The XR Week Peek (2021.11.08): Microsoft Teams gets immersive, Meta may open its stores, and more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft Teams to integrate Mesh in 2022. With a surprise move, Microsoft has announced that in 2022 it will integrate Microsoft Mesh, its framework to create shared XR experiences, inside Microsoft Teams. Header image by Microsoft).

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

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Image by Sony). Sony officially states it is going to launch the PSVR 2. PlayStation VR has been the most successful headset until now (if we exclude the crappy mobile viewers), but now it is pretty dated and people were wondering what Sony was going to do. Header image by Sony).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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Sony invests $250M in Epic Games. Sony has announced that it has made a big investment of $250M in Epic Games through one of its subsidiaries. The investment gives Sony a minority stake in Epic that now is evaluated at more than $17B.

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Amazon Warns Xbox Series X Preorder Customers That Their Consoles May Arrive Late Too

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Amazon sent out an email blast Friday to customers who preordered an Xbox Series X warning them that they may not receive their console on launch day. xbox xbox series x xbox series s microsoft sony playstation 5 playstation amazon preorder preorders

Sunday's Best Deals: Ninja Hot + Cold Brew Coffee Maker, Solar-Powered Flickering Torches, Ergo Standing Desk Converter, Heidi & Oak Drawer Organizers, and More

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A Ninja Hot and Cold Brew coffee system and a six-pack of Heidi & Oak drawer organizers lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more.

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Thursday's Best Deals: M1 MacBook Air, Newegg PC Games Sale, Tempur-Cloud Mattresses, TaoTronics Massage Gun, Free Paramount+ Trial, and More

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MacBook Air and Newegg PC game sale lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Greenworks Outdoor Power Tools, Corsair Virtuoso Headset, 2-Pack 1080P Webcams, Kitchen Essentials, Garden Seat & Kneeler, and More

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A sale on outdoor power tools and on a 40-pack of KN95 Masks lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more.

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Thursday's Best Deals: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Outriders, PlayStation Plus, August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, Gluten-Free Snacks Box, Deadpool Movies Sale, and More

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Outriders lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more.

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. The discount doesn’t appear to be an Amazon daily deal, possibly meaning it will last a little while longer than a day, although knowing Amazon, the deal could disappear in a heartbeat either way.

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Monday's Best Deals: HP Omen 25L Gaming Desktop, Buy 2 Get 1 Free Video Games, Tacklife Circular Saw, Unicorn Jerky CBD, Paramount+ Free Trial, and More

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HP’s Omen 25L and a Buy 2 Get 1 Free games sale lead Monday’s best deals. Read more.

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The 10 Best Deals of February 26, 2021

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Friday's Best Deals: Intel Core i7-10700KF Processor, Xbox Digital Game Sale, Kyoku Japanese Nakiri Knife, Foreo Luna 2, Falcon & Winter Soldier Comics, and More

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A 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Xbox digital game sale lead Friday’s best deals. Read more.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Animal Crossing Gift Bundle, Shredding Meat Claws, Moock Jump Starter, Soothing Shower Steamers, Posture Trainer, and More

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A set of meat shredding claws and an Animal Crossing gift set lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more.

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


Sony – NYSE: SNE – VR Console, VR Games & VR Headset. Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR Content & Game Engine. Microsoft – NASDAQ: MSFT – VR operating system, VR platform, VR headset. Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR content. AR How-to VR Amazon amd AMZN apple ar Discovery facebook FB GOOG google htc IMAX INTC Intel KRX lg MAT Mattel microsoft MSFT NASDAQ NOK nokia NVDA nvidia NYSE QCOM qualcomm samsung SNE sony starbreeze Time Warner Inc.

Sunday's Best Deals: MSI 27" Gaming Monitor, ViviLink Dashcam, Star Wars Night Light, Nutale Findthing Trackers, Keurig Coffee & Latte Maker, Klairs Skincare, and More

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A 4-pack of Nutale Findthing trackers and a 50-pack of 3-ply colorful face masks lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more.

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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. The design is very similar to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR), with a ring resting on the user’s head at the top that hangs the visor in front of your eyes. 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.

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With New Headsets & Big Games in 2019, VR is Poised for an Even Better 2020

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The headset’s ease-of-use, solid game library, and reasonable price has pushed it to become Oculus’ best rated headset on Amazon thus far. Stormland’s Innovative Open World and Developer Acquisition by Sony.

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Cheaper & Lighter Nreal AR Glasses To Be Announced Next Week

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Compatible devices include the Samsung Galaxy S20 series and Sony Xperia 5 II. With a few phones such as Sony Xperia 5 III and OPPO Find X3 Pro you can even launch and pin multiple Android apps at once.

New to VR? A beginner’s guide


Sony Playstation VR. from Amazon. COMPATIBILITY: The Sony Playstation VR requires a Playstation 4 gaming console, specifically the PS4, PS4 Pro, or PS4 Slim, as well as a Playstation Camera and Playstation Move controllers. Photo from Microsoft. from Microsoft.

Mixer Closed, Should VR Fans Be Excited?

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Yet the Microsoft owned Mixer did not share the same success. Microsoft tried, they really did. The copyright on the streaming tech that ran Mixer stayed with Microsoft. But why did Microsoft choose Facebook to partner with on the Mixer deal? Welcome back to VRTN !

The XR Week Peek (2021.05.17): HTC announces Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3, PSVR 2 to feature eye tracking, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). I like everything that we know on the PSVR 2 device because it is visible that Sony Interactive Entertainment is putting a lot of effort into releasing a high-quality headset that is on par with what the competition is offering.

6 of the best gaming headsets for your PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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IMAGE: Amazon. £280 from Amazon. IMAGE: Amazon. from Amazon. IMAGE: Amazon. Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless. from Amazon. IMAGE: Amazon. Microsoft Xbox One Stereo. from Amazon. IMAGE: Amazon. from Amazon.

Save $200 on a KitchenAid Stand Mixer and more during Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" sale

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Credit: sony. Credit: microsoft. Credit: amazon. Credit: Amazon. What's that? You thought Black Friday was still a few months away? Honestly, so did we, but Best Buy apparently had a different view of the situation.

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.

Facebook’s Customer Base Spells Success For The Oculus Quest


Oculus’ whirlwind Kickstarter success led many to believe that established entertainment companies such as Sony, Microsoft, or even tech giant Google might look to buy the company, but Facebook’s decisive choice wasn’t something anyone could have predicted. Yesterday, Newegg, Amazon, and Walmart were all sold out of both the 64GB and 128GB models; Amazon reports their next batch of 128GB headsets won’t be shipping for another one to two months.

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Save $5 on 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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SAVE $5: Walmart and Amazon have three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate memberships on sale for just $39.99 (normally $44.99) as of Aug. at Amazon or Walmart. SEE ALSO: Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale will save you some serious cash on Xbox games and accessories. Credit: Microsoft.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

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And in fact, some weeks ago Sony has made everyone understand that it has delayed the launch of the PSVR 2 because the market is not there yet. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment.

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. 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. Sony announced a $100 discount on all PlayStation VR bundles as well as the PlayStation 4 1TB consoles. Shop on Amazon. Sold on Samsung and Amazon.

The XR Week Peek (2021.01.25): Facebook plans “a big shift” in privacy, Apple VR headset rumored, and more!

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Furthermore, the comparison with Microsoft doesn’t hold well: Microsoft was a software company that just didn’t have high standards, so it made products with many bugs. Amazon acquires Umbra. Amazon has just acquired the Finnish company Umbra. Happy Monday everyone!

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Best gifts for gamers in the UK: What to get for the gamer in your life in 2020

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IMAGE: AMAZON. £288.98. IMAGE: MICROSOFT. £369.90. IMAGE: SONY. £449. IMAGE: MICROSOFT. £124.44. IMAGE: SONY. £1,130. Sony 65-inch 4K TV -- See Details. IMAGE: AMAZON. £29.47. IMAGE: AMAZON. £20. IMAGE: AMAZON. £47.95. IMAGE: AMAZON. £37.99. IMAGE: AMAZON. £19.55. IMAGE: AMAZON. £29.98.

The XR Week Peek (2021.06.07): Facebook working on Quest 2 Pro, Nolo and Arpara announce new VR headsets, and more!

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Just to make you understand how much money this could mean, my reader Sir Gamedev has sent me a link where one of the previous Xbox executives has revealed that the initial undercost sales of the first Xbox units cost Microsoft between $5B and $7B.

The Best VR Headsets in 2020

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And, as we found in our full review , we weren’t big fans of Quest 2’s soft headstrap, so we’d highly recommend dropping the extra $50 for the Elite Strap accessory [Amazon] if you’re serious about playing PC VR games. Image courtesy Sony.

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The 3 Most Common Arguments Against VR Why They’re Wrong

Road to VR

The most popular headset used on Steam right now is the Oculus Rift S [Amazon] which costs $400 brand new. Microsoft and partners like HP, Asus, Samsung, Acer, and Dell launched a batch of ‘Windows Mixed Reality’ headsets [Amazon] a few years ago.

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Coronavirus: Stay Safe and Expect Delays

VR Tech News

The first cancellation of note was on Feb, 19, 2020, when Sony announced they would be skipping Pax East due to coronavirus concerns. But Sony also has plans to announce the PlayStation 5 sometime in the near future (if they want to keep their Holiday 2020 release date).

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The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC

Robert Scoble

When I worked at Microsoft I got in trouble with the lawyers over patents so they made me sleep with a lawyer (true story, that was my punishment). I also am invested in Apple competitors, Qualcomm, Snap, Microsoft, Amazon, and about 50 other companies in a diverse portfolio.

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Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet


At the same time, personal voice assistants developed by tech giants — Alexa from Amazon, Siri from Apple, and Google Assistant — are standing at the forefront of the audio augmented reality market. For example, in 2019, Amazon extended Alexa features to pair with headphones and earbuds.

Believe it or not, back-to-school shopping has already started

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Amazon is already leading the pack with deals that give $10 off purchases of $25 or $100 worth of select school supplies. at Amazon. TABLETS Microsoft Surface Pro 7 — $599 For students studying art and graphic design, a high-quality tablet is non-negotiable. Credit: Amazon.