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Google Job Listings Point to New "Mass Production" AR/VR Hardware in the Pipeline

Google launched the Daydream View headset late last year, the company’s first virtual reality hardware product. As a smartphone clip-in headset, the …

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Western European Spending on Augmented and Virtual Reality Forecast to Reach $2.5 Billion in 2017, Driven by Consumer and Manufacturing Adoption, says IDC

LONDON, 9 March, 2017 The Worldwide Semiannual Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide update, recently released by International Data …

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Qualcomm moves VR forward with wireless headset

Virtual reality took a few steps forward last week, advances highlighted by Qualcomm‘s demo of a development headset for wireless virtual reality.<p>The prototype is part of a reference design for a second generation of VR headsets that don’t have to be connected to a PC. Hardware companies can adopt …

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Hacking your brain: We drive the £3m simulator designed to break your senses

Located near Wymondham, Ansible Motion’s base is near to the famous Lotus team, but has none of the notoriety of its neighbour. However, despite its …

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Acer’s Windows Holographic headset will ship to developers this month

Mixed reality is upon us<p>Microsoft today announced that Acer’s first mixed reality headset will ship to developers later this month, making it the standard development edition for the Windows Holographic platform. The news, shared onstage this morning at the Game Developers Conference in San …

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Valve and SMI are Working to Add Eye-Tracking Support to OpenVR

Eye tracking experts SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) have collaborated with Valve to bring their technology to OpenVR. Eye tracking-enabled HTC Vive …

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China is building an entire village to promote virtual reality

China is building an entire village to support virtual reality technology<p><i>By 2019, the Beidouwan VR Village is expected to house 50 companies to</i> …

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Oculus Rift and Touch are now $200 cheaper

And you’ve got at least two more years to enjoy them<p>Oculus is cutting the price of its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers by $100 each, dropping the cost of a complete system to $598. The change was announced today at GDC, alongside a slate of new games that will be released throughout the …

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Up close with LG's VR headset prototype

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IMAX Wows the World With New Virtual Reality Center

For many years IMAX has been leaders in the entertainment industry and this year sees them take things to a whole new level with the opening of their …

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DisplayLink Announce Ultra-Low Latency Wireless VR Device

DisplayLink, known as producers of USB graphics technology, have announced that they are working on a new concept for a wireless virtual reality (VR) …

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Khronos announces OpenXR initiative for virtual reality

Khronos, the group behind the OpenGL and Vulkan graphics APIs, has unveiled a name for its fledgling open standard virtual reality initiative at GDC 2017. Known as OpenXR, the working group is comprised of a selection of industry leaders, which are working on a royalty-free graphics standard for …

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This haptic feedback VR suit could complete your VR look

The Hardlight VR Suit promises to complete the VR experience. You’ve already got the headset for immersive graphics, now you just need an adjustable suit for body vibrations. “Suit up to feel every explosion, gunshot, and sword fight in VR,” NullSpace writes on its VR Suit’s Kickstarter page. The …

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VR/AR/MR explained. What’s right for your project?

Virtual reality (VR) has been a trending topic the past couple of years, and particularly last year. With high-profile companies like Google, …

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Virtual worlds are teaching better lessons

When virtual reality content is experienced using a VR headset, the outcome is a virtual world. In that world, the possibilities are limited only by …

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Valve unveils a ‘cheaper, smaller, lighter’ VR base station prototype

We’ve already seen Valve tease the next generation of SteamVR controllers, now the company has offered a peak at a new base station. too.<p>Company programmer Joe Ludwig showcased a prototype for the next iteration of the hardware at a press event inside the Valve offices earlier this month, captured …

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IMAX Launches High-Tech Theaters To Make VR a Movie-Like Experience

Today in Los Angeles, IMAX unveiled the first of many planned VR installations intended to create “location-based VR of the future.”<p>According to …

Why Intel Corporation Is So Excited About Virtual Reality

One of the most talked-about areas in technology today is virtual reality. Many of the key hardware and software industry players seem to take every chance to talk about the opportunities that virtual reality will open to their businesses, and microprocessor giant <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ: INTC) is no …

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Watch: New Settings in 'Robinson: The Journey' on Rift Let You Max Out the Visuals

Launching originally for PlayStation VR, <i>Robinson: The Journey</i> was carefully optimized and tweaked to ensure consistent performance across all PS4 …

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Virtual reality helping Dayton area companies take next step

Virtual reality is becoming more than just the stuff of dreams or video games for some Dayton-area businesses.<p>A marketing firm that focuses on …

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How Virtual Reality is Transforming Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the hottest industries where VR is making a place for itself.<p><i>How will virtual reality change the healthcare industry? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Roland</b> …

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Europe’s virtual reality sector has grown to nearly 300 companies

Europe’s booming virtual reality ecosystem now consists of nearly 300 companies, according to the first European Virtual Reality landscape released by The Venture Reality Fund and France’s LucidWeb.<p>Silicon Valley-based venture firm The Venture Reality Fund tracks investments in the augmented …

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Vive Consumer and Business Headsets Will Diverge into Separate VR Systems, Vive President Says

After launching the consumer HTC Vive in early 2016, the company began offering a $1,200 ‘Business Edition’ version of the headset which is …

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New LCD Tech Could Give Us Sharper VR Displays

VR fans are eagerly awaiting the introduction of 4K displays into major headsets, but new LCD technology could help get them there and even go beyond …

Virtual Reality Will Be A Game Changer For Data Visualization | Articles | Analytics

Data visualization is the most important stage of data analytics. If you’re not uncovering meaningful patterns in your datasets that lead to …

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Watch: Crytek's 'Codename: Sky Harbor' VR Experience is a Bombastic, Visual Treat

Launched as part of Basemark’s <i>VRScore</i> benchmarking software, the Crytek developed VR tech demo <i>Codename: Sky Harbor</i>, is one of the most visually …

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VR Trends 2017: Education, Fitness, Entertainment, Healthcare, Food And Beverage, And Other Applications

2016 saw virtual reality technology become mainstream with Google, HTC, Samsung, Sony and Oculus coming out with their own VR headsets. The …

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Oculus wants to help you set up the perfect virtual reality room

Why it matters to you<p>VR early adopters may struggle with roomscale set-up, especially as the tech evolves. Oculus aims to help.<p>Oculus today published …

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