Posts tagged with: Oculus Rift
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    Virtual reality is about to open new worlds for us to explore, and with the arrival of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, it's nearly time for users everywhere to plug in and start experiencing for themselves all the potential these new tools have to offer. Well, users everywhere, so long as they've got a properly equipped Windows PC – Mac users, you're out of luck. Despite Apple's share of the desktop and laptop markets growing year after year, the two big VR headsets of 2016 just won't be supporting the company’s computers. In a new interview, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey talks a ...

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    A little over an hour ago, at 10am Eastern, HTC opened its doors for pre-orders of the Vive virtual reality headset. With a head-mounted display, wall trackers, and a pair of wireless controllers, Vive's hoping to give users one of the most well-rounded VR experiences they can come by – but it's not alone. Last month, Oculus Rift got its own pre-order party going, offering a slightly more affordable take on home VR. And while it's not quite up to the same consumer-ready stage, Microsoft's opening a new chapter for HoloLens as it begins courting developers with its own pre-orders. All ...

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    Virtual reality is about to change the way users interact with their computers, and we're right on the cusp of seeing sales get underway for two of the industry's most promising headsets: the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. But an immersive VR experience needs more than just a fancy visor, and for users to truly feel like they're inside a virtual world, they're going to need a way to interact with it. Back in June we saw the formal unveiling of the commercial Oculus Rift, in preparation for its Q1 2016 release, and also got a look at a prototype Oculus Touch – a pair of VR-ready hand-held ...

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    After experimenting for several years with so-called “development kits”, virtual reality pioneer Oculus is at last ready to move the Rift headset to mass-production stages. We’ve known this for a while, but company founder Palmer Luckey is only now starting to spill the beans on prospective retail value. Of course, we’re still a few months away from Rift’s planned Q1 2016 commercial rollout, so the pricing details aren’t spelled out just yet. Last-minute tweaks to the advanced custom hardware of the VR head-mounted display could influence the hike or shrinkage of the tariff ...

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    The world of virtual reality is finally seeing the arrival of hardware advanced enough to make truly immersive experiences a reality. That's bringing us efforts like the HTC Vive, set to go up for sale before the end of the year. But the granddaddy of them all is Oculus VR's Oculus Rift, long available as developer hardware but seemingly never quite ready to take the retail plunge. That's all changing in 2016, and today Oculus shared just how that commercial deployment is set to happen, as it revealed the final Oculus Rift hardware. The Oculus Rift headset is set to go up for sale in Q1 ...

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    A little later on today, Facebook is set to start streaming its presentation from the F8 dev conference, revealing some of the next big projects to come from the social media giant. While we could wait patiently to learn what's going to be announced, the cat may already be out of the bag, as users report receiving premature notifications from the conference's official app that name a few of the topics on today's agenda. Making reference to a hands-on demo area, this notice was presumably intended to go out immediately following today's announcements, but instead was inadvertently triggered ...

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    This may be pushing the limits of what counts as smartphone news, but bear with us for a moment: Samsung and Oculus VR have been partnering up for work on what's promising to be a real virtual reality renaissance. We know Oculus itself has been thinking about Android compatibility since its early days, and more recently the company has been helping Samsung develop the technology it's using for its own Gear VR headset accessory. But now as a new version of the Oculus Rift dev kit arrives, and hardware fans tear it down to see what makes it tick, we're starting to realize just how deep this ...

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    If there's one thing we've got to commend Samsung for, is for taking R&D so seriously, they actually launch some of the products even if they won't be hits. Succeeding examples are the Galaxy Note line-up, which we all mocked when originally launched, and which we all ended-up using and loving afterwards. Today we hear that Samsung is up-to something bigger and badder, and it has everything to do with competing with the Oculus Rift. Rumors have it that Samsung is building a Virtual Reality headset to compete with the Oculus Rift, but with the idea of using your Galaxy device as its ...

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    After some early stabs late last century, virtual reality looks like it may finally be ready to become a commercial success, and we have the Oculus Rift to thank. The VR headset was a huge Kickstarter success, and work has been underway ever since to tweak the hardware until it's ready to hit stores. While already set up to be a smash on the PC, over the summer we heard some chatter about how the Oculus Rift might take advantage of mobile devices, possibly even connecting to next-gen smartphones. Back then, nothing was set in stone, but this week we finally get confirmation of where this ...

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