Oculus Rift Headsets Hit The Stores

Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets will be hitting retail shelves for the first time, starting this May. A limited number of Oculus Rift headsets will be available for purchase from Best Buy...

Virtual Nose Can Solve Motion Sickness From VR Games, Study Finds

Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but research findings from the computer graphics technology department at Purdue University, may offer a cure. In...

Microsoft Unveils Windows Holographics, HoloLens Headets

Microsoft is getting into the virtual reality space with its just-announced HoloLens, a holographic computer enabled by Windows 10. The head-mounted HoloLens display is expected to be compatible with Xbox One gaming consoles. The Redmond giant...

Magic Leap Raises $542M In Series B Funding

Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup in stealth mode, has raised $542 million in a Series B round of financing. The financing was led by Google, with participation from Qualcomm, through its venture investment...

Oculus Launches New Headset Prototype: Crescent Bay

Virtual reality headset-maker Oculus, now owned by Facebook, unveiled a consumer version of the company's virtual headset device, called Crescent Bay at its annual developer conference on Saturday. Crescent Bay is the latest prototype headset on the path to the consumer version of the Rift, says Oculus. The headset features new display technology, 360° head tracking, expanded positional tracking volume, improved weight and ergonomics, and integrated audio.

AltspaceVR Raises $5.2M

Social virtual reality platform AltspaceVR has raised $5.2 million in seed funding. Investors include Formation 8, Google Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Lux Capital, Foundation Capital, SV Angel, and Tencent. The company says it will use the investment to continue development and strengthen its team.

Samsungs Gets Into Virtual Reality With Gear VR

Samsung gets into the virtual reality space with the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus technology. The Gear is a result of a deep and integrated partnership with Oculus, a Facebook company, says...

Google Uses Cardboard To Bring Virtual Reality To All

Google unveiled Google Cardboard, a DIY enclosure made of cardboard that transforms a phone into a basic virtual reality headset. The company showed off the headsets, costing just a few dollars, at...

Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Company Oculus For $2B

Facebook has reached a definitive agreement to acquire immersive virtual reality technology company Oculus VR, for roughly $2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. This is huge,...

Sony Gets Into Virtual Reality With Morpheus Headsets

Sony is working on a virtual reality (VR) system, dubbed Project Morpheus, that lets players immerse themselves in a simulated 3D world. Sony is also opening up the Morpheus SDK, currently...

Oculus Raises $75 Million

Oculus VR has raised a $75 million Series B round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Existing investors Spark Capital, Matrix Partners, and Formation 8 also participated in the round.

Virtual World To Help Cope With Phantom Pain

Some people use alternate virtual world programs like Second Life to escape reality, but one researcher is examining whether these same virtual worlds that are used to stimulate the imagination could...