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Palmer Luckey reveals more Rift details in AMA

Yesterday’s launch of Oculus Rift Pre-Orders was rather manic, with thousands or perhaps even tens of thousands of people trying to buy the headset, despite it coming in at around double the expected cost. To answer some people’s concerns and others’ hopes for the future, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took …

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Oculus Rift goes on sale for £530

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now available for pre-order, priced at $600 (£530 inc. shipping the UK). This is vastly more than the originally projected $300-$350 cost for the consumer head mounted display (HMD), but we were warned previously by Palmer Luckey and several others involved in its …

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The DAQRI Augmented Reality headset debuts at CES

Altering reality is perhaps the biggest theme of the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but it’s not all about HTC and Oculus, as DAQRI has come up with an AR device of its own, powered by an Intel processor, RealSense 3D camera, and the ability to overlays schematics and blueprints …

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NASA showed up at CES… with VR gear

NASA has been making a splash at this year’s CES, but not by showing off technological developments like crew capsules or rocket engines, but with virtual reality. The American space agency brought along a number of VR and AR headsets and is using them to give the public an experience …

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Oculus Rift to come with DK1-style carry case

The commercial release of virtual reality hardware is closer than ever before and with the announcement of Oculus Rift CV1 pre-orders opening up on 6th January, the hype train is hitting maximum speed. To help fan the flames of its boiler, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey announced that much like the …

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HTC’s Viveport VR app platform launched

HTC’s Viveport online store for virtual reality games, experiences and applications was learned about in mid-December through some investigative digging from fans, but it now looks to be available. Although there are no apps listed of yet, the system itself appears to be up and running, with libraries for purchased …

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ASUS and Gigabyte may launch own VR headsets in 2016

Internal component, system and peripheral manufacturers, ASUS and Gigabyte, are working on their own takes on virtual reality headsets according to a new report. Expected to debut in 2016, the headsets will come from ASUS internal developments we’re told, while Gigabyte’s will come out of a partnership it has with Chinese …

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Commercial HTC Vive hardware/devkit 2 spotted in leak

In a leak on the HTC website, excited virtual reality fans have discovered the final, commercial version of the HTC Vive headset. It looks quite similar to the original, with a few noteworthy changes, but it’s the controllers that really look different. Overall though, everything is just much more polished, …

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Mozilla releases A-Frame making VR web developing easy

As much as the idea of walking around websites, rather than interacting with them on a 2D display might seem like a relic  from a ’90s future-tech story (anyone remember Net Force?) it’s actually something that some are already experimenting with. It’s hard though, so Mozilla has developed a technique …

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HTV Vive is the VR must see at Multiplay i56

Although Oculus is the darling of the virtual reality world, HTC’s Vive headset has been making waves since it started shipping out to developers who wanted to build games and experiences for its commercial release. However the general public have had a chance to play around with the headset and …

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