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Stereolabs brings position tracking to mobile VR using its Zed camera pair

Adding to the cost and complexity of VR has been the need for fixed external sensors to enable positional tracking.3D imaging pioneer Stereolabs is aiming to change that, by enabling full position tracking — at human-scale, room-scale, and beyond — using its ZED stereo camera and a lot of Nvidia GPU horsepower.

Oculus silently reverses course on its DRM strategy, removes lockouts from Oculus Store

Last month, Oculus rolled out a DRM solution as part of the Oculus Store’s software.The purpose of the patch was to make it impossible to play Oculus Store games on headsets like HTC’s Vive, even if the games in question were legally purchased.

Oculus clears its backlog, all Rifts to ship within 2-4 days

Oculus clears its backlog, all Rifts to ship within 2-4 days All Rift pre-orders have now shipped, and new Rift orders from Oculus.In addition, our demo space will expand at Best Buy to more than 500 US stores now through the fall.

HTC launches the HTC Desire 628 in partnership with JB HI-FI

HTC launches the HTC Desire 628 in partnership with JB HI-FI Launched as an unlocked smartphone in partnership with JB HI-FI, the HTC Desire 628 delivers more of what consumers love, setting a new standard in the mid-range category.With consumers seeking a full range of smartphones at a variety of price points, the HTC Desire 628 delivers extraordinary value for consumers seeking a powerful proposition at an affordable price.

Brexit is driving up the cost of the HTC Vive in the UK

Brexit is driving up the cost of the HTC Vive in the UK Due to recent currency valuation changes and the current value of the GBP we are adjusting the price of the HTC Vive in the UK to £759 + P&P.The adjustment will come into effect on Monday 1st August.

Intel announces Project Alloy, a standalone ‘merged reality’ VR headset

Intel announces Project Alloy, a standalone ‘merged reality’ VR headset At IDF, Intel demonstrated its own solution to a mixed reality device — a combination AR/VR headset that’s completely self-contained with its own CPU, battery, and processor, with integrated cameras and a ‘merged’ reality mode.Merged reality appears to be synonymous with Microsoft’s mixed reality mode and the two companies are collaborating on hardware and software.

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear A recent survey by the UBM Game Network, which runs the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference, GDC, and Gamasutra.com polled VR developers on their preferred platforms, game development plans, and long-term confidence in the medium.

New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy

New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy Ever since Facebook bought Oculus several years ago, there’s been fears that the social media company would begin requiring mandatory Facebook integration or would otherwise hijack the VR headset in some way.Once you sign in via Facebook, all of your friends who own a Rift are automatically populated into your Oculus friends list.

Oculus unveils AMD-powered $500 VR-capable PCs, debuts new asynchronous spacewarp technology

Oculus unveils AMD-powered $500 VR-capable PCs, debuts new asynchronous spacewarp technology When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 system running a GTX 970.Earlier this year, Oculus introduced a feature supported by both AMD and Nvidia known as asynchronous timewarp.

Oculus debuts new touch controllers at $199, initial reviews are positive

Oculus debuts new touch controllers at $199, initial reviews are positive Ever since the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive debuted, the Vive has had one significant feature that the Rift lacked: handheld controls.The Touch controllers can sense how hard you push a button, not just whether you push it, and can tailor what happens in-game accordingly.

Steam survey suggests VR adoption has skidded to a halt

Steam survey suggests VR adoption has skidded to a halt 8%, Oculus Rift 30.22%, Oculus Rift DK2 9.

With Arcade Saga, HTC's Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming

With Arcade Saga, HTC's Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming Somehow playing VR games with an Xbox controller seems wrong.Now, HTC has put them all together in a compelling new title called Arcade Saga, the first from the company’s newly formed Vive Studios unit.

HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US

HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US The changes come as the company’s 2016 flagship, the HTC 10 has failed to sell in significant numbers.The unfortunate thing is that the HTC 10 isn’t a bad phone.

HTC U Ultra drops the headphone jack and picks up a secondary display

HTC U Ultra drops the headphone jack and picks up a secondary display The last few years have not been kind to HTC, but it’s looking to shake things up in 2017 with the HTC U Ultra.The striking thing about the the U Ultra is how different it is from what HTC has been doing recently.

Leaked screenshot shows HTC 11 may have 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835

Leaked screenshot shows HTC 11 may have 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835 The HTC 10 was the company’s best handset yet, but that doesn’t mean HTC has been resting since its release — in fact, work is well underway on the development of what many assume will be called the HTC 11.But what will the HTC 11 look like?

Win over your loved one this Valentine’s Day with HTC’s phone discounts

Win over your loved one this Valentine’s Day with HTC’s phone discounts The week-long promotion centers around three HTC smartphones: the One M9, One A9, and HTC 10.The One M9 receives the deepest discount, as the phone goes from its original $650 price tag to $400.

HTC smartphone VR headset coming by end of the year

HTC smartphone VR headset coming by end of the year Looking to offer an analog to the Gear VR headset and some of the emerging mobile virtual reality solutions, HTC has announced that it will introduce a mobile VR headset by the end of 2017.Designed to work with the company’s upcoming high-end smartphone, the U Ultra, it may also end up supporting other mobile VR products before the end of the year.

HTC announces another big loss, plans to ditch cheap phones

HTC announces another big loss, plans to ditch cheap phones After lagging sales and a loss of direction, HTC says it’s going to drop the cheap phones from its 2017 lineup.This is merely a way to keep cash coming in as HTC plans its next move.

HTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017

HTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017 Chang described the market as “ultra-competitive,” a factor she blamed on the company’s failure to turn a profit this quarter.More: HTC smartphone VR headset coming by end of the year HTC says it’s going to drop cheap phones from its 2017 lineup.

HTC Vive bundle comes with two extra free games until the end of March

HTC Vive bundle comes with two extra free games until the end of March If purchased before then, the bundle will come with two additional games, Richie’s Plank Experience and Everest VR, making for a total of four for new owners.The new additions offer two similarly vertigo-inducing experiences, but are rather different in execution.