Facebook's enthusiasm and Oculus technology aside, virtual reality still faces challenges
If you believe the folks at Facebook, virtual reality is about to become the next big thing.
OSVR dev kit to carry optional faceplate with Leap Motion tech
'Virtual nose' may reduce simulator sickness in video games
Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but new research findings point to a potential strategy to ease the affliction.
Watches, robots suitcases: mobile gadget highlights
Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world's biggest wireless telecom fair, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wrapped up on Thursday. Here is a selection of highlights:
Game makers lured into virtual worlds
Video game makers are being lured into virtual worlds in the hope players will dive in behind.
Sony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016
Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.
Wireless show photo gallery: On the ground in Barcelona
Couldn't be in Barcelona this week?
Practicing nursing care in a virtual world
Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.
Samsung launches Milk VR app to stream 360-degree video to VR headset
South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung launched Milk VR on Tuesday, a new app that lets users download and stream free 360-degree videos to watch on Gear VR headsets.
Microsoft's bone-conducting headset helps blind navigate in cities
Oculus Rift users to see Moon live through robot
Houston: We have a problem...but no worries, our virtual therapist is on it
Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, ...
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.
Phones, watches and more unveiled at tech show
Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups.