Leaked Concept Videos Show Samsung’s Take On AR Glasses


Project virtual screens, fly drones, and dim the lights with ‘Samsung Glasses Lite.’ Referred to in the videos as ‘Samsung Glasses Lite,’ this proof-of-concept represents what a pair of AR glasses made by the company could look like in the years ahead.

Report Casts Doubt on HoloLens 3, Microsoft Says AR Headset is “doing great”

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Microsoft’s enterprise-focused HoloLens 3 may be dead in the water, as a recent report maintains that internal divisions have hobbled the company’s efforts to release its next AR headset as planned. Alex Kipman wearing HoloLens 2, Image courtesy Microsoft.


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‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR


In terms of compatibility, the platform is cross-compatible with nearly every major VR & AR device, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Quest 2, Microsoft HoloLens 2, as well as AR-enabled iOS and Android devices; it’s never been easier to take your friends’ money!

The XR Week Peek (2021.11.08): Microsoft Teams gets immersive, Meta may open its stores, and more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft Teams to integrate Mesh in 2022. With a surprise move, Microsoft has announced that in 2022 it will integrate Microsoft Mesh, its framework to create shared XR experiences, inside Microsoft Teams. Header image by Microsoft).

Samsung’s $500 Odyssey VR Headset Comes With OLED Displays


Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey —a Windows VR headset expected to have some impressive specs. According to Samsung, the Odyssey VR headset rocks dual 3.5-inch OLED displays and a 110-degree field of view. The Samsung Odyssey is unlike typical headsets, you don’t need to install any extra motions sensors. said YG Choi, Senior Vice President of PC Business Team, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Odyssey is the Premium Windows VR Headset with Leading Specs, Integrated Audio

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Last week images of the Samsung Odyssey Windows VR headset leaked online, and although they seemed plenty legit, a new leak from Microsoft’s own website confirms the existence of the device and offers new details of this premium headset. Samsung it seems was willing and ready to go beyond Microsoft’s reference design, and the result is a device which is clearly the premium option among the first wave of Windows VR headsets.

Microsoft Just Bought VR Social App AltspaceVR


Microsoft is rescuing the beloved VR social network. The Silicon Valley social VR startup that has taken us on a roller coaster ride of emotions over the past months has big news—AltspaceVR has been acquired by Microsoft. Announced at today’s Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco, AltspaceVR will be joining Microsoft as part of the family. The announcement comes as Microsoft prepares to launch its own VR and AR platform, called Windows Mixed Reality, on October 17.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? Oculus/Apple . HTC/Microsoft .

5 Windows VR Headsets Now Available for Pre-Order Including Samsung Odyssey

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At Microsoft’s special Mixed Reality event today, the company announced that all of their VR headsets destined to ship this holiday season are accounted for, and are now available for pre-order including headsets from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and the newly revealed Samsung ‘HMD Odyssey’ There’s still no word on a launch date for Asus’ futuristic low-poly headset. Samsung HMD Odyssey. Samsung HMD Odyssey Pre-order.

7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences


It may be hard to believe but its been four years since Samsung and Oculus first announced their smartphone-powered Gear VR headset. Samsung and Facebook/Oculus are on a mission: to bring the full-internet experience inside of your virtual reality headset. Phonecast is a Samsung-created dashboard that gives you access to a suite of intelligently designed web-apps, browsers and popular services like YouTube. There’s a reason that Microsoft spent $2.5

Microsoft’s Newest Headset Advert Focuses in on Portability, Ease of Use & Travel

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Microsoft’s special Windows “Mixed Reality” event today saw the unveiling of its latest addition to the VR family, the Samsung HMD Odyssey, and also announced that all VR headsets slated to ship before holiday season are currently in pre-order. With a fresh advert, the company is delineating just how portable and easy to use their new class of VR headsets are in comparison to competing room-scale PC VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Microsoft Joins Google, HTC Vive, Facebook, Samsung, and Sony as an XR Association Member

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Formerly called the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), today the XR Association (XRA) has announced that Microsoft has joined as a member company alongside founding members HTC Vive, Sony, Google, Facebook, and Samsung. Microsoft’s XRA membership means that Heidi Holman, Microsoft’s Assistant General Counsel will represent the company on XRA’s Board of Directors. We are thrilled to welcome Microsoft to XRA,” said Elizabeth Hyman, CEO of the XR Association.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

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Image by Samsung, taken from Upload VR). Samsung may launch a next-gen Samsung Odyssey. A recent filing at the Chinese IP offices makes us speculate on a new PC VR headset in the works by Samsung. Oculus Go is not part of the Oculus For Business program anymore.

With Facebook’s ????, Oculus Is Fending off Old Enemies, Former Friends, and New Foes

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At Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, we got fresh insight into where Oculus is heading, and a new look at how Facebook’s money is funding battles on all fronts of the industry’s increasingly competitive landscape. While both Oculus’ Rift and HTC’s Vive hit the market right around the same time in 2016, the Vive was the first system with motion controllers and room-scale. Oculus Rift + Touch Price Cuts in 2017.

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Minecraft Oculus Touch Support is Out on Oct 18th, Touch Launch Seems Imminent

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We reported recently on the official Windows 10 version of the social gaming phenomenon Minecraft receiving Oculus Rift headset support. Microsoft have just announced that the game will also receive support for Oculus’ VR motion controllers ‘Touch’ on October 18th which may be further evidence of an October release for the devices. See Also: Oculus Touch Price Revealed in London GAME Store.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.20): Oculus ready to manufacture the Quest S, Pico doubles-down on 3DOF, and more!

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Image by Oculus). Oculus could be starting the production of a new Quest at the end of July. Multiple reports seem to confirm that Oculus is actually starting the production of a new Oculus Quest headset, with an expected release date in 2021.

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Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

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Yet Facebook , Microsoft and others are arguably more important to where the market is today. Tim Merel. Contributor. Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor. VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper).

Black Friday Deals for HTC Vive & Oculus Rift


Can you believe its only been a year since the only VR headsets you could buy for the holidays was a Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, or a Mattel View-Master. 100 Gift Code With Oculus Rift. Black Friday may be a great time to pick up an Oculus Rift. The Microsoft Store will be giving $100 gift codes with the purchase of the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Store Wallet code will be emailed within 10 days of purchase. Free Samsung Gear VR.

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Microsoft Announcing New Hub – Microsoft Reactor


This week, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco —the flagship hub for the tech giant’s efforts in mixed reality (MR). “We are at the threshold of the next revolution in computing,” Liz Hamren, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Marketing, wrote in a blog post. Earlier this month, the company announced a new Windows Mixed Reality headset from Samsung , called the Samsung HMD Odyssey.

Report: New Oculus ‘Rift S’ Headset to be Revealed at GDC Next Week

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According to a report by UploadVR , citing emails sent from Facebook to Oculus developers, the rumored Rift S headsets will be revealed next week at GDC. Rift S was first brought to light in a TechCrunch report last year about the leadership shakeup at Oculus and purported shifting product plans. Oculus is already confirmed as attending the event but hasn’t said anything about the potential of a new headset being revealed. We’ve reached out to Oculus for comment.

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Microsoft aquires AltspaceVR


AltspaceVR , the virtual reality social network that hosts events like stand-up comedy or presidential debate-watching parties, is now part of Microsoft. After a sudden shutdown due to a drop in funding in July, Microsoft obviously has now come to the rescue. Microsoft has no plans to kill off the AltspaceVR, or stop it working on rival VR platforms. AltspaceVR is available for Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR, but not Windows Mixed Reality.

Minecraft is Finally Coming to the Oculus Rift

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John Carmack, On Stage at Microsoft’s Xbox Keynote at E3 this Year. Well it looks to be ready to drop soon as a recent blog post from Minecraft developer Mojang, who was acquired by Microsoft back in 2014 for a reported $2.5Bn, has stated that they expect Oculus Rift support to be “turned on” in the “coming weeks”, marking the first time the game has officially appeared on the platform.

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Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards


Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. Although there are still some big names in virtual reality and augmented reality missing from the GVRA (Looking at you Valve and Microsoft) it’s still an impressive roster featuring some of the most influential players. News Acer Google GVRA HTC Oculus Sony

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then! Image by Oculus).

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Samsung’s Odyssey VR Headset Is On The Horizon


An odyssey is an epic journey, and Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset seems to be the latest upcoming step in theirs. Supporting the idea that this leak may be for the Odyssey is an FCC filing for a “Samsung HMD Odyssey Controller Left” that bears a lot of resemblance to the controllers pictured alongside the unnamed Mixed Reality headset. The timing of this coincides with the upcoming Microsoft Mixed Reality Event next week and SDC next month.

Digital Reality: Stated!


From Oculus Rift to Google Cardboard: All the things you need to know about VR! Google Cardboard: [link] Movie Gear I use. Source.

HTC's New VR Headset Leaked, and It's the Weirdest-Looking One Yet

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Telekinetic Puzzle ?Esper? to Launch on PSVR & Oculus Go This Week, HTC Vive in July

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Coatsink , the studio behind VR titles A Night Sky (2017) and Augmented Empire (2017), announced they’re bringing their first mobile VR title, Esper (2015), to PlayStation VR, Oculus Go and Xiaomi Mi on June 29th. As one of the first great titles on Samsung Gear VR, Esper puts you in the shoes of a not-so-ordinary citizen undergoing an aptitude test to determine if you can control your rare and potentially threatening extra-sensory telekinetic abilities—moving things with your mind.

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Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift


Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Oculus is also offering a $100 Oculus Store credit when you purchase a Rift from Best Buy, Amazon, and Microsoft in the US and Canada. And be sure to check out a few deals in the Oculus Store for content like DiRT Rally, The Assembly, Edge of Nowhere, Hero Bound, and over 100 movies in Oculus Video. News Gear VR Oculus Rift

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NuEyes’ AR Glasses Are Made For Hardcore PC Gamers


Unlike existing enterprise-focused headsets like the Microsoft HoloLens 2 , the Pro 3e smart glasses are designed for use by consumers as a PC gaming and entertainment device. NuGaming’s Pro 3e uses a USB-C plug so you can connect your glasses to the Samsung S20 and other mobile devices.

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Social AR/VR Workspace ‘Spatial’ Secures $14M Series A Financing

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Existing Spatial investors also include the likes of Samsung NEXT, Baidu Ventures, and LG Ventures to name a few.

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The XR Week (2022.01.24): Google AR headset is “Project Iris”, Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard, and more

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Google is also hiring high-profile people for it, like Bernard Kress, principal optical architect on Microsoft’s HoloLens team, and Paul Greco, the previous CTO of Magic Leap. Image by Microsoft). Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7B.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

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Besides that, it is also hiring key figures to make this AR dream a reality : the operating system project will be supervised by Mark Lucovsky, a former Microsoft engineer who co-developed Windows NT. Oculus releases hands tracking SDK, official Link cable for Quest and more.

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‘Minecraft’ on Oculus Rift Launches Next Week, Touch Support Coming Later This Year

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Minecraft developer Mojang has confirmed that the popular sandbox game is finally coming to the Oculus Rift next week, and further that the game would get support for Oculus’ Touch VR controllers later this year. During an official Xbox stream , members of the Minecraft development team played the game entirely in virtual reality mode with the Oculus Rift and confirmed that the update ( Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition v0.15.6)

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Minecraft Gets Cross-Platform Online Play, Including VR Platforms

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At Microsoft’s Pre-E3 event, the Minecraft announced that the title will soon support players playing the game on any platform, including virtual reality devices like Samsung’s Gear VR. Oculus’ CTO John Carmack, a long time supporter and an instrumental player in bringing Minecraft to virtual reality platforms, joined the Microsoft Minecraft team on stage to demonstrate the latest feature online cross-platform play.

Thursday's Best Deals: M1 MacBook Air, Newegg PC Games Sale, Tempur-Cloud Mattresses, TaoTronics Massage Gun, Free Paramount+ Trial, and More

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MacBook Air and Newegg PC game sale lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more.

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Friday's Best Deals: Intel Core i7-10700KF Processor, Xbox Digital Game Sale, Kyoku Japanese Nakiri Knife, Foreo Luna 2, Falcon & Winter Soldier Comics, and More

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A 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Xbox digital game sale lead Friday’s best deals. Read more.

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