Vr articles

Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi to lead Facebook's VR efforts

Earlier this week, former Android executive Hugo Barra announced that he was leaving his post leading Xiaomi’s international efforts, citing personal reasons and a desire to go back to his normal life in Silicon Valley and take some much-needed time…

Asus announces VR-ready VivoPC X small form factor desktop

The Asus VivoPC line of desktops have been around for a while, as a serviceable alternative for everyday computing tasks in a form factor doesn’t take up much space. It’s not traditionally aimed at gamers — that where their ROG…

Oculus acquires eye-tracking startup The Eye Tribe

Oculus has acquired eye-tracking startup The Eye Tribe in a bid that could bring more intuitive controls to virtual reality. Both companies confirmed the deal but declined to comment on other details, including financial terms and whether all of The…

HTC gets into VR content with the launch of Vive Studios

Every new platform needs quality content in order to thrive and HTC wants to make sure there’s enough to go around for the Vive headset. After spinning off its virtual reality team into a separate subsidiary earlier this year, the…

Leap Motion brings its hand tracking tech to mobile VR

Leap Motion has been working on its admittedly cool motion tracking technology for a few years now. But while the original hand tracker failed to rival the venerable computer mouse as the primary means of interacting with the two-dimensional computer…

VLC gets 360-degree video and photo support

VLC is known for supporting basically any video format you throw at it on a wide range of platforms. Now the venerable media player is getting into the 360-degree videos with a technical preview called VLC 360° for Windows and…