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Samsung Opera House at Bangalore will let users play and explore more with its products

BANGALORE, INDIA: Samsung aims to create a better technology product for tomorrow based on a deep understanding of what people need and want and hence focusing a lot on local innovation requirements. A recent survey in the city commissioned by Samsung,

Oculus Go standalone VR headset could finally debut in May

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Facebook is planning to launch its long-awaited standalone Oculus Go virtual reality headset at the company’s F8 developer conference on May 1, 2018, according to a report from Variety. The standalone VR headset was unveiled last October and will cost

Qualcomm integrates Tobii’s eye-tracking in Snapdragon 845 VR headsets

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Tobii, the eye-tracking hardware company has partnered with Qualcomm to make eye-tracking technology available in Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VR headsets. Tobii president, Oscar Werner said, “Increased interest in the untethered, mobile VR segment in conjunction with Qualcomm’s innovation and technology

Digital Domain expanding VR team; looks to find talents from upcoming hackathon

HYDERABAD, INDIA: In order to build a virtual reality (VR) team, Hyderabad-based Digital Domain is expanding is conducting a VR Hackathon in the city on March 10 and 11. The hackathon is designed to seek out the best Backend, Unity

You can currently buy Sony Playstation VR for as low as $200

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Sony is offering a limited time discount for the PSVR headset with several bundled offers. The company announced that it has dropped PSVR prices by $100 across the board between February 18th and March 3rd. First up is the Gran Turismo bundle,

A new patent sheds more light on Apple’s AR/VR ambitions

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While Apple’s AR/VR ambitions are no secret, the company has revealed little about its project under development. Thanks to a new patent application, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we finally have some crucial bits about what’s cooking at

Facebook’s Quill brings free animation tools to its app

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Quill, Facebook’s VR painting tool has announced its biggest update to date. The program now includes a set of animation tools which will let you draw and arrange discrete frames into animation sequences. With helpful tools to visualize previous frames and

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli calls it quits

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Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli is leaving the company after 18 months of service. After three and a half years I’m moving on from Twitter (actual elapsed time 18 months). It’s been an incredible ride and I’ve had the great

Intel planning to launch smart glasses this year

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Intel is looking to sell a majority stake in an augmented reality company which it had bought in 2015, according to a report in Bloomberg. Also, the company is looking to launch smart glasses this year. Bloomberg states that the

Accenture acquiring 3D and immersive content producer Mackevision

INDIA: Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. Mackevision has earned international acclaim for its work on the HBO Series “Game of Thrones” – for which it was awarded an Emmy for

Google and Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset

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At the CES’ 18, Google and Lenovo announced the Mirage Solo, a new VR headset that does not require any smartphone to operate. Lenovo hopes to ship the headset by the second quarter of this year. The Mirage Solo, a

Oculus and Xiaomi partner to launch VR headsets

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Facebook-owned Oculus announced a partnership with Xiaomi to build the Oculus Go standalone VR headset. In addition to the Oculus Go headset, Xiaomi will also be developing a second VR headset called Mi VR Standalone, which will be exclusively available

Reliance Games partners GoPhygital to develop AR and VR-based games

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Games, a part of Reliance Entertainment – Digital, the digital entertainment focused business of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), today announced its foray into the fast growing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality space by announcing its

Tech Mahindra partners Unity to open a CoE in Bangalore focusing on immersive tech

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tech Mahindra has partnered with Unity Technologies to open a Centre of Excellence (CoE) targeting Communication and Media & Entertainment segment. Unity Technologies powers more than 50pc of all new mobile games and over 2/3rds of all AR

Logitech is bringing a keyboard built for virtual reality

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Logitech, a manufacturer of personal computers and mobile accessories is bringing a keyboard built for virtual reality. Logitech unveiled its BRIDGE SDK that is designed to make it easier for developers to implement keyboard or text inputs into their VR apps.

Nokia is pulling the plug on Ozo virtual reality camera

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Nokia has announced that it is pulling the plug on the development of the Ozo virtual reality camera. This move will lead to a job cut of nearly 310 employees of 1090 employees in the Nokia Technologies unit, mainly in Finland,

Samsung joins Windows Mixed Reality platform with new VR headset ‘Odyssey’

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Samsung is launching a new virtual reality headset for Windows Mixed Reality Platform. The headset named Samsung HMD Odyssey will be available for pre-order from today but the shipping will start from November 6 at a price tag of $499.

Microsoft buys VR social network AltspaceVR

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Microsoft announced that it has acquired the virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR that enables users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms to play games, watch videos and attend events. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

What to expect from Google’s upcoming Pixel event?

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Google’s October 4 Pixel event is being eagerly awaited now that Samsung and Apple are done releasing their new smartphones. While some upgrades are surely on cards for the next Pixel smartphones, users will also likely see a new version of

Microsoft might sneak preview the mixed reality offerings ahead of official release

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Microsoft is likely to showcase the company’s new line of mixed reality offerings in a media event on October 3 in San Francisco. The Redmond giant has started inviting media to the event with a promise that it’ll be an opportunity