Quest Teardown Shows How Oculus Crammed Cooling & Cameras Inside

Quest Teardown Shows How Oculus Crammed Cooling & Cameras Inside

The front portion of the headset houses almost everything else, with ~15% of the space being dedicated to a fan which serves to cool the components and allow the Snapdragon 835 processor to punch above its weight-class in performance.

HTC Vive Pro stuff is never on sale, but it's $200 off for Prime Day

HTC Vive Pro stuff is never on sale, but it's $200 off for Prime Day

A VR headset can transform the way you interact with games and the world around you, and a few are on sale for Prime Day. The Oculus Go is an amazing "baby's first VR headset choice," but if you're willing to go all-in on something more immersive, this HTC Vive Pro Kit will not disappoint.

DigiTimes: Apple Has Temporarily Stopped Developing AR/VR Headsets, Team Disbanded in May [Updated]

DigiTimes: Apple Has Temporarily Stopped Developing AR/VR Headsets, Team Disbanded in May [Updated]

Multiple sources have claimed that Apple plans to release augmented reality glasses as early as 2020, including well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, and CNET, so the DigiTimes report if accurate reflects a cancellation of a major hardware project on Apple's roadmap.

Unconfirmed reports suggest Apple has killed AR glasses project (updated)

Unconfirmed reports suggest Apple has killed AR glasses project (updated)

When Apple announced that chief design officer Jony Ive was leaving the company to form his own design firm, LoveFrom, reports suggested Apple’s internal design team was currently working on the AR glasses project as one of its major new initiatives.

Take a look at these outside-the-box VR headsets you've never heard of

Take a look at these outside-the-box VR headsets you've never heard of

These lesser-known brands are doing interesting things with their HMDs too, whether it's eye tracking to remove the controller altogether, high-quality displays with an incredible FOV, or just packing everything we love about VR into a neater, more affordable package.

7Invensun shows that eye-tracking on a standalone headset is now possible

7Invensun shows that eye-tracking on a standalone headset is now possible

In my last year’s tests, the tracking on the standalone headset was already quite good, but this year it was absolutely faster and more precise , especially if I looked in the periphery of my vision.

‘Blood & Truth’ Behind-the-Scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sony’s London Studio

‘Blood & Truth’ Behind-the-Scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sony’s London Studio

We actually created 360-degree storyboards which helped us place the player in the space and in the headset, and we were able to test things like composition, lighting and colour all in VR,” said Anthony Filice, Art Director at Sony’s London Studio.

Valve released 3D models so anyone can mod the Index VR headset

Valve released 3D models so anyone can mod the Index VR headset

Valve has released 3D files to help people build mods and accessories for its new Index virtual reality headset. You can find computer-aided design (CAD) models of the Lighthouse base stations, the headset itself, and the motion controllers formerly known as “Knuckles.” Valve has also released a few examples of simple accessories.

Oculus Rift S Patch Dramatically Improves Controller Tracking, Coming To Quest In Future

Oculus Rift S Patch Dramatically Improves Controller Tracking, Coming To Quest In Future

Oculus PC software Public Test Channel version 1.39 brings important improvements to Touch controller tracking on Oculus Rift S . We tested the update today, and found that it dramatically improves controller tracking close to the headset, and noticeably reduces cases of controller occlusion breaking tracking.

VR Headset Sales for 2019 Are Already Impressive

VR Headset Sales for 2019 Are Already Impressive

On top of that, the research firm expects the market to continue growing throughout the year, as standalone headsets become more popular in both categories. All told, IDC expects global shipments for the VR and AR market to reach 7.6 million units in 2019.

Valve Index review: Next-level VR

Valve Index review: Next-level VR

It features two RGB LCDs each running at 1,440 by 1,600 pixels instead of the lower-resolution OLED panels on first-gen headsets. Valve says its LCDs feature 50 percent more subpixels, which means they'll look even sharper than an OLED panel at the same resolution.

Latest Xbox Scarlett Rumour is It’ll Support Oculus Rift S

Latest Xbox Scarlett Rumour is It’ll Support Oculus Rift S

Now with Oculus Rift S’ inside out tracking all of that is history, plus the fact that Project Scarlett will come with a DisplayPort connection, which Oculus Rift S just so happens to have.

Field of view: New Xbox console could work with the Oculus Rift S

Field of view: New Xbox console could work with the Oculus Rift S

Last week, we brought you the news that AR startup Magic Leap was suing fellow mixed reality startup Nreal on the basis that it believed it copied its own hardware.

Most Windows VR Headsets Have Vanished from the Microsoft Store, Limited Stock Elsewhere

Most Windows VR Headsets Have Vanished from the Microsoft Store, Limited Stock Elsewhere

Following months of steep discounts, most of the Windows VR headsets have vanished from Microsoft’s online store and are showing limited or no stock at other retailers. At the online stores of Lenovo, Acer, and Asus, I’ve also been unable to find product pages where the headsets could be purchased.

HTC Strikes Down Vive Cosmos Price Rumor, Confirming Sub-$900 Price Point

HTC Strikes Down Vive Cosmos Price Rumor, Confirming Sub-$900 Price Point

YouTube channel MRTV today reported an expected price of $900 for the upcoming Vive Cosmos headset, citing a “trusted industry insider.” Responding to the rumor, HTC tells Road to VR that the price is “incorrect (and high).”.

HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Update Brings Tracking Cameras To 6

HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Update Brings Tracking Cameras To 6

On HTC’s Facebook page today the company showed a new faceplate for the upcoming Vive Cosmos. Vive Cosmos is HTC’s next consumer focused PC VR headset. As noted, it adds two additional tracking cameras from what we showed at CES this year.

Fish Tales: I watercooled my Vive

Fish Tales: I watercooled my Vive

Here's the recipe: submersible pump, bucket of ice water, 1/4" vinyl tubing, and a bit of terrible sewing. After plugging the pump in, it took a minute or so for water to flow out the other end of the tube.

HP Reverb Stock Expected in July Following Delay, Early Users Report Display Issues

HP Reverb Stock Expected in July Following Delay, Early Users Report Display Issues

The company says that more stock of both the Reverb Pro Edition and Reverb Consumer Edition is expected in July, and will be available from HP, Amazon, and Best Buy. Some early adopters who have received retail Reverb headsets a reporting a range of display issues from dimming and flickering to mis-mapped pixels and blank screens.

Indie VR Gem Vanishing Realms to Get a "full expansion within weeks"

Indie VR Gem Vanishing Realms to Get a "full expansion within weeks"

After a seven month lapse in communication, today Bailey briefly poked his head above the water for some big news, saying that a “full expansion” to Vanishing Realms, including chapter 3 and chapter 4 of the game, will launch within weeks.

SteamVR Adds Full Support For Oculus Rift S

SteamVR Adds Full Support For Oculus Rift S

Valve just added full support for the recently released Oculus Rift S PC VR headset to the SteamVR platform. Over the last few weeks, Valve has been expanding support for Facebook’s new headset in SteamVR Beta builds.

HTC To Reveal Vive Cosmos Info Next Week, Image Reveals Headphones

HTC To Reveal Vive Cosmos Info Next Week, Image Reveals Headphones

A tweet just sent out from the HTC Vive account says that the story of Cosmos and details on its availability and release date will be revealed next week. Stay tuned to our social media next week for the story of COSMOS, availability & release date information.

Field of view: Oculus shifted $5 million worth of games over Quest's first two weeks

Field of view: Oculus shifted $5 million worth of games over Quest's first two weeks

We were treated to Star Wars: Vader Immortal - Episode 1 on the Oculus Quest last month upon launch, and now ILMxLab, the company behind the experience, has revealed at E3 that it's preparing to bring it to Rift owners.

Arizona Sunshine Is Coming To Oculus Quest, DLC Trailer Revealed

Arizona Sunshine Is Coming To Oculus Quest, DLC Trailer Revealed

Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine is on its way to Oculus’ standalone headset. Vertigo promises this will offer the full Arizona Sunshine on a standalone VR headset. No word yet on how Vertigo will handle DLC for Arizona on Quest.

HTC's most powerful VR headset is now available for $1,599

HTC's most powerful VR headset is now available for $1,599

HTC's most-advanced VR headset, the Vive Pro Eye with built-in eye-tracking, is now available in North America. It's an expensive VR headset for sure, and it raises an obvious question: Why would anyone buy the Vive Pro Eye over the wireless Oculus Quest , which starts at $399?

Field of view: Apple ARKit 3 will only work with the latest iPhone and iPad devices

Field of view: Apple ARKit 3 will only work with the latest iPhone and iPad devices

But it looks like iOS players will get a richer Minecraft experience using some of the new tech introduced with Apple's AR platform. We've already played a lot of the best new Oculus Quest VR games and experiences , and it's fair to say that on the whole we've been impressed.

Flow headset is now approved to use neuroscience to treat depression

Flow headset is now approved to use neuroscience to treat depression

Swedish health tech startup Flow Neuroscience has been given regulatory approval in the UK to start selling its headset that's designed to treat depression without the use of medication.

Some data on Rift S and IPD…

Some data on Rift S and IPD…

While it can be assumed that the survey would be biased towards negative outcome, as people who have issues are more likely to respond. So the only thing this survey definitively proves that there are people biased against Rift S.Some actual data.

Samsung Has Plans for Multiple AR, VR Products, Exec Says – Variety

Samsung Has Plans for Multiple AR, VR Products, Exec Says – Variety

Fallah made these remarks during a panel that outlined Samsung’s AR and VR strategy Thursday afternoon, which largely focused on augmented reality features coming to the company’s new Galaxy S10 handset.

VRgineers debuts AR module for XTAL enterprise VR headset

VRgineers debuts AR module for XTAL enterprise VR headset

Now the developer is looking to expand the enterprise headset’s appeal by adding AR capabilities: A new optional module will add twin wide-angle cameras and new sensors, bringing inside-out tracking, hand tracking, and VR/AR switching to the HMD.

Superhot Quest Launch Sales ‘300% Higher’ Than Rift Without Cross-Buy

Superhot Quest Launch Sales ‘300% Higher’ Than Rift Without Cross-Buy

Notably, Superhot is one of several VR games that launched on Quest without cross-buy support on Rift. Cross-buy is an optional feature for developers, allowing them to provide players with both a Rift and Quest copy of the same game through Oculus Home.