VR and AR applications are certainly becoming more prominent in the news recently (also with much hype from some manufacturers). Here are a couple of more interesting items:
BBC News: Can AR help us improve reality? Showcases some of the potential of AR technologies, but also illustrates some of the gimmick approaches, and hype where the practical technology is far behind what is being demonstrated!
Hand Gesture Control with Leap Motion VR Controls: Illustrates a very impressive technology for following hand movement in a VR environment.