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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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.

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.

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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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. Zero Latency ‘Gen 1’ hardware | Image courtesy Zero Latency. Zero Latency ‘Gen 2’ hardware| Image courtesy Zero Latency.

PlayStation ‘Days of Play’ Sale Knocks $50 off PSVR Hardware Bundles & PS4 Pro

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Sony is getting ready to host their annual ‘Days of Play’ sale again, and there’s a few deals this time around on newly released hardware bundles that should have you excited.

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”.

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. The post HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo appeared first on VRScout.

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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Prototype VR Hardware Photos From Valve’s Index Briefing In Bellevue

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I’ve reached out to Valve to see if I can get more specific information about when each of these hardware designs were created — and what was learned from each approach. Tagged with: Knuckles , valve index Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Prototype VR Hardware Photos From Valve’s Index Briefing In Bellevue appeared first on UploadVR.

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.

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

Dev Shares Crash Course on VR Game Optimization for Oculus Quest & Mobile Hardware

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Optimization is no easy task, especially with the limited resources of mobile hardware like the Snapdragon 835 processor in the Oculus Quest. In nine minutes, this crash course offers up an indie-dev focused overview of optimizing VR games built in Unity for mobile hardware like Oculus Quest.

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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.

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.

Magic Leap One Teardown Reveals Sophisticated Hardware with Shortish Shelf Life & Low Repairability

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One of the primary marketing tactics used by Magic Leap in promoting the Magic Leap One was selling early adopters on the "magic" contained within the device.

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

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

‘Blood & Truth’ PSVR Hardware Bundle Now Available for Pre-order, Launching Tomorrow

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As Sony’s next big title after the hit platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission (2018) , the company is putting its best foot forward by featuring the action game in its own PSVR hardware bundle. Blood & Truth is set to launch tomorrow, May 28th.

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.

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.

Oculus CTO: Quest Has No Dedicated Hardware to Play PC Games over USB-C

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We did not add any dedicated hardware to act as a PC display (it was debated a lot), but we have a research project going to see what we can do with maxing out WiFi streaming. The post Oculus CTO: Quest Has No Dedicated Hardware to Play PC Games over USB-C appeared first on Road to VR.

Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey

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September’s Steam Hardware Survey doesn’t see much change in VR headset usage on the platform. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR. Last month we reported that the gap between the two headsets had widened, with Rift claiming 47.11% of the total usage and Vive taking 42.58%.

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Google Job Listings Point to New “Mass Production” AR/VR Hardware in the Pipeline

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Google launched the Daydream View headset late last year, the company’s first virtual reality hardware product. A slew of recent job postings however suggest significant new AR/VR hardware in the works from Google.

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.

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

Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Go Mod Offers a Wishlist of Hardware Features

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Whatever your hardware hackery skill level, Luckey issues a pretty big proviso worth noting first: WARNING: Be careful if you try this yourself. The post Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Go Mod Offers a Wishlist of Hardware Features appeared first on Road to VR.

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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Vive, Windows VR Gain Ground, Rift Shrinks In Latest Steam Hardware Survey

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Newer VR headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Windows VR headsets are the winners in the October Steam Hardware Survey results. As always, we note that these figures don’t necessarily reflect the actual install base of PC VR headsets, as the hardware survey is optional and requires users to have their VR kit plugged in for it to be registered.

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Palmer Luckey: ‘No Imminent VR Hardware Is Good Enough To Go Truly Mainstream’

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Hardware sales get a lot of attention and speculation from analysts and consumers alike, but the real name of the game revolves around the number of people logging in and spending money each week, the life force that makes everything actually go,” he wrote, further adding that cheap VR headsets like the phone-based Google Cardboard may have millions of owners, but few people continue to use them and buy content for long.

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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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

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.

Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey

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Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR. The share of VR usage on Steam barely shifted in July 2018. Last month’s charts showed Oculus Rift pull slightly ahead of the HTC Vive with 46.26% of the overall usage compared to the latter’s 44.56%. The difference this month is minimal ; Rift comes in at 46.18% whereas Vive also drops to 44.35%.

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HP muscles into VR hardware space

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HP appears to be the latest hardware manufacturer to be making a strong push into the VR space, after announcing a range of developments including the pending release of a professional version of its mixed reality headset. The post HP muscles into VR hardware space appeared first on VR World.