Virtual reality

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TechScape: Is Apple’s $3,500 Vision Pro more than just another tech toy for the rich?
There’s a disconnect between the eye-watering price of Apple’s new ‘spatial computing’ gadget and the promise of it – but it has some genuinely novel features

Alex Hern

06, Jun, 2023 @10:43 AM

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Apple reveals Vision Pro AR headset at its worldwide developers conference
Headset priced at $3,500 allows users to ‘browse the system simply by looking’ and tapping their fingers to select, says Apple

Alex Hern

05, Jun, 2023 @6:58 PM

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TechScape: Will Apple’s new VR headset be the one to finally catch on?
In this week’s newsletter: The $3,000 product could be the next Apple gamechanger – or just another cool toy for those who can afford it

Alex Hern

30, May, 2023 @10:45 AM

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Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse vision is over. Can Apple save it?
The CEO of the social media giant has spent billions – and still no one understands the idea. But now the world’s richest firm could change the game

Alex Hern

21, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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A moment’s silence, please, for the death of the Metaverse
Meta sank tens of billions into its CEO’s virtual reality dream, but what will he do next?

John Naughton

13, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Tech guru Jaron Lanier: ‘The danger isn’t that AI destroys us. It’s that it drives us insane’
The godfather of virtual reality has worked beside the web’s visionaries and power-brokers – but likes nothing more than to show the flaws of technology. He discusses how we can make AI work for us, how the internet takes away choice – and why he would ban TikTok

Simon Hattenstone

23, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Pushing Buttons: The PlayStation VR 2 might be the next big thing, if you can handle the nausea – and the cost
In this week’s newsletter: Though costly, the PSVR2 is the most usable virtual gaming device yet – even for sceptics like me

Keza MacDonald

22, Feb, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Regional theatres are on their knees – support your local one | Tim Crouch
Covid cut off the communal experience of live performance and venues have taken a battering. Let’s return and reconnect

Tim Crouch

10, Feb, 2023 @10:16 AM

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Scary monsters: how virtual reality could help people cope with anxiety
Guardian science correspondent is put to the test in the panic-inducing VR world of a game that teaches breathing technique

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

13, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘The metaverse will be our slow death!’ Is Facebook losing its $100bn gamble on virtual reality?
The company now known as Meta has spent staggering amounts on creating an immersive successor to the traditional 2D internet. But what has it got to show for it, apart from 11,000 job losses?

Steve Rose

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity
The American computer scientist, who coined the term ‘virtual reality,’ cautions against online ‘psychological operatives’

Edward Helmore

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 headset to launch at £530
A follow-up to the company’s 2016 PlayStation VR is due to be released in February 2023

Keza MacDonald

02, Nov, 2022 @4:49 PM

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