Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).”

Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus

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The latest edition of Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset promises better visuals and a more comfortable fit. For assistance interacting with the real-world while in headset, Samsung has turned the Odyssey Plus controllers into mixed reality flashlights of sorts. Image Credit: Samsung.

New Samsung Odyssey+ Headset Revealed in FCC Documents

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Samsung appears to be developing a followup to its Odyssey VR headset which launched late last year. A ‘Samsung HMD Odyssey+’ sporting a new model number has appeared in FCC documentation, suggesting that the device is nearing a launch-ready state.

Get Samsung Odyssey+ For Just $299 Starting Today – 40% Off Black Friday Sale

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Samsung is offering an incredible early Black Friday deal starting today — its Odyssey+ high end PC VR headset for just $299. The Odyssey+ is a new refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in November of last year.

Samsung Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera

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Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. Costing over $10K, the Samsung Round 360 boasts high-quality 3D 360-degree video captured via its 17-lens array.

Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’

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Taeyong Kim, VP of Samsung Electronics and Head of Graphics R&D, took the stage last month at the company’s annual developer conference to talk a little bit about the future of VR for the company.

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.

Samsung Introduces Pro-focused ‘360 Round’ Camera for 4K 3D Livestreaming

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Announced at the Samsung Developer conference last week, the 360 Round is the company’s new camera for creating and streaming 4K 3D content. One-step stitching and control software, provided by Samsung, allows for 3D 360 livestreaming up to a claimed 4,096 × 2,048 at 30 FPS per eye.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller —Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve.

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

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SID Display Week played host to a number of big names in display technology showing off their respective high pixel density VR panels. As opposed to Samsung’s display, attendees were treated to a moving scene.

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

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Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Image Credit: Samsung.

Report: Samsung Working On Wireless AR/VR Headset With Microsoft

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It sounds like Samsung is working on a new headset that will utilize both virtual and augmented reality technology. That is according to the Korea Times , which cites a Samsung official familiar with the company’s plans. Last year, Samsung released the Odyssey PC VR headset under Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ banner, which was easily the best of the five headsets featured in that line. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News samsung

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and revealed the Gear VR Controller that lets you interact with VR games and experiences. The post Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller appeared first on VRScout.

Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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Without explicitly announcing a new specific product, Samsung quietly implied that they may be developing a new standalone mobile VR HMD during a session during their developer conference last month. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers.

VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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The collective includes Google, HTC Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Tagged with: acer , Collective , google , htc vive , industry , oculus , samsung , sony , virtual reality.

Samsung Filed A Patent For Magnetic VR Hand Controllers

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Today we learned that Samsung, the creators of the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset, filed a patent in late December of last year for magnetic VR hand controllers. ” I’m no expert on the inner workings of VR technology, but it sounds similar to me in concept to how the STEM System’s Sixense controllers work — although their current status remains a bit of a mystery. Concept image from Samsung’s magnetic VR controller patent.

5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It]

Samsung Opening Two-Story ‘Experience Store’ In Canada

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Toronto will soon be home to Samsung’s sixth and largest immersive retail store. Set to open this summer at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Samsung’s “Experience Store” will be its biggest yet featuring 21,000 square feet of mobile technology spread across two jam-packed floors.

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Samsung Starts Creator Program To Spur VR Software Development

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As its virtual reality technology continues to gain popularity, Samsung today launched a program aimed at encouraging development of VR content. Called The post Samsung Starts Creator Program To Spur VR Software Development appeared first on UploadVR.

Samsung and Vice Partner for Syrian War VR Documentary

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VICELAND and Samsung are bringing us to the center of the Syrian war with their new documentary, titled The White Helmets , a part of a new project for the Beyond the Frame series. Samsung has always been a champion of VR and 360-degree technology to evolve storytelling.

‘Invsible’ From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Arrives On Samsung VR

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As virtual reality grows, visual experiences tailored toward the technology’s unique level of immersion become more and more commonplace. Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms.

Samsung Unveils VR Motion Controller And New Gear 360 Camera

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One of Samsung’s biggest annual events, Samsung Unpacked , took place earlier today in NYC where live attendees and online spectators saw the debut of Samsung’s latest mobile effort, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung Gear 360 Camera 2.0.

Samsung’s VR Live Pass Will Let You Watch ‘X Games’ and Live Nation Events in 360

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VR Live Pass, Samsung’s 360-degree video livestream partnership for Gear VR, continues in July with live coverage of the X Games Minneapolis. Samsung is offering unique access to live events this summer free for all Gear VR users, which began with the recent UFC 212 bout in Rio de Janeiro.

SteamVR Tracking Could Be 2017’s Most Important VR Technology

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5 million Gear VRs sold is a major milestone for Facebook and Samsung, as is $3 million in sales for Job Simulator , a best-selling room-scale game. Not many realize, however, just how dramatically Valve’s SteamVR Tracking technology could impact the industry over the next few months.

Samsung Launches Six Indie VR Projects

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Six indie VR projects are now available on the Samsung VR Video service via the Oculus store. The debut episodes are the product of a new program from Samsung looking to fund indie filmmakers while encouraging them to use the 360 Round — a high-end VR camera from Samsung that sells for more than $10,000. The program from Samsung includes a grant and a camera loan. Tagged with: samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More. VR VR Industry News samsung

Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds

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In a bid to make VR content more social, Samsung brought its Hypercube installation to Reading Festival. Those long queues were efficiently managed by a friendly team in Samsung t-shirts, who briefed everyone as they waited for their turn.

Review: Samsung Odyssey Sits Among The Best VR Headsets

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Late last year Microsoft’s partners unleashed a collection of headsets powered by the company’s tracking technology. Leading the pack with a superior resolution is Samsung’s Odyssey, which sports the same resolution (1440×1600 per eye) as the yet-to-be-released Vive Pro. Combined with that increased resolution from Samsung’s OLEDs, it all makes a big difference in presenting Odyssey as more of a complete package. Reviews odyssey samsung

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

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Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. Since launching back in 2012, the C-Lab initiative has been hard at work developing industry-changing technology that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with virtual and augmented reality.

‘Invisible’ From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Arrives On Samsung VR

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As virtual reality grows, visual experiences tailored toward the technology’s unique level of immersion become more and more commonplace. Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms.

Apple Developing MicroLED Technology in California

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Apple’s obvious goal could be to supplement and eventually replace Samsung as the supplier of their screens. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning. Then the technology can give VR/AR a much-needed technology boost. Related: MicroLED Technology Explained

Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing.

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Take A Ride In Santa’s Sleigh With This Samsung VR Experience

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Created in collaboration with Samsung and Here Be Dragons, you strap on a Gear VR headset and take a sleigh ride atop pneumatic seats. The sleigh ride is part of Samsung’s larger “Gift of Galaxy” holiday campaign that focuses on family coming together and sharing special moments.

ZeniMax Files Complaint Against Samsung For Powering Gear VR With Oculus

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Following the $500 million verdict that ZeniMax Media achieved in its case against Facebook-owned VR company, Oculus, ZeniMax (plaintiff) has officially filed a new complaint with a demand for a jury trial against Samsung (defendant). ” The complaint goes on to say that “Samsung has used, and continues to utilize, ZeniMax’s VR technology (or derivatives thereof) that was misappropriated by Oculus.”

Samsung’s Facesense Recognizes Facial Expressions For VR Navigation

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Samsung’s experimental Facesense is a new attempt at changing the game, harnessing the power of our facial expression for hands-free VR interaction. April 14th – 15th at the VRLA Expo, Samsung showed a new creation from their C-Lab division. We tried the technology at VRLA briefly and it was a very early concept. It could also serve as an option for those that cannot use VR controllers, opening up accessibility to virtual technology in a big way.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. Users are excited to finally experience really good VR, and we expect the technology to continue to evolve for a long time.

Samsung Odyssey’s OLED Display Stands Out Among Windows VR Headsets

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Samsung’s VR headset for Windows 10 — the Odyssey — is equipped with OLED display panels. We saw the headset leaked recently but now a page on Microsoft’s store was noted on Reddit that reveals the Samsung headset is priced around $500 with motion controllers included and Nov. As we understand it both types of displays used in the new wave of VR headsets powered by Microsoft’s tracking technology are essentially low-persistence.

Samsung and Six Flags Re-up Collaboration with New VR Coasters Combining ‘Mixed Reality’ and ‘Complex Gameplay’

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation—which runs theme park properties across the americas—and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. This mixed reality technology is truly groundbreaking and like nothing our guests have ever experienced. News Samsung VR Theme Park gear vr samsung Six Flags

Makeup Tutorials: Now in VR via NYX and Samsung Gear VR

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Shop for makeup like never before with this team up from NYX and Samsung Gear VR. Shoppers choose an influencer based on which look they are going for, fill out a quick survey about their skin type and beauty habits, and jump right into the tutorial using the Samsung Gear VR.

Samsung Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give.

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Samsung Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give Mobile VR a Big Boost With the recent introduction of Google Daydream , the mobile VR space is heating up. Now a new acquisition from Samsung could help to power even more immersive VR on smartphones.

What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies

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Now, let’s consider the key takeaways related to AR, VR and 360 ° content and review how they will influence the mass market adoption of those immersive technologies. ” It helped putting Giroptic on the map, but for a lot of people it also brought more awareness of 360 ° technologies.

Korean Patent Shows Samsung Gear VR with Positional, Face and Eye Tracking

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The Samsung Gear VR is one of the most successful virtual reality headsets of all time when it comes to pure numbers. According to at least one objective analysis , the Samsung and Oculus-developed device is projected to sell upward of 2 million units by the end of this year. Earlier this year, Samsung released its latest version of the smartphone powered VR HMD and, according to a recent patent, an even more advanced version may be on its way.

Intel to Buy Imagination Technologies or AMD’s RTG?

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More recently, AMD spun off its engineering teams under the Radeon Technologies Group, which is lead by Raja Koduri. Acquiring Imagination Technologies. Imagination Technologies is a company close to Intel, and the Santa Clara giant already owned a 5% stake in the company.

BuzzFeed and NowThis have partnered with Samsung as part of a.

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BuzzFeed and NowThis have partnered with Samsung as part of a joint effort to deliver more interactive storytelling and snackable content for audiences using virtual reality (VR). BuzzFeed NowThis Samsung VR gear 360