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’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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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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Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build. Microsoft sees the “intelligent cloud” as the backbone of this revolution.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

Was 2015 the summer of VR love?

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It would be very smart for Amazon to leverage a Kindle compatible HMD in this middle VR niche. Amazon has a lot of related computer vision and AI experience as well as 126 reasons to extend the VR medium to their Kindle and App store customers.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Aims to Train 100,000 Developers this Year


In addition to instructor-led workshops, developers have on-demand access to training on the latest deep learning technology using NVIDIA software and high-performance Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 P2 GPU instances in the cloud. New DLI Certified Training Partners: NVIDIA is expanding the Deep Learning Institute ecosystem by providing materials and certifying instructors from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Microsoft.

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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New to VR? A beginner’s guide


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While other major tech companies like Google , Facebook and Microsoft have raced into the VR/AR markets, Apple has been biding its time.” Amazon Apple HTC Intel Samsung Tesla VR WorldIn today’s edition of Top 10, we take a stroll the virtual information lane during May Day and see what’s interesting around the globe. Flying Cars, Electric Trucks and Human Face in VR.

HTC Vive now on SALE $100 Off with Black Friday


The HTC Vive will be available from the HTC Store as well as Amazon, Microsoft store, Gamestop, Newegg, and Micro-center. Today is Black Friday and the crazy shopping season before Christmas starts.

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The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2017

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” Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any great extras savings around the web besides the standard Amazon $50 gift card that comes when you sign up for an Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card , knocking the price down to $300. You can find the deal here: Amazon.

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Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals


Microsoft ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset Discounts. Microsoft’s Windows “Mixed Reality” headsets are now on sale for up to $100, bringing the cheapest among them to just $300. Shop on Amazon. Sold on Samsung and Amazon. It’s that time of the year again.

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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Windows VR Headsets Seeing Slow But Steady Adoption on Steam

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Windows also hosts WMR-only games on the Microsoft Store. At the time of this writing, a new HP VR headset and a pair of motion controllers can be had for as little as $200 on Amazon , or $250 lower than its MSRP.

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Fallout 4 VR Shows that Triple-A VR will Bring Triple-A Prices, Pre-Order Now

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Announced at Bethesda’s standalone event at E3 last year, then later used as a way to build hype for Microsoft’s forthcoming Project Scorpio console (just yesterday christened Xbox One X), Fallout 4 VR is in the face of it the answer to many VR gamer’s desires.

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The Biggest Oculus, SteamVR And Windows Releases OF The Week 10/22/17


As you’ll know, Microsoft released its first Windows VR headsets earlier this month and, well, there are now simply way too many VR releases to keep up with. Amazon Odyssey, from Heavy-Iron Studios. Welcome to our new list format!

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Oculus Executive Calls For 3D Equivalent Of JPEG To Build The.


Valve and Oculus are members of the Khronos Group, among an extensive list that includes Microsoft, Adobe and Amazon. Experts at Microsoft, Adobe, Box and OTOY directly voiced support for the glTF standard in an announcement today, indicating some industry momentum for the format.

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Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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The number one issue we’re hearing from retailers launching AR for eCommerce (Amazon,, Overstock, Wayfair…) is the management of 3D products,” explains the company’s Co-Founder and COO Mickaël Jordan. “It’s

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A Few Notes on Natural Language Processing & XRA few weeks.


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The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2017

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Vive Black Friday 2017 Bundle – If the above Gamestop/HTC is out of stock or otherwise unavailable, you can get nearly the same package (excluding the $50 gift card at these retailers): Amazon. Microsoft.

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Oculus Store Thanksgiving Sale Now On, Up to 50% Off Rift Games

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Oculus dropped prices on several VR titles on their store for Thanksgiving with those prices likely to persist through the weekend until Cyber Monday. Here’s what’s on offer.

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Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics


When it comes to Microsoft’s next generation HoloLens 2 , Vermeulen says, “I’m hopeful for the next HoloLens but if it doesn’t have good controllers, then I feel that is not at all an advancement.”. Lee Vermeulen is breaking new ground with his experimental AR prototypes. .

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