VR

Today at SIGGRAPH the Khronos Group, the industry consortium behind OpenGL and Vulkan, announced the ratification and public release of their Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF), now finalized as the official 1.0 specification. Announced in 2016 and launched as a provisional spec in late 2017, NNEF is Khrono's deep learning open format for neural network models, allowing device-agnostic deployment of common neural networks. And on a flashier note, StarVR and Microsoft are providing the first public demonstration of Khronos' OpenXR, a cross-platform API standard for VR/AR hardware and software. With a two-part approach, OpenXR's goal is VR/AR interoperability encompassing both the application interface layer (e.g. Unity or Unreal) and the device layer (e.g. SteamVR, Samsung GearVR). In terms of SIGGRAPH's showcare, Epic's Showdown demo is...

VirtualLink USB-C Alt Mode Announced: Standardized Connector for VR Headsets

While PC VR headsets are fun, no one has especially enjoyed the number of cables required to hook one up. With separate video, power, and data cables, the end...

49 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2018

ZOTAC Preps Second-Gen Wearable Backpack "VR GO" PC

Multiple makers of gaming PCs formally introduced their wearable backpack PCs for VR gaming at Computex 2016 and have never updated these systems since then. But apparently after two...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

Qualcomm Announces XR1 Platform: Dedicated SoC for VR/XR Headsets, Coming Late 2018

For the better part of the past few years now, Qualcomm has been making a serious and concentrated effort to establish themselves as the dominant player in the mobile...

19 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2018

Qualcomm VR and AR Press Event: Live Blog (7pm PT, 2am UTC)

Qualcomm is attending the AWE Event, an AR and VR expo. We're here at their press event in Levi's Stadium, ready for the Live Blog. Event starts at 7pm Pacific.

7 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2018

Oculus Go Now Available: Mainstream Standalone VR Headset Starts at $199

Previously announced back in October, Oculus VR this week has begun to sell its mainstream-focused Oculus Go standalone VR headset. With a price of just $199 for the base...

20 by Anton Shilov on 5/4/2018

Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation VR Headset to $299

As the VR headset market continues to grow and mature alongside initiatives like Daydream and Windows Mixed Reality, hardware makers have been able to drive down costs over time...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

HTC’s Standalone Vive Focus to Launch Worldwide This Year

HTC announced this week that its standalone Vive Focus VR headset with six-degree-of-freedom tracking (6DoF) will hit the market worldwide later this year. In a bid to ensure that...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2018

HTC Vive Pro HMD Pre-orders Start Today for $799; Vive Reduced to $499

HTC has kicked off pre-orders this morning for their previously announced HTC Vive Pro Head Mounted Display, setting the price on the standalone HMD at $799. Furthermore, any Vive...

9 by Joe Shields on 3/19/2018

HP Expands DaaS Offerings: Apple Devices, HP VR Solutions, and Tech Café Market

Today, HP announced a new set of Device as a Service (DaaS) offerings for customers and channel partners. Notably, this includes the reveal of DaaS offerings for Apple devices...

5 by Joe Shields on 2/15/2018

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Professional Edition, Coming March

HP has added a second Windows Mixed Reality headset to its lineup, this one being dubbed the 'Professional Edition'. This headset, according to HP, is geared more towards a...

7 by Joe Shields on 2/5/2018

Lenovo Details Its Standalone Daydream VR HMD, The Mirage Solo at CES 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Back in May 2017, at the Google I/O conference, Good discussed the next stage of the roadmap for its Daydream VE platform. The company announced...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

3dRudder 'Blackhawk' Offers Precision Control For Gaming

With CES 2018 in full swing, 3dRudder is back for the fourth year in a row. This year, 3dRudder is showing off a revised version of its VR foot...

2 by Joe Shields on 1/9/2018

Vuzik's New AR Glasses Actually Look Like Glasses

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Vuzix announced that its latest product would debut next week, and it may be the breakthrough in AR devices that we’ve been waiting for. The...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/9/2018

HTC at CES 2018: Vive Pro VR Headset with Higher-Res Displays, Two Cams, Headphones

LAS VEGAS, NV — HTC today announced its next-generation Vive Pro VR headset at CES 2018. The new head-mounted display will have several noticeable improvements over the existing Vive...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

Intel's Hades Canyon NUCs with Radeon Graphics are Official: $799-$999, Shipping in Spring 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Intel's Skylake-based Skull Canyon NUC has been a popular mini-desktop since its launch in early 2016. We didn't see a corresponding Kaby Lake version...

50 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2018

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EN1080K Compact Gaming PC Review

Gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have emerged as bright spots in the desktop PC market that has been subject to severe challenges recently. Many vendors have tried...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/2/2018

VR Startup Varjo Announces Shipping of High Resolution Headset Prototype, Aimed at Professional Markets

Today at Slush 2017, Finnish VR startup Varjo Technologies is announcing that their first formal prototype headset will be shipping within the next month, as well as unveiling their...

19 by Nate Oh on 11/30/2017

Futuremark To Release VRMark Cyan Room on November 22: A DX12 VR Benchmark

This week, Futuremark announced that their new Cyan Room DX12 test will be released for VRMark next Wednesday (November 22). This comes around a year after VRMark’s original release...

2 by Nate Oh on 11/17/2017

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Gain SteamVR Support, a Library of VR Games

When Microsoft introduced its Windows Mixed Reality platform for productivity and gaming earlier this year, it was clear that in order to make it competitive, the software giant would...

7 by Anton Shilov on 11/17/2017

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