Samsung Opening Two-Story ‘Experience Store’ In Canada


Our new Samsung Experience Store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre is, simply, unlike anything we’ve ever launched before in Canada,” said Patricia Heath, Vice President, Retail Excellence, Samsung Canada. News Canada Gear 360 Gear VR Samsung Samsung Experience Store Toronto

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Oculus Rift Is $349 / £349 / C$449 / €399 At Retailers This Weekend


Various retailers in the USA, UK, Canada are offering the headset (and controllers) for a reduced price this week. Amazon and Microsoft Store were offering this price, but are both now out of stock due to high demand. The price was being offered by Amazon UK and John Lewis , but both are now out of stock. Canada. In Canada, Amazon CA and Best Buy are offering the bundle at C$449 (C$80 off). Amazon DE was offering the price but is now out of stock.

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Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers


Canada: Best Buy. France: Amazon , FNAC / Darty. Germany: Alternate , Amazon , MediaMarkt , Saturn. Italy: Amazon. Spain: Amazon. UK: Amazon , Argos , Currys PC World , Dixons Travel , Harrods , ,

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These Are the Countries Where You Can Still Buy Quest & Rift S Direct From Oculus

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And the bad news: Canada and the United States are still without stock on both flavors of Quest and Rift S. We’re keeping our eyes glued to its retail partners there, including NewEgg , Best Buy , and Amazon , as they tend to publish arrival dates for stock. Canada.

Oculus Quest Goes ‘Out Of Stock’ In North America After Backorder


At the time of this writing Quest is out of stock in the United States and Canada from the official company site and on Amazon it says the headset will be back in stock on February 16. Oculus Quest is ‘Out of Stock’ in some countries after being backordered into March.

TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300

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TPCast, the eponymous company producing a wireless VR transmitter, is now offering its HTC Vive-specific device for pre-order in US and Canada. Now the wireless transmitter, a battery-powered device that lets you go cable free, is available for pre-oder in the US and Canada starting today.

Official 5 Meter Oculus Link Cable Now Available (Except In Europe)


Facebook’s first party Oculus Link cable is now available to purchase for $79 in the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan. products on Amazon simply don’t work.

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The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

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The best Oculus Rift Black Friday 2018 deal so far is the Rift + Touch bundle for $350 on Amazon (a 12.5% The deal is eligible for fast & free shipping with Amazon Prime , and will last through Cyber Monday (November 26th).

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The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

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The best Oculus Rift Black Friday 2018 deal we’ve spotted so far will begin on Black Friday (November 23rd) and will bring the Rift + Touch bundle to just $350 on Amazon (a $50 savings).

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Black Friday: Oculus Makes $350 Rift Official


Today, Oculus confirmed that the $50 off is an official promotion available directly from the company and other retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, the Microsoft Store, and Newegg in the US and Canada, plus Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, MediaMarkt, and Overclockers UK in Europe. We’re getting a little too used to saying this but here it is again; you can now get the Oculus Rift for cheaper than ever.

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Oculus Holiday Deal Brings Modest Discounts to Oculus Go & Rift

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You’ll find both Oculus Go and Rift deal at , Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Argos, Digitech, CoolBlue, Newegg, and other official retail partners. The deals are available in the US, Canada, UK/EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan.

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‘Bigscreen’ Brings Paid Movies to Social VR Platform, Showing Select 2D & 3D Films

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Bigscreen Cinema is launching on all supported platforms today in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, and Australia.

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals


Only available in Microsoft retail and online stores in the US and Canada, the sale goes on until 11:59 PM PST on November 27, 2017. Shop on Amazon. Sold on Samsung and Amazon. It’s that time of the year again.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.26.11): Half-Life: Alyx revealed, Oculus Link out, XBox not considering VR and much more!

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Who owns the Index will have the game for free (and for the occasion, the Index has been distributed to more countries, like Canada). Guys and girls, sorry for the delay in the release of this weekly recap.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

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Also thanks to the supply chain in China that has started again after the coronavirus crisis, the Oculus Quest and Rift S are now available in most countries , excluded the US, South Korea, and Canada. Discover (and buy) the book on Amazon.

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Official Oculus Link Cable Now Available, But Is It Worth The $80 Price Tag?


Available now in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan for $79.99 cables available through Amazon at the moment, including the TetherPro USB 3.0 Oculus promises its 16-foot fiber optic cable will provide the ideal PC VR experience on Quest.

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Wearable Tech Company Thalmic Labs Raises $120 Million

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The Canada-based wearable technology company Thalmic Labs has raised a fund of $120 (USD) million contributed by the popular brands like Amazon Alexa Fund, and Fidelity Investments Canada.

New Oculus Bundle Gets You Rift, Touch, VR-Ready PC, And Four Great Games For $1300


The bundle will be available in “select territories” through Amazon and NewEgg. and Canada. Facebook’s Oculus VR team is announcing a new bundle for its Oculus Rift VR system. With it, customers can get a Rift headset, the Oculus Touch controllers, an ASUS VivoX PC , and four free games for the total price of $1300. The games for this bundle are all standouts and include: Superhot VR , VR Sports Challenge , The Unspoken and the upcoming Wilson’s Heart.

Oculus Link Cable Specifications and Recommendations

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These are very cheap, retailing on Amazon for the following countries: North America, Canada , UK , Japan, Australia and Germany. It’s an exciting day for Oculus Quest as the headset can finally be cabled to a PC to play Oculus Rift videogames, all thanks to Oculus Link.

Save 10% On VR/AR Global Summit In Vancouver September 21-22


Join the VR/AR Global Summit , hosted by the VR/AR Association (VRARA) which takes place on September 21-22 in Vancouver, Canada. Speakers at the conference include representation from Amazon, HTC, IBM, Intercontinental Hotels, The Pentagon, The Vatican, and more. The Summit is the premier world-class Conference & Expo for industry & brand leaders in immersive technology content, knowledge, and creation. You simply don’t want to miss this event, and we’ll tell you why.

Leaked Input Device May Explain Why Investors Just Dropped $120 Million into Thalmic Labs

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Led by Intel Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund, and Fidelity Investments Canada, the new tranche of money will allow the company to “realize our vision for the next era of computing, where the lines between humans and digital technology become increasingly blurred.”

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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The device will be available for $3500 in United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia, and New Zealand, the same countries where it was previously available for pre-order. Image from Amazon).

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Funding Roundup: Thalmic Labs Raises $120M & Vertebrae.


It was led by Intel Capital, The Amazon Alexa Fund, and Fidelity Investments Canada. Funding Roundup: Thalmic Labs Raises $120M & Vertebrae Raises $10M Thalmic Labs known for its Myo armband, announced the completion of a $120 million Series B round of funding.

Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift


Oculus is also offering a $100 Oculus Store credit when you purchase a Rift from Best Buy, Amazon, and Microsoft in the US and Canada. Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

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Waveguides vs Laser Displays: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market


Meanwhile, a small startup in Canada named Thalmic Labs whose most notable prior accomplishment was launching crowd-funded muscle tracking gesture control armband, discretely raised $120M from Intel Capital and Amazon’s Alexa Fund to develop laser to holographic combiner based smartglasses. In this article we will make a comparison between waveguides and laser to holographic combiners.

Bringing the XR World Together at the VR/AR Global Summit, with Executive Director Anne-Marie Enns

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Today’s guest is a great friend of mine, Anne-Marie Enns, the executive producer of the VR/AR Global Summit, coming to Vancouver, Canada, October 31st to November 2nd. Dreamcraft Attractions — who are from Canada, but have never really exhibited in Canada — they do great gaming and attraction based VR, so they’ll be there for the first time.

XR Technologies in Service of the Human Experience, with Voices of VR Podcast's Kent Bye - Part 2

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Or in Canada, USDZed. And then there's Amazon, they have Sumerian. Alan: Well, I think we're we're already in that position where we've got Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Walmart. Or in Canada, USDZed. We pick up where we left off, with Part 2 of Alan's interview with Kent Bye, host of the Voices of VR Podcast. In this half, the two VR podcast hosts discuss the ethics of XR, building a strong economic ecosystem for emerging technologies, the AR Cloud, and more.

Making AR Focals Functional and Fashionable, with North’s Stefan Alexander

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So you can actually use Amazon, Alexa to help you with stuff. Alan: Incredible success story coming out of Canada, which is cool. Making any sort of head-mounted AR display has been a challenge, both on the technology front, and from an adaptation standpoint. But Stefan Alexander from North challenged himself even further - by making them look chic, to boot. Alan: Hey, everyone. Alan Smithson here, with the XR for Business podcast.

VR for HR: Learning How to Tell Stories in XR, with BODYSWAPS’ Christophe Mallet

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Alan: So there’s an experience that they made of the — I’ll put it in the show notes — but basically, you’re in the Amazon Forest, and when you first start the experience — before you even put the headset on — they give you a seed, a tree seed, and they put in your hand. I live in Canada. “You cannot learn empathy on powerpoint!”

VR for HR: Learning How to Tell Stories in XR, with BODYSWAPS' Christophe Mallet

XR for Business Podcast

Alan: So there's an experience that they made of the -- I'll put it in the show notes -- but basically, you're in the Amazon Forest, and when you first start the experience -- before you even put the headset on -- they give you a seed, a tree seed, and they put in your hand. I live in Canada. "You cannot learn empathy on powerpoint!"

One Part Geek, One Part Chic: XR Fashion with Electric Runway CEO Amanda Cosco

XR for Business Podcast

We're also seeing in warehousing smart glasses being used for the pickers, the people who are actually going and getting those items that you've ordered on Amazon from the warehouse and loading it into a cart to be shipped off. I mean, obviously, Canada; we have second hand stores and stuff like that. The technology we talk about on this show is pretty cool, but what's function without form, right?

Augmented Birthday Parties and Virtual Reality Field Trips with Centertec's Bill Tustin

XR for Business Podcast

A lot of the malls here in Canada have -- obviously they have movie theaters -- but they have arcades, and stuff like this. It's four times the size of Amazon. Chicken Waffle! Now that we have your attention, check out this episode of XR for Business. Centertec CEO Bill Tustin joins Alan to talk location-based VR "retail-tainment."

VRTO Reinvents the Tech Conference


In proof, Canada Film Centre (CFC) Chief Digital Officer Ana Serrano gave an incredibly lucid breakdown of how minding historical precedents in the present moment will be key to helping us create a positive virtual reality future.

Talking AI and Future of Work in XR -- In a Truck -- with Timoni West and Cole Crawford

XR for Business Podcast

If we're on our phones and are watching YouTube, we're going to Amazon or Netflix, -- whatever it is -- we're back on the wireline side. Yeah, well, I come from Canada -- we have socialized everything, c'mon. This week’s episode goes all the way back to last year’s Curiosity Camp, when Alan shared a ride with Unity Lab’s Timoni West and Vapor IO CEO Cole Crawford, recording a podcast along the way.

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