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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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.

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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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DigiLens Design v1: A Reference For Modern Standalone AR Glasses

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DigiLens Design v1 is a modular reference design for standalone AR glasses, powered by the same XR2 chip used in Oculus Quest 2. Back in February Qualcomm itself showed off a reference design for an XR1-powered AR viewer which connects via USB-C to high end Android smartphones.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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

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 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.

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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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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Qualcomm Reveals AR Viewer Reference Design Based On XR1

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Qualcomm announced a reference design for what it calls an “AR Smart Viewer” meant to enable manufacturers to build on the idea more quickly. Qualcomm developers a number of reference designs that showcase some of the potential of devices built around its chips.

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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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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.

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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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 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.

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.

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: 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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

All the horror movie references in Netflix's 'Fear Street' trilogy

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Stine's beloved teen horror books, but it makes more than a few references to classic horror films — Netflix even opened its own totally '90s pop-up video stores to promote the series. There's a fair few Stephen King references in the films too.

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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This pose reference tool will fit into any artist's arsenal

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JustSketchMe is a digital tool for artists who need flexible figures for sketching references. When you need a reference, select a figure and tailor it with basic features like height and build. TL;DR: Get the hang of 3D modeling and drawing with JustSketchMe.

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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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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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