COVID-19 and the remote revolution

2020-05-02T21:30:16+01:00May 2nd, 2020|VR News|

With around a third of the world’s population now under some form of lockdown due to the impact of coronavirus, businesses and their employees have had to quickly adapt to the ways of remote working. Many millions are facing the sudden challenge of reaching and maintaining their usual levels of productivity from home while embracing [...]

Could VR be the future of conferences?

2020-04-16T11:20:26+01:00April 16th, 2020|VR News|

For centuries, new technology has been used to overcome big challenges in times of pressing need, creating opportunities out of crises, and it seems that history is now repeating itself once again. With much of the world’s population forced into unfamiliar remote working conditions (for a very good reason, of course) and countless businesses and [...]

New VR headsets arriving in 2020 and beyond for VR Hire

2020-03-12T12:50:32+00:00March 12th, 2020|Review, VR News|

It might not be the first time we’ve heard predictions like this, but several industry commentators are suggesting that 2020 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally gains mass appeal, making it a great time to be bringing out a new headset. Although we’re unlikely to see quite as many launches as 2019 [...]

Antlion ModMic Wireless for your VR hire

2019-11-27T06:23:59+00:00November 24th, 2019|VR News|

Sometimes the built in microphones on VR headsets is not high enough quality for certain applications, fortunately this can be easily solved with the addition on the excellent Antlion ModMic. This is a wirefree stick on mic that can fit on any VR headset to add high end mic functionality including very effective noise cancelling. [...]

Health and safety training could benefit from VR, new study suggests

2019-09-29T16:39:08+01:00September 29th, 2019|VR News|

New research undertaken at the University of Nottingham has shown how virtual reality (VR) could be used to improve employee safety by taking an immersive approach to common health and safety training tasks such as fire evacuation drills. The Human Factors Research Group at the East Midlands institution has trialled an innovative system that tests [...]

Could mixed reality overcome the language barrier?

2019-08-29T17:35:15+01:00August 29th, 2019|VR News|

For centuries technology has been gradually bringing people from different countries and cultures closer together in various ways. But even as it has enabled us to communicate quicker and easier than ever before wherever we are in the world, language barriers have remained tough to crack. Nevertheless, language service providers, or LSPs, have been in [...]

The VRE Team’s most anticipated Oculus Quest launch titles

2019-08-15T22:49:02+01:00August 15th, 2019|VR News|

It seems that each time a new VR headset is launched, industry insiders become giddy with the prospect of the new piece of kit heralding a “VR revolution” that sees mainstream consumers and Luddites adopting the technology at scale. Could the new Oculus Quest, the first high-spec all-in-one VR system finally be ‘the one’? With [...]

What’s New For The Oculus Rift S?

2019-08-15T22:45:49+01:00August 15th, 2019|VR News|

The Oculus Rift S is nearly here, just over three years after the original Oculus Rift brought VR gaming into the modern era. That relatively short timeframe hasn’t prevented Facebook-owned Oculus VR from outfitting the Rift S with several substantial upgrades over its predecessor. However, the company is also keen to point out that the [...]

Achieving Mindfulness Through The Power Of VR

2019-08-15T22:42:48+01:00August 15th, 2019|VR News|

In modern society, it can be tough to take the time to soak up what is going on in the world around you. This day to day rush can be problematic when it comes to our mental health as it is well established that mindfulness can improve our well-being. Health practitioners have increasingly been recommending [...]

Why Every Team Member Has A Role To Play In Cyber Security

2019-08-15T22:41:20+01:00August 15th, 2019|VR News|

The Threat With the introduction of the general data protection regulations (2018) it has never been more important for businesses and companies to protect their valuable data. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 conducted by the UK government, 30% of businesses and 36% of charities made changes because of GDPR. An understandable reaction, [...]