head-mounted displays

Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company today announced a major expansion of its availability: 29 more markets in Europe, nearly tripling

Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens will include a dedicated AI coprocessor

Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said that it i

HTC has a strange little bundle deal going for its pricey Vive VR headset

Virtual reality really isn't good enough yet to justify going broke for. Though VR headset prices are steadily coming down, the fact is it's still not all that accessible for even the most gadget-obse

Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks eve

RiftCat lets you play high-end 3D games on cheap VR headsets

VR systems like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are really cool but also really expensive. That’s why RiftCat created a new app, VRidge, that lets you play rich PC-based VR content on small dev

HTC’s Vive VR headset gets unplugged via $220 wireless add-on

HTC's PC-powered VR rig is set to get one of the plusses of cheaper mobile virtual reality systems early next year, after the company announced a wireless add-on that will let users untether the heads

New HTC Vive headsets with enhanced ‘design factor, performance’ are on the way

Update 9:21PM PT: An HTC spokesperson has reached out to TechCrunch specifying that “any Vive hardware upgrades at arcades are related to the current business edition Vive hardware or innovatio

Xiaomi beefs up its mobile virtual reality push with Mi VR

Xiaomi has added another mobile VR headset to its portfolio: announcing the Mi VR today -- which it says is its first virtual reality headset with an inertial motion controller.

New numbers home in on Vive sales

A brief in 87870 news offers us some interesting news about Vive sales worldwide. Alvin Graylin, China Regional President of VR at HTC, said that the company sold 100,000 units in August, an acceptabl

Qualcomm unveils a wireless eye-tracking VR headset

Another day, another VR headset that you will never be able to buy. Today at the IFA conference in Berlin, Qualcomm unveiled a reference design for an all-in-one headset built on the company’s

Facebook shows commitment to video with new 360 video stabilization

With new 360 video cameras hitting the shelves — alongside matching headsets — in time for the holiday season, millions of new users will be looking to consume VR content. Facebook reco

Best Buy bets on VR for the holidays with 500 stores demoing Oculus Rift

Best Buy has provided in-person demonstrations for Oculus Rift basically since there were real Oculus Rift headsets to demonstrate – the retailer announced back in May it would provide demos at 48 l

Oculus opens pre-orders for Rift VR headset in Europe, Canada

After getting on top of some teething problems with shipping to domestic buyers, Facebook-owned Oculus Rift has opened up pre-orders for its VR headset outside the U.S., announcing today that the kit

Minecraft comes to VR via Oculus Rift next week

Minecraft in virtual reality: It’s a dream for fans of the immersive crafting and world building sim, and it’s going to be a reality for Oculus Rift owners starting next week. The VR versi

Razer CEO Min Liang-Tan is speaking at Disrupt SF 2016

The first OSVR headset made its debut at last year’s CES. The wearable wasn’t aimed at Oculus or HTC – nor were its creators looking to take on Samsung’s low cost Gear VR. Rather, the pro

Intel shows off mystery depth-sensing virtual reality accessory

An Intel engineer just tweeted out a photo of a new VR sensor prototype and suggested that VR would play a large role in the company’s developer conference late this month. In the since-deleted

Yet another red quarter for HTC as revenue drops 44% year-on-year

The latest HTC results, for its Q2, confirm another loss-making quarter for the smartphone and VR headset maker, with the Taiwanese company reporting revenue of NT$18.9 billion ($598 million) for the

HTC Vive now £70 more pricey in the UK, thanks to Brexit

The impacts of the U.K.'s Brexit vote to leave the European Union will undoubtedly be playing out for years and years to come. But here's one short term effect: the HTC Vive VR headset is now £70 mor

PlayStation VR play area requirements detailed, seated play recommended

PlayStation VR is set to arrive on October 13, but a new official pamphlet being distributed by the company (via Polygon) sheds some light on what players can expect in terms of space requirements and

Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the middle
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