Facebook Facebook has announced the latest version of its successful standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, the Oculus Quest 2. The new device packs more computing power and a sharper screen than its predecessor, and is also US$100 cheaper. Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 (from AUD$479) is a powerful wireless VR headset for gaming and, […]

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Researchers at New York University are designing an immersive virtual-reality environment inspired by the fictional Holodeck in the “Star Trek” TV series. Credit: Burleson et al./NYU On the cult sci-fi TV show “Star Trek,” crewmembers aboard the USS Enterprise could explore simulated environments or participate in interactive virtual experiences — anything […]

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Thrill-seekers can wear virtual reality headsets while zipping through real-life twists and flips at nine different Six Flags parks this spring. Credit: Six Flags Entertainment Enlarge Buckle up, roller coaster enthusiasts! The amusement park Six Flags has joined forces with Samsung to bump up the thrill factor of rides with virtual-reality […]

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now available for purchase. Credit: Giuseppe Costantino /Shutterstock.com Gamers and gadget hounds can now get their hands on the hotly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset: The Facebook-owned company announced the commercial release of its virtual-reality device last week at CES in Las Vegas. At […]