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Now, there is a VR glove to feel virtual objects

27 Dec 2019

Now, there is a VR glove to feel virtual objects

With CES 2020 just days away, tech companies have started to announce what they are planning to showcase at the biggest trade show in the world.

Google is killing Daydream virtual reality platform: Here's why

16 Oct 2019

Google is killing Daydream virtual reality platform: Here's why

In a major (but expected) development, Google has decided to kill Daydream VR, the platform that lets you immerse into the world of virtual reality using a dedicated headset and supported phone.

Now, explore Palace of Versailles in virtual reality: Here's how

01 Oct 2019

Now, explore Palace of Versailles in virtual reality: Here's how

For art lovers, visiting King Louis XIV's centuries-old royal residence, the Palace of Versailles, is a dream come true.

Now, you can practise firing employees in virtual reality

13 Aug 2019

Now, you can practise firing employees in virtual reality

One of the biggest challenges for a manager is to break it to their employees that they are being relieved from their duties.

Soon, Facebook's device will help you 'feel' VR games

22 Jul 2019

Soon, Facebook's device will help you 'feel' VR games

As VR continues to go mainstream (with game, gyms, and spas), Facebook is doing everything it can to establish its footprint in the arena.

Now, there is a VR massage center for 'immersive relaxation'

02 Jul 2019

Now, there is a VR massage center for 'immersive relaxation'

Virtual reality (VR) offers a way to explore places and environments without actually visiting those places in the real world.

This holographic all-in-one PC displays objects in 3D: Here's how

03 Jun 2019

This holographic all-in-one PC displays objects in 3D: Here's how

On regular computers, you can't see and interact with 3D objects - a limitation that doesn't really bother everyday users.

Hit this robot in VR, it will fight in real

17 May 2019

Hit this robot in VR, it will fight in real

Can you imagine a person building a robot just for the sake of adding a touch of reality into a fighting game?

Tired of workout? Try this VR gym for some fun

13 May 2019

Tired of workout? Try this VR gym for some fun

People can be gym freaks, but the deal is, not everyone loves the idea of training, lifting weights daily.

When technology meets intimacy: Introducing YouPorn's digital woman

11 May 2019

When technology meets intimacy: Introducing YouPorn's digital woman

In a bid to add a touch of technology into the world of intimacy, leading porn website YouPorn has launched a virtual brand ambassador.

Soon, teens can experience consequences of overdrinking in VR

11 Mar 2019

Soon, teens can experience consequences of overdrinking in VR

Researchers in Denmark are working on a way to show the consequences of overdrinking, without actually letting kids/teens drink.

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

22 Jan 2019

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

The Indian Railways recently launched a third Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi that was flagged off by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on 19 January.

'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch', post-modern masterpiece or trippy gimmick?

30 Dec 2018

'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch', post-modern masterpiece or trippy gimmick?

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch released on December 28, and has marked a different direction for the entertainment industry.

#GamingBytes: All about PS4's successor PlayStation 5

15 Dec 2018

#GamingBytes: All about PS4's successor PlayStation 5

PlayStation 4 or PS4 by Sony is currently one of the most popular gaming consoles in the world.

A VR film is set to break the abortion stigma

25 Sep 2018

A VR film is set to break the abortion stigma

Abortion in India continues to be a stigmatized issue, often surrounded by shame and silence at different levels- be it at personal, community, or institutional and structural level.

#TechBytes: 5 lesser-known products from Google

04 Sep 2018

#TechBytes: 5 lesser-known products from Google

Google has a huge catalog of apps and services that are pretty essential like Google Search, Maps, Chrome, News, Drive etc. These products have already made us Google junkies because of the functionalities they offer.

Smartphones of the future: What to expect in coming years

15 Aug 2018

Smartphones of the future: What to expect in coming years

2018 has already seen some head-turners as far as smartphone innovation is concerned, with the likes of the OPPO Find X and Vivo Nex, and will see some more with major releases like the RED Hydrogen One, new iPhones etc. later in the year.

5 top-rated Virtual Reality games released in 2018 so far

02 Aug 2018

5 top-rated Virtual Reality games released in 2018 so far

Virtual Reality is a digitally-created, artificial environment that provides the experience of a surrounding 3D world with which people can interact through a headset.

Smartphones of the future: What to expect in coming years

31 Jul 2018

Smartphones of the future: What to expect in coming years

2018 has already seen some head-turners as far as smartphone innovation is concerned, with the likes of the OPPO Find X and Vivo Nex, and will see some more with major releases like the RED Hydrogen One, new iPhones etc. later in the year.

Huawei to soon launch Nova 3 series smartphones in India

15 Jul 2018

Huawei to soon launch Nova 3 series smartphones in India

Huawei's newest smartphones, the recently unveiled Nova 3 and upcoming Nova 3i, will soon be made available in India and other countries after their launch in China.

ASUS ZenFone Ares, with AR and VR features, launched

17 Jun 2018

ASUS ZenFone Ares, with AR and VR features, launched

Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS has launched its latest smartphone, the ZenFone Ares, in its homeland.

Jio partners with Whistling Woods for setting up VR lab

05 Jun 2018

Jio partners with Whistling Woods for setting up VR lab

Reliance Jio has announced a partnership with Whistling Woods International (WWI), a film communication, and media arts institute, to set up a dedicated development lab for the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry.

Here's what to expect at Google I/O 2018 conference

06 May 2018

Here's what to expect at Google I/O 2018 conference

If Mobile World Congress is a Mecca for mobile technology pundits, Google's I/O is the holy pilgrim for software developers, Android lovers and Google enthusiasts.

Lenovo Mirage is world's first 180-degree VR 3D camera

05 May 2018

Lenovo Mirage is world's first 180-degree VR 3D camera

Lenovo has launched a 3D camera called Mirage Camera for $299.

Google partners with NBC to develop virtual reality TV shows

01 May 2018

Google partners with NBC to develop virtual reality TV shows

Google and NBC have collaborated to make virtual reality (VR) TV shows.

Apple developing headset with both AR and VR tech

29 Apr 2018

Apple developing headset with both AR and VR tech

Apple is reportedly developing a headset which will run both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies.

Here's how IPL 2018 will be different from previous editions

07 Apr 2018

Here's how IPL 2018 will be different from previous editions

A decade on, after its inception in 2008, IPL underwent many changes yet remained the same in many ways.

Apple patents VR system to ease motion-sickness in self-driving cars

01 Apr 2018

Apple patents VR system to ease motion-sickness in self-driving cars

A patent application filed by Apple, highlights its plans to develop a Virtual Reality (VR) system that can be used to ease motion sickness in self-driving cars.

Google's 'Just a Line' Augmented Reality app is a must-try

22 Mar 2018

Google's 'Just a Line' Augmented Reality app is a must-try

In what is being termed as an Augmented Reality (AR) experiment by the company, Google has launched 'Just a line' - a free app that lets you doodle in AR mode.

Expired certificate bricks all of Oculus's Rift VR headsets

08 Mar 2018

Expired certificate bricks all of Oculus's Rift VR headsets

All of Oculus's Rift headsets faced several hours of downtime after an expired certificate apparently soft-bricked all the Rift VR headsets.

In buying high-tech sex toys, Delhi ahead of Mumbai

05 Mar 2018

In buying high-tech sex toys, Delhi ahead of Mumbai

Gone are the days when Delhiites used to buy traditional sex toys for their personal pleasures.

Virtual Reality: This Japanese firm takes you on virtual holidays

16 Feb 2018

Virtual Reality: This Japanese firm takes you on virtual holidays

First Airlines, a Japan-based virtual reality (VR) tour firm, takes its customers on VR holidays and provides them with a first- and business-class airline experience.

Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale

28 Jan 2018

Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale

The valuation of home-grown digital payments giant Paytm, owned by Noida-based One97 Communications, is likely to jump to $10bn after some existing and former employees sell a part of their shares to new investors, including Canada-based Discovery Capital. Information about other investors isn't available yet.

Google to add Augmented Reality's magic to Chrome

25 Jan 2018

Google to add Augmented Reality's magic to Chrome

After launching ARCore Augmented Reality platform last year, Google is now experimenting to integrate AR directly into desktop and mobile web platforms through Google Chrome.

Flicks: A new unit of time invented by Facebook

24 Jan 2018

Flicks: A new unit of time invented by Facebook

Facebook has come up with a new way of measuring time. Just like hours, minutes and seconds, there's now a new unit of time called "Flicks" invented by Facebook's Virtual Reality team.

CES 2018: The rise of offbeat and bizarre gadgets

12 Jan 2018

CES 2018: The rise of offbeat and bizarre gadgets

The ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 at Las Vegas, USA, is witnessing the launch of some truly innovative gadgets and products that go beyond smartphones and laptops and even VR headsets.

#CES2018: Facebook's Oculus, Xiaomi partner for two standalone VR headsets

09 Jan 2018

#CES2018: Facebook's Oculus, Xiaomi partner for two standalone VR headsets

In a surprise move, at the ongoing CES, Facebook's Oculus VR has announced a partnership with Xiaomi for building standalone VR (virtual reality) headsets.

Magic Leap: $2 billion in funding, product still not interesting!

23 Dec 2017

Magic Leap: $2 billion in funding, product still not interesting!

After raising about $2 billion in the last four years, augmented-reality company Magic Leap finally has a product to show.

Facebook to help young India create Virtual Reality products

14 Dec 2017

Facebook to help young India create Virtual Reality products

Facebook partnered with Startup Village Collective (SV.CO), a Bangalore-based digital incubator, on Wednesday to help Indian students develop their ideas on virtual reality (VR) into globally marketable products and services.

Apple to launch iPhone successor "AR Headset" in 2020

10 Nov 2017

Apple to launch iPhone successor "AR Headset" in 2020

Tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a "breakthrough product" to "succeed" the iPhone: Augmented Reality (AR) headset!