We select and review products independently. When you purchase through our links we may earn a commission. Learn more.
X
X
The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere

Join 425,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.

Should You Buy a VR Headset?

If you’re looking to broaden your gaming horizons, you might be tempted to invest in a virtual reality headset. But VR isn’t simply an extension of the games you may already enjoy, it’s a whole new medium that comes with its …

What Is Oculus Link, and How Do You Use It?

Oculus Link transforms your Quest or Quest 2 headset into a PC VR headset, using high-performance PC hardware to render graphics instead of the standalone mobile hardware in the headset. Oculus Air Link offers the same, but w…

Is VR Bad for Your Eyes?

Does strapping a screen over your eyes and then blasting photons at them for hours cause damage? Moms always said sitting close to the TV is a bad idea, but is there evidence that VR is bad for your eyes?…

How to Share Games Between Two Oculus Quests

If you’ve bought the Oculus Quest 2 and want to give your old Quest VR headset to someone else in your household, there’s no need to buy your games twice. You can easily share games between two Oculus Quests headsets….

How to Factory Reset an Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 is a solid device, but if things have gone wrong, or you’re getting rid of it, you’ll want to perform a factory reset. There are two ways to factory reset: from the phone app or the headset….

How to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to a TV

The Oculus Quest 2 (now the “Meta Quest 2”) is a great personal VR system you can use anywhere, but if you have friends and family in the room, why not share what you’re seeing? Simply cast your Quest 2 onto a TV!…

Oculus Quest Be Gone, It’s The Meta Quest Now

Every VR fan seems to love the Oculus Quest 2, and their love has generated some pretty powerful brand recognition. However, that’s not going to stop Meta, as the company is rebranding its beloved headset to the Meta Quest, w…

How to Charge Oculus Quest 2 Controllers

Charging Oculus Quest 2 headsets is as simple as plugging in a cable, but the controllers use removable AA batteries to provide power. This means there’s no direct way of recharging the controllers, but workarounds do exist i…

What Is Foveated Rendering?

If you’ve been following virtual reality headset developments you might have come across the term “foveated rendering” used in press conferences and marketing materials. The technique can help improve VR performance, which is…

Remembering VRML: The Metaverse of 1995

In the early 1990s, futurists and corporations combined forces to create VRML, a Virtual Reality Modeling Language that promised to bring 3D graphics and virtual worlds to the web, heralding the dawn of the metaverse. Here’s …
How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. Since we launched in 2006, our articles have been read more than 1 billion times. Want to know more?