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Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

VR success I Expect You to Die is getting a sequel

Schell Games is making a sequel to its massively successful virtual reality game I Expect You to Die , and it’s expected to come out later this year. Along with the announcement, the studio mentioned the original game earned $6 million in revenue across ... more - theverge

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Google’s VR painting app is getting the axe, but it will live on as an open-source project

Image: Google Google is ending development on the virtual reality painting app Tilt Brush — one of the most well-known VR applications — and making it open source. Tilt Brush was acquired by Google in 2015 after launching for the HTC Vive and Oculus ... more - theverge

Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Lego Vidiyo is a new augmented reality-powered version of TikTok — for your Minifigures

Photo: Lego Lego is launching a new, augmented reality social video service called Vidiyo that will let users create their own music videos and dance clips and share them with friends, all while applying their own effects and styles to the videos. It ... more - theverge

Friday, 22 January, 2021 UTC

Vergecast: Galaxy S21 Ultra review and Paramount Plus launch announced

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge This week on The Verge ’s flagship podcast The Vergecast , The Verge ’s own Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Julia Alexander, and Chaim Gartenberg run through the news, reviews, and rumors in the world of tech this week. Dieter ... more - theverge

Thursday, 21 January, 2021 UTC

Apple’s first VR headset reportedly includes a fabric design, a fan, and expensive price tag

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is reportedly working on a VR headset that will include a fabric design, a fan, and an expensive price tag. Bloomberg News reports that Apple’s first VR headset may launch as soon as 2022 as a standalone ... more - theverge

Thursday, 14 January, 2021 UTC

The Oculus Quest is getting multi-user support soon

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus Quest headsets will soon support multiple users, Facebook has announced. The functionality will allow Quest owners to set secondary accounts on their headsets, which will allow other people to log in ... more - theverge

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 UTC

Valve’s Steam Year in Review shows PC gaming on the rise — and VR, too

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Valve is doing its part to illustrate gaming’s growth last year with its Steam 2020 Year in Review report. It includes some rather impressive numbers, like the fact that PC gamers increased their playtime by over ... more - theverge

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 UTC

Why Facebook’s ‘one identity’ rule has to change for VR

Photo by GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP via Getty Images Facebook Reality Labs head Andrew Bosworth on evolving for a new medium Continue reading… ... more - theverge

Tuesday, 12 January, 2021 UTC

Vuzix’s new microLED smart glasses look like tech you’d actually want to wear on your face

Image: Vuzix Wearable tech and augmented reality provider Vuzix is back at CES 2021 with another pair of its smart glasses, this time with a new advancement. The latest pair is powered by microLED technology, thanks to a partnership with the Chinese ... more - theverge

Tuesday, 12 January, 2021 UTC

Sony promises streaming quality nearly as good as 4K Blu-ray on Bravia Core movie service

Sony’s new line of Bravia XR television sets will allow customers to watch and stream movies at some of the highest quality available in the consumer market through its new Bravia Core platform, according to the company. Bravia XR owners will be able ... more - theverge

Monday, 11 January, 2021 UTC

TCL readies Wearable Display glasses for launch, plus new wireless buds and a pet tracker

TCL’s aptly named Wearable Display. | Image: TCL For CES 2021, TCL is showing off a wearable display prototype that’s been in the works for years and is now close to reaching market. Simply enough, the company is calling it the TCL Wearable Display, ... more - theverge

Saturday, 9 January, 2021 UTC

How to use your Oculus Quest 2 to play any PC VR game wirelessly

Oh hey, it’s all of my PC games available to play on the Quest 2, wire-free, from within a virtual room. This is getting weird. One of the best features of the Oculus Quest 2 is it can be manually linked via USB to your gaming PC to play more demanding ... more - theverge

Thursday, 7 January, 2021 UTC

Sony’s 2021 TV lineup runs Google TV and fully embraces HDMI 2.1

Image: Sony Last year’s TV lineup from Sony took a bit of criticism since several sets were unable to take advantage of next-gen gaming features on the PlayStation 5 that shipped in November. Even if you look right now, the spread of HDMI 2.1 features ... more - theverge

Thursday, 7 January, 2021 UTC

Here’s what Hitman 3 will look like in virtual reality

IO Interactive released a trailer that shows off what the VR mode in Hitman 3 actually looks like. In short, it’s probably like what you imagined if you’ve played the recent games — which means it looks like a lot of fun. The hands-on look shows Agent ... more - theverge

Thursday, 7 January, 2021 UTC

TikTok debuts first augmented reality filter that uses iPhone 12 Pro’s LIDAR camera

TikTok has released its first augmented reality filter that can utilize the iPhone 12 Pro’s LIDAR sensor for an enhanced confetti effect that realistically settles on people or objects in your room. The effect itself is just a somewhat belated 2021 ball ... more - theverge

Thursday, 7 January, 2021 UTC

Wi-Fi’s biggest upgrade in decades is starting to arrive

Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge Wi-Fi is about to get a lot better. Many of this year’s new phones, laptops, TVs, routers, and more will come with support for Wi-Fi 6E, a new upgrade to Wi-Fi that’s essentially like expanding your wireless connection ... more - theverge

Tuesday, 5 January, 2021 UTC

Tile is prepping an AirTags competitor that could let you find lost items through walls

Image: Tile Tile is working on a new tracker that relies on ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, which would put the company in direct competition with Apple’s yet-to-be-announced AirTags, according to a report from TechCrunch . The new tracker would go ... more - theverge

Friday, 1 January, 2021 UTC

How we exercised during quarantine

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge With all the mental burdens that came with living in 2020 — including gyms closing their doors — many have found it tough to get in their normal level of exercise. Here at The Verge , we coped with this as ... more - theverge

Wednesday, 30 December, 2020 UTC

10 great games to play on your new 2020 VR headset

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you received a virtual reality gaming headset this holiday season, congratulations! Whether you’ve got the newly released Oculus Quest 2, one of the last few units of the now discontinued Oculus Rift S, ... more - theverge

Monday, 28 December, 2020 UTC

12 great apps for your new iPhone in 2020

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re lucky enough to have unwrapped a new iPhone as a holiday gift this year, you’ll probably want to install some new apps on it. Fortunately, we’re here to help with some suggestions. We’ve included ... more - theverge

Tuesday, 22 December, 2020 UTC

The New York Times’ crossword can now haunt your living room in augmented reality

I’ve done it. | New York Times A miniature New York Times crossword can now float above your couch, courtesy of an augmented reality effect available on the Times ’ Instagram page. Pull up the effect on your phone, and a prompt will appear saying, “The ... more - theverge

Tuesday, 22 December, 2020 UTC

You can now play Microsoft’s Flight Simulator in VR

Image: Microsoft Microsoft Flight Simulator has always been about making you feel like a pilot, but you’ve never been able to experience it in VR — until today. With today’s free update, Asobo Studio has added support for OpenXR-compatible headsets, ... more - theverge

Friday, 18 December, 2020 UTC

12 predictions for the consumer internet in 2021

I like to end each year by surveying you all about your predictions for social networks and the broader consumer internet in the 12 months to come. One, it’s a lot of fun. And two, a year later I get to read the predictions back and feel extremely dumb. ... more - theverge

Friday, 18 December, 2020 UTC

Baby Yoda can live on your desk thanks to AR and Google Search

Grogu’s face upon realizing he lives with me. | Image: Lucasfilm Ltd. Google has added Grogu (formerly Baby Yoda) to its augmented reality search results, so some quick typing can drop an AR version of the little guy straight into your bedroom or home ... more - theverge

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 UTC

You can now try on makeup from your home with the power of AR

Google’s new shopping feature will let people virtually try on makeup, the company announced in a blog post. Another feature will show the products on various models. Only lipstick and eyeshadow are part of the feature. It is also limited to a few brands, ... more - theverge

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 UTC

Facebook is temporarily disabling some Messenger and Instagram features in Europe

Some Messenger and Instagram features aren’t available in Europe. Facebook is notifying Messenger and Instagram users in Europe that some features are temporarily unavailable. A small message has appeared in both the Facebook Messenger and Instagram ... more - theverge

Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 UTC

Why Half-Life: Alyx is my game of the year

Image: Valve Half-Life 2 is one of the last things that makes me feel like a fan, and that’s why I was afraid of Half-Life: Alyx . Writing about video games changed my relationship with the medium. I’m used to analyzing exactly why I like my favorite ... more - theverge

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 UTC

Oculus is shipping the Quest 2 Elite Strap again and extending its warranty after quality issues

Photo: Oculus Oculus is resuming shipments of its Quest 2 Elite Strap accessory and extending the warranty after reports of defective straps. As UploadVR reported earlier, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company paused Elite Strap shipments in November, ... more - theverge

Saturday, 12 December, 2020 UTC

Google adds more AR animals to mobile Search and most of them are pretty cute

Giant AR cat is giant | Google Google has added 50 new augmented reality animals to Search which can be either cute, or in the case of the giant cat in the photo above, a bit disconcerting. Of course it’s possible that I find the giant kitty menacing ... more - theverge

Saturday, 12 December, 2020 UTC

You can still get free Stadia hardware when you buy Cyberpunk 2077

Image: CD Projekt Red It’s a different kind of Cyber week. Cyber Monday is in the past, but the anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 game has finally launched, and it’s almost impossible to avoid seeing buzz about it online. One of this week’s best deals is aimed ... more - theverge