Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

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Qualcomm today revealed new reference designs for VR and AR headsets powered by its new Snapdragon XR2 chip. Complete with hand-tracking, magnetic controller tracking, eye-tracking, and more, the Qualcomm reference designs are a glimpse of what’s to come in AR and VR over the next year or two. Today the company revealed its latest VR and AR headset reference designs which now include the company’s powerful new Snapdragon XR2 chip.

Oculus Quest Unity SDK References Shared-Space Colocation API

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The post Oculus Quest Unity SDK References Shared-Space Colocation API appeared first on UploadVR. Code found by VR developers in the Oculus Unity Integration reveals Facebook’s shared-space “colocation” API for Oculus Quest.

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Toward Truly Glasses-sized AR: First Look at DigiLens’ AR HUD Reference Headset

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DigiLens , a developer of transparent waveguide display technology, is creating a reference headset aimed at wide FOV AR with hand-tracking, dubbed AR HUD. To that end, DigiLens is building a reference headset which it called ‘AR HUD’—not a product itself, but a demo aimed at other companies who may want to manufacture their own AR headsets which incorporate DigiLens’ technology.

Qualcomm’s 845 VRDK Reference Headset Boasts Eye-tracking, High Res, & High Framerate

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Qualcomm today revealed a new ‘VRDK’ standalone reference headset based on their Snapdragon 845 chip. The reference design—which serves as a blueprint for Qualcomm customers who may want to build their own VR headsets based on the design—boasts an impressive set of specifications. The post Qualcomm’s 845 VRDK Reference Headset Boasts Eye-tracking, High Res, & High Framerate appeared first on Road to VR.

Half-Life VR References Found In DOTA 2 Update – Report

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But, ahead of any such reveal, more apparent references to the game have been uncovered. According to the video, a Tools Update to Valve’s DOTA 2 featured a few more references to Half-Life VR or ‘hlvr’ Specifically, the documentation makes reference to a ‘hlvr_weapon_shotgun_prototype’ and ‘SPORE damage’ Spore is a term associated with material from Half-Life’s alien dimension, Xen, as well as a Spore Launcher weapon in the original game.

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Nvidia Trademarks Reference ‘VR2’, ‘VR+’ And More

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Tagged with: nvidia Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Nvidia Trademarks Reference ‘VR2’, ‘VR+’ And More appeared first on UploadVR. Recent trademarks from GPU group Nvidia suggest some new VR announcements could be on the way. The trademarks, filed in May and uncovered by Reddit user elev8dity , apply to various logos around the term VR including VR, VR+, VR2 and VR2+.

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Qualcomm Reveals XR2 Reference Design For Potential Powerful Oculus Quest Competitors

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Qualcomm is announcing a new reference design VR headset based on its XR2 chipset that’s said to be 5G-capable. Qualcomm regularly debuts new reference designs to show what’s possible with its latest processors and this new VR headset design is its most advanced yet. The latest XR2 Qualcomm reference design is said to be 5G-capable. In addition to 5G, Qualcomm says its reference design supports up to seven cameras.

Qualcomm’s New VR Headset Could the Reference Platform We’ve Been Waiting For

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Now Qualcomm , a leading semiconductor company which regularly releases smartphone ‘reference’ platforms from which companies build their products, aims to fill that gap in the mobile VR space. So, naturally many companies have been waiting for something like Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon VR820 reference headset to become a reality so that they have a firm starting point for creating their own VR headsets.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Includes Reference To Oculus VR

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This parameter specifically refers to Oculus , not VR, but HTC’s Head of Vive Studios Joel Breton recently told us that Rockstar Games was “not done” with VR , which may suggest that if RDR2 does come to VR, HTC Vive users would not be left out. Tagged with: Red Dead Redemption 2 , Rockstar Games Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Includes Reference To Oculus VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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Samsung Reveals 4K ExynosVR Standalone Reference Design With Eye-Tracking

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The company showcased its new standalone reference design, the ExynosVR III , at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai last week. The reference design looks like it’s armed with cameras on the front, likely used for inside-out positional tracking. This Korean company confirmed it is implementing eye-tracking into the reference design. All-in-one VR headsets are set to become a reality by the end of the year, and Samsung has finally revealed its take on the concept.

Samsung Mobile VR Reference Headset Revealed With Eye-tracking

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Not to be left out of the reference design fun (with Intel, Qualcomm, and more already offering headset blueprints for others to build upon), Samsung has revealed its VR headset reference design. Specs listed with the headset say it can support “dual WQHD+ @ 90 FPS” or “single 4K @ 75 FPS” displays, but it isn’t clear precisely which resolutions those refer to as it’s unlikely that a VR headset of this type would have dual widescreen displays.

Paying for a Reference Is Just What the Job Hunt Hellscape Needed

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jobs tech unemployment references rooftop slushieIf you have shame spiraled after sending a birthday message to a secondary contact on LinkedIn or had a few too many at a professional event, you, too, have probably wondered how much you would be willing to throw down for a networking cheat. Enter the platform Rooftop Slushie, where you can post a bid for a referral… Read more.

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CES 2019: DisplayLink Showing Wireless Adapter Reference Design For Oculus Rift

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At CES 2019 DisplayLink is showing off a reference design for a wireless adapter for the Oculus Rift. Hopefully at least one manufacturer takes on DisplayLink’s reference design. Tagged with: CES , ces 2019 , DisplayLink , oculus rift , wireless vr Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post CES 2019: DisplayLink Showing Wireless Adapter Reference Design For Oculus Rift appeared first on UploadVR.

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All The Pop Culture References In The ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer

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Just a quick rundown of what is sure to be just a fraction of the amazing references that will be present in the film. The post All The Pop Culture References In The ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer appeared first on VRScout. Spielberg’s adaptation of the this iconic VR story is chock full of the amazing cameos.

CES 2019: New Qualcomm Reference Headset Could Hint At Vive Cosmos Specs

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At CES 2019 Qualcomm was showing off a new VR headset reference design with dual 2160×2160 LCD displays. Interestingly, the headset was being powered by a smartphone reference device via a USB-C cable. The Vive Focus standalone is based off Qualcomm’s VR835 reference design and licences Qualcomm’s positional tracking technology. Does that feature remind you of anything? Earlier this week, HTC announced Vive Cosmos at their pre-CES special press event.

Seagate Unveils CORTX Object Storage Software with Lyve Drive Rack Hardware Reference Design

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Seagate is a hardware vendor at its core, and as part of the CORTX initiative, it is also introducing the Lyve Drive Rack - a reference architecture supported by Seagate and available later this year with 20TB HAMR drives. Gallery: Seagate Unveils CORTX Object Storage Software with Lyve Drive Rack Hardware Reference Design. Seagate has unveiled CORTX, an open-source S3-compatible object storage software, today at their Datasphere virtual event.

Benchmarking Snapdragon 845 And Testing A New Qualcomm Reference Headset

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Last week, Qualcomm invited me onsite to benchmark their latest Snapdragon 845 SoC and platform. This new Snapdragon 845 was originally unveiled at the company’s big event in Maui late last year. With the new Snapdragon 845 there are many improvements to the GPU performance, with a focus on VR and AR applications. The new Snapdragon 845 brings a completely new generation of GPU architecture into play while still remaining on the 10nm process node.

Intel Scraps Plans to Launch Project Alloy Reference Headset, Pursuing Other VR R&D

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Intel is scrapping plans to launch the Project Alloy headset as an open reference design, citing lack of partner interest. Intel revealed Project Alloy, an x86-based standalone VR headset, back in mid-2016, saying at the time that they’d be launching the device in 2017 as an ‘open reference design’, a starting point for partners to build their own products based on Intel’s work.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon XR2 5G Reference Design Headset

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Today, the company has taken that process by unveiling the first reference design. As with any reference design, the idea is to help foster new products using the XR2 5G platform, with OEM’s able to make use of the extra power and functionality it offers. Qualcomm states that the reference design has 2x the CPU and GPU performance, 4x more video bandwidth, 6x higher resolution and 11x AI improvement.

Qualcomm Adds Ultraleap’s Hand Tracking To Latest XR Headset Reference Design

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Ultraleap and Qualcomm signed a multi-year agreement that will see Ultraleap’s hand tracking technology integrated into the Snapdragon XR2 5G reference design.

Oculus Medium 1.2.2 Adds Video Playback And Reference Mesh Editing

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Users can now convert reference meshes into sculptable clay, for example, meaning they can import OBJ and FBX files with vertex color and texture mapping and then edit them within Medium itself as if they’d been created there from scratch. Elsewhere, users will now be able to decrease the resolution on layers and reference meshes now support textures. New Features: Convert reference meshes to sculptable clay. Reference Mesh import now supports textures.

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Qualcomm Reveals Reference Design For Eye-Tracked Standalone VR Headset

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CES 2018: TPCast Announces Updated Plus Models, Mixed Reality Reference Design

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Instead of making these adapters itself, however, the company is this time creating a reference design that others will be able to base their own solutions off of using TPCast’s technology. Bad news if you picked up a TPCast wireless VR adapter in the past few weeks: an improved edition is already on the way. Today at CES 2018 TPCast announced a new family of products named TPCast Plus.

HTC Vive & Lenovo Standalone Headsets to be Based on Qualcomm Reference Design, Components Detailed

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Now however we’re getting a little more clarity about the hardware: both will be built around Qualcomm’s VR headset reference design. Qualcomm’s ‘VRDK’ is a reference device that the company has positioned to act as a foundation for consumer electronics makers to create their own headsets based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon VR hardware. Qualcomm’s VRDK reference design | Image courtesy Qualcomm.

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Microsoft’s 6DOF Controllers Are A Reference Design, Not A Product

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She explained that the controllers revealed Microsoft’s Build Conference last May were a reference design and not, in fact, a product in itself. “The motion controller is a reference design,” Steer-Mobley said. We still have a lot to learn about Microsoft’s six degrees of freedom (6DOF) controllers for its Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets, including going hands-on with them for ourselves.

Companies Can Soon Make Vive Wave Headsets Based on Qualcomm’s New VR Reference Design

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Qualcomm today announced their Snapdragon 845 Virtual Reality Development Kit (VRDK) reference headset will have support for Vive Wave, HTC’s open API which allows a large range of third-party headsets and peripherals access to a common platform. The post Companies Can Soon Make Vive Wave Headsets Based on Qualcomm’s New VR Reference Design appeared first on Road to VR.

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Did the NYPD Try to Scrub References to Police Brutality From Its Wikipedia Page?

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While we legally cannot, with 100% certainty, claim “New York’s finest” tried to lazily edit their own entry on Wikipedia to be infinitely more flattering—signs point strongly toward them doing precisely that! Read more. questions with obvious answers nypd black lives matter wikipedia

VR Experiments in Space are Exploring Gravity’s Affect on Hand-Eye Coordination

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The French study bears the appropriate acronym GRASP: Gravitational References for Sensimotor Performance. sight or hearing), encoded in different reference frames, in order to coordinate the hand with the visual environment,” according to NASA’s description of the project.

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Watchmen, explained: Easter eggs and references from episode 2 of HBO’s series

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HBO's Watchmen series has become fertile ground for references to the comic that inspired it and the alternate history it chronicles. Here are some of the key elements from episode 2. Home Theater Movies & TV HBO Watchmen watchmen explained

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Watchmen, explained: Easter eggs and references from episode 4 of HBO’s series

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HBO's Watchmen series has become fertile ground for references to the comic that inspired it and the alternate history it chronicles. Here are some of the key elements from episode 4. Home Theater Movies & TV HBO Watchmen watchmen explained

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Watchmen, explained: Easter eggs and references from episode 5 of HBO’s series

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HBO's Watchmen series has become fertile ground for references to the comic that inspired it and the alternate history it chronicles. Here are some of the key elements from episode 5. Home Theater Movies & TV HBO Watchmen watchmen explained

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Watchmen, explained: Easter eggs and references from episode 6 of HBO’s series

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HBO's Watchmen series has become fertile ground for references to the comic that inspired it and the alternate history it chronicles. Here are some of the key elements from episode 6. Home Theater Movies & TV HBO Watchmen watchmen explained

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Watchmen, explained: Easter eggs and references from episode 9 of HBO’s series

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HBO's Watchmen series has been fertile ground for compelling mysteries and references to the comic and alternate history that inspired the show. Here are some of the key elements from episode 9, the season finale. Home Theater Movies & TV HBO Watchmen watchmen explained

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Watchmen, explained: Easter eggs and references from episode 3 of HBO’s series

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HBO's Watchmen series has become fertile ground for references to the comic that inspired it and the alternate history it chronicles. Here are some of the key elements from episode 3. Home Theater Movies & TV News HBO Watchmen

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Watchmen, explained: Easter eggs and references from episode 7 of HBO’s series

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HBO's Watchmen series has become fertile ground for compelling mysteries and references to the comic and alternate history that inspired the show. Here are some of the key elements from episode 7. Home Theater Movies & TV HBO Watchmen watchmen explained

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High Res Intel Project Alloy Photos Glimpse IPD Adjustment, Sensors, and More

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Since announcing Project Alloy, a self-contained VR headset reference platform built with RealSense technology, Intel has released high resolution renders of the device providing an up close view of ports, buttons, and sensors. Intel announced Project Alloy last month as an “open hardware platform,” a reference device which could form the basis of headsets created by other headset makers.

In response to BuzzFeed News’s statement that it will now primarily refer to QAnon as a “collective

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In response to BuzzFeed News’s statement that it will now primarily refer to QAnon as a “collective delusion” instead of a “conspiracy theory,” the Gizmodo Copy Desk is making the decision to call QAnon “the future of the GOP.”

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