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Has the Valve Index (and its controllers) reliability issues?

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The Valve Index is one of the VR headsets of the moment. Thanks to its supreme design (that fostered very positive reviews) and the hype created by Half-Life: Alyx , it is gone sold-out in all the 31 countries it is sold in. When I reviewed it , I praised it as probably the best headset I have tried.

Editorial: Why Half-Life: Alyx could be very important for Virtual Reality

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Yesterday evening I came home at night after a long day at work and I opened my laptop to read (and share) some more news on the just-launched Oculus Link. What I discovered instead was that Valve had finally announced its flagship VR game, called “Half Life: Alyx” on Twitter!

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Stay fit and have fun in mixed reality with HitMotion: Reloaded (out now!)

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After a long ride lasted many months, finally our mixed reality fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded has been published on Viveport M ! The game has been released in Early Access and costs €4.99/$5.59/RMB39.90. HitMotion purpose is to let people stay fit while having fun.

Facebook’s Sean Liu: we are at an inflection point of the VR industry

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It’s since when I launched my blog that I always dreamed of interviewing someone from Oculus , and finally today this dream has come true.

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.13): Zuckerberg shows his vision for the next decade, Vive Pro discounted to $600 and more!

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It’s been the week of CES, and we’ve got many news and articles about AR and VR in these days! Actually, I’m writing another article with the best news from CES, so I’m just writing few lines about it here, and then I will focus on the few most important non-CES news from this week.

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All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

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Last week there has been the CES, maybe the biggest technology show of the year.

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.16): CES is coming, Abrash predicts AR to substitute smartphones in 2040 and more!

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This is the first roundup of news of this new year, and to signal a change with the past, I’ve changed the name from “VR Week Peek” to “XR Week Peek”, because, hey, I like talking about all immersive technologies and not only Virtual Reality.

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Skyworth v901 review: a 4K 3DOF VR headset to watch high-res videos

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When I was in Qingdao , the general manager of Chinese manufacturer Skyworth has made me try a 3DOF VR headset called v901 , and I was impressed by the 8K video I have viewed inside, so he has kindly given me a sample of the device to test and review.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.18): Magic Leap may be in trouble, Carmack leaving Oculus and much more!

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I’m super excited that this week I’ve shared the news that we of NTW are going to launch our game HitMotion:Reloaded on November, 27th. But there have been also many wider-scope news this week that I want to discuss with you, so let’s start talking about them! Top news of the week.

HTC Vive Cosmos, maybe the most versatile PC VR headset, launches at $699

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Finally, the moment has come: after months of teasing, silence, rumors and spinning heads, the Vive Cosmos has finally been launched! The final price has been revealed: 699$ and so its availability, plus some little surprises! Discover everything with me…. Vive Cosmos. HTC Vive Cosmos (Image by HTC).

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Viveport Streaming review and comparison with Oculus Link

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Finally I have been able to try Viveport Streaming , the solution that lets you use your Vive Focus Plus to play PC VR games via Wi-Fi streaming. I made various tests and so I can not only review it, but also compare it with its competitor solution, the Oculus Link. Are you intrigued?

Valve Index review: a step closer to next-gen VR

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Some weeks ago, thanks to the help of VR professional Guido Haag (thanks a lot, man!), I have been able to use the Valve Index for one month. In this period, I made some tests using it for gaming, work, fitness and lots of other activities, so that to be able to write a complete review about it.

My Oculus Connect 6 predictions: a glimpse of the XR of the future

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The Oculus Connect 6 is approaching. Next week, on 25th and 26th, Oculus will hold its main yearly event , and as always, it will talk about the milestones reached by the company and then it will show future hardware and software. But what can we expect from this important event?

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one.

All you need to know on Oculus Connect 6: the most important news in one single article!

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This week has been the week of the Oculus Connect 6 , the biggest yearly event by Oculus where the VR company announces all its most important news, both on hardware and software sides.

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Valve reveals Half-Life:Alyx! Preorders open, release in March 2020!

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After so long time spent listening to rumors (that I myself reported ) and teasing, Valve has finally announced Half-Life: Alyx, and has told us what it is about. With super-excitement, I’m going to tell you what we discovered today!

Super-interview with Jeri Ellsworth about her Tilt Five glasses, AR tech, and startups!

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Today Tilt Five is launching its Kickstarter campaign for its innovative augmented reality glasses for tabletop gaming.

How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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This is the week of this blog’s birthday and so I’m publishing a very special post, that I’m going to split into two parts.

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OC6: Facebook gives superpowers to Quest and “kills” Go and Rift S

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The opening keynote of the Oculus Connect 6 has just finished and there have been tons of interesting announcements there. I will leave the description of all the news presented at OC6 for a big roundup article that I’ll write during the weekend (as I do every year).

Hands-on review on Oculus Quest 3DOF mode and Passthrough+!

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Yesterday Oculus started rolling out the firmware update for the Oculus Quest with the big updates announced at Oculus Connect 6 , that is 3 DOF mode and Passthrough+. Today I have been able to try these features and of course I will tell you my impressions on them!

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Xiaomi may have laid off its Mi VR standalone team: what’s the future for Oculus Go?

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In these days, I got a quite interesting rumor: Xiaomi may have abandoned its plans for the Mi VR standalone headset , the Chinese counterpart of the Oculus Go. Before I continue with this story… Before I tell you what I know, let me clarify one thing: THIS IS A RUMOR.

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Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Anyway, there’s still a lot of confusion and mistery about this device.

HitMotion:Reloaded launches in Early Access on Nov. 27th, watch the trailer here

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With great joy, today we of New Technology Walkers are going to share new details about our upcoming game HitMotion: Reloaded! Do we want to start with the coolest of them all? Have a look at our official launch trailer!

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Neuralink announces new BCI: why us VR people should care

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Yesterday, finally Elon Musk has detailed in a public event the work that its secretive BCI startup Neuralink has done in these two years of stealth mode.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.20): Oculus Go price cut down to $150, Mojo Vision teases AR contact lenses and much more!

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Are you ready to read some interesting AR and VR news from the week that has just finished? Top news of the week. Image by Engadget). Oculus Go price cut down to $150.

Vive Focus Plus can now play natively PC VR games (in streaming)

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At ChinaJoy today, HTC has just announced a little but very important news: the Vive Focus Plus will be able to connect to Viveport on PC and play all its games via Wi-fi streaming. All natively. Wi-fi streaming.

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Dexmo force feedback gloves show the future of hands presence in VR

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One of the most interesting encounters I had in my trip to Beijing has been with Dexta Robotics , the company behind the Dexmo force-feedback glove s.

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How to be a good VR startupper – Part 2

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Second part of my post with my pieces of advice for wannabe VR entrepreneurs. If you lost the first part, you can find it here !

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Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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For the next two days, I will feature on this blog a long interview I made with Suzanne Borders, the CEO of BadVR.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.22): Oculus working on AR glasses with Luxottica, Apple glasses FOV discovered and much more!

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Another week, another roundup of amazing AR/VR news!

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Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams review: explore your emotions in VR

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I spent some time playing with Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams after the fellow community member Andrea Marinelli of Frost Earth Studio sent me a key to play this game. I think it is an intriguing game, but only if you like the genre. Discover it with me. Gameplay.

nReal AR glasses hands-on preview

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It is something that I say since the beginning of 2019 : nReal is one of the most interesting AR startups out there. That’s why when I traveled to Beijing, I really did everything that I could to visit its HQ. Entrance of nReal offices in Beijing, China.

How to update your Oculus Quest (manually or automatically)

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Last week, I published my post about the latest update of Oculus Quest that provides new interesting features like Passthrough+ and 3 DOF mode.

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How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

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The nReal glasses are one of the most interesting AR gadgets of this year. They have been revealed at CES , and I have personally tried them in Beijing some months ago, and in my review , I hig h lighted how they are not only very light and trendy, but they can also provide very bright holograms.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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As soon as my Oculus Quest arrived, I immediately started playing with it and have fun with Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Creed and all the other titles. But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest.

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How to develop a mixed reality experience on the Vive Focus

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Ho ho ho! Christmas is coming and it is time for me to make a gift to the whole XR community , letting everyone create augmented and mixed reality experiences for the Vive Focus (Plus or the original one)!

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HTC Vive Cosmos slated for Q3 2019, it will feature some surprises

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I have some exclusive news on the Vive Cosmos , one of the most awaited headsets of 2019, that I want to share with you. Fasten your seatbelts and read this article. As you may know if you follow me on social media, last week I spent my whole time in Taiwan , at first in Kaohsiung and then in Taipei.

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