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Sensiks is truly a VR experience for all 5 senses

IDG.tv host Jimmy Conrad gets all 5 off his senses manipulated by Sensiks' sensory reality pod, a full-body virtual reality experience.

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Via's 360-degree VR cameras ship for under $100

Via Technologies is now shipping new 360-degree cameras for under $100, making it more affordable for users to capture and play virtual reality content in headsets.

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Buzz Aldrin in hologram form, a zero-gravity VR chair, and other SXSW 2017 moments you may have missed

Tech's annual "ideas" show has come to an end. From captivating art installations to impressive headset-less VR, here are some of the best things that SXSW 2017 had to offer.

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39% off Samsung Gear 360, 360-degree High-Res VR Camera - Deal Alert

With one tap, the Gear 360 starts recording everything above, below and all around the camera at once. Create, view and share your experiences instantly via social applications like Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR.

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Meet SwapBots, an augmented-reality toy that pairs with the iPad

These cute robot toys are unique on their own, but they pack a secret.

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Sony's virtual reality suit is why people go to SXSW

South by Southwest isn't CES, and that's a good thing. It's all about bringing bizarre prototypes and big ideas to life, like Sony did with its Wow Factory.

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Sony's SXSW Wow Factory is a virtual-reality playground full of wild demos

We got a glimpse of Sony's future—a world full of augmented- and virtual-reality experiences that let you leave the headset behind.

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Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021

AR and VR are slowly catching on among early adopters, and some analysts envision a 10-fold spike by 2021 in the number of headsets sold.

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Experience Stereoscopic 360 degree VR with Laduma at SXSW 2017

IDG.tv gets to test drive advanced VR content from Laduma, a company that's looking to create engaging stereoscopic 3D virtual reality content for a more immersive experience.

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How to watch 3D movies and use the external hard drive on PlayStation 4

Sony has released a software update for PlayStation 4 that brings support for external hard drives.

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Buzz Aldrin’s hologram will take you on a dazzling virtual mission to Mars

The VR film “Cycling Pathways to Mars” is coming to Steam and HTC’s Viveport on March 17.

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Augmented reality: Next-gen headsets show business promise

Augmented reality, which adds data to your environment, could be the next important business technology.

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Positron's Voyager VR chair brings you a zero-gravity experience without the motion sickness

This VR cinema chair shakes, moves, and makes VR content even more immersive.

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Life Of Us VR Hands-On

Join host Jimmy Conrad as he gets to play through the "evolutionary" VR experience, The Life of Us at SXSW 2017. Warning: may contain dancing, and fire-breathing pterodactyls.

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Now you can dive into Facebook 360 videos with your Gear VR

Facebook launches a new 360 app that will run exclusively on Galaxy phones using Samsung's Oculus-powered Gear VR.

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Here’s your augmented & virtual reality: bloody vendor battles, expected iPhone support & seeing into IoT

As anyone who has sampled the immersive worlds of early augmented or virtual reality apps can attest, the experience can be downright exhilarating. So too will be the vendor battles that erupt and the commercial uses to emerge around...

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How the smart office revolution will transform the way we work

The smart office revolution could kill our traditional perceptions of what working in an office means.

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Hands-on: LG's Steam VR headset

LG's SteamVR headset is like a bizarro-Vive with a high-res, flip-up screen.

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