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Biometrics

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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AimBrain, a startup that uses biometric authentication to fight fintech fraud, raises £4M Series A
AimBrain, a London startup that offers "biometric identity" as a service to help fintech companies and other financial institutions fight fraud, has raised £4 million in Series A funding.
June 19, 2017
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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 watchdog breaks cover, slams UK cops over facial recog
Where's the strategy you promised five years ago?
August 23, 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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Delta Tests Replacing Boarding Passes With Fingerprints For Lounge Access
While it's trying facial recognition automated baggage drops in Minneapolis, Delta Airlines has implemented another form of biometric identification at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Ultimately, the airline plans to let passengers use their fingerprints in place of boarding passes to check in, check bags, and board their flights.
May 31, 2017
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Dual biometrics may just be the authentication answer we need
It solves a big problem with biometric authentication and opens up some intriguing possibilities
May 31, 2017
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Feds move to secure mobile devices with machine learning, biometrics
As mobile device use increases among U.S. government workers, IT and security officials are scrambling to better secure devices, leaving behind traditional anti-malware tools in favor of mobile threat detection and role-driven access rules.
March 6, 2018
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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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Facebook Patents Tech To Watch You Though Phone And Computer Cameras, Respond To Your Reactions
Just because a company patents a piece of technology, that doesn't mean it will necessarily use it in the wild. Still, it's kind of freaking people out that Facebook patented technology that would watch you through your phone or computer's front-facing camera, and see how you react to content.
July 25, 2017
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Facial recognition at US airports becoming routine, researchers warn
Prof asks: "We're wondering if this is the best use of a billion dollars?"
December 21, 2017
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Homeland Security's controversial airport face-scanners could be inaccurate or unlawful, report says
As Americans pack their bags for holiday travel, a new report is raising key questions about a pilot program that scans the faces of international travelers.
December 21, 2017
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How IT can prepare for VR, AR and MR in the enterprise
Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality tools are coming to the workplace sooner than you think. Is your IT department ready?
August 14, 2017
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How the authentication landscape is changing [Q&A]
Recently there has been much talk of the death of the password and a switch to other forms of authentication, like biometrics, which are seen as more secure.
July 12, 2017
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How to change the default language on Daydream Keyboard
You can tweak your Daydream Keyboard settings, but there's a catch.
August 14, 2017
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How to clean your Samsung Gear VR
Keeping your Gear VR clean isn't a difficult process.
July 14, 2017
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How to deal with nausea in PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR might make you nauseous, but we've got some things to help.
July 24, 2017
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How to use Miniverse for VR and AR Fun
Welcome to the Big VR Bang.
August 25, 2017
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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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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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It would totally help, EU told, if data we held on migrants was accurate
Agency warns of impact duff info has on fundamental rights
March 29, 2018
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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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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 and Fujitsu partner on palm vein authentication for Windows Hello
Windows Hello can now engage in a little palm reading to log you in.
February 9, 2018
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Microsoft partners with Token on biometric ring for logging into Windows 10
Microsoft is partnering with Token, maker of a biometric ring, to give users another option to log into Windows 10 via a wearable device.
June 29, 2017
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Missouri high school requiring students to hand over biometric data
Excelsior Springs High School is the latest to mandate that students hand over their fingerprints in order to plan their own lessons on a daily basis. It intends for students to continue with core lessons, but they´┐Żll be given free time in the day to visit resource rooms staffed by teachers to help them with homework or projects.
August 18, 2017
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New biometric authentication platform eliminates the need for passwords
Passwords are increasingly being seen as inadequate for securing systems and developers are seeking better alternatives. A new SaaS platform from Pramati Technologies is aimed at providing strong authentication for mobile and web-based applications using existing device capabilities.
July 10, 2017
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New conductive MXene nanocoating may unlock biometric and wearable technology of the future
A team of researchers from the College of Engineering at Texas A&anp;M University have developed a mechanically robust conductive coating that can maintain performance under heavy stretching and bending.
March 9, 2018
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New non-contact, remote biometric tool could be next advance in computer security
Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. Scientists have now developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier. The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer.
September 25, 2017
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No more Windows 10 passwords? Microsoft says hello to palm-vein biometrics
Microsoft and Fujitsu have teamed up to enable palm-vein authentication on Windows 10.
February 9, 2018
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On-card biometric for contactless payments tested in first commercial pilots
Visa has initiated pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus of a new EMV dual-interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) payment card, making these the first commercial pilots to test an on-card biometric for contactless payments.
January 15, 2018
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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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Polygram detects facial reactions to shared photos
What if you could see if your Instagrams made people happy, surprised or disgusted? That's just one of the innovative features of new photo-sharing social network Polygram. Using facial detection, Polygram gives you analytics about the emotional reactions people have to the photos you post.
August 25, 2017
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Qualcomm Adds Computer Vision, Biometric Cameras To Spectra Module Program
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. revealed new options to the Spectra ISP Module Program, which add computer vision, computational photography, advanced extended reality (XR), and biometric capabilities to the company's mobile technology portfolio.
August 15, 2017
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Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication
A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users' faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique 'challenge' that's easy for humans -- but difficult for attackers who may be using machine learning and image generation software to spoof legitimate users.
February 19, 2018
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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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Special baseball cap is invented to trick facial recognition systems
A newly invented baseball cap that is equipped with laser dots, can fool facial recognition systems like Apple's Face ID into thinking that you are someone else. The inside of the cap features tiny LED lights.
March 23, 2018
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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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Take-Two's CEO Believes AR Has Potential
The chief executive at GTA 5's parent company shares his thoughts.
August 2, 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 Token biometric ring can help you pay for lunch and unlock your Windows PC
There are already quite a few ways to interact with Windows Hello in Windows 10, but a new third-party accessory shown off by Microsoft is pretty unique. Called Token, the accessory is a biometric ring that can be used for Windows Hello authentication, as well as a number of other applications, on your PC.
June 29, 2017
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Tobii and Qualcomm Bringing Eye Tracking to Mobile VR/AR Headsets
Head mounted displays for virtual and augmented reality are still relatively new technologies with new methods and techniques being developed to further improve the experience. One of the ways being worked on is the integration of eye tracking into the headsets, and now Tobii and Qualcomm are working together to achieve exactly that.
March 15, 2018
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UK Home Office grilled over biometrics, being clingy with folks' mugshots
Minister promises strategy in June -- just six years late, then
February 6, 2018
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UK.gov delays biometrics strategy again -- but cops will STILL USE the tech
Tech's too 'fast moving' for framework, but not for slurping your face
December 14, 2017
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What's taking so long? UK.gov pressed over continued delays to biometrics strategy
While you're at it, let's have some specifics on what you tell police about facial recog tech
December 20, 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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Windows Hello in Token, a biometric ring
Leveraging Windows Hello technology, this new biometric ring helps eliminate the need for passwords.
June 29, 2017
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HoloLens

A Fantastical VR Experience: An Interview With Escape the Shattered Plains VR Developer, Arcturus
A few weeks ago, I got the chance to check out a VR title called The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains. Created by Arcturus, in partnership with DMG Entertainment, the title is the first visual adaptation of Brandon Sanderson's best-selling The Stormlight Archive series.
March 2, 2018
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A media-focused HoloLens could help Microsoft bring AR to consumers
In the face of mounting competition, Microsoft is under pressure for a consumer play for its augmented reality (AR) headset, HoloLens, and AR platform, Windows Mixed Reality. A slightly refined, media-focused headset for home use could be the answer.
July 26, 2017
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A peek into how NextVR captures football games for VR
NextVR has figured out how to work fast in VR without sacrificing quality, and it's incredible.
December 19, 2017
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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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Always Connected PCs and eSIM are for your kids -- not you
Microsoft and Qualcomm are bringing full PC power to the cellular roadmap via Always Connected PCs, ARM-based devices, and potentially Microsoft's rumored Andromeda device. But a lot of people don't see the point.
March 19, 2018
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Even without consumer-focused HoloLens, Microsoft must market AR sooner than later
Xbox head Phil Spencer recently stated that a consumer-ready augmented reality (AR) headset like Microsoft's HoloLens is at least five to 10 years away. If that's the case, what should Microsoft do in the meantime?
June 28, 2017
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Holo-UrhoSharp
Adam Pedley recently blogged about how you can get started building HoloLens UrhoSharp applications. The post takes you from zero to app...
July 27, 2017
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How to launch your SteamVR games from Oculus Home
Here's how to add all your SteamVR games natively to your Oculus Home library.
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft Expands, Rebrands HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program
Microsoft has expanded and rebranded the HoloLens Agency Readiness Program. Much like the shift from Windows Holographic to Windows Mixed Reality, the new Mixed Reality Partner Program takes the focus off Microsoft's HoloLens hardware and puts it on Windows 10 as an XR platform. Companies will still get access to the HoloLens, of course, but they'll do so by participating in the broader Windows Mixed Reality ecosystem.
July 10, 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 hopes to push its HoloLens AI chip into other devices
Today the HoloLens, tomorrow the world?
November 1, 2017
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Microsoft is bringing HoloLens to 29 new markets starting today
HoloLens is coming to 29 new European markets starting today, new feature update coming early next year.
November 1, 2017
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Microsoft says next holographic processor for HoloLens will include a custom AI coprocessor
The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens isn't expected to launch anytime soon, but the company is already working on its new holographic headset. Microsoft began shipping HoloLens in March 2016, but the current version of the device is still officially a 'Development Edition' headset.
July 24, 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 working on making its HoloLens AR headset dramatically better
Microsoft's AR headset HoloLens is still available for developers only, and there are no signs that the situation could change in the foreseeable future. But it seems that the company has not given up the idea of making its augmented reality gizmo more consumer-friendly. In fact, it is working on improvements that may open the path to a next-generation HoloLens -- one that's more compact and delivers dramatically improved visuals.
May 25, 2017
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Microsoft's Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor
Ever since Microsoft announced HoloLens, the company has kept its presentations and information on the mixed-reality glasses and ecosystem isolated as more of a developer curiosity than a mass market product.
July 25, 2017
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Microsoft's next-generation HoloLens processor will feature an AI coprocessor
Microsoft's next-generation Holographic Processing Unit, currently in development, will add a coprocessor for implementing deep-neural networks.
July 24, 2017
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ODG's augmented reality smartglasses hint at consumer-grade HoloLens
HoloLens represents all that's cool about augmented reality (AR) and a wearable AR headset to Microsoft fans. Yet at half the price, sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, ODG's R8 and R9 AR and virtual reality (VR) smartglasses may have some fans doing a double-take.
August 1, 2017
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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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The Next HoloLens Will Include A Deep Learning Accelerator
Microsoft announced that the second generation of the HoloLens' Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) will contain a deep learning accelerator.
July 24, 2017
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The next software update for HoloLens is coming early next year
HoloLens is set to receive a new software update in early 2018 with new features and changes for developers and businesses.
November 1, 2017
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These are the Oculus Rift games launching in August 2017
The library of Oculus Rift games continues to grow each month, both on the Oculus Store and on Steam. To help you decide what to save up for, or just to give you something to look forward to, here are the Rift games confirmed to be coming August 2017.
August 2, 2017
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UrhoSharp HoloLens
We've highlighted UrhoSharp a couple times, the most recent being, Be a 3D Hero with UrhoSharp. Today we're highlighting a cool implementation of it, UrhoSharp on the HoloLens...
May 18, 2017
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Why Microsoft is adding an AI co-processor to HoloLens 2
With more processing power for AI, the HoloLens 2 could help us better interpret data and make better business decisions
July 24, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

#ifdef MIXED REALITY
What is Mixed Reality and how do you get started?
January 10, 2018
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3 key Windows Mixed Reality enhancements we're dying to see in 2018
What can Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) achieve in 2018?
January 5, 2018
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3 reasons augmented reality hasn't achieved widespread adoption
Augmented Reality (AR) is a visual modification technology that overlays virtual imaging on top of the natural world around the user. AR is very similar to Virtual Reality (VR), both requiring a device such as a tablet or a headset for viewing; however, AR integrates with the real world, while VR is entirely digitized. Both have extensive uses in gaming, videography, logistics, and other industries that have started to field-test possible applications.
February 15, 2018
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5 types of apps that ARKit will forever change for iOS users
Augmented reality experiences are something that generations of humans have only looked at as unattainable and unreal. However, AR is aggressively edging closer to becoming functional and stable enough to be available in the mainstream.
June 27, 2017
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6 good reasons to try The Mage's Tale on Oculus Rift
Are you playing The Mage's Tale on Oculus Rift?
August 3, 2017
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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 beginner's guide to Virtual Reality
With so many virtual reality devices available it can be difficult to even know where to start. Our beginner's guide breaks down some of the big questions you need to ask before getting your first VR device.
August 28, 2017
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A glove powered by soft robotics to interact with virtual reality environments
Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments. The researchers used the gloves to realistically simulate the tactile feeling of playing a virtual piano keyboard.
May 30, 2017
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A heatsink that works is a beautiful thing
Beat the heat in VR with this heatsink!
July 31, 2017
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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 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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Access your VR porn untethered with the VRotica headset
VRotica brings you a VR headset, adult content, and a marketplace all in one.
August 11, 2017
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Acer Windows Mixed Reality HMD Review
Microsoft jumped into virtual reality last October with the formal launch of its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which includes the Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) platform. Although Microsoft took its time getting there, the company does see VR as a serious computing revolution, not just an enthusiast fad.
January 26, 2018
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Acer's take on a VR headset comes at a reasonable price
Acer's new mixed reality headset, is now available from the Microsoft Store. The $300 price tag compares extremely favourably to the $3000 Hololens that Microsoft is selling. The two headsets will both run on Windows Holographic and will have steep hardware requirements. Acer recommends a Ryzen 8 1700 or Core i7 paired with at least an RX 480 or GTX 980 and 16GB of RAM.
August 2, 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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Ads in VR might soon be a thing, thanks to Google
If you've never heard of Area 120, you're not alone. It's a program by Google that supports small internal teams and helps them build new innovative projects. Area 120 was started in March 2016, and it has yet to prove its worth, but a certain project from the workshop might hold the answer to a very serious question for VR developers.
June 29, 2017
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AI and machine learning necessitate a smarter app development and marketing playbook
Build it and they will come. Those were the good ole days. It used to be good enough to design a great app. Add to that an engaging user experience (UX), positive feedback, a high ranking and word of mouth, and your app was ensured continued success.
January 3, 2018
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All the big announcements from Oculus Connect 4
Here's everything major that was announced at Oculus Connect 4 in San Jose.
October 11, 2017
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All-in-one VR headset comes with eye trackers and brain sensors
LooxidVR is a phone-based headset created by Looxid Labs with EEG censors and eye-tracking cameras which can offer insights into how VR users interact with their environments. It was named CES 2018's most innovative VR product.
January 8, 2018
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AltSpace might not be dead, but there are still great alternatives for Social VR
After its early demise was announced earlier this summer, Altspace appears to be back for good. However, there are still great alternatives to discover.
August 7, 2017
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Amazon Already Has Windows Mixed Reality Bundles
That didn't take long. One day after Windows Mixed Reality debuted alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Amazon bundled systems from MSI, iBuyPower, CyberPowerPC, and others with Acer's Windows Mixed Reality headset.
October 19, 2017
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Amazon app allows you to shop in AR on certain Android and iOS devices
Thanks to the release of Google's AR platform ARCore 1.0, certain Android handsets will allow you to access AR View and shop on the Amazon app in AR. This means that you can look for home furniture, decor for the home, Amazon Echo products and even toys using Augmented Reality.
February 27, 2018
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Amazon Sumerian lets you build VR/AR spaces in a browser--with an AI guide
Built on AWS, the toolkit works in any browser that supports WebGL or WebVR.
November 27, 2017
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Anand's Hardware Tech Page
Product news, editorial comments and tons of reviews of computer hardware components.
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Andy Rubin-backed AR hardware startup CastAR reportedly shuts down
An augmented reality headset startup founded by former Valve employees and funded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin's Playground Global is shutting down after it failed to receive further investment, Polygon reports.
June 27, 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 ARkit vs Google Tango vs Microsoft Hololens: Augment my reality
Are all Augmented Reality platforms created equal? Not even a little bit.
June 19, 2017
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Apple Is Said to Ramp Up Work on Augmented Reality Headset
Apple, seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020.
November 8, 2017
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Apple is working on an AR headset with a new OS, report says
The project is one of many at a thriving AR group called T288 internally.
November 8, 2017
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Apple may launch an augmented reality headset running a custom OS by 2020
Apple's growing interest in augmented reality (AR) is well-established at this point, with CEO Tim Cook calling AR "a big idea like the smartphone" earlier this year, and the company making dipping its toes in the field for the first time with the launch of the ARKit framework for iOS 11. According to a new report by Bloomberg, Apple is hard at work on a standalone AR headset running a custom OS that is poised to hit the market sometime in 2020.
November 8, 2017
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Apple May Unveil Standalone AR Headset in 2019
Apple has seemed largely uninterested in the virtual reality fad, and that may be because it has plans for a different kind of experience. A new report claims that Apple is moving full speed ahead to develop a standalone augmented reality (AR) headset that will have a new processor and OS. The company has high hopes for this device, and we may see it revealed sometime in 2019.
November 8, 2017
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Apple purchases AR headset firm Vrvana for $30 million?
The next big product expected from Apple could be the company's AR glasses that the tech titan is reportedly working on. Former Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Muster believes that this product could become bigger than the iPhone.
November 22, 2017
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Apple said to be working on AR headset aimed for potential 2020 ship date
Apple is working on technology that would enable it to build an augmented reality headset by 2019, with shipping targeted for as soon as 2020, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The device would be independent from Apple's iPhone or other mobile devices, with its own built-in display, OS (dubbed 'rOS' internally), and a new custom processor, per the report.
November 8, 2017
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Apple shouldn't wait any longer to show the world that it's serious about AR
Give developers the tools they need this WWDC
June 2, 2017
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Apple shows off new AR apps just as Google launches ARCore
The AR platform wars have officially commenced
August 29, 2017
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Apple smart glasses patent details a lighter, comfier head-mounted display
Apple suggests using a catadioptric system for an AR or VR device to help cut down on weight
February 9, 2018
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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 is closer to reality than Google's
Google's Tango is about the future whereas Apple's ARKit is about the present
June 26, 2017
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Apple's Homepod Puts Siri In A Speaker
It's hard not to watch Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant invade millions of living rooms and not feel like Apple blew an opportunity.
June 5, 2017
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Apple's learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds AR lessons
Amid a flurry of educational-related announcements at Apple's press event this morning, the company also unveiled a new feature in its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds, that will help teach a younger generation of iOS developers how to build AR-enabled apps.
March 27, 2018
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Apple's rumored AR headset now has a codename and OS
The iPhone was Apple's last big technology breakthrough when it launched 10 years ago. Yes, there have been new iterations on a regular basis, each with small advances, but nothing really major. The company just may change that with its rumored augmented reality headset, which apparently now has a codename and its own operating system.
November 8, 2017
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AR and ARKit: What you need to know for iPhone and iPad!
Apple is doing cool things with Augmented Reality. Here's why you should care.
August 29, 2017
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AR and VR Are 2018's VisiCalc
VisiCalc changed the way people did accounting projects in the early days of the PC. Augmented and virtual reality can do the same for the next era of computing.
February 13, 2018
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AR has inherited all the promise and hype of VR
At CES 2018, we got a glimpse at an awfully familiar future
January 18, 2018
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AR stickers and new user interface come to Google's Motion Stills
The new goodies are part of Motion Stills' v2.0 update.
February 5, 2018
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Archiact's 'Evasion' Brings High-Intensity Co-Op FPS Battles To Vive, Rift
Archiact, a VR-only developer based in Vancouver, BC, revealed Evasion, a first-person, co-op multiplayer sci-fi adventure (say that five times fast) for the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive platforms. The title is set to launch in early 2018, and we got an early preview ahead of its reveal.
October 24, 2017
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Archiact's Evasion Brings Intense Co-Op Multiplayer Combat to Rift & Vive
Developed by Archiact in Vancouver BC, Evasion is an intense VR Bullet Hell game, designed to immerse players in high intensity co-op multiplayer combat. Gamers will experience the next generation in VR locomotion, designed from the ground up for an authentic FPS action game. Featuring multiple hero classes suitable for all play styles, gamers can join up to three friends or go it alone in an extinction-level battle for survival.
October 24, 2017
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ARCore is Google's answer to Apple's ARKit -- augmented reality for the masses, no dual cameras required
Google on Tuesday unveiled ARCore -- a new software development kit that aims to bring augmented reality to millions of existing and future Android phones. No dual cameras or depth sensors required! But wait, what about Tango?
August 30, 2017
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ARCore is Google's Second Take on Augmented Reality
After launching Project Tango a few years ago, Google has announced a new augmented reality (AR) initiative, ARCore, which aims to bring AR to millions of Android devices.
September 5, 2017
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Are all Windows Mixed Reality headsets created equal?
What does it mean to have different Windows Mixed Reality headset options?
August 15, 2017
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Are those cheap VR headsets worth it?
What's the harm in buying the cheapest VR headset you can find?
June 23, 2017
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ARKit could bring your nightmares into your living room
I've never seen The Ring because I'm a huge baby, but I've now watched a terrifying augmented reality demo of its main villain Samara coming out of the TV screen, just like in the movie. A developer named Abhishek Singh, who has created lots of AR experiences, tweeted his idea of The Ring in AR.
February 22, 2018
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ARKit Review: The first big step
We should probably stop calling these things in our pockets "phones" at this point.
September 28, 2017
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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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ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light
Surefire's ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared light and optical beacons, at ranges up to 2,000 meters. The information is received by a beacon in a phone (the company's literature also shows Google Glass-like AR devices using it) and turned into an AR view of the world around you.
January 8, 2018
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As Oculus declares itself the best in VR, Microsoft has an opportunity
Windows Mixed Reality headsets can easily compete with Oculus Rift if Microsoft focuses on content.
March 27, 2018
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Asus Announces HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Asus revealed its take on the Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) VR platform with the HC102 headset. The self-contained VR package is designed for easy setup with a focus on ergonomics and comfort.
February 20, 2018
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Asus Announces Mixed Reality Headset
Asus has taken the wraps off of its new Windows Mixed Reality headset. Asus is billing the device as innovatively designed and comfortable to wear.
January 10, 2018
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ASUS Details HC102 Mixed Reality Headset for Windows
ASUS has revealed new details about its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headset, including specifications and price--essentially everything except for timing.
August 31, 2017
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ASUS details Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Dell revealed more information about its first Windows Mixed Reality headset yesterday, and now it is ASUS' turn to do the same. The company, which is among the first supporters of the platform, chose IFA 2017 to talk about price and expands on the specs that it has.
August 30, 2017
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Asus Reveals Details About Its Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Asus revealed new details about its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headset, including specifications and price--essentially everything except for timing.
August 30, 2017
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Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset finally arrives for $429
When does fashionably late become simply late?
February 20, 2018
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Asus Windows Mixed Reality headset is priced on the steep side
Sure the "3D Polygon" shell looks nice, but is it worth a premium?
August 30, 2017
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Augmented Reality Battles Just Got Even Cooler With These New Weapons
Battle your friends and make new enemies.
January 10, 2018
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Augmented reality developer tools startup 8th Wall raises $8 million
Mobile AR had a lot of hype heading into the rollout of ARKit and ARCore this past year, but for the most part mobile AR apps have delivered a pretty heavy thud, failing to deliver on their futuristic promises. 8th Wall believes that this is the result of developers looking to port existing experiences into AR rather than designing for mobile AR's strengths in the first place.
February 6, 2018
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Augmented Reality Gets Real
Augmented reality is finally taking shape. A new study predicts it will change shopping and entertainment.
February 2, 2018
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Avoid motion sickness in VR with comfort ratings!
Here's how to avoid motion sickness in VR before buying!
August 31, 2017
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Battlezone review: Classic simplicity goes a long way in VR
Battlezone has finally hit the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift -- here's how the game holds up on PC.
May 25, 2017
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Beginner's guide to VRChat
VRChat is an online community accessible by Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or just any old regular keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Available for free through Steam, it's a meeting ground where you can create your own avatar, create your own world, play games, watch movies, and just hang out as you would in real life. It's full of people from around the world, and you're going to no doubt make some new friends during your time here. For anyone just jumping in, VRChat can seem a bit overwhelming. Use this guide to get off to a solid start.
January 4, 2018
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Best accessories for Samsung Gear VR
What are the best accessories for Gear VR?
September 28, 2017
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Best adult apps in VR
Finding adult apps for VR is easy, finding awesome adult apps in VR can be more difficult.
June 30, 2017
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Best Gamepad For Samsung Gear VR
 
August 8, 2017
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Best games for Google Daydream
What are the best games for Google Daydream?
June 30, 2017
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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 HTC Vive Experiences For Kids
What games can kids play on HTC Vive?
June 22, 2017
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Best Oculus Early Access Rift Experiences
What are the best Rift early access titles in the Oculus app?
June 23, 2017
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Best Room-Scale Games for Oculus Rift
What are the best room-scale games on Rift?
May 17, 2017
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Best Shooters For VR
What are the best shooters for VR?
July 12, 2017
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Best Standing Room Only Games For HTC Vive
What are the best Vives games for people with limited space?
September 29, 2017
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Best SteamVR exclusives for the Oculus Rift
Even as an Oculus Rift user, there are some experiences you can't miss on SteamVR.
May 18, 2017
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Best Storage and Mounting Options for Oculus Rift of 2017
When Rift isn't on your face, it takes up a lot of space on your desk.
December 28, 2017
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Best Strategy Games For Oculus Rift
These are the best Oculus Rift games for anyone who loves a bit of strategy.
November 8, 2017
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Best VR apps for exercise
It doesn't have to look like exercise, it can look like fun!
August 29, 2017
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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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Best VR Headsets Under $50
What are the best budget VR headsets?
June 28, 2017
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Best WebVR experiences you should try right now!
What experience should I use to test out WebVR?
August 16, 2017
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Best Windows Mixed Reality Games
These are the best games you can play right now on Windows Mixed Reality.
October 23, 2017
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bionik's Mantis audio solution for PSVR now available
Over the past few months, bionik, a gaming accessory manufacturer, has been showcasing its latest product, Mantis. The product is an add-on audio solution for Sony's PlayStation VR that gives users an easy way to take in audio when experiencing VR.
August 1, 2017
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Blending Man and Machine to Get the Most From AI
A recent study suggests that the failure of AI investments to pull through into higher productivity numbers might be down to the economic model that underpins how companies get their data.
February 26, 2018
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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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Blue Vision Labs, which builds 'collaborative' AR, emerges from stealth with $14.5M led by GV
Blue Vision Labs, a London-based augmented reality startup co-founded by computer vision experts from Oxford and Imperial College, is emerging from stealth today with a new platform that it claims will be the first to bring 'collaboration' to the AR experience.
March 15, 2018
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Bobo VR Z5 review: When knock-off headsets are better than the real thing
The Bobo VR Z5 headset is a third-party Daydream View headset, and it's so much more comfortable to wear.
August 31, 2017
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Bose has a plan to make AR glasses
Best known for its speakers and headphones, the company has created a $50 million development fund to back a new AR platform that's all about audio.
March 9, 2018
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Bose is carving out $50 million for startups using its new audio-focused AR tech
The high-end audio technology company Bose is getting into the augmented reality game with a new product and a $50 million fund devoted to startups that will develop services for its new platform.
March 9, 2018
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Bring your own music into these amazing VR games
What VR games let me listen to my own music while playing?
August 25, 2017
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Browsing the web in Google Daydream
If you are willing to use unstable versions, you can get some cool new features
March 2, 2018
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Building a Floating Audio Player in Mixed Reality
Learn how to build a cool floating audio player for mixed reality projects while dodging a few pitfalls during Unity development.
February 13, 2018
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Misc. - C

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 Microsoft keep up with Apple in the race for AR/VR supremacy?
Microsoft is an industry leader in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) thanks to HoloLens, Windows Mixed Reality and the company's partnerships for VR headsets. With a single update in iOS 11, however, Apple may be poised to become a legitimate challenger.
June 19, 2017
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Casting is finally available on Google Daydream!
VR becomes an inclusive experience with casting
October 4, 2017
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Chatbots are coming to HoloLens -- and they'll help workers make better decisions
Soon conversational chatbots won't just live in phones and computers, but assist industrial workers from within HoloLens.
October 3, 2017
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Chromecast Ultra is the best Chromecast to use with Gear VR
The Chromecast Ultra delivers the absolute best casting experience.
September 27, 2017
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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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Cool ARKit 'portal' apps worth checking out
An AR portal right in front of you.
January 30, 2018
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Could HoloLens 2.0 use Snapdragon 845 instead of Microsoft's custom chip?
On December 5, Qualcomm introduced its Snapdragon 845 processor, the company's most powerful processor yet.
December 20, 2017
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Country artist Hunter Hayes is singing VR's tune
The star talks about making a 360-degree music video, recording on his iPhone and how virtual reality can bring fans into his shows.
August 31, 2017
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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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Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik working on Oculus Go at Facebook
The man behind CyanogenMod is now working on making standalone VR a big deal.
October 11, 2017
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Misc. - D

Dan Ayoub is moving on from Halo's 343i team to work on Mixed Reality
343i's Dan Ayoub will be moving oe 3-dimensional pastures in Microsoft's mixed reality team very soon.
May 12, 2017
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Daydream 2.0 Euphrates will come with some very welcome features
Google I/O 2017 is pretty much over, and we saw some pretty interesting announcement during the conference. One of those were standalone Daydream headsets. But it appears that Big G didn't reveal all of its plans for its VR platform at the developer conference.
May 19, 2017
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Daydream apps you can use laying down
All the fun of VR without all the work of sitting upright.
March 15, 2018
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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 Keyboard is getting support for more languages, layout improvements
The Daydream Keyboard has more than a million download in the Google Play Store, which proves VR (virtual reality) is becoming more and more popular among smartphone users.
May 26, 2017
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Daydream Standalone: Everything we know so far
Google is upgrading Daydream in a big way.
November 20, 2017
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Dealing with Daydream Controller issues
How do I fix my Daydream controller?
June 29, 2017
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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.
July 10, 2017
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Dell Enters VR Arena With "Visor" HMD
This week, Dell is announcing its own version of a virtual reality head mounted display (VR HMD) at IFA, the Dell Visor. With their first VR product, Dell is joining the ranks of other mainstream manufacturers that are adopting Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform to bring an HMD to market.
August 29, 2017
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Details of Samsung's stand-alone VR headset prototype are made public
Details about the prototype of a possible stand-alone VR headset made by Samsung were released earlier this week by one of the company's providing technology for the device, Visual Camp. The headset is branded with the name Samsung ExynosVR III.
July 5, 2017
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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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Do you need motion controllers for Windows Mixed Reality?
You don't need motion controllers, but they are handy.
October 18, 2017
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Don't be fooled: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are just VR headsets
There's no "Mixed Reality" whatsoever.
October 18, 2017
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Misc. - E

Effective marketing will be key to Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality success
In 2015, Microsoft introduced HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality (previously called Windows Holographic), the company's wearable Windows 10 computer and holographic platform that powers it.
June 16, 2017
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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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Epic Games CEO: AR glasses will "eventually replace smartphones"
Before that, console-quality games on mobile phones will be the big trend.
March 20, 2018
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Every voice command you can use inside your Gear VR
You can control your Gear VR vocally by using these commands!
January 26, 2018
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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.
June 9, 2017
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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 so far about Fallout 4 VR
What do I need to know about Fallout 4 VR?
June 12, 2017
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Everything we know so far about Rift Core 2.0
Rift Core 2.0 is just around the corner. Here's what we know!
December 5, 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 get started with Windows Mixed Reality
Are you ready for Mixed Reality?
February 6, 2018
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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 Oculus Rift
About five years ago, a guy named Palmer Luckey launched a Kickstarter campaign to build the next great Virtual Reality headset. The idea was to make a headset using modern technology to eliminate problems found with VR headsets in the past -- specifically nausea and general discomfort when wearing the headset. Oculus Rift was pitched to the world as the future of VR, and it was going to accomplish this goal by being more immersive, more comfortable, and more capable than any other headset available at the time.
January 2, 2018
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Everything you need to know about PhoneCast for Gear VR
PhoneCast VR lets you watch movies from your favorite media apps while using Gear VR.
October 2, 2017
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Everything you need to know about sideloading apps for your Gear VR
Sideloading apps onto your phone is easy and lets you access apps you can't get on the Google Play Store.
June 23, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Viveport Subscriptions
Do you need a Viveport Subscription in your life?
August 28, 2017
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Everything you need to know about WebVR
Your web browser is also a VR platform.
August 18, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality
What is Windows Mixed Reality?
February 12, 2018
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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.
July 4, 2017
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Ex-Oculus President, Palmer Luckey Still Working In VR Industry
"I have a new company," said Luckey.
September 25, 2017
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Exclusively using a laptop for VR is downright awesome
Are VR-ready laptops really worth the money?
August 23, 2017
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Explore Mars In VR With New Steam Game
NASA-backed Mars 2030 lets you explore the Red Planet while you maintain your base.
July 31, 2017
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Eye tracking is coming to HTC Vive: Here's what you need to know
Eye tracking support is coming to the HTC Vive - here's what you should know!
June 8, 2017
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Eyes-on with the HTC Vive Pro: Not a revolution, but also more than resolution
We take a closer look at a Ready Player One event during SXSW.
March 12, 2018
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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 announces Oculus Go, $199 VR that doesn't need PC or phone
It's a standalone headset that will be arriving in early 2018.
October 11, 2017
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Facebook Announces 'Oculus Go,' A Cheaper, Standalone VR Headset For $199
Despite the technological leaps forward in virtual reality, VR headsets have not yet caught on with the mass market. That may have something to do with the better ones being prohibitively priced and requiring a connection to a computer, while the less expensive ones require you to use your phone for the screen.
October 11, 2017
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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 just made VR better -- by adding Microsoft Windows
With a new beta, you can do practically anything you'd do with your PC in an Oculus Rift headset.
December 6, 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 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 Will Unveil Standalone Oculus VR Headset In 2018, According To Report
Attempting to take VR mainstream.
July 13, 2017
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Facebook's new virtual reality strategy: self-reliance
Today, Facebook's VR ambitions looked inwards.
October 11, 2017
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Facebook's Oculus will give refunds for apps you didn't like
Gear VR and Rift headset owners can now get free app returns.
September 26, 2017
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Fallout 4 VR -- Everything you need to know!
Fallout 4 VR is a hotly anticipated games from Bethesda that promises to deliver a full game experience on a scale we haven't so far seen in VR. Here's everything you need to know about it.
August 16, 2017
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has come to VR once again
Interact with your favorite fantastic beasts in this new VR experience from the wizarding world of Harry Potter!
January 23, 2018
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FAQs: Virtual Reality in Windows 10; Limiting View of Users in Azure AD
Three times a week, John Savill tackles your most pressing IT questions. Today, we cover virtual reality in Windows 10, Fall Creators Update, and how to limit the view of users in Azure AD.
November 15, 2017
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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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FCC documents reveal the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset
We've known that Lenovo has been working on a standalone VR headset in conjunction with Google's Daydream platform, but not much has been revealed about the hardware. It appears the set is still in the works, and likely inching its way toward an official announcement.
December 27, 2017
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Flipside Studio Promises An Easy Way To Create Animated VR Shows
If you've ever wanted to make an animated show, but were deterred by the difficulty of animating 3D characters, you may want to look at Campfire Union's Flipside Studio, which makes creating animations for a show as easy as acting them out. With Flipside Studio, all you need is a VR headset and a little bit of creativity to make a cartoon.
March 13, 2018
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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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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 five things you need to do in Star Trek: Bridge Crew
If the Aegis is going to be the best ship in the fleet, you're going to need a few things.
May 30, 2017
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Five Great Foam Cushion Replacements for HTC Vive
What are the best foam covers for HTC Vive?
September 25, 2017
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Five Great Starter Apps for Daydream VR
To Dream is to use Daydream.
October 19, 2017
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Five Interesting AR Apps From Last Week That You Should Check Out
With the release of Google's ARCore, making AR apps has become a whole lot easier. Here are five AR apps released last week that piqued our interest.
March 26, 2018
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Fix everything quick with this Oculus Touch troubleshooting guide!
How to fix your Oculus Touch controllers.
September 28, 2017
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Former Facebook brand marketing head is new Oculus CMO
A long-time Facebook brand marketing exec has been tapped to lead marketing efforts at Oculus. Rebecca Van Dyck will be joining the virtual reality team as CMO.
August 31, 2017
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Misc. - G

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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Gear VR versus Daydream: Which delivers the best VR experience?
Both deliver impressive mobile VR experiences, but one has an edge right now.
May 23, 2017
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Gen-Z Interconnect Core Specification 1.0 Published
The first major release of the Gen-Z systems interconnect specification is now available. The Gen-Z Consortium was publicly announced in late 2016 and has been developing the technology as an open standard, with several drafts released in 2017 for public comment.
February 13, 2018
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Get Ready to Explore Windows Mixed Reality with Samsung's HMD Odyssey
Fusing rich visuals with crisp acoustics, the Samsung HMD Odyssey offers an experience that draws you in deeper to the world of mixed reality, a blend of virtual reality and augmented reality.
February 8, 2018
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Getting the shot: macro photos of paint and water that look like CGI
Illustrator and photographer Alberto Seveso's paint photography is out of this world. His images -- macro photos of billowing clouds of color -- look like they were generated by an animation program. But as he tells DPReview, it's all very real.
June 22, 2017
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Glove powered by soft robotics to interact with virtual reality environments
Engineers are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments. The researchers used the gloves to realistically simulate the tactile feeling of playing a virtual piano keyboard.
May 30, 2017
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Golf fans can now use Apple's ARKit to visualize featured parts of the PGA Tour
The PGA Tour is now bringing the golf course to your home through Apple's augmented reality platform. Using Apple's ARKit in iOS 11, the PGA Tour has made a new app called PGA Tour AR that lets you compare professional golfers against each other and check out featured golf holes. You'll be able to better visualize players' strokes and the angles from which they sank the balls.
March 12, 2018
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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 adopts a new approach to bring its AR service to China
Google has adopted a novel way to do business in China, where its online services continue to be censored, after it partnered directly with three OEMs to bring its augmented reality service to the country.
February 23, 2018
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Google Aims For Social VR With Daydream 2.0
Google is continuing to refine and expand Daydream, its VR-specific platform and interface. At I/O, its yearly developer's conference, Google announced Daydream 2.0, codenamed "Euphrates,' which brings an assortment of new and refined features.
May 18, 2017
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Google and LG could be fixing the dreaded 'screen door' for your next VR headset
Google and LG Electronics are set to reveal an 18-megapixel OLED display, which could eradicate one of the main problems with VR headsets.
March 13, 2018
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Google and LGD developed a 1443 PPI 4.3" 120Hz VR AMOLED display
In May 2017, Google announced that it has partnered with "one of the leading OLED makers" to develop a high-end VR display. Google is now set to demonstrate this display at SID 2018 in May.
March 12, 2018
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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 new standalone VR headsets from HTC, Lenovo, and Qualcomm
Google today held the opening keynote for its I/O 2017 developer conference, where among news about the first Android O public beta, Google Assistant on iOS, and Google Lens, the firm announced that it's working with HTC, Lenovo, and Qualcomm on standalone VR devices.
May 17, 2017
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Google Announces New Standalone, Wireless VR Headset
Earlier this week at CES 2018, HTC announced a more powerful, higher-resolution version of its high-end Vive VR headset, meant to push the upper boundaries of virtual reality even further. But there's also been a big development in the mobile VR space: Google has announced a new headset based on its Daydream VR platform that's fully standalone.
January 11, 2018
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Google announces untethered, fully tracked, standalone VR headsets
Also: New "visual position system' is an AR Google Maps for indoors.
May 17, 2017
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Google ARCore 1.0 Now Available, Google Lens-Enabled Google Photos App Coming Soon
Google revealed that its augmented reality developer kit, ARCore, is no longer in beta. The company released ARCore 1.0, and it opened the door for developers to submit AR apps to the Google Play Store. The company also revealed that it would be bringing machine learning technology to our daily lives in "the coming weeks" by embedding Google Lens technology into Google Photos.
February 23, 2018
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Google ARCore brings augmented reality to relatively small audience
At least it doesn't require a bleeding-edge PC and costly goggles
August 30, 2017
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Google brings an AR mode to its Motion Stills app on Android
Google's Motion Stills video/gif editing app is getting an augmented reality upgrade, with the app bringing some of the fun from AR Stickers on the Pixel 2 to a bevy of Android devices.
February 6, 2018
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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 powered standalone VR Headset coming this year
Set to arrive in the second quarter of this year.
January 10, 2018
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Google Daydream VR Ditches Smartphone, Goes Standalone With Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR Platform
At its I/O 2017 event, Google revealed that the next stage of the Daydream VR platform requires no smartphone at all; instead, using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 VR platform, Daydream VR will come to standalone HMDs.
May 17, 2017
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Google Daydream: The Ultimate Guide!
Google Daydream delivers an excellent way to enjoy VR from the comfort of the couch.
August 23, 2017
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Google debuts the updated Daydream View VR headset
Google today announced its updated VR headset, the Daydream View.
October 4, 2017
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Google Delivers an Answer to Apple on Augmented Reality
The Alphabet Inc. company released a mobile developer tool on Tuesday to get more AR features on Android phones without those costly hardware tweaks.
August 29, 2017
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Google delivers minor updates to Daydream View headset, bumps up price to $99
Today, Google showcased a new version of its Google Daydream headset. It's a little better in a lot of ways but it's also $99, $20 more than the previous version.
October 4, 2017
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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 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 expands its 3D objects pipeline for AR/VR with the Poly API
Though Google's early efforts in VR and AR may not have reached the average Android user, as the company scales its vision for what augmented and virtual reality mean to its overall business, it's been devoting major attention as of late to the developers that have taken to building early experiences.
November 29, 2017
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Google Expands Voice-Based Assistant Service to Apple's IPhone
Google's artificial intelligence-based voice Assistant is on more than 100 million devices now, and the company is leveraging a longtime competitor to expand the technology to even more people.
May 17, 2017
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Google Glass and HoloLens clash in the enterprise en route to consumers
Computers are coming up on a revolution. Microsoft's HoloLens and Google's Glass aim to make augmented reality (AR) mainstream. But to reach consumers, they're going through the enterprise.
August 3, 2017
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Google has started experimenting with virtual reality ads
Google, whose majority of revenue comes from advertisements, continuously keeps working on strategies to make its ads better. Keeping in mind that virtual reality is becoming more and more popular every day, the company has started to prepare itself for monetization through VR.
June 29, 2017
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Google is adopting the ARKit strategy with ARCore
Google's latest Augmented Reality plan looks awfully familiar.
August 29, 2017
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Google is bringing ARCore out of beta and launching Lens search on more phones
Google is bringing its augmented reality system ARCore out of beta with new features, and it's making its Lens visual search tool part of Google Photos on all phones. Today, ARCore 1.0 launches on all Google Pixel phones, all recent Samsung flagship phones, the Android O version of LG's V30 and V30 Plus, the Asus ZenFone AR, and the OnePlus 5.
February 23, 2018
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Google Is Building A New Foveation Pipeline For Future XR Hardware
Google's R&D arm, Google Research, recently dedicated some time and resources to discovering ways to improve the performance of foveated rendering. Foveated rendering already promises vast performance improvements compared to full-resolution rendering.
December 6, 2017
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Google is focusing on 180-degree video for VR headsets
Depth is more important than the sphere.
January 9, 2018
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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 is working on bringing AR to Chrome with downloadable 3D objects
A cross-platform approach to mobile, browser-based AR is in the works
January 23, 2018
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Google Joins The Augmented Reality Party With Arcore
Augmented reality is a thing, and everyone in tech seems to agree that it will soon become a very important thing. But what do people want to do in AR? What kinds of products and services do they need?
August 29, 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 needs to start selling the Daydream Controller by itself
It's time to sell the Daydream Controller without its plushy headset.
May 25, 2017
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Google partners with HTC, Lenovo for new standalone VR headset platform
Today, at Google's I/O developer conference, the company teased that it will be working on Daydream all-in-one virtual reality headsets with partners like HTC, maker of the Vive VR headset, as well as Lenovo. These headsets will be coming in "late 2017.'
May 17, 2017
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Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview
After playing around in the experimental phase, Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability on over 100 million Android devices.
February 23, 2018
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Google reveals more info about Daydream, Tango, and dev tools for VR and AR
At this year's I/O Conference, Google had a slew of announcements to make, one of which pertains to its virtual and augmented reality platforms, namely Daydream and Tango.
May 19, 2017
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Google shows off ARCore, its answer to Apple's ARKit
In a couple of weeks, Apple will release ARKit with iOS 11 and, overnight, hundreds of millions of Apple devices will become augmented reality-capable machines, giving developers a sort of new mobile gold rush to find their niche and capitalize on the platform Apple CEO Tim Cook has called "big and profound."
August 29, 2017
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Google takes ARCore mainstream, brings Google Lens to hundreds more phones
Great news for those who live in an augmented reality.
February 23, 2018
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Google unveils its updated Daydream View headset for $99
Google has revealed a newly redesigned Daydream View VR headset, and while there aren't too many changes, the new unit now boasts a bit more comfort and some different colors.
October 4, 2017
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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 updates Forms with intelligent response validation, cross-domain uploads and more
Google today announced an update to Forms, its service for building online surveys to collect information. Now, no matter whether you are trying to figure out who will actually want to come to your team-building event at the local ropes course or what your customers think about your latest product, Forms will be a bit more useful.
July 10, 2017
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Google Ventures invests in AR platform where users can create and share content
A UK-based startup named Blue Vision Labs has secured a total of $17 million in funding from Google's investment arm, Google Ventures, as well as other tech companies such as Accel, Horizons Ventures, and SV Angel. Google Venture's interest is in Blue Vision's work in creating a collaborative augmented reality (AR) platform.
March 15, 2018
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Google wants Android to bring you new layers of reality
With ARCore, Google will race Apple to get augmented reality on more devices. But that means a shift away from Google's Tango program.
August 29, 2017
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Google wants you to use VR more than 40 minutes a week
Looking for the "Angry Birds" of VR, or whatever else will pull people in.
May 18, 2017
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Google Will Shut Down Project Tango, Focus On ARCore
Google announced that it will kill its more research-oriented and augmented reality-focused Project Tango. The company will invest in the more mainstream ARCore platform that should work on many of the higher-end Android smartphones in the future.
December 18, 2017
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Google's answer to ARKit is ARCore, and it's available right now
No more waiting for a Tango phone you'll actually want to buy.
August 29, 2017
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Google's ARCore brings augmented reality to millions of Android devices
Forget Project Tango, ARCore covers most AR use cases with no special hardware required.
August 29, 2017
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Google's ARCore hits version 1.0, brings augmented reality to 100 million devices
Flagship smartphones from Google, Samsung, OnePlus, and LG are now compatible.
February 23, 2018
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Google's ARCore Released Earlier Than Scheduled, Will Bring Google Lens to Photos and More
ARCore is the result of the Augmented Reality developments Google refined over the years through a project codenamed Tango. Initially, it required special hardware but thanks to developments made over the years ARCore can be used on a plethora of devices using standard sensors found in most smartphones today.
February 23, 2018
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Google's Daydream VR is coming to Samsung's Galaxy S8, S8 Plus
Daydream support will also be on LG phones this summer.
May 17, 2017
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Google's educational Expeditions are expanding to augmented reality
Having already taken on VR with Google Cardboard, Google has announced that its Expeditions program is expanding to the world of augmented reality (AR). Announced on stage at Google I/O 2017, Expeditions AR will give teachers and students a new way to experience virtual field trips.
May 17, 2017
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Google's first WorldSense VR headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, ships in Q2 for 'under $400'
We got our first full look at a positionally tracked Daydream headset running Google's WorldSense technology today.
January 9, 2018
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Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training
The company's new specialized hardware will accelerate the creation of intelligent apps
May 17, 2017
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Google's 'Poly' is a cross-platform 3D library for VR/AR -- and it's free
Google today opened a new platform for people to find and share 3D objects. Poly integrates with Tilt Brush and Blocks, respectively, and acts as a showcase for 3D models that developers can plug and play into their own AR or VR creations.
November 1, 2017
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Google's Seurat for mobile VR means you can finally truly step into Star Wars
At Google's I/O developer event on Thursday, the company revealed Seurat, a new tool that allows for rendering of very high resolution immersive content even on mobile VR devices that don't necessarily have the best specs. To demonstrate Seurat's capabilities, Google showed off a collaboration with ILMxLAB, which brings cinematic-quality renders from Star Wars to interactive mobile VR.
May 18, 2017
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Google's Seurat technology turned a film-quality Rogue One scene into mobile VR
Google has a new tool called Seurat that's designed to take high-end, film-quality 3D scenes and turn them into something that can run on mobile hardware. To demonstrate the technology, Google partnered with IMXLAB at Lucasfilm to take a high-fidelity digital set from Rogue One, which originally took hours per frame to render, and compressed the polygons and textures into something that could run in realtime on its prototype WorldSense headset.
May 18, 2017
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Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality
Shedding VR's cables and navigating better indoors both sound like great ideas.
May 17, 2017
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Google's 'superpower' for teachers: AR and VR
So far, Google's AR program has taken 2 million kids to the coral reefs and space.
May 19, 2017
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Google's Tango becomes ARCore: Phone AR for the masses
Sorry, Zenfone AR.
August 29, 2017
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Google's Tango Visual Positioning Service is like an indoor GPS
Google's Daydream VR platform got a lot of love on the Google I/O stage, but the company has some intriguing plans for augmented reality (AR) as well. That includes what Google is calling its Tango Visual Positioning Service (VPS), a sort of AR GPS for the indoors.
May 17, 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 tweaked Daydream View VR headset doubles down on virtual tourism
The new Daydream View headset doesn't change much on the hardware side, but exclusive VR software is coming.
October 4, 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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Google, HTC, Lenovo working on standalone virtual reality Daydream headsets
It has been a year since Google announced Daydream -- its own virtual reality platform. Kind of like Cardboard on steroids, it was built into Android 7.0 Nougat to enable a premium VR experience, defined by a set of specifications and requirements. True, its presence is still quite limited to this day, but Google is working on expanding Daydream's reach to new horizons.
May 17, 2017
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Google, Lenovo and HTC are making a new breed of VR headsets
Google's going to work with popular PC and phone makers to build "standalone" VR headsets, no phone required.
May 17, 2017
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Ground-Breaking Metalens Paves Way for New Possibilities in Virtual and Augmented Reality
Metalenses are flat surfaces using nanostructures for the purpose of focusing light, and they look propitious to transform the field of optics by substituting the curved, bulky lenses adopted at present in optical devices with a simple, flat surface. However, the metalenses are restricted by the spectrum of light they can focus optimally.
January 5, 2018
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GTC Europe 2017: Hands-On with NVIDIA's Holodeck, Early Access Announced
In addition the Drive PX Pegasus, NVIDIA announced Holodeck Early Access at GTC Europe 2017 in Germany. First announced at the primary GTC 2017 as Project Holodeck with early access slated for September, NVIDIA elaborated on the name change that Holodeck had moved from an exploratory project to a real product.
October 13, 2017
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Hands On and Unboxing: Acer Head Mounted Display for the Windows 10 Mixed Reality Portal
After announcing their 3D For Everyone approach for Windows 10 in October 2016 there has not been much action on that front beyond the release of Paint 3D and the new Remix 3D Community site.
August 11, 2017
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Hands-on with Oculus Go, the game console you wear on your face
The right fit. The right quality. The right price. This is going to be a hit.
March 23, 2018
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Hands-on with Samsung's Odyssey VR headset for Windows 10
Samsung announced the Odyssey today, its inside-out tracked VR headset which will run on the Windows 10 platform. It's the company's first headset that operates with a PC powering it rather than a smartphone, and first impressions indicate that the company did a pretty stellar job.
October 3, 2017
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Hands-on: Oculus Santa Cruz proves stunning wireless VR isn't a pipe dream
There are still some kinks to work out, but Oculus's self-contained Santa Cruz headset feels amazing.
October 12, 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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HaptX Ready to Introduce Haptic Feedback VR Gloves to the Market This Year
One thing that's missing in VR today (among all the other things that still require a couple or more generations to be fully developed) is actual physical interaction with the VR world.
March 2, 2018
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Heads-up: Google's official AR apps are coming to these phones
Play Ghostbusters in the real world -- or anything else an app developer dreams up.
February 23, 2018
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Here are all the wireless VR accessories worth picking up
It's probably not the time to go wireless yet, but it will be soon!
February 5, 2018
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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's Everything We've Heard About Facebook's New Cheaper Oculus VR Device
Nine months after rumors first started flying that Facebook was working on a virtual reality product that's cheaper than the Oculus Rift new reports say the company is preparing to unleash the standalone device next year.
July 13, 2017
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Here's everything you can do in Windows Mixed Reality right now
Windows Mixed Reality is here, but what can it be used for?
October 18, 2017
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HoloBox: A Virtual Green Screen Studio For Mixed Reality Videos
Dave Price, aka Weird Wizard Dave, a software developer and YouTuber, revealed HoloBox, which is an application that enables you to create "virtual mixed reality" videos for YouTube "let's play" videos.
March 12, 2018
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How Acer's Mixed Reality headset stacks up against the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
Here's how Acer's Windows 10 Mixed Reality headset stacks up against the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
May 19, 2017
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How Apple and Google are redefining the PC
Smartphones have changed the face of personal computing. Google and Apple are marketing Chromebooks and iPads to optimize on that reality.
December 5, 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 much storage do I need for Google Daydream?
Lets talk about space, the irritating frontier.
October 31, 2017
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How serious is Apple about VR?
I was really excited to see Apple talk about VR at WWDC this year. It's a sign that Apple can embrace a market it doesn't entirely control, or possibly even fully understand.
June 9, 2017
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How to access the virtual keyboard and resize windows in Rift Core 2.0
Having issues finding your keyboard or resizing windows? We've got you covered.
December 14, 2017
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How to add joysticks to HTC Vive wands
There's a solution for those who feel the touchpad is lacking.
February 27, 2018
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How to apply skins to your HTC Vive base stations
Give your base stations a fresh coat of paint.
June 21, 2017
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How to avoid motion sickness in VR
Why does motion sickness happen to me?
February 12, 2018
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How to Browse the Web on Daydream
Here's what we can do with Web on Daydream so far.
October 3, 2017
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How to build a PC for Windows Mixed Reality
What hardware do I need in a PC for Windows Mixed Reality?
June 15, 2017
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How to build your own VR backpack (and why you might not want to)
Why would you want to build your own VR backpack? To save money and move freely!
October 6, 2017
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How to change environments in SteamVR Home
Give your space a fresh coat of paint with environments for SteamVR Home.
June 5, 2017
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How to choose your microphone with the HTC Vive
Don't want to use the HTC Vive's integrated microphone? Here's how to use any device with the headset.
October 2, 2017
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How to Chromecast your Gear VR
What is Chromecast for Gear VR?
July 13, 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 clean your Samsung Gear VR
Keeping your Gear VR clean isn't a difficult process, but you have to know a few tricks to do it.
March 23, 2018
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How to collect Earned Elements in Oculus Home
Want to earn some Elements on your Oculus Rift?
December 28, 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 Circular Glare in Daydream View 2.0
New Lenses means positives and negatives.
December 6, 2017
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How to deal with controller issues on Daydream with Galaxy S8
Solve those controller issues with these tips!
August 30, 2017
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How to deal with Gear VR overheating
These tips ought to help if your phone overheats while playing Gear VR.
May 25, 2017
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How to deal with Samsung Gear VR crashing
The Gear VR is a great way to get into virtual reality at a relatively low price point. But as with all tech, it can run into issues and crash. While this is a frustrating issue, there are a few things to do before contacting customer support.
December 6, 2017
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How to enable room-scale on Oculus Rift
How do I set up room-scale on Oculus Rift?
May 26, 2017
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How to enroll in the Oculus Rift Public Test Channel
Test changes to the Oculus Rift platform before they're officially released!
December 6, 2017
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How to factory reset a Windows Mixed Reality headset
It's not as easy as a push of a button, but you can completely reset your Windows Mixed Reality headset. Here's how.
March 16, 2018
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How to find the best VR videos on YouTube
There are a lot of choices for you here. Let's Dive in.
August 16, 2017
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How to find your Gear VR model number
Samsung made the model numbers very tiny on the Gear VR. Here's how to find them.
November 29, 2017
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How to fix a black screen when installing apps on Daydream
Prepare for the Blackness! Or don't, and fix it with this guide.
November 9, 2017
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How to fix a fatal error when attempting to launch some Oculus Rift games
Why am I seeing a fatal error when trying to launch some Oculus Rift games?
June 14, 2017
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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 Controller Lag in Star Trek: Bridge Crew
The fate of your starship depends on you! Don't let lag ruin it!
June 27, 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 motion controller tracking loss in Windows Mixed Reality
You can use these tips to better track your Windows Mixed Reality controllers.
January 15, 2018
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How to fix Oculus Rift audio problems
Why isn't sound working properly in my Rift's built-in headphones?
June 7, 2017
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How to fix Oculus Rift HDMI issues
Why am I getting a Rift HDMI error?
January 3, 2018
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How to fix SteamVR compositor errors in Windows Mixed Reality
Seeing an IPC compositor error when attempting to use Windows Mixed Reality with SteamVR? There's an easy fix!
November 28, 2017
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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 the most common Windows Mixed Reality problems
Having problems with Windows Mixed Reality? Here's how to fix the most common issues.
October 25, 2017
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How to fix voice search problems on Gear VR
How do I enable voice search for my Gear VR?
November 8, 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 Doom VR on your headset
Here's how you can play Doom VFR on everything!
November 30, 2017
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How to get Oculus refunds
You can now get your money back for an Oculus Rift game, app, or experience that doesn't wow you.
October 11, 2017
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How to get the best Daydream games for free
With a few tricks, you can get the Daydream games you crave for absolutely free.
June 9, 2017
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How to get the perfect fit with the HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap
The headphones are nice, but it's the fit that really makes this headset.
June 8, 2017
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How to get your VR app started with Unity on macOS
Want to port your SteamVR Unity app to macOS? Here's where to start!
November 15, 2017
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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 improve the HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap
It's nice, but it's not perfect.
March 15, 2018
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How to install the Deluxe Audio Strap on your HTC Vive
Adding a Deluxe Audio Strap to your Vive is easy, but a little nerve wracking.
June 8, 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 manage who gets notified when you stream your Gear VR to Facebook
For now, everyone is going to know when you are livestreaming to Facebook
May 15, 2017
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How to make your VR setup portable
VR doesn't have to tie you to a room. Use these tips to move around and share the virtual love.
January 3, 2018
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How to move from Gear VR to Daydream
Making the jump from Gear VR to Daydream doesn't take much.
September 1, 2017
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How to pair your HTC Vive controllers
Can't get your controllers connected? Here's how to pair them!
July 13, 2017
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How to Pin and Unpin Windows in Rift Core 2.0
Pinning a window is easier than you think!
December 13, 2017
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How to play GameCube and Wii games with Dolphin VR
How do I set up the Dolphin VR emulator for Rift and Vive?
August 11, 2017
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How to prepare your HTC Vive for Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Is my Vive ready for Star Trek: Bridge Crew?
May 23, 2017
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How to prepare your Oculus Rift for Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Are you ready for Star Trek: Bridge Crew?
May 16, 2017
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How to prevent lens fog with any VR headset
Clear up your sight with these quick tips to reduce lens fog in virtual reality.
October 20, 2017
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How to prevent Oculus Home from starting when you launch SteamVR
How do I stop Oculus Home from starting every time I launch a game in SteamVR?
August 29, 2017
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How to properly clean your Oculus Rift
Time to bust out the cleaning supplies
March 26, 2018
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How to put prescription lenses in your VR headset
How do I use prescription lenses with my VR headset?
June 16, 2017
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How to quickly fix Fallout 4 VR since Bethesda won't
You don't have to wait for Bethesda to update your game if you can do a few simple tweaks.
March 13, 2018
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How to reduce the brightness of your HTC Vive display
Is the HTC Vive a little harsh on your eyes? These are the steps to reduce its brightness.
May 22, 2017
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How to request a refund on Gear VR games
If you don't like that new Gear VR game, just request a refund!
October 10, 2017
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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 set up your Gear VR
You got a free VR headset with your new phone! Here's how you use it.
November 7, 2017
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How to set up your HTC Vive base stations without drilling holes
Put the drill down, and back away slowly.
December 26, 2017
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How to set up your Samsung Gear VR
You got a free VR headset with your new phone! Here's how you use it.
March 22, 2018
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How to split audio between Windows Mixed Reality or VR and PC speakers
Treat spectators to the same sound you're hearing in your Windows Mixed Reality of VR headset.
February 23, 2018
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How to stream 3D movies from your PC to your Gear VR
VR is great for immersing yourself in a virtual cinema, even if you're watching 3D videos.
March 13, 2018
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How to stream Windows Mixed Reality on Twitch and Mixer
Enjoying yourself in Windows Mixed Reality is one thing, but how do you go about sharing it with the rest of the world?
October 20, 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 a screenshot on Oculus Rift (after the 2.0 update)
Keep a record of your VR experiences and achievements.
March 6, 2018
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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 unlock new props via Quests in SteamVR Home
Want a remote-controlled drone for SteamVR Home? Or missing that vital balloonicorn? Here's how to unlock new props.
June 6, 2017
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How to use a keyboard while wearing a VR headset
No peeking under the nose guard!
February 16, 2018
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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 16, 2018
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How to use Daydream inside of Gear VR
Play your favorite Daydream games using your Gear VR headset!
August 25, 2017
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How to use Oculus Desktop in Rift Core 2.0
Rift Core 2.0 features a built-in desktop tool that's making it easier to perform regular PC tasks while in VR.
December 11, 2017
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How to use Oculus Rooms
Oculus Rooms allows you to game with friends in a customizable virtual room. Here's how to get started.
November 21, 2017
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How to use Oculus Touch like a Vive Tracker
Can I use my Touch controllers like a Vive Tracker?
May 15, 2017
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How to use Oculus Video on your Gear VR
So you have a Gear VR, but what can you actually watch on it? Quite a bit if you know where to look.
January 25, 2018
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How to use SteamVR with Windows Mixed Reality
You can now use your Windows Mixed Reality headset and controllers with SteamVR!
November 15, 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 VR Objects feature with Oculus Rift in Rift Core 2.0
How do I use VR Objects with the Oculus Rift?
December 20, 2017
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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 use VRChat with Samsung Gear VR
You don't need a pricey PC-based VR setup to enjoy VRChat.
February 13, 2018
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How to use your Apple VR Dev Kit eGPU enclosure with a separate display
Need extra workspace whilst creating your awesome VR App? Add a separate display to your eGPU enclosure!
July 3, 2017
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How to use your desktop in VR
What app do I need to use my desktop in VR?
July 25, 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?
December 27, 2017
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How to watch 360-degree YouTube videos on Oculus Rift
Playing 360-degree videos in Rift is possible, and there are a few ways to do it.
November 7, 2017
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How to watch 3D movies on your Gear VR
How do I watch 3D movies in my Gear VR?
February 12, 2018
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How to watch movies on your HTC Vive
These are the best apps for watching movies with your HTC Vive.
June 26, 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 to watch the Champions League in VR
It's time for the Champions League finals, and now you can watch in VR!
May 29, 2017
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How virtual reality developers are surviving the hype cycle
Today, Oculus kicks off its fourth annual Connect developers conference, where the Facebook-owned company will set the tone for virtual reality development in 2018. Connect will be capping off what's arguably been the quietest year for virtual reality since the original Rift development kit shipped in 2013.
October 11, 2017
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HP Doubles Down On VR For Business With New Enterprise Products, Services
HP announced an updated range of products and services that aim to help businesses adopt virtual reality technology.
February 5, 2018
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HP has a new Windows Mixed Reality headset, and adds VR to Device as a Service
HP made a number of VR- and workstation-related announcements at Solidworks World today, including a refreshed Z4 Workstation that includes Intel's X-series processors. On the VR side though, the company is introducing the Windows Mixed Reality Headset Pro.
February 5, 2018
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HP is bringing VR and Windows Mixed Reality to the workplace
HP is giving professionals more options for VR in the workplace.
February 5, 2018
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HP unveils sleek Pavilion All-In-One PCs with Windows Hello and 7th-gen Intel processors
HP has unveiled a range of sleek all-in-one Windows 10 PCs, with "architecturally inspired design". The company is promoting the devices to home users as "the magnet that draws the family together".
July 25, 2017
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HTC and Google scrap plans for Daydream VR headset
HTC revealed its new Focus VR headset earlier this week, but lost in the fanfare was the revelation that HTC and Google have canceled plans to bring a Daydream-powered VR unit to the United States and Europe.
November 15, 2017
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HTC announces information on the international release of the Vive Focus
Late last year HTC announced a stand-alone version of its popular Vive VR headset in a bid to expand its reach beyond those users who happen to also own a very powerful PC. Much like the Oculus Go, the headset allows the user to experience immersive worlds all without the need for a smartphone or PC by their side.
March 22, 2018
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HTC Announces Standalone Vive Focus with 6DoF Tracking, Cancels Daydream VR Headsets
HTC on Tuesday formally introduced its new standalone Vive Focus VR headset at the Vive Developers Conference (VDC) in Beijing. The VR HMD is based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC and is compatible with content developed using the Vive Wave VR SDK and distributed through the VivePort VR store.
November 15, 2017
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HTC announces Vive Pro
Wireless adapter also announced.
January 8, 2018
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HTC Announces Vive Pro VR Headset and Vive Wireless Adapter
For some time the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift were the two VR headsets you could get for PCs, but the landscape is changing now with Windows Mixed Reality headsets, like the Lenovo Explorer, now available.
January 9, 2018
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HTC announces Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adapter
As it turns out, HTC's teasing of a new Vive product late last week was well warranted. Today, at their press conference before CES 2018, HTC announced two new hardware products--the Vive Pro and the Vive Wireless adapter.
January 8, 2018
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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 May Sell Off Its Vive VR Business - Report
VR faces reality.
August 28, 2017
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HTC May Spin Off or Sell Its Virtual Reality Business
In the early days of Android, HTC carved out a significant space for itself. It brought the first 4G-capable phone to the US (the HTC Evo 4G) and back in 2011 it actually held more market share (24%) than Samsung (21%) or Apple (20%). Over the past six years, however, the company has taken a hammering.
August 25, 2017
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HTC Recommends GTX 1070, Vega 56 For Vive Pro
Last week HTC stirred up controversy with the Vive Pro price announcement. The company revealed that the HMD-only upgrade would sell for $800, and Vive fans reacted with outrage.
March 27, 2018
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HTC unveils higher-resolution Vive Pro VR headset with built-in headphones
HTC is refreshing its Vive headset with a new Pro model today. The original Vive debuted nearly two years ago, and the new Vive Pro is clearly designed to address some of the complaints of that earlier headset. HTC is increasing the resolution of the dual-OLED displays to 2880 x 1600 (1400 x 1600 per eye, and 615 ppi), a 78 percent increase from the 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 per eye) resolution in the current Vive.
January 8, 2018
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HTC unveils the Vive Pro and wireless Vive Adapter
HTC today revealed its latest VR headset, the Vive Pro, at CES 2018. The new headset bumps up the resolution by a huge amount, and also comes with built-in headphones.
January 8, 2018
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HTC Vive accessory guide
Helping you find cool accessories for your HTC Vive.
September 26, 2017
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HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap: Should you buy it?
What is this Deluxe Audio Strap all about, anyway?
June 19, 2017
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HTC Vive gets its first permanent price cut, now down 25 percent
That's a $200 savings, but still not as cheap as $399 Oculus Touch bundle.
August 21, 2017
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HTC Vive Price Dropped To $599
That's a $200 price drop for HTC's VR headset.
August 21, 2017
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HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset to expand VR market with low cost, dedicated hardware
During the ChinaJoy 2017 event in Shanghai, VR pioneer HTC announced its standalone VR headset aimed at the China market. This marks the first major player in the virtual reality space to officially reveal a standalone product intended for the broad consumer market that requires a more affordable, portable VR solution.
July 27, 2017
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HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset Unveiled for China
HTC has announced a new VR headset that is a standalone unit needing no smartphone or PC and is aimed directly at the Chinese market. The new product appears to be called the Vive Standalone VR and is powered by the VIVEPORT content platform. It was announced at the ChinaJoy 2017 show.
July 27, 2017
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HTC Vive troubleshooting guide
Experiencing issues with your HTC Vive? Here are some common issues and the easiest ways to fix them.
June 27, 2017
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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!
February 5, 2018
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HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality system requirements
What are the system requirements for VR?
June 19, 2017
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HTC won't release a Daydream VR headset after all
HTC and Google confirm that plans for a wireless Daydream headset have been cancelled.
November 14, 2017
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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 Standalone Vive Focus to Launch Worldwide This Year
HTC announced this week that its standalone Vive Focus VR headset with six-degree-of-freedom tracking (6DoF) will hit the market worldwide later this year. In a bid to ensure that there is content for the Vive Focus on the market by the time it arrives to retail outlets, HTC is making available appropriate developer kits to registered software makers in most countries starting immediately.
March 22, 2018
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HTC's Vive Focus VR headset is super cool, but you can't have one
It was supposed to be the first Daydream Standalone headset, but HTC is doing something potentially more interesting now.
March 20, 2018
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HTC's Vive Goes Wireless With New Adapter; New High-Res Vive Pro Also Revealed
You'll finally be able to ditch the wires with a Vive or the upcoming Vive Pro.
January 8, 2018
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HTC's Vive Pro offers resolution bump, wireless adapter, and better microphones
Rather than replace the Vive, HTC is offering the ability to go Pro.
January 8, 2018
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HTC's Vive Pro offers resolution bump, wireless adapter, and better microphones
Rather than replace the Vive, HTC is offering the ability to go Pro.
January 8, 2018
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HTC's Vive Pro will add more pixels to an otherwise familiar-looking VR system [Updated]
Nearly two years after the launch of the HTC Vive virtual reality system, its creators have finally revealed a hardware revision for the headset: the HTC Vive Pro. The naming convention hints at what to expect. The refreshed headset, which currently has no price, will arrive in "Q1" of 2018, and it adds one huge upgrade (and a few small ones) to an otherwise familiar-looking Vive.
January 8, 2018
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HTC's Viveport Subscription for VR games will get a price hike next month
HTC rolled out the Viveport Subscription program last year that gave HTC Vive virtual reality headset owners access to a pool of apps from the Viveport store, from which, subscribers could select five apps per month to go on their virtual reality escapades.
February 15, 2018
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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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Humaneyes Vuze+ Is a 3D 360 Camera For 'Prosumers'
HumanEyes introduced a new version of its Vuze VR camera called the Vuze+, which includes advanced features for "prosumers." The new camera features improved lenses, better audio capture hardware, and stronger dust and water protection. The Vuze+ is also able to livestream.
January 9, 2018
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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 gave up on VR, but I believe again. Sort of
Commentary: Aren't Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR just fads? People smarter than me disagree with my pessimism. Weird, says CNET's Daniel Van Boom.
November 16, 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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iEyes? An Apple AR wearable device is reportedly on track for 2020
The future is becoming clearer.
November 8, 2017
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If you care about great Windows Mixed Reality experiences, you should support ReMixed
Look at what you can do on an Oculus Rift, and tell developers you want those experiences.
March 13, 2018
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IFA 2017: ASUS announces Windows Mixed Reality headset and new laptops with Windows 10
Today at IFA, ASUS announced the new ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset, unveiled the brand-new Republic of Gamers (ROG) Chimera gaming laptop and ROG curved monitor, and introduced the latest thin and light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops, all powered by Windows 10.
August 30, 2017
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Immersv raises $10.5M to shake up mobile advertising with some VR flair
While VR has shown consumers a great deal of what's possible when it comes to immersive experiences, the world of potential that VR opens to advertisers has not been explored so heavily,
August 18, 2017
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In the Augmented Reality Race Microsoft Is Now Playing Catch Up Despite Early Announcements
Based on today's news from Google about the launch of their ARCore development kit and Apple's introduction and launch of their ARKit back at WWDC in early June of this year, it feels like Microsoft is now playing catch up in an area they actually announced ahead of both companies.
August 29, 2017
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Inside Google Tango's augmented reality dreams
Tango phones show off the true potential of an augmented world.
May 18, 2017
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Inside Microsoft's Plan to Bring AI to its HoloLens Goggles
Tech companies are keen to bring cool artificial intelligence features to phones and augmented reality goggles--the ability to show mechanics how to fix an engine, say, or tell tourists what they are seeing and hearing in their own language. But there's one big challenge: how to manage the vast quantities of data that make such feats possible without making the devices too slow or draining the battery in minutes and wrecking the user experience.
July 25, 2017
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Inside Oculus and Black Eyed Peas' VR comic book
"When people view VR, it's an over-sensory experience like 'What the fuck?!' " will.i.am says, wildly spinning his head around as you can see in the GIF below. That was the Black Eyed Peas' frontman's inspiration for creating a 90-minute VR comic book that moves at your pace and lets emotion sink in instead of battering you with visuals.
January 19, 2018
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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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Intel is building a Windows VR experience for the Winter Olympics
Intel says it's planning to deliver a Windows Mixed Reality experience for the Winter Olympics next year. A company spokesperson appeared, in virtual reality, at Microsoft's special Mixed Reality event in San Francisco this morning. While Intel hasn't demonstrated exactly what it's building, it will likely be similar to the VR broadcasts from NBC during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
October 3, 2017
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Intel's WiGig solution for HTC Vive: Questions answered
Is it time to get excited about wireless VR?
June 5, 2017
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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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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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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.
January 22, 2018
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Kinect to Driver4VR
Today's product is one that's pretty cool that turns your Kinect (old or new) into a VR Controller!
September 28, 2017
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Kopin and Goertek unveil an OLED microdisplay based VR HMD reference design
In January 2017 Kopin unveiled its first OLED microdisplay, the 1-inch 120 Hz 2k x 2k Lightning panel, and in March 2017 Kopin announced that it is developing a VR headset in collaboration with Goertek - a mobile VR headset that uses the Lightning OLED microdisplay.
June 2, 2017
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L'Oreal acquires Modiface, a major AR beauty company
L'Oreal announced today that it has acquired Modiface, a company that's had a hand in the creation of many custom augmented reality beauty apps, including those from Sephora and Estee Lauder.
March 16, 2018
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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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Lenovo Announces Mirage VR Camera and Untethered Motion-Tracking Daydream Headset
Lenovo has announced new pricing information for its Mirage Solo headset and Mirage VR Camera. In lieu of the specific pricing originally reported, the Mirage Camera will now start at "under $300" while the Mirage Solo will start "under $400." Original article follows below.
January 9, 2018
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Lenovo Announces the Explorer Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Lenovo's take on the Windows Mixed Reality platform, which we covered a few days ago as featuring Steam VR support and a still-in-its-infancy Halo VR experience, has just been named. The Explorer MR will set you back $349 for just the headset, or $449 for the headset plus a pair of 6-DoF (Degrees of Freedom) controllers.
August 31, 2017
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Lenovo Details Its Standalone Daydream VR HMD, The Mirage Solo at CES 2018
Back in May 2017, at the Google I/O conference, Good discussed the next stage of the roadmap for its Daydream VE platform. The company announced that it worked with Qualcomm to create a reference design to help partners create standalone Daydream headsets powered by Qualcomm's latest and greatest SoC and features inside-out tracking
January 11, 2018
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Lenovo Immerses into Windows Mixed Reality with Lenovo Explorer
Lenovo has introduced its augmented/virtual reality head mounted display (HMD) compatible with the Windows Mixed Reality platform. The Lenovo Explorer device requires a PC to operate and runs applications developed for WMR or Microsoft HoloLens and other AR/VR devices.
September 1, 2017
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Lenovo Mirage Solo hands-on: The first Daydream headset that doesn't need a phone
The next phase in Google's VR strategy starts today.
January 9, 2018
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Lenovo Mirage Solo is a standalone Daydream VR headset
The Mirage Solo will allow you to experience high-quality VR without your phone.
December 27, 2017
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Lenovo Mirage Solo versus Oculus Go
Google and Oculus are competing like never before.
January 9, 2018
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Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream Headset hands-on
Those who delved into the world of mobile VR in the past might not have been all sold by the limitless possibilities of the experiences, but Lenovo's upcoming Mirage Solo with Daydream headset might change their stance.
January 10, 2018
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Lenovo Mirage VR Camera Offers 3D, 180-Degree Capture And Daydream Integration
Lenovo unveiled the Mirage Solo Daydream VR headset. At the same time, the company also launched a portable point-and-shoot VR camera that's similar to the LucidCam will let you create your own VR content without the need for expensive specialized recording equipment. Lenovo's Mirage Camera is small enough to fit in your pocket, and it weighs just 139g, so you can carry it with you anywhere.
January 9, 2018
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Lenovo's Explorer Mixed Reality headset starts at just $349.99
It's been a while since we first saw Lenovo's first take on a mixed reality headset designed to work with Windows 10. But now, here at IFA 2017, it's finally a formal announcement: this is the Lenovo Explorer.
August 31, 2017
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Lenovo's Jedi Challenges AR game uses your Android phone as its brain
Train like a Jedi, with a little help from Augmented Reality.
August 31, 2017
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Lenovo's Jedi Challenges AR game uses your iPhone as its brain
Train like a Jedi, with a little help from Augmented Reality.
August 31, 2017
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Lenovo's Mirage Solo is a standalone VR headset with Google Daydream
At Lenovo's press event at CES 2018 in Las Vegas today, the company introduced the Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera, for consuming and creating virtual reality content, respectively. The Mirage Solo is a standalone Google Daydream headset, something that was initially teased at Google's I/O developer conference last year.
January 9, 2018
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Lenovo's Mirage Camera streams 180-degree VR video to YouTube
Lenovo is launching a point-and-shoot camera designed to live stream 180-degree VR video. The Lenovo Mirage Camera, as it's called, has two fisheye cameras that record super-wide-angle 3D footage. It can store images and video locally, but Google and Lenovo collaborated to connect it with Google Photos and YouTube -- where people can watch on either a flat screen or a VR headset.
January 9, 2018
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LG changing strategy in a bid to turn smartphone fortunes around, will release new models "when it is needed"
Yesterday, we reported on LG's apparent plans of delaying the announcement of its G7 flagship model to mid-March. Today, the Korean company revealed its intentions of changing its entire smartphone strategy in order to try and bring its mobile division back to profitability.
January 11, 2018
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LG V30 could arrive with free Google Daydream headset
It has been almost a month since the announcement of the LG V30 and so far the firm has been relatively quiet about an upcoming release date or price. As eager consumers patiently wade through an array of options, it appears that the handset might arrive to retail with a sweet bonus attached.
September 25, 2017
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LiveLike raises $9.6M to get more broadcasters streaming in VR
LiveLike, a startup that powers VR streaming experiences for broadcasters like FOX Sports and Sky, has raised a $9.6M Series B round led by Greycroft Partners and Lepe Partners. This brings total funding raised to just over $23M.
February 15, 2018
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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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LucidCam review: Stereoscopic 3D VR creation comes to the masses
LucidCam addresses one of the issues that prevents wide adoption of virtual reality (VR): VR headsets aren't hard to find, but VR content creation remains a major barrier.
August 15, 2017
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Lucid VR begins sales of its LucidCam 3D VR camera
Lucid VR has announced the general availability of the LucidCam, its 3D VR camera.
June 23, 2017
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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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Lucid VR's 180-Degree Camera Shipping Just In Time For Google's VR180 Platform
After nearly two years of development and marketing, Lucid VR is finally bringing its 180-degree 3D camera to the market. Crowdfunding partners have hardware in their hands, and the company is gearing up for general availability.
June 23, 2017
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Lumus shows off the latest of its increasingly tiny augmented reality displays
As Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook all look towards getting augmented reality glasses out into the market to push their vision of the world directly into viewers' eyeballs, they're running into a common challenge. While these tech titans have grown familiar with miniaturizing complex technologies, AR displays are an area where the technology is still requiring a lot of R&D to push breakthroughs.
January 9, 2018
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Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles, says it's shipping next year
After more than three years, Magic Leap has unveiled what it describes as a "creator edition" of its augmented reality system. The Magic Leap One consists of a pair of oversized cyberpunk-y goggles, a puck-shaped external computer called a Lightpack, and a handheld controller.
December 20, 2017
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Magic Leap unveils its long-awaited augmented reality system
Magic Leap is a secretive company that has received a lot of coverage in the media, mainly due to the amount of funding it's received, including a sizeable investment from Google.
December 20, 2017
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Magic Leap's staggering VR goggle technology just got even better!
Rony keeps feeding the hype machine! Wow! Woo! Yay! Hoopla! Panowie!
February 15, 2018
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Making sure you are VR ready
It's important to make sure your computer can handle VR in a way that guarantees fun.
December 27, 2017
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ManoMotion Releases Camera-Based Hand Gesture Tracking Technology, Free SDK Available Now
ManoMotion revealed a camera-based 3D real-time hand gesture tracking technology that lets you see your real hands in VR, AR, and MR experiences on mobile devices.
June 1, 2017
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Mantis Headphone complete your PlayStation VR experience!
Clip on headphones are a great alternative to earbuds.
August 11, 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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Massless Introduces Massless Pen VR Peripheral For 3D Modelling, CAD Professionals
Massless Corporation announced its entry into the VR peripheral market. The company set its sights on the professional 3D design and engineering industry with an input device that makes manipulating 3D objects in VR easier and more precise. The Massless Pen brings the familiarity of a tool you've used all your life into the virtual world.
June 2, 2017
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Merge VR launches $1 million fund to fuel VR and AR developers
There are a lot of great ideas out there -- they just need the resources to make them happen.
June 6, 2017
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Microsoft Announces Dell, Asus, and Lenovo's Mixed Reality Headsets
With Virtual Reality still trying to gain traction, there have been a number of games and peripherals/accessories created to make VR gaming easier and more convenient. Aside from isolating the player from their environment by simulating anything from wizard warfare to playing pub games, there are the headsets that utilize the player's current environment to produce visuals that the user can interact with.
June 8, 2017
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Microsoft announces new mixed-reality jobs and education partnerships for British Columbia
Microsoft to hire another 50 new employees in mixed reality, partners with BCIT on mixed-reality curriculum and announces computer science pilot program for high schools
November 1, 2017
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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 HoloLens: How mixed reality is finding fans in the hard hat gang
In business, mixed and augmented reality makes a lot more sense than virtual reality.
March 16, 2018
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Microsoft needs to clarify Windows Mixed Reality's purpose if it's going to succeed
What will it take for Windows Mixed Reality to be a hit? Here are some thoughts about where we are and where we need to be.
August 25, 2017
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Microsoft outlines its plans for Windows Mixed Reality
At an event in San Francisco, Microsoft made several key announcements related to its Windows Mixed Reality platform.
October 3, 2017
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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 mixed reality with two tiers of PCs and a Halo game tease
Xbox One X or mixed reality hardware? It's your dollar.
August 28, 2017
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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 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 to Launch First-Party Titles for Its Mixed Reality HMDs?
Microsoft has been slowly building up its mixed reality endeavor, by baking in support for the platform in its latest Windows 10 updates, as well as the recent announcements of actual HMDs from hardware partners like HP and Acer. Acer's solution, their Mixed Reality HMD, will ship to developers and customers with a $400 price-tag for both the headset and a pair of 6 DoF controllers, which easily remind users of HTC's Vive and Oculus's Rift controllers.
May 16, 2017
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Microsoft was leading the world in AR; now it's at risk of being left behind
HoloLens was inspirational, but it's ARKit and ARCore that are going to win developers.
August 29, 2017
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Microsoft's 2018 Mixed Reality plans show progress toward immersive digital future
Microsoft's HoloLens creator Alex Kipman dreams of "a screen-less" reality where the digital and physical worlds co-exist in three-dimensional space.
March 5, 2018
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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 Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor
Ever since Microsoft announced HoloLens, the company has kept its presentations and information on the mixed-reality glasses and ecosystem isolated as more of a developer curiosity than a mass market product.
July 25, 2017
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Microsoft's 'View Mixed Reality' Offers AR-Like Features For Windows PCs
Microsoft is making big moves to bring the Windows operating system into the immersive technology age. The company is preparing to bring forth its Windows Mixed Reality platform, which brings elements of AR and VR (hence, "mixed") together and into the same ecosystem as your desktop PC and laptop.
August 23, 2017
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Mirage Solo with Daydream is Lenovo and Google's VR headset
Mobile VR's future may be phone-free and offer more freedom of movement, too.
January 9, 2018
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Mixed Reality Beginners Guide
Today's post is from the one and only Simon Jackson and given last week's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release, this seemed like the prefect post to highlight...
October 26, 2017
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Mixed Reality Lunar Module
Today's HoloLens project comes to us from the very cool Microsoft Mixed Reality Design Labs
August 31, 2017
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Modern Dad really likes the HTC U11
Another great phone from HTC, but the same question remains: Can they actually sell it?
June 23, 2017
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More on Oculus' plans for a "spectrum" of standalone VR headsets
Wireless devices will aim for mass-market price, won't replace the Rift.
July 14, 2017
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Motorola is working on a VR headset for its phones
Motorola has put together an eclectic selection of Moto Mod accessories for its smartphones, ranging from an Alexa speaker to an instant camera. So it was probably only a matter of time until we arrived at this: a virtual reality headset, custom-built for the Moto Z line and its big, circular camera bump.
March 9, 2018
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Motorola's stepping into the VR space with its 'Virtual Viewer' Moto Mod
Motorola's dipped its toes in just about every niche possible with its Moto Mods. We've seen a projector, Polaroid printer, battery packs, game pads, and more, and it looks like Motorola's next step will be into the world of VR.
March 9, 2018
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Mozilla Servo Team To Begin Focusing On VR / Mixed Reality
Mozilla will be investing more into mixed reality / VR / mobile with their Servo developers now focusing their low-level work in these fields. Servo developers will work on implementing the GeckoView API and begin testing with various AR/VR devices.
March 9, 2018
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MR Schooling at the Mixed Reality Academy
With this month's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Mixed Reality (MR) is going to be big. Looking to get on this bandwagon?
October 12, 2017
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Netgear is spinning off its Arlo security camera business
Netgear announced this afternoon that it plans to spin off its Arlo wing into a standalone business. The networking hardware giant's board of directors has unanimously approved the decision and plans to have the separation to be completed by the second half of this year.
February 6, 2018
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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 Google Headset, Camera Aim to Spread VR Beyond Gaming
Virtual reality devices are still mostly purchased by a niche market: gamers. Google wants to change that.
January 10, 2018
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New Pico Neo VR Headset Features 6DoF Head and Controller Tracking
At a press conference held in their global headquarters in Beijing, Pico officially revealed the Pico Neo as the world's first mass-produced standalone VR device with six degrees of freedom (6DoF) for both head and controllers.
December 28, 2017
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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 Tools From Google Promise PC Quality VR On Mobile
Google is expanding its Daydream VR platform at the same time that it's looking to both improve the quality of VR content and make developing great experiences easier.
May 18, 2017
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New type of magnetic controller for VR headsets detailed in Samsung patent application
Samsung is already a major player in the developing mobile VR space, as the tech giant has sold more than 5 million units of its Gear VR headsets. The popularity of the gadget can be attributed to the fact that it's relatively affordable and Samsung's love for bundling it alongside its flagship smartphones.
June 30, 2017
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New VR headset Moto Mod, the Motorola Virtual Viewer, surfaces
As Motorola works to officially unveil the next-generation modular Moto Z3 series, we could see a whole slew of new Moto Mod accessories for the entire line going back to 2016's Moto Z lineup. A new tweet disseminated today by prolific tipster Evan Blass, reveals that one of the next Moto Mods will be a VR headset named the Motorola Virtual Viewer. Blass leaked an image of the box and the actual headset.
March 9, 2018
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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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Nokia touts future of virtual reality ads... but who's the audience?
Can you pick up product, examine it from all sides? Not yet
July 3, 2017
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Nvidia looks to the AI future
An interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang
March 26, 2018
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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 wants enterprises to join it in Holodeck VR environment
Nvidia is inviting 3D designers aboard its Holodeck, a high-resolution collaborative environment that businesses can use to design, develop and demonstrate their products in virtual reality.
October 10, 2017
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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 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 'Dash' replaces your computer monitor with VR
Oculus Rift has a whole new user interface that lets you customize your VR Home space and replace your traditional computer monitor with nearly unlimited VR screenspace. Oculus Core 2.0 is rolling out in beta in December.
October 11, 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 Go Dynamic Clock Speed Adjustments Preserve Battery Life, Reduce Heat
Oculus revealed some of the secret sauce that enables the older Snapdragon SoC in the Oculus Go to deliver a better mobile VR experience than today's modern smartphones with their robust VR-optimized processors. The Oculus Go runtime dynamically adjusts the SoC parameters to maintain a constant level of performance while conserving battery power and reducing heat output.
March 22, 2018
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Oculus Go is built by Xiaomi and has a Snapdragon 821 processor
Facebook VR VP Hugo Barra just showed up at Qualcomm's CES 2018 press conference to share some news on Oculus Go, the $199 standalone headset announced in October. As you'd expect, it turns out that the device uses a Qualcomm processor -- it's the Snapdragon 821, otherwise found in the LG G6 and the original Google Pixel.
January 8, 2018
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Oculus Go versus Samsung Gear VR
Take your VR experience with your everywhere, but do you really need your phone to do it?
February 8, 2018
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Oculus Go: Everything you need to know!
We now have a third headset on the way from Oculus.
March 27, 2018
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Oculus has big plans to expand in the greater Seattle area
As Amazon looks to stamp its footprint beyond the Seattle area, Oculus is making further inroads into the Pacific Northwest's major tech hub. As reported by Seattle-based tech site GeekWire, local real estate sources say that the Facebook-owned virtual reality company is in the market for a 200,000-square-foot R&D space in nearby Redmond, which already houses some Oculus research efforts.
November 20, 2017
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Oculus has put an end to the 'no games for VR' argument
Oculus is playing a leading role in proving that there are indeed games for VR.
September 1, 2017
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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 Reportedly Making A $200 Standalone Wireless VR Headset
The company might be working on a Gear VR follow-up that doesn't need a phone.
July 13, 2017
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Oculus issues patch to bring Rift VR headsets back to life after catastrophic shutdown
Facebook's Oculus suffered a prolonged, embarrassing outage yesterday because someone at the company forgot to update a certificate, which expired and plunged the company's network of Oculus Rifts into darkness.
March 8, 2018
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Oculus' Jason Rubin Remains Optimistic About VR And Is Proud Of What The Company Has Achieved
Oculus VP compares VR growth to the transition from 2D gaming to the 3D era, discusses privacy concerns, and levies criticism against the competition.
October 18, 2017
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Oculus launches Chromecast support for Gear VR, opening new viewing possibilities
The VR fun doesn't have to be limited to just the person wearing the headset.
May 31, 2017
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Oculus now lets you access the Windows desktop and build your own space in VR
Oculus' Rift Core 2.0 update is now available in beta. The update includes three major parts, which were announced at this fall's Oculus Connect convention: a revamped interface known as Dash; a customizable space called Home; and a feature called Oculus Desktop, which lets users access their Windows apps and desktop inside VR.
December 6, 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 partners with Xiaomi to launch the Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone
Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra made a surprise announcement during Qualcomm's press conference at CES. Barra previously led Xiaomi's international efforts. So it wasn't that surprising to see him announce a new partnership between Xiaomi, Qualcomm and Facebook.
January 8, 2018
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Oculus' prototype Santa Cruz headset feels like a wireless Oculus Rift
ext year, developers will start playing with Oculus' next-generation VR headset: a wireless system codenamed Santa Cruz. Facebook VR chief Hugo Barra stresses that Santa Cruz is a prototype, not a commercial product. But he tells The Verge it's "very representative" of where the company is going, and "realizable" as a consumer headset.
October 12, 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 releases fix after temporarily breaking Rift VR headsets worldwide
The good news is that it's fixable. But it probably shouldn't have happened in the first place.
March 8, 2018
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Oculus releases full, open source schematics for second Rift dev kit
Plus, details on a cancelled "HD" development kit.
October 11, 2017
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Oculus releases patch for Rift-bricking certificate failure
It is now possible to use your Oculus Rift again.
March 8, 2018
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Oculus reportedly planning $200 standalone wireless VR headset for 2018
Facebook is set to reveal a standalone Oculus virtual reality headset later this year, Bloomberg reports, with a ship date of sometime in 2018. The headset will work without requiring a tethered PC or smartphone, according to the report, and will be branded with the Oculus name around the world, except in China, where it'll carry Xiaomi trade dress and run some Xiaomi software as part of a partnership that extends to manufacturing plans for the device.
July 13, 2017
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Oculus Rift And Controller Bundle Now Permanently Same Price As PSVR Bundle
It's now $500, but you can still get it for $400 for a limited time.
July 14, 2017
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Oculus Rift costs now costs $399. Should you buy it?
Facebook keeps dropping the price on high-end VR. Has the time finally come to say VR is a must-buy? CNET's Scott Stein and Sean Hollister argue both sides.
July 12, 2017
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Oculus Rift is now the most popular VR headset on Steam
But PC gaming's most popular platform still has a relatively tiny VR userbase.
March 5, 2018
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Oculus Rift Just Announced A Stand-Alone Oculus Go Vr Headset, $399 Oculus Rift Price Point
Just $200, with no phone required.
October 11, 2017
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Oculus Rift Platform Temporarily Broken Due to Certificate Expiring
Those of you with an Oculus Rift VR headset might have noticed it being unusable recently, an issue that lit up a corner of the Internet it seems, but has since been fixed. Apparently the issue relates to how the Oculus software contacts servers as the security certificate used to protect the connection expired. Without a current certificate, the connection would not succeed, causing the problem.
March 8, 2018
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Oculus Rift Price Cut Again, And It's Now In Effect
Rift drops to PSVR-level pricing, and well below that of the HTC Vive.
October 11, 2017
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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!
June 5, 2017
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Oculus' Santa Cruz Prototype Opens Up New Possibilities For Wireless VR Headsets
The Santa Cruz 2 prototype provides six degrees of movement and fully-tracked controllers that work surprisingly well.
October 12, 2017
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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 Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half
A new report claims that Oculus is working with Qualcomm to design a headset that won't require tethering to a PC or phone, and will sell for as little as $200. This standalone headset would be a huge step forward for the industry, and it couldn't come at a better time for Oculus.
July 14, 2017
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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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Opinion: 6 reasons why VR isn't ready to succeed, and 1 reason why it will
Virtual reality, or VR, has the potential to break one of the basic tenets of photography: that it's fundamentally a medium based on looking at an image, rather than being immersed in, or part of, an image. However, despite years of technology development, VR has never quite gained traction beyond tech enthusiasts.
June 6, 2017
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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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Patent application reveals a sketch of what Apple's AR glasses could look like
How important are Apple's rumored AR glasses to the future of the company? According to former Wall Street analyst Gene Munster, Apple Glasses will be bigger than the iPhone. Right now, with the iPhone about to take command of the tech world with its tenth anniversary model dubbed iPhone 8, that seems hard to believe. Munster forecasts a peak in iPhone sales by 2019 with Apple Glasses launching the following year.
July 27, 2017
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Pavlov VR Early Access preview: Is this Counter-Strike VR?
A multipurpose shooter that will appeal to Counter-Strike and Call of Duty fans.
June 21, 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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PCI-SIG Finalizes and Releases PCIe 4.0, Version 1 Specification: 2x PCIe Bandwidth and More
This week, PCI-standards consortium PCI-SIG (Special Interest Group) has ratified and released specifications for PCIe 4.0 Specification Version 1, uploading the documents to their PCI-SIG Specification Library. This marks the full release of PCIe 4.0, following up on June's revision 0.9 specification publication.
October 26, 2017
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PCIe 4 specifications arrive
PCI-SIG have announced PCIe 4.0 is on the horizon, with up to 16GT/s or just a hair under 32GB/s transfer rate on a 16x slot. The new standard will also allow devices to use more power, the draw from the slot remains at 75W but external power should be able to exceed 225W without exceeding the specs.
October 26, 2017
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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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Pimax 8K M1 Production Delayed, Still On Track For Q2 Release
Last month, Pimax announced that it expected to have Pimax 8K M1 units ready in early March and that it would "showcase the M1 in roadshows" this month, but progress didn't go according to plan.
March 12, 2018
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PlayStation VR accessory guide
There's more to owning a PlayStation VR than you may realize.
July 12, 2017
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Playstation VR Aim Controller review
Sony nails the target with this well-made VR peripheral.
May 25, 2017
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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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PSA: Your new Galaxy S9 might need a new Gear VR
Don't break your new phone. Follow this advice instead.
February 26, 2018
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Publicis Groupe and Microsoft announce partnership for Marcel AI platform
Marcel will be an industry-first platform to connect Publicis Groupe's 80,000 employees, powered by Microsoft's unparalleled artificial intelligence capabilities
January 26, 2018
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Qualcomm's new XR platform aims to bring room scale VR to mobile
Even with Qualcomm under constant threat of hostile takeover by Broadcom, it has continued to innovate, with the latest product aiming to revolutionize virtual, and augmented reality. Although mobile VR isn't something new, with companies like Samsung and Apple taking the lead on this front, it has always required a powerful smartphone device to operate.
February 22, 2018
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Ranking the Best PlayStation VR add-on Experiences
PlayStation VR add-on experiences deliver new content in ways you might not expect.
January 9, 2018
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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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Rec Room is the most fun you can have in VR
Old fashioned fun with a group of friends is whats on offer here
November 21, 2017
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Remember when Lenovo sold PCs with Superfish adware? It just got a mild scolding from FTC
Settlement requires disclosure and monitoring, not much else
September 5, 2017
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Report: Oculus Prepping Qualcomm SoC-Based Standalone VR HMD
Oculus and its parent company Facebook plan to launch a standalone VR HMD in 2018, according to a report from Bloomberg. In response to our request for a statement on the issue, Oculus did not deny the report. Oculus stated only that it's investing heavily in standalone VR.
July 13, 2017
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Rez Infinite VR for Daydream review: Psychedelic techno bliss
Finding this game in the Google Play Store was a Daydream come true!
February 22, 2018
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Researchers develop data bus for quantum computer
The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories.
November 6, 2017
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Researchers Developing Nanotech Metalenses For AR, VR Headsets
2018 has just begun, and it's already off to a promising start for the VR and AR industries. A team of nanotechnology researchers led by Federico Capasso at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) announced that they discovered a breakthrough in metalens technology that could render traditional glass lenses obsolete. Their research was recently published in the Nature Nanotechnology journal.
January 3, 2018
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Resources to get you started with ARKit
Want to know how to get your start with ARKit?!
November 16, 2017
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RIP Tango: Google announces ARCore, its answer to Apple's ARKit
Back in 2014, Google announced Project Tango, an augmented reality solution that required an array of special sensors built into a device. Companies like Lenovo and ASUS have since built devices that use the technology, but it seems that Google Tango is going away in favor of ARCore, which was announced today.
August 29, 2017
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Roccat Announces Availability of the Horde AIMO Membranical Gaming Keyboard
ROCCAT Studios added the Horde AIMO to the AIMO illumination series, setting a new benchmark for keyboards. Designed and engineered completely from scratch with a view to delivering a gaming-optimized keyboard that was more precise than the competition: The Horde AIMO features unique Membranical keys which combine the strengths of mechanical and the silent and softly padded feel of standard gaming keyboards.
March 26, 2018
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Samsung and Microsoft's Odyssey headset has me excited for VR in 2018
At the beginning of 2017, I wrote about what I thought might be the year's most important virtual reality technology: tracking cameras that would work from inside, not outside, a VR headset. And the results weren't great. Almost every inside-out tracking system I tried was uncomfortable, most of them were barely functional, and none of them seemed anywhere near as good as more traditional high-end headsets.
December 27, 2017
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Samsung announces Gear VR live partnerships with UFC, X-Games and Live Nation
Samsung has just confirmed it has teamed with UFC, X-Games and Live Nation to stream select live events so fans can enjoy immersive VR broadcasts of their favorite action sports and music events through the Gear VR platform.
May 29, 2017
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Samsung Electronics Announces Senior Executive Promotions
Samsung Electronics today announced new appointments of senior executives to form its next generation of leadership.
November 2, 2017
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Samsung Envisions Life Transformed by Artificial Intelligence
Just about every industry today is being transformed by Artificial Intelligence (AI). From retail and entertainment to transportation and healthcare, AI is seeping into our world in ever more profound ways, revolutionizing the way we go about our daily lives.
November 1, 2017
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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 360 review: The best starter camera for VR photography
A new kind of photography requires a new kind of camera.
June 16, 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 Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide
Everything you need to keep your Gear VR running well!
July 27, 2017
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Samsung HMD Odyssey Announced for Windows Mixed Reality Platform
CCurrently VR is dominated by Oculus and HTC Vive headsets, but thanks to Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform, we should be seeing many more headsets in the near future. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are all working on WMR headsets and now Samsung has joined the list with its HMD Odyssey.
October 3, 2017
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Samsung HMD Odyssey Introduces the Ultimate Windows Mixed Reality Experience
Samsung HMD Odyssey provides remarkable immersive experience with Dual AMOLED high-resolution displays, a 110-degree field of view, AKG headphones and built-in 6 DOF inside-out position tracking
October 3, 2017
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Samsung is releasing a new Gear VR because the Note 8 won't fit in older headsets
Alongside the Galaxy Note 8 announced today, Samsung also revealed that it's making yet another iteration of the Gear VR headset that's designed to support the Note and its 6.3-inch display. Aside from accommodating Samsung's newest phone, very little else seems different between this Gear VR and the previous one we saw a few months back that bundled in a handheld, physical controller.
August 23, 2017
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Samsung isn't selling the best Windows Mixed Reality headset in Europe
Samsung unveiled what looks like the best Windows Mixed Reality headset earlier this month. Samsung's Odyssey headset differs from its rivals thanks to dual-OLED displays, a higher 1400 x 1600 resolution per eye, better 110-degree field-of-view, and built-in headphones. While it's a clear Oculus Rift competitor, the company isn't bringing its headset to Europe.
October 18, 2017
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Samsung joins Microsoft's VR parade with its new high-end headset for Windows 10
Microsoft is getting ready to launch the next major update to Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, on October 17. Part of this update includes full support for Windows Mixed Reality, the company's name for the continuum between augmented reality and full virtual reality.
October 3, 2017
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Samsung patents an authentication method for Gear VR based on "head recognition"
The Galaxy S8 is undoubtedly one of the most generous phones in terms of security features and biometric authentication offering users not one, but three trendy ways to lock or unlock the device: through a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, and face detection capabilities. But neither these, nor the password- or swipe-based methods can be used to unlock the phone if it is inside the Gear VR headset -- you need to first get it out, unlock it, and then put it back.
June 22, 2017
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Samsung teams up with MLB for VR baseball highlights
Samsung and Major League Baseball want you to experience the spectacle of VR.
June 21, 2017
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Samsung unveils its "Odyssey" mixed-reality headset for Windows 10
Samsung today announced that it would be making the HMD Odyssey VR headset for Windows 10. The announcement came during a Microsoft event along with several other headsets revealed.
October 3, 2017
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Samsung working on a standalone OLED Gear VR with ultra-high pixel density
According to sources in Korea, Samsung is cooking a standalone VR headset that is going to sport an inbuilt display with pixel density much higher than any other device on the market at the moment.
June 21, 2017
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Samsung's HMD Odyssey is the best way to experience Microsoft's Mixed Reality
When Microsoft announced its entrance into the VR headset market, its partner products were attractive and relatively inexpensive, but didn't live up to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in terms of pure image quality and specs. Enter Samsung's HMD Odyssey, a $499 headset that can compete with the best of them.
February 22, 2018
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Sharing your Gear VR with friends
Sharing a Gear VR with friends is fantastic and fun!
November 22, 2017
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Should you upgrade to Daydream Standalone?
Google Daydream will be made even more portable by not needing your phone
January 23, 2018
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Snap's new AR ads are for overlaying objects onto stuff that isn't your face
Snap had a tough earnings call last week. this could help.
May 15, 2017
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Some Oculus Rift Core 2.0 Features Require Windows 10
Oculus is preparing to launch the public beta of the Rift Core 2.0 update, which includes a new store layout, a new home environment, and multi-tasking features. The update will be available to everyone with a Rift, but Windows 10 users will get a better experience.
November 28, 2017
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Someone made a VR experience where you're George W Bush in a bathtub
Oh, what a time to be alive. Just when I thought I'd seen the strangest stuff VR had for me, I discover George in the Tub, a satirical dig at former US politicians within a placid VR experience.
March 2, 2018
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Sony Isn't Too Comfortable Beating Other VR Headsets By Such A Huge Margin, Executive Admits
"With such a brand new category you want a variety of platforms all doing well to create that rising tide."
September 25, 2017
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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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Standalone Vive Focus VR headset replaces HTC's Google Daydream plans
HTC's Vive Focus VR headset won't need to be connected to a phone or PC to work.
November 14, 2017
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew -- Saving the most people on the Kobiyashi Maru
The Kobiyashi Maru is brutal, but these tips will get you to 120 rescued.
June 13, 2017
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Star Wars gets help from Google's new VR tool
The new tool, called Seurat, could help create immersive Star Wars experiences.
May 18, 2017
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Steam VR Collectibles: Digital Keepsakes In VR
Valve recently introduced SteamVR Home (limited beta), which allows you to choose a virtual home environment and customize it to suit your personality. Now you can decorate your space with items from the VR titles in your Steam catalog. By the second week of June, the company rolled the new SteamVR Home out to everyone. It's still in beta, though, which means that you can expect to see plenty of updates in the coming weeks and months.
June 19, 2017
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SteamVR games coming to Microsoft's $299 VR platform
$399 bundles will also include motion controllers.
August 28, 2017
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Strap In Tight With The Vive Deluxe Audio Head Strap (Hands On)
The Vive Deluxe Audio Head Strap comes out next week, and HTC sent us an early sample to take a look at. The new head strap system adds a mechanical mechanism to secure the HMD, and a pair of headphones so you don't need a separate headset. But is it any good?
May 30, 2017
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Surprise Patch Gives 'Eve: Valkyrie' A Visual Overhaul
CCP Games announced that the PC versions of its flagship VR title, EVE: Valkyrie, will receive a "mandatory patch" today that includes a graphics update for gamers with powerful Nvidia graphics cards.
July 12, 2017
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Survios Believes It Solved The VR Melee Mechanic Problem
Survios believes that it solved the biggest problems that developers face when creating melee combat games for VR. The company's new tech is called Phantom Melee, it will debut next week at GDC.
March 15, 2018
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November 28, 2017
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The 5 Best VR Games Of 2017
Reality keeps expanding.
December 12, 2017
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The augmented reality racing helmet is finally here (sort of) thanks to Acura
Four celebrities will race on an augmented reality course in the new TLX A-Spec.
July 10, 2017
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The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset at CES 2018
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset offers a very easy setup procedure, which might help adoption as the current configuration process for many current VR/AR headsets have created more than a few consumers to return their purchase.
January 8, 2018
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The Best Accessories for Every VR Experience
Curious as to what accessories will truly add to your VR experience? These are the best ones to pair to your headset so far.
January 5, 2018
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The best Daydream apps for watching movies
There are many ways of watching movies on the daydream, here are our favorites.
September 27, 2017
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The Best games for Samsung Gear VR
Games you shouldn't miss on Samsung Gear VR.
June 6, 2017
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The best games for your Samsung Gear VR
There are tons of great games and experiences available on Samsung Gear VR. Finding a great game within the Oculus store can be a pain though, and that's why we're here for you. We've collected the best of the best, and given you the details on each one.
January 26, 2018
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The Best Music Videos to Watch in VR
If music be the food of love, 360 degrees of music is a banquet.
September 6, 2017
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The best phone for Google Daydream
To get the best experience on Daydream, you'll want the best phone for the job.
August 8, 2017
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The Best Sideload VR apps for Gear VR
Sideload VR offers apps and games not available through the Play Store.
September 29, 2017
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The biggest VR and AR announcements of CES 2018
This year was all about polish, and that's a very good thing.
January 15, 2018
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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, PlayStation VR and Windows Mixed Reality controllers
Are all VR motion controllers the same?
May 26, 2017
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The first ARKit apps reveal how Apple's AR works
For Apple's augmented reality, it's all about that camera.
August 29, 2017
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The future of augmented reality may actually be in shopping apps
How the technology is implemented matters more than the device it arrives on.
July 28, 2017
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The Gear VR successor's technology revealed, includes eye tracking and hand recognition
Thanks to Korean firm Visual Camp, we get our first glimpse at a reference variant of the Samsung Exynos VR III head-mounted display -- a standalone unit with built-in displays that connects to a smartphone through the USB port. This is considerably more sophisticated technology than the Samsung Gear VR, which requires mounting the entire smartphone in the headset's front.
July 3, 2017
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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 great Virtual Reality buyer's guide
Pick the experience that best suits your needs.
January 22, 2018
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The great Virtual Reality buyer's guide
Pick the experience that best suits your needs.
January 23, 2018
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The HTC Vive is a life-changing product for people with mobility issues
The HTC Vive lets you see the world when you're unable to go out and be there.
July 11, 2017
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The HTC Vive you can buy now is very different from the original
Take a look at how much the Vive has improved since launch.
June 7, 2017
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The Latest Version Of Unity Is Optimized For AR, MR
Unity announced that Unity 2017.2 is now available. The latest revision of the Unity development platform includes optimizations for Apple ARKit, Google ARCore, and Qualcomm's Vuforia augmented reality. It also includes support for Microsoft's upcoming Windows Mixed Reality platform.
October 12, 2017
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The least painful way to set up HTC Vive Lighthouses!
You should only have to do this once.
June 19, 2017
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The Lenovo Explorer, bringing Clippy to VR
Lenovo's Explorer is their Windows mixed reality headset, allowing you to interact with your Windows desktop and a variety of software and games available from the Microsoft Store.
December 8, 2017
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The Oculus Pacific, bringing VR to the masses?
Coming right after the announced reduction in the price of the Oculus Rift is a rumour about a new VR headset from the company which will cost significantly less than the current model. The Oculus 'Pacific' will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon of some description and will be manufactured by Xiaomi.
July 14, 2017
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The Oculus Rift is getting a customizable VR home room and desktop window support
Oculus is announcing a revamped Rift interface it refers to as Rift Core 2.0, which supports 2D desktop windows and a customizable VR home space. The former system is called Dash, which is based around Facebook's React VR development framework.
October 11, 2017
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The Pico Neo CV Headset Features Inside-Out Tracking, 6DoF Motion Controllers
Pico Technology is gearing up to disrupt the VR industry with the first self-contained, 6-degree of freedom (6DoF) VR headset with 6DoF motion controllers. The Pico Neo CV offers a room-scale VR experience without external cameras or a tethered host computer.
December 28, 2017
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The Researcher Who Wants To Bring AI To Factories
Gargantuan Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn employs more than 1 million people and tens of thousands of robots making iPhones and other electronics. It has a reputation for cost cutting, including at the expense of its workers.
December 14, 2017
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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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The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Welcome to the Bridge, Ensign. You have a lot to learn.
June 16, 2017
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The Vive Pro's New Link Box Adds A Power Button, Ditches HDMI
HTC is gearing up for the imminent release of the Vive Pro. The company is now seeding developers with new hardware, and some have taken to Twitter to share their excitement. In doing so, we've learned more about the upcoming headset upgrade.
March 9, 2018
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The VR dating show makes me want to never date again
You know those gimmick-based dating shows about people going on dates naked, or in the dark, or with some other twist? Someone is doing this for virtual reality now, and while that already may not sound great, I promise that it is worse than it sounds. It's not that Virtually Dating is dumb about VR, or that it sensationalizes it. It's just a dating show that's so boring it tarnishes the concept of dating itself.
August 31, 2017
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The Walking Dead is getting a Pokemon Go-style AR game
Coming to iOS and Android
August 29, 2017
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There's a major lack of quality VR/AR content -- this startup wants to fix that
In the past few years, advances in hardware and software have helped push augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) from test labs into the hands of millions of consumers. Headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft HoloLens and the newer versions of Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems have made it easier for everyone to enjoy a rich AR and VR experience.
February 27, 2018
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There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon
In the wake of Oculus' decision to cut the price of the Oculus Rift with controllers to $400, there's been some worry that this move indicates a major new platform update is imminent. It's not a crazy idea -- plenty of companies, from car dealerships to CPU and sometimes even GPU manufacturers will cut prices to clear inventory and make room for upcoming models. In Oculus' case, however, that doesn't seem to be what's happening.
July 24, 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 some of the weirdest titles you can play in VR
These are our picks for the most unsettling VR experiences!
October 9, 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 Oculus Rift games launching in June
What Rift games are coming out in June?
June 1, 2017
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These are the phones that support Daydream View
Is your phone Daydream-ready? Maybe.
November 29, 2017
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These were the biggest VR games shown at E3 2017
These were the biggest announcements for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR at E3 2017.
June 14, 2017
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This $449 ASUS Mixed Reality headset looks rather gorgeous
ASUS showed off their futuristic-looking Mixed Reality headset, joining a slew of new devices supported by Microsoft.
August 30, 2017
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This AR headset won't replace my monitor, but it's a promising start
Let's just get the weird part out of the way: I'm typing these words on an invisible computer. Well, kind of. There's a visible laptop open on the corner of my desk, but only so my (also not invisible) keyboard and mouse can plug into it. But the window containing these actual words I'm writing?
November 1, 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 blockchain-based platform creates entire cities in virtual reality
For anyone who's paying attention, it won't come as a surprise that virtual reality (VR) is on the verge of becoming mainstream.
February 26, 2018
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This computer science teacher is bringing 250 schools together to learn about climate change
There's a global issue currently at the top of mind for Koen Timmers, rising above the many projects you would expect one of the world's top 50 teachers to be juggling. His latest labor of love is the Climate Action Project -- a digital group project where 250 schools in 69 countries work together to learn about climate change.
November 1, 2017
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This is how every Windows Mixed Reality headset stacks up against each other
Aren't all of these Windows Mixed Reality headsets the same thing?
October 30, 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 what AR was made for - iOS app Pixie helps you locate almost any item in AR
Let's be honest here... How often do you lose your keys or wallet? If you're anything like us, miniature black holes are likely an integral part of your humble abode's interior, slurping anything remotely important in our everyday lives that ventures past their event horizons. Humiliating.
September 26, 2017
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This is your Samsung Gear VR Ultimate Guide!
Whatever you want to do with your Gear VR, we've got the details for you here!
November 2, 2017
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This startup's mixed reality glasses offer a glimpse at the future -- but AR is still in its infancy
Rokid Glass is a pair of AR glasses that look appropriately futuristic, but the reality is much more complicated
January 8, 2018
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Three deep breaths everyone needs to take when talking about Apple AR
There's going to be a lot of chatter about Apple and AR in the coming months.
June 23, 2017
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Three great apps for your Merge Cube
Explore the shiny new world os Augmented Reality with these apps!
August 21, 2017
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Three reasons why you'll want a four-sensor Oculus Rift setup
Should I use a fourth sensor with my Oculus Rift?
August 23, 2017
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Tips and tricks to get the most out of VRChat
VRChat can be a bit confusing at first. Use these tips and tricks to get a virtual leg up.
January 8, 2018
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Tobii and Qualcomm Announce Collaboration on Mobile VR Headsets with Eye-Tracking
Tobii and Qualcomm's collaboration in the VR HMD (head-mounted display) space is a convergence of two recent stories, with Tobii's impressing showing of a prototype HMD device at CES featuring their eye-tracking technology, and Qualcomm's unvieling last month of their updated mobile VR platform, featuring the new Snapdragon 845.
March 16, 2018
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Toshiba DynaEdge Smart Glasses Fit a Monitor in a Monocle
As far as future fashion goes, glasses that double as computers always seemed like a no-brainer. They are as inevitable as flying cars and total rule by corporations. And yet even as wearable technology becomes more of a thing, folks just don't see that interested in strapping computers to their face.
March 12, 2018
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Toshiba unveils new smart glasses powered by a portable Windows 10 Pro PC
Google Glass teased an interesting future, but failed to deliver on its promise. Today, Toshiba picks up where Glass left off, with a pair of Augmented Reality (AR) glasses powered by a mini Windows 10 PC.
March 12, 2018
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Toshiba's Windows 10 AR glasses is augmented reality for the workplace
I clipped on a mini Windows 10 Pro PC and tried out DynaEdge AR Smart Glasses. Turns out, industrial AR is a whole different game than consumer AR.
March 12, 2018
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Touching the Virtual: How Microsoft Research is Making Virtual Reality Tangible
"Ask yourself how you really want to interact with virtual objects? The simple answer is that we want to handle them as if they are real, just reach out a hand to grasp them, pick them up, feel what they're made of, and do all that in a natural way that requires no learning." said Mike Sinclair, principal researcher at Microsoft Research's Redmond, WA labs.
March 8, 2018
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TPCast unveils adapter to enable multiple wireless HTC Vive VR headsets
Late last year, TPCast announced an adapter that cut the HTC Vive cords. The company is back with an enterprise version that delivers 2k content to several HTC Vive units with sub 2ms latency.
March 27, 2018
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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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Tribeca Film Festival unveils its VR and AR lineup
New York City's Tribeca Film Festival released its Immersive lineup this morning, including 20 virtual reality and augmented reality pieces in the Virtual Arcade, plus five that are part of the Storyscapes competition.
March 8, 2018
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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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Try these 10 awesome virtual-reality apps for Google Daydream View
Jump into a new world.
October 25, 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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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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Typing in the Virtual Office Environment: Examining the Effects of Keyboard and Hand Representation in VR
Much of the hype around Virtual Reality, or VR, has focused on immersive gaming and entertainment, but the technology also has profound implications for enhancing the way we work. Imagine the perfect office environment: multiple large displays, proper lighting, free from distractions and isolated from outside disturbances. VR can be used to generate the ideal virtual office--even from the confines of an airplane seat or a tiny touchdown space.
February 5, 2018
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UBI sees fast growth ahead for VR and AR OLED displays
UBI Research estimates that the AR and VR market will grow to 96.4 million units and $58.7 billion in device sales by 2021. In 2017, 17 million units will ship generating $3.9 billion in revenues. From 2017 to 2021 the market will grow with a CARG of 54%.
July 24, 2017
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Understanding Apple and its huge pile of cash
Understanding Apple's cash is as difficult and important as understanding Apple itself.
January 22, 2018
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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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Unlike Kinect, VR Is The Real Deal, Says Legendary Game Designer Brian Fargo
'VR has the passion,' Fargo says.
July 17, 2017
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Unlocking augmented reality for business
Like its close relative virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) blends the lines between the physical and digital worlds, creating a new type of environment for us to interact with. Instead of wearing a pair of goggles and immersing oneself in a different setting, AR uses everyday devices like a tablet or smartphone to overlay digital elements onto a live view of the world around us.
January 2, 2018
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Using a heatsink can help with Daydream overheating
A heatsink can help with overheating problems.
June 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 'Knuckles' controllers -- Everything you need to know!
Valve's newest VR controllers, what are being called Knuckles, are fully-tracked motion controllers with a new design and a few neat tricks. Here's everything you need to know about them.
June 27, 2017
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Valve Pushes SteamVR Home Beta To Everyone
Valve recently announced that it would replace the SteamVR loading environment with Valve's Destinations VR app. The company rolled out an optional SteamVR Home Beta in May. Now the company is forcing the update upon everyone.
June 9, 2017
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VeeR VR Editor is the best editing app for your 360-degree photos
VeeR VR Editor delivers an excellent editor for your 360-degree photos.
January 18, 2018
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Vicarious Now Available On Google Daydream, Other VR Platforms To Follow
Vicarious announced that its social VR content sharing platform is now available on Google Daydream. The company has plans to launch Vicarious apps for other VR platforms "in the coming weeks and months.'
May 26, 2017
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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 headset unit sales are slowly improving
The number of VR headsets out there may not be reaching the stratospheric estimates that were first predicted, but they're still growing, at least.
November 28, 2017
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Virtual reality's best experiences and biggest (teleportation) steps in 2017
Who made VR's best stuff in 2017--and why wasn't it Valve or Oculus? Plus, 2018 predictions.
December 27, 2017
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Visbit Releases Unity SDK, Launches WebVR Player
Visbit is taking steps to make its high-resolution 360-degree video streaming service accessible to a wider audience. The company released a Unity SDK, which gives creators more options for platform support, including Google Daydream. The Unity SDK also lets content creators support Cardboard on Apple iOS devices.
July 25, 2017
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Vive focus is HTC's new standalone VR headset, google daydream us release canceled
Vive announced its new, standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, but it looks like it's not coming West just yet.
November 14, 2017
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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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VR and AR experiences are coming soon to Chrome for Android
Developers can now enable virtual and augmented reality experiences to run inside your mobile browser.
May 18, 2017
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VR and your privacy: how are these companies treating your data?
How are VR companies treating my data?
May 24, 2017
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VR camera maker Lytro is shutting down, and former employees are going to Google
Futuristic "light field" camera maker Lytro is shutting down, according to a statement posted online. The company says that starting today, it will stop "taking on new productions and providing professional services," as it prepares to "wind down" the company over an unspecified period of time.
March 27, 2018
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VR could be your next painkiller
Hospitals are rolling out virtual reality to distract patients from painful experiences such as IV placements and dressing changes.
March 13, 2018
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VR Cover Now Offers Headphone Covers
VR Cover revealed a new product in its lineup of hygienic, washable, fabric covers for VR headsets. The company offers cotton and leather cushion replacements for all the major VR headsets. Now, the company also offers washable covers for the integrated headphones that some HMDs offer.
February 1, 2018
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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 for Mac FAQ: Everything you need to know!
VR is coming to the Mac! What does that mean?
June 6, 2017
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VR headset quarterly shipments hit one million units for the first time
Virtual reality had a fairly rough start, with Oculus, HTC, and Sony all vying for a piece of the burgeoning market. It would, however, seem that the new segment has finally gone somewhat mainstream, with shipments of head-mounted displays (HMD) exceeding one million units for a single quarter.
November 27, 2017
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VR headset sales are slowly rising out of the doldrums
Lower prices lead to increased interest as PlayStation Move dominates sales.
November 28, 2017
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VR Headset Specs Compared: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PSVR, And More
All the specs, features, and pricing information on all the major VR headsets.
February 12, 2018
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VR is in Apple's future, but AR is the logical short term play
For Apple, augmented reality is the clear short term play. It's not so much that the company doesn't see any future in virtual reality -- it's just that the tools for a quality AR experience are already here, in the pockets of millions of users.
June 6, 2017
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VR Mobile Apps to Drive the Market in 2018
With more and more mobile apps taking advantage of virtual reality, these apps are on the forefront of the technology's wide range of possibilities.
February 9, 2018
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VR promised us the future. Too bad we're stuck in the present
Oculus, the VR company that Mark Zuckerberg bought for more than $2 billion, has a problem: It's struggling to convince people to buy its gear.
October 10, 2017
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VR short story Melita is everything great about VR video today
This will be the VR video I show to every person I meet from now on.
October 12, 2017
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VR Startup Varjo Announces Shipping of High Resolution Headset Prototype, Aimed at Professional Markets
Today at Slush 2017, Finnish VR startup Varjo Technologies is announcing that their first formal prototype headset will be shipping within the next month, as well as unveiling their collaboration efforts with a number of new development partners. While we don't often cover these smaller companies, there are a few notable elements to Varjo's endeavors.
November 30, 2017
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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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VR Zone Shinjuku Proves the Future of VR Gaming is in the Arcades
Virtual Reality gaming has been getting a lot of press in the last couple of years thanks to peripherals like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. Despite being impressive technologically, these devices have failed to appeal to a mass market. While VR gaming hasn't been a hit among home consumers, its future in arcades seems much brighter.
July 18, 2017
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Vuzik's New AR Glasses Actually Look Like Glasses
Vuzix announced that its latest product would debut next week, and it may be the breakthrough in AR devices that we've been waiting for. The Vuzix Blade could be among the first smart glasses that fit in a familiar, comfortable form factor and don't look like a technophile's goofy gadget.
January 9, 2018
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Vuzix Begins Mass Producing the dynaEdge AR100 Smart Glasses for Toshiba
Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the company has begun mass production of the world's first Windows-based smart glasses. First production shipments are expected to be delivered within approximately 30 days.
March 12, 2018
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Vuzix to Showcase Their 'Blade' Augmented Reality Smart Glasses at CES 2018
Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce the official unveiling of the Vuzix Blade, which was awarded four International CES Innovation 2018 awards in the areas of Fitness, Sports and Biotech; Wireless Handset Accessories; Portable Media Players and Accessories as well as Computer Accessories.
January 5, 2018
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Wacky AR Headset Google Glass Is Back--But This Time It's Meant For Workers
It still sounds bizarre when you say "Google Glass" five times fast.
July 18, 2017
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Wands is getting an update and bringing magic duels to Oculus Rift!
Wands comes to Oculus Rift with a wave of new features.
August 11, 2017
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Wanna build an AI robot? Don't have an actual robot yet? Try this Holodeck for droids
OpenAI emits more simulation environments for toolkit Gym
February 26, 2018
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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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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 Apple's new push into AR means for your business
Apple's new iPhone 8 and its ARKit could usher in a new AR age.
September 28, 2017
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What can you do in ARCore right now?
It's time to experience your world in augmented reality, with your phone
March 8, 2018
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What CES tells us about VR and AR in 2018
Generally speaking, CES is a decent lens to view trends for the year.
January 16, 2018
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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 Happened to the Amazing HoloLens Future we Were Promised?
Microsoft overhauled its fading corporate image nearly three years ago with that announcement of a powerful new operating system, Windows 10. the most surprising facet of this rebranding effort was a promising augmented reality headset, HoloLens, shown off at a press conference in January 2015. When it debuted, HoloLens felt like it could genuinely change the world.
May 15, 2017
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What is Windows Mixed Reality Ultra?
Not all Windows Mixed Reality experiences are created equal.
September 12, 2017
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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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What SteamVR integration means for Windows Mixed Reality
What is SteamVR integration bringing to Windows Mixed Reality?
November 15, 2017
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What to do when your VR app is asking for Gear VR instead of Daydream
Make sure your VR headset launches the right version of the app.
August 15, 2017
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What you need to know about watching movies in VR
For many people, watching movies at home has become more of a background noise while they do other things, rather than a dedicated, sit-down watching experience. Blame smartphones, blame waning attention spans, blame the movie industry itself -- the fact remains the same.
July 18, 2017
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What's the difference between Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality?
Is there a difference between Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality? Well, yes and no.
September 6, 2017
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What's the ideal camera height for PlayStation VR?
Can you improve your tracking for the PlayStation VR by re-arranging the camera set up?
March 22, 2018
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Where NEXT for Tech Innovation in 2018?
One way that Samsung Electronics works with the technology startup community is through Samsung NEXT -- an innovation arm that scouts, supports and invests in forward-thinking new software and services businesses and entrepreneurs. By rubbing shoulders with those on the frontline of software innovation, as well as harnessing the insights of its homegrown experts, Samsung is always thinking about how technology, and indeed society, will change. We spoke with members of the Samsung NEXT team--here are the top five technologies that will change people's lifestyle in 2018.
March 15, 2018
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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 a used VR headset
VR is expensive. Buying used might be the solution.
January 5, 2018
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Where to buy the HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap
Can I buy the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap?
June 6, 2017
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Where to watch the Oculus Connect keynote
Oculus is about to put on quite a show.
October 10, 2017
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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 companies need to embrace augmented reality
Apple is doubling down on the technology, which means it'll be showing up soon on millions of iPhones and iPads and could be a boon to collaboration and workplace productivity.
August 4, 2017
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Why is Oculus making four different VR headsets?
Earlier this week, Oculus doubled its VR hardware lineup, adding two new headsets alongside the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. The first is a development kit codenamed Santa Cruz, which features full motion tracking in a wireless headset.
October 13, 2017
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Will AR Glasses Ever Really Take Off?
Thus far, consumers have shunned AR glasses like Google Glass; getting people familiar with the tech via mobile apps might be the better approach.
November 14, 2017
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Will Windows 10 on ARM PCs support Mixed Reality VR headsets?
Microsoft showed a Windows on ARM mini-desktop at Build, but it's not clear whether the PCs will run Mixed Reality.
May 15, 2017
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Windows Mixed Reality gets infinitely better with dedicated controllers
Are you thinking about jumping on the Windows Mixed Reality train? Make sure you get a headset with a pair of Mixed Reality controllers!
November 6, 2017
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As the online complement to Wired Magazine, Wired News posts breaking stories from the digital world, emphasizing industry news, online culture and Internet privacy issues.
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With Amazon's AR mobile app, you don't need a depth-sensing camera to sense depth
Sorry, iPhone X, but Apple's ARKit allows AR sizing without needing depth-sensing.
November 9, 2017
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With Poly, Google makes it easier to build for VR, AR
The new tool is a library of downloadable 3D objects and scenes for use in virtual- or augmented-reality apps.
November 1, 2017
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With 'Wolves in the Walls,' the ex-Oculus team at Fable Studio makes its debut
Wolves in the Walls, directed by Pete Billington and premiering today at Sundance, is the unique product of a tight, scrappy team of pioneering creatives, with most of them sharing a common element of their past, as they were laid off from Facebook last year when the company's VR original content arm Oculus Story Studio was shut down.
January 19, 2018
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Without a phone, Microsoft's AR efforts may be worthless
In 2015, Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) headset, HoloLens, arrested the tech world's attention. In 2017, Apple's and Google's smartphone-based ARKit and ARCore are usurping mindshare.
September 6, 2017
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YC-backed Sketchbox is a tool for designing AR/VR environments without code
Designing VR and AR products is a challenge that's not particularly well-suited for this reality.
February 8, 2018
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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 and should recreate your actual room in SteamVR
VR enthusiasts are recreating their rooms in VR, and you can too!
August 22, 2017
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You can now browse the web in VR with Google Chrome and Daydream
Google Chrome 61 now lets you view the World Wide Web in VR.
September 26, 2017
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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 media on the big screen with your 'friends' thanks to Plex VR
For a VR project from Google, Daydream hasn't made a lot of waves in this burgeoning market as of late. Back in November of 2017, HTC announced that it would scrap plans for a compatible headset. Luckily, the technology giant mostly known for its search engine, introduced its own reworked headset that retails for $99.
January 26, 2018
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You don't need a $200 Oculus Go to get into virtual reality right now
Here's where the new product fits in the expanding VR landscape
October 12, 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'll want to upgrade to the awesome new Daydream headset right away
The new Daydream is here, and you want it!
October 4, 2017
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Your current Pixel will work great in the new Daydream View
The New Daydream Viewer will enhance your original Pixel.
October 4, 2017
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YouTube's new VR180 format makes virtual reality easy to create
YouTube's new VR180 video format bridges the gap between 2D and VR, and it's going to be a big deal.
June 23, 2017
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ZDNet
Gateway to all Softbank/Ziff-Davis computing and Internet news properties, from GameSpot to MacWEEK to AnchorDesk. Read reviews of popular shareware and freeware titles, then download them from ZDNet software libraries.
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Zeiss VR One Connect Brings SteamVR Support, Motion Controls To Mobile VR
Zeiss announced VR One Connect, which uses PXL Vision's Beam VR platform to enable SteamVR support on mobile VR devices. The Zeiss VR One Connect includes two motion controllers and software used to tether your smartphone to your PC so you can play games typically meant for expensive, PC-connected VR systems. Zeiss' VR One Connect doesn't include a full-featured tracking system, but it's capable enough to play standing and seated VR games.
August 29, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Internet
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Internet but were afraid to ask.
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ZeniMax is suing Samsung after winning its case against Oculus
Games company ZeniMax, which successfully sued Facebook-owned Oculus for $500 million earlier this year, has filed a new lawsuit over Samsung's Gear VR headset. the suit alleges that Samsung knowingly profited from Oculus technology that was first developed at ZeniMax, then misappropriated by Oculus executive John Carmack.
May 15, 2017
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Zoom brings a dash of augmented reality and artificial intelligence to meetings in latest release
At Zoomtopia, Zoom's very first user conference this week, the company announced a series of enhancements to its popular meeting software including the introduction of augmented reality meetings, automated intelligent transcripts and full integration with several partners including Slack and Workplace by Facebook.
September 26, 2017
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