The Best Samsung Odyssey Deal for Black Friday 2017

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We’re keeping tabs on the best Samsung Odyssey deals during Black Friday 2017 through Cyber Monday as they come in. Samsung HMD Odyssey Deal Baseline. Samsung HMD Odyssey is widely considered the ‘premium’ option among the line of Windows Mixed Reality headsets, what with its built-in audio and refined styling. The Best Samsung VR Headset Black Friday Deal. Image courtesy Samsung. Other Samsung Odyssey Deals to Consider.

Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. Announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and revealed on the Oculus Blog , Samsung’s new Gear VR has received a major new feature in the form of a motion controller. The post Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included appeared first on Road to VR.

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Three Original VR Experiences Snag 2017 Emmy Noms

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This companion piece offers a glimpse into the full experience, available on the Oculus RIFT and Samsung Gear VR. The post Three Original VR Experiences Snag 2017 Emmy Noms appeared first on VRScout. News 2017 Emmy Nominations Emmy Awards Felix & Paul Magnopus Oculus Story StudioVR continues to make its way into the mainstream.

The Best Windows VR Headset Deals for Black Friday 2017

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We’re keeping an eye out for the best Windows VR headset deals during Black Friday 2017 through Cyber Monday as they come in. Windows VR headsets have only been out a few months, and come from a variety of manufacturers including Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung. All the headsets but one, Samsung’s Odyssey headset, are based on the same reference design provided by Microsoft, so they’re more or less the same outside of the obvious styling differences.

Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets

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Samsung confirms 5+ million Gear VR headsets are now in use worldwide, announced at their CES 2017 keynote. In his opening speech at CES 2017 this week, Samsung Electronics America president Tim Baxter announced that the company now has “more than 5 million” Gear VR virtual reality headsets in use. The full Samsung press conference can be watched here. The post Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

First Impressions Of The New 2017 Samsung Gear 360 Camera

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Yesterday we attended the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event in New York City where company launched new products including the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well as the new Samsung Gear 360 camera. In fact, at the event Samsung gave everyone in attendance their own personal Gear 360 device to record the launch experience together at the same time. The new Gear 360 (2017) also sealed the battery inside the device rather than making it removable.

Oculus Reveals 6 New VR Titles for Rift & Gear VR at GDC 2017

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Debuted at GDC 2017 and announced via their official blog, Oculus offer a first look at some of the titles coming to Rift and Gear VR in 2017. Having recently teased ‘months of high-profile VR content’ starting with Rock Band VR , Oculus have begun to deliver on that promise at this week’s Game Developers Conference, revealing a list of 2017 titles, including 4 new games for Touch and 2 for Gear VR. Release Date: Fall 2017. Release Date: Fall 2017.

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Global Virtual Reality Industry to Reach $7.2 Billion in Revenues in 2017

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In its new Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017 , Greenlight Insights forecasts total virtual reality revenues to reach $7.2 billion globally by the end of 2017, of which, head-mounted displays (HMDs) will account for $4.7 The report also offers disruptive trends to watch in 2017, such as: New VR headsets powered by Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will spark demand by enterprise firms for VR-related hardware, software and services.

The 9 Biggest VR Stories Of GDC 2017

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With each passing year the Game Developers Conference (GDC) becomes more and more important to the VR industry, and 2017’s iteration was no different. Rift’s 2017 Line-Up. One year on and it’s ready to debut its bigger, better 2017 line-u p, fueled by the recently-released Touch controllers. With Google Daydream launching with motion controls last year, Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR needs to play a bit of catch up. Whew, what a week.

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and revealed the Gear VR Controller that lets you interact with VR games and experiences. While there was no shortage of new Samsung hardware revealed at the conference, including a new Gear VR headset to show off, the Gear VR Controller is the input device we’ve been eagerly waiting for as an answer to Google Daydream’s View controller.

Samsung Odyssey is the Premium Windows VR Headset with Leading Specs, Integrated Audio

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Last week images of the Samsung Odyssey Windows VR headset leaked online, and although they seemed plenty legit, a new leak from Microsoft’s own website confirms the existence of the device and offers new details of this premium headset. Samsung it seems was willing and ready to go beyond Microsoft’s reference design, and the result is a device which is clearly the premium option among the first wave of Windows VR headsets.

New Samsung Gear 360 Camera Coming Soon

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Is this the new Samsung Gear 360? We are two weeks out from Samsung’s March 29th Unpacked event where the company is expected to launch their new Galaxy S8 mobile device. Popping up on the FCC’s equipment authorization database Wednesday, the published documents include a slew of Samsung reports and tests required by the company when applying for certification of new hardware. Image Credit: VRScout & Samsung. News 360 Video Gear 360 Samsung

Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset Now Available – Everything You Need to Know

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The Samsung Odyssey, the company’s first PC VR headset, is available starting today in several countries, sold via Samsung and Microsoft stores. Samsung Odyssey Specs and Minimum Requirements. Image courtesy Samsung. Samsung has positioned the Odyssey VR headset as the premium offering among the Windows VR headsets, a handful of which launched initially last month. Image courtesy Samsung. Our Thoughts on the Samsung Odyssey VR Headset.

12 Can’t Miss VR Talks You Have To See At GDC 2017

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The Holodeck Year 2: Growing the VR Ecosystem in 2017. Alon Or-bach (Samsung Electronics), Kaye Mason (Google). It’s not often you get both Oculus and Valve together days, let alone Google and Samsung, with bonus helpings of Epic Games, Owlchemy Labs, and Sensics. With its Editor VR tool now available in an early incarnation, 2017 is going to be a massive year for Unity and VR. Tagged with: GDC , GDC 2017 , VR talks. Events GDC GDC 2017 VR talks

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Samsung’s New VR Display Has Nearly 3.5x More Pixels Than Rift & Vive

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At last week’s Display Week 2017 conference, Samsung showed off a new ultra-high resolution display for VR headsets that more than triples the pixel count of the displays in the Oculus Rift and Vive. A new display from Samsung targeting use in VR headsets packs a whopping 2,024 x 2,200 pixels into a 3.5″ From a raw pixel-count standpoint, Samsung’s new VR display has 3.4 The new display was shown off by the company at Display Week 2017.

Leak Suggests Samsung is Building a Windows VR Headset

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There wasn’t any mention of Samsung getting into the Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ program when it was announced last year, which saw OEMs like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo tapped to create VR headsets around the same reference design. A recent leak however, showing a rendering of a Samsung-built VR headset emblazoned with a “Windows Mixed Reality” symbol, suggests otherwise.

Review: 2017 Gear VR And Galaxy S8 Are The Best Mobile VR Combo

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Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers

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Microsoft and Samsung formally announced the Odyssey Windows VR headset today, positioning it as the “premium” option among the Windows VR headsets, with a range of features not found on the other headsets, and the top price point. I got to go hands-on with the Samsung Odyssey headset during an event today at Microsoft’s developer hub in San Francisco. SEE ALSO 5 Windows VR Headsets Now Available for Pre-Order Including Samsung Odyssey.

Patent Reveals What Could Be Samsung’s Next Gear 360 Camera

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Samsung might already gearing up for its next iteration of Gear 360, the company’s 360 camera introduced back in 2016 and then refreshed in 2017 with a new hand-held design. This time around though it appears Samsung is entertaining a different design route, molding the camera into a lovable cartoon character replete with a cute emoji face. Is Samsung targeting ‘less serious’ consumers as a result?

New Samsung Gear 360 Arrives In-Store

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You can finally gets your hands on Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera. Cellular, and Samsung. When you pair the Gear 360 with a compatible smartphone, you can share your moments in real-time at 2K resolution to places like Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR. The best part of this latest model is how Samsung has finally addressed compatibility complaints. Samsung is also throwing in a bonus too if you’re in the market for a Galaxy S8. News 360 Video Gear 360 Samsung

Samsung Introduces Pro-focused ‘360 Round’ Camera for 4K 3D Livestreaming

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Announced at the Samsung Developer conference last week, the 360 Round is the company’s new camera for creating and streaming 4K 3D content. One-step stitching and control software, provided by Samsung, allows for 3D 360 livestreaming up to a claimed 4,096 × 2,048 at 30 FPS per eye. Image courtesy Samsung. Samsung says the compact uni-body design is intended to reduce heat, eliminating the need for a cooling fan, reducing weight, size, and background noise.

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

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Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. However, it finally looks as though we’ll be getting a new look at a fresh batch of candidates soon, as it’s being reported that Samsung will be showcasing four of its best ongoing virtual and augmented reality projects at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. And of course, all the items you select are purchasable without leaving the experience via Samsung Pay.

Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’

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Taeyong Kim, VP of Samsung Electronics and Head of Graphics R&D, took the stage last month at the company’s annual developer conference to talk a little bit about the future of VR for the company. SEE ALSO Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive. The post Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’ appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung Mobile VR Reference Headset Revealed With Eye-tracking

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Not to be left out of the reference design fun (with Intel, Qualcomm, and more already offering headset blueprints for others to build upon), Samsung has revealed its VR headset reference design. The ExynosVR III was shown off at MWC Shanghai 2017 held over the last week. The headset appears to be using Samsung’s latest Exynos 9 (8895) SoC , the same that powers the company’s flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.

CES 2017 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV is traditionally one of the largest tech events of the entire year and CES 2017 is no different. Many of the biggest companies on the planet, from Samsung and HTC, to Facebook, Amazon, and Google, and even all the way to Ford, Mercedez, and countless startups, all gather in the desert at the start of the year to unveil the latest and greatest advancements in consumer electronics. Upload’s CES 2017 Predictions [ Link ].

GDC 2017: Khronos Group Unveils VR/AR Standard OpenXR

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A couple months later, that standard now has a name as Khronos unveils the OpenXR working group at GDC 2017. Samsung, Oculus, Valve and a great many others are on board and it is likely many more will jump on board now that there’s a finish line in sight that mutually benefits the industry collectively.

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Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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Samsung Electronics has recently signed a partnership with Korean VR studio FNI and Gangnam Severance Hospital, one of South Korea’s largest hospitals, to develop VR-based mental health diagnosis programs for Samsung Gear VR. The apps, developed by FNI, will use medical data obtained from Gangnam Severance Hospital and target Samsung’s Gear VR headset. the New 2017 Gear VR with Controller.

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Samsung Filed A Patent For Magnetic VR Hand Controllers

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Today we learned that Samsung, the creators of the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset, filed a patent in late December of last year for magnetic VR hand controllers. Concept image from Samsung’s magnetic VR controller patent. A magnetic tracking system directly from Samsung would be a big move forward for the otherwise limited Samsung Gear VR. Tagged with: patent , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

VRX 2017 Hosts Top VR/AR Companies in San Francisco This Week – Road to VR Readers Save 15%

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With the latest amazing innovations in VR/AR, VRX 2017 next week in San Francisco is the place to be to hear from those leading the charge. Here are just a few reasons to consider attending VRX 2017: VRX is the most senior-level VR/AR event on the planet: Meet with the top executives from working in immersive tech from across the world. Road to VR readers can use code ROAD4870 to get 15% off any pass when you get your tickets to VRX 2017 here.

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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Back in March, VR Bound along with their partners AMD , Foundry and HP asked VR enthusiast from all around the globe to nominate VR experiences, hardware, startups and innovations in 12 different categories for the inaugural 2017 VR Awards ; an elegant black-tie event which will be held at the legendary Central London venue 8 Northumberland Avenue on October 9th. Samsung – Gear VR. There you go, that’s the VR Bound VR Awards shortlist for 2017.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller —Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve. High-end, standalone VR headsets from Samsung are still in development, according to a report by CNET. the New 2017 Gear VR with Controller. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a high-end VR headset from Samsung.

Samsung’s $500 Odyssey VR Headset Comes With OLED Displays

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Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey —a Windows VR headset expected to have some impressive specs. According to Samsung, the Odyssey VR headset rocks dual 3.5-inch OLED displays and a 110-degree field of view. The Samsung Odyssey is unlike typical headsets, you don’t need to install any extra motions sensors. said YG Choi, Senior Vice President of PC Business Team, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung’s In-house Incubator to Showcase New VR/AR Experiments at MWC

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Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 may not make its big entrance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, the company will however be presenting a few new VR/AR projects coming direct from their in-house incubator Creative Lab (C-Lab). Samsung says it can be used for augmented reality and virtual reality thanks to the electrochromic glass (AKA ‘smart glass’ ) that can block out external light on demand.

Samsung: New Gear VR and Controller Launching April 21st for $129

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On stage today at Samsung’s Unpacked Event in New York, the new Gear VR with motion controller finally got a launch date and price. The new 2017 Gear VR and Controller combo, announced alongside the Galaxy S8, will be available starting April 21st for $129. Pre-orders for the new Gear VR and Controller combo, as well as separate Controllers, will be available on the Samsung website.

Free Gear VR With Samsung Galaxy S8 Could Add Millions Of New VR Owners

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5 Windows VR Headsets Now Available for Pre-Order Including Samsung Odyssey

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At Microsoft’s special Mixed Reality event today, the company announced that all of their VR headsets destined to ship this holiday season are accounted for, and are now available for pre-order including headsets from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and the newly revealed Samsung ‘HMD Odyssey’ There’s still no word on a launch date for Asus’ futuristic low-poly headset. Samsung HMD Odyssey. Samsung HMD Odyssey Pre-order.

Monitorless Is A Samsung AR Headset That Lets You Use PCs Without A Screen

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That future is a while off, though, and Samsung’s Monitorless looks like an intriguing stopgap. The electronics giant revealed this concept today ahead of a showcase at the 2017 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona next week. Samsung claims the glasses also have VR functionality. Samsung has additional projects it is planning to show at MWC. Tagged with: ar , Monitorless , samsung , VR. AR ar Monitorless samsung VR