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This Robot Lets You Feel Virtual Objects

This Robot Lets You Feel Virtual Objects
Virtual reality headsets use your eyes and ears to make things seem real, but the future of VR is all about incorporating the other senses. Researchers at Stanford University have our hands and fingers covered. They have come up with a way for you to virtually feel virtual objects, with the help of a weird robot.

ZephVR Adds Wind Simulation to Virtual Reality

ZephVR Adds Wind Simulation to Virtual Reality
If you’ve ever strapped on a proper virtual reality headset like an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive, you know how truly immersive today’s VR experiences can be. But there are still some things that break the illusion, like not being able to truly walk around, and the way things FEEL versus the way things LOOK.
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This VR Exercise Equipment Lets You Fly like an Eagle

This VR Exercise Equipment Lets You Fly like an Eagle
What you’re looking at here isn’t some sort of torture device. It the ICAROS VR, a unique piece of exercise equipment. It will help you get fit and make you feel like you’re flying at the same time.

Google’s Cool Virtual Tour Gives You a Taste of Christmas in New York City

Google’s Cool Virtual Tour Gives You a Taste of Christmas in New York City
I’ve never been to New York City for the holidays, but I have seen plenty of movies over the years where kids have their noses pressed up against the glass store windows checking out all the displays.

Guy Falls on His Face While Demoing Virtual Reality Rock Climbing Game

Guy Falls on His Face While Demoing Virtual Reality Rock Climbing Game
There’s a good reason that most virtual reality is designed to be played while seated. Check out this video of some guy demoing the virtual reality rock climbing game The Climb for the Oculus Rift. It’s probably a lot of fun if you aren’t faceplanting super hard.

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet
If you visit the Kennedy Space Center you now have the chance to check out the surface of Mars, courtesy of Microsoft HoloLens tech. The augmented reality experience uses real images of Mars captured by the Curiosity rover, along with a guided tour by astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Curiosity driver Erisa Hines of Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

Arena Infinity Haptic VR Gun Prototype Can Simulate All Sorts of Weapons

Arena Infinity Haptic VR Gun Prototype Can Simulate All Sorts of Weapons
Back in the ’80s, there were a bunch of places where you could go and play laser tag if you were so inclined. For kids of the future, laser tag will be replaced with sweet virtual and augmented reality games where you can shoot and run until your heart’s content.

Sony PlayStation VR System Gets a Launch Date and Price

Sony PlayStation VR System Gets a Launch Date and Price
PlayStation VR is Sony’s virtual reality headset that is set to compete with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. They have been working on this VR system for a while and many are already set to buy it no matter the cost, but there has been one problem that we all have.

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator: VRanksy

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator: VRanksy
Kingspray is an upcoming game made to be played with the HTC Vive that will let you be a graffiti artist with all the conveniences of digital art and minus the law-breaking part. The game is still in development, but as you’ll see in the trailer below it’s already very promising even in its current state.

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie
Last year, Tested co-founder Will Smith left the successful geek website to test the viability of virtual reality as a media platform. Now we can see his vision come to fruition. Will’s new show The FOO Show is a virtual reality show for the Oculus Rift (and soon for the HTC Vive as well).

Save the Kitty Game is a VR Nightmare

Save the Kitty Game is a VR Nightmare
I’m not sure what to think of cats. I’m pretty sure as a species they are quite insane. I once saw my brother’s cat jump from the top of a massive pine tree just to spite the dog who had chased it up there.

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets, we’re going to get more and more experiences that fool us visually and aurally. But motion remains unconquered. A company called vMocion claims it got its hands on the technology that will bring the rest of our body to virtual reality.

DAD-VR is the Coolest Virtual Reality Experience

DAD-VR is the Coolest Virtual Reality Experience
A dude from Hong Kong has done something for his daughter that he might regret right about now. Dad of the year Newman Chan put her on her little pink push-bike, put a helmet on her, and proceeded to lift her up.

PlayStation VR Launch Bundle Pre-orders Kick Off Today

PlayStation VR Launch Bundle Pre-orders Kick Off Today
I’m not sold on virtual reality gaming just yet. It’s interesting to think of the potential, but I want to see some cool games before I spend my cold hard cash. If you are a PS4 fan and have been wanting to get in on the VR action early, today is the day when pre-orders for the Playstation VR Launch Bundle kick off.

BigScreen Virtual Reality App Lets You Hang out and Share Your PC with Other People

BigScreen Virtual Reality App Lets You Hang out and Share Your PC with Other People
We’ve seen examples of virtual reality being used to project two-dimensional displays for a single user’s work or pleasure. A new company called BigScreen has come up with an application that enhances the social elements of virtual 2D displays by letting participants see each other’s computer screen.

Virtual Reality Movie Theater Opening in Amsterdam

Virtual Reality Movie Theater Opening in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is getting a unique and very cool theater that will have movie fans giving up stadium seating and a big screen for rotating chairs and goggles. The project is called The Virtual Reality cinema and it will use chairs that can swivel 360-degrees, Samsung Gear VR headsets, and surround sound via Sennheiser HD 201 headphones.
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