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A team from the University of Texas wants to create virtual reality and augmented reality systems that can better integrate with the real world. Along the way, they just might revolutionize the geolocation systems we all use on our mobile devices.

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Oculus VR just pulled back the curtain for a peek at the long anticipated consumer version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The updated hardware will be available to consumers in Q1 of 2016, with pre-orders starting before the end of the year.

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In what could just as easily prove to be a very bad idea as it could a good one, a startup company called Feelreal has created a virtual reality mask and helmet that lets you smell virtual environments. The company claims its devices stimulate both the olfactory (smell) and tactile (touch) senses, thereby immersing you in virtual water mist or wind or a battlefield. Read More
While virtual reality has progressed leaps and bounds in the past few years, with motion-based inputs and a plethora of promising VR headsets close on the horizon, our ability to actually feel what we see in virtual worlds remains limited – especially in the consumer space. But a team of engineering students at Rice University is trying to solve this problem with a haptic glove that lets you feel virtual objects and environments like they're actually there. Read More
When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6, it also showed us a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset that will play nicely with the GS6 and GS6 edge. At the time, no pricing or release info was announced, but now Samsung has filled us in. Read More
Virtual reality is in an odd place right now. Countless companies are competing to one-up each other, adding features and upgrades to supposedly make their headsets stand out … but most of them are unreleased products. It's essentially unreleased beta hardware duking it out to score public perception points (and, by association, woo developers). Leap Motion and Razer's OSVR took the latest step in that game today. Read More
Miami startup Next Galaxy is turning to crowdfunding to finance Ceekars 4D. The smart headphones are designed to bring a new level of immersion to virtual reality, gaming and other media through haptic feedback and a more immersive sound technology. Read More
Virtual reality is a strange type of consumer product. On one hand, it has as much buzz as any tech product category out there, with nearly every company imaginable scrambling to line something up. But on the other hand, there's barely any consumer-ready VR that you can buy today (those that you can buy are often labeled as developer kits). Today Sony released more details on its PS4-based headset. Read More
Oculus VR just launched its paid app store for the Gear VR (in the US), and the virtual reality headset is also now compatible with two more phones. While the original Gear VR Innovator Edition was only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4, the new version adds support for the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge (along with a few other bells and whistles). Read More
It's becoming clearer that the entire tech world is trying to get in on virtual reality on the ground floor. In addition to announcing its latest flagship smartphone, HTC today unveiled a new VR headset, in a partnership with Valve. Read More
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