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# public record office
Seven centuries of Irish history lost in a fire to be recreated in virtual reality
Destroyed in the civil war, Trinity researchers are recreating the Public Records Office in virtual reality.
# Research
'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke
That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.
# Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message
Yesterday, Zuckerberg used Facebook’s app Spaces to roam through a VR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico.
# sneak peek
Virtual reality project will put you behind the hall door of Irish landmarks
Collaboration on will allow our users to explore through smartphone or desktop.
# Payout
Facebook ordered to pay $500 million in Oculus Rift theft case
The lawsuit claimed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey developed the virtual reality gear using source code illegally obtained from the gaming firm.
# believe the hype
Virtual Reality is amazing - but there are a few things to keep in mind
It may be first generation technology, but it lives up to the hype.
# virtual insantiy
An Irish granny had the sweariest reaction to trying a virtual reality headset
Jesus no.
# self(ie) obsessed
Facebook sees you taking photos of yourself using a virtual selfie stick
It’s part of its social features for the Oculus Rift, its virtual reality headset.
# galactica
VIDEO: The world's first virtual reality rollercoaster has arrived
Galactica takes users on a journey through space.
# Confusion
Oculus Rift apologises for its VR headset being pricier than expected
Fans voiced their anger after it was revealed the headset and accessories would cost them €699.
# all around you
Nokia isn't making phones, but it is making this weird-looking 360-degree camera
No word as to whether it can play Snake or not.
# spin me round
360-degree videos will be making their way to YouTube soon
The site plans to bring support for the feature over the next few weeks.
# Crescent Bay
Oculus Rift takes a step closer to release with new prototype headset
The new headset, nicknamed Crescent Bay, features a higher resolution and refresh rate, integrated headphones and 360-degree head tracking.
# arts and crafts
DIY: Google wants you to create a VR headset using cardboard
You will need an Android smartphone too,
# Development
Now Samsung is working on its own Oculus Rift-style VR headset
On top of that, the company is also working on a smartwatch that can work without being tehered to a smartphone and wearable smartglasses designed to compete against Google’s own version.
# it's like we're there
What happens when you try out Oculus Rift for the first time?
In short, it’s very impressive and a little bewildering (and it made some of scream).
# Vertigo
George Hook really didn't enjoy the experience of virtual reality goggles
Pat Kenny, on the other hand, was a little less dramatic.
# Never too old
Here is a 90-year-old woman in a virtual reality helmet
And loving it.