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Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 15
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

Take Me Out to the Screen: VR Baseball a Hit

By Ronald Blum | Jul 11
The 13-year-old will never catch a 104 mph pitch from Aroldis Chapman. But at the All-Star FanFest, he felt what it's like to be Buster Posey snagging virtual strikes.

Turning James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Into A Virtual Reality Game

By Philip Marcelo | Mar 20
Students are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce's "Ulysses" as part of a class at Boston College.

6 Virtual Reality Experiences That Don't Cost Too Much

Nov 24
If you are curious about this highly buzzed high-tech form of entertainment but don't feel like plunking down $1,000 or more on sophisticated hardware, just visit one of a slew of amusement-park-type rides popping up around the world.

'Invisible': A Rousing All-Round Thriller in Virtual Reality

By Frazier Moore | Nov 1
Though it unfolds in 360-degree virtual reality, "Invisible" is a scripted tale of sci-fi corporate treachery that draws from a century's worth of 2-D filmmaking lore.

Facebook's Oculus to Start Selling Hand Controllers

By Brandon Bailey | Oct 10
Facebook says it's working to make virtual reality more social as the industry gets more crowded.

Samsung VR Exec Welcomes Competition to Boost Awareness

By Anick Jasdanun | Sep 7
Many people still haven't experienced VR. Tom Harding, Samsung's U.S. director of immersive products and virtual reality, spoke with The Associated Press recently about VR, including efforts to improve interaction and comfort.

Yosemite, and President Obama, Head Into Virtual Reality

By Anick Jasdanun | Aug 28
In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Virtual Reality, New Tools Let You Redecorate from the Couch

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jun 17
New tools like virtual reality measuring apps and online mood boards are trying to help consumers find easier and quicker ways to decorate homes and apartments.

'Star Trek' Actors Take Series' First VR Game for A Spin

By Derrick J. Lang | Jun 15
"Bridge Crew" utilizes a VR headset and hand-held controllers to boldly mimic seated players' heads and hands on the virtual bridge, providing 360-degree views.

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