fix this by bringing the Vive experience to stores from today. You can’t quite buy the £689 VR solution just yet, but …

HTC Vive UK pricing and availability announced

The Vive VR headset was announced some time back but now, just over a year later, you’ll be able to actually buy the thing. HTC have been working in partnership with Valve and the consumer edition you can buy will have three VR experiences in the box. They …

David Haye Boxing Match to be Recorded in VR and 360 Degree Video

Update 15/01/16 – You can download the Android App to watch the David Haye fight in VR and 360 Degree video here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.im360.davidhaye Whilst recording this weeks Podcast we became aware of some Breaking News that just been announced by top British boxer David Haye. Tonight David Haye …

Samsung Gear VR available to buy in UK

Looks like Samsung have released their Gear VR headset for sale on the online shop (Samsung Shop). Priced at £80 and currently in stock. Head on over if you interested in grabbing one. It’s compatible with Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge. The headset straps onto your …

VR – Is now the time?

Remember my Google Cardboard review? If I’m honest that headset did, eventually, fall apart. Mostly because of my bad construction. However, on a recent holiday my son went on a new type of ride which featured an Oculus Rift, as you can see above. It’s a gadget which …

OnePlus Cardboard

OnePlus is teasing us with the OnePlus Two quite hard. The product launch, scheduled for July 27th 2015, will be held in “Virtual Reality” (or VR if you are an acronym lover). To allow OnePlus One users to watch the event, OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard kits …

Virtual Reality headset, in video

Back in the old days, when I used to construct this site on a daily basis using Microsoft Frontpage (yes, feel my pain), I used to make the odd mistake. Now I’m all professional and dat. It’s rare for you to find me spilling anything inkorrectly. However, sometimes …

Immerse – Virtual Reality Headset Review

I reviewed the Google Cardboard some time ago. It was £2 and is (obviously) made from cardboard. It’s a virtual reality headset which uses your phone as the screen. This one, which isn’t made of cardboard but has a similar design, is £29.95. You buy this, slap your …

Google Cardboard. Get yourself one!

Fancy getting yourself some of those low-tech but still pretty cool virtual reality specs from Google? How does £2.34 sound? Google Cardboard is basically a headset containing your phone that you strap onto your bonce. Some assembly is required here, but once you’re done you can strut around …

Google Cardboard – The cheap virtual reality headset

Remember our review of the Luckies Smartphone Projector ? It’s a rather clever cardboard construction which will send the image from your smartphone screen over to a wall or another flat surface. On the whole it worked jolly well and you can see our review here. However, the …

Augmented Reality – You need this in your life

Yesterday I bumped into a guy called Chris from UR-AR. He brought some bits of paper and his iPhone with him and started talking about Augmented Reality. “Yeah”, I thought, “I’ve seen it before, Layar and all that”. But no, I hadn’t seen it all. Things have really …