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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, where HP will provide support for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple equipment. Along with expansion through Apple products, HP is also expanding their DaaS services to cover their own VR solutions. This includes the Z4 Workstation and the HP Windows Mixed Reality VR headset. HP aims to cover major customer pain points by unifying diverse fleets of different device types and OSes and free up IT resources. HP DaaS program for Apple will cover dozens of SKU and include multiple versions of each device. Apple coverage includes accidental damage protection as well as next day...

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...

7 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

Acer Announces Holo 360° Camera with Integrated 4G LTE

Acer has demonstrated a new camera designed to capture 360° videos and can upload content to the Internet without a PC or a smartphone. The Holo 360 camera is...

6 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo (Polaris) - Double Polaris for Content Creation

Back in 2016 AMD launched the Radeon Pro Duo, an interesting take on a semi-pro workstation card. As a dual-GPU Fiji card wasn’t going to be viable for the...

36 by Ryan Smith on 4/25/2017

AMD Acquires 60 GHz Wireless IP and Staff from Nitero

AMD on Tuesday announced that it had acquired millimeter wave radio-related intellectual property and key engineers from Nitero. Nitero specialized in radio technology for the 60 GHz range, which...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2017

CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 17 with UHD Blu-ray and VR HMD Support

CyberLink has been regularly updating their multimedia playback software / PC DVD & Blu-ray players. While ArcSoft dropped out of the software Blu-ray player market a few years back...

29 by Ganesh T S on 4/11/2017

GDC 2017 Roundup: VR for All - Pico Neo CV, Tobii, & HTC

Now that I’ve wrapped up the major GDC product launches, I want to spend a bit of time talking about the rest of GDC. The annual show has always been...

5 by Ryan Smith on 3/13/2017

Basemark Releases VRScore, a VR & VR Headset Benchmark Suite for Windows

Back in 2015 as the development of the first generation of modern VR headsets was coming to a close, benchmark developer Basemark announced that they would be applying their...

5 by Ryan Smith on 1/30/2017

Kopin at CES 2017: 2K120 VR, Whisper Voice Recognition

If you’ve never heard of Kopin before, you’re probably like most people. Going into CES I had no idea what Kopin was, but it turns out that they’re actually...

5 by Joshua Ho on 1/6/2017

Oculus VR Acquires The Eye Tribe, Developer of Eye Tracking Technologies

It has been announced that Oculus VR as bought The Eye Tribe, a company known for its eye tracking hardware and software technologies, earlier in December. Facebook’s VR division...

17 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2016

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