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2016's top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more
It's been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity.
December 22, 2016
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Adding a SubPac to your VR setup makes a huge difference!
Is there such a thing as too much immersion?
February 15, 2017
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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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As Governments Adopt Biometrics as National IDs, they May Become Bigger Risk to Personal Cyber Security
Starting January 2017, Singapore's government will begin collecting iris images from citizens and permanent residents when they register or re-register for a new National Identity Registration Card or passport, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
December 29, 2016
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Biometrics leads to arrest of accused child molester on the lam 17 years
FBI says it matched suspect's passport photo with pics from nearly 20 years ago.
January 16, 2017
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Biometrics not a magic infosec bullet for web banking, warns GCHQ bloke
You can change a password. you can't change fingerprints
March 18, 2016
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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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British Airways Rolling Out Face-Scanning Technology for Speedier Boarding
No matter how fast gate agents work, the boarding process can feel like an interminable nightmare filled with people shuffling slowly forward, just itching for their chance to hand over their boarding pass or scan their phone. British Airways thinks it can speed things up by using passengers' faces as boarding passes.
March 24, 2017
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China is fighting toilet paper thieves with facial recognition software
Biometric authentication is moving from phones to laptops and onward to... public bathrooms. Chinese authorities in Beijing are now combating a toilet paper stealing epidemic by locking the supplies away behind a dispenser powered by facial recognition software, according to a report from the New York Times.
March 19, 2017
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CLEAR raises $15 million to expand biometric security
CLEAR, the biometric security firm popular in U.S. airports and stadiums, has raised $15 million from T. Rowe Price to expand their footprint. the company, led by CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker, is already partially owned by Delta Airlines.
April 18, 2017
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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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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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Global biometrics market revenue to reach $15.1 billion by 2025
The biometrics market has reached a tipping point. Driven largely by the confluence of organizations' desires to better authenticate or identify users and users' distaste for knowledge-based systems (password and challenge questions), biometrics is working its way into consumer, industrial, and government systems at an increasing pace.
February 7, 2017
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Home Office biometrics strategy is three years overdue, despite 'lack of clarity'
This means cops' face recog tech is mostly unregulated
March 8, 2016
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How biometrics are addressing privacy concerns [Q&A]
As traditional password security methods become increasingly discredited, enterprises are turning to other technologies to secure systems and transactions.
November 7, 2016
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How 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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How to use your desktop in VR
What app do I need to use my desktop in VR?
December 2, 2016
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HTC Bundles Vive HMD with GTX 1070, PCs
The CyberPowerPC bundle's page is now live on HTC's website. the bundle costs $2,058 "while supplies last." Purchasing the system and Vive HMD separately would cost roughly $1,969--it's not clear why HTC's bundle costs almost $100 more. we also wanted to clarify that HTC's financing options are available only if you select PayPal Credit as your payment option when checking out from its online store.
April 18, 2017
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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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Lloyds Bank offers Windows Hello facial and fingerprint recognition
Lloyds Bank customers will soon be able to log into their accounts through fingerprint scanners and facial recognition technology, rather than typing in passwords. According to the bank, it has teamed up with Microsoft to bring the Windows 10 authentication technology to its customers.
April 18, 2017
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Logitech announces BRIO - First Ever 4K Professional Webcam with HDR and Windows Hello Capability
There is finally another option for consumers who want to use a third-party camera to access the facial recognition/biometric log-in features of Windows Hello on Windows 10.
February 7, 2017
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Logitech's Brio is a luxurious 4K HDR webcam with Windows Hello biometric support
This webcam has everything you could ask for.
February 7, 2017
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Mastercard introduces a credit card with a built-in fingerprint reader
Mastercard's latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.
April 20, 2017
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Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor
Sweet MFA... but there's no documentation available for users
April 20, 2017
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MasterCard Wants to Turn your Thumbprint Into a PIN Number
On Thursday, MasterCard announced a "next generation biometric card' which embeds fingerprint recognition into debit cards. that may not be good news.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft 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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MLB OKs Data-Collecting Wearable During Games
Major League Baseball has added wearable biometric monitors to its starting lineup.
March 10, 2017
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NEC uses sound echoes in your ear as biometric authentication
Security is a bit of a minefield at the moment. Passwords need to be difficult to guess, two-factor authentication is less than perfect, and then there's the proliferation of apps to control access to services. It all adds up to a growing amount of security solutions we as individuals have to manage. Th
March 8, 2016
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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 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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NIST Guidelines Require Second Auth Factor When Using Biometrics
On January 30, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a public draft of new Digital Identity Guidelines. Described as "a significant update from past revisions," the new guidelines reflect evolving industry innovation and more advanced threats since the publication of the Electronic Authentication Guideline in August 2013.
February 13, 2017
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Password-free security relies on voice and user behavior to verify identity
Security providers Nuance Communications and SecureAuth are trying to help enterprises go password free.
January 26, 2017
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Password-free security uses voice, user behavior to verify identity
Security providers Nuance Communications and SecureAuth are trying to help enterprises go password free
January 26, 2017
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Peace-sign selfie fools menaced by fingerprint-harvesting tech
Cute photo? your biometrics just got raided, boffins warn
January 12, 2017
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PlayStation VR add-on experiences ranked!
PlayStation VR add-on experiences deliver new content in ways you might not expect.
February 7, 2017
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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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Researchers Use Developer Biometrics to Predict Code Quality
Informatics researchers from the University of Zurich have developed a not at all sinister-sounding system capable of predicting the quality of code produced by developers based on their biometric data. by using heart rate information, for example, they were able to quantify the difficulty a given programmer had in producing a piece of software. this information could then be used to identify likely sections of bad code. Pre-crime for software debugging, in other words.
May 23, 2016
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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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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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This is why Sony phones in the U.S. don't have fingerprint sensors
This has crossed into 'ridiculous' territory – but we now have a better idea of why.
February 27, 2017
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Tobii Launches Pro Lab Software and new Pro SDK for Researchers
Tobii announced that its Pro Lab software and Pro SDK are now generally available. Both tools are meant to make it easier for researchers to collect eye tracking data, combine it with other biometric markers, and hopefully use all that information to learn a little bit more about how our brains work.
March 24, 2017
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We have too many passwords. we only need one trusted, strong online identity.
Can you imagine carrying 295 driver's licenses? of course not -- so why is it okay in the digital world?
March 21, 2017
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Windows Hello gains traction with nearly 100 biometric-enabled Windows devices and accessories
It looks like Windows Hello, Microsoft's biometric security feature built into Windows 10 has been seeing quite a bit of success, as far as adoption is concerned. In a new blog post, Microsoft has announced that there are now nearly 100 biometric-enabled Windows devices and accessories on the market. In other words, securing your PC with Windows Hello has never been easier.
January 12, 2017
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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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Your Computer Might Become an Expert Lip Reader to Keep your Data Safe
Despite being the most common way to protect computers and sensitive data, passwords are a terrible security solution. So scientists at Hong Kong Baptist University are teaching computers to read a user's lips as a far more secure method of biometric security.
March 14, 2017
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HoloLens

A 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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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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Asus may be planning Microsoft HoloLens competitor in its VR push
Asus plans untethered VR headsets that could bring new 3D PC experiences
August 31, 2016
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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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Floating HoloLens Screen
Joost van Schaik is back again, today with cool HoloLens example app...
July 6, 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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HoloLens Spectator View makes it easier to show off AR creations
However, it requires a special rig with a camera, a HoloLens, and 3D printed brackets
February 13, 2017
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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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Kinect to HoloLens Holograms
Joost van Schaik shares a great project that meshes the old and new worlds (so to speak).
February 16, 2017
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Microsoft Expands HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program
Although someday Microsoft's HoloLens (or at least a future version of it) will most likely become a consumer device, for now the $3,000 HMD is an industry play. (Actually, the dev kit is $3,000; the Commercial Suite is a cool $5,000.) Microsoft has been diligently pushing it in that field, and to that end the company announced that it's expanding its HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program to another six partners in Europe.
March 13, 2017
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Microsoft 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 HoloLens could help you find your keys, and also stalk your every move
Do you want a techno-photographic memory?
December 30, 2016
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Microsoft hopes to push its HoloLens AI chip into other devices
Today the HoloLens, tomorrow the world?
November 1, 2017
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Microsoft introduces a series of videos on HoloLens development
Earlier this week, preorders for the HoloLens Developer Edition started up, with the devices shipping on March 30. Microsoft also released some development tools and an emulator for those that can't afford the $3,000 price tag.
March 2, 2016
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Microsoft is bringing 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 starts shipping Windows 10 mixed reality developer kits this month
Microsoft previously let us know that a range of its OEM partners with familiar names from the PC world would be building headsets that offer mixed reality experiences on Windows 10 hardware. the first of those, from Acer, will begin shipping out to developers this month, with a phased rollout that will see developer edition headsets continue to arrive at partner doorsteps throughout the next few months.
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft Trials new HoloLens Technologies for Construction Work
Microsoft said it's working on two new technologies--Automated Progress Monitoring and Automated Bridge Damage Detection--to make its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset more useful to the construction industry. the company's working on the project with the Construction Information Technology Lab at the University of Cambridge and Trimble, which released in November the first broadly available HoloLens app, SketchUp Viewer.
January 25, 2017
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Microsoft 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 new VR headset could bridge HoloLens, Windows and Xbox
Acer may be the first to start shipping an inexpensive, quality headset for Windows developers -- but this $300 device is no HoloLens.
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft's 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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Microsoft's spectator view hack lets you share your HoloLens experience with others
While Microsoft's HoloLens is a fantastical innovation blending your reality with a digital facsimile; one thing it does not do very well is allow you to share this experience with others. Spectator view is a Microsoft-sanctioned hack that combines a bunch of hardware with some clever software tricks in allowing others to look in on your augmented world, in real time and in high quality.
February 13, 2017
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Microsoft's 'Holoportation' will virtually beam you into another room
The technology requires 3D cameras and a virtual realty headset
December 2, 2016
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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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Share a Mixed Reality Space Between HoloLens, Vive with HoloViveObserver
Drew Gottlieb, a software developer with access to Vive and HoloLens headsets, built an experimental experience that combines both headsets in a mixed reality environment. the software also lets you use Vive controllers while donning a HoloLens.
February 2, 2017
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The 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

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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6 Ways Minecraft Changes In VR
The Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta is now available on Oculus Rift, and it brings a handful of surprising changes to Minecraft's well-loved gameplay.
August 29, 2016
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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 new Gear VR headset is coming with a black scheme and minor tweaks
The change is rather minor, with a black design and a few other refinements to give the headset a sleeker look.
July 29, 2016
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A Nintendo Fan makes His Own Switch VR Headset
The Nintendo Switch is still in its earliest days, so asking when it'll get a VR peripheral is a tad premature. However, that didn't stop one clever gamer from fashioning his own Switch VR headset.
April 28, 2017
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A Taste of Tobii's Foveated Rendering and Head Tracking
For 2017, Tobii announced that it plans to bring foveated rendering technology to VR and PC gaming. we expected the company to have a working prototype of the technology in time for shows such as GDC or E3 later in the year, but Tobii had a working demo ready for CES. In addition to the early surprise, we were also able to try out the company's latest tracker that comes with an Acer new gaming monitor.
January 4, 2017
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A 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's and HP's new Windows 10 Mixed Reality dev kits won't work well with many VR-ready PCs
Last October, Microsoft announced that its partners would be launching virtual reality headsets for users on a budget. Today, the company announced that development kits from Acer and HP are available for pre-order, starting at $299 and shipping in August.
May 11, 2017
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Acer's 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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After 24 hours inside Microsoft HoloLens, I don't want to take it off again
This feels like imagination-based computing, and it's pretty damn cool.
August 11, 2016
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Alcatel puts a twist on future tech with wireless VR headset and budget 360 Camera
VR is spreading through the tech world like red wine through a plush new carpet -- but this immersive technology is still complex, and expensive. French phone-maker Alcatel has pulled something a little different out the bag here at IFA 2016 in Berlin, with a VR headset that doesn't connect to a phone, and a 360-degree camera that does.
September 1, 2016
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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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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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Amid global recall concerns, keep your Note 7 and Gear VR separated
Your Note 7 is probably fine, but be safe.
September 2, 2016
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Anand's Hardware Tech Page
Product news, editorial comments and tons of reviews of computer hardware components.
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Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with the Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm will ship a development kit that includes a VR headset with a Snapdragon 835 chip
February 23, 2017
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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 beefs up AR team with top engineers
Apple has hired engineers who worked on Oculus and HoloLens VR headsets and 3D animation experts to bring augmented reality to products like the iPhone.
March 19, 2017
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Apple is exploring a bunch of AR features for the next iPhone, says Bloomberg
We've been hearing a lot about Apple's ambitions with augmented reality, and a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman adds to the intrigue. as similar stories have said in the past, Apple is reportedly working on AR glasses (which won't be ready for a while) and plans to put augmented reality features in the next iPhone.
March 19, 2017
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Apple is quietly preparing to become the king of consumer AR
It's already been established that Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, is really pumped for augmented reality, as he's previously gone on record as saying his company plans to heavily invest in the technology in the long run. and it seems that wasn't just empty talk, either, as, according to a Bloomberg report, "hundreds of engineers are now devoted to the cause" of bringing AR to Apple's products, a result of the company carefully picking up talent from around the world for several years now.
March 19, 2017
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Apple Is 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 be building augmented reality glasses; Should Microsoft worry?
Rumor has it that Apple is working on augmented reality glasses that may debut in 2018.
November 23, 2016
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Apple may 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 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 VR Headset Compatible iPhone Patent Approved
When it comes to VR, for the past year Oculus and HTC have been fighting one another for the market share. Android has dominated the mobile VR market but that could change with this Apple VR headset patent being granted. a headset that will work with the iPhone. now we know that Apple is going to be revealing the new iPhone in the coming days so this could be one of the new features that the new iPhone could potentially have to offer.
September 1, 2016
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Apple will make computer hardware in the US, but it's not for you
Apple may soon start producing computer hardware in the US, though these products won't be designed for regular users. Instead, all evidence points to Apple consolidating some in-house server production in a single facility, in Mesa, Arizona.
January 10, 2017
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Apple's AR glasses project has a leader and a team
A former Dolby executive is leading the charge, Bloomberg reports.
March 19, 2017
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Apple's 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 Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality
Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like augmented reality, which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Cook has likened AR's game-changing potential to that of the smartphone.
March 19, 2017
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Apple's reality distortion field -- coming to an iPhone near you
AR will change your reality
March 19, 2017
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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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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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'Ark Park' Features Steep Minimum Hardware Requirements, Pushes Visual Fidelity In VR (Updated)
A change was made to clarify the relationship between Snail Games and Studio Wildcard, and also to disclose new information concerning the PSVR port of the game.
March 6, 2017
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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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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 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 and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021
IDC sees number of AR/VR headsets jumping dramatically as the nascent technology gains traction
March 17, 2017
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Augmented Reality Apps that Help you Explore the World
Unlock Hidden Knowledge and Virtual Monsters all Around You
December 27, 2016
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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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Back up, restore or migrate an Oculus Rift install with AOMEI vrBackupper
Oculus Rift may be a powerful and well-designed VR system, but its file and application management abilities aren't so smart. Early versions would only install on your system drive, games and apps are always installed to a library in the same location, and if you uninstall Oculus then all your software disappears as well.
December 21, 2016
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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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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 Alienware PC for VR
The Alienware Area-51 has extensive customization options and a unique, easy-access case, making it the best Alienware PC for VR.
November 28, 2016
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Best Dell PCs for VR
What is the best Dell PC I can get for VR?
November 23, 2016
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Best Desktop PC for VR
The Alienware Area 51, with its powerful hardware and easy-access, stylish case, is the best desktop for VR.
November 22, 2016
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Best free apps for Google Daydream
It's time to take phone based VR experiences to the next level with Google Daydream.
July 6, 2017
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Best Gamepad For Samsung Gear VR
 
August 8, 2017
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Best games for demoing your HTC Vive
Showcasing your HTC Vive to some friends? These are the titles we recommend!
July 6, 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 Horror Games for PlayStation VR
What are the scariest games for PSVR?
February 13, 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 Party Games for HTC Vive
What are the best local multiplayer games for HTC Vive?
February 16, 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 RPGs for HTC Vive
What are the best RPGs for my HTC Vive?
December 30, 2016
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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 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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Beyond smartphones, Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets
Samsung's Exynos chip isn't just a side project anymore, and the processors have been rebranded
March 1, 2017
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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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Bitmovin grabs $10.3M as it looks to crack VR video adaptive streaming
It's pretty odd that even while people are chatting about producing the VR video's crazy theoretical future with 8K resolution per eye, stereoscopic rendering and light field-ready footage, I'm still here struggling to keep Louis C.K. clips from buffering on my mobile phone.
September 2, 2016
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'Bloody Zombies' Brawler Heads to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR this Year
Sometimes you just want to grab some friends, enjoy a few age-appropriate beverages, and beat up a bunch of zombies. Or at least that's the idea behind Bloody Zombies, a one-to-four-player brawler debuting on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.
May 8, 2017
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Blu Vivo 6: Top value trendsetter marred by Chino-English mangle
The economics look good for Mediatek, though
November 28, 2016
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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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'Brass Tactics' Brings Tabletop RTS Gaming to VR Battlefield
Hidden Path Entertainment (Age of Empires II: HD, Defense Grid 2) was among a slew of developers at Oculus's special pre-GDC event, debuting a new VR multiplayer real-time strategy (RTS) game for the Oculus Rift (and its Touch controllers) called Brass Tactics.
February 28, 2017
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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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Misc. - C

Can I put an iPhone in Google Daydream?
Your iPhone can be used in Daydream View, but there are a few caveats involved.
February 3, 2017
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Can I use both of my graphics cards with VR?
Why can't I use multiple graphics cards for VR?
January 31, 2017
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Can I use my Oculus Rift without a PC?
What's a Rift without a PC?
December 14, 2016
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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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Carmack Takes Exception to ZeniMax Expert Witness' 'Absolute Certainty'
John Carmack, the famed software developer who is credited with creating the first 3D game engine and is currently Oculus' Chief Technical Officer, voiced his opinions of the recent ZeniMax verses Oculus lawsuit in a public Facebook post. the Oculus executive accused the plaintiff of "misdirection, and selective omissions" and said that ZeniMax's expert witness' choice of language was unscientific.
February 3, 2017
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Cases and battery mods work great with Daydream View
Will I have to take my case off to use Daydream?
November 24, 2016
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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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CoLab for Gear VR review: it's puzzle time!
Welcome to CoLab, the world's first VR reality game show! Well, sort of...
November 29, 2016
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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 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.
May 17, 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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Dispatches from GDC 2017: VR creators use film techniques to make immersive games
The co-founders of Steel Wool Studios detail how they used storytelling elements from film to make their virtual reality content more immersive.
March 6, 2017
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Do multiple monitors affect VR gaming performance?
Multiple monitors are cool - but could they be hurting your VR experience?
March 19, 2017
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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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Doing more with Guardian for Oculus Touch
Walk with purpose, and keep your arms still.
December 22, 2016
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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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Driveclub VR review: a full-on adrenaline rush
Sony shows how VR racing can be a truly amazing experience with Driveclub VR.
December 19, 2016
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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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Every Chrome VR site you can visit through Google Daydream
Now you can browse the internet in VR with the help of Daydream.
February 22, 2017
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Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next
Just go ahead and install all of them. You know, for fun.
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 about the Vive Tracker
HTC recently introduced the Vive Tracker a new way of bridging the gap between VR and the real world. Here's everything we know about the device so far.
February 10, 2017
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Everything we know so far about 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 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?
June 23, 2017
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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 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 Supersampling for Oculus Rift
Lets talk about making your Rift games look a little nicer!
February 20, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the Gear VR Controller
The Samsung Gear VR finally has an official contrtoller.
February 28, 2017
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Everything you need to know about 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 YouTube on Google Daydream
Enjoying YouTube in VR is a blast with Daydream View.
February 9, 2017
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Everything you need to make your Samsung Gear VR an amazing experience
You're gonna wait accessories to get the most out of your Gear VR.
August 30, 2016
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Everything you need to troubleshoot Google Daydream
Dealing with issues in VR can be frustrating, but we've got the fixes you're looking for.
July 4, 2017
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Everywhere you can go to try VR before you buy!
Where can I try VR before buying?
December 13, 2016
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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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Misc. - F

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 bought a startup to make its 360-degree videos sound better
Facebook wants more VR content. this acquisition might help.
May 23, 2016
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Facebook buys Two Big Ears and makes its VR audio tool free
Facebook repackages the Scottish company's VR audio platform as "Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation" and makes it free.
May 23, 2016
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Facebook is working on AR glasses, but it will take awhile
Augmented reality glasses could change the way people live day to day. Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer says the company is working toward that future.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook Launches Its "In-Person" VR Hangout App for Oculus Rift
The free download requires both an Oculus Rift and Touch.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR
Users can grab 1080p or 4K video, without degrading performance
April 19, 2017
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Facebook lost its Oculus lawsuit and has to pay $500 million
A jury ruled Oculus founder Palmer Luckey violated a non-disclosure agreement.
February 1, 2017
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Facebook ordered to pay $500 million to ZeniMax in Oculus Rift lawsuit
Facebook-owned Oculus must pay half a billion dollars to game company ZeniMax after a Texas jury deliberated in a case about the Oculus Rift headset. the jury found that Oculus co-founder, Palmer Luckey, failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement.
February 2, 2017
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Facebook Spaces wants you to hang out with your friends in VR
The company's new Spaces app for Oculus Rift launches Tuesday.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook 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 Gear VR app allows you to view 360-degree photos and videos
Although some may still consider it to be a niche product, virtual reality is steadily becoming more available and popular. While Oculus VR and the HTC Vive still remain inaccessible to most people due to their demanding PC specification requirements, platforms such as PlayStation VR, Gear VR, and Google Daydream/Cardboard help make quality virtual reality experiences available to the masses.
March 8, 2017
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Facebook's 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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Facebook's Zuckerberg shows some glove for Oculus
The social network's CEO does his best Spider-Man imitation during a recent visit to the VR lab.
February 9, 2017
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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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Farpoint for PlayStation VR: Everything you need before the game launches!
Survive the desert, find the scientists, kill the baddies, and do it all with a sweet new aim controller.
April 10, 2017
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FCAT VR: GPU and CPU Performance in Virtual Reality
Although the Oculus Rift launched almost one year ago, we still don't have a good way to benchmark graphics performance in VR. Until now. Over the past several months, we worked closely with Nvidia to test a new tool called FCAT VR, which allows us to quantify what you see in your HMD.
March 15, 2017
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Fight to the top: Silver and gold compete for the surface of a bimetallic solid
It's the classic plot of a buddy movie. Two struggling bodies team up to drive the plot and do good together. that same idea, when it comes to metals, could help scientists solve a big problem: the amount of energy consumed by making chemicals.
May 2, 2017
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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 must-have games for your Oculus Rift
Consider this your Oculus Rift starter kit.
September 1, 2016
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Fix everything quick with this Oculus Touch troubleshooting guide!
How to fix your Oculus Touch controllers.
September 28, 2017
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For Haptics, Immersion is the Company Behind the Companies
Haptics in gaming is one of those funny things where you usually notice them only when they're done badly, like live concert audio. There are multiple companies that make haptics, and they work with all of the game designers, controller makers, and others that put haptics into games and devices.
March 16, 2017
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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

Galaxy Note 7 tipped for Euro release in September, new colors and updated Gear VR pictured
And there's a rose gold/blue version too!
July 29, 2016
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Gear 360 (2017) preview: Fun all the way around
When thinking of great tech, often what comes to mind is the best quality, the best specs, the best design ... but we sometimes forget what really drew us to it in the first place: the fun factor. 360 cameras came onto the scene in a big way in 2016, and while they may not be quite as hot a commodity this year, Samsung's new Gear 360 stands a good chance of rekindling the public's love for these special gadgets.
April 14, 2017
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Gear VR Protip: how to watch Netflix laying down
Watching Netflix laying down is an easy process.
May 9, 2017
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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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Get ready to clear some space: PlayStation VR asks for 60 square feet to play
New documentation details some serious space requirements to set up Sony's VR accessory.
July 29, 2016
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Get the most out of your Samsung Gear VR with these tips and tricks!
We've got the tricks to help you get the most out of your Samsung Gear VR.
December 6, 2016
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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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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 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 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 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 announces three new Daydream VR games coming soon to play Store
GDC (Game Developers Conference) is in full swing, so it's no surprise that Google announced a few new games for its Daydream VR headset. These new titles will be joining Google's gaming lineup in the coming months and will be published on the play Store.
February 27, 2017
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Google 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 Chrome Gets Virtual Reality Support
Google announced that its Chrome browser now supports virtual reality (VR) films, games, and other experiences.
February 9, 2017
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Google 'Blocks' 3D Modeling Tool For Rift And Vive Designed For Ease Of Use, Speed
Google released a new 3D modeling tool called Blocks for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Much like Tilt Brush, the company's VR art app, Blocks is supposed to make it easier to create VR and AR experiences. But instead of Tilt Brush's 3D "painting," Blocks is all about building 3D objects.
July 6, 2017
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Google Blocks lets you easily create 3D objects in VR, without any modeling experience
Google has released a new virtual reality app that lets users easily create 3D objects using the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. Google Blocks is available for free on the Oculus store and on Steam.
July 6, 2017
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Google Blocks lets you make gorgeous low-poly VR art
Google's latest virtual reality app lets users build colorful 3D models in VR, and it's out today for free on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Google Blocks is supposed to be intuitive enough for newcomers to use, but full-featured enough to support making artistically compelling models, like the ones Google has collected in an online gallery.
July 6, 2017
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Google broadens AR horizons with native Unity support to Tango
Last year saw the launch of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro -- the first Tango AR-enabled smartphone capable of advanced 3D mapping. the concept itself was fascination, although between stability issues and a general lack of focus, the Phab 2 Pro failed to live up to its full potential at launch.
May 2, 2017
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Google buys Owlchemy Labs VR game studio
Studio behind Job Simulator says it will continue to build virtual reality content for different game platforms.
May 10, 2017
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Google Daydream View Review: Ruined by the Light
Virtual reality on mobile is cake. Headsets run relatively cheap, and the smartphones that power it are good enough to justify their flagship-level prices sans VR capabilities.
December 6, 2016
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Google Daydream 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 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 'Headset Removal' Brings your Face Into Mixed Reality Recordings
Google developed a technique that combines advanced technology including machine learning and 3D vision to bring your face back into mixed reality VR recordings.
February 22, 2017
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Google has shipped 10 million Cardboard VR headsets since 2014
Mobile VR usage has skyrocketed last year.
March 1, 2017
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Google 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 highlights VR support for Chrome via Daydream
Experience virtual reality with your Daydream View and Chrome.
February 9, 2017
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Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android
Today in a blog post, Google shared that the latest beta of Chrome for Android has adopted the WebVR API which will allow users to enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset.
December 13, 2016
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Google is adopting the ARKit strategy with ARCore
Google's latest Augmented Reality plan looks awfully familiar.
August 29, 2017
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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 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 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 shows off Blocks, a 3D modeling tool made for VR
Google wants to simplify content creation in VR so that people have more pretty things to look at and build.
July 6, 2017
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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 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'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 Daydream performance promises are falling short
Not all Daydream experiences are created equal.
December 6, 2016
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Google's Daydream View VR headset is now available in crimson red and white
Starting today, Google's Daydream View VR headset comes in two new colors: crimson (dark red) and snow (white). Both are available for immediate purchase from the company's online store, are scheduled to ship by December 8th, and are priced at $79 – same as the gray/slate version that's been on sale for a few weeks.
December 1, 2016
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Google's Daydream VR 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 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 Heads to Oculus Rift
Google announced that Tilt Brush, its virtual reality painting app, is now available for the Oculus Rift. this is the first time the app has expanded to a new platform; it was previously exclusive to the HTC Vive, and Tilt Brush hasn't even been released for Google's own Daydream VR platform yet.
February 21, 2017
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Google's Tilt Brush Toolkit Expands VR Sketches to other Experiences
Google released Tilt Brush Toolkit to make it easy to use virtual reality (VR) sketches made with its painting app in films, games, and other experiences.
January 19, 2017
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Google's 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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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 LG's high-res, more comfortable SteamVR prototype
The HTC Vive gets some direct competition from a Korean competitor.
March 2, 2017
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Hands-on 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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Here are our favorite things to do in Google Earth VR
What is there to do in Google Earth VR?
May 8, 2017
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Here are the most common HTC Vive issues and how to fix them!
Experiencing issues with your HTC Vive? Here are some common issues and the easiest ways to fix them!
August 29, 2016
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Here's a closer look at the new Gear VR controller
When Google introduced the Daydream View, the biggest thing that stood out to us was its dedicated controller — a simple device that could be used as both a playback remote and a game controller, thanks to its built-in motion sensing capabilities. we found it to be a much better solution for interacting with virtual interfaces than other then-current solutions (e.g., stare at something until it registers your input or use a cumbersome d-pad-like thing on the side of the headset).
March 1, 2017
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Here's 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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Here's how you access YouTube links in Daydream
Opening up YouTube links in Daydream is easy, provided you know what you're doing.
March 1, 2017
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Here's some of the best titles coming to Oculus Rift in 2017
Here's what to look out for in 2017 for Oculus Rift!
February 28, 2017
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Here's what to do when your Daydream controller won't charge
Dealing with a remote that won't charge is frustrating, but there is an easy way to deal with it.
March 13, 2017
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Here's what we're playing in VR this week!
There's always something new and interesting to play.
March 28, 2017
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Here's what you need to know about wireless VR
Wireless VR looks to be the next big thing, and here's what you can expect!
March 9, 2017
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Homido's V2 headset is a huge upgrade over the original!
Homido V2 brings some much needed upgrades to a great VR headset.
August 11, 2016
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Hot Wheels' AR app is a poor excuse for AR technology
The Hot Wheels line of toy cars seems like it would be an ideal candidate for augmented reality. Just take your phone and build the virtual track in your living room without the constraints of budget and physics of real-world plastic tracks and toy cars.
February 20, 2017
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How 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 Gear VR Adds new Levels of Immersion to Gaming
The name of the game in gaming today is immersion. Gamers want to do more than simply guide a character across a screen. they want an experience that places them squarely in the heart of the action, whether they're charging into a battle or exploring a new world.
February 3, 2017
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How Microsoft's mixed reality strategy may augment its Home Hub and IoT visions
There was a time when the projection of virtual objects onto our real world required the power of movie magic and special effects.
January 4, 2017
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How much storage do I need for Google Daydream?
Lets talk about space, the irritating frontier.
October 31, 2017
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How one company is working with Valve to remove the wires from the HTC Vive
Pocket Wi-Fi "gadget" could remove the annoying tether to a PC tower.
September 1, 2016
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How 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 3D Print anything created in VR
You can go from VR art to physical creation in hours.
February 2, 2017
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How to 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 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 connect a Controller to your Gear VR
Pairing your new Gear VR controller will only take a minute, and it's a breeze.
April 20, 2017
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How to deal with a green haze in your PlayStation VR
You aren't imagining it, there's a green haze in your PlayStation VR.
February 8, 2017
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How to deal with 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 severe battery drain through your Gear VR
Severe battery drain means you can't spend nearly enough time in VR, but there is a quick fix to get you back on track.
February 13, 2017
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How to deal with YouTube VR crashing
Dealing with a crashing app can be irritating, but there are a few things that can help.
March 24, 2017
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How to enable room-scale on Oculus Rift
How do I set up room-scale on Oculus Rift?
May 26, 2017
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How to enable VR for Elite: Dangerous
Are you ready to sit in your favorite ship?
February 24, 2017
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How to 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 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 a stuck keyboard in your Gear VR
Getting the keyboard to open in Samsung Internet is easy, but closing it requires an extra step.
February 15, 2017
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How to fix apps stuck in Daydream Mode
How do I stop apps from launching in VR mode?
November 22, 2016
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How to fix Audio 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 drift problems with Daydream View
Having your controller drift off while you're in the middle of a game can be frustrating, but it is fixable.
February 10, 2017
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How to fix display issues in your Gear VR
What do you do when the Gear VR display is messed up?
February 3, 2017
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How to fix error 208 with driver uninstall issue on HTC Vive
Why do I have to reinstall drivers every time I use my HTC Vive?
April 21, 2017
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How to fix Oculus Rift audio problems
Why isn't sound working properly in my Rift's built-in headphones?
June 7, 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 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 most out of Oculus Touch batteries
They're already pretty good. this is how you make them better.
December 21, 2016
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How to 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 hide VR porn on your Gear VR
Hiding VR porn your Gear VR is far easier than you think, and we've got the details on how to do it!
January 17, 2017
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How to install 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 mirror Oculus Home on your Desktop
How can I see Oculus Home in my Rift and on my desktop?
December 22, 2016
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How to 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 a controller with your Oculus Rift
How do I connect my controller and remote to my Oculus Rift?
October 7, 2016
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How to pair your HTC Vive controllers
Can't get your controllers connected? Here's how to pair them!
July 13, 2017
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How to pair your phone with the HTC Vive
How do I pair my phone with my Vive?
September 2, 2016
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How to play 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 play Oculus Touch games on the HTC Vive
Oculus Touch is finally here, with a whole range of exclusive titles! But what does this mean for HTC Vive owners?
December 16, 2016
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How to play Xbox One games in virtual reality with an Oculus Rift
Here's how to play your Xbox One games in virtual reality using Xbox One Streaming and an Oculus Rift!
December 23, 2016
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How to 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 protect your PlayStation VR lenses
How do you deal with scratches on the PlayStation VR lenses?
November 7, 2016
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How to 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 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 stream your PC desktop to your Gear VR
How do I mirror my desktop on my Gear VR?
April 5, 2017
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How to 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 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 Bluetooth headphones with Google Daydream
Audio is an integral part of enjoying Google Daydream, make sure you get the best experience possible.
January 11, 2017
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How to use 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 Leap Motion with your Oculus Rift
Get your hands involved in VR!
December 9, 2016
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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 Voice with your Rift
How do I use voice commands with my Oculus Rift?
March 10, 2017
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How to use the Oculus Browser on the Gear VR
A good browser in VR is hard to come by, but Oculus nails it with the Gear VR.
April 20, 2017
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How to use the 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 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?
April 24, 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?
January 25, 2017
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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 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 announces Vive Studios for the HTC Vive
The console model for VR, again.
December 9, 2016
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HTC brings integrated audio to its Vive VR headset with a new accessory
When the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched there were a number of things debated in terms of finding superiority on one system or another, but pretty much everyone was a fan of the integrated headphones on the Rift.
January 4, 2017
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HTC Design VP Jumps Ship for Google's Daydream
Claude Zellweger, HTC's now-former VP of Design, left the company to join the Google Daydream design team. HTC didn't announce the departure of its product design lead, nor did Google announce the addition to its Daydream team--Zellweger nonchalantly revealed the news via Twitter on January 25.
January 26, 2017
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HTC 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 sells factory to fund its VR operations
The HTC Vive VR headset got off to a good start for the company when 140,000 units sold in the first seven months ended last November. Each unit retails for close to $800. for all of 2016, it is estimated that 450,000 Vive units were sold, bringing in $360 million in gross revenue. While handsets still bring in the majority of HTC's cash, last year CEO and co-founder Cher Wang said that VR is more important to HTC than its lumbering smartphone business.
March 16, 2017
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HTC to develop VR Headset for U Ultra Smartphone
During a launch event for the U Ultra, HTC announced that it will also be developing a mobile VR headset for its newest smartphone. Though exact details are currently unknown, the company president did say that it will not "be a phone slapped onto a headset," but will be something else entirely.
February 16, 2017
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HTC Vive accessory guide
Helping you find cool accessories for your HTC Vive.
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 will soon be more expensive in the UK, thanks to post-Brexit pound devaluation
HTC will be adjusting the price of the Vive VR headset in the UK due to changes in the value of the pound. While the headset was previously priced at £689, it will now come in at £759.
July 29, 2016
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HTC Vive: The Ultimate Guide
If you're new to the HTC Vive or a VR veteran, this is your ultimate guide!
June 16, 2017
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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 new Vive payment plans diffuse the high cost of PC virtual reality
The HTC Vive is getting an installment payment plan and some new accessories.
February 27, 2017
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Huawei announces Honor VR 360-degree camera
VR is widely viewed as the 'next big thing' and everybody wants their piece of the pie. Chinese manufacturer Huawei is no exception and at an event in Beijing the company has announced the release of a clip-on 360-degree camera for smartphones. It will be developed by Insta360 and marketed under Huawei's sub-brand as the Honor VR Camera.
February 23, 2017
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Hubblo VR bringing 4K Stereoscopic 360-Degree Video Camera to the Masses
Hubblo VR revealed an affordable, portable, 4K, stereoscopic, 360-degree, live-streaming camera that will hit the market in the spring for $999.
January 3, 2017
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Hugo Barra to Lead Facebook's VR Efforts
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Hugo Barra, who previously worked at Google and Xiaomi, will lead Facebook's virtual reality (VR) work.
January 26, 2017
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I tried Acer's Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset - here are my impressions
This week, I attended Acer's Next@Acer press conference in New York City, where I was able to try out the company's Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition HMD (head-mounted display). Microsoft said that the HMDs began shipping last month, but unfortunately, you can't buy them just yet.
April 28, 2017
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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 your Gear VR has frozen after you reorient the screen, give this a shot!
Being unable to reorient your display is frustrating, but there is a way to deal with the problem.{.intro}
March 14, 2017
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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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Our diverse customer base includes integrators, OEM's and end-users. how can we help you?
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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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Impressions: Oculus' Touch controllers fix the Rift's biggest omission
Early motion-controlled software shows the importance of using your hands in VR.
November 21, 2016
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Impulse Gear Confirms 'Farpoint' Features Co-Op, Launches Mid-May with PSVR Aim Controller
When Impulse Gear's Farpoint launches in May, you won't have to explore the alien world you're lost on alone. the developer revealed the game has co-operative gameplay.
March 3, 2017
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In 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 8i, the VR company trying to take holographic videos to the mainstream
VR / AR, without the headset
February 13, 2017
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Inside 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-Out Position Tracking Software for VR, AR Device OEMs: Eonite announces Vantage Head Tracker
Eonite, a company that specializes in computer vision technology, revealed a multi-platform software package that enables 6-degrees of freedom (6DoF) inside-out tracking capabilities for any device with depth sensing cameras, such as VR and AR HMDs, drones, or robots.
January 12, 2017
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Integrated GPUs look like they'll be good enough for Windows 10's VR
Not only will the headsets be cheaper, so too will the PC needed to run them.
November 21, 2016
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Interview: Oculus VP on Moving Forward After a $500 Million Settlement
The PR of VR.
March 1, 2017
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Intel 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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IoT and AI Adoption Outpace VR at Businesses
Businesses are likelier to embrace the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence before buying virtual reality headsets and 3d printers, finds a new study from Spiceworks.
December 6, 2016
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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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Misc. - J

Jury awards ZeniMax $500 million in Oculus VR lawsuit
A jury in Dallas, Texas has awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million after finding that Palmer Luckey (and by extension Oculus VR) violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. the jury also found Oculus guilty on charges related to false designation and copyright infringement. Oculus was notably found not guilty on charges related to claims by ZeniMax that the company stole trade secrets to create the Rift headset, Polygon reports.
February 1, 2017
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Kids can use VR, but be careful!!!
You aren't going to harm your child by letting them check out VR.
March 3, 2017
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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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Misc. - L

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 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 announces Three new Mobile Workstations, One VR-Ready Model
Lenovo unveiled three new thin and light mobile workstations at Solidworks World 2017--the ThinkPad P51s, P51, and P71. all of the new laptops offer Nvidia Quadro graphics options, with one of the models sporting VR-ready performance.
February 6, 2017
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Lenovo 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 readies VR-ready Google Daydream devices
Lenovo is making a push into mobile VR with upcoming products based on Google's Daydream platform
August 31, 2016
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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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LG reveals an AMOLED VR headset prototype
LG announced that it is developing a new VR headset that is powered by Valve's StreamVR tracking. LG demonstrated a prototype at the Game Developers Conference and revealed the specification of the device.
March 2, 2017
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LG to Produce SteamVR Headsets
The question often passes, "Is the world ready to make the transition into VR gaming?" Move away from the monitors and place an electronic device on our heads to immerse ourselves in a three dimensional digital world.
February 28, 2017
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LG to Unveil new Virtual Reality Headset at Game Developers Conference.
After spending the past few decades as little more than a sci-fi plot point and one poorly executed Nintendo console, the dream of virtual reality is finally on the verge of coming to life. Currently, the biggest player is the Oculus Rift, but there are other alternatives that were unveiled at the Game Developers Conference. One of those was LG's SteamWorks VR headset.
March 1, 2017
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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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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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Magic Leap's new marketing boss has a tough challenge: Trying to sell an amazing product you can't see
Lots of money, hype and questions are swirling around the startup. Brenda Freeman wants to tell a new story.
December 22, 2016
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Make Elite: Dangerous look even better in VR with supersampling
Experience Elite: Dangerous' beautiful vistas with supersampling for the HTC Vive!
February 13, 2017
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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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Mending the Rift: Facebook drops Oculus price by $200
The Oculus Touch controllers are now half-off at $99, and the Rift headset is $499. will that be enough to attract buyers?
March 1, 2017
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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 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 reveals Windows 10 PC requirements for Windows Holographic VR experiences
In August, Microsoft announced plans to bring its Windows Holographic shell to 'mainstream PCs' as part of its next major update to Windows 10 - and we now have our first indication of the kind of specs that will be required to power those experiences.
November 21, 2016
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Microsoft Store adds new Oculus Rift VR demos powered by Windows 10
Explore new worlds and adventures with expanded VR game lineup
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft to have holographic developer kits for cheap VR headsets at GDC
The company plans to talk about developing holographic apps at an event in February.
January 19, 2017
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Microsoft 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 will talk Windows 10 on HoloLens and more at Computex 2016
Computex 2016 is just a week away, and Microsoft is teasing its plans for the annual conference in Taipei. In particular, this year's Computex will feature an appearance by Alex Kipman, inventor of the Microsoft HoloLens, and Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows & Devices Group.
May 23, 2016
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Microsoft's $300 Windows 10 VR headsets will run on surprisingly modest PCs
Bringing PC VR to the masses.
November 21, 2016
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Microsoft's 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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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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Mobile VR with No Smartphone? Qualcomm Making the Move with Snapdragon VR820 Chip
Qualcomm announced a processor designed for standalone mobile VR HMDs as well as a reference design for manufacturers to model their products around. the Snapdragon VR820 is a derivative of the popular Snapdragon 820 mobile SoC with optimizations specifically for virtual reality.
September 1, 2016
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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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Molson Canadian and Sportsnet bringing 360 VR experience to Hockey Night in Canada
Beer, hockey, and virtual reality " a Canadian dream come true!
February 9, 2017
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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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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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MSI Introduces Trio of VR-Related Utilities, Software Available If you Own MSI Hardware
It's no secret that MSI is bullish on VR. the hardware company offers a wide range of VR-ready products, such as high-end graphics cards, VR-ready gaming PCs, and laptops, and it even jumped into VR backpacks. Now, the company is offering VR-related software to enhance the VR experience, but you need MSI hardware to use it.
March 24, 2017
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NBA and Google partner up to produce VR talk show with NBA greats
Get in the game like never before!
February 17, 2017
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New coating surface for superior rust resistance with 'colorless' color
Polymer chemists at Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan invented a novel and simple coating process to color metals, leading to higher performance and saving the energy.
May 2, 2017
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New Rumors Emerge Regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8
It seems that every day, we hear new rumors of regarding Samsung's Galaxy S8 and today is no exception. the previous batch of rumors brought us word of a bigger display, two different processors depending on your region, and a higher price tag. Today's rumors provide us even more details.
February 1, 2017
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New software tools from Vuforia could bring catalogs to life via Microsoft HoloLens
Vuforia, which offers software development tools for making augmented reality apps, has released its newest SDK. Vuforia 6 adds support for making AR apps with Windows 10 and its UWP platform and with the HoloLens headset.
August 11, 2016
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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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Nintendo Switch patents suggest possibile head-mounted VR accessory
Wide-ranging filings also seem to confirm touchscreen, IR sensor, and more.
December 14, 2016
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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 Introduces GeForce GTX G-Assist for AFK Gaming!
Today Nvidia announced the GeForce GTX G-Assist, which takes advantage of cutting-edge Nvidia Artificial Intelligence technology to deliver the next revolution in PC gaming.
March 31, 2017
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NVIDIA releases VRWorks Audio and 360 Video SDKs at GTC
Further planting its roots on the VR SDK and development field, NVIDIA has just announced availability of two more SDK packages, for their VRWorks Audio and 360 Video suites. now a part of NVIDIA's VRWorks suite of VR solutions, the VRWorks Audio SDK provides real-time ray tracing of audio in virtual environments, and is supported in Epic's Unreal Engine 4 (here's hoping this solution, or other solutions similar to it, address the problem of today's game audio.)
May 8, 2017
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Nvidia 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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Occipital shows off a $399 mixed reality headset for iPhone
Mobile VR is an Android game, but as more and more rumors flourish about the next iPhone, some companies are looking to get developers ready to bring iOS users into the world of VR.
December 9, 2016
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Oculus accused of destroying evidence, Zuckerberg to testify in VR theft trial
Id Software's parent co. says it created VR tech. Carmack says claims are "absurd."
January 16, 2017
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Oculus acquires eye-tracking startup the Eye Tribe
The direction you look could one day control your VR or mobile experience thanks to Facebook and Oculus' latest buy, the Eye Tribe. Oculus confirms to me that this is an official acquisition.
December 28, 2016
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Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe steps down, will now lead PC-based VR division within company
In a blog post today, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of the Facebook-owned virtual reality company:
December 13, 2016
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Oculus CEO Moves Into new Role as Company Forms PC and Mobile Groups
A new leader for the company hasn't yet been named.
December 13, 2016
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Oculus CEO steps down to lead new PC virtual reality group
VR's getting so big that the Facebook-owned company is now tackling it in two ways, one powered by PCs and the other powered by phones.
December 13, 2016
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Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey is back. and it's weird
The wunderkind virtual reality inventor had largely been silent since his politicking was exposed last year and he slunk out of Facebook.
April 20, 2017
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Oculus collaborates with South Korea to find new VR talent
10 promising startups dabbling in VR and AR will get picked by the Facebook-backed company and South Korea's government for a 10-week program.
April 5, 2017
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Oculus CTO Says He Didn't Copy Vr Code from Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax
"I never tried to hide or wipe any evidence..."
February 2, 2017
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Oculus '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 Developing a Lower-End, Standalone Virtual Reality Device
If you're one of those people who was perhaps interested in buying the Oculus Rift, only you don't own a computer powerful enough to handle it, the Facebook-owned company says it's got a new virtual reality product in the works that won't require a Windows PC or even a mobile phone to use it.
October 7, 2016
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Oculus Exec Comments on Zenimax Lawsuits
"We're not worried."
March 1, 2017
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Oculus Exec on VR Killer App: 'i don't Think We've Had the Spark Yet' -- IGN Unfiltered
"At some point, somewhere, some developer will strike that brilliant first hit."
December 22, 2016
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Oculus Faces Potential Legal Injunction Over Zenimax VR Code Used in its Products
Earlier this month, Zenimax was awarded $500m when a jury found that VR pioneer Oculus had violated a NDA and illegally used code from the game publisher. that may just be the beginning of the legal ramifications facing Oculus however, as Zenimax has just asked the court to block Oculus from using the code involved in the court case altogether, potentially blocking the sale of a good number of games utilizing the technology of the Oculus VR headset.
February 24, 2017
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Oculus gift: VR biz to cough up half a billion dollars for ripping off software copyright
ZeniMax prevails in court fight over broken agreement
February 1, 2017
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Oculus has 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 Innovation Could Halve the Price of a VR-Ready PC
Oculus Touch is out in December.
October 7, 2016
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Oculus is closing its VR film studio
Oculus is closing Story Studio, the in-house virtual reality film studio known for producing the Emmy Award-winning short Henry alongside other pieces. In a statement, Oculus VP of content Jason Rubin explained that the Facebook-owned company was shifting its focus to funding outside creators, putting $50 million toward artists making non-gaming "experiential' VR. Oculus will also provide resources like tutorials, development best practices, and networking opportunities.
May 4, 2017
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Oculus Is 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' 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 lowers minimum specs required for Rift, all with software magic
The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are pretty amazing devices, being the first high-end virtual reality headsets available on the market. Unfortunately, they also require some high-end PCs to power the 90 frames per second that the devices need to display. But now Oculus has lowered the minimum specs required for its headsets, all with software magic.
October 7, 2016
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Oculus now lets you stream VR gameplay to Facebook Live
Because VR is so confusing to moms
March 10, 2017
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Oculus owes half a billion dollars to ZeniMax for copyright infringement
ZeniMax versus Facebook ended today with $500 million for the former and a tiny bit of retribution for the latter.
February 1, 2017
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Oculus' 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 slashes Rift prices as sales sag
There's been good news on the VR front of late, but precious little of it is coming from Oculus. Earlier this week, Sony announced it was closing on one million VR headsets sold since the launch late last year. Sony has moved 915,000 VR units to date, even though we haven't seen many new VR games launch for the platform (though Resident Evil 7 is a notable exception).
March 2, 2017
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Oculus Slashes Rift Pricing
After introducing Rift at a less than amenable price-point, consumers with an eye for VR have been left with the slight hope of decreasing product prices over time (I know I have). Now, Oculus has announced a "slash" in the Oculus Rift pricing - though this isn't as much a straight-up price slash as it is a bundle deal. Case in point: Oculus appears to have stopped selling standalone Oculus Rifts.
March 2, 2017
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Oculus releases developer preview of Carmel WebVR product
Many in the industry believe the next frontier for VR is web-based experiences that can be visited and absorbed across platforms.
December 9, 2016
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Oculus 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 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 revamps Home on Gear VR with 3x faster load times, 2x resolution, Explore tab and web browser
To accompany the launch of the latest Gear VR, the Oculus team has rebuilt Home from the ground-up for mobile. the latest version is a doozy, with 3x faster load times and a number of new features and optimizations that bring the experience closer to that of desktop.
March 29, 2017
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Oculus Rift 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 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 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 update designed to remove Vive compatibility backfires, enables full-scale piracy
Revive creator finds a way to bypass the software ownership check.
May 23, 2016
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Oculus Rift Update Designed to Remove Vive Compatibility Backfires, Enables Full-Scale Piracy
"I still do not support piracy, do not use this library for pirated copies."
May 23, 2016
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Oculus Rift: The Ultimate Guide
Whether you're new to the scene or an experienced Rift guru, you'll find what you're looking for in this ultimate guide!
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 Touch controller review: Let your fingers do the grabbing
Months after Rift's launch, Oculus' hand-tracking solution is worth the wait.
December 5, 2016
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Oculus Touch Review
You've got the Touch. You've got the power.
December 5, 2016
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Oculus Updates Rooms, Adds Events to Gear VR, Introduces VR Facebook Live streaming
Oculus released some changes to its mobile VR platform this week. the company launched Rooms 1.2, which introduces more things to do with your friends in VR, and Oculus Events, which helps you keep track of public events and schedule multiuser experiences with your friends. Facebook also extended its livestreaming service to Gear VR users.
March 10, 2017
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Oculus 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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Oculus' CEO Brendan Iribe Stes Down, will Lead Internal PC and Mobile Focused Groups
Don't panic...
December 14, 2016
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ODG's AR smartglasses combine Google Glass and Microsoft's HoloLens
ODG's R-9 and R-8 mixed reality smartglasses are self-contained computers and can be used for AR and VR
January 3, 2017
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ODG's AR smartglasses offer a mix of Google Glass, Microsoft's HoloLens
ODG's R-9 and R-8 mixed-reality smartglasses are self-contained computers and can be used for AR and VR
January 3, 2017
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ODG's new augmented reality glasses are for normal people (with a lot of money)
Osterhout Design Group thinks people are ready to start donning hologram glasses. the wearables company, which is known for its industrial and medical heads-up displays, is announcing two pairs of glasses that are geared toward a wider audience.
January 3, 2017
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On the Vive's first birthday, the VR conversation is getting calmer
And that's a good thing
April 5, 2017
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OnePlus 3T first-impressions review
The OnePlus 3T is shaping up to be one of the best smartphones that you can buy today. Replacing the OnePlus 3, it is a slightly beefier version of the former "flagship killer" that, at first glance, also feels more refined. Visually, it looks nearly the same, but the updated internals and improved software could make a big difference in day to day use.
November 28, 2016
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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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'Paranormal Activity: the Lost Soul' Available now on Steam VR
Empty your bladder, stock up on heart medication, and make sure someone is home to comfort you when you start to cry. the wait for Paranormal Activity: the Lost Soul--formerly known as Paranormal Activity VR--is finally over. It took a while for VRWERX's tie-in to the Paranormal Activity horror franchise to make its debut but, much to the chagrin of our poor heart valves, the game has finally made its way to Steam with a brand new name.
March 14, 2017
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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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Pixlplay turns a smartphone into a big, durable 'camera' for kids
A new Kickstarter project aims to make digital photography easily accessible to children, with a product that is relatively inexpensive and durable. Called Pixlplay, the device is essentially a smartphone case shaped like a classic 35mm film camera, and it includes moveable dials and knobs, as well as a functional shutter button.
February 10, 2017
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Playing Elite: Dangerous on HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift
Upgrade your Elite: Dangerous experience with VR.
February 14, 2017
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PlayStation VR 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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Playstation VR versus Oculus Rift versus HTC Vive: Here'S how they Stack Up
Which Should you Buy?
March 18, 2016
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PlayStation VR: Eight things you need to know before the October launch!
October is almost here, which means of course that we are getting closer day by day, to the release of PlayStation VR. It will arrive on October 16, 2016 and when it does there are thousands of people who will have been waiting expectantly. to help you survive the remaining wait, we've got all the details that you didn't know you needed.
August 31, 2016
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Please don't call them Facebook chatbots, says Facebook's bot boss
That whole conversation-as-a-UI thing was just a big misunderstanding
April 19, 2017
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Plug in to your Gear VR and nothing happens? Here's what to do next!
if Oculus isn't launching when you plug your phone into Gear VR there might be a serious problem.
February 17, 2017
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'Pool Nation VR' Coming to PSVR, Expanding to Eight-Player Multiplayer
Pool Nation VR is one of the most positively received games available for the HTC Vive. it's also one of the most surreal multiplayer experiences that I've had the pleasure of taking part in. Currently, Pool Nation VR is an HTC Vive exclusive, but that will change in October when the PSVR comes out.
September 1, 2016
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Price Drop for Oculus Rift, Touch Controller Begins Today
As of today, an Oculus Rift with Touch costs less than a Vive.
March 1, 2017
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Psychonauts in VR is a pretty great nostalgia trip
This review is going to be a little biased.
February 28, 2017
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Qualcomm announces an ambitious, risky all-in-one VR headset
An interesting design, but is it over-promising?
September 1, 2016
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 VR dev kit, Leap Motion integration
Qualcomm rolls out a VR dev kit, teams up with Leap Motion to bring natural interaction to mobile VR.
February 23, 2017
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Qualcomm plots cheaper VR with all-in-one headset
Snapdragon VR820 reference platform priced similar to "higher-performance tablets."
September 2, 2016
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Qualcomm unveils a wireless eye-tracking VR headset
Another day, another VR headset that you will never be able to buy.
September 1, 2016
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Qualcomm's all-in-one VR headset aims for a sweet spot
Consumers who want higher performance without a PC may embrace the new midrange concept.
September 1, 2016
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Real-Time Cinematic VR Rendering with Epic Games and the Mill
They call it the Blackbird. It looks like a dune buggy with a fancy camera rig on top, and in truth, that's kind of what it is, but that's not what it's for. it's every car you can imagine, or at least that's the idea.
March 1, 2017
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Rebellion's 'Battlezone' now Available for Rift, Vive
Battlezone is a first-person tank combat game built exclusively for virtual reality. Rebellion launched the game as a short-term PSVR exclusive, but the developer is back with a reworked version for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. the PC VR version features improved graphics and additional content.
May 11, 2017
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Record $2.3 billion VR/AR investment in 2016
Now we have 12 months of real-world performance since the VR/AR market launched last year, it™ time to do a reality check on VC and corporate investors. VCs told us last year how they were to going to invest in VR/AR. Let™ see if they put their money where their mouths were.
February 7, 2017
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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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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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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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Rock Band VR review: a series reimagined for Rift
One. More. Song.
March 24, 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 Internet for Gear VR Update makes Browsing More Immersive
Samsung has released a new version of Samsung Internet for Gear VR, the Gear VR-optimized browser. the latest evolution of the app -- version 4.2 -- follows its beta launch last December, and introduces key features to give users greater control and a more immersive browsing experience.
December 22, 2016
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Samsung Internet for GearVR Version 4.2 now Available
Samsung announced a software update for its Internet for GearVR web browser, which offers improved support for WebVR 1.0, an experimental JavaScript API developed by Google and Mozilla that allows a web browser to access the VR hardware to view content.
December 27, 2016
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Samsung 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 wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets, not just smartphones
Samsung's Exynos chip isn't just a side project anymore, and the processors have been rebranded
March 1, 2017
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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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From iMac to Rift and Touch controllers.
March 27, 2017
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After an announcement earlier this week, we were anxious to get some hands-on time with a Vive headset that had SMI's eye-tracking technology on board. at GDC, we met with the company in Valve's showcase area and got a chance to see what the companies built together.
March 3, 2017
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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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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 Nears 1 Million PSVR Headsets Sold After Just Four Months
Sony Interactive Entertainments global chief executive, Andrew House, recently sat down with the New York Times and confirmed that the PSVR is selling better than the company had expected: over 900,000 PSVR headsets in just four months.
February 27, 2017
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Sony Takes First Step Towards VR Concerts In new PSVR Experience
PSVR music video is available now for free.
February 14, 2017
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Sony's PlayStation VR bests HTC Vive in headset shipments
Canalys estimates around 2M VR headsets with screens will ship this year
December 12, 2016
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Sony's silence on PlayStation VR could spell trouble for the fledgling market
A few months ago, Sony launched the PlayStation VR after several years of work. Early reviews were generally positive, though they carried the caveats common to all VR today – the various experiences have some great moments, but a true killer app has yet to emerge. Since then, Sony has gone quiet about the platform, despite being happy to talk about total PS4 shipments through the holiday season or various other aspects of its gaming sales.
January 19, 2017
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March 18, 2016
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SprintR: a 3DRudder Competitor Emerges
The VR market is rife with innovation, and one of the aspects that many are working on involves controllers. 3DRudder's foot controller has been unique in the market for some time now, and we've reviewed it, but a competitor is emerging in the form of SprintR.
March 10, 2017
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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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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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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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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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Sulon Q is a working version of Facebook's dream standalone VR headset
Yesterday, Facebook revealed that it's working on a standalone headset with inside-out tracking, which would mean that a user could jump into a full virtual reality experience with only the head-mounted display itself, without needing cumbersome cables attached to a big, expensive PC -- and without base stations, too, to bounce IR signals off the headset and help it determine the user's position in space.
October 7, 2016
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July 12, 2017
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November 29, 2016
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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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Step into Google's new virtual world with the most mesmerizing titles available.
December 6, 2016
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September 27, 2017
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Games you shouldn't miss on Samsung Gear VR.
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Sideload VR offers apps and games not available through the Play Store.
September 29, 2017
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The Carmack-ZeniMax Odyssey Carries on - Carmack Files $22.5 Million Lawsuit
Tough breakups aren't easy by definition, and the breakup between legendary programmer John Carmack and former employer ZeniMax has probably been one of the most worded of all. Now, Oculus Chief Technology Officer John Carmack has filed a lawsuit against ZeniMax for $22.5 million, money he claims ZeniMax still owes him from id Softwares' $150 million sale to ZeniMax back in 2009.
March 10, 2017
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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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Are all VR motion controllers the same?
December 13, 2016
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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 Gear VR's new, leaner home screen has fancy avatars and a VR web browser
Oculus has tweaked the Gear VR's home screen with faster load times, an avatar system, and a web browser you can use in virtual reality. the new Oculus Home still looks much like the old version, but it's displayed at twice the resolution, and Oculus brags that it loads up to three times faster and uses 30 percent less battery than the old home screen
March 29, 2017
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Pick the Virtual Reality system that suits your needs.
November 28, 2016
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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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Valve and HTC make the strongest case for VR yet
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The HTC Vive you can buy now is very different from the original
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June 7, 2017
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The Joshua Bell VR Experience on PSVR Features Spatial Audio, Positional Tracking
Joshua Bell, a Grammy award-winning violinist and long-time Sony performer, partnered with Sony to create a musical experience for the PlayStation VR. the talented musician performed Brahm's Hungarian Dance No. 1 in front of an array of 360-degree cameras and advanced audio capture equipment to create an immersive video with spatial audio and positional tracking.
February 14, 2017
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The 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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June 19, 2017
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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 Royole Moon Viewer looks pretty, but doesn't always work as well.
April 27, 2017
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Welcome to the Bridge, Ensign. You have a lot to learn.
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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 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 best apps for watching 360-degree videos
These apps deliver awesome videos from all over the world.
March 23, 2017
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These are the best steering wheels for playing PlayStation VR
Steering wheels can bring a racing game to life in VR.
April 5, 2017
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These are the companies investing most aggressively in AR and VR
Facebook, HTC and Intel, among others.
April 28, 2017
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These are the first five things you should do with your Samsung Gear VR
You've got a new Gear VR! now what?
April 21, 2017
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These are the minimum PC specs you'll need to power Windows 10 VR headsets
Microsoft is all set to make VR more accessible in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, and now we know just how powerful of a PC you'll need to power the experience. as note by the Verge, Microsoft has included a "Windows Holographic First Run" app in its latest Windows 10 test builds, which is meant to tell you whether your machine meets the minimum requirements to power upcoming Windows 10 VR headsets. Thankfully, the minimum specs revealed by the app are fairly basic.
November 21, 2016
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These are the Oculus Rift games launching in June
What Rift games are coming out in June?
June 1, 2017
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These VR games do teleportation the right way
What games do teleportation the best?
March 14, 2017
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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 camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws
Looking for a craft project to tackle this weekend? It might be an undertaking, but it turns out if you put 32,000 drinking straws together in a wooden box, voila you've got a camera. at least, that was the starting point for a collaboration by artists Michael Farrell and Cliff Haynes.
February 10, 2017
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This 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 why you're seeing 'system thread exception not handled' after the Oculus update
Don't panic, and maybe don't completely re-install Windows.
March 10, 2017
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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 rugged AR eyewear is similar to Google Glass but won't break
Osterhout Design Group's R-7HL AR eyewear costs about $3,500 and is designed for enterprise use
April 4, 2017
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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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August 21, 2017
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Should I use a fourth sensor with my Oculus Rift?
August 23, 2017
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Tim Cook says augmented reality is 'a big idea like the smartphone'
Like TV, AR is becoming an Apple passion project
February 10, 2017
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Time Warner leads $27M investment in celebrity hologram company 8i
For the celebrity-obsessed, augmented reality may offer the bizarre opportunity to get closer than ever to pop culture's most recognizable stars and performers.
February 13, 2017
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Tobii Eye Tracker 4C hands-on: Mousing with your eyes has surprising potential for gaming
Eye tracking is a luxury not everyone needs, but when it works, it works.
December 19, 2016
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Trackmania Turbo VR review: it's you against the track
Time to get loopy in your coupe.
January 12, 2017
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Trendforce sees a VR AMOLED display market shortage in 2017
Taiwan-based TrendForce says that HTC is the current leader in VR headsets - with a market share of 61.4% between April 2016 and November 2016, but the Taiwanese company will not be able to extend its lead into 2017 as it will be hit the hardest from the OLED market supply shortage.
December 27, 2016
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Trinus PSVR Lets you play Steam Games with your PSVR, Here's How
Sony's PlayStation VR HMD is a nice piece of kit. the headset is arguably the most comfortable HMD available today, and it sells for much less than the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. it's a shame you can't use it to play the wealth of VR content available on PC. Or can you?
January 23, 2017
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Try out Google's Chrome VR partners with Daydream
Google is bringing Chrome to VR, one experience at a time.
February 14, 2017
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Try 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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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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Ubisoft Wants Fans to Tell it how Much It Should Support VR
Ubisoft X VR.
March 23, 2017
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Unity CEO Believes the VR, AR Industry Could Become 'Bigger Than Everything'
Unity CEO John Riccitiello started the opening keynote for the Vision AR/VR Summit 2017 with his thoughts on the future of immersive technology. He believes that the immersive technology industry will ultimately grow larger than we imagine and that we'll see a new crop of software giants, in the vein of Activision and Electronic Arts, that emerge as the industry grows.
May 2, 2017
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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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uSens Hand Tracking Tech Mixes AR and VR
uSens doesn't give a flip about hardware, at least not really. that approach may seem at odds with a company that makes a device that enables hand tracking in VR, but as uSens CTO Yue Fei explained to us at GDC 2017, the company's true focus is software. "Hardware is the easy part," he told us.
March 13, 2017
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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 announces new Series of "Room-scale VR" Experiments, set to Arrive in Time for HTC Vive
Valve just announced a "compilation of new VR experiments," dubbed the Lab, which will be set inside "a pocket universe" of Portal's Aperture Science.
March 8, 2016
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Valve '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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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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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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Virtual reality is actually here
The applications of VR extend into nearly every sphere of life
December 20, 2016
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Virtual VR is a tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when robots finally take over
The game also a great example of how narratives can inspire playability.
March 2, 2017
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Vive 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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VLC inches towards VR with support for 360-degree videos
VLC is gearing up for the future of virtual reality and 360-degree videos with a new technical preview.
November 28, 2016
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VR 2016 Report Card
VR may not have shattered sales expectations, but 2016 proved that it is much more than just a gimmick.
December 9, 2016
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VR AMOLED displays - market status
Virtual Reality (VR) means a near-eye display that completely blocks the real world and replaces it with a simulated display. VR displays have been around for a long time - the first VR head mounted displays (HMD) were introduced in the 1960s, but these devices, and those devices that followed it for 50 years suffered from many problems due to primitive technology.
December 27, 2016
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VR 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 coasters are improving rapidly and discarding what doesn't work
Rapid iteration and constant improvements are leading to and incredible future for VR in theme parks.
April 4, 2017
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VR could help transform remote work
It could get workers 'into the office while remaining in the comfort of their homes
February 27, 2017
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VR Desktop Brings MacOS to Oculus Rift (Kind Of)
Apple customers haven't gotten to experience much of the virtual reality (VR) uprising. Mobile VR often requires Android, and popular HMDs like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are currently restricted to Windows computers. now an app called VR Desktop lets people use macOS in a Virtual Desktop Environment--provided they have either an Oculus Rift developer kit or faith that VR companies will soon embrace those worshiping at Jony Ive's altar.
February 13, 2017
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VR 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 Industry Leaders Come Together to Create new Association
Samsung Electronics announced today it was participating in the launch of the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the global virtual reality (VR) industry. Samsung is joined by Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC VIVE, Facebook's Oculus, and Sony Interactive Entertainment in the formation of this organization, which together will develop and share best practices for the industry, and foster dialogue between public and private stakeholders around the world.
December 6, 2016
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VR is "Biggest Loser" in 2016 Sales Thus Far -- SuperData
PlayStation VR expectations downgraded severely.
November 30, 2016
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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 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 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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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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Want to ride a roller coaster in VR? Here's where to do it!
If you're lucky, a VR coaster might be local.
March 15, 2017
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We Tried Oculus' Wireless Santa Cruz Prototype VR Headset
Santa Cruz prototype offers wireless VR with positional tracking.
October 7, 2016
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WebVR Gets Google Cardboard Support, Experiment Portal
Google announced that WebVR, the API that allows developers to build VR experiences for the web, is now supported by its Google Cardboard platform. the company also introduced a new WebVR Experiments page to make it easier for you to explore what developers are doing with the API.
April 12, 2017
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Werewolves Within review: the addictive VR party game is here!
Living in a small village is usually pleasant. Or well. It was, until the Werewolves started showing up and eating everybody. That's why we've called this town meeting. Here, at the table it's time to discuss the unpleasantry that's been going on, and get to the bottom of things. the only problem is that the Werewolves are living amongst us, and they look no different than anybody else who lives here. it's time to find the Werewolf Within.
December 14, 2016
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WhartonBrooks shows off VR headset, outlines plans for four more Windows 10 Mobile phones
Back in August, WhartonBrooks announced plans to launch a new Windows 10 Mobile handset in the autumn, promising that it would be "the most disruptive since the advent of the smartphone in 2000". It added that it would bring "new products and services that will radically change the mobile computing industry". After indefinitely postponing an event in September, and a delay due to "regulatory hurdles" in October, WhartonBrooks finally unveiled its new device two weeks ago.
April 13, 2017
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What 2017 holds for AI: will you fear or embrace our machine overlords?
GPU engines are out and AI translators will help you pull
March 21, 2017
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What 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 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 I learned from watching my family try virtual reality
The holidays are a great excuse to use your family as guinea pigs for new technology.
December 30, 2016
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What is passthrough mode on Gear VR, and why should I care?
Passthrough mode on Gear VR lets you see the world around you through a camera
February 20, 2017
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What is 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 the VR experience on Windows 10 Mobile is really like
Alcatel is the first phone maker to really get behind VR on Windows 10 Mobile. But what is it actually like?
November 23, 2016
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What to do when games don't line up in Daydream
It's irritating when things don't line up in Daydream View, but there are some things to check when it happens.
February 2, 2017
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What to do when 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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When the hell are we going to get Star Trek: Bridge Crew?
Captain's Log, Stardate 94807.36. Our hunt for Ubisoft's epic masterpiece continues.
March 16, 2017
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When to enable smooth turning on your PlayStation VR
Should I enable smooth turning in my VR games?
February 8, 2017
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Where to buy a Gear VR controller
The biggest news from the last couple of months for Gear VR fans is undoubtedly the release of the new Controller. It stores neatly on the side of the headset, fits conveniently in your hand, and removes the need to touch the side of the headset.
May 3, 2017
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Where to buy the 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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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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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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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 VR content from the Chrome app
Google is making it easier for people with Daydream-compatible phones to access virtual reality content. the company announced today that with its latest version of the Chrome mobile app, users can navigate to VR-enabled sites to view any content. they just have to specify that they want to enter VR and then place their phone in the Daydream View headset.
February 9, 2017
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You 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 probably don't need to upgrade your Gear VR for the Galaxy S8
About that "New Gear VR" Samsung unveiled with the Galaxy S8.
March 29, 2017
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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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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 Files Injunction Against Oculus Over Use of 'Stolen Tech'
Fallout, Skyrim parent company requests Oculus products using 'stolen' code be removed from sale.
February 24, 2017
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ZeniMax is 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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ZeniMax is trying to stop Oculus from selling Rift headsets and VR games
Facebook may be forced to settle
February 24, 2017
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ZeniMax says it may try to stop Oculus from selling VR headsets
But legal expert says an injunction is an uphill climb following civil verdict.
February 2, 2017
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Zenimax Seeks to Block Sales of Oculus Rift, Gear VR
Most anyone would be ecstatic if they were on the receiving end of a $500 million judgment, but evidently, cash isn't enough for Zenimax. Reuters reported that ZeniMax is seeking to block sales of all products that rely on ZeniMax's code. the company filed for a permanent injunction against Oculus in the same court that presided over the lawsuit.
February 24, 2017
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Zenimax wants to block Oculus Rift headset sales, Gear VR games
RIP Oculus headsets?
February 24, 2017
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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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Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR
Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great for wielding virtual guns or picking up digital objects, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new prototype for VR gloves in photos from his tour of the Redmond, Washington Oculus Research.
February 9, 2017
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