Tag Archives: reality

HTC May Spin Off or Sell Its Virtual Reality Business

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In the early days of Android, HTC carved out a significant space for itself. It brought the first 4G-capable phone to the US (the HTC Evo 4G) and back in 2011 it actually held more market share (24%) than Samsung (21%) or Apple (20%). Over ...

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What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive. After spending the day at Stanford University’s SCIEN-hosted workshop, which was full of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) luminaries, it appears the one thing everyone can agree on is there isn’t a standard definition for either ...

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Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide

What a year it’s been for virtual reality! Three major platforms launched, dozens of new games were released, and this is just the beginning. Nearly every major tech company is investing in VR in some way, and average consumers are finally benefiting from the years of prototyping and research. Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a ...

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PSVR hands on: a week with Sony’s virtual reality headset

The PlayStation VR ($ 399) has been out in the wild for about a week now, and I’ve been busy giving it a thorough workout. Since my headset arrived last Thursday, I’ve spent countless hours fixing cars, golfing, defusing bombs, and leaning perilously over the virtual abyss. With a few days of VR exploration under my belt, I’ve emerged from ...

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HoloLens developers create Pokémon Go mockup for Microsoft’s augmented reality headset

When Pokémon Go launched last week, we theorized that Microsoft’s HoloLens could be a huge platform for the game. While HoloLens’ high price makes any kind of official port extremely unlikely, that hasn’t stopped HoloLens developers from creating mock-ups of how the game might play when paired with Microsoft’s headset. First up, there’s CapitolaVR and a video created by David ...

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