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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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    Following a couple of unmistakably experimental “innovator” versions, Samsung and Oculus VR have finally decided to take their virtual reality alliance to the next level in September, unveiling the first Gear VR consumer model. This isn’t quite a full-on competitor for the polished Oculus Rift that will go on sale early next year at “more” than $350, but rather a lower-cost, lower-end mobile alternative. How cheap is the new Samsung Gear VR? As expected, it’s just $99.99, although to actually make the headset work as advertised, you’ll also need a pairing Galaxy Note 5, ...

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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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    Samsung's Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 4 is nearly here, with US sales set to begin as we move into December. For Note 4 owners interested in picking up the accessory, a whole new world of virtual experiences awaits them, but what about the rest of us? Will Samsung ever have another VR product that's maybe not so closely tied to an already expensive phablet? That could well be a possibility, as Oculus VR's co-founder talks a little about what's next for the company's collaboration with Samsung. Oculus VR may be best known for its Oculus headset (which is rapidly approaching a commercial ...

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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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    Google Glass may be facing some hurdles even before it becomes available to the public. Adrian Wong, lead electrical engineer for Google Glass, is heading over to a new company -- Oculus. Wong, who was at Google since 2010, has made the departure to begin "Building the Metaverse" over at Oculus (which, by the way, was recently acquired by Facebook). He officially departed on May 2, posting his au revoir on Facebook, fittingly. According to Wong's LinkedIn profile, he was the Senior Hardware Engineer for Google Glass's Explorer edition, working on "end-to-end rapid prototyping, display ...

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