Niantic Reveals Snapdragon AR2-powered Headset Reference Design for Outdoor Use

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Now the company has revealed that it’s been working with Qualcomm on a reference AR headset based on the Snapdragon AR2 platform. Niantic has been quietly developing a sleek reference design for what the company is calling an “outdoor AR headset.”

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Qualcomm’s Latest AR Glasses Reference Design Drops the Tether, Keeps the Compute

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Qualcomm has revealed its latest AR glasses reference design, which it offers up to other companies as a blueprint for building their own AR devices. ” Beyond the extra wireless tech, the company says the latest design is 40% thinner than its previous reference design.

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Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

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Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing.

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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. Today the company revealed its latest VR and AR headset reference designs which now include the company’s powerful new Snapdragon XR2 chip.

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Oculus Quest Pro Reference Hidden in Latest Software, Mentions Face & Eye Tracking

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The v32 firmware release for Oculus Quest last month ostensibly confirms that the company is moving forward with the device, as it contains hidden reference to an “Oculus Quest Pro” headset along with text mentioning both eye and face-tracking.

KEF’s Reference, Blade speakers updated with metamaterials

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Home Theater KEF KEF Blade KEF Reference wired speakersKEF promises these new versions of its speakers will have even better sound quality thanks to the use of Metamaterial Absorption Technology.

Xbox Error Message Refers to VR Headset, Microsoft Says VR Still Not a Focus for Console

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The post Xbox Error Message Refers to VR Headset, Microsoft Says VR Still Not a Focus for Console appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

DisplayLink Showing 60GHz Wireless Adapter Reference Design for Oculus Rift

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Connectivity company DisplayLink is showing a reference design for a 60GHz Oculus Rift wireless adapter at CES 2019. DisplayLink created the DisplayLink XR wireless adapter reference design that would go on to become the Vive Wireless Adapter. Now the company is showing off a Rift-compatible version of the adapter, both as a proof of concept and a reference design that could be the foundation for another company to further develop into a retail product.

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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.

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Klipsch’s latest Reference speakers promise better sound with less distortion

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Klipsch's flagship speaker lines, the Reference and Reference Premiere, have been given new features and new designs for 2022. Home Theater News Floor-standing speakers hi-fi speakers home theater speakers Klipsch wired speakers

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.

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.

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.

AMD reverses course, will keep making Radeon reference designs

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AMD's decision to continue making Radeon RX 6000 reference cards will appeal to enthusiast gamers and those looking to adopt a liquid-cooled GPU. Computing News AMD GPU RADEON Radeon RX 6000

Qualcomm: Latest XR2 Reference Design For AR Glasses Cuts The Cord

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Qualcomm showed a new reference design for AR glasses with the XR2 chipset handling a wireless connection to a nearby phone, PC, or processing puck. Qualcomm revealed a reference design for a VR headset based on XR2 back in 2020.

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.

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.

Oculus Quest Pro Reference Hidden in Latest Software, Mentions Face & Eye Tracking

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Oculus Quest Professional Reference Hidden in Most up-to-date Computer software, Mentions Facial area & Eye Tracking Check out Reddit by Thud2 – Watch Resource. Articles amp Eye Face Hidden Latest Mentions Oculus Pro Quest Reference Software tracking

Fortnite: How to join the Refer a Friend program

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This could be the perfect way to bring your friends back to the game and earn cool stuff. Here's how you can join, plus the rewards you can earn in Fortnite. Gaming Guides battle royale Fortnite Fortnite Battle Royale Fortnite Guides how-to guide

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.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Teases Season 2 With 15 Seconds of Nerdy, Nerdy References

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The best bits of Star Trek: Lower Decks ’ first season weren’t necessarily its love-letter references to decades of Trek history. The arc its ragtag ensigns went on celebrated what a weird, wonderful, hopeful world Star Trek has, through the eyes of people in that world who love it.

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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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India Asks Social Media Platforms to Take Down References to 'Indian Variant' of Coronavirus: Report

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India’s information technology ministry has reportedly sent notices to social media platforms asking them to censor content that refers to an “Indian variant” of the coronavirus.

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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.

Qualcomm Reveals Reference Design For Eye-Tracked Standalone VR Headset

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TikTok Bans Videos on ‘Devious Licks’ of School Property, Which Apparently Refers to Stealing Things

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TikTok’s latest ban on “devious licks” videos really brought out my inner Old. Considering the crazy things the Youth and others do on TikTok nowadays, I sincerely thought the kids were out licking things in a pandemic, which is both alarming and gross.

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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.

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

Niantic Built An Outdoor AR Development Kit Headset With Snapdragon AR2

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Pokémon GO maker Niantic built a reference design AR headset using Qualcomm’s latest chips. Neither Niantic nor Qualcomm mentioned what device is actually running the apps on this reference design headset, but a large controller is visible in the trailer.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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