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Hands-on: The $399 Oculus Rift S kicks off the next gen of PC-based VR by appealing to the masses

The overhauled Oculus Rift S keeps pushing VR towards the mainstream by sticking to a wallet-friendly price and reasonable resolutions.

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HP's high-res Reverb VR headset blows the screen door effect off its hinges

We go hands-on with HP's Reverb Consumer Edition, whose astounding resolution is well deserving of this exclamation mark!

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Touching holograms with HoloLens 2 is amazing, but phone AR is way more fun

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is technically impressive, but it's still not a fully realized augmented reality experience.

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Microsoft aims HoloLens 2 at the enterprise

Microsoft's updated virtual reality headset, unveiled at Mobile World Congress, promises a more immersive and comfortable user experience.

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Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent

Microsoft has launched HoloLens 2 with an expanded field of view and—with a price of $3,500—a clear aim at business rather than consumers.

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Microsoft HoloLens retro review: What made it great, and what a new HoloLens needs to succeed

In anticipation of the debut of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, we've unearthed the first-generation HoloLens and "retroreviewed" it, with an eye toward how Microsoft could improve its next-generation augmented reality headset.

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Bose Frames review: Made in the shades

Call them a whole new take on headphones: Bose Frames are sunglasses with tiny Bluetooth speakers built in.

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How Google plans to reinvent the user interface

Google’s next move will be like 'Minority Report,' but on your watch, toaster and factory floor.

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HTC reveals two new VR headsets, the untethered Vive Cosmos and gaze-tracking Vive Pro Eye

Only the HTC Vive Cosmos seems worth your attention, though.

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Capture, an iPhone 3D scanner app, hints at the future of augmented reality

The 'Capture' app is far from perfect, but it may be a rough draft of features to come.

Microsoft's $480M HoloLens deal with US Army could boost AR adoption

As many as 100,000 devices could be sold to the Army; the deal highlights Microsoft efforts to target augmented reality at the enterprise users.

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HTC Vive unveils standalone VR headset, collaboration app for the enterprise

The company's Vive Focus head-mounted display is now available in the U.S.; its Vive Sync app will arrive after beta testing gets under way in December.

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HTC Vive Focus hands-on impressions: No-PC, no-wires VR at a too-steep price

The Vive Focus is coming stateside with a $599 price tag, and that's too much for what HTC's offering.

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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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