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What is the Difference Between VR, AR, MR & XR?

What is the difference between VR, AR, MR & XR? I’m sure some of you have heard of the acronyms VR, AR, MR and XR at some point but what do these terms mean and how do they all relate to each other in a technological context? In this guide, I hope to answer any questions you may have and to further develop your understanding when it co...

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VR Weekly Highlights - VR Chat, Oculus Start and more - 19th January 2018

What is this?: We’ve launched a new weekly segment that will roundup weekly highlights of the most important things happening in Virtual Reality. Each week we’ll take a look at top sources such as Upload VR, VR Focus, VRScout, The Verge, Tech Radar (and more) - condensing the information into bite-size chunks and linking to...

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How to watch videos on the HTC vive and Vive Pro

We all know that watching a video on an HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro headset takes your level of immersion to a whole new level. However: The real question is how do you watch either 2D, 3D, or Full 360 degree content on the Vive? In this guide, we're going to go through the setup you need in both the videos and software to ensur...

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[Infographic] What every parent needs to know about VR

On an average day, we all know being a parent isn't easy. Being a parent in a constantly evolving technological world? That's even harder. Virtual Reality is the newest technology to be making its way into our homes, sometimes utilising our mobile phones, and at other times being a stand-alone device. No ...

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Do you even need to wear glasses with VR?

While we recently published a guide to what Virtual Reality Headsets you can wear with Glasses, we wanted to answer the question of: Do you even need to wear glasses with Virtual Reality? In short? The answer depends on many different factors which we’re going to explore in this guide. Image credit: VR Bound   Farsight...

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Which Virtual Reality Headsets can I wear with Glasses

Here’s the situation: You want to get into virtual reality but you’re unsure as to whether or not your pesky glasses will get in the way of a perfect viewing experience. Well, fear not, as in this guide we’ve tested some of the most popular headsets on the market and will also give you some tips and advice on how you may eve...

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Most anticipated, upcoming VR Games for 2018

2017 had many fantastic VR pieces to be celebrated. Everything from Lone Echo to Fallout VR took the scene by storm and are herald as innovative masterpieces. Alas, year on year, most experiences seem to be getting better, giving us something to look forward to for 2018. Looking at announcements so far, we thought we’d put together...

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Whats on: 2018 Virtual Reality Events list

If 2017 was anything to go by, 2018 is set to be another jam-packed year full of technology and virtual reality events across the world.  In this guide, we've outlined all the major events happening throughout the year in chronological order. If you have an event you'd like to add, make sure to get in touch. This is a global even...

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VR Weekly Highlights - CES Overdrive - 12th January 2018

What is this?: We’re launching a new weekly segment that will roundup weekly highlights of the most important things happening in Virtual Reality. Each week we’ll take a look at top sources such as Upload VR, VR Focus, VRScout, The Verge, Tech Radar (and more) - condensing the information into bite-size chunks and linking to eac...

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How to watch videos on the oculus rift

Sometimes all we want is just to sit down and relax with an enjoyable video and other times we want to full immersive ourselves and truly experience the movie in front of us. As you already probably know, your Oculus Rift offers all of this and more, but how exactly do you begin even to watch a video on your VR headset? To some surprise, ther...

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Complete list of Daydream VR ready phones

Since the Google Daydream platform and headsets such as the Google Daydream view entered the Market, Virtual Reality on our mobile devices is becoming standardised and better for all. One Caveat to that, however, is you need to use a Google Daydream ready phone. Luckily the list keeps growing and most new generation smartphone should have those ...

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How to deal with Samsung Gear VR overheating

If you're an avid user of Virtual Reality on the Samsung Gear VR, then you’ll know that overheating can be a reoccurring and irritating problem. While some argue that we should be taking frequent breaks, sometimes you just want to jump straight into the action without any unexpected interruptions.  In this guide:  W...

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How to deal with Google's Daydream overheating

We’ve all been there, don’t worry. You’re in the middle of enjoying a great time in VR on the Daydream View and you start to physically feel the heat from your Google Pixel phone radiate from its tight fitting heat chamber strapped to your head. Or worse:  The phone has switched off to prevent any long lasting damage...

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Guide to comparing VR headsets

The number one question we get when it comes to VR is, "What virtual reality headset is the best?" And to that question, we have one very clear answer: It wholeheartedly depends on what you want to achieve from your device. You need to go back to the basics and look at your own needs before even looking at what's on offer. In...

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Setting up and using a Samsung Gear VR headset

The Gear VR is a must have device for any Samsung phone user. It utilizes the stunning screen and high performance hardware within your phone. You may be asking yourself: How do I set up and use the Samsung Gear VR? In this guide we’re going to walk you through the preparation, setup and follow through of the Samsung Gear VR which will ...

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How to setup and use Virtual reality with Android phones

Let’s assess the situation here: You’ve got an android phone, and you just want to experience Virtual Reality in all it’s glory. But... Sometimes it can be confusing, or a little difficult to get to grips with at first. We say, do not worry. In this guide we’ll take you through step by step on how to setup a...

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How virtual reality is shaping the healthcare industry

VR is not just for entertainment. VR is creating new opportunities in the medical industry. One of the most common misconceptions is that Virtual Reality is just for entertainment. However, researchers, doctors and scientists from across the world have been exploring the use of VR in military and healthcare for decades. This accumulation of d...

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Parents Guide to Virtual Reality

For people who have never used virtual reality, it can seem like a strange or even threatening introduction into the household. For those who fully understand the world of Virtual Reality it turns out that it’s not as scary as it seems. Virtual Reality (or VR for short) is fast becoming a common household term meaning now is the time for you fin...

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Google's standards for Virtual Reality: A New Dimension for VR

Up until now, VR has somewhat been a work of fiction, and hard to get hold of. The technology is often bulky and difficult to use on the go. But here’s the deal: Google VR officially started 2 years ago with Google Cardboard (and with great success infact, after millions of cardboard viewers sold worldwide). 50 million...

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The Future of Virtual Reality

With the VR industry growing at an incredibly fast rate, what does the future hold for the world of virtual reality? Whilst gaming may be the most obvious use of virtual reality, don’t be fooled; VR is not just for games. There are a huge range of uses of VR, ranging from education, architecture, healthcare, entertainments...

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The most comprehensive guide to iPhone Virtual Reality

It’s no lie. The full on proper VR headsets cost quite a bit of money. If you have the money to spend then why not, go for it. However, if you’re like the most of us, shelling out that much money is not an option which makes price a major factor in using VR on your iPhone...

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