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Today Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company that specializes in the real-time recreation of real environments inside virtual and augmented worlds. This could point to some exciting long-term possibilities.

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BAE Systems is aiming to bring augmented reality to the battlefield as it develops a new system that would overlay virtual information on the real world. The company believes that in a timeframe of 20 years we could see the system condensed into a contact lens. Working in conjunction with the University of Birmingham, BAE is confident that the new tech could be applied to provide an edge in battle, or save lives in an emergency situation.

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We've known for a while now that the consumer version of the Oculus Rift would require a beastly gaming PC attached to it. Today Oculus got specific about the minimum system specs recommended to run the 2016 Oculus Rift.

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If you own a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, then you can turn your phone into the best virtual reality headset you can buy today. Read on, for Gizmag's review of the new Samsung Gear VR for S6.

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The Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR is our pick for the best virtual reality experience consumers can have today, but it has some limits – including overheating issues and the fact that it only works with the Galaxy Note 4. But now you can buy a new version of the Gear VR that plays nicely with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Read on for Gizmag's early impressions.

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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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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
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