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Microsoft is partnering with Facebook subsidiary Oculus by providing a bundled Xbox One controller with each Rift as well as Xbox One game streaming and Windows 10 support.
Oculus is holding a special event in just a few minutes, discussing the Rift, VR technology in general and the future of this emerging field. You can watch the event live right here.
One unique device we saw at SXSW was a VR headset that not only tracked your head movement, but also your eyes, knowing exactly what you were looking at. The Kickstarter is available now.
The Microsoft HoloLens is the most futuristic virtual/augmented reality device on the market but how do you create content for the next-generation device? Why, with a holographic TV studio of course!!
Irides is Microsoft's technology that can improve virtual reality displays, like the Oculus Rift, and deliver higher-end graphics alongside low latency for a better user experience.
HoloLens, the mixed reality headset from Microsoft, seems to have piqued the interest of Samsung as the Korean company is reportedly seeking a partnership opportunity with the Redmond giant.
Microsoft is serious about VR and it's not ignoring the likes of Oculus Rift. The company is developing Irides, a project that allows for higher quality and lower latency on VR headsets.
The consumer version of the Oculus Rift finally has a firm launch date: the company says it will be available in Q1 2016, and promises further info on specs and new VR games "in the weeks ahead".
Microsoft has updated its HoloLens website with the 10 most popular questions for the augmented reality device, including what kind of apps will work on the upcoming platform.
Insiders claim Nokia is looking to launch new smartphones next year and get into new markets as well, such as virtual reality. Though the company will only design the products, not build them.
There's a lot of excitement about virtual reality, but could the first breakout application be VR porn? At SXSW, it's thought that porn will become a multi-billion dollar application within a year.
Mainstream virtual reality is just on the horizon, but until then, it's beginning to be used as a tool in sports to help athletes train as well as learn from their mistakes during matches.
Valve programmer Jeep Barnett says that a lot of game franchises are being tested with the company's new headset developed in collaboration with HTC, one of these includes Half Life.
HTC has finally revealed the VR headset they had been working on with Valve; called HTC Vive, it promises to offer a "full room-scale" experience, and developers will get to play with it at GDC 2015.
Half-Life 3D confirmed? Not quite, but the company behind Steam is ready to unveil its VR project that its been working on for the past few years. We'll also see new controllers and devices.
Facebook has given us a hint as to where it sees VR technology going in the near future. The company is already creating apps and testing scenarios that might soon become commonplace.
At Microsoft's Windows 10 event this week, I got a chance to try out the new HoloLens and the experiences highlights the future of computing by breaking free of the conventional for the inspirational.
Microsoft has just unveiled Windows Holographics, a system for creating "holograms" by using an AR headset which allows a system to overlay a virtual reality over our physical reality.
Osterhout Design Group is a small military-focused technology company that is looking unveil their own augmented glasses for consumers along with Sony, Samsung, Oculus, and others at CES 2015.
Zeiss has launched its VR One virtual reality headset today. The headset is designed to be open to any Android or iOS smartphone between 4.7 and 5.2-inches and costs only $99. What does it offer?
A proof of concept project from Microsoft Research shows how the Kinect can be used along with projectors to make any room an interactive display experience.
Sony has been working on its virtual reality helmet for a while now, and according to the latest news, a consumer version is 85% complete, hinting at a launch in the near future.
...that won't get you very far. In order to use the company's virtual reality headset, you'll also need to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - and that could set you back a further $800.
Samsung has announced that it has built a virtual reality headset, developed in collaboration with Oculus - but there is one factor that makes this device unlikely to be your first VR headset.
A group of high school students are making waves with their VR headset that resembles Google Cardboard, but predates it by over a week. The headset is made with household items and a mobile phone.
Microsoft may be in our heads, but they won't be selling tech that's on our heads. Not yet anyway, shelving plans for virtual reality glasses due to patent restrictions within Kinect's technology.
A new report claims that not only is Samsung working on its own virtual reality helmet, it is collaborating with Oculus VR on its development, even as Oculus works on its own helmet.
A new report claims Samsung is the latest company to join the growing virtual reality headset trend, with plans to announce its device this year and hopes of beating its competitors to store shelves.
Oculus VR hires Adrian Wong, ex-lead electrical engineer and senior hardware engineer of the Glass Explorer program from Google. He is working alongside Michael Abrash to create "The Final Platform."
The loss of one of Valve's most valuable assets in the realm of virtual reality could lead to them failing to other competition, such as Sony's recently revealed Project Morpheus, and the Oculus Rift.
As previously rumored, Sony has announced their PlayStation 4 virtual reality helmet prototype, 'Project Morpheus', that will be part of the first VR development kit for PS4 game creators.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is currently developing prototypes for virtual reality hardware that could be used to expand the Xbox gaming platform.
A new rumor claims Sony will reveal plans for an official virtual reality helment for its PlayStation 4 game console in March as part of its Game Developers Conference activities.
Valve demoed its virtual reality technology today and company reps said that VR hardware for consumers could be ready within two years. Valve has no VR device plans of its own at the moment.
Valve set to release virtual reality software development kits that will provide developers and gamers with a standardized user interface for virtual reality gaming.
A U.S. patent filing by Microsoft released Thursday shows the company's desire to protect its plan for a pair of augmented reality glasses to be used for multiplayer gaming purposes.
A new article shows the first picture of one of Valve's hardware projects; a set of goggles that could allow gamers to have a more PC game experience. Valve's Gabe Newell also slams Windows 8, again.