Valve to release its own VR headset
Valve Index teased
Valve has moved ahead with plans to launch its own VR headset, called the Valve Index, in May 2019.
Qualcomm XR1 is the first XR platform
VR meets AR in future 10nm chip
Qualcomm has introduced a brand new platform called Snapdragon XR1, dedicated to Extended reality (XR) at the Augmented World Expo (AWE). It already has several customers on board.
Snapdragon 625 powers Ricoh Theta V camera
Ricoh Theta V 360-camera
Qualcomm's Snapdragon enables 360-degree 4K video capture and live-streaming, spatial "surround-sound" audio recording.
AMD wants to make your VR headset wireless
Acquires Nitero millimeter wave company
You might seen we've writing about millimeter waves several times. and we usually attributed this term to 5G. AMD has just acquired Nitero, a millimeter wave company that wants to use this technology to cut the cord on your VR and AR headset.
Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn’t Daydream
But it GearVRs just fine
Google made a lot of noise about its Daydream platform and a few of our colleagues have reported that you cannot install a Daydream app on a Galaxy S8 phone.
Nvidia claims its FCAT VR tool is good for framerate
Analyze time slices of gameplay and improve VR experiences
During its Editor’s Day conference in San Francisco, Nvidia announced a software utility to measure the quality of VR gameplay called FCAT VR. This tool is built on frame capture technology and, Nvidia claims, lets users to forego an expensive hardware capture solution in order to analyze individual frames and interpret data sets through software.
Sony's PlayStation VR reviewed
Plenty of 3D immersion in film and gaming entertainment
Back in October, Sony became the first console manufacturer to introduce its own virtual reality headset for the masses, complete with the industry’s highest refresh rate and a decent handful of games available at launch.
Virtual assistants to outpace VR sales over holiday season
Tied with wearables
In a new report from Reuters featuring interviews with nearly two dozen analysts, shipments of personal virtual assistants including Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other smart speaker devices featuring Microsoft’s Cortana are expected to outpace VR headset sales this holiday season.
Daydream VR gets Netflix support
Makes it more useful
Netflix is now available for Google’s Daydream VR platform. The app supports HBM and Hulu too.
Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR shipments to lead market in 2017
Sony's $399 VR headset expected to take the lead
According to a recent estimate from virtual reality market sources, Oculus and Sony are positioned to pull ahead in total shipments of their VR headsets next year as HTC trails behind due to a disadvantage in pricing.