Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Amazon Alexa, DJI Drones


The Alexa built-in certified smart glasses are now available directly through Amazon. “The custom Alexa application developed by Vuzix has been certified by Amazon, paving the way for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to become an Alexa Built-in smart glasses device,” added Travers.

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Amazon Deal Sees Return of Rift’s $350 Black Friday Price Cut

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Amazon’s US store is either the first, or the only retailer currently to offer the Oculus Rift for its Black Friday-reduced price of $350, a $50 discount off the now normal MSRP of $400.

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Amazon Prime Day Slashes Prices on VR Headsets

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Amazon’s annual deal day for its ‘Prime’ members is on, and there’s a handful of deals on VR headsets. Here’s the breakdown: Amazon Prime day offers exclusive deals to Prime members ( you can get a free trial here ). Amazon Prime Day VR Headset Deals.

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Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development


And thanks to Amazon’s new web-based VR app development tool, everyone will. Announced at Amazon’s annual AWS re:invent , Sumerian editor utilizes simplified drag-and-drop mechanics, which allows you to easily create 3D worlds.

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HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon


The HTC VIVE (yes, they now capitalize all the letters in VIVE) is getting itself in front of millions of new online shoppers perusing the virtual aisles of Amazon. The post HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon appeared first on VRScout. News Amazon HTC Vive

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Most Windows VR Headsets Have Vanished from the Microsoft Store, Limited Stock Elsewhere

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Following months of steep discounts, most of the Windows VR headsets have vanished from Microsoft’s online store and are showing limited or no stock at other retailers. Microsoft has yet to offer an explanation, but signs are pointing toward discontinuation of some headsets.

How to snag Oculus Rift at retail with Amazon, Microsoft and Best Buy


Starting tomorrow, May 6th 9 AM PST you'll be able to purchase a new Oculus Rift headset from Amazon and Microsoft. On Saturday, you'll be able to buy from Best Buy.

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Windows VR Headsets Down to Just $215 On Amazon


Microsoft’s new line of Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets may not be quite as good as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive (unless we’re talking about the Samsung Odyssey), but they still offer a great VR experience and their low prices are hard to argue with. If you head over to Amazon right now, you’ll find them at their cheapest prices yet. Lenovo Microsoft VR Industry News

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Purchase Oculus Rift May 7 from Best Buy, Amazon and Microsoft Stores


Orders will be available online from Amazon , and Microsoft stores starting May 6th at 9 AM PST. Today, Oculus announced a limited supply of the Oculus Rift would be available from Best Buy starting May 7.

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HTC Vive Now Available on Amazon with FREE Shipping


Finally, you can now purchase the Vive through Amazon and if you are an Amazon Prime member, receive free two-day shipping. Oculus Rift was available from Amazon in June , albeit in very limited quantities. HTC Vive or Oculus Rift on Amazon?

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Microsoft Discounts HoloLens For Schools, Partners With Pearson


Microsoft’s new Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets and its futuristic HoloLens device are coming to more classrooms to pave the way for immersive education. Microsoft’s VR headsets, made in partnership with companies like Dell and Lenovo, are currently the cheapest option for getting into PC-based VR (especially considering the latest offers on Amazon). To this end, Microsoft also launched the HoloLens Academic Promotion this week.

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Gets £100 Off On Amazon UK


Amazon has slashed £100 off of the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset. And, of course, the hit sports Microsoft’s six degrees of freedom (6DOF) inside-out tracking, meaning you’ll get comprehensive positional tracking in VR without the need for external sensors as with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Black Friday may be a distant memory, but there are still some great savings to be had on VR headsets, at least in the UK.

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Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part II: Microsoft

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After examining Amazon last week, it’s time to zero in on Microsoft. In addition to standard audio fare like music and phone calls, they’ll integrate natively with Microsoft products like Office. ’ It turns out that its motivations are similar to Amazon’s.

Amazon’s New Smart Goggles Might Make Sense, If Alexa Is Everywhere


And yet news about Amazon making smart goggles caught my attention , because — while I never warmed up to the idea — I can see the benefit for anyone who already wears glasses anyway. My guess is that Amazon has the same kind of vision. Wearing Alexa glasses makes perfect sense in a world dominated by Amazon, but the goggles would not be as helpful if I’m switching over to Siri or the Assistant (or Cortana).

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Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

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” He also pointed out the development over at Amazon, where last month the company announced AWS Wavelength for ultra-low latency 5G computing at the edge, something that will have a direct impact on using and building the next generation of AR and VR headgear.

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry


Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR Content & Game Engine. Microsoft – NASDAQ: MSFT – VR operating system, VR platform, VR headset. Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR content.

Amazon willing to team up with Apple and Google


The online retailer, which is already working with Microsoft Corp. on productivity features for Alexa such as calendar interactions, will put the user first in pursuit of any other partnerships, said Toni Reid, Amazon’s vice president of Alexa and Echo devices, who has been on the team since 2014. Sensing competition, now Amazon is pushing ahead with hiring some brand new tech specialists who can help revolutionise its rival Alexa service. Inc.

The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

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Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and the option of technical support from Microsoft, including mentoring in mixed-reality technologies and access to the company’s suite of mixed reality technologies. “We’ve

HTC Vive Finds New VP of Marketing in Former Xbox, Amazon.


HTC Vive Finds New VP of Marketing in Former Xbox, Amazon Executive The HTC Vive has been on sale for a few months now, and the team behind the kit is growing. Joining that team this month is a former executive from both Microsoft and Amazon.

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


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. In Canada, Amazon CA and Best Buy are offering the bundle at C$449 (C$80 off). The Best Buy listing states that the sale there will end today, and the Amazon listing states that it won’t be shipped until stock comes back in on January 19th.

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Oculus Rift Out Of Stock At Some Retailers, Available ‘Mainly Online’


Over the last few months we’ve seen a number of physical stores run low on units, including Best Buy and Microsoft locations. “Rift continues to be available across our channels, at this time mainly online (, Best Buy online, Amazon, etc.),” explains an email this week from a Facebook representative. Facebook VR Industry News Amazon oculus rift oculus rift s

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CES: Rokid unveils AR glasses prototype


The company, better known for its home assistant products (that bear similarities in looks and functionality to Amazon’s Alexa Dot and Google’s Home Mini), appears to be making its first foray into the augmented reality space. It appears the best analogy to understand the product may be to compare it to an AR variant of Google Glass — e.g. intended for use throughout a user’s day rather than tethered to a standalone device akin to Microsoft’s HoloLens.

Missed Out on the $350 Black Friday Rift Deal? It’s Back for a Limited Time

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The deal ($50 off MSRP) can be found at , Amazon US , NewEgg , Microsoft Store , Microcenter , and B est Buy. For Amazon users, signing up for an Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card can also knock $50 off the price of Rift, putting it down to an even $300.

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Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

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The Brazilian-born inventor gets recognition for his groundbreaking work with the Microsoft Hololens. Kipman started his professional career at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, right after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001.

The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions


Students from Georgia Tech are working with Microsoft and Walmart to increase efficiency in warehouses using Mixed Reality. Much has been made of the use of robots to increase efficiency in warehouses —with web retailers such as Amazon announcing significant investment in that area.

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Is Oculus Touch Priced at USD 199?


From the very start, explanation for the Vive price was that the package enables “room scale VR,” with the included tracking solution (Lighthouse) and a pair of motion controllers, while the Oculus Rift only comes with a Microsoft Xbox controller.

Didimo Announces $6.9M in New Funding to Further Develop 3D Digital Human Capture

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Veronica Orvalho created the platform based off her research in computer graphics, which have been used by Universal Studios, Sony, Microsoft, Amazon and other European-funded research projects.

Windows VR Headset Prices Hit Rock Bottom Over Black Friday

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Image courtesy Microsoft. In the case of that first group of headsets, the best Windows Mixed Reality Black Friday 2018 deal is the Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset for $180 at Amazon (a 55% discount). The deal is eligible for fast & free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Oculus Rift is Out of Stock All Over the Web, Suggesting ‘Rift S’ is Near

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As first reported by Variety , Rift is out of stock all over the Internet including US online retailers New Egg, Best Buy, Microsoft Store, Micro Center, as well as several European retail partners including Media Markt, Curry’s, and Game.

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GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 Shortage Until August?


HTC Vive is available in 3 out of five Microsoft stores we’ve checked, while Oculus Rift availability was tied to Intel’s Retail Experience. The reality is different: both the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 are both listed as “Out of Stock” on Newegg, while Amazon search for GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 reveals quite the heavy price premium over the MSRP listed above. Kudos to Microsoft for in-store availability.

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

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TPCast for Vive is priced at US$300, and is sold on TPCast’s website and online retail sites including Amazon and NewEgg. Originally slated for its US release on 9/25/2017 through the Microsoft Store , pre-orders were quickly refunded for no discernible reason.

Oculus Rift + Touch Now Permanently Priced at $350

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In the US, this includes Amazon, Best Buy, New Egg, Microsoft Store, and Micro Center.

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Bought an Oculus Rift Just Before Last Week’s Price Cut? 5 Ways to Get a $100 Refund

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If You Bought From the Microsoft Store. You must contact Microsoft within 30 days of the price change to receive the refund or credit. If You Bought From Amazon. If you fall within that window, contact Amazon support to ask about a refund.

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Facebook Open-sources AI Habitat To Help Robots Navigate Realistic Environments


Simulated data is commonly used in AI to train robotic systems, create reinforcement learning models, and power AI systems from Amazon Go to enterprise applications of few-shot learning with small amounts of data.

The Best Videos And Trailers From This Week


Amazon Odyssey Trailer. Vive Studios shows you what it’s like to jump out of a plane and parachute into the middle of the Amazon rainforest to explore the lush landscape and document rare species.

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HTC Vive Goes Retail


First, Oculus Rift appeared in small numbers at Amazon and Best Buy but was quickly snapped up. Microsoft store shows their supply as coming soon. Now the HTC Vive appears at retail. Micro Center first had ten available in their California store in Orange County.

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Pre-orders for Oculus Ready PCs and Rift Bundles Start February 16


Starting today you can now pre-order Oculus Ready PC and Rift bundles from Best Buy , Amazon , and the Microsoft Store , with prices starting at $1499.

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