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A new community for people who want to help curate the top news and discussions about VR. Submit the latest articles, news, and ideas!

Each submission for this group will go through a voting process before becoming visible to the whole group. This way, only the best articles and news will be filtered by our peers before we have to waste time reading bad articles and links. This group will be a one-stop shop for busy people to quickly see all of the top VR news.
 

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Microsoft Introduce The Garage Reality Room to Employees
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Microsoft’s Garage project has made spaces around the world available to their employees where they can go hands on with specialised hardware, such as 3D printers, and create and experiment in their own time. Now, the Garage is getting expanded with Reality Rooms, where employees can experiment with the latest augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) hardware and software.

Microsoft have already shown their dedication to the new techno...

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5 Industries that Will Drive VR Growth in 2018
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As we enter 2018 there’s a great deal of expectation being placed upon the growth of virtual reality (VR) and the coming consumer initiation of augmented reality (AR). However, while this year may not see the mass adoption that these immersive mediums are destined for, there are many areas which will a significant uptake in 2018. VR Playhouse’s CEO, Ian Forester, has delivered his thoughts on what aspects of VR will see the most growth, and why.

VR Playhouse is a Los An...

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‘Vive Pro’ Leak Suggests Big Bump in Resolution and Optional Vive Wireless Adapter
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Late last week, HTC made a major tease of a forthcoming new Vive headset with improved resolution. Apparently leaked information ahead of any official announcements suggests we’ll see a ‘Vive Pro’ announced by HTC at CES this week with an enhanced 2,880 × 1,600 resolutio...

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VR vs. 2017 (Predictably) – Part 2
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Hello everybody and welcome back to this two-part VR vs. where I look over the results of last year’s predictions as to what 2017 would bring and see how I actually did in the great scheme of things. So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how successful I’ve been at being a technology prognosticator – you can click here to read part one.  Now we go into what makes up the second half of the predictions, taken fro...

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Dominate the Open Oceans in Multiplayer Title Ship Ahoy
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Even if you’re not too well acquainted with the water, instantly feeling nauseous when stepping onto a boat, there’s no denying that the open oceans hold a mysterious lure for many looking to set out on an adventure. If that seems like too much hard work – or you’ve not got enough time for a real nautical escape – then there’s always virtual reality (VR), with the latest pirate experience Ship Ahoy due to launch soon for HTC Vive.

Developed by Argentinian team OKAM Stud...

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HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch
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During HTC’s pre-CES event where the new flagship Vive Pro headset was revealed, the company also announced an official Wireless Adaptor for Vive. The optional accessory will allow for a tether-free VR experience, and will support both the Vive and Vive Pro ...

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FCC Listing For Oculus Go Suggests 32GB and 64GB Models
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The race is on to capture the market for standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets. HTC Vive are planning to begin sipping its HTC Vive Focus standalone headset at the end of January, and while Oculus have promised an early 2018 release for the Oculus Go, no details on its launch have yet emerged. Yet, the FCC listing for the device does offer some information.

German site Mobielkopen originally spied the l...

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HTC Vive CES 2018 Press Event Liveblog
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HTC is due to announce updates to its Vive system today during a press event at CES 2018. We’re on the scene to bring you the news live.

The event will start at 1PM, follow along below to learn more about the “New Year’s Resolution” teaser that HTC offered up over the week...

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Customise Your 360 Videos with VeeR Editing Suite
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The rise is user-generated content over the past few years has seen a boom in independent videogame studios, and a lot of the one-or-two person teams have invested early in virtual reality (VR) development. However, there’s still a knowledge barrier for coding, and so the next frontier will be 360 degree videos. A new mobile app, VeeR Editor, aims to make the editing process simple and efficient without any required knowledge of best practices.

There’s already a wide se...

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Life In 360°: “And We Ride The Countryside, Take It High And Wide”
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So that’s it. We’re finally on January 3rd 2018 and VRFocus‘ Christmas Mode is no more for another eleven and a bit months. Everything has officially snapped back to normal on VRFocus which means that Life In 360 returns to its usual time of 10AM (UK time) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Since yesterday was a Tuesday you’ll still end up with four Li360’s this week as opposed to the usual...

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