Report: Apple and Valve team up for AR headsets in 2H20
According to a recent report, Apple is allegedly planning on unveiling gaming AR headsets in the second half of next year, in collaboration with Valve.
The Samsung Galaxy S11 may come with more than one ToF sensor
A recent report from Korea makes us believe that we could get more Time of Flight sensors in the next Samsung Galaxy S11 devices
iPhone 11 Pro price in India
Pocketnow Daily: iPhone Sales Getting BETTER in Early 2020?! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about sales predictions for future iPhones, the price of the new Google Pixel 4, OnePlus 7T Pro renders and more
USB-C in consideration with 2019 iPhones, iOS 13 will get dark mode
Also, rumors of a third camera coming to the iPhone are echoed here, with the push on 3D depth-sensing as a gateway to an Apple VR headset.
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HTC opts to evolve U12+ into 2019, but will it be a “U13?”
HTC has announced that it will be staying in the premium arena in addition to pushing further in the mid-range smartphone category.
HTC U12 Life
HTC not quitting the smartphone business
HTC not only debunked the speculation of quitting the smartphone market but also talked about its plans for future devices.
Oculus Quest is a $399 all-in-one VR kit
Wireless, phoneless virtual reality has made progress with Oculus. Quest will launch next spring with more than 50 titles.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges expands with Dark Side and Kylo Ren Lightsaber
A new Dark Side Expansion pack takes the story further in this augmented reality game and there’s a new Lightsaber to own for this expansion.
Acer Swift 7 will be lightest notebook, but Swift 5 currently is
The Taiwanese tech company’s IFA press conference brought in a mad dash of laptops from Windows to Chrome OS and a mixed reality headset.
Galaxy Note 9 will need a new Gear VR headset
Galaxy Note 9 owners who want to use their Gear VR with it will need to get an adapter to fit the phone into the headset.
Samsung and NASA’s “A Moon for All Mankind” VR exhibit debuts in New York
The exhibit will let users go on a simulated moonwalk and experience it all in virtual reality. It will be at the Samsung 837 retail outlet in New York.
Samsung’s Gear VR name is reportedly dead, long live the upcoming Galaxy VR headset
This fall’s Galaxy Note 9 or next spring’s Galaxy S10 could launch alongside a hot new Samsung virtual reality headset rebranded as the Galaxy VR.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 comes with a larger screen, swim-proof design, same killer price
It took Xiaomi a full two years to improve on the crazy affordable Mi Band 2, but believe it or not, the Mi Band 3 is just as cheap, as well as larger and suited for long, deep swims.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 is the world’s ‘first dedicated XR platform’ for ‘mainstream’ use
XR stands for “Extended Reality”, which basically lumps VR and AR together, with Qualcomm aiming to power the next wave of “mainstream”, high-quality, affordable XR headsets.
Samsung showcases 4K VR display with 1,200 ppi
Display manufacturers were bragging about their high-density virtual reality-purposed displays last week, but there’s hope for Samsung’s solution to be fast-tracked into commercialization.
Samsung may want to strengthen its Microsoft alliance with ‘powerful’ wireless MR headset
Samsung’s first ever standalone headset could go beyond VR and also integrate AR technology with the help of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform soon.
Samsung springs into Pilot Season, narrative series for Gear VR
Independent producers have made five series — ranging from actuality to fantasy — and a pilot episode using Samsung’s 360 Round VR camera.
We could still see the Microsoft HoloLens 2 unveiled this year with built-in LTE and an ARM processor
Competition is about to heat up in the ultra-high-end mixed reality headset space, so the long-gestating Microsoft HoloLens 2 smartglasses could see daylight by the end of 2018 after all.
Google’s 2017 Daydream View VR headset is available at 50 percent off from Best Buy
It’s by no means the world’s most complex virtual reality headset, but Google’s 2017 Daydream View is cheaper than ever right now, at $49.50, from Best Buy.
Google prototyping Article model viewer for AR and VR web experiences
As augmented and virtual reality take hold in more user experiences on the web, one of the ways Google wants to help is by introducing a model viewer.
Microsoft discounts trio of Windows Mixed Reality headsets by a whopping $200 today only
If you hurry, you can get a bunch of heavily discounted Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Microsoft, including a $199 Lenovo Explorer.
Apple clarifies what Face ID and TrueDepth data developers have access to
In short, no Face ID data is transmitted to app publishers, period. But they do have access to an API to track the faces you make at their app.
Standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset gets a price tag and pre-order start date in China
That highly anticipated all-in-one HTC Vive Focus VR headset is still slated to launch exclusively in China before long, at a starting price of $605 or so.
Snapdragon
Qualcomm details Snapdragon 845 specs and focus points
It has a dedicated security processing unit, more artificial intelligence branches to camera and mixed reality processing and the beefiest cores yet.
HTC Vive Tracker bundles cost $149.99, let you play VR tennis and shoot VR ducks
A Vive Tracker alone costs $99.99, so for $50 more, you’re getting accessories on an accessory and games, too. There’s also a body strap involved here.