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Microsoft and the HoloLens

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Technology in gaming is advancing faster than predicted. Games are becoming more life-like. At the same time, the next-gen consoles allow to players edit and record videos while on their consoles. Currently making its way into the trend of gaming is holographic computing.  Like the Oculus Rift, Microsoft’s new HoloLens will allow them to compete in the Virtual Reality market. Flashback ...

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Oculus Rift consumer edition said to launch next summer

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According to VRFocus, Oculus VR is going to launch a public beta for the consumer version of Oculus Rift next summer. The head-mounted displays will be limited in number and distributed by the company itself. It has been revealed by several sources that the distribution of Oculus Rift might commence around April 2015 the earliest. As of now, there is ...

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Microsoft looking to bring virtual reality to the Xbox One

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According to an exclusive report by TechRadar, Microsoft is looking to bring virtual reality to the Xbox One. Last week the company accepted FOVE into its Microsoft Ventures London programme, which is designed to help technology start-ups develop their products. FOVE hit the headlines recently with its claim that it had created the first ever head-mounted eye-tracking display. As well ...

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Oculus cancelling the orders of eBay resellers

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Oculus VR are cancelling support for those re-selling the Oculus Rift headset on sites such as eBay. Speaking on the official developer forums for the device, a community manager revealed that selling the development kit was against their terms of use and that they would cancel shipments to those who are doing so. “”We found this guy’s order and cancelled ...

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Google adds support for virtual reality in Chrome

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Google have announced that they are adding support for virtual reality to their Chrome internet browser. Oculus Rift is now officially able to be used with the browser while the ability to use other headsets is being worked on, with the company hoping to implement it as soon as possible. The company has revealed that although virtual reality currently won’t ...

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Google is releasing a tablet with advanced vision capabilities, but only for developers

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Google has been experimenting with advanced vision capabilities for mobile devices and now moves on to developing a high-end tablet. It’s said the company is planning to produce up to 4000 7-inch tablets starting next month. The device will come with two back cameras featuring infrared depth sensors and an advanced software that can capture 3D images. A person close ...

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Oculus wants to make a MMO using Facebook

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The recent purchase of Oculus VR by Facebook has been anything but smooth in terms of public opinion. However, it seems that Brendan Iribe – Oculus CEO – is only looking forward, announcing his plan for a billion player MMO that could only be possible with the Facebook partnership. “This is going to be an MMO where we want to ...

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Oculus Rift developed with technology stolen from ZeniMax

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The Oculus Rift VR headset that was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion has quite an interesting story behind it. John Carmack reportedly stole technology that was crucial in the development of the Oculus from ZeniMax Media back when he used to work for them. He is best known for his work on Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein, and is considered ...

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Facebook bold move to buy Oculus VR

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Facebook made an incredible purchase three days ago, a move that attracted both positive and negative attention towards it, buying Oculus VR, the company that makes Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles. The project begun less than 2 years ago as a Kickstarter project. It was now bought by Facebook for 2 billion $. No one seems to understand why Facebook ...

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