VR

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 result has been that manufacturers have used somewhat unwieldy cables or breakout boxes. However as part of the generalized push towards the second generation of VR headsets, a new industry consortium is coming together today to reduce the requirements to a single cable. Backed by NVIDIA, AMD, Oculus, Valve, and Microsoft, the new VirtualLink standard is a USB Type-C alternate mode that will be able to supply all of the necessary power, video information, and data over a single Type-C cable and connector. Today’s announcement from the group is essentially a call for participation, announcing the...

North American Pre-Orders Opened for TPCast’s Wireless Adapter for HTC Vive

TPCast has finally begun to take North American pre-orders for its wireless headset adapter for the HTC Vive. Already released in China, the unit offers untethered operation of the...

28 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2017

Samsung Offers Free DeX Station or Gear VR with Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note8

Samsung has kicked off a new promotional campaign that bundles either of the company's two major smartphone peripherals – the DeX station or the Gear VR headset – with...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2017

Logitech and HTC Team Up to Integrate Physical Keyboards Into VR Environments

Usage of traditional physical controllers in virtual reality environments is surprisingly complicated, and usage of keyboards in the same environment is barely possible at all even for experienced typists...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2017

HTC Offers Vive + GeForce GTX 1070 + Fallout 4 VR Bundle for $799

HTC this week launched a new $799 bundle that includes its Vive VR headset, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition graphics card, as well as a copy of Fallout...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/2/2017

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...

15 by Ian Cutress & Nate Oh on 10/13/2017

Oculus Announces Oculus Go: Untethered VR For $199 USD

Today, Facebook owned Oculus announced their follow up to the Oculus Rift VR headset, and they’ve decided to make the entry point to Oculus VR much easier to access...

28 by Brett Howse on 10/11/2017

Dell’s Visor Available for Pre-Order: A Mixed Reality Headset, Ships in Mid-October

Dell has begun to take pre-orders on its Visor headset for Windows Mixed Reality applications. The company will start shipments of the device in mid-October, just in time for...

34 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2017

Intel Discontinues WiGig Cards, Antenna and Sink, Set to Focus on WiGig for VR

In a surprising move, Intel has announced plans to discontinue a number of their 802.11ad products. The company intends to cease shipments of the majority of its WiGig devices...

12 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

Playing as a Jedi: Lenovo and Disney’s Star Wars Augmented Reality Experience

“The chosen one you are, with great promise I see.” Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, the expansion of the universe is seemingly never ending. More films...

13 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

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...

1 by Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

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. Microsoft is gearing up for the Windows 10 Fall Creators...

6 by Ryan Smith on 8/31/2017

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...

16 by Ryan Smith on 8/29/2017

HTC Permanently Cuts Price of Vive to $599

On Monday, HTC announced a permanent Vive price reduction to $599, bringing the VR headset down from its original $799 launch price. The now-$599 standard HTC Vive kit includes...

34 by Nate Oh on 8/22/2017

HP Expands Commercial VR Strategy: Z VR Backpack and Immersion Centers

At SIGGRAPH this week, HP has lifted the lid on parts of their Commercial VR strategy, announcing three major aspects of their implementation. In talking with HP, they...

18 by Joe Shields on 8/1/2017

HTC Announces Snapdragon 835-Based VIVE VR Headset for Chinese Market

This morning at the ChinaJoy expo, HTC is announcing their first shipping VIVE standalone VR headset, specifically for the Chinese market. The aptly named VIVE Standalone is based on...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2017

Oculus Announces Six Week Sale of $399 Rift + Touch Bundle

Update: On 7/14/17, Oculus permanently reduced the cost of the Rift + Touch bundle to $499. Meanwhile, the bundle is still available for $399 for the next six weeks. In...

32 by Nate Oh on 7/10/2017

HTC & Intel Partner on WiGig Wireless for Vive VR Headset

HTC's doing a little Spring cleaning, and it's starting with all the wires protruding from its headsets. The company announced today at Computex 2017 that it has partnered with...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Dell Launches 'VR Ready' XPS 27 AIO: 4K, Core i7-7700, Radeon RX 570, 10 Speakers

Dell has launched a new version of their XPS 27 all-in-one gaming PC. The VR Ready flavor of the XPS 27 has the same 4K display and the same...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2017

Google I/O 2017: New AR/VR Experiences

Today at its annual developer conference, Google made several announcements about what augmented and virtual reality projects it and its partners have been working on. Google just launched its...

13 by Matt Humrick on 5/17/2017

HTC Announces New Standalone Vive VR Headset with Google Daydream Support

Today at Google I/O 2017, Google and HTC announced a new Daydream VR compatible Vive headset. This new device in the Vive family is a standalone unit that does...

14 by Matt Humrick on 5/17/2017

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