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Pimax Reality 12K QLED VR headset has impressive specifications

Pimax Reality 12K QLED VR headset has impressive specifications

Virtual reality games and hardware have increased in popularity over the last few years, leading many fans of VR to hope for improved hardware. Pimax has revealed a new virtual-reality headset with impressive specifications called the Pimax Reality 12K QLED. That headset has eye-tracking, full-body tracking, and up to 200-hertz refresh rates.

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Sony VR headset might be headed for Xperia 1 II and III

Sony VR headset might be headed for Xperia 1 II and III

Sony is perhaps better known for its entertainment-related products, but on the big screen, in the living room, and on consoles. It is precisely because of that fact that many Xperia phone owners have been rather disappointed that the company didn't capitalize on those properties to bring at least the PlayStation experience to Android. Now it seems that the company might be bringing a cinematic experience to its high-end Xperia phones, courtesy of a VR headset like the defunct Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR.

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Oculus Go unlock software released for hardware freedom

Oculus Go unlock software released for hardware freedom

An Oculus Go unlocked OS build was released today, courtesy of John Carmack. After a prolonged period of time and a whole lot of work in securing the rights to release the software, Carmack and crew made this build a reality. It's a surprise, honestly, now that Oculus is owned by Facebook. It IS a welcome surprise, in any case.

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HTC VIVE Flow price, release date, specs in full

HTC VIVE Flow price, release date, specs in full

The HTC VIVE Flow is a VR headset made to take the virtual reality headset universe in a whole new direction. This device is meant to be carried around with the user during the day, and worn by the user anywhere they like - so long as they're sitting still or standing in an area free from danger.

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Meditative breathing and VR combo reduces pain without drugs

Meditative breathing and VR combo reduces pain without drugs

Researchers at the University of Michigan have combined the ancient tradition of meditative breathing with modern technology, namely a virtual reality headset. The result, according to a new study from the team, is a reduction in pain perception, offering patients a way to reduce their use of painkillers. In contrast to meditative breathing on its own, however, the VR-based breathing method triggered pain relief in an entirely different way.

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HTC Vive Flow might be coming to make up for lost time

HTC Vive Flow might be coming to make up for lost time

Although Oculus has now almost become the biggest name in consumer VR products, it isn't the only one occupying to top tiers of that still niche market. There was a time when HTC's Vive went toe to toe with Oculus, but it seems to have faded into the background in the past year or so. Just like with its smartphones, HTC isn't calling it quits and might finally be ready to take the combined might of Oculus and Facebook this week with a new standalone VR headset as well as a new "metaverse" platform.

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X-Rings is a 360-degree shape display for VR

X-Rings is a 360-degree shape display for VR

A lot of researchers and manufacturers are working on innovations for virtual reality. Virtual reality has been around for a long time but so far has seen limited adoption. A new device has turned up that will be shown off at the UIST 2021 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. The device is called X-Rings.

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Canon’s new VR video production system has a dual fisheye lens

Canon’s new VR video production system has a dual fisheye lens

Canon is one of the biggest names in photography and video equipment. The company has announced the launch of a new EOS VR System, a virtual reality video production system. The camera includes a dedicated lens and a pair of computer software applications to enable direct capture and creation of virtual reality videos.

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Valve might be plotting a standalone Index VR successor

Valve might be plotting a standalone Index VR successor

It appears that Valve may be working on a competitor to the Oculus Quest. Eagle-eyed data-miners have discovered what appear to be references to a new Valve-made VR headset codenamed Deckard, and those references suggest that the new headset will be a standalone device. There's no telling if this device will ever see the light of day, but these clues are enough to suggest that Valve has at least explored the idea of making its own standalone VR headset.

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Engineers tweak ultra-wideband tech for real-time 3D motion capture

Engineers tweak ultra-wideband tech for real-time 3D motion capture

Electrical engineers from the University of California San Diego have improved on a wireless communication technology called ultra-wideband (UWB). UWB is a technology that has been around for a long time and has begun to gain popularity in recent years thanks to improved accuracy compared to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth when it comes to determining the location and movement of devices. The technology might also allow for improvements like indoor navigation and smart warehouses that know where employees and inventory are at all times.

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Resident Evil 4 VR release date is just in time for Halloween

Resident Evil 4 VR release date is just in time for Halloween

It's been a while since we last received an update on Resident Evil 4 VR, but today we got a big one. Not only did we get a new trailer for the game, but we also got a release date. As it turns out, release day is coming up pretty fast, so those who own an Oculus Quest 2 don't have much longer to get their hands on it.

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Netflix makes games now: Eden Unearthed for Oculus VR released first

Netflix makes games now: Eden Unearthed for Oculus VR released first

Netflix released their first video game today, a VR title by the name of Eden Unearthed. This game is an "experience" that's not quite entirely through the full Oculus review process yet, so it's out with the group's "App Lab." There may still be "unknown issues relating to comfort, performance, or other factors," in play. The game is based on the TV series (also released by Netflix) by the name of Eden (2021).

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