VR

Oculus VR this week started to distribute its Oculus Link software, enabling owners of the standalone Oculus Quest VR headsets to connect them to gaming PCs and play games originally developed with the Rift and Rift S in mind. For now, VR gamers will have to use a quality third-party USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C cable, but later on the company promises to release its own long cable. From now, a beta version of the Oculus Link application for Oculus Quest is available from Oculus VR as a part of the Gear VR Build 11.0 software update. To connect the Oculus Quest to a PC, one needs a high-quality USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C cable, though since most USB 3.x cables are around 1.5 meters...

Oculus Link Software: Connecting Oculus Quest to a Gaming PC

Oculus VR has announced a new software update for its standalone Oculus Quest VR headset that enables it to connect to a gaming PC and work like an Oculus...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

HTC Unveils Final Specs & Availability Date of Cosmos VR Headset for PCs

HTC this week announced final specifications as well as availability date of the Vive Cosmos, its next-generation tethered VR headset, which promises numerous improvements along with modularity for further...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Microsoft Hololens 2.0 Silicon

The final presentation of Hot Chips 31 is from Microsoft, who will be lifting the lid of the silicon behind its HoloLens 2.0 product.

5 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Lenovo Announces ThinkReality A6 AR Headset

Lenovo has unveiled its new family of AR headsets designed primarily for business applications. Lenovo’s ThinkReality head mounted displays will feature software and hardware developed by Lenovo for workers...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/15/2019

Arm Announces Mali D77 Display Processor: Facilitating AR & VR

Display processors usually aren’t really much a common topic in the press and only few companies actually do advertise the capabilities beyond a simple mention of the maximum resolution...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/15/2019

Valve Index VR Headset: 1440×1600 per Eye and 120/144 Hz LCDs

Valve this week started to take pre-orders on its next-generation Index VR headset that was developed entirely in-house. The product significantly improves all the capabilities of the HTC Vive...

55 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset: A 4K HMD with 6DOF

Numerous companies are making attempts to drive VR technology to the commercial space. HP this week introduced its first AR/VR headset that was designed from the ground both for...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Oculus Rift S VR Headset: An Upgraded Virtual Reality Experience

Oculus VR has introduced its new Oculus Rift S virtual reality PC-powered headset. The new head mounted display (HMD) features an inside-out tracking and does not require any external...

24 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Intel's Standalone 6DoF RealSense Tracking Camera T265 with Movidius Inside

Intel this week introduced its new RealSense Tracking Camera T265 featuring 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) inside-out tracking. The tracking device is aimed primarily at various self-driving applications like small robots or...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2019

Japan Display Develops VRM-100 VR Headset with 3DOF for Business Users

Japan Display (JDI) has developed its own tethered VR headset, which features 3-degree-of-freedom (3DoF) positional tracking and is aimed primarily at businesses interested in providing VR entertainment. The VRM-100...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2018

ZOTAC Unveils VR GO 2.0 Wearable PC: Core i7-8700T Meets GeForce GTX 1070

ZOTAC this week officially launched its second-generation VR GO wearable backpack PC for VR gaming. The new VR GO 2.0 system is somewhat smaller and marginally lighter than the...

5 by Anton Shilov on 11/9/2018

Oculus Quest Announced: A 6DoF Standalone VR Headset

Oculus VR this week introduced its next all-in-one untethered VR headset, based around a 6-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking system as well as the same optics as the Oculus Go...

26 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2018

Khronos Group Releases Neural Network Exchange Format 1.0, Showcases First Public OpenXR Demo

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...

8 by Nate Oh on 8/14/2018

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...

5 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.

18 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

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