Tag: VR

Oculus forces Virtual Desktop to stop streaming SteamVR apps to Quest

Less than a month after releasing the standalone VR headset Quest, Oculus is already hobbling one of its most appealing abilities, developer Guy Godin told users on Reddit: low-latency wireless streaming of SteamVR content from a PC to the headset. The feature was included in Godin’s app Virtual Desktop, but Oculus apparently told him to remove […]

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Vive Cosmos gets vague release date as HTC offers development guidance

HTC’s Vive Cosmos has remained enigmatic ever since its name leaked in a trademark filing last year, and despite a somewhat perplexing unveiling at CES in January. Now the VR headset has a general release date — the “Q3 timeframe” — as HTC is offering guidance to help developers ready existing titles for the impending […]

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Black Mirror’s ‘Striking Vipers’ is a Skin-Deep Exploration of VR Sex

Black Mirror‘s “Striking Vipers” opens at the bar, where Danny (Anthony Mackie) roleplays picking up his girlfriend Theo (Nicole Beharie) for the first time. She’s coy and feigning indifference, as he pretends to introduce himself and offers to buy her a drink. The jig is up when his best friend Karl (Abdul-Mateen II) rolls through […]

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What Oculus Quest nails and misses: Hardware, software, and pricing

Several days after purchasing an Oculus Quest, I shared my early experiences here, noting that I was on the fine edge of returning the standalone VR headset due to high hardware and software prices. After an additional week of testing, including more exploration of the launch library, I’ve reached a conclusion. While I’m excited about Quest as […]

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Ultrahaptics acquires AR/VR pioneer Leap Motion for only $30 million

Leap Motion publicly established itself as a pioneer in VR hand-tracking controls and DIY augmented reality gear, but reportedly didn’t generate much revenue — one reason its valuation sank from $300 to $30 million as it entertained buyout offers from companies including Apple. Today, U.K.-based Ultrahaptics partially confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that it’s acquiring Leap Motion, […]

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Volvo to Implement ‘Mixed-reality’ Development Tool

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Oculus Quest brings your real-world motion into VR. Here’s what that’s like.

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg had an Oprah moment at the Facebook developers’ conference—he gave everyone an Oculus Go, a standalone VR headset that starts at $199. Fast forward a year later, and a new virtual reality device is now up for presale. It’s the Oculus Quest, and the marquee feature that differentiates it from the […]

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