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HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset is coming to the U.S. for $600

HTC's no-PC-needed Vive Focus headset is coming stateside after a Chinese debut, but it costs $200 more than the rival Oculus Quest.

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Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

The Oculus Quest offers true standalone wireless VR, complete with handtracking that actually works. Most of the time.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

The $399 Oculus Connect VR headset will break free of PCs this spring.

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Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Remote Assist finally makes the HoloLens useful for anyone

Microsoft debuts two new apps, Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Layout, that take the best parts of the original HoloLens demo and make them available to end users.

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TimeRide VR offers Gamescom visitors a fascinating virtual tour of Cologne's imperial age

TimeRide VR's tour of prewar Cologne drives home how effective the medium can be in educational circumstances.

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How next-gen motion capture will supercharge VR arcades

Motion capture has long been integral to visual effects in blockbuster films and videogames. But now a new mo-cap system from Vicon is heading to virtual reality arcades.

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Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

AR is no longer a future tech dream; it has become a realistic, game-changing tool for visualizing data in industries from engineering and manufacturing to construction and healthcare.

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Sorry, gamers. Magic Leap means business!

Everybody thinks Magic Leap's mixed-reality system is going to turn our homes into the movie ‘Avatar.’ It's actually headed for boardrooms and corporate meetings.

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Virtual reality giants unveil VirtualLink as a standardized cable that may simplify VR rigs

Oculus, Valve, AMD, and Microsoft have backed VirtualLink, a new VR display consortium that will use USB-C as a standardized interface for VR devices.

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Why your smartphone needs 5 cameras

By the end of next year, five cameras will be standard on flagship smartphones. Because AI and AR.

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8 technologies driving health care M&As

Forty-eight percent of respondents to a West Monroe survey cited using technology to disrupt incumbents as one of their top drivers for making health care acquisitions. Here’s a look at what they’re buying.

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Cybershoes let you physically run through virtual reality from the comfort of your chair

Cybershoes are like a VR treadmill, but without the treadmill. Or the standing.

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How to watch the NBA Finals without cable

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality review: Easy to set up, hard to use

Windows Mixed Reality headsets use impressive technology that make them easy to set up, but frustrating to use.

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Microsoft's mixed reality isn't dead, it's just moving to where businesses will pay for it

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft is expected to talk about how AI and machine vision will improve the business world, adapting technology from the HoloLens and Kinect sensor as part of the process.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo Review: No-wires VR arrives, and it's pretty awesome

The Lenovo Mirage Solo is the the best standalone VR headset today and here's why

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Report: Apple is working on a wireless AR/VR headset to release in 2020

Recent rumors shed a little bit more light on Apple's AR/VR plans.

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