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Tuesday, 18 February, 2020 UTC

JDI announces LCD screens made specifically for VR headsets

Virtual reality head-mounted displays, at least the ones not powered by smartphones, aren’t that easy to make, which is partly why dedicated HMDs are far and few in between, not to mention expensive. In addition to the variety of sensors and cameras required ... more - slashgear

Monday, 17 February, 2020 UTC

Apple Quick Look could let you buy furniture in the AR app directly

Although it has repeatedly and publicly professed its preference over virtual reality, Apple has yet to capitalize on augmented reality in a big and long-lasting way. Sure, its ARKit framework has useful applications, perhaps outnumbering Google’s equivalent ... more - slashgear

Friday, 14 February, 2020 UTC

Sony may have a PlayStation VR headset for PS5 in the works

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is coming up later this year, and with its release comes the question of what’s next for PlayStation VR. Sony launched the VR headset this generation as an extension of the PlayStation 4, and the headset seems to have enjoyed some ... more - slashgear

Friday, 14 February, 2020 UTC

Chrome 81 is shaping up to be an AR-packed release

Web browsers today are a far cry from the early days of the Internet. It is possible, though not really advisable, to even run operating systems in them, if not be an operating system itself. Web technologies have opened up worlds of new experiences and ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 13 February, 2020 UTC

AR Quick Look update tips next moves for iPhone Pro

The near-future for the iPhone has a definite AR component to it – much as expected starting several years ago. The update for what Apple calls “Quick Look” in Augmented Reality has finally reached a point at which the placing of objects in the mixed-reality ... more - slashgear

Monday, 10 February, 2020 UTC

Space Channel 5 VR launches later this month

Space Channel 5 is a game series we haven’t heard from in a long time, but it’s about to get a revival on PlayStation VR. Today, Sega announced the release date for Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!, which will be launching on PS VR at the end ... more - slashgear

Friday, 7 February, 2020 UTC

Shiny Pokemon GO Sinnoh and Valentine’s: Chansey, Riolu, Happiny, Hippopotas!

Today we’re taking a peek at the latest event that’ll come to Pokemon GO in the very near future – the Sinnoh Region event, and Valentine’s Day! This event takes place at around the same time every year, bringing with it heart-shaped Pokemon or otherwise ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 UTC

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 now available for direct purchase

Google’s first attempt at a “pseudo AR” eyewear may have been too far ahead of its time. Google Glass as a consumer and even an educational product flopped because of limited practical value, price, and privacy concerns. Thanks to a resurgence of interest ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020 UTC

Valve Index got a major sales boost from Half-Life: Alyx

Late last year, Valve announced Half-Life: Alyx, which constituted something of a risk on the company’s part. By the time it releases, Half-Life: Alyx will be the first game in the beloved Half-Life series in nearly 13 years, and in making Alyx a VR game, ... more - slashgear

Monday, 27 January, 2020 UTC

Samsung Odyssey VR headset patent sounds more powerful, looks alien

Some people get bug-eyed after experiencing virtual reality for the first time. If Samsung’s next head-mounted display is anything like this patent, it will make them literally bug-eyed. A patent for what seems to be a successor to the company’s HMD Odyssey ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 22 January, 2020 UTC

Oculus Go exits business platform pushing Quest further into the foreground

Oculus can perhaps be credited for having revitalized and popularized what was, until recently, simply thought of as a technological experiment. After the Oculus Rift, the now Facebook-owned company launched other VR devices, including ones that don’t ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 UTC

Lenovo VR Classroom 2 soldiers on without Google Daydream

Virtual reality, more than its cousin augmented reality, is often seen as an entertainment platform. Save for a few notable exceptions, most of the experiences available on VR platforms today revolve around games and multimedia. There are, of course, ... more - slashgear

Friday, 17 January, 2020 UTC

Oculus Go gets a permanent price cut

If you’re interested in checking out the Oculus Go but you’ve held off on buying one thus far, it looks like your patience has paid off. Facebook and Oculus have cut the price of the Go, bringing it down to a starting price of $149. This is a permanent ... more - slashgear

Friday, 17 January, 2020 UTC

Iron Man VR pushed back to spring, capping off a week of big game delays

Another day, another delay: Iron Man VR, an upcoming title exclusive to the PlayStation VR (and by extension, the PlayStation 4), has been hit with a delay. Developer Camouflaj Games announced the delay today on Twitter, saying that the decision was made ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 16 January, 2020 UTC

This Mojo Vision smart contact lens is straight out of sci-fi

Smart contact lenses that grant the wearer night vision as well as act as a private, super-discreet interface for your digital life could be coming to your eyeball, if startup Mojo Vision has its way. The company has clawed its way from stealth to reveal ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 UTC

Valve Index just sold out thanks to Half-Life: Alyx (VR)

Half-Life: Alyx – the first Half-Life game we’ve seen in more than a decade and the flagship title for Valve’s Index VR headset – is on the horizon. It was revealed back in November with a March release date, and it seems to have people excited right ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 UTC

macOS Pro Mode could make MacBook Pros more gaming-worthy

For generations, MacBooks have been seen as a status symbol, used by both casual computer users and professionals alike. One class of users that have not exactly taken to Apple’s notebooks are gamers. For one, the number of high-profile titles for Mac ... more - slashgear

Saturday, 11 January, 2020 UTC

Apple will replace some iPhone XS and XR Smart Battery Cases

Apple has announced that due to ‘charging issues,’ it will replace some Smart Battery Cases made for the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS / XS Max models. There are two particular behaviors these faulty cases may experience that potentially make them eligible ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 9 January, 2020 UTC

Panasonic VR glasses are a steampunk dream for 5G

Panasonic HDR-capable UHD VR glasses shown this week at CES 2020 showed the world that such devices needn’t look like a boxy nightmare. Where the first several generations of VR headset from companies like Oculus and HTC brought about a new sort of design ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 UTC

NEON’s vision of artificial humans has Samsung’s backing but no clear purpose

NEON is an artificial intelligence project, aka “artificial human” project from a Samsung-backed group called STAR Labs. This is not the same as S.T.A.R. Labs from DC Comics, and the artificial human isn’t an android. Instead, it’s more like a chat bot. ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 UTC

Insta360 ONE R is a modular action cam with interchangeable lens mods

360-degree videos have become fashionable these days, even without the virtual reality factor, because of how they enable recording everything for manual editing and cutting later. Due to size constraints, sensors in most 360 cameras are often less than ... more - slashgear

Monday, 6 January, 2020 UTC

Audi AI:ME autonomous EV concept has VR and a surprise inside

CES wouldn’t be CES without a glittering autonomous car concept hitting the Las Vegas strip, and for 2020 it’s the turn of the Audi AI:ME to ditch the driver. Billed as the “third living space,” the self-piloted e-tron electric hatchback is a prototype ... more - slashgear

Sunday, 5 January, 2020 UTC

Charmin puts VR on a toilet, Smells on a sensor, TP on a robot

Charmin has a set of three conceptual designs for CES 2020, including a toilet paper-retrieving robot, a smell sensor, and a VR experience for the WC. Before we go too much further, it’s important to note, here, that Charmin has expressed that these items ... more - slashgear

Friday, 27 December, 2019 UTC

Teslasuit Gloves try to make you feel VR objects like they were real

As fancy as virtual reality or even augmented reality may sound like, the illusion of these synthetic worlds breaks down easily. Even when you’re not aiming for reality like in VR, the lack of intuitive manual controls much less convincing haptic feedback ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 26 December, 2019 UTC

OPPO rolls up Q3 best-selling phone list after Apple, Samsung

The top-selling phones for the third quarter of the year, 2019, includes a short list of top brands. A couple of these brands you’ll expect – Apple and Samsung have been the biggest smartphone brands for unit sales for quite a few years. But after Apple’s ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 UTC

Facebook is building an Android replacement for future hardware

Facebook is building its own Android alternative, with an in-house team cooking up a replacement to the OS that will leave future VR, smart home, and other products less reliant on Google. Currently, products like Oculus Quest, the standalone virtual ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 UTC

Pokemon cards now bought/sold on product stock market StockX

Pokemon cards are now being sold on StockX. StockX is an auction/sales site that goes the extra mile when it comes to authenticating the source of a wide variety of items, centering on sneakers, artwork, and other highly sought-after representations of ... more - slashgear