Razer Acquires THX

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Last year, THX named a new CEO, Ty Ahmad-Taylor with the goal of preparing the company for sale, which took approximately a year to get the company in Razer’s hands. The story of Razer needs no introduction. ” said Min-Liang Tan, Founder and CEO of Razer.

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Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development

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Today Razer is announcing a $5 million OSVR development fund which the company will use to incentivize support of its open-source VR platform. Razer launched OSVR back at the beginning of January 2015 in collaboration with HMD manufacturer Sensics.

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New Razer Blade Laptop Is Sleek, Ready For VR And Starts At $3,700

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Today, however, a new VR ready laptop is being announced by Razer that will allow you to move more freely while still enjoying high-quality VR. The Razer Blade is a thin, stylish VR ready laptop. The Razer Blade is available today for $3,700 – $4,500, depending on options.

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Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China

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Razer Chief Executive and co-founder Min-Liang Tan has stated his company’s intent to dominate China’s rapidly growing virtual reality market, with new products built around the OSVR platform, tailored to the region launching next month.

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Razer Acquires THX To “play a leadership role” in VR Audio

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Here’s an acquisition we’d have never seen coming; gaming peripheral maker and OSVR leader Razer has this week acquired THX. Razer has acquired the “majority” of the company’s assets, a press release states , though no financial details have been revealed.

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Razer opens pre-orders for OSVR HDK 2 virtual reality.

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Razer opens pre-orders for OSVR HDK 2 virtual reality headset Today, Razer announced that it is opening up pre-orders for the company’s second OSVR development kit, called the HDK 2. razer vr virtual reality

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Did Razer Just Won the VR War? $399 OSVR Hacker Development Kit

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Razer is the driving force behind the OSVR, an Open Source Virtual Reality industry initiative. The post Did Razer Just Won the VR War? Even though E3 opens its doors on June 14th, there are numerous pre-conference activities.

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How Hollywood and Razer Are Shaping the Future of VR?

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And for the final part of non-related news which are really related, we come to the subject of a Cayman-islands registered hardware unicorn known as Razer. The company’s valuation north of $1 billion (while non-public, it is believed that Razer valuation is around $1.4 Razer plans to become a ‘de facto standard’ for VR in China, and the amount of OSVR Hacker Kit 1.4 The post How Hollywood and Razer Are Shaping the Future of VR?

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Review OSVR HDK2

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from Razer. The result was somewhat disappointing, so Razer assisted to show me their latest model. Razer helped me out of that illusion. They clearly stated that the HDK is designed for developers and semi-professionals who like to hack hardware and software. Hardware.

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E3 Roundup Day 0: Top 5 Most Important Announcements

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The expo floor opens today, but this year’s E3 in Los Angeles has already kicked off with some big names in the industry making fresh commitments to VR on both the software and hardware side of things. Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development.

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Intel Doubles Down on VR and AR, Calls it Merged Reality

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About a year and a half ago, Intel invested in Razer bringing the valuation of the said company to north of $1 billion. Today, Razer is bringing Hacker Development Kit 2.0 Slowly but certainly, Intel is unveiling its “Merged Reality” strategy.

OSVR Roadmap: Creating an Ecosystem of Interoperable VR Hardware and Software

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Created by Sensics and Razer, OSVR includes two independent components: 1) the OSVR software platform and 2) the open-source Hacker Development Kit VR headset. and numerous hardware devices.

Khronos Announces an Open VR Standard Initiative

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The Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies, have just announced a call for participation in a new initiative to define a cross-vendor, royalty-free, open standard for access to modern virtual reality (VR) devices.

VR Coaster and Sensics to Create All-in-one VR Headset for Theme Parks

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Sensics, a co-founder of Razer’s OSVR initiative which produced the HDK headset , has already released an enterprise-facing PC VR headset using the same ‘split’ design concept described in RideVR, a device intended for room-scale VR experiences.

Sensics Releases High Resolution VR Headset Built Specially for Arcades and Theme Parks

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Sensics, a co-founder of Razer’s OSVR initiative which produced the HDK headset , has a pretty specific approach on how out-of-home VR headsets should differ from their consumer counterparts.

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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Wedged somewhat inconsiderately at the very start of every year (it’s OK CES organisers, no one in the tech industry have families they want to spend time with), the annual Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas is still the biggest event for hardware in the world.

OSVR Will Offer HDK 2 Display Upgrade for Older Headsets

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See Also: Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development. E3 2016 News OSVR VR Hardware VR Headset hdk screen upgrade osvr osvr display osvr hdk osvr hdk screen osvr panel osvr screen osvr screen upgrade upgrade osvr hdk

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Hands-On With Valve’s Knuckles Prototype Controllers

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We began to develop The Gallery on the first Oculus devkit with the Razer Hydra (a Sixense technology) to deliver surrogate hand tracking and body presence back in 2013. As developers, when we receive prototype hardware like the SteamVR Knuckles, it makes us want to push the capabilities.

Hands-on: New GTX 10-Series Equipped Notebooks Put Desktop VR Performance in a Portable Package

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While some of these were not completely final hardware, what struck me first was the variety of form factors and display specifications on show. Feature News VR Hardware nvidiaNvidia’s rollout of Pascal technology continues at a relentless pace.

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Cloudhead Games – Lessons Learned From Five Years of VR Locomotion Experiments

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Fall 2013, Oculus DK1 + Razer Hydra. My journey into VR locomotion began with the sunsetting Razer Hydra in late 2013. Spring 2014, Oculus DKHD + Razer Hydra.

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OSVR is Offering a 20% Discount on the HDK 2 for Students and Developers

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The OSVR HDK 2 sits in a unique position in the market, aimed towards developers of VR software and hardware, but also offering an interesting alternative to the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive for enthusiasts willing to take the risk on a not-consumer-ready device.

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All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

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Valve has now a hardware production plant and it is already manufacturing the Knuckles by itself, but it is not clear if they are able to produce a VR headset at scale. The VR ecosystem is in fibrillation because of the leak of a possible upcoming next-gen Valve HMD headset.

10 Recent VR and AR Investments You Should Know About

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Starting as a hardware company and evolving into a software company as well, Razer is now also growing into an investing company. Over the last year, almost $2.5B has been invested in the VR/AR industry according to Digi-Capital.

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Linksys Kills Lag by Launching Killer Wireless Router for Gaming, VR

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In fact, the specifications bring enterprise-grade hardware into the hands of consumers, given the history of Linksys (first acquired by Cisco and then sold to Belkin): Network Standards: 802.11a/g, 802.11n, 802.11ac. Breaking Hardware Networking Reviews News Smart Home

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What VR games are popular with HTC Vive’s early adoptersThe.

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Even stranger, there are a few HTC Vive titles that appear to be more popular than the hardware’s free pack-in games. What VR games are popular with HTC Vive’s early adopters The Steam Gauge data is a bit confusing on this score, though.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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RAZER: ZVENTURES VC FUND – Starting as a hardware company and evolving into a software company as well, Razer is now also growing into an investing company.

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What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

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With the launch of the Rift only a few months under their belt, don’t expect anything new in the hardware department from Oculus. So if nothing new on the hardware front, what does Oculus have in store for E3? Razer/OSVR.

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HTC VIVE Evolves to a Subscription Model

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Since its launch, VR gear makers struggled to gain mainstream acceptance.

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Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

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The company built the technology behind the magnetically tracked Razer Hydra controller which was one of the only consumer-available 6DOF controllers available when the first Oculus Rift development kit (DK1) started shipping.

How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

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This way you can exclude some hardware failure. This confirmed that I had some problems with SteamVR installation and was not a matter of hardware. Razer Synapse. We all love virtual reality, but sometimes it gives us big headaches.

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Remastered ‘Half-Life 2’ Coming to Vive & Rift with VR Controller Support via Revamped Mod

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But soon you’ll be able to revisit the perils of City 17 using the latest and greatest VR hardware around. Praised as one of the greatest games ever made, the 13 year old Half-Life 2 is a lauded piece of gaming history.

Vrui on Oculus Rift DK2

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Hardware Setup. You can install external 6-DOF tracked devices such as Razer Hydra controllers for an improved 3D user interface, or connect joysticks or gamepads. How-To VR Hardware VR Software Oculus Rift Vrui

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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VR was a big part of last year with new experiences, hardware and companies pushing the technology to the forefront of our everyday lives. Razer – OSVR. Nominees for VR Hardware of the Year. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

Open Source Virtual Reality Platform Now Available on Steam

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Apart from Sensics, OSVR is also supported by Razer, Leap Motion, Intel, Gearbox Software. OSVR has made it easier for the game developers to support several numbers of devices and the hardware vendors can access the first-rate content for their vending purpose. This means that the VR is now making it quite easy for users to access Virtual Reality content and hardware.

These are the Nominees for VR Bound’s First VR Awards

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Razer OSVR. VR Hardware of the Year : SOMNIACS Birdly. As we reported last February , VR Bound- along with sponsors, including AMD and HP- are organizing the inaugural VR awards in London on September 23rd. VR Bound announced the shortlisted nominees for the awards’ twelve categories earlier this weekm and you can see them below. VR Headset of the Year : HTC Vive. Oculus Rift. Sony PlayStation VR. Starbreeze StarVR. Leap Motion. Oculus Touch. NullSpace VR Hardlight Suit.

OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality

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Sensics and Razer launched OSVR 18 months ago with the intent of democratizing VR. The OSVR headset—called the Hacker Development Kit—has seen several major hardware improvements. VR arcades, for instance, might use custom hardware or professional tracking systems.

Virtual Reality Standards: too early or long overdue?

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VR programs are often hard-coded to one set of hardware devices. If you want to use this VR experience with a different set of hardware, you might not be in luck. If software could work across different hardware combinations, almost everyone would benefit: Consumers could mix and match devices to their liking. A 2017 game would likely work with 2018 or 2019 hardware. Today, they hard-code their game to a particular set of hardware devices.

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Playstation Timed Exclusive Batman Arkham VR Comes to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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Video games based on the Dark Knight have run the gamut of visual styles often based on the hardware playing them. There are not many areas that DC Comics’ Batman character has not conquered in his storied life.

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Express Yourself! Augmenting Reality with Graffiti 3D

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Similarly, VRClay and Virtual Clay use Razer Hydras to sculpt meshes in 3D. Gravity Sketch uses a custom hardware “AR tablet” as the input device – essentially a flat plane and stylus are combined with control sticks for rotation and translation.

OSVR - a Look Ahead

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Sensics and Razer launched OSVR 18 months ago with the intent of democratizing VR. The OSVR goggle – called the Hacker Development Kit – has seen several major hardware improvements. VR arcades, for instance, might use custom hardware or professional tracking systems. These businesses are discovering that different applications have different hardware and software requirements. On the hardware side, Sensics is designing many products that use OSVR components.