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HTC Vive wireless upgrade kit by TPCAST cuts the wires

HTC Vive wireless upgrade kit by TPCAST cuts the wires

With the year coming to a close, HTC is showing off a cool upgrade kit that is expected to be available early next year for the Vive VR headset. The upgrade kit is made by TPCAST and cuts the tether from the headset. TPCAST was the first company to join the Vive X Accelerator that has 33 firms in the mix at this point.

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Google Daydream View Review

Google Daydream View Review

Our Google Daydream View VR headset Review opens the door to a new era in Google's mobile VR game, starting with Pixel. The first phones that work with Daydream are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, both of which are available at the same sources at the headset. The headset doesn't physically connect to the smartphone, but the smartphone does require a certain set of features in order to work. Is this Google's next big thing, or an unnecessary addition to Google's already decent start in VR with Cardboard?

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s VR experience is free for PlayStation VR

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s VR experience is free for PlayStation VR

Infinite Warfare, this year's Call of Duty title, was just released last week, and as you'd expect, many a gamer are already tearing it up in the first-person shooter's futuristic space setting. But what's come is a surprise is that the game's virtual reality portion, titled Jackal Assault VR Experience and first revealed several months ago, doesn't actually require the purchase of Infinite Warfare, and is in fact a stand alone PlayStation VR demo.

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HTC bringing VR arcades to a mall near you

HTC bringing VR arcades to a mall near you

Many have lamented the loss of arcades, but that may change in the future. HTC has launched a flagship arcade in Taiwan called Viveland, giving the public a destination to play high-end VR games at consumer-friendly rates. Viveland just recently opened in Taipei, where HTC’s Vive VR system is the center focus. The arcade facility includes all the trimmings, among them being booths that feature high-end stereo systems and more.

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Zotac VR Go backpack PC takes virtual reality gaming on the road

Zotac VR Go backpack PC takes virtual reality gaming on the road

Zotac is mostly known for making small form factor PCs and video cards and it has a nice reputation in those categories. The company has launched something a bit different from what it is known for with a new VR system called the VR Go backpack PC. The machine is at its core a small form factor gaming PC, but it can be fitted into a harness that allows you to carry the system on your back.

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FOVE’s eye-tracking VR headset is finally shipping: Here’s why it’s special

FOVE’s eye-tracking VR headset is finally shipping: Here’s why it’s special

Plenty of virtual reality headsets have hit the market since we first saw FOVE back in May 2015, but none can do what the Samsung-backed VR system can. Differentiating itself in the increasingly crowded entertainment space by its potentially game-changing eye tracking system, FOVE sets out to address what it calls the "owl problem". If you want to look around in a VR world then, traditionally, you have to move your head.

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Alienware 13 is a VR-ready laptop packed in 13 inches

Alienware 13 is a VR-ready laptop packed in  13 inches

Unless you’re already satisfied with smartphone-powered experiences like the Gear VR or Google Daydream, virtual reality requires a sizable investment, both in terms of cash as well as literal equipment sizes. The power needed to drive things like the Oculus Rift of HTC Vive usually requires hulking desktops or more portable but still hulking laptops. Trying to buck the trend, Dell is launching the new Alienware 13 line that boasts of being the first VR-ready notebook to come in less than 14 inches.

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Google Daydream View worldwide release detailed

Google Daydream View worldwide release detailed

This morning Google revealed the pricing and release date of their first non-cardboard VR headset, Daydream View. This accessory works with any Daydream-ready smartphone - first Google Pixel and Pixel XL. It'll be available starting on the 10th of November, 2016, both online and at several retailers around the world.

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Nintendo won’t discontinue 3DS after Switch launches

Nintendo won’t discontinue 3DS after Switch launches

With the Nintendo Switch looking to fuse the realms of console and handheld gaming, many folks are left wondering if the 3DS will be discontinued when Switch launches. It goes without saying that Wii U will likely be forgotten quickly once the Switch hits the scene, but the 3DS is still selling well. Thankfully, Nintendo has quickly given a solid answer on the fate of 3DS.

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Alcatel IDOL 4S launches on T-Mobile with Windows 10 VR

Alcatel IDOL 4S launches on T-Mobile with Windows 10 VR

The first device launched with mention of Windows 10 VR is the Alcatel IDOL 4S with T-Mobile. This smartphone is quickly becoming the most versatile casing for operating systems as it's also been subject to an Android release in standard form and a BlackBerry release (also with Android). Now it'll play host to the first Windows 10 VR experience - and it has access to the Windows 10 Continuum experience as well.

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Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft has just officially unveiled its Windows 10 Creators Update, and with it comes a new approach to its mixed reality platform HoloLens. During Microsoft's event, the company announced that HoloLens will be getting support for the 3D community features that will be included in the update, but perhaps the more surprising announcement was that of Microsoft's new focus on virtual reality.

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Google standalone AR headset tipped with eye-tracking technology

Google standalone AR headset tipped with eye-tracking technology

We heard rumor awhile ago that Google is working on a standalone virtual reality headset that’ll also serve as a platform for augmented reality applications. Joining that rumor is a new spat of sources claiming this standalone VR/AR headset will include eye-tracking technology. According to these sources, the headset will also boast sensors for mapping the real world around the headset user.

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