Google today revealed that its virtual reality (VR) initiatives are more successful than many had realized. Augmented reality (AR)? Not so much.
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On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine ladies dancing ... in virtual reality.
At its WinHEC 2016 opening keynote in Shenzhen, China Thursday morning, Microsoft revealed its plans to make mixed reality mainstream in 2017.
Alcatel announced today that its new flagship Windows phone, the IDOL 4S, will ship exclusively on T-Mobile in the U.S. on November 10.
Google announced today that its DayDream View virtual reality (VR) headset will become available to customers next week, on November 10.
Google has been talking about its Tango augmented reality initiative since last year, but it's finally happening: The first Tango smartphone is now available.
Microsoft is the clear leader in augmented reality but it sat on the sidelines as virtual reality started taking off. No more: This week, Microsoft finally unveiled a formal VR strategy.
As expected, Google launched its new Pixel phones, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, Google Wi-Fi, and Google Home products at a press conference today. But as noted previously, details about each had previously leaked.
Well, this is interesting. Microsoft announced today that the new Xbox Wireless Controller that shipped alongside Xbox One S will soon be compatible with controller-enabled games on Samsung Gear VR. And the first game that will support this controller is Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, of course.
While Google Cardboard has been available on both Android and iPhone for over two years now, a key part of the inexpensive virtual reality platform has been Android-only until now. But that changed today, when Google released its Cardboard Camera app for iPhone.
Google Cardboard is awesome, and unlike Microsoft's HoloLens, it's here now, really works, and exceeds expectations. And it just got better with a new app.