Microsoft brings Win32 desktop apps to Windows Mixed Reality

The Windows Mixed Reality experience in Windows 10 lets you put on a VR headset and interact with apps, games, and videos in a more immersive way than you would wall staring at a monitor or laptop screen. But what if you just want to do some web browsing, check out a PowerPoint presentation, or […]

Samsung’s Mixed Reality headset gets a display tech spec bump

A year after introducing its first Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Samsung is back with version two. Like the Samsung Odyssey headset that was announced last year, the new Samsung HMD Odyssey+ features dual 1440 x 1600 pixel AMOLED displays, a 110 degree field of view, and support for refresh rates up to 90 Hz. But the company […]

SteamVR motion smoothing aims to make VR bearable on cheaper PCs

A high-end gaming computer can easily cost thousands of dollars by the time you’ve outfitted it with the latest high-performance components. But you don’t necessarily need an Intel Core i9-9900K processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics to play games — there are thousands of games that are perfectly playable on older or less powerful […]

Google Daydream’s experimental new features include smartphone apps in VR, 6 degrees of freedom

Google jumped into virtual reality in a low-cost, low-key way a few years ago when the company introduced Cardboard: a platform that literally let you put a smartphone into a cardboard headset to experience 360-degree videos and other basic VR content. The company stepped things up a bit in 2016 with the launch of the […]

Firefox Reality: Mozilla’s web browser for VR headsets is here

The makers of the Firefox web browser have versions available for computers, smartphones, and tablets. And now there’s a Firefox Reality browser for VR headsets. Mozilla announced it was working on a VR browser earlier this year, and now the first builds of Firefox Reality are available for Oculus, HTC Vive, and Google Daydream devices. […]

Google and LG inch closer to virtual reality displays indistinguishable from real reality

Strap a virtual reality headset to your face and you can be transported to faraway or fantastical places, play interactive games, or explore 360-degree videos. But the realism is a bit tempered by today’s display technology: your field of view is more limited in VR than in the real world, and sometimes it can feel […]

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone Daydream headset launches for $400

The first standalone virtual reality headset compatible with Google’s Daydream platform is here. After unveiling the Lenovo Mirage Solo in January, Google and Lenovo have announced that it’s now available for purchase for $400. That would probably be a lot more exciting if Facebook’s Oculus Go standalone VR headset hadn’t hit the streets this week […]