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Vive Pro Headset Pre-orders Open at $800 for April 5th Launch, Original Vive Drops to $500

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HTC today announced that the Vive Pro headset only (without controllers or base stations) will cost $800 and launch on April 5th; the headset is now available for pre-order. Meanwhile, the original Vive is getting a price cut of $100, down to $500.


HTC Vive Announces Vive Pro Pricing at $799


Pre-orders start today. Current Vive headset gets price-cut. We finally have a price for the recently unveiled Vive Pro, HTC’s upgraded Vive VR headset that promises improved resolution, audio, and comfort.


Google’s ‘Welcome to Light Fields’ VR App Reveals the Power of Volumetric Capture

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Google has released a free app for PC VR headsets called Welcome to Light Fields. The company says the app serves as a showcase of “the emerging technology Google is using to power its next generation of VR content.”

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CHORUS Proves that the Future of VR is Shared Experiences


Shared VR experiences seem to be the hot trend making rounds at film festivals this year. It wasn’t long ago that immersive lineups only included VR films that you had to explore by yourself.

Google’s New Light Field App Is A Tantalizing Look At VR’s Future


The future of VR content lies with increased resolutions, higher image fidelity, wireless tracking, better form factors, and the removal of any and all other barriers that remind users they’re not actually inside the digital world.

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CNN VR App Brings News to Oculus Rift


Wolf Blitzer introduces us to the future of news in VR. Just over a year ago CNN dove head first into VR, launching a VR journalism unit and platform dubbed CNNVR. Now the broadcast news network is launching a VR news app just for the Oculus Rift.

How This Studio Sold Nearly 100,000 Copies Of Its VR Game At $20 Each


In February 2016, Anton Hand emailed Valve’s Chet Faliszek with details about some of his previous work with Unity and experiments in VR.

This years GDC Play features some quality VR like GDC Best In Play 2018 Award winner SUNWALKER.

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GDC Best in Play 2018 award winner SUNWALKER is an open-story, adventure game for VR.

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Bigscreen Gear VR brings social viewing, PC streaming soon


Samsung’s Gear VR has been left by the wayside. While technically powered by Oculus, the smartphone-based version is different enough that it doesn’t enjoy the same richness of content as the main Oculus Rift. Samsung itself doesn’t seem to be that enthusiastic about it either.

Google to Feature High-resolution VR OLED Display for Wide FOV Headsets at SID 2018

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Google’s Experiment With Light Fields Show Potential of VR


The stunning seven-minute guided tour is now available on Steam VR. Google is working on ways to create the most realistic sense of presence while in VR.

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GDC 2018: Vive Pro Headset Upgrade Is $800, Ships April 5


If Déjà vu is a glitch in the simulation, Vive owners should get ready to experience a bug in the system. Two years ago, many of them spent $800 for an HTC Vive providing a full roomscale VR experience with hand controls. Now those owners can spend another $800 to upgrade the system to a Vive Pro. It is $800 for the Vive Pro HMD only, which will work with existing controllers and base stations.


What are MicroLED or OLED Microdisplays?


MicroLEDs are similar to OLED but better. Like OLED, Micro LED consists of extremely tiny LEDs, each of which comprises a red, green, and blue sub-pixel that can provide its light. MicroLEDs can provide higher brightness than OLEDs and typically have longer lifetimes, and can be directly applied onto a TFT or CMOS backplane similarly as OLED. OLED on Silicon, as shown in the diagram above is an example of a MicroLED from eMagin.

Facebook F8 strategy tipped with an Oculus GO VR launch


A launch of Oculus GO VR may take place at Facebook’s F8 conference this year. The wireless headset runs a mobile software experience very similar to that of the Gear VR (AKA Oculus VR app on Android on a Galaxy smartphone.)

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‘Skyrim VR’ Launching on PC April 3rd with Support for Vive, Rift, and Windows VR

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Formerly a PSVR exclusive, Skyrim VR is coming to PC via SteamVR, with officially listed support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets.

Adobe To Launch AR Features ‘As Fast As We Can,’ Exec Says


The creative software company heats up to augmented and virtual reality. Adobe executive Mark Asher said AR was the company’s “next big step” and they planned to bring AR features “to the market as fast as we can,” in an interview with VRScout.

Non-VR Game Battlerite Adds Rift/Vive Spectator Mode


Battlerite is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game (MOBA) you might not expect us to cover here on UploadVR, but it’s actually making headlines for the second time. Last week the game’s developer Stunlock Studios launched its new CamCrew spectator mode.

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Apple Developing MicroLED Technology in California


Apple, according to Bloomberg , is rumored to be developing MicroLED displays in a dedicated facility in California. Apple’s obvious goal could be to supplement and eventually replace Samsung as the supplier of their screens. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning.

Skyrim VR is coming to Steam next month


While most Elder Scrolls fans are probably wondering when Bethesda will finally reveal The Elder Scrolls VI, it turns out the company isn’t quite finished with its long line of Skyrim ports.

Magic Leap to Offer “Deep Dive” on AR Game Design at GDC

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After years of teasing, Magic Leap late last year finally offered a glimpse of the AR headset it’s been developing, the Magic Leap One.

Honda Mixed Reality Race Pits Pro Driver Against Pro YouTuber


Real and virtual go head-to-head in this first-of-a-kind high speed duel. In an effort to promote the latest addition to their popular Civic model line-up, Honda has ended up developing what may very well be one of the more intricate car advertisements ever conceived.

Latest Ark Park Trailer Promises Gorgeous VR Visuals, Big Explosions


It’s finally getting near time for the release of ARK: Survival Evolved spin-off, Ark Park, and a new trailer this week suggests it’s going to be one of the biggest VR games off the year so far.

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New Tech: Forrester Helps Navigate Uncertainty In Emerging Technology Markets

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Do you know what the following ten things have in common? AirBnB iPad iPhone Kickstarter Lyft Spotify Tesla Roadster Uber Venmo WhatsApp None of these things existed when I joined Forrester in 2006.

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Virtual Reality


2018 so far has been an extremely formidable year for the virtual reality industry. CES 2018 held the most virtual and augmented reality hardware products on display in history. VR headsets are being sold at record numbers, thanks to price drops and more immersive experiences.

HTC Vive Pro to Arrive With Redesigned Link Box Featuring DisplayPort and Power Button

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HTC Vive Pro, the company’s higher resolution VR headset targeted at prosumers , isn’t on sale yet, although developers have been receiving Vive Pro as early as mid-February.

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Co-Op Shooter Evasion Debuts Two New Classes: The Warden And Engineer


Having played a lot of VR games in the past two years, I can verify that there’s nothing quite like stepping foot into a virtual world for the first time that’s also occupied by other real people.

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Microsoft Pi Day sale cuts PC and VR prices


It’s Pi Day, and Microsoft is marking the occasion with a selection of one-day deals including up to 31.4-percent off Windows 10 PCs and accessories.

Sinespace launches VR beta

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(Image courtesy Sinespace.). Sinespace , a virtual world platform from OpenSim co-founder Adam Frisby, launched its virtual reality beta last week and reports 20 percent weekly user growth. Previously, the Unity-based social virtual world was only available for desktop clients.

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Microsoft Shows New Research in Haptics With ‘CLAW’ VR Controller Prototype

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As VR display resolutions become more packed with pixels and new controller types such as Valve’s Knuckles dangle tantalizingly in front of us, one thing that often goes overlooked is haptic feedback.

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Inside the ‘Ready Player One’ OASIS at SXSW


Ready Player One arrives at SXSW. Ready Player One is one of the most anticipated films due to hit theaters on March 29th. Taking place in the year 2045, the world based on Ernest Cline’s best selling novel is bleak.

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The American Dream Review: A Mirror In The Face Of Gun Culture


The year is 2018 and The White House of the United States of America is still convinced that video games directly lead to violent behavior.

Boost Your Innovation Capabilities With A Corporate Incubator Or Accelerator

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Your current market position is no guarantee for transforming into a successful digital business. To enhance their innovation capabilities and boost the necessary culture change, many traditional businesses are looking to startups as one option to drive service differentiation.

VeeR Creators Can Now Remove Watermarks for Free


Since the launch of VeeR Editor , we have been thrilled to see a large amount of great 360 photos and videos made with this powerful mobile editing tool. To further improve our 360 creators’ user experience, we have paid very close attention to all the feedbacks we have collected from our users.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Launching Location-Based AR Game


Google Maps will power the Pokémon GO like app. We’re finally getting a preview of AMC’s upcoming location-based augmented reality (AR) game based on the hit series “The Walking Dead.”

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