Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell

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Today at Computex 2017, the annual IT expo held in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft revealed more from their line-up of affordable Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, including Asus’ headset and an updated design from Dell.

Microsoft’s VR Headsets Will Run on $500 PCs, More Info in December

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Microsoft’s surprise new VR headsets, revealed last week and expected to ship next year, remain something of a mystery right now, but we should find out more about them in December. We’ve reached out to Microsoft to confirm that this is the case.

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Watch Vive and HoloLens Collide as Windows Holographic Heads to VR

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Microsoft’s new OS, Windows Holographic, powers its impressive HoloLens headset, but it’s just opened itself up to other devices, including VR kits. htc Microsoft VR Industry News HoloLens htc vive microsoft Windows Holographic

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Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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At the time of writing they are: United States Canada Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Iceland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Republic of Ireland Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Australia Japan New Zealand Taiwan.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo Could Be Heading to China Soon

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The Mirage Solo is already currently available in the special economic and administrative zones of Hong Kong for HK $3,200 (~$400) and Taiwan for NT $15,000 (~$480).

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HTC Halts Stock Trading as Rumors of Sale Swirl

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According to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC will halt trading of its stock as of September 21st, pending an unknown announcement from the company, reports Bloomberg.

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StarVR Claims Its Headset Will Be First To Support VirtualLink USB-C Standard

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Currently Facebook’s Oculus, Valve, HTC, and Microsoft are all part of the VirtualLink consortium, but none of these companies have released a headset with a VirtualLink cable yet. We’ve been reaching out to representatives from StarVR to get clarity about the status of the headset and the overall organization after filings showed minority investor Starbreeze replaced its CEO during a delisting procces in Taiwan just six months after listing shares publicly.

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DigiLens Raises $50 Million To Develop Cheap AR Display Tech

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In fact, DigiLens believes products like Crystal AR could one day sell for $500, or roughly five to 10 times less than rival heads-up displays on the market like the Magic Leap One Creator Edition or Microsoft HoloLens.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.02): XR2 shows the future of standalones, F8 and GDC canceled and much more!

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The only company not much affected by it is HTC, that manufacturers its headsets in Taiwan and not in Mainland China. Image by Microsoft). This reinforces my belief that Microsoft in 2021–2022 will add VR support to it , to fight the PSVR when the market will be riper.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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And while this is anyway a good result for a startup (developing an AR headsets means spending billions in R&D), targeting the consumer market has been a suicide move , that let Microsoft get full control of the profitable enterprise market.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

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A piece of unexpected news has shaken the XR communities this week: according to a report on Digitimes Taiwan, Apple has abandoned its AR/VR glasses project and all the members of the team have been re-allocated in other teams. Microsoft is launching in two weeks a private beta for iOS users.

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AR Optics Company Lumus Secures Further $30M in Funding

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Leung, vice chairman and president of Taiwan-based Quanta. Lumus Ltd. recently confirmed a $30 million funding round led by Quanta and HTC. Lumus is a leading provider and developer of augmented reality technology.

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How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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And when I was in Taiwan, someone told me this very crude sentence: (Almost) no one is making money in VR at this moment. Maquette by Microsoft). This is the week of this blog’s birthday and so I’m publishing a very special post, that I’m going to split into two parts.

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

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While the Oculus for Business bundle is offered in 17 countries, crucially, China is not among them—a major VR market which Oculus isn’t serving, and where Taiwan-based HTC has committed significant resources. New Foes – Microsoft & Co. image courtesy Microsoft.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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According to the same report, the glasses should be released around Q2 2020 , and Taiwan’s ODMs Quanta Computer and Pegatron should handle the assembly job. Microsoft ships HoloLens 2, nReal gets ready to do the same with its glasses.

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First look at HTC Vive Sync

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The headset came out last year , starts at $800, and is hands-down the best VR headset I’ve used to so far, and that includes various incarnations of the Oculus Rift, the Microsoft Hololens, the original HTC Vive, Oculus Go, and dozens of different smartphone-based headsets.

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10 Recent VR and AR Investments You Should Know About

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Founded by Angel Say and Russell Varriale, the company’s modeling viewer has already been used for over 4,000 projects – notably buildings like Microsoft’s Raleigh Office and Unity’s San Francisco headquarters.

Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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Most people remotely familiar with smartglasses have a general understanding of the display used in Google Glass, it is pretty basic: a micro-display (in this case a LCoS) is housed in the electronics attached to the side, and is pointed into a single prism that turns the light 90° into the upper-right-hand field-of-view of the wearer — in this case, a combined optical unit, housing both the LCoS display and the prism optics, supplied by HiMax (an optics OEM out of Taiwan).