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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system.

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Doctors Are Using VR To Study 3D Models Of Tumors

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VR could drastically effect how researchers study cancer. Doctors at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK) are creating a new virtual lab that will build use VR to build 3D models of tumor samples, providing a new way to look at cancer.

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New Smartphone-tethered Qualcomm Headset Has 2x the Pixels of Vive Pro

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This week at CES 2019 Qualcomm is showing off a new VR reference headset sporting impressive new displays that may well define the next wave of VR headsets.

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Nissan Augmented Reality Concept Assists Drivers in Detecting Unseen Obstacles

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While the technology companies continue to drive forward with autonomous vehicles, Nissan's vision of the future of self-driving automobiles lies in a cooperative experience between human and machine, facilitated by augmented reality.

Rec Room Reaches Over One Million VR Headsets

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Rec Room is ringing in the new year by celebrating its successes in the old one. In a post on its official site , developer Against Gravity revealed its app had been installed on over one million VR headsets by the end of 2018.

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Flying Into NirVRana

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Using immersive tech for therapy and meditation is becoming more popular, but can Healium really make us forget the misery of long-haul flying?

Meta Shuts Down Amidst Patent Infringement Lawsuit & Asset Liquidation

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Meta , the company behind the Meta 2 tethered AR headset, has shut down amidst a patent infringement lawsuit filed in summer of last year, and a recent asset liquidation that has left the company insolvent.

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Get Close Up With Vive Focus’ 6DOF Controllers In New Dev Videos

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HTC had some exciting announcements for its PC VR line at CES 2019, but what about standalone? Vive Focus definitely wasn’t the focus (sorry) of this year’s show. Regardless, some cool new 6DOF controllers are currently being sent out to developers.

All you need to know about the Vive Cosmos

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The Vive Cosmos is the virtual reality superstar of this CES 2019. HTC has been able to create some hype about this device, also because of the rumored features regarding the smartphone integration.

Foldaway Haptics is Making a Thumbstick for VR Controllers That Pushes Back

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Switzerland-based Foldaway Haptics is building a haptic joystick with force feedback. The impressive device, which can push back against your finger in any direction, could bring rich feedback to VR controllers at reasonable costs.

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Layar Founders Hope to Buy Back Company in Blippar Asset Sale

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After entering the UK's version of bankruptcy last month, Blippar's assets are up for sale, and bidding ended today.

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CES 2019: 3DRudder On PSVR Turns Your Feet Into An Analog Stick

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Despite the success its seen in its two years of life, Sony’s PSVR has a lot of problems.

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CES 2019: Audi Dreams Of VR In The Backseat Of Every Car

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Holoride technology turns your everyday commute into a location-based VR theme park.

HTC Announces Vive Pro Eye Headset With Integrated Eye-tracking

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Today at CES HTC made a slew of announcements about the Vive ecosystem, including a new, upcoming version of the Vive Pro called the Vive Pro Eye.

Mimesys Brings Its Version of Augmented Reality Video Calling to Magic Leap via Intel RealSense

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The release of Avatar Chat for Magic Leap One and Spatial for HoloLens during the fourth quarter of 2018 appeared to revolutionize video calling via augmented reality.

CES 2019: 3dRudder Brings Its Foot-Based Motion Controller To PSVR

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3dRudder thinks its foot-based motion controller is a perfect fit for PSVR. Meet the 3dRudder PSVR edition. The company today announced a new version of its device designed specifically for Sony’s headset. 3dRudder consists of a circular platform players put their feet on whilst seated.

Making Noise in VR

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New BBC Virtual Reality experience invites you to find your voice and make a difference by walking a mile in the shoes of the suffragettes. This day and age, one could be forgiven for being somewhat disillusioned with democracy, but still, come election time, I always vote Click To Tweet.

DisplayLink Showing 60GHz Wireless Adapter Reference Design for Oculus Rift

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Connectivity company DisplayLink is showing a reference design for a 60GHz Oculus Rift wireless adapter at CES 2019. DisplayLink created the DisplayLink XR wireless adapter reference design that would go on to become the Vive Wireless Adapter.

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Study Finds Female & Male Students Prefer Different VR Instructors

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Boys learn best from a drone, while girls benefited most from a female researcher.

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CES 2019 Preview – Population: One Is A Thrilling VR Battle Royale Shooter

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The VR gaming landscape at the start of 2019 is extremely diverse and competitive. With reportedly over four million PC VR headsets in the wild, the market for high-quality and immersive VR games is large and constantly expanding.

Traveling in Virtual Reality

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With RizortVR you can virtually check out your travel destinations before arriving at check-in.

One of the Biggest Names in Home Fitness is Making a VR Exercise Bike

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CES 2019: HTC Reveals Vive Cosmos Headset & Vive Reality

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Fresh hardware, a bold new social platform, and Vive Pro eye-tracking are on the way.

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Shadow Legend Continues To Look Like A Dream VR RPG In New Trailer

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2019’s VR RPG scene is really heating up. SoulKeeper VR ‘s upcoming update has us excited, but this new trailer for Shadow Legend VR is promising too. Some of the footage here is the same as the reveal trailer. However it’s the new stuff that’s got us excited.

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PlayStationVR foot controller announced at CES

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Launched early 2017 in its PC & VR edition, the 3dRudder has built the reputation of being an intuitive controller.

HTC: Vive Cosmos is Not a Successor to the Original Vive

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Today at CES HTC revealed its latest headset, the Vive Cosmos. While the headset is in many ways an evolution from past learnings, the company says it isn’t designed to succeed the original Vive.

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CES 2019: Access Your Entire Phone In VR With Dell Mobile Connect

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The days of clumsily removing your headset to check Twitter are coming to an end.

Hotel R’n’R Is A Frantic New Smash ‘Em Up From The Creator Of Exorcist VR

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Hotel R’n’R is a game where you smash up hotel rooms in service to the devil. You play as a failed musician that makes a desperate deal with Satan himself.

Showing Off VR 2.0 at #CES2019

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Pimax unveiled prototypes of intuitive controllers and high-resolution, broad Field of View bundles in Las Vegas this week at CES 2019. Back in 2016, Oculus’s chief scientist Michael Abrash predicted that within five years, VR headsets would have a monocular 4K resolution and 140-degree FoV.

NVIDIA Claims 4 Million PC VR Headsets Sold

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NVIDIA co-founder & CEO Jensen Huang took the stage today at the company’s CES 2019 press conference, issuing a strong claim that four million PC VR headsets have been sold to date.

CES 2019: Qualcomm’s Mystery VR Headset Offers Twice The Pixels Of Vive Pro

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Qualcomm’s new VR headset shares many similarities with the HTC Vive Comsos. . CES 2019 has been chock full of exciting VR and AR announcements, including the unexpected reveal of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon powered VR headset that boasts twice the pixels of the Vive Pro.

CES 2019: GeForce RTX Laptops Can Support USB-C VirtualLink

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In the same presentation where NVIDIA announced the RTX 2060 , the company also announced laptops with the GeForce RTX chips. ’40+’ models of laptops from ‘all major OEMs’ are inbound, with the launch date slated for January 19th.

Hyper Jam is a neon-soaked arena brawler with a soundtrack featuring Carpenter Brut, Dance With The Dead, and more synthwave favs!

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Hyper Jam , the neon-soaked arena brawler from Bit Dragon, is delivering a one-two-three punch with a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam release on Feb. 12, 2019.

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HTC Holding Special VR Press Event Monday at 1 PM PST

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HTC dropped a big hint recently that the company has new VR gear to show off at CES 2019 , and we may be getting a first-hand look during a special press event that’s taking place Monday.

Fan Remake Of ‘Silent Hills P.T.’ Now Available In VR

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Gaming’s most frightening hallway is even creepier in VR. In August of 2014, Konami Productions published a short-form first-person psychological horror game entitled P.T.

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Echo VR Dev ‘Experimenting’ With Oculus Quest: “Keep An Eye Out For Updates In The Future”

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Ready At Dawn stated on Twitter they are ‘experimenting’ with Oculus Quest. Asked by a fan whether Echo VR would see a port, the studio responded “Keep an eye out for updates in the future!”

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Vive Focus 6 DOF controllers devkit unboxing and setup instructions

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In December, I published this tweet: All I want for Christmas is: – Mariah Carey – 6 DOF Controllers for the Vive Focus. About the first point, unluckily nothing has happened.