‘Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR’ Beta Updates Hint at “Upcoming hardware releases”

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Updates to the beta version of Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR, the official integration which allows Windows VR headsets to be used with SteamVR, hint at “upcoming hardware releases.”

Corrected December Steam Hardware Survey Shows Large Oculus Rift S Growth

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At the start of this month, we reported that the December Steam Hardware Survey seemed to be anomalous. On further inspection, the likely cause was clear: the number of Chinese users on the Hardware Survey has increased by more than any other month this year.

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Steam Hardware Survey Revamped, Will Be Reliable Estimate Of PC VR Headset Ownership

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Valve revamped the VR section of the Steam Hardware Survey to support all PC VR headsets. The Steam Hardware Survey is offered randomly to a portion of Steam users each month. These specs are publicly collated each month , giving PC developers insight into the hardware capabilities of their market. It also means it can keep track of less common headsets that weren’t in the Hardware Survey’s whitelist beforehand.

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Vive Closes In On Rift In May Steam Hardware Survey

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It’s the start of a new month so you know what that means; the latest Steam Hardware Survey is in. Tagged with: htc vive , HTC Vive Pro , oculus rift , Steam Hardware Survey Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Vive Closes In On Rift In May Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News htc vive HTC Vive Pro oculus rift Steam Hardware Survey

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Magic Leap Reveals Developer Demo, Confirms NVIDIA TX2 Hardware

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Today during Magic Leap’s developer livestream the company offered the first details on the compute hardware that’s built into the device, confirming that an NVIDIA CPU/GPU module, and also showed a brief developer sample demonstrating world meshing and gesture input.

HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo

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The 2019 Consumer Electronics Expo is set to kick-off this Sunday and it looks as though HTC Vive will be using the infamous Las Vegas trade show to reveal new products in its VR hardware lineup. Many believe the boxes could contain new hardware due in part to the companies use of the word “gear.”. The post HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo appeared first on VRScout. Looks like HTC will be revealing several new products at the CES 2019 tech conference.

Oculus Headsets Pass 50% Market Share In September Steam Hardware Survey

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Oculus headsets now make up more than 50% of VR headsets on Steam, according to the September Hardware Survey. Despite being priced as low as $150, Microsoft’s platform simply hasn’t stuck with Steam users, potentially due to a combination of weak branding and low quality hardware. The post Oculus Headsets Pass 50% Market Share In September Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Rift/Vive Gap Widens In February Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift continued to widen the gap with HTC Vive headsets in the latest Steam Hardware Survey results. Both are coming this year so we’ll be looking forward to seeing what impact they make on the Steam Hardware Survey. Steam’s Hardware Survey tells us the total share of VR headsets between people that opt-in. HTC Vive HTC Vive Cosmos HTC Vive Pro HTC Vive Pro Eye Oculus Rift VR Industry News htc vive oculus rift Steam Hardware Survey VR sales

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Rift/Vive Gap Nearly Doubles In March Steam Hardware Survey

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The March Steam Hardware Survey results continue a recent trend. The Hardware Survey is optional and requires users to have their headsets actually plugged in to count. Tagged with: htc , htc vive , HTC Vive Pro , oculus , oculus rift , steam , SteamVR , VR sales Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift/Vive Gap Nearly Doubles In March Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR. The Oculus Rift once again widened the gap with its main competitor, the HTC Vive.

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Rift S Surpasses Windows MR, Index Doubles In August Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift S is now used by more Steam users than all Windows MR headsets combined, according to the August Steam Hardware Survey. It may be that consumers did not feel the low prices were worth compromises in hardware quality, particularly tracking and controllers. The post Rift S Surpasses Windows MR, Index Doubles In August Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR. VR Industry News oculus rift s Steam Hardware Survey SteamVR top stories Windows MR

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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. In addition to their latest hardware announcements at CES today, Vive also announced that it expects commercial wireless VR adapters to ship in 2017. The post Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker appeared first on VRScout. News CES Hardware HTC Vive

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

Sony CEO Confirms Company Is Working On ‘Next-Generation Hardware’

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According to an interview posted on the Financial Times (and referenced by IGN ) Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”.

Oculus Rift Pulls Ahead Again In December Steam Hardware Survey

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I was half expecting to write that the combined power of the Vive and Vive Pro had allowed HTC to regain the top spot it once held for so long in December’s Steam Hardware Survey. This is an optional survey and you need to have your hardware plugged in (and using Steam) for it to register. Turns out the opposite is true; the Oculus Rift gained ground this month.

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Hands-on: 3DHaptics Achieves Compelling Directional Haptics with Simple Hardware

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I got a chance to try their latest demo this week at VRS 2018, which is able to achieve unique directional haptic feedback from a handheld device using relatively simple hardware. MIRAISENS is Japan-based haptics company which is developing what they call 3DHaptics technology.

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Rift Loses More Ground To Vive In November Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift’s lead over the HTC Vive family of VR headsets in Steam’s monthly hardware survey is now the smallest it’s been in some time. As always, we must remind you that Steam’s Hardware Survey isn’t a definitive means of tracking the actual sales of VR headsets in relation to others. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News htc vive HTC Vive Pro oculus rift Steam Hardware Survey

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Magic Leap is Giving Away More Hardware Soon, Dev Conference Coming to Florida HQ in May

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Magic Leap is starting another hardware initiative soon, dubbed ‘Access Hardware’, which aims to get its AR headset into the hands of developers who are “serious about publishing applications with Magic Leap,” the company writes in a recent blog post.

SIF: LG not interested in VR hardware anymore, Veer entering LBE and much more!

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At Sandbox Immersive Festival , I have been able to try some interesting hardware solutions. I have already detailed in another post my impressions on the Pico Neo and the HP Reverb … in this one, I will talk about other hardware manufacturers. The post SIF: LG not interested in VR hardware anymore, Veer entering LBE and much more!

Rift S Hardware Review: A Simplified PC VR Headset Focused On Easier Setup And Lowering Cost

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The next priority apparent in the Rift S design is cross-compatibility with other Oculus content and hardware. We haven’t had enough access to hardware like Valve Index or HP Reverb to make meaningful comparisons to the overall tracking experience on these new 2019 VR headsets yet. Tagged with: facebook , oculus rift s Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift S Hardware Review: A Simplified PC VR Headset Focused On Easier Setup And Lowering Cost appeared first on UploadVR.

Facebook Investing ‘Billions’ Each Year On Hardware, AR Glasses Planned For 2023 With New OS

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While much of Oculus & Portal work is still done at Menlo Park, Facebook is apparently currently constructing an enormous new campus in Burlingame for 4,000 employees to work on hardware.

Oculus Quest Use On Steam Continues To Grow In June Hardware Report

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The figures come from Valve’s monthly ‘Hardware Survey’, which is offered as an opt-in survey to a random sample of Steam users every month. The survey scans components of your PC and uses SteamVR device logs to gather data on Steam users’ hardware. The post Oculus Quest Use On Steam Continues To Grow In June Hardware Report appeared first on UploadVR.

Zero Latency Upgrades VR Attraction Platform With Hardware From Microsoft & HP

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Zero Latency, creator of a leading VR attraction platform, is now deploying their ‘gen 2’ VR hardware. The company has developed a VR attraction platform which brings together hardware and software to enable a 60 × 30 ft (18.3 × 9 m) ‘warehouse scale’ playspace which can be inhabited by up to eight players simultaneously. Zero Latency ‘Gen 1’ hardware | Image courtesy Zero Latency.

Six Tips for Funding Your Hardware Startup

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In this excerpt, my co-writer and I, Eric Villines, talk about how to build a hardware startup through crowdfunding. What follows is an excerpt from my new book, Get Funded!:

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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.

Amazon's Fall Hardware Debut Is Set for Sept. 24

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September has been chock-full of tech launches and announcements so far (mostly virtual, naturally, since these are still covid times, after all). But the month’s not over yet: Amazon has revealed that it’s debuting its fall product line on Thursday, Sept. Read more.

Google’s Pixel 5 hardware event arrives on September 30

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Google announced the date of the Pixel 5 hardware event, which will take place on September 30. Google will also reveal a new Chromecast and Nest speaker. Android Mobile News chromecast Google nest home pixel 5

Amazon hardware launch event kicks off today at 10 a.m. PT

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Amazon is holding a virtual hardware event to take the place of its usual fall product showcase. We're rounding up everything announced right here. Mobile Smart Home Alexa Amazon Amazon Devices Event 2020 Echo Eero Ring

Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey

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Late last week we reported on initial findings from the July Steam Hardware Survey. Obviously, we know the Steam Hardware Survey isn’t entirely dependable (it’s only an optional survey for Steam users), but to see the new Oculus headset catch up so quickly to an entire line of VR devices that have been available for a few years is surprising indeed. The post Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Varjo Hardware to Be Used in Astronaut Training

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VR gamers have been watching Finnish VR headset manufacturer Varjo for a while now. While the headset’s “human-eye resolution” capabilities are definitely exciting, the daunting price tag has largely relegated the headset to the realm of industry. That doesn’t mean that the larger public isn’t benefiting from VR-2 ’s presence in the market. Aerospace company Boeing is using the headsets to train pilots for their Starliner – a craft developed in partnership with NASA.

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. To give you an idea of how much growth that would be, Juniper projects VR hardware revenues to hit $5 billion this year. Juniper says that console VR will account for 50 percent of VR hardware revenues in 2021.

Facebook Gets A New VP Of AR/VR Hardware And Portal Lead

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There’s a new face heading up Facebook’s AR/VR hardware division. Rafa Camargo has jumped from his previous role as VP of Facebook’s Portal team to VP, AR/VR Hardware. Excited to announce that I’ll be leading Hardware for AR/VR at @facebook …and would like to welcome Ryan Cairns, who will now lead Portal. Oculus, which Facebook acquired in 2014, already has a Director of Hardware in Caitlin Kalinowski.

Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of)

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but June’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in. Tagged with: htc vive , HTC Vive Pro , HTC Vive Pro Eye , oculus rift , oculus rift s , Steam Hardware Survey , valve index Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of) appeared first on UploadVR. We took a month off in May (forgive us! Put simply, they don’t show much change in the overall landscape.

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UploadVR’s Review Guidelines For Games, Apps, Hardware, And More

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Previously we only gave scores to games and verbal verdicts for other content and hardware. A big part of what we do here at UploadVR is produce full, detailed reviews of finished games, interactive experiences/films, social apps, VR headsets, AR devices, and other types of hardware, software, and everything in between. Games, experiences, and hardware rated with three stars and classified as “Just Okay” basically exist and don’t do a whole lot else.

Shuhei Yoshida: Hardware Will Improve VR But Platform ‘Has A Lot To Learn’

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In an interview conducted at Tokyo Game Show 2019 by GameWatch , Yoshida had the following to say about VR hardware: “I think that the hardware experience will improve the VR experience. Sony has already previously confirmed that their next console will support PSVR , and their Senior vice president of R&D, Dominic Mallinson, has outlined his hopes for the next generation of VR hardware.

The VR Download EP13: New Odyssey, Walking Dead Crouching, Steam Hardware Survey, VR-AR-MR-XR

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The post The VR Download EP13: New Odyssey, Walking Dead Crouching, Steam Hardware Survey, VR-AR-MR-XR appeared first on UploadVR. Video video

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Report: Global VR Hardware Revenue To Hit $3.6 Billion in 2017

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After a mixed year for VR hardware sales in 2016, two new separate reports are painting a more optimistic outlook for the VR market going forward. In a new consumer VR report just released by SuperData Research , the findings show that global VR hardware revenue is expected to hit $3.6 The report examines the market size and revenue of consumer VR hardware and software from 2016 and forecasts growth through to 2020. The post Report: Global VR Hardware Revenue To Hit $3.6

Windows 10 ‘Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling’ Claims Increased Performance

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Called ‘Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling’, the feature allows your graphics card to manage its own video memory (VRAM) instead of the operating system. Will you be enabling Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling? The post Windows 10 ‘Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling’ Claims Increased Performance appeared first on UploadVR. A new setting in Windows 10 increases graphics performance, according to Microsoft and NVIDIA.