virtual reality

VR and AR headset shipments to grow ten-fold

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Virtual and augmented reality headset shipments will grow nearly ten-fold between 2016 and 2021 according to research firm IDC. The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide… Read more

O2 launches mixed reality rugby experience

O2 VR virtual reality

Telefónica-owned UK mobile operator O2 has unveiled a raft of new virtual reality experiences, including one built around the English rugby football team and one… Read more

CNN launches VR division


US news broadcaster CNN has officially launched CNNVR, its new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform. The global division, which sits within CNN Digital,… Read more

VR could ‘replace television’

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

For consumers, the VR market has the potential to “replace television” as the sector balloons in the next five years, according to business consulting firm… Read more

Channel 4 backs new VR firm Parable


Channel 4, The Economist and Studio Lambert CEO, Stephen Lambert, have invested in a new UK-based VR company called Parable. Officially launched today, Parable was… Read more

BT and Nokia explore 5G VR

Nokia OZO camera

BT and Nokia have teamed up to explore the use of 5G connectivity in supporting future virtual reality services. The joint research will examine how the… Read more

VR headset sales to grow 800% by 2021

An attendee tries out a VR headset at CES 2017

Global sales of smartphone VR headsets will grow fivefold and sales of dedicated VR headsets will grow eightfold between 2017 and 2021, according to new… Read more

Google Cardboard leads as VR headset shipments reach 30m

Google Cardboard

More than 30 million VR headsets shipped last year, with Google Cardboard taking a “commanding share” of shipments and installed base, according to Strategy Analytics.… Read more

Google works on ‘removing headsets’ in mixed reality


Google is working on ways to reveal a person’s facial expressions when they are wearing a virtual reality headset. Using a combination of machine learning,… Read more

VR venture Dreamscape Immersive to launch with major studio backing

Dreamscape Immersive

Location-based virtual reality venture, Dreamscape Immersive, is due to launch in September after closing a Series A funding round from major film studio backers. VC… Read more