Hardware Developers Are Now Receiving SteamVR 2.0 Base Stations

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The post Hardware Developers Are Now Receiving SteamVR 2.0 It was only a few weeks ago that we saw our first SteamVR 2.0 base station in the wild, shown off at this year’s CES working with Vive Pro , HTC’s upcoming high-resolution VR headset.

Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker

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And if 2016 was the year VR had its coming out party, 2017 is looking to be the year we see VR content ecosystem really grow and hardware accessories take shape. The post Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker appeared first on VRScout. News CES Hardware HTC Vive

The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

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Of course, you’ll need the computing hardware to run your chosen flavor of VR headset though; before discounts, a VR-ready PC could cost anywhere from $700-$1000, and a PlayStation 4 Slim console at around $300. The Best VR-Ready Hardware Deals.

Vive Pro Hardware Review: For VR Buyers With Deep Pockets

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Hardware Reviews Vive VR Headsets HTC Vive ProTwo years ago HTC Vive beat Oculus Rift to market with a more complete package, helping inspire developers who were able to create groundbreaking virtual worlds in which people could use their hands to interact and feet to move around larger spaces.

Best VR Hardware Of E3 2017

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Now that it’s all said and done it’s easy to see that E3 2017 just wasn’t a huge showing for VR hardware. Best VR Hardware of E3 2017: DisplayLink Wireless Vive. — What were some of the best hardware announcements and demos you saw at E3 2017? E3 Hardware Antilatency CaptoGlove DisplayLink e3 E3 2017

Rift/Vive Gap Narrows In Latest Steam Hardware Survey Results

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Last month saw the Oculus Rift pull even further ahead of the HTC Vive in Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey results, but the gap has narrowed again in May. Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift/Vive Gap Narrows In Latest Steam Hardware Survey Results appeared first on UploadVR. This month’s results show less than 1% difference in headset usage between Rift and Vive, with the former holding 46.1% of the overall VR usage and the latter coming in closely behind at 45.31%.

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Pressure Mounts for Xbox’s Missing VR Strategy as PSVR Rakes in an Estimated Half Billion From Hardware Alone

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Roughing out a $350 average selling price (which is conservative given the generally higher prices in Europe), we can estimate that Sony has pulled in some $525 million in hardware revenue.

PlayStation Move Sees Minor Hardware Update, Launching Alongside New PSVR Model

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In a surprise update to the PlayStation FAQ, Sony announced that PSVR is getting a hardware refresh that includes integrated audio and new Processor Unit (aka breakout box) that can handle native HDR pass-through.

Apple’s Latest Patents Mark More Territory in AR Headset Hardware and Software

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This week however, the company was granted two patents that establish basic hardware and software solutions not only pointing towards a prospective Apple AR device, but marking out some fundamental territory in the process.

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Juniper Research: VR Hardware Market Will Be Worth $50 Billion in 5 Years

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A new report from market analysis group Juniper Research states that VR hardware will be worth $50 billion by 2021. By hardware, Juniper means VR headsets, peripherals, and 360 cameras. Juniper says that console VR will account for 50 percent of VR hardware revenues in 2021.

Oculus Further Details Ideal Hardware and Sensor Configurations for Roomscale VR with Touch

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The post Oculus Further Details Ideal Hardware and Sensor Configurations for Roomscale VR with Touch appeared first on Road to VR. The Oculus Team have published a detailed guide on Roomscale VR setup.

NVIDIA Offers Three Free VR Games With Select New Hardware

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While the price of admission may still be a bit on the higher end for some, the software ecosystem is inspiring people to invest and get hardware that can support these immersive experiences. Hardware Oculus Rift VR VR Industry News nvidia oculus rift

Watch: Google’s Live Event Here – Daydream VR Hardware Unveiling Expected

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Daydream VR, Google’s high-end VR platform for select Android smartphones, may be seeing its time in the spotlight at the company’s hardware-focused event today.

‘Vanishing Realms’ Roadmap: New Content, Hardware Support, and 1.0 Launch on the Way

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The acclaimed VR action RPG is due to receive a large update that launches the original game out of Early Access, with brand new content and new hardware support also in the works. The post ‘Vanishing Realms’ Roadmap: New Content, Hardware Support, and 1.0

Google’s VR/AR Team Seeks New Hire to “drive multiple hardware projects simultaneously from prototype to mass production”

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A flurry of new job postings suggests Google is ramping up a team to create new consumer VR/AR hardware that goes beyond their Daydream View headset. As the company’s hardware ambitions grow, it appears that Google wants to do more than Daydream View.

Oculus Rift Increases Lead Over HTC Vive In March Steam Hardware Survey

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March’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in, and the Oculus Rift continues to increase the gap with the HTC Vive. As always, we have to point out that this is not definitive proof that Rift is outselling Vive; Steam’s hardware surveys are entirely optional and there are a number of factors that could drastically alter the results. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift , Steam Hardware Survey Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Apple Will Likely Debut Digital Health And ARKit 2.0 At WWDC, But No Hardware

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Apple’s plans for the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote next week include a new “Digital Health” initiative and a major update to its ARKit augmented reality software, but no new hardware, Bloomberg reports. Said to be missing at WWDC this year: new hardware. At WWDC, But No Hardware appeared first on UploadVR.

E3 2016 - New VR Hardware Announcements

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E3 was not expected to showcase any new VR hardware. So hardware wise, nothing new from the big players, perhaps CES in January 2017 will bring something new? But Wait, There’s More – New VR Hardware No new VR headset hardware.

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Hardware

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Today, we are introducing a new section with our top picks for hardware-focused YouTube channels. These will generally lean toward PC gaming, but the ways that they approach PC gaming and hardware will differs depending on the channel. 9: Paul’s Hardware. 8: Hardware Canucks.

Clay Brings Gesture Tracking To Apple’s ARKit With No Extra Hardware

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One of the amazing things about Apple’s new ARKit developer platform is that there’s no extra hardware required. Experiences Hand Tracking Hardware

Rift And Vive Nearly Neck-And-Neck In Latest Steam Hardware Survey

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The first Steam hardware survey of 2018 is in and it shows Oculus Rift and HTC Vive usage at practically a tie. This month sees HTC Vive as 46.96% (a 0.3% decrease from last month’s 47.26%) of the overall usage, while Rift is at 46.09% (a 0.05% decrease from 46.14% in December). Steam designates HTC Vive at this month’s most-used headset after the Rift took the top spot for the first time in December.

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Facebook Appoints Andrew Bosworth To Unify Consumer Hardware Including Oculus

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Now the company is looking to unify its VR efforts with its other consumer hardware projects, and it’s doing some shifting around to make that happen. Facebook this week confirmed to UploadVR that it has appointed Andrew “Boz” Bosworth to oversee its consumer hardware divisions, including Oculus as well as devices being built by its Building 8 team. Earlier this year Facebook appointed Hugo Barra as its new VP of VR, leading the Oculus team forward.

Sony announces Skyrim VR hardware bundle

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Those looking for a hotly-anticipated VR experience and a complete VR hardware bundle may be in luck on or after November 17th: according to Sony, not only will that date mark the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, but the title will also be made available with a hardware bundle.

Facebook Hires Apple Hardware Expert To Head Oculus Advancements

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Now we’ve got some movement in the VR and AR industries again, this time with a senior ex-Apple employee becoming head of Oculus VR hardware. Michael Hillman, who spent 15 years at Apple and held design and engineering roles there, will now be instrumental in Oculus’ desire to make VR hardware mainstream, as reported by Bloomberg. A hire such as this shows that they are still standing behind the hardware and want the division to evolve.

PS VR Will Be PlayStation’s First Ever Simultaneous Hardware Launch

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Sony’s Shawn Layden The post PS VR Will Be PlayStation’s First Ever Simultaneous Hardware Launch appeared first on UploadVR. hardware Sony VR Headsets VR Industry News playstation PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR Sony Interactive Entertainment

GDC 2018: Oculus Introduces Hardware Reports For Data-Driven Decision-Making

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Today, Oculus is introducing Hardware Reports for both Rift and Gear VR. It’s a little like Steam’s monthly hardware survey, though specifically tailored towards VR. Developers will no longer have to rely on third-party software to gather data on how customers respond to their Oculus apps. Simply put, these systems provide developers (or anyone with a passing interest) with aggregated statistics on the Oculus platform.

Oculus Is Building an AR Incubation Team to Prototype New Hardware

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” The posting calls for a candidate with a BS in electrical or mechanical engineering and at least 5 years of hardware management experience. All indications point to the early stages of a new hardware platform for Oculus that focuses specifically on AR over VR.

GDC 2018: Rubin: ‘Oculus Is Winning In Every Hardware Category It Has Entered’

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Opening up the session, titled ‘Inside Oculus 2018’, Rubin stated that “Oculus is winning in every hardware category it has entered, on PC and mobile,” later adding that “it’s a pretty inarguable statement that Oculus builds the best hardware.” That said, earlier this month we reported that the Rift had narrowly overtaken the Vive as the most-used VR headset on Steam on the platform’s latest hardware report.

NVIDIA’s FCAT VR Tool Benchmarks VR Hardware And Experiences

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A new tool from NVIDIA for benchmarking VR hardware and experiences should make it easier for buyers to figure out how systems perform in real world scenarios. The newest version of NVIDIA’s FCAT software, called FCAT VR (analyzer interface pictured above), allows people to test the performance of virtual worlds and the hardware drawing those worlds inside the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

HTC Vive Increases Lead Over Rift Again In Post-Black Friday Steam Hardware Survey

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The HTC Vive has managed to buck a troubling trend from the past few months in the latest Steam hardware survey. All that said, it’s important to note that hardware survey results aren’t an entirely dependable way to judge sales of the Vive against the Rift. November’s survey results , which Steam users opt into, are now in.

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Oculus Reverses DRM Decision: “We won’t use hardware checks as part of DRM on PC in the future”

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In a statement shared with Road to VR the company has committed to not use such a check for DRM in the future: “We continually revise our entitlement and anti-piracy systems, and in the June update we’ve removed the check for Rift hardware from the entitlement check.

Dell Unveils Inspiron 15 Gaming Notebook And Premium Alienware Hardware For VR

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The popularity of PC gaming is at an all-time high, with hardware alone forecasted to exceed $35 billion by the end of 2018, thanks to the introduction of VR and excitement created by Esports and gaming tournaments,” said Bryan deZayas, Director of Dell Gaming in a prepared statement. “We CES hardware alienware dell desktop inspiron laptopCES is a time for announcements and new technology for consumers of all types.

Oculus’ Rubin: Price Point, Better Hardware And Patience ‘Sets Rift Up To Win’

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No hardware manufacturer in my memory has given away as much software for free as Oculus has in its first year.” “By being patient and strategic we have put ourselves in a position to have better hardware, and better content, at a lower price point. “With the most competitive price, the best hardware, and the best content, Rift is set up for a great year. Oculus has had a few stumbles since it launched the Rift VR headset just over a year ago now.

Facebook drops the price of its Oculus VR hardware yet again via @CNET [link]

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Facebook drops the price of its Oculus VR hardware yet again via @CNET [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 10, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Report: Microsoft Might Not Update HoloLens Hardware Until 2019

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A report on Thurrott.com indicates Microsoft is skipping an incremental hardware update to its Hololens in favor of a generational upgrade in 2019. These upcoming headsets will feature a range of specifications, allowing Microsoft partners to release a variety of hardware solutions with different capabilities priced all the way down to $300.

Vive And Rift Usage Nearly Tied In October Steam Hardware Survey

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Over the past few months Valve’s Steam Hardware and Software Survey has shown the Oculus Rift catching up to its biggest competitor , the HTC Vive, in terms of usage. As of October 2017, it appears the two are almost neck-and-neck. Vive now has 48.76% of the total VR usage on Steam, down from 50.16% last month. Rift, meanwhile, is up to 47.61%, a small increase over last months 46.87%. That means there’s now just over a percent between the two. Biting your fingernails, yet?

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Rift Gains On Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey

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Steam’s monthly hardware survey is one of the few sources we have for gauging the proportions of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users out there, and September’s results suggest the former is still closing the gap with the latter. In August’s survey, we saw Rift capture 43.81% of total VR usage on Steam, a dramatic 8.1% leap over July and closing the gap on Vive’s 52.31% usage.

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GDC 2017: Oculus Slashes Hardware Prices – Rift and Touch Together Now $600

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Less expensive hardware means more people have more money to spend on content and more people in general come in,” said Jason Rubin, the company’s head of VR content, in an interview with UploadVR. Oculus hardware is sold at cost, according to the company, but since the hiring of a new Chief Operations Officer, Hans Hartmann , last year, those costs reportedly have come down.

Oculus’ Hardware Reports Reveal Less Than Half Of Gear Owners Use Motion Controller

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This week, Oculus launched a brand new Hardware Reports system, intended to give Rift and Gear developers an insight into what types of CPUs, smartphones and operating systems VR users are utilizing. The reports are open to anyone and everyone, though, and they reveal a somewhat surprising statistic about Gear VR and its compatible motion controller.

PS VR Sells Out Faster Than Any Other Hardware Ever At.

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PS VR Sells Out Faster Than Any Other Hardware Ever At GameStop GameStop has been bullish about PlayStation VR’s potential in the past, but now it’s got some statistics to back that up.