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Google adds design oomph to virtual reality unit as Apple enters the fray

Now that Google has an official virtual reality division, it’s shuttling more Googlers into it. The company has moved around 10 employees to a dedicated design team for VR, including Joshua To, a design lead for the apps unit, according to sources. A Google rep confirmed To’s move, but didn’t comment further. Design is a critical element for Google’s success in VR. Most of the VR devices on the market, or coming soon, are considered lacking in their accessibility and aesthetic. And Google  ...

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Hands On: Crytek’s ‘The Climb’ is an Exhilarating Yet Comfortable VR Experience

Frank He goes hands on with Crytek’s Oculus Rift exclusive rock-climbing VR title ‘The Climb‘ at this year’s VRLA Winter Expo. Guest Article by Frank He Now a second year UCLA undergraduate in a neuroscience program, Frank was born in Los Angeles and then raised in Canada, spending his high school years across the border in New York. His main interest is in technologies that enable immersive experiences, and Frank’s academic path is towards better understanding the brain, how it works, and  ...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 event is happening in three weeks

Samsung has announced its latest "Unpacked" event where the company will announce, in its usual language, "The Next Galaxy." The event is set for Sunday February 21st at 7pm CET (1pm ET) in Barcelona, one day before Mobile World Congress takes over the city. The invitation includes an image of a shadowy cube with two edges glowing to form a "7," suggesting that we will indeed see the Galaxy S7 at this event, and the teaser trailer above sees someone staring at  ...

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Hands On: Everest VR is a Visceral, Beautiful Interactive Documentary

Frank He continues his VRLA Winter Expo adventures as he goes hands on with Everest VR, a HTC Vive powered experience from Sólfar Studios and RVX, that blends beautiful visuals with informative narration to present a compelling, interactive VR documentary. Guest Article by Frank He Now a second year UCLA undergraduate in a neuroscience program, Frank was born in Los Angeles and then raised in Canada, spending his high school years across the border in New York. His main interest is in  ...

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PlayStation VR Reviews: Kitchen & London Heist for Project Morpheus

★ Project Morpheus is the codename for Sony’s new virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Update: Sony has officially named it PlayStation VR. ★ Currently in the prototype phase, PlayStation VR was most recently available to demo in Toronto’s Fan Expo 2015. ★ London Heist is one of the most popular games to come out of PlayStation VR. Think GTA meets Lock Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. ★ You don’t know absolute fear until you’ve witnessed  ...

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