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5 Great Starter Apps for Daydream VR
To dream is to use Daydream.
December 21, 2016
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65 expert speakers reveal secure identity management solutions at Biometrics 2016
Learn from the experts
September 14, 2016
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72 percent of companies plan to ditch passwords by 2025
Security professionals increasingly believe that usernames and passwords provide insufficient security, and 72 percent think they will be phased out within nine years.
June 29, 2016
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74% Console and PC Players Looking to Buy a VR Product, According to Study
With more console players looking to get in on the VR fun than PC players.
July 27, 2016
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2016's top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more
It's been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity.
December 22, 2016
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Accessories to crime: Facial recog defeated by wacky paper glasses
AKA how to look like a supermodel on camera to an AI
November 3, 2016
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Adding a SubPac to your VR setup makes a huge difference!
Is there such a thing as too much immersion?
February 15, 2017
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Adding facial recognition to mobile helps reduce fraud
Doing more of our day to day transactions online increases the risk of falling victim to some kind of fraud. Increasingly therefore companies are turning towards biometrics to ensure users are who they say they are.
October 22, 2016
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AI-based typing biometrics might be authentication's next big thing
Advances in machine learning pave the way for typing-based authentication services like TypingDNA.
January 27, 2017
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Apple's new facial recognition feature could spur legal issues
This week at WWDC, Apple announced a new facial recognition system – although if you weren't watching closely, you might have missed it. It came as part of an upgrade to Photos, which will soon catalog your pictures according to the faces in them. "The big news in Photos this year is Advanced Computer Vision," Federighi told the crowd. "We're applying advanced deep learning techniques to bring facial recognition to the iPhone."
June 16, 2016
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As Governments Adopt Biometrics as National IDs, they May Become Bigger Risk to Personal Cyber Security
Starting January 2017, Singapore's government will begin collecting iris images from citizens and permanent residents when they register or re-register for a new National Identity Registration Card or passport, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
December 29, 2016
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Biometrics are less secure than passwords -- this is why
Many technology pundits talk about biometrics as the ultimate authentication solution -- the technology that will make the 'imperfect' password obsolete. Despite the hype, most companies are approaching with caution. In fact, CEB found that there are varied degrees of biometrics adoption globally, as around 20 percent of firms have actually deployed the technology.
August 24, 2016
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Biometrics is the new cool -- LogMeOnce goes password free
Biometric identity is the new bastion of access control. LogMeOnce enters the fray
June 28, 2016
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Biometrics leads to arrest of accused child molester on the lam 17 years
FBI says it matched suspect's passport photo with pics from nearly 20 years ago.
January 16, 2017
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Biometrics not a magic infosec bullet for web banking, warns GCHQ bloke
You can change a password. you can't change fingerprints
March 18, 2016
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Body of evidence: Biometrics and YOU
Feeling your way around non-password access systems
June 29, 2016
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British Airways Rolling Out Face-Scanning Technology for Speedier Boarding
No matter how fast gate agents work, the boarding process can feel like an interminable nightmare filled with people shuffling slowly forward, just itching for their chance to hand over their boarding pass or scan their phone. British Airways thinks it can speed things up by using passengers' faces as boarding passes.
March 24, 2017
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Brits: can banks do biometric security? We'd trust them before the government
Is that saying much, though?
September 19, 2016
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Chase Mobile grasps the obvious about biometrics
Chase has quietly stopped asking for passwords for sensitive transfers on its mobile app, concluding that a fingerprint-scan is quite sufficient
September 14, 2016
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China is fighting toilet paper thieves with facial recognition software
Biometric authentication is moving from phones to laptops and onward to... public bathrooms. Chinese authorities in Beijing are now combating a toilet paper stealing epidemic by locking the supplies away behind a dispenser powered by facial recognition software, according to a report from the New York Times.
March 19, 2017
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CLEAR raises $15 million to expand biometric security
CLEAR, the biometric security firm popular in U.S. airports and stadiums, has raised $15 million from T. Rowe Price to expand their footprint. the company, led by CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker, is already partially owned by Delta Airlines.
April 18, 2017
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Cloud-based iris identification is here, courtesy of MobileIrisID
One of the startups that caught my eye at TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Alley was MobileIrisID, a company that combines the convenience of the mobile phone with the power of the cloud. Aiming to be a drop-in service for high-value transaction authentication, the service puts hyper-secure identification at the fingertips of developers.
September 13, 2016
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Eikon Mini is an affordable fingerprint reader for any PC and Windows Hello
I try out the $25 Eikon Mini fingerprint reader. is it ideal for Windows 10 and should you get it for your laptop?
July 12, 2016
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Fingerprint Scanning Most Preferred Form of Biometrics Authentication, Visa Report Finds
Visa conducted a survey in Europe, from which it learned that people trust fingerprint authentication far more than they do iris or face recognition, or other forms of biometric authentication. the survey also seems to show that banks are trusted much more than governments when it comes to storing biometric data.
September 19, 2016
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Fingerprint tech makes ATMs super secure, say banks. Crims: bring it on, suckers
All those unchangeable PINs, up for easy swiping
September 29, 2016
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Forget fingerprints; Iris scans could validate mobile payments
But as the use of biometrics grows, concerns over privacy will remain
June 8, 2016
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From spoofing to iris scanning -- the future of biometrics
As we enter the first part of the new year, we're setting our resolutions (or perhaps already breaking them), and reflecting on 2016. we witnessed many highs and lows last year, and it seems it's trendy right now to bemoan everything that happened. this is no different in the security world. we saw some of the biggest -- and highest profile -- breaches of all time (DMC and Yahoo, just to name a few) and nearly all of them involved compromised, weak or reused passwords.
January 20, 2017
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Global biometrics market revenue to reach $15.1 billion by 2025
The biometrics market has reached a tipping point. Driven largely by the confluence of organizations' desires to better authenticate or identify users and users' distaste for knowledge-based systems (password and challenge questions), biometrics is working its way into consumer, industrial, and government systems at an increasing pace.
February 7, 2017
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Home Office biometrics strategy is three years overdue, despite 'lack of clarity'
This means cops' face recog tech is mostly unregulated
March 8, 2016
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How biometrics are addressing privacy concerns [Q&A]
As traditional password security methods become increasingly discredited, enterprises are turning to other technologies to secure systems and transactions.
November 7, 2016
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How to make the EgisTec ES603 fingerprint reader work with Windows Hello
The EgisTec ES603 is an affordable fingerprint reader (at just $14) that can work with Windows Hello in Windows 10, but it doesn't work with Microsoft's security feature out-of-the-box. Thankfully, it's a relatively easy fix to get the two working together and your fingerprints logging you in on a daily basis.
September 21, 2016
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How to use your desktop in VR
What app do I need to use my desktop in VR?
December 2, 2016
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HTC Bundles Vive HMD with GTX 1070, PCs
The CyberPowerPC bundle's page is now live on HTC's website. the bundle costs $2,058 "while supplies last." Purchasing the system and Vive HMD separately would cost roughly $1,969--it's not clear why HTC's bundle costs almost $100 more. we also wanted to clarify that HTC's financing options are available only if you select PayPal Credit as your payment option when checking out from its online store.
April 18, 2017
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Illinois senator's plan to weaken biometric privacy law put on hold
Attorneys say proposal was thanks to lobbyists hired by Facebook, Google, others.
May 27, 2016
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In India, people can now use their thumbs to pay at stores
The government scheme based on biometrics is controversial
April 14, 2017
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In photos: the evolution of the Samsung Gear VR
It all started with the Galaxy Note 4.
August 19, 2016
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Intel, Lenovo officially gone to the dogs -- with FIDO fingerprint logins
New authentication for PCs gives passwords the middle finger
September 26, 2016
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Is Biometrics Really Better?
Biometrics is a step forward, but it increases risks. what happens when the digital code for a fingerprint, iris scan, voice print or facial geometry is hacked?
September 29, 2016
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Judge: George Washington Did not Care About Biometric Data Storage
We live in a world that's constantly throwing new technology, new business, and new quandaries at us. Facebook, Google, Amazon, Uber, Twitter, and the smartphone that we use to access them all on either didn't exist, or existed very differently, as recently as a decade ago.
October 28, 2016
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Lloyds Bank offers Windows Hello facial and fingerprint recognition
Lloyds Bank customers will soon be able to log into their accounts through fingerprint scanners and facial recognition technology, rather than typing in passwords. According to the bank, it has teamed up with Microsoft to bring the Windows 10 authentication technology to its customers.
April 18, 2017
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Logitech announces BRIO - First Ever 4K Professional Webcam with HDR and Windows Hello Capability
There is finally another option for consumers who want to use a third-party camera to access the facial recognition/biometric log-in features of Windows Hello on Windows 10.
February 7, 2017
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Logitech's Brio is a luxurious 4K HDR webcam with Windows Hello biometric support
This webcam has everything you could ask for.
February 7, 2017
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Mastercard introduces a credit card with a built-in fingerprint reader
Mastercard's latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.
April 20, 2017
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Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor
Sweet MFA... but there's no documentation available for users
April 20, 2017
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MasterCard Wants to Turn your Thumbprint Into a PIN Number
On Thursday, MasterCard announced a "next generation biometric card'' which embeds fingerprint recognition into debit cards. that may not be good news.
April 20, 2017
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​Microsoft launches Skype Lite, LinkedIn links up with India's biometric ID system
Microsoft is hooking up with India's national ID system to deliver services from Skype and LinkedIn.
February 22, 2017
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Microsoft still believes hand tracking is the future of PC input
Microsoft wants to move beyond the keyboard and mouse to power the interfaces of the future. While the software maker has been investing in voice recognition and augmented reality scenarios, Microsoft's research division has made some significant progress with hand tracking. Researchers are working on software that will allow virtual environments to track and recognize detailed hand motion. the breakthroughs could apply to virtual reality headsets, or just the ability to more accurately control virtual objects on a screen.
June 27, 2016
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Microsoft Store starts selling Windows Hello BIO-key fingerprint readers for $40
Microsoft has started selling three fingerprint readers from BIO-Key that support the Windows Hello security features in Windows 10 PCs. the devices are available at Microsoft's retail stores and on its website for $39.99 each.
September 28, 2016
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MLB OKs Data-Collecting Wearable During Games
Major League Baseball has added wearable biometric monitors to its starting lineup.
March 10, 2017
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Most Face Authentication Systems can be Bypassed by 3D Models of Facebook Photos; now What?
Face authentication systems have long had a problem with being tricked by still images. However, as the authentication systems became smarter, so did the mechanisms to fool them. Security researchers from the University of North Carolina discovered that 3D models of faces made from Facebook photos can bypass the majority of face authentication systems in use today, with up to 100% success rate if the photos are taken indoors.
August 23, 2016
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NEC uses sound echoes in your ear as biometric authentication
Security is a bit of a minefield at the moment. Passwords need to be difficult to guess, two-factor authentication is less than perfect, and then there's the proliferation of apps to control access to services. It all adds up to a growing amount of security solutions we as individuals have to manage. Th
March 8, 2016
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NIST Guidelines Require Second Auth Factor When Using Biometrics
On January 30, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a public draft of new Digital Identity Guidelines. Described as "a significant update from past revisions," the new guidelines reflect evolving industry innovation and more advanced threats since the publication of the Electronic Authentication Guideline in August 2013.
February 13, 2017
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Passwords suck, and consumers want biometrics
The golden rule of password security is never use the same credentials on multiple sites. the idea is if one site suffers a breach, hackers can try the now-stolen credentials on other sites. this makes sense, yet many people still do it. you know what? I don't blame them. It can be impossible to remember all of the unique passwords, and writing them down is frowned upon too. what can be done to fix this?
June 28, 2016
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Password-free security relies on voice and user behavior to verify identity
Security providers Nuance Communications and SecureAuth are trying to help enterprises go password free.
January 26, 2017
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Password-free security uses voice, user behavior to verify identity
Security providers Nuance Communications and SecureAuth are trying to help enterprises go password free
January 26, 2017
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Peace-sign selfie fools menaced by fingerprint-harvesting tech
Cute photo? your biometrics just got raided, boffins warn
January 12, 2017
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PlayStation VR add-on experiences ranked!
PlayStation VR add-on experiences deliver new content in ways you might not expect.
February 7, 2017
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Researchers Use Developer Biometrics to Predict Code Quality
Informatics researchers from the University of Zurich have developed a not at all sinister-sounding system capable of predicting the quality of code produced by developers based on their biometric data. by using heart rate information, for example, they were able to quantify the difficulty a given programmer had in producing a piece of software. this information could then be used to identify likely sections of bad code. Pre-crime for software debugging, in other words.
May 23, 2016
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Russian facial recognition program beats Google, but big privacy questions linger
NTechLab's facial recognition app uses AI to identify a face among billions of photos in less than a second, and is one of the best in the world, but the Russian startup draws concerns from academics.
June 1, 2016
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Samsung Teases Biometric 'FaceSense' VR Controls
How should you navigate virtual interfaces? Right now the answer is via gamepads, motion controls, and other hand-based inputs. Samsung has teased a different solution called FaceSense, and as its name implies, it allows you to control VR experiences by monitoring your face's movement.
April 25, 2017
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Samsung unveils 'FaceSense' biometric VR navigation prototype
Though virtual reality is starting to gain traction, it's no doubt there are some challenges posed by the fact that as users, your connection with the outside world is pretty much non-existent. One such challenge relates to the idea of navigating your VR environment, which often means stretching your arms out to interact with UI elements. this may be awkward at times, so Samsung's newest idea seems intent on helping with this particular pain point.
April 25, 2017
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Senator behind biometric privacy act tries to remove its teeth
Proposed revisions would effectively end Illinois lawsuits against Google, Snapchat and Facebook.
May 27, 2016
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Someone's trying to gut America's strongest biometric privacy law
For years, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act has been a headache for any tech company working with facial recognition. it's a simple law, requiring a person's explicit consent before a company can make a biometric scan of their body.
May 27, 2016
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Synaptics's low-cost USB fingerprint reader could bring Windows Hello to old PCs
Your five-year old laptop may be able to use Windows Hello relatively cheaply if Synaptics has its way.
June 2, 2016
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Take-Two Didn't Violate Illinois Privacy Laws by Storing Facial Biometric Data, Court Rules
A lawsuit against video game publisher Take-Two Interactive alleged that the company violated Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by storing (with consent) the 3D facial profiles of customers that played the NBA 2K15 and 2K16 games.
January 31, 2017
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Technology's new Face
A number of organizations are using facial recognition–sometimes to replace passwords. Despite a few hiccups, the biometric technology is ready for prime-time.
January 25, 2017
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The FBI can draw on over 411 million photos for its facial recognition system
The FBI has quietly constructed a massive facial recognition system, and according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, it may not have built in the required safeguards. the bureau can draw from over 411 million photos spread across state and federal databases, including more than 173 million driver's license photos, as part of the new biometric effort.
June 15, 2016
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These devices add Windows Hello biometric authentication to any Windows 10 PC
And help to kill passwords in the process.
June 2, 2016
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This is why Sony phones in the U.S. don't have fingerprint sensors
This has crossed into 'ridiculous' territory – but we now have a better idea of why.
February 27, 2017
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This fingerprint scanner fits into a USB port and will make your old PC more secure
We know conventional passwords aren't the most secure, especially if they're re-used across multiple sites. Biometrics are often a quicker and more effective approach, but most older devices don't come with fingerprint sensors or iris scanners. Still, we don't want anyone to be able to guess our PC password. Now, Synaptics thinks it can make our old laptops more secure with its new fingerprint USB module, the Turnkey, which slips into any Windows PC's USB port. Users just have to enroll with their print, pop the USB into the port, and it'll become the primary way they'll gain access to their notebook.
June 5, 2016
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Tobii Launches Pro Lab Software and new Pro SDK for Researchers
Tobii announced that its Pro Lab software and Pro SDK are now generally available. Both tools are meant to make it easier for researchers to collect eye tracking data, combine it with other biometric markers, and hopefully use all that information to learn a little bit more about how our brains work.
March 24, 2017
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We have too many passwords. we only need one trusted, strong online identity.
Can you imagine carrying 295 driver's licenses? of course not -- so why is it okay in the digital world?
March 21, 2017
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Windows Hello gains traction with nearly 100 biometric-enabled Windows devices and accessories
It looks like Windows Hello, Microsoft's biometric security feature built into Windows 10 has been seeing quite a bit of success, as far as adoption is concerned. In a new blog post, Microsoft has announced that there are now nearly 100 biometric-enabled Windows devices and accessories on the market. In other words, securing your PC with Windows Hello has never been easier.
January 12, 2017
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You really do want to use biometrics for payments, beam banks
Visa-backed survey gives fingerprint recognition the thumbs-up
July 14, 2016
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Your Computer Might Become an Expert Lip Reader to Keep your Data Safe
Despite being the most common way to protect computers and sensitive data, passwords are a terrible security solution. So scientists at Hong Kong Baptist University are teaching computers to read a user's lips as a far more secure method of biometric security.
March 14, 2017
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HoloLens

A "HoloLens" for everyone; Microsoft is democratizing HoloLens tech
When Microsoft introduced the untethered holographic computer that is the HoloLens nearly two years ago, everybody wanted one.
November 16, 2016
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ALICE VR review: Let's get weird
Five out of ten clones disobey the corporation. Are you one of them?
January 19, 2017
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All Windows 10 PCs will support HoloLens apps next year
AR comes closer to mainstream
August 16, 2016
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Asus may be planning Microsoft HoloLens competitor in its VR push
Asus plans untethered VR headsets that could bring new 3D PC experiences
August 31, 2016
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HoloLens - Hands-on with the Windows Holographic May 2016 Update
Earlier today, Microsoft pushed out the first update for their HoloLens Development Edition to all users lucky enough to own one. Since HoloLens runs a version of Windows 10, this update comes as a standard Windows Update found under Settings.
May 31, 2016
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HoloLens Spectator View makes it easier to show off AR creations
However, it requires a special rig with a camera, a HoloLens, and 3D printed brackets
February 13, 2017
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Hololens will now Let you Test Virtual Furniture In your Real Home
And the Software will be Available on Cheaper Headsets
October 26, 2016
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How great would Pokemon Go be on HoloLens?
I want to catch a Geodude with my face. Wait, maybe not.
July 11, 2016
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Kinect to HoloLens Holograms
Joost van Schaik shares a great project that meshes the old and new worlds (so to speak).
February 16, 2017
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Microsoft announces global expansion for HoloLens
On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. announced that Microsoft HoloLens, the world's first self-contained holographic computer, is now available for preorder in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, new Zealand and the United Kingdom, with devices starting to ship in late November.
October 12, 2016
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Microsoft announces the first major update to Windows Holographic
Microsoft announced in a blog post today the first major update to Windows Holographic. the May 2016 update brings a number of new features, although the additions are fairly basic, showing how much work is needed before bringing the HoloLens to the consumer market.
May 31, 2016
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Microsoft announces Windows Holographic Platform Availability for 2017
Earlier this year during Computex 2016, it was reported that Windows 10 is the only platform among all operating systems which will be supporting mixed reality experience thanks to its Windows Holographic platform. this is the same platform that also powers Microsoft's HoloLens as well as offering a holographic shell and interaction model, perception APIs and Xbox Live services.
August 17, 2016
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Microsoft Expands HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program
Although someday Microsoft's HoloLens (or at least a future version of it) will most likely become a consumer device, for now the $3,000 HMD is an industry play. (Actually, the dev kit is $3,000; the Commercial Suite is a cool $5,000.) Microsoft has been diligently pushing it in that field, and to that end the company announced that it's expanding its HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program to another six partners in Europe.
March 13, 2017
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Microsoft explores new uses for HoloLens and mixed reality in the construction industry
In November, Microsoft announced the launch of Trimble's SketchUp Viewer for its HoloLens headset, bringing holographic mixed reality tools to professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industries. While SketchUp has provided tools for those professionals to design in 3D for some time, the new Viewer software brings those designs to life in the real world, as 3D models that can be easily manipulated and explored in detail.
January 25, 2017
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Microsoft Holographic to be part of big Windows 10 update in 2017
The Microsoft Holographic shell will be part of a major Windows 10 update in 2017, allowing mainstream PCs with the OS to run 2D and 3D apps at the same time on head-mounted displays.
August 16, 2016
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Microsoft HoloLens could help you find your keys, and also stalk your every move
Do you want a techno-photographic memory?
December 30, 2016
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Microsoft introduces a series of videos on HoloLens development
Earlier this week, preorders for the HoloLens Developer Edition started up, with the devices shipping on March 30. Microsoft also released some development tools and an emulator for those that can't afford the $3,000 price tag.
March 2, 2016
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Microsoft is bringing Windows Holographic to all Windows 10 users
Believe the hype and you're probably under the impression that virtual reality, augmented reality, or some hybrid of the two is where the future of computing lies.
August 16, 2016
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Microsoft reveals secret HoloLens processor specs
Microsoft has finally revealed exactly what's inside its HoloLens headset. While the Verge got exclusive access to a deconstructed HoloLens developer edition back in April, Microsoft has been keeping the details of its special Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) very secret.
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft reveals the processor that makes HoloLens magic happen
Microsoft's HoloLens is a potentially revolutionary piece of kit. We've tried it ourselves a number of times, and came away very impressed with the device's capabilities and potential. and since its original unveiling, we've come to learn most of what makes the magic happen under the hood. But today, we got that final piece of the puzzle as Microsoft shared details of its secretive, custom-built "holographic processing unit (HPU)".
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens
We've known for a long time that Microsoft's HoloLens relied on a custom "HPU," or Holographic Processing Unit, to provide the headset's mixed-reality mode and augmented reality capabilities. at Hot Chips this week, the company actually released some details on how the chip works and what it's capable of.
August 24, 2016
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Microsoft sheds some light on its mysterious holographic processing unit
The current HoloLens hardware only uses half of the chip's power.
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft starts shipping Windows 10 mixed reality developer kits this month
Microsoft previously let us know that a range of its OEM partners with familiar names from the PC world would be building headsets that offer mixed reality experiences on Windows 10 hardware. the first of those, from Acer, will begin shipping out to developers this month, with a phased rollout that will see developer edition headsets continue to arrive at partner doorsteps throughout the next few months.
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft Trials new HoloLens Technologies for Construction Work
Microsoft said it's working on two new technologies--Automated Progress Monitoring and Automated Bridge Damage Detection--to make its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset more useful to the construction industry. the company's working on the project with the Construction Information Technology Lab at the University of Cambridge and Trimble, which released in November the first broadly available HoloLens app, SketchUp Viewer.
January 25, 2017
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Microsoft updates HoloLens and Windows Holographic to work better with 'flat' apps
Everyday, 2D software applications are still the reality for most users, whether on HoloLens or a traditional display.
May 31, 2016
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Microsoft's new VR headset could bridge HoloLens, Windows and Xbox
Acer may be the first to start shipping an inexpensive, quality headset for Windows developers -- but this $300 device is no HoloLens.
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft's spectator view hack lets you share your HoloLens experience with others
While Microsoft's HoloLens is a fantastical innovation blending your reality with a digital facsimile; one thing it does not do very well is allow you to share this experience with others. Spectator view is a Microsoft-sanctioned hack that combines a bunch of hardware with some clever software tricks in allowing others to look in on your augmented world, in real time and in high quality.
February 13, 2017
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Microsoft's 'Holoportation' will virtually beam you into another room
The technology requires 3D cameras and a virtual realty headset
December 2, 2016
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Project-Infrared, Kinect and the HoloLens
Set Up Project-Infrared & Add Full Body Motion Tracking to the HoloLens Using a Kinect
January 5, 2017
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Share a Mixed Reality Space Between HoloLens, Vive with HoloViveObserver
Drew Gottlieb, a software developer with access to Vive and HoloLens headsets, built an experimental experience that combines both headsets in a mixed reality environment. the software also lets you use Vive controllers while donning a HoloLens.
February 2, 2017
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The best, and cheapest, HoloLens VR headsets will not be made by Microsoft
Microsoft is opening its HoloLens to a range of partners, the company announced at Computex today. this means that future VR headsets based on the HoloLens platform will come from a variety of manufacturers, and will be available in different forms, taking full advantage of Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
June 1, 2016
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The Microsoft HoloLens secret: a superpowerful 24-core processor
The "Holographic Processing Unit" can do a trillion operations per second, with each core focusing on a particular task.
August 23, 2016
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Misc. - Numbers

6 Ways Minecraft Changes In VR
The Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta is now available on Oculus Rift, and it brings a handful of surprising changes to Minecraft's well-loved gameplay.
August 29, 2016
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10 games we want to play in Daydream VR
Google is upping the ante on Android virtual reality, and these games could be VR stars.
May 26, 2016
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9000 Solutions Group
By Rob Kantner, author of "The ISO 9000 Answer Book", provides answers to quality-related questions.
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Misc. - A

A new Gear VR headset is coming with a black scheme and minor tweaks
The change is rather minor, with a black design and a few other refinements to give the headset a sleeker look.
July 29, 2016
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A Nintendo Fan makes His Own Switch VR Headset
The Nintendo Switch is still in its earliest days, so asking when it'll get a VR peripheral is a tad premature. However, that didn't stop one clever gamer from fashioning his own Switch VR headset.
April 28, 2017
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A Taste of Tobii's Foveated Rendering and Head Tracking
For 2017, Tobii announced that it plans to bring foveated rendering technology to VR and PC gaming. we expected the company to have a working prototype of the technology in time for shows such as GDC or E3 later in the year, but Tobii had a working demo ready for CES. In addition to the early surprise, we were also able to try out the company's latest tracker that comes with an Acer new gaming monitor.
January 4, 2017
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A ton of movie studios are backing this virtual reality startup – but the startup is dropping 'VR' from its name
Vrse is now Within.
June 16, 2016
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A whole lot of people watched VR porn in 2016
The adult entertainment industry has long been a silent driver of new technologies, from ISPs to graphics cards. with virtual reality, many see porn as one of the more obvious use cases that could lead to heavy headset adoption early on.
January 6, 2017
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Acer's and HP's new Windows 10 Mixed Reality dev kits won't work well with many VR-ready PCs
Last October, Microsoft announced that its partners would be launching virtual reality headsets for users on a budget. Today, the company announced that development kits from Acer and HP are available for pre-order, starting at $299 and shipping in August.
May 11, 2017
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​Acer's Windows-ready VR headset wants to be cheap and easy to use
VR is a pain to set up. According to Microsoft, it's the top reason for VR headset returns at Microsoft Stores.
April 28, 2017
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ACM: Association for Computing Machinery
Home of one of the largest professional societies in the high-tech industry presents info on publications, special interest groups, conferences and events.
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After 24 hours inside Microsoft HoloLens, I don't want to take it off again
This feels like imagination-based computing, and it's pretty damn cool.
August 11, 2016
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Alcatel puts a twist on future tech with wireless VR headset and budget 360 Camera
VR is spreading through the tech world like red wine through a plush new carpet -- but this immersive technology is still complex, and expensive. French phone-maker Alcatel has pulled something a little different out the bag here at IFA 2016 in Berlin, with a VR headset that doesn't connect to a phone, and a 360-degree camera that does.
September 1, 2016
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Alcatel's rumored Idol 4 Pro may ship with a VR headset in the box
The rumored upcoming Alcatel Idol 4 Pro may be the first Windows 10 Mobile handset to ship with a dedicated VR headset and content, according to a new report. Much like Alcatel did with its Android-powered Idol 4S, German blog Winfuture.de claims that Alcatel could be planning to pack a headset in the box, which users could then slot the Idol 4 Pro into for viewing 360-degree content.
September 21, 2016
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Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft create Partnership on AI -- no sign of Apple
Five of the biggest names in the world of technology have joined forces to create the Partnership on AI. the aim of the group is to increase public awareness of artificial intelligence, conduct research, and promote best practice guidelines.
September 29, 2016
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AMD to cut wires from VR headsets with Nitero acquisition
Nitero's WiGig intellectual property will help AMD link wireless VR headsets to PCs.
April 10, 2017
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Amid global recall concerns, keep your Note 7 and Gear VR separated
Your Note 7 is probably fine, but be safe.
September 2, 2016
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Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with the Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm will ship a development kit that includes a VR headset with a Snapdragon 835 chip
February 23, 2017
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Anyone can make an app for Google Daydream VR now
Anyone can make a Daydream app now
January 25, 2017
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Apple beefs up AR team with top engineers
Apple has hired engineers who worked on Oculus and HoloLens VR headsets and 3D animation experts to bring augmented reality to products like the iPhone.
March 19, 2017
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Apple is exploring a bunch of AR features for the next iPhone, says Bloomberg
We've been hearing a lot about Apple's ambitions with augmented reality, and a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman adds to the intrigue. as similar stories have said in the past, Apple is reportedly working on AR glasses (which won't be ready for a while) and plans to put augmented reality features in the next iPhone.
March 19, 2017
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Apple is quietly preparing to become the king of consumer AR
It's already been established that Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, is really pumped for augmented reality, as he's previously gone on record as saying his company plans to heavily invest in the technology in the long run. and it seems that wasn't just empty talk, either, as, according to a Bloomberg report, "hundreds of engineers are now devoted to the cause" of bringing AR to Apple's products, a result of the company carefully picking up talent from around the world for several years now.
March 19, 2017
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Apple is Reportedly Thinking About Developing Digital Glasses
With all the millennials lining up to snag a pair of Snapchat's new smart sunglasses from a vending machine, it seems other tech companies are paying attention: according to a new report, Apple is apparently thinking of developing digital glasses.
November 15, 2016
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Apple may be building augmented reality glasses; Should Microsoft worry?
Rumor has it that Apple is working on augmented reality glasses that may debut in 2018.
November 23, 2016
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Apple may be eyeing Google Glass-like wearable AR glasses
The iPhone maker would enter a crowded VR and AR market where Microsoft, Facebook and Google play
November 15, 2016
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Apple said to be eyeing wearable AR glasses
The iPhone maker would enter a crowded VR and AR market where Microsoft, Facebook and Google play
November 15, 2016
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Apple VR Headset Compatible iPhone Patent Approved
When it comes to VR, for the past year Oculus and HTC have been fighting one another for the market share. Android has dominated the mobile VR market but that could change with this Apple VR headset patent being granted. a headset that will work with the iPhone. now we know that Apple is going to be revealing the new iPhone in the coming days so this could be one of the new features that the new iPhone could potentially have to offer.
September 1, 2016
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Apple will make computer hardware in the US, but it's not for you
Apple may soon start producing computer hardware in the US, though these products won't be designed for regular users. Instead, all evidence points to Apple consolidating some in-house server production in a single facility, in Mesa, Arizona.
January 10, 2017
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Apple's AR glasses project has a leader and a team
A former Dolby executive is leading the charge, Bloomberg reports.
March 19, 2017
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Apple's Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality
Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like augmented reality, which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Cook has likened AR's game-changing potential to that of the smartphone.
March 19, 2017
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Apple's reality distortion field -- coming to an iPhone near you
AR will change your reality
March 19, 2017
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AR will be startup-dominated, VR will not
I don't believe virtual reality is a good area to venture invest. I do believe augmented reality is a good place to venture invest.
July 12, 2016
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'Ark Park' Features Steep Minimum Hardware Requirements, Pushes Visual Fidelity In VR (Updated)
A change was made to clarify the relationship between Snail Games and Studio Wildcard, and also to disclose new information concerning the PSVR port of the game.
March 6, 2017
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ARM wants 2017 phones to be VR-ready with new Mali G-71 GPU; boasts 50% performance increase
You might not have heard of ARM, but the British company is responsible for designing the architecture and chips that go into most of your smart devices. Samsung, Qualcomm, and even Apple license ARM designs and then integrate them into their own silicon. So as you can imagine, it's a pretty big deal when ARM announces new processors and GPUs like it did today.
May 30, 2016
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'Arizona Sunshine' to Go Beyond Rift, Vive; will Reach PSVR In June
Vertigo Games'' highly acclaimed zombie apocalypse VR game is ambling its way from the computer room to the living room. Arizona Sunshine is coming to PSVR in June.
May 11, 2017
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ASUS Gives First Look at ASUS VR During Computex 2016
The ASUS VR made an unexpected appearance at the Computex 2016 ASUS booth, giving the first look at the upcoming mobile powered VR headset.
May 30, 2016
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Atom art: Beauty at the atomic scale
"Nature makes some beautiful patterns with atoms."
September 19, 2016
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Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021
IDC sees number of AR/VR headsets jumping dramatically as the nascent technology gains traction
March 17, 2017
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Augmented Reality Apps that Help you Explore the World
Unlock Hidden Knowledge and Virtual Monsters all Around You
December 27, 2016
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Augmented Reality market to experience explosive growth
The Augmented Reality market size at $659.7 million in 2015 is anticipated to reach $80.8 billion by 2022, according to ReportsnReports. the AR market goes from $659.7 million in 2015 to $2.6 billion in 2016, an astoundingly rapid growth for a market that really is not yet well defined.
October 4, 2016
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Away, fools, and leave me to my VR egg
This is the Telepod, a virtual reality effects chair created by Japanese hardware and software company Eje. the Telepod provides "bodysonic vibration," similar to the vibrating seats in 4D theaters.
November 3, 2016
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Awesome early access games available on Gear VR
Early access games give players the chance to check out games that aren't quite polished yet, or ready for mass consumption. you may have seen them over on Steam, without realizing there is an entire category of them available for play on your Gear VR.
September 14, 2016
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Back up, restore or migrate an Oculus Rift install with AOMEI vrBackupper
Oculus Rift may be a powerful and well-designed VR system, but its file and application management abilities aren't so smart. Early versions would only install on your system drive, games and apps are always installed to a library in the same location, and if you uninstall Oculus then all your software disappears as well.
December 21, 2016
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Best Alienware PC for VR
The Alienware Area-51 has extensive customization options and a unique, easy-access case, making it the best Alienware PC for VR.
November 28, 2016
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Best Dell PCs for VR
What is the best Dell PC I can get for VR?
November 23, 2016
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Best Desktop PC for VR
The Alienware Area 51, with its powerful hardware and easy-access, stylish case, is the best desktop for VR.
November 22, 2016
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Best free apps for Google Daydream
It's time to take phone based VR experiences to the next level with Google Daydream.
November 14, 2016
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Best games for Google Daydream
What are the best games for Google Daydream?
November 15, 2016
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Best games to play with the Gear VR controller
Picked up the new Gear VR with the new controller? These are the games you should try.
April 21, 2017
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Best Gear VR games you can play sitting down
Sometimes the best games don't require you to stand.
October 5, 2016
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Best Horror Games for PlayStation VR
What are the scariest games for PSVR?
February 13, 2017
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Best horror games for VR
What are the best horror games for VR?
September 12, 2016
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Best HTC Vive experiences for kids
What games can kids play on HTC Vive?
March 1, 2017
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Best multiplayer games for Gear VR
Games in VR are better when you get to play with friends.
October 12, 2016
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Best Oculus Early Access Rift Experiences
What are the best Rift early access titles in the Oculus app?
January 5, 2017
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Best Party Games for HTC Vive
What are the best local multiplayer games for HTC Vive?
February 16, 2017
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Best RPGs for HTC Vive
What are the best RPGs for my HTC Vive?
December 30, 2016
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Best Standing Room Only games for HTC Vive
What are the best Vives games for people with limited space?
October 14, 2016
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Best VR Headset for Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Make sure you have the VR Headset which offers the most complete experience for Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
April 25, 2017
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Bethesda's Parent Company ZeniMax Accuses John Carmack of Stealing "Thousands of Documents" Developing Oculus
Zenimax accuses Luckey of using their technology and stealing their documents to develop their product.
August 23, 2016
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Beyond smartphones, Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets
Samsung's Exynos chip isn't just a side project anymore, and the processors have been rebranded
March 1, 2017
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Bitmovin grabs $10.3M as it looks to crack VR video adaptive streaming
It's pretty odd that even while people are chatting about producing the VR video's crazy theoretical future with 8K resolution per eye, stereoscopic rendering and light field-ready footage, I'm still here struggling to keep Louis C.K. clips from buffering on my mobile phone.
September 2, 2016
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'Bloody Zombies' Brawler Heads to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR this Year
Sometimes you just want to grab some friends, enjoy a few age-appropriate beverages, and beat up a bunch of zombies. Or at least that's the idea behind Bloody Zombies, a one-to-four-player brawler debuting on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.
May 8, 2017
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Blu Vivo 6: Top value trendsetter marred by Chino-English mangle
The economics look good for Mediatek, though
November 28, 2016
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'Brass Tactics' Brings Tabletop RTS Gaming to VR Battlefield
Hidden Path Entertainment (Age of Empires II: HD, Defense Grid 2) was among a slew of developers at Oculus's special pre-GDC event, debuting a new VR multiplayer real-time strategy (RTS) game for the Oculus Rift (and its Touch controllers) called Brass Tactics.
February 28, 2017
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in VR is as intense as it is amazing!
Shooting your way to glory, but in spaaaace!
September 6, 2016
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Can I put an iPhone in Google Daydream?
Your iPhone can be used in Daydream View, but there are a few caveats involved.
February 3, 2017
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Can I use both of my graphics cards with VR?
Why can't I use multiple graphics cards for VR?
January 31, 2017
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Can I use my Oculus Rift without a PC?
What's a Rift without a PC?
December 14, 2016
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Carmack Takes Exception to ZeniMax Expert Witness' 'Absolute Certainty'
John Carmack, the famed software developer who is credited with creating the first 3D game engine and is currently Oculus' Chief Technical Officer, voiced his opinions of the recent ZeniMax verses Oculus lawsuit in a public Facebook post. the Oculus executive accused the plaintiff of "misdirection, and selective omissions" and said that ZeniMax's expert witness' choice of language was unscientific.
February 3, 2017
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Cases and battery mods work great with Daydream View
Will I have to take my case off to use Daydream?
November 24, 2016
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Check out Intel's 'Project Alloy' VR headset powered by Microsoft Holographic
Intel has introduced "Project Alloy," it's upcoming wireless virtual reality headset, with a trailer that shows the company's vision for a "merged reality" experience. as we previously reported, Microsoft is teaming up with Intel to provide support for its Microsoft Holographic shell for Project Alloy. It will be added to all Windows 10 mainstream PCs in a 2017 update.
August 16, 2016
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Chrome's WebVR moves to Google Cardboard at the new WebVR Experiments site
Now almost every Android phone can experience VR on Chrome through Google's new WebVR Experiments site.
April 12, 2017
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CoLab for Gear VR review: it's puzzle time!
Welcome to CoLab, the world's first VR reality game show! Well, sort of...
November 29, 2016
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Coolpad is launching Cool VR 1x in India for an immersive 3D experience
Coolpad, the Chinese smartphone maker, will release its visual reality gear for Coolpad devices, the Cool VR 1x, tomorrow in India.
June 23, 2016
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Creating 360-Degree Content with the Ricoh Theta S, Part 1: Shooting
The world of virtual reality has caught fire, and we're already seeing a second wave (after the release of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) in the form of consumer-oriented VR and 360-degree cameras. These advancements have been coming for a while, but things have accelerated.
April 13, 2017
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Creating AR and VR Apps on Windows
With summer unofficially here, many of us will be looking for summer projects to keep us cool, and what's cooler than creating Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality apps?
June 1, 2016
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Dan Ayoub is moving on from Halo's 343i team to work on Mixed Reality
343i's Dan Ayoub will be moving onto greener, more 3-dimensional pastures in Microsoft's mixed reality team very soon.
May 12, 2017
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Daydream Controller vs Gear VR Controller: What's different, what's better
Sizing up the competition is mostly pointless, unless you want something the other side has.
May 2, 2017
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Daydream View now up for order at $79, expected to go fast
The future of Google's VR efforts is now on sale.
October 20, 2016
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Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness
With a comfortable, affordable headset and a motion-sensitive controller, Daydream View gets the hardware right. now it just needs apps.
November 10, 2016
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Daydream View review: a fantastic step into the next generation of VR headsets
Google's new VR experience is a universe of possibility populated by a fistful of successful ideas.
November 10, 2016
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Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness
With a comfortable, affordable headset and a motion-sensitive controller, Daydream View gets the hardware right. now it just needs apps.
November 10, 2016
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Daydream VR hands-on: Google's "dumb" VR headset is actually very clever
Awesome on a budget: Google's virtual reality headset is full of tricks.
October 4, 2016
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Daydream VR is Google Cardboard for Grown-Ups
Grown-Ups with Google's Pixel Phone, Anyway.
November 10, 2016
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Dealing with Daydream Controller issues
How do I fix my Daydream controller?
November 21, 2016
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Dealing with lag on your Gear VR
A laggy experience is no fun for anyone.
September 14, 2016
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Dealing with nausea when using Google Daydream
Dealing with nausea is a pain, but you can take precautions to avoid it.
December 13, 2016
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Despite Concerns Over Price and Motion Sickness, VR Purchase Intent is High - Report
RPGs and sports games are among the most-anticipated genres.
July 26, 2016
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Developing for Virtual Reality: what we Learned
With the tools getting more user-friendly and affordable, virtual reality (VR) development is easier to get involved in than ever before. Our team at Clearbridge Mobile recently jumped on the opportunity to develop immersive VR content for the Samsung Gear VR, using Samsung's 360 camera.
September 26, 2016
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Developer claims PS4K upgrade 'absolutely' necessary for VR, slams PS4's performance
One of the consistent claims about the rumored PS4K upgrade is that Sony has absolutely mandated backwards compatibility. Developers are supposed to target both the PS4 and PlayStation 4K / PlayStation Neo, but they aren't allowed to introduce features or capabilities on one platform that don't work on the other. An anonymous developer has challenged that assertion, claiming that part of why Sony put the PS4K into production is because it couldn't get VR to run at its target frame rates.
May 27, 2016
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Digital Domain Launches App to View VR Content on all Mobile Platforms
Digital Domain released the Digital Domain app for iOS and Android, which lets you view the company's VR content from any mobile device, including the Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR HMDs.
April 25, 2017
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Digital Domain Launches Live VR Distribution Platform for Professional Broadcast Companies
Digital Domain revealed a live distribution platform for VR, complete with tools for creating broadcast-quality VR content, a camera to capture said content, and a place in the cloud to store and distribute live and pre-recorded VR video.
April 24, 2017
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Dispatches from GDC 2017: VR creators use film techniques to make immersive games
The co-founders of Steel Wool Studios detail how they used storytelling elements from film to make their virtual reality content more immersive.
March 6, 2017
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Dlodlo's VR headset almost looks like real sunglasses – I just wish it fit me
Wearable tech for mannequins
August 10, 2016
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Do multiple monitors affect VR gaming performance?
Multiple monitors are cool - but could they be hurting your VR experience?
March 19, 2017
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Doing more with Guardian for Oculus Touch
Walk with purpose, and keep your arms still.
December 22, 2016
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Doom May Have Solved VR's Traversal Problem
Warp speed ahead.
August 08, 2016
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Driveclub VR review: a full-on adrenaline rush
Sony shows how VR racing can be a truly amazing experience with Driveclub VR.
December 19, 2016
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Elsewhere is a fun 3D toy, and also everything wrong with VR hype
Cool idea, bad framing
September 22, 2016
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Epic founder claims HTC Vive is outselling the Oculus Rift "two to one"
The beginning of a rift between Epic and Oculus?
January 11, 2017
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Every Chrome VR site you can visit through Google Daydream
Now you can browse the internet in VR with the help of Daydream.
February 22, 2017
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Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next
Just go ahead and install all of them. you know, for fun.
November 17, 2016
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Every Oculus experience that supports Touch gamepad emulation
What Oculus experiences support Touch as a gamepad?
May 2, 2017
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Everything we know about the Vive Tracker
HTC recently introduced the Vive Tracker a new way of bridging the gap between VR and the real world. Here's everything we know about the device so far.
February 10, 2017
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Everything we know so far about Windows VR
What is Windows Mixed Reality?
April 20, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Google Daydream
What is Google Daydream?
November 11, 2016
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Everything you need to know about MakeVR
Bring all of your creations from VR into the real world using Make VR.
April 28, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Samsung Gear VR
First things first: what is a Gear VR?
August 23, 2016
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Everything you need to know about Supersampling for Oculus Rift
Lets talk about making your Rift games look a little nicer!
February 20, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the Gear VR Controller
The Samsung Gear VR finally has an official contrtoller.
February 28, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Windows Holographic VR
Coming along in the Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft is putting a big emphasis on 3D creation. as part of those efforts, the company announced that the holographic computing platform leveraged by HoloLens will be dipping its toes into virtual reality with Windows Holographic VR.
October 26, 2016
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Everything you need to know about YouTube on Google Daydream
Enjoying YouTube in VR is a blast with Daydream View.
February 9, 2017
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Everything you need to make your Samsung Gear VR an amazing experience
You're gonna wait accessories to get the most out of your Gear VR.
August 30, 2016
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Everything you need to troubleshoot Google Daydream
Dealing with issues in VR can be frustrating, but we've got the fixes you're looking for.
December 16, 2016
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Everywhere you can go to try VR before you buy!
Where can I try VR before buying?
December 13, 2016
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Experience Mirror's Edge Catalyst In VR
Thanks to the power of Nvidia's new screenshot feature, Ansel, you're able to take awesome stills of video games such as Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, the Witcher 3, and a bunch more still to come. Ansel also lets users take regular and monoscopic or stereoscopic, panoramic screenshots. we did just that and compiled a video that allows you to step into the futuristic city of Glass.
August 26, 2016
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Exploring multiplayer shooters and the limitations of VR
How does a fast-paced multiplayer experience hold up on the HTC Vive?
August 22, 2016
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Eye tracking is coming to HTC Vive: Here's what you need to know
aGlass brings eye tracking support to the HTC Vive - here's what you should know!
May 8, 2017
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Eyes in Google's Daydream View
Stepping into Google's super powered Google Cardboard.
October 5, 2016
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Facebook aims to crush Snapchat with augmented reality
The company's camera features focus on creating an open developer platform for augmented reality.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook bought a startup to make its 360-degree videos sound better
Facebook wants more VR content. this acquisition might help.
May 23, 2016
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Facebook buys Two Big Ears and makes its VR audio tool free
Facebook repackages the Scottish company's VR audio platform as "Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation" and makes it free.
May 23, 2016
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Facebook is working on AR glasses, but it will take awhile
Augmented reality glasses could change the way people live day to day. Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer says the company is working toward that future.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook Launches Its "In-Person" VR Hangout App for Oculus Rift
The free download requires both an Oculus Rift and Touch.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR
Users can grab 1080p or 4K video, without degrading performance
April 19, 2017
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Facebook lost its Oculus lawsuit and has to pay $500 million
A jury ruled Oculus founder Palmer Luckey violated a non-disclosure agreement.
February 1, 2017
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Facebook ordered to pay $500 million to ZeniMax in Oculus Rift lawsuit
Facebook-owned Oculus must pay half a billion dollars to game company ZeniMax after a Texas jury deliberated in a case about the Oculus Rift headset. the jury found that Oculus co-founder, Palmer Luckey, failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement.
February 2, 2017
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Facebook Spaces wants you to hang out with your friends in VR
The company's new Spaces app for Oculus Rift launches Tuesday.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook's Gear VR app allows you to view 360-degree photos and videos
Although some may still consider it to be a niche product, virtual reality is steadily becoming more available and popular. While Oculus VR and the HTC Vive still remain inaccessible to most people due to their demanding PC specification requirements, platforms such as PlayStation VR, Gear VR, and Google Daydream/Cardboard help make quality virtual reality experiences available to the masses.
March 8, 2017
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Facebook's Zuckerberg shows some glove for Oculus
The social network's CEO does his best Spider-Man imitation during a recent visit to the VR lab.
February 9, 2017
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Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft come together to create the Partnership on AI
The world's largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet. Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming an important currency for the modern world. the data's value is rooted in its applications to artificial intelligence. Whichever company owns the data, effectively owns AI. Right now that means companies like Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, IBM and Microsoft have a ton of power.
September 28, 2016
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Farpoint for PlayStation VR: Everything you need before the game launches!
Survive the desert, find the scientists, kill the baddies, and do it all with a sweet new aim controller.
April 10, 2017
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FCAT VR: GPU and CPU Performance in Virtual Reality
Although the Oculus Rift launched almost one year ago, we still don't have a good way to benchmark graphics performance in VR. Until now. Over the past several months, we worked closely with Nvidia to test a new tool called FCAT VR, which allows us to quantify what you see in your HMD.
March 15, 2017
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Fight to the top: Silver and gold compete for the surface of a bimetallic solid
It's the classic plot of a buddy movie. Two struggling bodies team up to drive the plot and do good together. that same idea, when it comes to metals, could help scientists solve a big problem: the amount of energy consumed by making chemicals.
May 2, 2017
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Fighting virtual reality sickness
Engineers have developed a way to combat virtual reality sickness that can be applied to consumer head-worn VR displays, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard. Their approach dynamically, yet subtly, changes the user's field of view (FOV) in response to visually perceived motion, as the user virtually traverses an environment while remaining physically stationary, and significantly reduces VR sickness.
June 14, 2016
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Finch Shift is a Wireless, Camera-Free, Motion Controller System for Mobile VR
CES is a big show, and there have been a tremendous number of announcements this week, so it's no surprise when things slip through the cracks. Finch Shift could have been one of those things, but we're glad we spotted it before CES 2017 ended.
January 6, 2017
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First look: the PlayStation VR headset arrives at Ars
Sony's headset is big on comfort and big on wires
September 29, 2016
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First comparison: Google Daydream View vs Samsung Gear VR
Using your phone for VR is about to get a lot better.
October 5, 2016
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Five must-have games for your HTC Vive
Here are our top HTC Vive titles you should play today!
August 30, 2016
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Five must-have games for your Oculus Rift
Consider this your Oculus Rift starter kit.
September 1, 2016
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Fix everything quick with this Oculus Touch troubleshooting guide!
How do I fix my Oculus Touch controllers?
February 24, 2017
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For Haptics, Immersion is the Company Behind the Companies
Haptics in gaming is one of those funny things where you usually notice them only when they're done badly, like live concert audio. There are multiple companies that make haptics, and they work with all of the game designers, controller makers, and others that put haptics into games and devices.
March 16, 2017
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Four ridiculous things you can do with Microsoft HoloLens
This headset is already so full of amazing.
September 12, 2016
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Galaxy beta Program users can't play with their Gear VR right now
Be careful what you flash for.
November 18, 2016
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Galaxy Note 7 tipped for Euro release in September, new colors and updated Gear VR pictured
And there's a rose gold/blue version too!
July 29, 2016
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Gear 360 (2017) preview: Fun all the way around
When thinking of great tech, often what comes to mind is the best quality, the best specs, the best design ... but we sometimes forget what really drew us to it in the first place: the fun factor. 360 cameras came onto the scene in a big way in 2016, and while they may not be quite as hot a commodity this year, Samsung's new Gear 360 stands a good chance of rekindling the public's love for these special gadgets.
April 14, 2017
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Gear VR Protip: how to watch Netflix laying down
Watching Netflix laying down is an easy process.
May 9, 2017
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Get ready to clear some space: PlayStation VR asks for 60 square feet to play
New documentation details some serious space requirements to set up Sony's VR accessory.
July 29, 2016
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Get the most out of your Samsung Gear VR with these tips and tricks!
We've got the tricks to help you get the most out of your Samsung Gear VR.
December 6, 2016
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Getty Images CEO says VR is the next frontier for stock images, too
The storied photo service plans to equip every one of its Olympics photographers with a 360-degree camera.
June 7, 2016
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Google acquires Owlchemy Labs VR game studio
Google has acquired the VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.
May 10, 2017
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Google Acquires VR Studio Owlchemy Labs
Most VR fans know Owlchemy Labs for its two games, Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. the studio currently employs 23 employees, but it will soon have even more people in its ranks. the company was acquired today by Google.
May 10, 2017
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Google adds SoundStage developer Logan Olson to its VR team
Slowly but surely, Google is transforming itself into a formidable VR player. this week, the Daydream maker hired Logan Olson, best known as the developer of SoundStage, a well-received HTC Vive title built around a VR music studio sandbox.
April 7, 2017
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Google announces Daydream View VR headset for $79
The rise of virtual reality and augmented reality has been at the forefront of technology in the past few years, with multiple companies throwing their hat into the foray. Following in the footsteps of Oculus, Microsoft and Samsung, Google is also stepping into the ring with its Daydream View headset.
October 4, 2016
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Google announces new 'Jump' Camera, 'Jump Start' Program
Google introduced Jump Video in 2015 to make it easier to create 360-degree 3D content for VR. now the company has announced a new Jump camera, dubbed the Yi Halo, as well as a Jump Start program that will offer free access to Jump hardware and software to select filmmakers.
April 24, 2017
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Google announces three new Daydream VR games coming soon to play Store
GDC (Game Developers Conference) is in full swing, so it's no surprise that Google announced a few new games for its Daydream VR headset. These new titles will be joining Google's gaming lineup in the coming months and will be published on the play Store.
February 27, 2017
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Google Chrome Gets Virtual Reality Support
Google announced that its Chrome browser now supports virtual reality (VR) films, games, and other experiences.
February 9, 2017
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Google broadens AR horizons with native Unity support to Tango
Last year saw the launch of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro -- the first Tango AR-enabled smartphone capable of advanced 3D mapping. the concept itself was fascination, although between stability issues and a general lack of focus, the Phab 2 Pro failed to live up to its full potential at launch.
May 2, 2017
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Google buys Owlchemy Labs VR game studio
Studio behind Job Simulator says it will continue to build virtual reality content for different game platforms.
May 10, 2017
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Google Daydream is a quixotic quest to make VR normal
Perpetual novelty can only last so long
October 4, 2016
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Google Daydream is So Cool, But VR is Still best Left in the Living Room
Until I had my hands on Playstation VR I couldn't understand the need for any VR that wasn't mobile. Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard are both "good enough" experiences with price tags a mere fraction of those of hulking VR systems like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. for most people the only VR you need is the kind you show off at parties and family gatherings, and never think about again.
October 5, 2016
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Google Daydream review: the fast-casual restaurant of the VR world
Felt holster has some nice features, but we still prefer Samsung's Gear VR.
November 15, 2016
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Google Daydream View is the coziest VR headset
It's more high-tech than it looks
October 4, 2016
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Google Daydream View review:
The easiest-to-use VR headset yet is affordable but imperfect
November 10, 2016
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Google Daydream View Review: Ruined by the Light
Virtual reality on mobile is cake. Headsets run relatively cheap, and the smartphones that power it are good enough to justify their flagship-level prices sans VR capabilities.
December 6, 2016
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Google Daydream View VR, Hands On: Wasting My Time Daydreaming
The battle for the top premium mobile VR HMD is about to get heated. One year ago, today, Oculus and Samsung opened pre-orders for the first consumer Gear VR HMD. the Gear VR was arguably the first premium mobile VR system to hit the market, but the Oculus-powered HMD is about to be up against stiff competition, because Google is ready to step up to the big leagues with its own premium mobile VR offering, the Daydream View.
November 10, 2016
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Google Daydream vs Oculus Rift vs PSVR Comparison Chart
This page compares three virtual reality technologies: the Google Daydream View VR headset system, the Oculus Rift, and the PlayStation VR for PS4.
November 10, 2016
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Google Daydream: the Ultimate Guide!
Google Daydream delivers an excellent way to enjoy VR from the comfort of the couch.
December 20, 2016
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Google Debuts Pixel Smartphones, Daydream VR Headset
Like the cozy sweatshirt version of VR.
October 4, 2016
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Google Drastically Cuts Price of Daydream VR Headset
To the dismay of anyone who paid full price for it, Google slashed the price of their VR headset today, the DayDream, from $79 to $49, an almost 40 percent reduction. Part of the reason for this drastic reduction is likely that the hardware hasn't been selling too well, simply because so few devices support it.
January 17, 2017
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Google Earth VR is Like Taking a Vacation that Gives you a Headache
Let's be real: it's been a pretty stressful year. the tragedies never seem end. Harambe was shot dead in front of children. David Bowie and Prince died unexpectedly. Oh yeah, and we elected a screaming giant cheese wedge to be the next president. all of this bad news might want to make you just runaway for a while. Now, there's an easier way to do it.
November 16, 2016
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Google Expands Daydream VR Platform to all Developers
Google will now let Android developers release their apps on its Daydream platform.
January 25, 2017
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Google Expeditions can take whole classrooms on virtual field trips
Google has launched is Expeditions educational virtual reality app for Google Cardboard for everyone, following a preview release last year. Expeditions is aimed at students and schools, and allows teachers to take their students on virtual field trips. Teachers act as guides, controlling the experience for a classroom-sized set of devices on the same Wi-Fi network.
June 27, 2016
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Google focusing on content as Android VR Daydream platform gets ready for prime time
Back at Google I/O earlier this year, the Alphabet subsidiary announced on-stage it would be doubling down on its virtual reality efforts with the upcoming launch of Daydream. the new VR platform, built on top of Android 7.0 Nougat, is almost ready for debut, and Google is investing heavily to make sure there's premium content available at launch.
August 24, 2016
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Google 'Headset Removal' Brings your Face Into Mixed Reality Recordings
Google developed a technique that combines advanced technology including machine learning and 3D vision to bring your face back into mixed reality VR recordings.
February 22, 2017
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Google has shipped 10 million Cardboard VR headsets since 2014
Mobile VR usage has skyrocketed last year.
March 1, 2017
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Google highlights VR support for Chrome via Daydream
Experience virtual reality with your Daydream View and Chrome.
February 9, 2017
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Google imagines a VR future full of googly-eyed avatars
As Google develops its VR platform, Daydream, the company is sharing clips of its virtual reality concepts and prototypes. the latest tackle the problem of how to represent users in a virtual space, with Google's engineers settling on a simple solution: googly eyes.
June 8, 2016
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Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android
Today in a blog post, Google shared that the latest beta of Chrome for Android has adopted the WebVR API which will allow users to enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset.
December 13, 2016
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Google is preparing Chrome for VR
In order to display content at 60fps, Chrome has only 16ms to render each frame, including JavaScript execution, style, layout, painting, and pushing the resulting pixels to the user's screen. of that 16ms time budget, the less Chrome uses, the more time web developers have to run scripts, load content, and delight their users. Many of our recent improvements to the rendering pipeline focus on reducing the per-frame workload, rather than simply improving Chrome's raw speed.
January 30, 2017
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Google just acquired one of the most successful VR game studios
Google announced today that it's acquiring Owlchemy Labs, the VR-focused studio that created Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Owlchemy will keep releasing VR games for multiple platforms, but with backing from Google -- similar to Tilt Brush studio Skillman & Hackett, which Google acquired in 2015.
May 10, 2017
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Google Quietly Reveals Huawei Making First Third-Party Daydream Headset
Google revealed during the chaos of CES 2017 the next Daydream-ready HMD. the device is made by Huawei and, surprisingly, it has more in common with Samsung's Gear VR than it does with Google's Daydream View headset.
January 10, 2017
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Google launches second-gen Jump camera for filming VR
Google has launched the second-gen Jump and the Jump Start initiative, which gets the appropriate tech for making VR into the hands of content creators.
April 24, 2017
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Google reportedly building eye-tracking headset that mixes VR with the real world
Daydream VR is just the beginning
October 22, 2016
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Google tailored its fabric Daydream headset for VR first-timers
The $79 device is just the first move to turn Android into the de facto operating system for virtual reality.
October 4, 2016
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Google unveils Stunning 17-Camera VR Video Rig
Virtual reality is more accessible than ever with devices like Gear VR and Daydream that can plug into your smartphone. However, there's dearth of worthwhile VR video content out there. Google is trying to fix that with its Jump video platform. Today, the company has announced a new and improved VR video rig called the Yi Halo. It can film multiple 4K video streams simultaneously, then feed it all into Google's special video processor to create a VR experience.
April 24, 2017
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Google updates Daydream, allows users to check controller battery life just by looking at it
Google has now issued an update for its Daydream app that brings it to version 1.4.170314103. Although it doesn't offer a ton of new attributes, the new version does offer one very cool added feature, allowing users to check the battery life of their controller by simply looking down at it in the Daydream Home, Quick Settings or play Store in VR screens.
April 7, 2017
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Google virtual reality boss Clay Bavor says video is key for mobile VR
VR will show us things we can't get anywhere else.
November 11, 2016
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Google VR head Clay Bavor will headline An Evening with Code Mobile on November 10
The event will also feature Speakable CEO Jordan Hewson and Zipline founder Keller Rinaudo.
October 22, 2016
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Google's Daydream performance promises are falling short
Not all Daydream experiences are created equal.
December 6, 2016
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Google's Daydream View VR headset is now available in crimson red and white
Starting today, Google's Daydream View VR headset comes in two new colors: crimson (dark red) and snow (white). Both are available for immediate purchase from the company's online store, are scheduled to ship by December 8th, and are priced at $79 – same as the gray/slate version that's been on sale for a few weeks.
December 1, 2016
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Google's Daydream VR platform graduates out of beta
The timing first nicely with the upcoming launch of Google's Pixel phones, which should lead the parade of compatible hardware.
September 23, 2016
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Google's Daydream VR system will feature YouTube, Netflix, and HBO
You can explore the world by walking through Street View Maps
October 4, 2016
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Google's hardware event was really all about its AI software
The search giant wants to beat Apple and Amazon to a fully voice-enabled interface.
October 4, 2016
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Google's new VR Daydream View will cripple your phone
Mmmm, soft, tactile, sensuous fabric... wait, why is your head on fire?
November 11, 2016
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Google's Tilt Brush Heads to Oculus Rift
Google announced that Tilt Brush, its virtual reality painting app, is now available for the Oculus Rift. this is the first time the app has expanded to a new platform; it was previously exclusive to the HTC Vive, and Tilt Brush hasn't even been released for Google's own Daydream VR platform yet.
February 21, 2017
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Google's Tilt Brush Toolkit Expands VR Sketches to other Experiences
Google released Tilt Brush Toolkit to make it easy to use virtual reality (VR) sketches made with its painting app in films, games, and other experiences.
January 19, 2017
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Google's VR team hires developer behind one of the Vive's best apps
Logan Olson, developer of awesome virtual reality music creation tool SoundStage, is joining Clay Bavor's VR team at Google. SoundStage lets you assemble and operate a music studio in the virtual space around you using the HTC Vive headset and wireless controllers -- it's like Tilt Brush for techno. I said it "feels like a visionary application" after spending time with it last year.
April 7, 2017
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Hands-on with LG's high-res, more comfortable SteamVR prototype
The HTC Vive gets some direct competition from a Korean competitor.
March 2, 2017
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Hands-on: Oculus Rift's Spaces shows Facebook doesn't understand social VR
Facebook's first stab at social VR is cold, sterile, and very corporate. There are better options for digital hangouts.
April 19, 2017
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Here are our favorite things to do in Google Earth VR
What is there to do in Google Earth VR?
May 8, 2017
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Here are the most common HTC Vive issues and how to fix them!
Experiencing issues with your HTC Vive? Here are some common issues and the easiest ways to fix them!
August 29, 2016
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Here's a closer look at the new Gear VR controller
When Google introduced the Daydream View, the biggest thing that stood out to us was its dedicated controller — a simple device that could be used as both a playback remote and a game controller, thanks to its built-in motion sensing capabilities. we found it to be a much better solution for interacting with virtual interfaces than other then-current solutions (e.g., stare at something until it registers your input or use a cumbersome d-pad-like thing on the side of the headset).
March 1, 2017
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Here's an Asus VR headset with fancy leather straps
Asus didn't mention this during their laptop- and phone- and robot-packed Computex Taipei press conference, but in the demo area there's a virtual reality headset on display behind glass; other than the name "Asus VR" emblazoned above it, there's zero explanation of what it actually is. But! It does have stitched leather straps, which look a little too ZenWatch-like for my taste but are arguably more fashion-forward than the likes of the HTC Vive.
May 30, 2016
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Here's every PlayStation VR game we've played so far, ranked!
We've been playing PlayStation VR games for a little while now.
September 21, 2016
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Here's how you access YouTube links in Daydream
Opening up YouTube links in Daydream is easy, provided you know what you're doing.
March 1, 2017
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Here's some of the best titles coming to Oculus Rift in 2017
Here's what to look out for in 2017 for Oculus Rift!
February 28, 2017
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Here's what to do when your Daydream controller won't charge
Dealing with a remote that won't charge is frustrating, but there is an easy way to deal with it.
March 13, 2017
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Here's what we're playing in VR this week!
There's always something new and interesting to play.
March 28, 2017
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Here's what you need to know about Viveport
What is Viveport?
October 4, 2016
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Here's what you need to know about wireless VR
Wireless VR looks to be the next big thing, and here's what you can expect!
March 9, 2017
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Heroes of the Seven Seas review on Gear VR: Battle on the high seas
Adventure awaits on you the high seas.
September 28, 2016
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Homido's V2 headset is a huge upgrade over the original!
Homido V2 brings some much needed upgrades to a great VR headset.
August 11, 2016
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Hot Wheels' AR app is a poor excuse for AR technology
The Hot Wheels line of toy cars seems like it would be an ideal candidate for augmented reality. Just take your phone and build the virtual track in your living room without the constraints of budget and physics of real-world plastic tracks and toy cars.
February 20, 2017
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How do I use the Gear VR camera?
One of the less talked about features on Samsung's Gear VR is the passthrough camera. It allows you to use a camera and see your actual surroundings, which can be handy in a pinch.
September 20, 2016
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How Gear VR Adds new Levels of Immersion to Gaming
The name of the game in gaming today is immersion. Gamers want to do more than simply guide a character across a screen. they want an experience that places them squarely in the heart of the action, whether they're charging into a battle or exploring a new world.
February 3, 2017
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How Microsoft's mixed reality strategy may augment its Home Hub and IoT visions
There was a time when the projection of virtual objects onto our real world required the power of movie magic and special effects.
January 4, 2017
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How one company is working with Valve to remove the wires from the HTC Vive
Pocket Wi-Fi "gadget" could remove the annoying tether to a PC tower.
September 1, 2016
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How to 3D Print anything created in VR
You can go from VR art to physical creation in hours.
February 2, 2017
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How to clean Daydream View
Your Daydream View is probably easier to clean than you think!
January 13, 2017
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How to connect a Controller to your Gear VR
Pairing your new Gear VR controller will only take a minute, and it's a breeze.
April 20, 2017
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How to deal with a green haze in your PlayStation VR
You aren't imagining it, there's a green haze in your PlayStation VR.
February 8, 2017
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How to deal with gamepad issues on Gear VR
Controller issues can be frustrating, but we've got the solutions to help you out.
October 14, 2016
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How to deal with jerky head and controller tracking
Jerky head or controller tracking can be frustrating, but it is easy to fix.
October 27, 2016
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How to deal with severe battery drain through your Gear VR
Severe battery drain means you can't spend nearly enough time in VR, but there is a quick fix to get you back on track.
February 13, 2017
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How to deal with YouTube VR crashing
Dealing with a crashing app can be irritating, but there are a few things that can help.
March 24, 2017
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How to enable VR for Elite: Dangerous
Are you ready to sit in your favorite ship?
February 24, 2017
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How to fix a stuck keyboard in your Gear VR
Getting the keyboard to open in Samsung Internet is easy, but closing it requires an extra step.
February 15, 2017
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How to fix apps stuck in Daydream Mode
How do I stop apps from launching in VR mode?
November 22, 2016
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How to fix audio issues with the HTC Vive
Here's what to look out for if you're experiencing HTC Vive audio issues!
September 29, 2016
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How to fix Audio Sync issues on your Gear VR!
Audio issues can make games and experiences much less enjoyable but there are ways to deal with it.
April 26, 2017
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How to fix drift problems with Daydream View
Having your controller drift off while you're in the middle of a game can be frustrating, but it is fixable.
February 10, 2017
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How to fix display issues in your Gear VR
What do you do when the Gear VR display is messed up?
February 3, 2017
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How to fix error 208 with driver uninstall issue on HTC Vive
Why do I have to reinstall drivers every time I use my HTC Vive?
April 21, 2017
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How to fix Oculus Rift audio problems
Why isn't sound working properly in my Rift's built-in headphones?
September 7, 2016
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How to fix Oculus Rift calibration problems
How do I fix a tilted or laggy display in Oculus Rift?
September 19, 2016
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How to fix screen-mirroring issues with PlayStation VR
Why can't I see an image on my TV?
November 9, 2016
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How to fix the left display cutting out in Oculus Rift
Why is the left display in my Rift going black in Robo Recall and SUPERHOT VR?
April 17, 2017
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How to fix your screen going black while playing PlayStation VR
A sudden black out can ruin your enjoyment of VR, but don't worry, it's easy to fix.
January 26, 2017
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How to get the best deal when selling your VR headset
Where do I sell my VR headset?
November 17, 2016
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How to get the best fit for your Oculus Rift
How do I put on my Oculus Rift?
October 3, 2016
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How to get the best fit for your VR headset!
How do I get the best fit from my VR headset?
August 25, 2016
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How to get the best PlayStation VR stream on Twitch
Share your PlayStation VR adventures with the world! We'll show you how.
November 1, 2016
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How to get the most out of Oculus Touch batteries
They're already pretty good. this is how you make them better.
December 21, 2016
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How to hide VR porn on your Gear VR
Hiding VR porn your Gear VR is far easier than you think, and we've got the details on how to do it!
January 17, 2017
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How to install VR games from Green Man Gaming
Is it worth going green? Here's what to consider!
January 16, 2017
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How to livestream your Gear VR to Facebook
Streaming your Gear VR to Facebook is easier than you think.
April 19, 2017
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How to make your own mixed reality VR setup (It's surprisingly easy)
All you need is a camera, a capture card, and one spare Vive controller.
June 22, 2016
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How to mirror Oculus Home on your Desktop
How can I see Oculus Home in my Rift and on my desktop?
December 22, 2016
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How to pair a controller with your Oculus Rift
How do I connect my controller and remote to my Oculus Rift?
October 7, 2016
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How to pair your phone with the HTC Vive
How do I pair my phone with my Vive?
September 2, 2016
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How to play Oculus Touch games on the HTC Vive
Oculus Touch is finally here, with a whole range of exclusive titles! But what does this mean for HTC Vive owners?
December 16, 2016
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How to play Xbox One games in virtual reality with an Oculus Rift
Here's how to play your Xbox One games in virtual reality using Xbox One Streaming and an Oculus Rift!
December 23, 2016
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How to pre-order Oculus Touch controllers
As announced during the Oculus Connect 3 keynote, October 10th is the first day you can pre-order Oculus Touch controllers for shipping in December. If you're not sure you need Oculus Touch to enhance your VR experiences, check out our extended hands on with the hardware. If you're ready to jump in right now and get yourself some new VR experiences with your Oculus Rift, here's what you need to know.
October 10, 2016
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How to protect your PlayStation VR lenses
How do you deal with scratches on the PlayStation VR lenses?
November 7, 2016
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How to reset your Gear VR controller
While being forced to reset your controller can be frustrating, it is easy.
April 20, 2017
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How to sell VR to the masses, according to Sony
As recently as last year, you could position virtual reality headsets sort of like runway fashion designs: as abstractly stylish and futuristic things that the vast majority of people will never have to even consider purchasing, and could therefore admire from afar.
October 10, 2016
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How to stream your PC desktop to your Gear VR
How do I mirror my desktop on my Gear VR?
April 5, 2017
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How to switch hands with Google Daydream
Switching between which hand uses the remote is a breeze on Google Daydream!
January 4, 2017
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How to take care of your HTC Vive controllers
Keep your HTC Vive looking as good as new!
October 5, 2016
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How to travel with your Oculus Rift
How do I use my Rift on the go?
October 13, 2016
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How to turn off Gear VR safety warnings
Gear VR has safety warnings that pop up when you start up the VR headset, but you can turn them off.
April 25, 2017
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How to use Bluetooth headphones with Google Daydream
Audio is an integral part of enjoying Google Daydream, make sure you get the best experience possible.
January 11, 2017
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How to use Leap Motion with your Oculus Rift
Get your hands involved in VR!
December 9, 2016
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How to use Oculus Home
Get to know your Gear VR home page, Oculus Home.
October 3, 2016
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How to use Oculus Home without a credit card
How do I use Oculus Home without a credit card?
October 4, 2016
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How to use Oculus Voice with your Rift
How do I use voice commands with my Oculus Rift?
March 10, 2017
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How to use the Oculus Browser on the Gear VR
A good browser in VR is hard to come by, but Oculus nails it with the Gear VR.
April 20, 2017
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How to use the Oculus Store
How do I use the Oculus Store?
October 11, 2016
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How to use the Windows Mixed Reality simulator in Windows 10 Creators Update
How do I use mixed reality apps in Windows 10?
April 17, 2017
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How to watch 360-degree YouTube on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
Who do you have to pay to get some YouTube around here?
April 24, 2017
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How to watch 3D movies on your Gear VR
How do I watch 3D movies in my Gear VR?
January 25, 2017
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How to watch Plex in your Gear VR
Plex gives you the ability to watch your movies and tv shows, listen to your music, or look at your photos, no matter where you are using the Plex app. While there isn't a Plex app available for Gear VR quite yet, that doesn't mean that you can't use Plex while you're in VR. It just requires a few extra steps to get there, instead of opening an app.
April 11, 2017
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How virtual reality is transforming the sports industry
After a failed stint in the 1990s, virtual reality made its reappearance last year with headsets such as Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift. But this time, it's here to stay and, in less than a year, it's already drawn attention and investment from venture capitalists and tech giants such as Facebook, and has made huge impact across a great many industries, including sports.
September 15, 2016
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How Working in VR Could Make you More Productive
If you're willing to strap on a headset and headphones, virtual reality can immerse you in another world. this teleportation act is great for gaming, but it also got me thinking: can the distraction-dimming effects of VR transport the typical office worker out of an open office and away from chatty co-workers, and perhaps help with focus and productivity in the process?
November 16, 2016
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HTC announces Vive Studios for the HTC Vive
The console model for VR, again.
December 9, 2016
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HTC brings integrated audio to its Vive VR headset with a new accessory
When the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched there were a number of things debated in terms of finding superiority on one system or another, but pretty much everyone was a fan of the integrated headphones on the Rift.
January 4, 2017
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HTC Design VP Jumps Ship for Google's Daydream
Claude Zellweger, HTC's now-former VP of Design, left the company to join the Google Daydream design team. HTC didn't announce the departure of its product design lead, nor did Google announce the addition to its Daydream team--Zellweger nonchalantly revealed the news via Twitter on January 25.
January 26, 2017
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HTC pushes commercial virtual reality with packaged offer
Vive Business Edition to cost $1,200, including customer support
June 9, 2016
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HTC sells factory to fund its VR operations
The HTC Vive VR headset got off to a good start for the company when 140,000 units sold in the first seven months ended last November. Each unit retails for close to $800. for all of 2016, it is estimated that 450,000 Vive units were sold, bringing in $360 million in gross revenue. While handsets still bring in the majority of HTC's cash, last year CEO and co-founder Cher Wang said that VR is more important to HTC than its lumbering smartphone business.
March 16, 2017
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HTC to develop VR Headset for U Ultra Smartphone
During a launch event for the U Ultra, HTC announced that it will also be developing a mobile VR headset for its newest smartphone. Though exact details are currently unknown, the company president did say that it will not "be a phone slapped onto a headset," but will be something else entirely.
February 16, 2017
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HTC Vive accessory guide
Helping you find cool accessories for your HTC Vive.
August 29, 2016
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HTC Vive against a green screen shows what VR worlds really look like
It's hard to convey what's going on inside a VR headset. Even if you can put a smoothed-out 2D image on a second screen for the benefit of onlookers, they won't get the sense of immersion that comes from having head-tracked screens blasting images into your eyeballs. how can you show off what it feels like to be in another world?
June 8, 2016
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HTC Vive now ships in 2-3 business days, more US demo locations added!
HTC has announced that online orders for its HTC Vive virtual reality headset are now taking two to three business days to ship to customers. In addition, the demo locations for the Vive will expand in June to over 100 retail stores.
June 7, 2016
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HTC Vive Price Rises In the UK Following Brexit Currency Fluctuations
A steep £70 raise.
August 04, 2016
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HTC Vive versus Oculus Rift: Which should you buy?
Should I buy the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive?
August 26, 2016
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HTC Vive will soon be more expensive in the UK, thanks to post-Brexit pound devaluation
HTC will be adjusting the price of the Vive VR headset in the UK due to changes in the value of the pound. While the headset was previously priced at £689, it will now come in at £759.
July 29, 2016
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HTC Vive: the Ultimate Guide
if you're new to the HTC Vive or a VR veteran, this is your ultimate guide!
January 24, 2017
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HTC will show off its first in-house VR game, Front Defense, at Computex
HTC will be showing off its first in-house VR game for the HTC Vive at Computex this year. the game, which is called Front Defense, is the first title from the company's internal VR software startup called FANTAHORN Studio. the developers are actually independent content developers that include a few HTC employees. HTC is sponsoring the team, and they are dedicated to working only on their VR content. It features a variety of weapons, from guns to grenades, along with epic battlefield fights and much more.
May 26, 2016
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HTC's head VR designer joins Google as industrial design director
Claude Zellweger announced the departure in a tweet late Wednesday night. the designer had joined HTC in 2008 after his design agency, One & Co, was acquired by the Taiwanese tech giant. Zellweger went on to become the VP of Design at HTC in 2014 where he's dedicated himself to efforts in defining the brand strategy and execution of Vive.
January 26, 2017
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HTC's new Vive payment plans diffuse the high cost of PC virtual reality
The HTC Vive is getting an installment payment plan and some new accessories.
February 27, 2017
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Huawei announces Honor VR 360-degree camera
VR is widely viewed as the 'next big thing' and everybody wants their piece of the pie. Chinese manufacturer Huawei is no exception and at an event in Beijing the company has announced the release of a clip-on 360-degree camera for smartphones. It will be developed by Insta360 and marketed under Huawei's sub-brand as the Honor VR Camera.
February 23, 2017
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Hubblo VR bringing 4K Stereoscopic 360-Degree Video Camera to the Masses
Hubblo VR revealed an affordable, portable, 4K, stereoscopic, 360-degree, live-streaming camera that will hit the market in the spring for $999.
January 3, 2017
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Hugo Barra to Lead Facebook's VR Efforts
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Hugo Barra, who previously worked at Google and Xiaomi, will lead Facebook's virtual reality (VR) work.
January 26, 2017
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I tried Acer's Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset - here are my impressions
This week, I attended Acer's Next@Acer press conference in New York City, where I was able to try out the company's Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition HMD (head-mounted display). Microsoft said that the HMDs began shipping last month, but unfortunately, you can't buy them just yet.
April 28, 2017
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If your Gear VR has frozen after you reorient the screen, give this a shot!
Being unable to reorient your display is frustrating, but there is a way to deal with the problem.{.intro}
March 14, 2017
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IGN Launches a new VR Channel
A single place for all the latest in VR and AR news.
September 23, 2016
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Our diverse customer base includes integrators, OEM's and end-users. how can we help you?
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ImmerVision Showcased Its Magical Panomorph Camera Technology at Immersed 2016
Immersed 2016 was filled with product showcases and demonstrations from a wide variety of companies. the event had a public showcase in the Ontario Science Center special events hall where you could try one of more than a dozen HTC Vive systems, a couple of large-scale multiplayer virtual reality games, the Vrvana Totem, TReality TBow, along with another half dozen product demos.
October 26, 2016
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Impressions: Oculus' Touch controllers fix the Rift's biggest omission
Early motion-controlled software shows the importance of using your hands in VR.
November 21, 2016
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Impulse Gear Confirms 'Farpoint' Features Co-Op, Launches Mid-May with PSVR Aim Controller
When Impulse Gear's Farpoint launches in May, you won't have to explore the alien world you're lost on alone. the developer revealed the game has co-operative gameplay.
March 3, 2017
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In-circuit emulators, Embedded Development Tools
In-circuit emulators, Debuggers, Simulators, Embedded Development Tools.
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InContext Solutions raises $15.2M to bring retail experiences into VR
Virtual reality offers businesses the ability to see consumer habits in digital environments before committing the resources to actually building out those environments in the real world.
October 22, 2016
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Inside 8i, the VR company trying to take holographic videos to the mainstream
VR / AR, without the headset
February 13, 2017
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Inside Intel's race to build a new reality
The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus by Facebook in 2014 lent the neo-futurist hobby a decidedly shortened timeline for consumer adoption. to the tech titans operating alongside it, the purchase was a signal. Mobile's most prominent success story was setting its eyes on what could possibly be the next platform shift. to the companies that had been burned by mobile, this was a signal to act on virtual reality.
November 3, 2016
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Inside-Out Position Tracking Software for VR, AR Device OEMs: Eonite announces Vantage Head Tracker
Eonite, a company that specializes in computer vision technology, revealed a multi-platform software package that enables 6-degrees of freedom (6DoF) inside-out tracking capabilities for any device with depth sensing cameras, such as VR and AR HMDs, drones, or robots.
January 12, 2017
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Integrated GPUs look like they'll be good enough for Windows 10's VR
Not only will the headsets be cheaper, so too will the PC needed to run them.
November 21, 2016
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Interview: Oculus VP on Moving Forward After a $500 Million Settlement
The PR of VR.
March 1, 2017
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Intel blew it on mobile. now it's trying to avoid missing out on virtual reality.
The chip giant hopes that VR, connected cars and other devices will play to its strengths.
August 16, 2016
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Intel creates a cordless VR headset
So by now you've heard of head-mounted displays like the Oculus and Vive, yeah? Well, Intel's been looking to jump into that game too. the processor manufacturer just announced Project Alloy – a fully featured virtual reality headset that's totally wireless.
August 18, 2016
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Intel doubles down on Project Alloy as the savior of the PC
The jury's still out on whether anyone's going to buy Intel's VR vision, though.
August 17, 2016
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Intel is leaving PCs behind to highlight VR and IoT at IDF
This week's Intel Developer Forum is Intel's most important ever as the company lays out a new future.
August 15, 2016
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Intel is working on a depth sensor for the HTC Vive
It's looking like virtual reality will take center stage at Intel's Developer Conference in a couple weeks. Dimitri Diakopoulos, an engineer on Intel's VR team tweeted out an image of an HTC Vive with an attachment featuring six camera holes that could be used for a hand-tracking system or something similar.
August 03, 2016
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Intel Made a VR Headset and it's Totally Cord-Free
Intel just announced its own virtual reality headset called Project Alloy, a VR competitor to the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the forthcoming PlayStation VR headsets. But what separates the Alloy from the pack is that it's completely wireless (the wire above is for capturing video for the demo) and it should give you complete spatial awareness without all the dongles the Rift and Vive currently require.
August 16, 2016
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Intel Teases Depth Camera for Vive HMD
Intel's annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is still two weeks away, but one of the would-be surprises has been revealed a little bit early. Intel has developed a depth sensing camera accessory that attaches to HTC's Vive HMD.
August 03, 2016
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Intel working on depth-sensing accessory for the HTC Vive
The HTC Vive is one of the best, high-end virtual reality headsets around, but it might soon become even better with a little help from Intel. the giant chip maker seems to have plans to unveil an accessory for the Vive head-mounted display.
August 05, 2016
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Intel's all-in-one Alloy VR headset doesn't require a PC or smartphone
"Mixed reality" device can see hands, objects, people with inside-out tracking.
August 16, 2016
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Intel's lack of potent graphics may hurt in VR and AI chase
Intel is offering a plethora of chips for the fast-growing markets of artificial intelligence, VR, and AR, but it doesn't have a high-performance GPU
August 17, 2016
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Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots
Intel's new Atom T5500 and 5700 chips -- codenamed Broxton -- have Gen9 integrated graphics processors
August 19, 2016
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Intel's new Project Alloy is a wireless VR headset for 'merged reality'
Today, Intel announced a new virtual reality reference design it's calling Project Alloy, a cordless system the company says contains everything you need to have a VR experience without extraneous components.
August 16, 2016
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Intel's Project Alloy will offer the first open-source, third-party 'HoloLens' headset
However, it's using VR, not augmented reality like the HoloLens.
August 16, 2016
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Into the VOID: the Ghostbusters Dimension VR experience
I had one ambition as a child: to become a Ghostbuster. Life then taught me that it wasn't a possibility (sadly), and I gave up on it... in this dimension. Turns out, if I swap dimensions, I can become what I was always meant to be. the Ghostbusters Dimension VR experience at Madame Tussaud's in NYC allows visitors to step in and bust ghosts with the best of them.
January 20, 2017
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Introducing HoloLamp: Portable, Projector-Based, Glasses-Free Augmented Reality
This year at the big show, augmented reality moves from a futuristic idea towards a tangible consumer product. Microsoft started selling its Hololens developer kits in 2016, but one of those will set you back $3000. Meta just started shipping Meta 2 developer kits to early customers.
January 5, 2017
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IoT and AI Adoption Outpace VR at Businesses
Businesses are likelier to embrace the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence before buying virtual reality headsets and 3d printers, finds a new study from Spiceworks.
December 6, 2016
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Is Google working on an eye-tracking headset?
The company's standalone VR headset project is reportedly alive and well -- and it might keep track of where your eyes are pointing.
October 22, 2016
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Is storytelling the key to VR's future?
Virtual reality may be the closest to teleportation we will ever have in our lifetime.
May 25, 2016
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Is that a PC on your desk? Windows hybrids, Macs and iPads struggle for share
As the lines between tablets and laptops continue to blur, it gets harder to tell what's a PC and what isn't. Even the two biggest research firms can't agree. No wonder the rest of us are confused.
November 1, 2016
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Is VR a leap back in time for the games industry?
When we look back through the annals of time, there, etched in the history books will be "2016: the year of VR." and what a year it's been. We've already seen the Samsung VR launch to great applause, but with the imminent release of the PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift devices, the VR sector is about to shift into overdrive.
October 19, 2016
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It's a breeze to manage your notifications on Gear VR
We've got the details on how to manage those pesky notifications when you're in VR.
September 13, 2016
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It's called virtual "reality" for a reason
It all started with a fish tank. It was the 1990s, while I was in grad school working on a project for University of Michigan's Advanced Technology Lab in their EE department. Someone at another university had aimed a webcam at the office fish tank and published the feed on the early web.
January 24, 2017
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It's complicated: Oculus and Croteam explain controversial Serious Sam VR exclusivity offer
The VR community exploded after a Croteam employee alleged that Oculus tried to buy exclusivity for Serious Sam VR. the truth is a bit more nuanced.
June 14, 2016
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Join us on AltSpace for a VR Heads meetup!
We're hosting a meetup, and would love for you to be there!
August 24, 2016
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Jury awards ZeniMax $500 million in Oculus VR lawsuit
A jury in Dallas, Texas has awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million after finding that Palmer Luckey (and by extension Oculus VR) violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. the jury also found Oculus guilty on charges related to false designation and copyright infringement. Oculus was notably found not guilty on charges related to claims by ZeniMax that the company stole trade secrets to create the Rift headset, Polygon reports.
February 1, 2017
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Kids can use VR, but be careful!!!
You aren't going to harm your child by letting them check out VR.
March 3, 2017
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Leaked injury reports suggest that Apple is working on AR glasses
Last month, we told you that the often rumored AR glasses reportedly being worked on by Apple are at least one-year away. Apple is quite high on AR right now with none other than CEO Tim Cook stating that Augmented Reality is going to be "huge."
April 20, 2017
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Learn the Net: your Human Face to Cyberspace
A combination Internet guide and beginners' tutorial, courtesy of Paradesa Media.
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LeEco Takes Aim at Samsung Gear VR with Its Own Mobile 'ExploreVR' HMD
Another company has thrown its hat into the VR ring, as LeEco joined the ranks of Huawei and ZTE as a Chinese multinational making a push for recognition and success in the U.S.
October 19, 2016
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LeEco's bringing two phones and a VR headset to the US
Go big or go home, right? LeEco threw a heck of a lot at the proverbial walls today during its big event in San Francisco designed to introduce the so-called "Netflix of China" to the US. it's a lot to take in, particularly for those who had never heard of the company until now, but at least the its mobile devices are reasonably straightforward.
October 19, 2016
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Lenovo announces Three new Mobile Workstations, One VR-Ready Model
Lenovo unveiled three new thin and light mobile workstations at Solidworks World 2017--the ThinkPad P51s, P51, and P71. all of the new laptops offer Nvidia Quadro graphics options, with one of the models sporting VR-ready performance.
February 6, 2017
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Lenovo just signed a chip deal that points to a VR future
Lenovo has signed a deal with Movidius, whose vision technology is used in Google's Project Tango
June 7, 2016
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Lenovo planning new AR, VR devices with Google's Project Tango
Lenovo is also looking at Google's DayDream VR platform.
June 9, 2016
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Lenovo readies VR-ready Google Daydream devices
Lenovo is making a push into mobile VR with upcoming products based on Google's Daydream platform
August 31, 2016
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LG G5's VR headset, 360 camera and other accessories hit the US
When LG announced its modular G5 phone last month, it also revealed a line of "Friends" companion devices to go along with it (See what it did there?). Included in the lineup are the 360 VR headset, 360 Cam, the Harman Kardon-powered Tone Platinum audio headset and the Cam Plus camera grip. While the phone itself is already available in the US, these gadgets that the company intends for you to use with the handset were not until now.
May 24, 2016
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LG reveals an AMOLED VR headset prototype
LG announced that it is developing a new VR headset that is powered by Valve's StreamVR tracking. LG demonstrated a prototype at the Game Developers Conference and revealed the specification of the device.
March 2, 2017
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LG to Produce SteamVR Headsets
The question often passes, "Is the world ready to make the transition into VR gaming?" Move away from the monitors and place an electronic device on our heads to immerse ourselves in a three dimensional digital world.
February 28, 2017
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LG to Unveil new Virtual Reality Headset at Game Developers Conference.
After spending the past few decades as little more than a sci-fi plot point and one poorly executed Nintendo console, the dream of virtual reality is finally on the verge of coming to life. Currently, the biggest player is the Oculus Rift, but there are other alternatives that were unveiled at the Game Developers Conference. One of those was LG's SteamWorks VR headset.
March 1, 2017
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Lloyds Banking Group to test Windows Hello logins with customers later this year
Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it will soon start testing out Windows Hello biometric authentication for customers logging into accounts online. Announced as a collaboration with Microsoft, the test will apply to customers logging into their Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland accounts.
April 17, 2017
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Lucid VR Looks to Create the 'Second Wave' VR Camera Market
We've written before about the second wave of VR/AR coming on the heels of the releases of the first two high-end VR HMDs, and companies such as Lucid VR that make 3D/360/VR cameras are looking to catch it. Although there's surely a market there waiting to be tapped, it's all so new that the early players have to work to establish it.
August 05, 2016
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Lucid VR Reveals Updated 4K LucidCam VR Camera, Developer Kits Shipping Now
During CES 2017, Lucid VR revealed the updated revision of the upcoming LucidCam VR camera. we first caught wind of Lucid VR's LucidCam in November 2015, when the company ran a campaign on Indiegogo to fund the production of a portable Full HD Stereoscopic 180-degree video camera.
January 5, 2017
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Magic Leap's new marketing boss has a tough challenge: Trying to sell an amazing product you can't see
Lots of money, hype and questions are swirling around the startup. Brenda Freeman wants to tell a new story.
December 22, 2016
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Magnetique on Gear VR: Immerse yourself in a comic book
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be inside a comic book?
September 22, 2016
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Make Elite: Dangerous look even better in VR with supersampling
Experience Elite: Dangerous' beautiful vistas with supersampling for the HTC Vive!
February 13, 2017
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Manus VR Development Kit will Go on Sale In March
Manus VR announced that its Development Kit will debut for 1,000 EUR on March 1. this will give devs the chance to experiment with the company's gloves, which offer ​full finger tracking, thumb tracking, haptic feedback, and other features that are supposed to make VR experiences more immersive.
February 24, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg, in his own words, on why AR is Facebook's next big platform bet
Mark Zuckerberg wants to build you a pair of augmented reality glasses.
April 18, 2017
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Megahit Minecraft arrives on Facebook's Oculus Rift VR headset
The virtual-reality version of Microsoft's immensely popular video game is here. Microsoft says it will feel like a new game even for Minecraft experts.
August 15, 2016
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Meet the duo who left DreamWorks for their own virtual reality startup
It's not just the technology that needs to grow up; it's also the storytelling tools.
May 26, 2016
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Mending the Rift: Facebook drops Oculus price by $200
The Oculus Touch controllers are now half-off at $99, and the Rift headset is $499. will that be enough to attract buyers?
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft announces Windows 10 VR headsets starting at $299
While Microsoft is already a major player in the AR space, it also has big ambitions for VR. to that effect, the company today gave us our first look at Windows 10-powered virtual reality headsets that are to take on the offerings from the likes of Oculus, HTC and Samsung.
October 26, 2016
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Microsoft bringing AR to Windows 10 via View Mixed Reality
Any Windows 10 computer with a camera will be able to overlay 3D objects into real-world images for a taste of mixed (or augmented) reality.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft Debuts Acer-Made Mixed Reality HMD Dev Kit
We've been waiting for solid details from--well, from anyone--about the inexpensive VR HMDs that are supposedly coming from several PC makers. Today at GDC, Microsoft announced that an Acer-made HMD dev kit bearing the ungainly title of Acer Windows 10 Mixed Reality Development Edition is nigh.
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft fleshes out its Windows 10 mixed-reality roadmap
Microsoft is readying a new spec and a Windows 10 update that will allow mainstream PCs and head-mounted displays to run the Windows Holographic shell and mixed-reality applications.
August 16, 2016
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Microsoft has opened up HoloLens, says partner products are coming soon
HoloLens products from partners will start to appear within the year, Microsoft said
June 1, 2016
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Microsoft just democratized virtual reality with $299 headsets
Maybe you were smart to hold off on the Vive or Oculus Rift.
October 26, 2016
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Microsoft not Working on Their Own VR, Phil Spencer Confirms
"Right now we are not focused on a first-party VR hardware device."
June 14, 2016
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Microsoft opens Windows Holographic to partners for a new era of mixed reality
Wednesday at Computex 2016, Microsoft Corp. invited its Windows 10 hardware partners to create virtual reality (VR) devices, augmented reality devices and everything in between with Windows Holographic, the platform that powers Microsoft HoloLens. In opening up Windows Holographic to partners, Microsoft shared its vision for mixed reality – a world where devices interact with each other to change the way people work, communicate, learn and play.
June 1, 2016
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Microsoft partners with UK's Lloyds Banking Group on Windows Hello biometric authentication
Lloyds Banking Group, one of the UK's largest financial institutions, has announced an "exclusive partnership" with Microsoft, in which the two companies will work together to trial the use of biometric authentication for online banking services.
April 17, 2017
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Microsoft pushes Windows 10 Holographic as the one-stop option for VR and AR
The HoloLens' operating system will be available for other hardware.
June 1, 2016
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Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs
My People is the first major feature of the Redstone 3 iteration of Windows 10.
April 28, 2017
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Microsoft reveals Windows 10 PC requirements for Windows Holographic VR experiences
In August, Microsoft announced plans to bring its Windows Holographic shell to 'mainstream PCs' as part of its next major update to Windows 10 - and we now have our first indication of the kind of specs that will be required to power those experiences.
November 21, 2016
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Microsoft Store adds new Oculus Rift VR demos powered by Windows 10
Explore new worlds and adventures with expanded VR game lineup
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft to have holographic developer kits for cheap VR headsets at GDC
The company plans to talk about developing holographic apps at an event in February.
January 19, 2017
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Microsoft Wants to Turn your PC Into a Hologram Viewer
Multitasking, Rotating 3D Models and Bluetooth Support Are Coming to the App
August 16, 2016
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Microsoft wants VR headsets to run its Windows Holographic OS
Microsoft is opening up its Windows Holographic operating system to virtual reality headset makers. at Computex today, Microsoft released a demo video of its vision of "mixed reality" where VR headsets can interact with the company's HoloLens, and more. Microsoft demonstrated a concept of its vision for a mixed world of HoloLens and VR headsets, which included a HTC Vive headset. While HTC is working with Microsoft on VR experiences with Windows 10, it's not clear if the company is planning to shift its software over to Windows Holographic.
June 1, 2016
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Microsoft wants Windows Holographic to power all VR devices, not just HoloLens
The HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and more: they should all run Windows, Microsoft believes. But will Oculus buy in?
June 1, 2016
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Microsoft will bring holographic 'mixed reality' to every Windows 10 PC
The company is working with Intel on hardware to bring physical objects into VR
August 16, 2016
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Microsoft will talk Windows 10 on HoloLens and more at Computex 2016
Computex 2016 is just a week away, and Microsoft is teasing its plans for the annual conference in Taipei. In particular, this year's Computex will feature an appearance by Alex Kipman, inventor of the Microsoft HoloLens, and Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows & Devices Group.
May 23, 2016
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Microsoft Windows chief Myerson talks Windows 10 priorities, VR headsets, Surface hardware goals
Microsoft Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices Terry Myerson talks to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley about Windows 10 Creators Update, VR headsets, Surface, Windows Mobile and more.
October 30, 2016
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Microsoft's $300 Windows 10 VR headsets will run on surprisingly modest PCs
Bringing PC VR to the masses.
November 21, 2016
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Microsoft's $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)
What a tease.
October 27, 2016
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Microsoft's first tethered Windows 10 VR headsets to ship in March
Microsoft's first tethered VR headsets ship as part of developer kits for those looking to create apps based on the Windows Holographic platform
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft's FlashBack can bring high-quality VR to every low-end phone and laptop
Virtual Reality has a staggering number of potential applications from the obvious gaming and entertainment angle to education and communication (and, of course, porn). But so far, existing devices have been limited by the need for a powerful graphics card to render high-quality environments that the user can be immersed in. Enter Microsoft Research's FlashBack, an approach that could bring high-quality VR to even the most underpowered devices.
May 30, 2016
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Microsoft's Lumia camera expert returns to Nokia to work on VR
Microsoft is currently gutting its Windows phone teams, axing another 2,850 people as it continues to retreat from its phone hardware business. While the software giant has essentially shed all of the employees it hired as part of its Nokia phone business acquisition, a number of them are starting to find roles elsewhere. Recode reports that one of Microsoft's top camera experts, Juha Alakarhu, has left the company to return to Nokia.
August 02, 2016
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Minecraft will be the first Samsung Gear VR game with Xbox Wireless Controller support
Microsoft has announced that support for the new Xbox Wireless Controller will soon be coming to Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. Support is expected to launch in October following an update to the game, and gamers using Samsung's VR headset will then be able explore the world of Minecraft and build to their hearts' content using the controller.
September 23, 2016
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Mingis on Tech: Getting virtual with reality
Remember the old-style View Master? it's making a comeback as a VR viewer
June 9, 2016
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Mobile VR with No Smartphone? Qualcomm Making the Move with Snapdragon VR820 Chip
Qualcomm announced a processor designed for standalone mobile VR HMDs as well as a reference design for manufacturers to model their products around. the Snapdragon VR820 is a derivative of the popular Snapdragon 820 mobile SoC with optimizations specifically for virtual reality.
September 1, 2016
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Molson Canadian and Sportsnet bringing 360 VR experience to Hockey Night in Canada
Beer, hockey, and virtual reality " a Canadian dream come true!
February 9, 2017
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Months Later, all Oculus Rift Preorder Units Have now Shipped
"Thank you for your patience over the past few months."
July 12, 2016
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More Social VR with vTime's 360 Gallery
vTime, a virtual reality "sociable" network (not to be confused with the AltspaceVR virtual social network) that lets you chat with friends in virtual environments, has been updated with some new features. you can now share your photos with friends in VR, and if they are 360-degree shots, they become your environment.
May 26, 2016
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MSI Introduces Trio of VR-Related Utilities, Software Available If you Own MSI Hardware
It's no secret that MSI is bullish on VR. the hardware company offers a wide range of VR-ready products, such as high-end graphics cards, VR-ready gaming PCs, and laptops, and it even jumped into VR backpacks. Now, the company is offering VR-related software to enhance the VR experience, but you need MSI hardware to use it.
March 24, 2017
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NBA and Google partner up to produce VR talk show with NBA greats
Get in the game like never before!
February 17, 2017
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New coating surface for superior rust resistance with 'colorless' color
Polymer chemists at Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan invented a novel and simple coating process to color metals, leading to higher performance and saving the energy.
May 2, 2017
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New Gear VR redesign doesn't fix what wasn't already broken last year
Small design tweaks are largely unnoticeable in this annual update.
August 24, 2016
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New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy
As this update has rolled out, we've gotten more information on how it works. Integrating Facebook into your Oculus account will change the real name associated with your Oculus device to the real name associated with your FB account.
September 16, 2016
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New Rumors Emerge Regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8
It seems that every day, we hear new rumors of regarding Samsung's Galaxy S8 and today is no exception. the previous batch of rumors brought us word of a bigger display, two different processors depending on your region, and a higher price tag. Today's rumors provide us even more details.
February 1, 2017
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New software tools from Vuforia could bring catalogs to life via Microsoft HoloLens
Vuforia, which offers software development tools for making augmented reality apps, has released its newest SDK. Vuforia 6 adds support for making AR apps with Windows 10 and its UWP platform and with the HoloLens headset.
August 11, 2016
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Nintendo Switch patents suggest possibile head-mounted VR accessory
Wide-ranging filings also seem to confirm touchscreen, IR sensor, and more.
December 14, 2016
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Nintendo: VR is a Promising Technology, Conducting Research with Much Interest
Nintendo considers the technology to be promising, but just where do they plan to go with it?
July 5, 2016
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Nokia plans comeback on back of virtual reality
Faces off with Facebook Surround 360 kit
April 24, 2017
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Now this is how you make a portable VR-ready desktop!
Alright, this is just plain clever.
October 22, 2016
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Nvidia Introduces GeForce GTX G-Assist for AFK Gaming!
Today Nvidia announced the GeForce GTX G-Assist, which takes advantage of cutting-edge Nvidia Artificial Intelligence technology to deliver the next revolution in PC gaming.
March 31, 2017
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NVIDIA releases VRWorks Audio and 360 Video SDKs at GTC
Further planting its roots on the VR SDK and development field, NVIDIA has just announced availability of two more SDK packages, for their VRWorks Audio and 360 Video suites. now a part of NVIDIA's VRWorks suite of VR solutions, the VRWorks Audio SDK provides real-time ray tracing of audio in virtual environments, and is supported in Epic's Unreal Engine 4 (here's hoping this solution, or other solutions similar to it, address the problem of today's game audio.)
May 8, 2017
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Nvidia welcomes Intel into AI era: Fancy a benchmark deathmatch?
We love your deep learning benchmark 'mistakes'
August 19, 2016
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Occipital shows off a $399 mixed reality headset for iPhone
Mobile VR is an Android game, but as more and more rumors flourish about the next iPhone, some companies are looking to get developers ready to bring iOS users into the world of VR.
December 9, 2016
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Oculus accused of destroying evidence, Zuckerberg to testify in VR theft trial
Id Software's parent co. says it created VR tech. Carmack says claims are "absurd."
January 16, 2017
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Oculus acquires eye-tracking startup the Eye Tribe
The direction you look could one day control your VR or mobile experience thanks to Facebook and Oculus' latest buy, the Eye Tribe. Oculus confirms to me that this is an official acquisition.
December 28, 2016
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Oculus adds support for four tracking cameras on the Rift
Oculus Home was updated this past week to include support for up to four trackers on the Rift and Touch. this added functionality is likely a direct appeal to Steam game developers who haven't yet been able to develop motion-controlled games for the Oculus Rift, as the company prepares to release its Touch controllers later this year.
July 25, 2016
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Oculus Allegedly Offered Serious Sam VR Developers a 'Shit Ton of Money' for Oculus Rift Exclusivity
'We hate exclusives as much as you do.'
June 14, 2016
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Oculus Backtracks on DRM and Allows the HTC Vive to play Rift Games Again
Games exclusivity is common place for consoles. Master Chief is on Xbox and Nathan Drake is on PS4. That's the way it is. But for VR, many fans and developers want things to be more open, so gamers can able games on any headset they want. Today, Oculus' latest update removes a perviously controversial DRM rule, making that idea much more possible.
June 24, 2016
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Oculus Boss Talks VR Skepticism, 3D TV Comparisons, and Dominating Gaming
Jason Rubin discusses the challenges Oculus faces and why he believes it will overcome them.
August 18, 2016
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Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe steps down, will now lead PC-based VR division within company
In a blog post today, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of the Facebook-owned virtual reality company:
December 13, 2016
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Oculus CEO Moves Into new Role as Company Forms PC and Mobile Groups
A new leader for the company hasn't yet been named.
December 13, 2016
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Oculus CEO steps down to lead new PC virtual reality group
VR's getting so big that the Facebook-owned company is now tackling it in two ways, one powered by PCs and the other powered by phones.
December 13, 2016
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Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey is back. and it's weird
The wunderkind virtual reality inventor had largely been silent since his politicking was exposed last year and he slunk out of Facebook.
April 20, 2017
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Oculus collaborates with South Korea to find new VR talent
10 promising startups dabbling in VR and AR will get picked by the Facebook-backed company and South Korea's government for a 10-week program.
April 5, 2017
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Oculus CTO Says He Didn't Copy Vr Code from Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax
"I never tried to hide or wipe any evidence..."
February 2, 2017
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Oculus defends exclusives, launch and DRM controversy
Oculus Head of Developer Strategy Anna Sweet gives her take on the company's controversial stance on exclusive games.
June 23, 2016
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Oculus Developing a Lower-End, Standalone Virtual Reality Device
If you're one of those people who was perhaps interested in buying the Oculus Rift, only you don't own a computer powerful enough to handle it, the Facebook-owned company says it's got a new virtual reality product in the works that won't require a Windows PC or even a mobile phone to use it.
October 7, 2016
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Oculus Exec Comments on Zenimax Lawsuits
"We're not worried."
March 1, 2017
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Oculus Exec on VR Killer App: 'i don't Think We've Had the Spark Yet' -- IGN Unfiltered
"At some point, somewhere, some developer will strike that brilliant first hit."
December 22, 2016
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Oculus Faces Potential Legal Injunction Over Zenimax VR Code Used in its Products
Earlier this month, Zenimax was awarded $500m when a jury found that VR pioneer Oculus had violated a NDA and illegally used code from the game publisher. that may just be the beginning of the legal ramifications facing Oculus however, as Zenimax has just asked the court to block Oculus from using the code involved in the court case altogether, potentially blocking the sale of a good number of games utilizing the technology of the Oculus VR headset.
February 24, 2017
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Oculus gift: VR biz to cough up half a billion dollars for ripping off software copyright
ZeniMax prevails in court fight over broken agreement
February 1, 2017
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Oculus Has Stopped Blocking the Vive from Running Rift Exclusives
Oculus won't use hardware checks as part of its DRM on PC anymore.
June 24, 2016
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Oculus Innovation Could Halve the Price of a VR-Ready PC
Oculus Touch is out in December.
October 7, 2016
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Oculus is closing its VR film studio
Oculus is closing Story Studio, the in-house virtual reality film studio known for producing the Emmy Award-winning short Henry alongside other pieces. In a statement, Oculus VP of content Jason Rubin explained that the Facebook-owned company was shifting its focus to funding outside creators, putting $50 million toward artists making non-gaming "experiential' VR. Oculus will also provide resources like tutorials, development best practices, and networking opportunities.
May 4, 2017
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Oculus is Zuckerberg's big bet on the future
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees Oculus as part of his plans to "connect" more people throughout the world.
July 27, 2016
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Oculus lowers minimum specs required for Rift, all with software magic
The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are pretty amazing devices, being the first high-end virtual reality headsets available on the market. Unfortunately, they also require some high-end PCs to power the 90 frames per second that the devices need to display. But now Oculus has lowered the minimum specs required for its headsets, all with software magic.
October 7, 2016
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Oculus mobile exec Max Cohen says 'millions' have tried Gear VR
In this video of his appearance at An Evening with Code Mobile, Cohen says mobile will bring VR to mainstream consumers.
November 11, 2016
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Oculus now lets you stream VR gameplay to Facebook Live
Because VR is so confusing to moms
March 10, 2017
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Oculus owes half a billion dollars to ZeniMax for copyright infringement
ZeniMax versus Facebook ended today with $500 million for the former and a tiny bit of retribution for the latter.
February 1, 2017
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Oculus Shuts Down Its VR-driven Story Studio - the Empire Falters
VR is one of the most important buzzwords in tech, not only for current development, but also for what studios and tech insiders deem to be our entertainment future. Oculus, which paved the way for VR with its Rift headset concept (before being snagged by Facebook), is one of the biggest, most recognizable players in this space.
May 5, 2017
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Oculus slashes price of Rift headset + Touch controllers to $598
Facebook and Oculus are looking to make their brand of high-end virtual reality considerably more affordable with a price slash coming to its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers.
March 1, 2017
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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag
There's been good news on the VR front of late, but precious little of it is coming from Oculus. Earlier this week, Sony announced it was closing on one million VR headsets sold since the launch late last year. Sony has moved 915,000 VR units to date, even though we haven't seen many new VR games launch for the platform (though Resident Evil 7 is a notable exception).
March 2, 2017
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Oculus Slashes Rift Pricing
After introducing Rift at a less than amenable price-point, consumers with an eye for VR have been left with the slight hope of decreasing product prices over time (I know I have). Now, Oculus has announced a "slash" in the Oculus Rift pricing - though this isn't as much a straight-up price slash as it is a bundle deal. Case in point: Oculus appears to have stopped selling standalone Oculus Rifts.
March 2, 2017
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Oculus releases developer preview of Carmel WebVR product
Many in the industry believe the next frontier for VR is web-based experiences that can be visited and absorbed across platforms.
December 9, 2016
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Oculus revamps Home on Gear VR with 3x faster load times, 2x resolution, Explore tab and web browser
To accompany the launch of the latest Gear VR, the Oculus team has rebuilt Home from the ground-up for mobile. the latest version is a doozy, with 3x faster load times and a number of new features and optimizations that bring the experience closer to that of desktop.
March 29, 2017
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Oculus Rift accessory guide
What are the best accessories for the Oculus Rift?
September 6, 2016
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Oculus Rift troubleshooting guide
How to fix pretty much everything.
November 1, 2016
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Oculus Rift Update Adds Multiple Sensor Capabilities
Can Touch this.
July 27, 2016
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Oculus Rift update designed to remove Vive compatibility backfires, enables full-scale piracy
Revive creator finds a way to bypass the software ownership check.
May 23, 2016
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Oculus Rift Update Designed to Remove Vive Compatibility Backfires, Enables Full-Scale Piracy
"I still do not support piracy, do not use this library for pirated copies."
May 23, 2016
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Oculus Rift: the Ultimate Guide
Whether you're new to the scene or an experienced Rift guru, you'll find what you're looking for in this ultimate guide!
October 26, 2016
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Oculus Touch and SteamVR go together great!
SteamVR and Oculus Touch play nice together.
January 24, 2017
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Oculus Touch controllers are now available for preorder for $199
Rift buyers get priority access
October 10, 2016
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Oculus Touch Controllers Reportedly Cost More Than Expected
Oculus and Vive will now cost roughly the same.
September 21, 2016
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Oculus Touch controller review: Let your fingers do the grabbing
Months after Rift's launch, Oculus' hand-tracking solution is worth the wait.
December 5, 2016
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Oculus Touch Review
You've got the Touch. You've got the power.
December 5, 2016
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Oculus Touch still has no release date, but promises over 30 games at launch
Oculus still hasn't told us when its Touch motion controllers might ship, but it's saying that over 30 full virtual reality games will have support for Touch at launch – and that we'll know the full lineup and release details this fall. this suggests that the controllers will be coming out around the holidays, possibly after the release of Sony's PlayStation VR in October, and that Oculus fans will be waiting a while yet for feature parity with the HTC Vive. Ideally, they'll get a launch catalog that makes this worth it.
June 13, 2016
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Oculus Updates Rooms, Adds Events to Gear VR, Introduces VR Facebook Live streaming
Oculus released some changes to its mobile VR platform this week. the company launched Rooms 1.2, which introduces more things to do with your friends in VR, and Oculus Events, which helps you keep track of public events and schedule multiuser experiences with your friends. Facebook also extended its livestreaming service to Gear VR users.
March 10, 2017
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Oculus' CEO Brendan Iribe Stes Down, will Lead Internal PC and Mobile Focused Groups
Don't panic...
December 14, 2016
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Oculus' Jason Rubin Defends VR Exclusives/Touch Pricing and Talks PlayStation VR
Oculus head of content, "I would love to see exclusive content come out on other platforms."
October 10, 2016
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ODG's AR smartglasses combine Google Glass and Microsoft's HoloLens
ODG's R-9 and R-8 mixed reality smartglasses are self-contained computers and can be used for AR and VR
January 3, 2017
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ODG's AR smartglasses offer a mix of Google Glass, Microsoft's HoloLens
ODG's R-9 and R-8 mixed-reality smartglasses are self-contained computers and can be used for AR and VR
January 3, 2017
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ODG's new augmented reality glasses are for normal people (with a lot of money)
Osterhout Design Group thinks people are ready to start donning hologram glasses. the wearables company, which is known for its industrial and medical heads-up displays, is announcing two pairs of glasses that are geared toward a wider audience.
January 3, 2017
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Official E3 website seems to confirm Microsoft will unveil Xbox One VR plans soon
The major E3 gaming expo is only a couple of weeks away and rumors are swirling online about the new hardware that's expected to be unveiled at the convention. We've known for a while now that Sony is looking to launch its new Neo PlayStation with a focus on VR, while only a few days ago we learned the first specific details of Microsoft's own hardware refresh.
May 31, 2016
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On the Vive's first birthday, the VR conversation is getting calmer
And that's a good thing
April 5, 2017
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OnePlus 3T first-impressions review
The OnePlus 3T is shaping up to be one of the best smartphones that you can buy today. Replacing the OnePlus 3, it is a slightly beefier version of the former "flagship killer" that, at first glance, also feels more refined. Visually, it looks nearly the same, but the updated internals and improved software could make a big difference in day to day use.
November 28, 2016
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Onward: a competitive shooter fit for the HTC Vive
The arena FPS finally has a place in virtual reality.
September 13, 2016
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Owlchemy Labs is now part of Google's VR family
It's not a Job Simulation: the VR magicians at Owlchemy Labs are now part of Google.
May 10, 2017
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'Paranormal Activity: the Lost Soul' Available now on Steam VR
Empty your bladder, stock up on heart medication, and make sure someone is home to comfort you when you start to cry. the wait for Paranormal Activity: the Lost Soul--formerly known as Paranormal Activity VR--is finally over. It took a while for VRWERX's tie-in to the Paranormal Activity horror franchise to make its debut but, much to the chagrin of our poor heart valves, the game has finally made its way to Steam with a brand new name.
March 14, 2017
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PC makers will ship Windows 10 mixed reality headsets in Q4
Microsoft says Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start at $299, and PCs at $499
May 5, 2017
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People making content for virtual reality like Google and Facebook. But they like HTC even more.
Almost half of VR developers are building content for HTC.
August 24, 2016
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Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV
No price and no ship date means that this is one to watch, but not necessarily get excited about.
January 10, 2017
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Pixlplay turns a smartphone into a big, durable 'camera' for kids
A new Kickstarter project aims to make digital photography easily accessible to children, with a product that is relatively inexpensive and durable. Called Pixlplay, the device is essentially a smartphone case shaped like a classic 35mm film camera, and it includes moveable dials and knobs, as well as a functional shutter button.
February 10, 2017
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Playing Elite: Dangerous on HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift
Upgrade your Elite: Dangerous experience with VR.
February 14, 2017
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PlayStation VR toubleshooting guide
How to fix pretty much everything.
November 10, 2016
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Playstation VR versus Oculus Rift versus HTC Vive: Here'S how they Stack Up
Which Should you Buy?
March 18, 2016
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PlayStation VR versus Oculus Rift: virtually comparable
Where will you turn for VR in your house?
October 27, 2016
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PlayStation VR: Eight things you need to know before the October launch!
October is almost here, which means of course that we are getting closer day by day, to the release of PlayStation VR. It will arrive on October 16, 2016 and when it does there are thousands of people who will have been waiting expectantly. to help you survive the remaining wait, we've got all the details that you didn't know you needed.
August 31, 2016
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Please don't call them Facebook chatbots, says Facebook's bot boss
That whole conversation-as-a-UI thing was just a big misunderstanding
April 19, 2017
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Plug in to your Gear VR and nothing happens? Here's what to do next!
if Oculus isn't launching when you plug your phone into Gear VR there might be a serious problem.
February 17, 2017
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'Pool Nation VR' Coming to PSVR, Expanding to Eight-Player Multiplayer
Pool Nation VR is one of the most positively received games available for the HTC Vive. it's also one of the most surreal multiplayer experiences that I've had the pleasure of taking part in. Currently, Pool Nation VR is an HTC Vive exclusive, but that will change in October when the PSVR comes out.
September 1, 2016
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Price Drop for Oculus Rift, Touch Controller Begins Today
As of today, an Oculus Rift with Touch costs less than a Vive.
March 1, 2017
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PrioVR and what it means for Oculus Rift
What is PrioVR?
September 15, 2016
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PS VR Aim Controller; the Zapper for the VR Generation
Sony has showed us some very cool things at this E3 2016. we saw some games and hardware. Farpoint was shown at the event along with a controller that could be more interesting than the game itself called the PS VR Aim controller.
June 15, 2016
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Psychonauts in VR is a pretty great nostalgia trip
This review is going to be a little biased.
February 28, 2017
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Qualcomm announces an ambitious, risky all-in-one VR headset
An interesting design, but is it over-promising?
September 1, 2016
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 VR dev kit, Leap Motion integration
Qualcomm rolls out a VR dev kit, teams up with Leap Motion to bring natural interaction to mobile VR.
February 23, 2017
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Qualcomm plots cheaper VR with all-in-one headset
Snapdragon VR820 reference platform priced similar to "higher-performance tablets."
September 2, 2016
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Qualcomm unveils a wireless eye-tracking VR headset
Another day, another VR headset that you will never be able to buy.
September 1, 2016
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Qualcomm's all-in-one VR headset aims for a sweet spot
Consumers who want higher performance without a PC may embrace the new midrange concept.
September 1, 2016
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'Raw Data' Brings True Fright to the VR Fight (Hands On)
Survios considers Raw Data an "active VR" game, but in my experience, it's the fear, not the cardio, that gets your heart racing. I didn't think I'd ever be scared of encountering a droid--that is until I played Raw Data.
August 22, 2016
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Reach Robotics' MekaMon is now ready to rumble in augmented reality
Though not quite as destructive as MegaBots, or as humbling as Boston Dynamics, Reach Robotics' MekaMon might just be the most fun and accessible robot on the market. Leveraging augmented reality, anyone interested in a good time can whip out their smartphone to battle their bots in the physical and virtual worlds at the same time.
November 17, 2016
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Real-Time Cinematic VR Rendering with Epic Games and the Mill
They call it the Blackbird. It looks like a dune buggy with a fancy camera rig on top, and in truth, that's kind of what it is, but that's not what it's for. it's every car you can imagine, or at least that's the idea.
March 1, 2017
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Rebellion's 'Battlezone' now Available for Rift, Vive
Battlezone is a first-person tank combat game built exclusively for virtual reality. Rebellion launched the game as a short-term PSVR exclusive, but the developer is back with a reworked version for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. the PC VR version features improved graphics and additional content.
May 11, 2017
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Record $2.3 billion VR/AR investment in 2016
Now we have 12 months of real-world performance since the VR/AR market launched last year, it™ time to do a reality check on VC and corporate investors. VCs told us last year how they were to going to invest in VR/AR. Let™ see if they put their money where their mouths were.
February 7, 2017
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RevolVR is a huge next step in smartphone-based VR!!
Shooting in VR is so much more fun when you can squeeze an actual trigger.
August 25, 2016
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Rise of the Tomb Raider's new DLC chapter is worse in VR
In the early days of virtual reality games, experiences can largely be divided into two categories: those built explicitly for VR, and those that tack on VR like a promotional bullet point.
October 10, 2016
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Rock Band VR review: a series reimagined for Rift
One. More. Song.
March 24, 2017
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Royole raises $80 million, reaches a valuation of around $3 billion
Flexible OLED technology and VR headset developer Royole announced that it received a $80 million series Pre-D funding from the Warmsun Holding Group. Royole raised around $280 million since its inception in 2012 - and the current valuation is set at around $3 billion!
November 18, 2016
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Samsung announces new Gear VR with interchangeable USB-C plug, refreshed design
Samsung ditches the white plastic for a sleeker look, with lots of functional changes in tow.
August 02, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy Studio Takes CES Attendees Up, Down and all Around with Gear VR
Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer some distant, experimental technology. it's here, and it's transforming the way the world is entertained. at CES 2017, industry leaders have come together to showcase the technology's latest advancements. Perhaps nowhere is more abuzz with excitement, however, than Samsung's Galaxy Studio.
January 5, 2017
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Samsung Gear VR (2017) review:
Samsung Gear VR's best feature isn't the Galaxy S8, it's the controller
April 26, 2017
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Samsung Gear VR Crosses Major Shipment Milestone
5 million and counting.
January 5, 2017
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Samsung Gear VR owners will get to view lots of the Rio Olympics in virtual reality
NBC will give owners of the Samsung Gear VR headset free access to 85 hours of virtual reality coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
June 30, 2016
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Samsung Internet for Gear VR Update makes Browsing More Immersive
Samsung has released a new version of Samsung Internet for Gear VR, the Gear VR-optimized browser. the latest evolution of the app -- version 4.2 -- follows its beta launch last December, and introduces key features to give users greater control and a more immersive browsing experience.
December 22, 2016
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Samsung Internet for GearVR Version 4.2 now Available
Samsung announced a software update for its Internet for GearVR web browser, which offers improved support for WebVR 1.0, an experimental JavaScript API developed by Google and Mozilla that allows a web browser to access the VR hardware to view content.
December 27, 2016
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Samsung may be working on its own Gear VR controller
A new report claims that Samsung may be developing its own Gear VR controller. Featuring a pretty simplistic design, the controller appears to have an analog stick on the left, a four-button keypad on the right and possibly a Start or menu button in the middle. on the top you've got a right and left shoulder button, as well as a Bluetooth sync button.
May 26, 2016
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Samsung shows off what's inside the Gear 360
Samsung's Gear 360 is a nifty accessory for shooting 360-degree videos and photos. In a recent blog post the South Korean vendor has detailed the hardware powering the camera.
May 26, 2016
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Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets, not just smartphones
Samsung's Exynos chip isn't just a side project anymore, and the processors have been rebranded
March 1, 2017
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Senior Ex-Apple Employee Hired as Head of Oculus VR Hardware
From iMac to Rift and Touch controllers.
March 27, 2017
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Sharing your Gear VR with friends
Sharing a Gear VR with friends is fantastic and fun!
October 11, 2016
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SixOptics Transceiver Module - SFP, GBIC, SFP+, X2, XENPAK, XFP for Cisco, HP, Juniper
SixOptics offers many kinds of transceiver modules, including SFP, GBIC, SFP+, X2, XENPAK, XFP, etc. all of our transceiver modules can be 100% compatible with Cisco, Juniper, HP and other network brands.
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SMI Eye Tracking In a Vive HMD, Hands-On
After an announcement earlier this week, we were anxious to get some hands-on time with a Vive headset that had SMI's eye-tracking technology on board. at GDC, we met with the company in Valve's showcase area and got a chance to see what the companies built together.
March 3, 2017
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Specs comparison: Playstation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR
All the major VR units, and all of the specs for them.
March 18, 2016
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Solving Murders and Researching Viruses is a Weird Introduction to VR
If Clue was a VR game.
June 30, 2016
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Sony Nears 1 Million PSVR Headsets Sold After Just Four Months
Sony Interactive Entertainments global chief executive, Andrew House, recently sat down with the New York Times and confirmed that the PSVR is selling better than the company had expected: over 900,000 PSVR headsets in just four months.
February 27, 2017
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Sony Takes First Step Towards VR Concerts In new PSVR Experience
PSVR music video is available now for free.
February 14, 2017
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Sony's PlayStation VR bests HTC Vive in headset shipments
Canalys estimates around 2M VR headsets with screens will ship this year
December 12, 2016
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Sony's silence on PlayStation VR could spell trouble for the fledgling market
A few months ago, Sony launched the PlayStation VR after several years of work. Early reviews were generally positive, though they carried the caveats common to all VR today – the various experiences have some great moments, but a true killer app has yet to emerge. Since then, Sony has gone quiet about the platform, despite being happy to talk about total PS4 shipments through the holiday season or various other aspects of its gaming sales.
January 19, 2017
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Spec for spec, the iMac is a bargain over the Surface Studio
Just for fun, we compare Microsoft's brand-new desktop PCs to similarly spec'ed iMacs released a year ago–and the iMacs are $700 to $1,000 cheaper.
October 26, 2016
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Sprayscape: the wrong way to capture a VR environment
The new Sprayscape app promises a quick shareable capture of VR environments. But the results are kind of blah.
October 12, 2016
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SprintR: a 3DRudder Competitor Emerges
The VR market is rife with innovation, and one of the aspects that many are working on involves controllers. 3DRudder's foot controller has been unique in the market for some time now, and we've reviewed it, but a competitor is emerging in the form of SprintR.
March 10, 2017
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Stand-alone VR headset prices could drop with new Allwinner chip
Allwinner's H8VR chip can fit in plastic and cardboard VR headsets with no need to be tethered to PCs or smartphones.
August 04, 2016
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SteamVR through Google Cardboard is weird and kinda great!
You can play Steam VR games with Google Cardboard, but be careful.
September 13, 2016
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Sulon Q is a working version of Facebook's dream standalone VR headset
Yesterday, Facebook revealed that it's working on a standalone headset with inside-out tracking, which would mean that a user could jump into a full virtual reality experience with only the head-mounted display itself, without needing cumbersome cables attached to a big, expensive PC -- and without base stations, too, to bounce IR signals off the headset and help it determine the user's position in space.
October 7, 2016
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Supercharging Google Cardboard with VRidge
Your smartphone-based VR has another trick.
September 19, 2016
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TeleSynergy!
We provide advanced PC based PBX, auto-attendant and voice mail, IVR, FOD functionality and further integrates them with the internet to provide web-enabled unified messaging function.
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Ten hours with Oculus Touch controllers
Oculus wanted to get it right the first time, and they did.
October 7, 2016
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The 10 best Horror Games for VR
What are the best horror games for VR?
November 29, 2016
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The all-out battle for game realism takes two dramatic steps forward
Battlefield 1 by Electronic Arts and the Sony PlayStation are competing for your attention. Which one offers the most immersion?
October 20, 2016
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The Assembly Brings Point and Click Adventure to VR
From the UK's largest VR-focused developer, nDreams.
June 30, 2016
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The Assembly hands-on: the future of VR is adventure games
Adventure games may have fallen out of popularity in recent years, but virtual reality reinvigorates the genre.
June 30, 2016
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The Backpack PC is a portable VR rig that leads MSI's VR and gaming lineup at Computex
That's right, you could break free of that display-cable tether by carrying your VR rig with you.
May 26, 2016
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The best apps and games for Daydream VR
Step into Google's new virtual world with the most mesmerizing titles available.
December 6, 2016
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The best games for Samsung Gear VR
Games you shouldn't miss on Samsung Gear VR.
December 28, 2016
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The best storage options for Gear VR
When it comes to storage, you have a few options.
October 20, 2016
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The best storage options for Oculus Rift
When Rift isn't on your face, it takes up a lot of space on your desk.
September 12, 2016
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The Carmack-ZeniMax Odyssey Carries on - Carmack Files $22.5 Million Lawsuit
Tough breakups aren't easy by definition, and the breakup between legendary programmer John Carmack and former employer ZeniMax has probably been one of the most worded of all. Now, Oculus Chief Technology Officer John Carmack has filed a lawsuit against ZeniMax for $22.5 million, money he claims ZeniMax still owes him from id Softwares' $150 million sale to ZeniMax back in 2009.
March 10, 2017
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The cure to VR sickness might come from blacking out the periphery
Rotation and forward momentum figure into a potential cure-all formula for VR.
June 22, 2016
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The D3-U virtual reality camera controller desperately needs a Pokemon Snap game
HTC announced the Vive Tracker – a small puck that lets third-party companies make motion-tracking VR accessories – last week at CES 2017. and we're already starting to see some of those projects appear, one of the most interesting being dotdotdash's D3-U virtual reality camera.
January 10, 2017
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The Daydream part of the play Store is about to get much bigger
The Daydream walled garden is changing for the better.
January 26, 2017
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The difference between Oculus Touch, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR controllers
Are all VR motion controllers the same?
December 13, 2016
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The Gear VR's new controller is a big step forward -- but where is the headset going?
Good retrofits, but it's time for a redesign
April 18, 2017
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The Gear VR's new, leaner home screen has fancy avatars and a VR web browser
Oculus has tweaked the Gear VR's home screen with faster load times, an avatar system, and a web browser you can use in virtual reality. the new Oculus Home still looks much like the old version, but it's displayed at twice the resolution, and Oculus brags that it loads up to three times faster and uses 30 percent less battery than the old home screen
March 29, 2017
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The great Virtual Reality buyer's guide
Pick the Virtual Reality system that suits your needs.
November 28, 2016
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The HTC Vive Pre: an unfinished, incredibly fun virtual reality system
Valve and HTC make the strongest case for VR yet
March 2, 2016
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The Joshua Bell VR Experience on PSVR Features Spatial Audio, Positional Tracking
Joshua Bell, a Grammy award-winning violinist and long-time Sony performer, partnered with Sony to create a musical experience for the PlayStation VR. the talented musician performed Brahm's Hungarian Dance No. 1 in front of an array of 360-degree cameras and advanced audio capture equipment to create an immersive video with spatial audio and positional tracking.
February 14, 2017
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'The Martian' test: is VR for more than just gamers?
At $20, the virtual-reality piece based on Matt Damon's movie is an experiment on whether people will pay for VR content that isn't a game.
November 14, 2016
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The new Space VR app makes Microsoft's vision of a virtual HoloLens office a reality–now
At some point we could replace physical monitors for virtual ones.
July 11, 2016
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The Royole Moon Viewer is beautiful, but not very functional
The Royole Moon Viewer looks pretty, but doesn't always work as well.
April 27, 2017
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These AR glasses contain the world's most advanced mobile chip, and they're still awful
At CES today, one of the most significant bits of 2017 hardware was officially announced and unveiled. the Snapdragon 835 is the next top-of-the-line system-on-a-chip from Qualcomm, the company dominating mobile processors outside of Apple's iPhone and iPad realm.
January 3, 2017
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These are the accessories your PlayStation VR needs right now!
There's more to owning a PlayStation VR than being Batman.
November 3, 2016
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These are the best apps for watching 360-degree videos
These apps deliver awesome videos from all over the world.
March 23, 2017
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These are the best steering wheels for playing PlayStation VR
Steering wheels can bring a racing game to life in VR.
April 5, 2017
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These are the companies investing most aggressively in AR and VR
Facebook, HTC and Intel, among others.
April 28, 2017
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These are the first five things you should do with your Samsung Gear VR
You've got a new Gear VR! now what?
April 21, 2017
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These are the minimum PC specs you'll need to power Windows 10 VR headsets
Microsoft is all set to make VR more accessible in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, and now we know just how powerful of a PC you'll need to power the experience. as note by the Verge, Microsoft has included a "Windows Holographic First Run" app in its latest Windows 10 test builds, which is meant to tell you whether your machine meets the minimum requirements to power upcoming Windows 10 VR headsets. Thankfully, the minimum specs revealed by the app are fairly basic.
November 21, 2016
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These slick shades pack the power of Android for AR
Get ready to watch films, experience augmented reality and virtual reality, and play games through a pair of slim sunglasses.
January 3, 2017
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These VR games do teleportation the right way
What games do teleportation the best?
March 14, 2017
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This billion-dollar startup wants to capture your emotions in virtual reality
Social VR has the potential to shift the bounds of human communication, it's part of the reason why Facebook has invested billions in the technology.
April 12, 2017
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This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws
Looking for a craft project to tackle this weekend? It might be an undertaking, but it turns out if you put 32,000 drinking straws together in a wooden box, voila you've got a camera. at least, that was the starting point for a collaboration by artists Michael Farrell and Cliff Haynes.
February 10, 2017
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This is how the new Windows Mixed Reality controllers work
Controllers that let you reach out into the "mixed reality world" are a big deal for the future.
May 11, 2017
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This is Microsoft's vision of a holographic office
HoloLens demo shows off a holographic, multimonitor setup
July 11, 2016
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This is why you're seeing 'system thread exception not handled' after the Oculus update
Don't panic, and maybe don't completely re-install Windows.
March 10, 2017
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This rugged AR eyewear is similar to Google Glass but won't break
Osterhout Design Group's R-7HL AR eyewear costs about $3,500 and is designed for enterprise use
April 4, 2017
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This Wireless VR Headset is Impressive, But don't Get Too Excited Yet
Intel also outlines what it calls "merged reality."
August 16, 2016
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Thumper review: Get lost in the rhythm!
It's all about the music.
November 16, 2016
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Tim Cook says augmented reality is 'a big idea like the smartphone'
Like TV, AR is becoming an Apple passion project
February 10, 2017
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Time Warner leads $27M investment in celebrity hologram company 8i
For the celebrity-obsessed, augmented reality may offer the bizarre opportunity to get closer than ever to pop culture's most recognizable stars and performers.
February 13, 2017
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Tobii Eye Tracker 4C hands-on: Mousing with your eyes has surprising potential for gaming
Eye tracking is a luxury not everyone needs, but when it works, it works.
December 19, 2016
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Trackmania Turbo VR review: it's you against the track
Time to get loopy in your coupe.
January 12, 2017
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Trendforce sees a VR AMOLED display market shortage in 2017
Taiwan-based TrendForce says that HTC is the current leader in VR headsets - with a market share of 61.4% between April 2016 and November 2016, but the Taiwanese company will not be able to extend its lead into 2017 as it will be hit the hardest from the OLED market supply shortage.
December 27, 2016
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Trinus PSVR Lets you play Steam Games with your PSVR, Here's How
Sony's PlayStation VR HMD is a nice piece of kit. the headset is arguably the most comfortable HMD available today, and it sells for much less than the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. it's a shame you can't use it to play the wealth of VR content available on PC. Or can you?
January 23, 2017
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Troubleshooting your Samsung Gear VR starts with our Ultimate Guide!
Everything you need to keep your Gear VR running well!
November 2, 2016
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Try out Google's Chrome VR partners with Daydream
Google is bringing Chrome to VR, one experience at a time.
February 14, 2017
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Try to bring the world back to life with Symphony of the Machine on PlayStation VR
The world seems barren, but with your help it doesn't have to stay that way.
May 2, 2017
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Tumble VR Review
All the fun of stacking blocks... in VR!
October 12, 2016
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TwoEyes VR stereoscopic camera simulates human vision
Another VR camera has launched on Kickstarter, but this one does things a little differently: TwoEyes VR features two horizontally-oriented cameras spaced 65mm apart that record footage in a stereoscopic arrangement. the resulting 3D video simulates the way someone would see the subject with their own eyes.
January 20, 2017
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Ubisoft Wants Fans to Tell it how Much It Should Support VR
Ubisoft X VR.
March 23, 2017
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Unity CEO Believes the VR, AR Industry Could Become 'Bigger Than Everything''
Unity CEO John Riccitiello started the opening keynote for the Vision AR/VR Summit 2017 with his thoughts on the future of immersive technology. He believes that the immersive technology industry will ultimately grow larger than we imagine and that we'll see a new crop of software giants, in the vein of Activision and Electronic Arts, that emerge as the industry grows.
May 2, 2017
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Upcoming Lenovo VR Portfolio to Feature Movidius Myriad 2 Vision Processor
Movidius announced that it has entered a partnership with Lenovo that will grant the tech company access to Movidius' Myriad 2 vision processing units (VPUs) and computer vision algorithms for use in "various virtual reality projects." Although it seems likely that this announcement is about Lenovo's promised Project Tango smartphone, we have reason to believe that Lenovo and Movidius are going to unveil something else--perhaps a Hololens competitor.
June 7, 2016
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uSens Hand Tracking Tech Mixes AR and VR
uSens doesn't give a flip about hardware, at least not really. that approach may seem at odds with a company that makes a device that enables hand tracking in VR, but as uSens CTO Yue Fei explained to us at GDC 2017, the company's true focus is software. "Hardware is the easy part," he told us.
March 13, 2017
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Using VR on an airplane is surprisingly enjoyable with the right apps!
Your next flight should include a VR headset.
January 11, 2017
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Valve announces new Series of "Room-scale VR" Experiments, set to Arrive in Time for HTC Vive
Valve just announced a "compilation of new VR experiments," dubbed the Lab, which will be set inside "a pocket universe" of Portal's Aperture Science.
March 8, 2016
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Valve releases a Tool to Create your Own VR Worlds
VR Destinations on Steam Lets Users Make Scannable Environments, from Real Or Imagined Places.
June 9, 2016
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Valve's new VR Destinations tool lets you create and share imaginary scenes
Valve is releasing a new tool to let designers create and share VR "destinations" on Steam. the software will be available under the gaming platform's Early Access scheme from June 9th, and supports both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. It allows designers to create VR locations, either stitched together from real-life photographs (a technique known as photogrammetry) or 3D models. Users can add sound and interactive elements to the locations, but the resulting locations are still quite basic, with more in common with Google Street View than full VR game environments.
June 9, 2016
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'View Mixed Reality' will bring virtual objects to the real world on any Windows 10 PC
Now that it's tackled 3D content creation in the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is looking to bring 3D objects to life. Announced on stage at its education event today, Microsoft showed off View Mixed 3D, a feature that will let any Windows 10 PC view virtual objects in the real world using only its camera.
May 2, 2017
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'View Mixed Reality' will turn any Windows PC into an augmented reality screen
The app will likely launch with the next big Windows 10 update this fall.
May 2, 2017
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Virtual reality comes to Lollapalooza's 25th anniversary courtesy of Samsung Gear VR
Back in 1996, I attended the greatest concert of my life. I was only a teenager -- not yet old enough to drive -- so I got a ride from Long Island to Randall's Island in NYC. the show was Lollapalooza, and the lineup was epic -- Metallica, the Ramones, Soundgarden, Wu-Tang Clan, and more.
July 25, 2016
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Virtual reality is actually here
The applications of VR extend into nearly every sphere of life
December 20, 2016
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Virtual reality is the new tech frontier, but it's still a boys' club
We have a big opportunity right now to open the doors and make sure VR, AR and AI are more inclusive.
November 16, 2016
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Virtual reality will bring us closer to the human condition
Here's the potential power of VR – to create new realities where we can be what we choose to be, rather than what we are told to be or born to be.
August 09, 2016
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Virtual reality works for games. But what about real life?
It might make you more empathetic – or a better football quarterback.
July 22, 2016
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Virtual reality, one year out: what went right, what didn't
VR finally became reality in 2016, and like any birth, it was both messy and magical.
December 22, 2016
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Virtual VR is a tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when robots finally take over
The game also a great example of how narratives can inspire playability.
March 2, 2017
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Vive Branded VR Ready PCs Coming from HTC and HP
HTC is looking to expand their hardware portfolio yet again, through Vive branded VR ready hardware, according to this recent partnership agreement between HTC and HP. Despite in some financial troubles, where most companies usually cut back on projects in order to streamline others, HTC seems to think introducing more products in the market will get them out of these troublesome times.
July 21, 2016
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Vive offering financing for PCs, laptops and graphics cards bundled with its VR headset
Virtual reality technology has a lot of potential but so far, it's been out of reach for many users thanks to the expensive hardware. Vive is looking to ease that burden and has some zero-commission, no-interest financing options, for graphics cards and PCs alike.
April 21, 2017
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VLC inches towards VR with support for 360-degree videos
VLC is gearing up for the future of virtual reality and 360-degree videos with a new technical preview.
November 28, 2016
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VR 2016 Report Card
VR may not have shattered sales expectations, but 2016 proved that it is much more than just a gimmick.
December 9, 2016
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VR AMOLED displays - market status
Virtual Reality (VR) means a near-eye display that completely blocks the real world and replaces it with a simulated display. VR displays have been around for a long time - the first VR head mounted displays (HMD) were introduced in the 1960s, but these devices, and those devices that followed it for 50 years suffered from many problems due to primitive technology.
December 27, 2016
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VR coasters are improving rapidly and discarding what doesn't work
Rapid iteration and constant improvements are leading to and incredible future for VR in theme parks.
April 4, 2017
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VR could help transform remote work
It could get workers 'into the office while remaining in the comfort of their homes
February 27, 2017
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VR Desktop Brings MacOS to Oculus Rift (Kind Of)
Apple customers haven't gotten to experience much of the virtual reality (VR) uprising. Mobile VR often requires Android, and popular HMDs like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are currently restricted to Windows computers. now an app called VR Desktop lets people use macOS in a Virtual Desktop Environment--provided they have either an Oculus Rift developer kit or faith that VR companies will soon embrace those worshiping at Jony Ive's altar.
February 13, 2017
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VR exclusives are good, Oculus exec says after Valve boss says they're bad
Oculus Head of Content Jason Rubin says funding exclusive games is what's making virtual reality grow.
June 22, 2016
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VR experiences that work no matter what headset you own
Cross-platform games and apps are slowly being introduced to make them more accessible no matter what VR headset you own.
January 19, 2017
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VR Industry Leaders Come Together to Create new Association
Samsung Electronics announced today it was participating in the launch of the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the global virtual reality (VR) industry. Samsung is joined by Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC VIVE, Facebook's Oculus, and Sony Interactive Entertainment in the formation of this organization, which together will develop and share best practices for the industry, and foster dialogue between public and private stakeholders around the world.
December 6, 2016
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VR is a Huge Opportunity, But There Are a Lot of Challenges, Says EA Exec
One day, VR will actually become a big deal like everyone says it will.
November 16, 2016
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VR is "Biggest Loser" in 2016 Sales Thus Far -- SuperData
PlayStation VR expectations downgraded severely.
November 30, 2016
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VR started with gaming–but it will take over every other industry
Q: Which industry is set to benefit most from virtual reality? A: all of them.
October 12, 2016
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VR the champions: Queen legend Brian May has made a rival to Google Cardboard
The rock god and astrophysicist has a long-standing fascination with 3D imagery, leading him to create the wallet-friendly Owl viewer.
May 24, 2016
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VR will be Huge, But Developers Need to not Worry About the Hype, Says Unity CEO
'We can't get ahead of ourselves.''
May 2, 2017
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VRHeads is giving away a scary PlayStation VR prize pack!
Jump into a new world of fun with PlayStation VR!
October 18, 2016
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Want to ride a roller coaster in VR? Here's where to do it!
If you're lucky, a VR coaster might be local.
March 15, 2017
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We Tried Oculus' Wireless Santa Cruz Prototype VR Headset
Santa Cruz prototype offers wireless VR with positional tracking.
October 7, 2016
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We, for one, welcome our VRHeads overlords
VRHeads is your new home for virtual reality's past, present and future.
June 1, 2016
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WebVR Gets Google Cardboard Support, Experiment Portal
Google announced that WebVR, the API that allows developers to build VR experiences for the web, is now supported by its Google Cardboard platform. the company also introduced a new WebVR Experiments page to make it easier for you to explore what developers are doing with the API.
April 12, 2017
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Werewolves Within review: the addictive VR party game is here!
Living in a small village is usually pleasant. Or well. It was, until the Werewolves started showing up and eating everybody. That's why we've called this town meeting. Here, at the table it's time to discuss the unpleasantry that's been going on, and get to the bottom of things. the only problem is that the Werewolves are living amongst us, and they look no different than anybody else who lives here. it's time to find the Werewolf Within.
December 14, 2016
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WhartonBrooks shows off VR headset, outlines plans for four more Windows 10 Mobile phones
Back in August, WhartonBrooks announced plans to launch a new Windows 10 Mobile handset in the autumn, promising that it would be "the most disruptive since the advent of the smartphone in 2000". It added that it would bring "new products and services that will radically change the mobile computing industry". After indefinitely postponing an event in September, and a delay due to "regulatory hurdles" in October, WhartonBrooks finally unveiled its new device two weeks ago.
April 13, 2017
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What 2017 holds for AI: will you fear or embrace our machine overlords?
GPU engines are out and AI translators will help you pull
March 21, 2017
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What a venture capitalist sees in the virtual and augmented reality market
A VC straps on his headset and hunts for opportunity and potential in the AR/VR entertainment landscape.
October 5, 2016
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What can I do with PlayStation VR besides gaming?
Gaming is great, but it isn't everything!
December 14, 2016
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What exactly is Microsoft's 'Windows Mixed Reality?'
"Mixed Reality," or MR, is coming soon to a PC near you. how does it differ from Microsoft's HoloLens, and what's so cool about it? we just tried it out for the first time, and we have some answers.
April 28, 2017
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What I learned from watching my family try virtual reality
The holidays are a great excuse to use your family as guinea pigs for new technology.
December 30, 2016
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What is passthrough mode on Gear VR, and why should I care?
Passthrough mode on Gear VR lets you see the world around you through a camera
February 20, 2017
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What is TDP and why should you care about it?
Should you be looking at various parts to build a PC with, or to upgraded a specific component, you may have come across a term on your travels: TDP. But what exactly is TDP and why should you even care about the value provided by a manufacturer? we break everything down for you.
October 28, 2016
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What should you ask for when demoing VR?
What are the experiences I should ask for when I demo VR?
January 17, 2017
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When the hell are we going to get Star Trek: Bridge Crew?
Captain's Log, Stardate 94807.36. Our hunt for Ubisoft's epic masterpiece continues.
March 16, 2017
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What the VR experience on Windows 10 Mobile is really like
Alcatel is the first phone maker to really get behind VR on Windows 10 Mobile. But what is it actually like?
November 23, 2016
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What to do when games don't line up in Daydream
It's irritating when things don't line up in Daydream View, but there are some things to check when it happens.
February 2, 2017
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What to do when Oculus software won't install on your Samsung Galaxy S6
It's frustrating when you can't get Oculus software to download to your Galaxy S6, thankfully it's an easy fix.
September 7, 2016
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What you need to know about watching movies in VR
How do I watch movies in VR?
August 26, 2016
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When to enable smooth turning on your PlayStation VR
Should I enable smooth turning in my VR games?
February 8, 2017
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Where to buy a Gear VR controller
The biggest news from the last couple of months for Gear VR fans is undoubtedly the release of the new Controller. It stores neatly on the side of the headset, fits conveniently in your hand, and removes the need to touch the side of the headset.
May 3, 2017
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Where to buy the Samsung Gear VR
Samsung has been working with VR heavyweight Oculus for quite a while now, and although the promise of a VR headset for Samsung phones has been compelling it's also been mostly a developer kit until fairly recently.
September 23, 2016
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Which Samsung Gear VR should I buy?
Picking the Gear VR that is best for you doesn't have to be a difficult decision.
January 16, 2017
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Why Pokemon Go's John Hanke says augmented reality is better than virtual reality
AR, he says, is "far more interesting and promising – for technology and, really, for humanity."
September 19, 2016
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Why virtual reality matters
As a new medium, VR is in a peculiar predicament: Hailed as a multibillion-dollar industry, it's also still in its creative infancy.
June 28, 2016
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Why VR is Like a Rollercoaster Ride, According to Sony
"It's short, but it's very intense and it's very enjoyable."
June 30, 2016
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Will the VR revolution be ushered in by Microsoft, of all companies?
The company that's said virtually nothing about VR so far appears to have a plan.
October 27, 2016
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Windows Holographic coming to Windows desktop next year
Any Windows PC with a VR headset will be able to run Microsoft's 3D interface.
August 16, 2016
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Windows Holographic could fix the biggest problems with current VR platforms
The VR hype train shows no sign of stopping, but I would argue that it hasn't set the world on fire in the way its major proponents would have liked.
October 27, 2016
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Xbox One Controller Support Coming to Gear VR
You'll soon be able to play games like Minecraft: Gear VR Edition with an Xbox One controller.
September 23, 2016
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Xiaomi announces Mi VR headset
Xiaomi is getting ready to enter a new market, as today it unveils its first virtual reality headset, called Mi VR. Just like most other devices of its kind, it relies on a smartphone to work, but what sets it apart from the crowd is its unique design.
August 04, 2016
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Xiaomi announces 'Mi VR Play', its competitor to Google Cardboard
As an apparent answer to Google's low-cost VR solution for smartphones, Xiaomi has unveiled its own VR headset, dubbed "Mi VR Play". the device is made with lightweight Lycra and Spandex, which has been touted for its durability and "long-lasting comfort". it's capable of accommodating smartphones with display sizes between 4.7-5.7 inches.
August 04, 2016
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Xiaomi VR Headset Revealed; Mi VR, Two Zip Design
There has been rumors about the Xiaomi VR Headset and now the company has revealed the device in a Twitter post. the leaked images are similar to the original ones and the Xiaomi VR Headset is a really good looking one with clever design and functionality. the two zip design is something that I did not see coming and yet it is a very neat idea.
August 05, 2016
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Xiaomi's VR headset is now official in China
Xiaomi has unveiled its first VR headset in China. the device features a zipper design that ensures the phone inside the housing does not fall out, and is made out of a combination of EVA and Lycra. Xiaomi says that the materials were chosen to prevent discomfort when using the headset for an extended duration of time.
August 04, 2016
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Yes, just what they need: Curious Dr MISFA injects a healthy dose of curiosity into robots
Algorithm aims to make 'droids more autonomous
January 24, 2017
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Yi, Google partner for next-gen Halo VR Jump camera rig
The 17-camera setup can record 8K-resolution stereoscopic VR video stitched together with Google's Jump Assembler.
April 24, 2017
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You can now pre-order the new Samsung Gear VR!
Better Field of View and a sleek new color can soon be yours.
August 12, 2016
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You can now try Google Calendar with Outlook for Mac
Microsoft is letting anyone try Google Calendar and Contacts support for the Mac version of Outlook 2016 today. a preview of the upcoming feature is now available for download, and macOS users can simply install the app to gain access to Google Calendar and Contacts support.
April 12, 2017
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You can now watch VR content from the Chrome app
Google is making it easier for people with Daydream-compatible phones to access virtual reality content. the company announced today that with its latest version of the Chrome mobile app, users can navigate to VR-enabled sites to view any content. they just have to specify that they want to enter VR and then place their phone in the Daydream View headset.
February 9, 2017
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You got a free VR headset with your new phone! Here's how you use it.
Jumping into VR with your new headset is super easy, but there are a few quick things you need to do before having fun in another world. this guide will show you everything you need to do before putting on the headset, so you're guaranteed to have a good time!
April 20, 2017
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You probably don't need to upgrade your Gear VR for the Galaxy S8
About that "New Gear VR" Samsung unveiled with the Galaxy S8.
March 29, 2017
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Your current phone probably won't work with Google's Daydream VR
Even though the Nexus 6P is the recommended test device, not even that will make the cut when it comes time to certify Daydream-ready phones.
May 27, 2016
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Your phone probably won't be Daydream VR-certified
Company VR chief says that it's not likely that existing handsets will be certified as compatible.
May 27, 2016
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YouTube for iOS now supports Google Cardboard
Months after adding VR support to its Android version of YouTube, Google is bringing the feature to iPhone users. An update to the iOS YouTube app notes that it now comes with Google Cardboard support, a feature that's been notably absent so far. by selecting the small Cardboard icon under any video, users can either watch a 360-degree video in virtual reality through one of the simple cardboard headsets, or watch any other video on a flat screen in a VR environment, like a big-screen TV.
May 16, 2016
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ZeniMax claims John Carmack stole VR tech for Oculus in latest lawsuit filing
The lawsuit brought by game publisher ZeniMax against Oculus and its parent company Facebook isn't going away. In fact, ZeniMax has added some salacious new claims to its case. Specifically, it now says that id Software co-founder John Carmack actually stole technology from ZeniMax to improve the Oculus Rift VR headset. Oculus is, of course, objecting to this version of events.
August 23, 2016
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ZeniMax Files Injunction Against Oculus Over Use of 'Stolen Tech'
Fallout, Skyrim parent company requests Oculus products using 'stolen' code be removed from sale.
February 24, 2017
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ZeniMax is trying to stop Oculus from selling Rift headsets and VR games
Facebook may be forced to settle
February 24, 2017
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ZeniMax says it may try to stop Oculus from selling VR headsets
But legal expert says an injunction is an uphill climb following civil verdict.
February 2, 2017
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Zenimax Seeks to Block Sales of Oculus Rift, Gear VR
Most anyone would be ecstatic if they were on the receiving end of a $500 million judgment, but evidently, cash isn't enough for Zenimax. Reuters reported that ZeniMax is seeking to block sales of all products that rely on ZeniMax's code. the company filed for a permanent injunction against Oculus in the same court that presided over the lawsuit.
February 24, 2017
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Zenimax wants to block Oculus Rift headset sales, Gear VR games
RIP Oculus headsets?
February 24, 2017
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Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR
Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great for wielding virtual guns or picking up digital objects, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new prototype for VR gloves in photos from his tour of the Redmond, Washington Oculus Research.
February 9, 2017
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