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Facebook and Xiaomi to Launch Virtual-Reality Headset in China

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Facebook Inc.and Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi Corp.

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Microsoft’s Futuristic Headset Strategy: Pilots Over Zombie Hunters

For augmented reality, Microsoft is counting on HoloLens to catch on with companies first, flipping the traditional tech script




















Nov.sent Takashi Wada to Microsoft Corp.

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Typical problem in boom headset

I have bought a boom headset, I used it for an hour and obviously my ears started to heat up and end up with a lot of sweat.Use your over-the-ear boom headset only on a well air conditioned room.

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How can I wear my headset and glasses in a way that doesn't hurt?

It sometimes feels a bit uncomfortable when I'm wearing the headset, and the glasses' temples burrow into my head a bit.That is, short of tilting the glasses so the temples rest above the headset, 'cause that causes distortions and kinda defeats the purpose of me wearing the glasses in the first place.

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Facebook Sets Goal of a Billion Virtual-Reality Users, Unveils New Headset

The Oculus Go will be priced at $199 and is scheduled to be shipped early next year




















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Facebook Inc.

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Samsung to Build Odyssey VR Headset for Windows

Collaboration is Microsoft’s latest move to crack emerging virtual-reality market




















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Can an electronic headset make you a better video gamer?

I'm up for trying anything that might put me on a level playing field.By the time I'm in my first match my forehead is feeling hot-and-cold tingly where it meets the electrodes.

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Sony’s Oculus Rift VR headset rival expected next week at GDC

‘Future of innovation’
The Oculus Rift has shipped over 50,000 units worldwide to developers interested in the virtual reality technology.Head-mounted evolution
Oculus Rift marked the first stage in a new era of virtual reality headsets.

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Sony: Project Morpheus virtual reality headset is a significant investment

The virtual reality technology Project Morpheus is "the new frontier of game development" and represents a significant investment by the company, Sony's games chief has said.The product will work in conjunction with Sony's PlayStation 4 console, but no release date has been announced.

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Could this $300 headset transform the lives of 'locked-in' patients?

Loredana Paglialonga leans across her father's prone body and whispers in his ear: "Spinta, Papi, spinta" ("Push Daddy, push").The cursor has three positions: "si", "no", and "non so" ("yes", "no", and "don't know").

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Samsung expected to release Gear VR virtual reality headset in September

The accessory is expected to be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 at the electronics trade show IFA in Berlin at the start of September, a traditional venue for the announcement of Samsung’s Note devices, which saw the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 3 last year.In partnership with Facebook's Oculus
The Gear VR headset will connect to the Note 4 using USB 3.

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Samsung’s Gear VR headset is Oculus Rift for smartphone

The virtual reality headset market is suddenly booming.The accessory requires the just-launched Galaxy Note 4 for a screen, slotting in and using software developed by Oculus VR, the company bought by Facebook behind the Oculus Rift headset.

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Try this 3D rollercoaster for the Oculus Rift headset. Could it help plan cities?

The UCL student had designed a 3D rollercoaster ride for the Oculus Rift headset – mimicking the acceleration, sharp turns and vertiginous drops of a real ride in immersive virtual reality.What is interesting about Oculus Rift is that it is very immersive – it’s very compelling.

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Oculus Rift: Mark Zuckerberg targets 50m-100m headset sales in 10 years

Facebook-owned virtual reality firm Oculus VR has sold more than 100,000 of its Oculus Rift headset’s developer kits, but the social network’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is aiming much higher.“It’s hard to predict exactly but I don’t think it’s going to get to 50 million or 100 million units in the next few years.

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Oculus warns Sony to solve motion sickness before launching a VR headset

The chief executive of Facebook-owned virtual reality firm Oculus VR has warned rival Sony not to launch a VR headset until it has solved problems of motion sickness.Sony was the obvious target for his remarks: it announced its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset earlier this year, while Samsung has chosen to partner with Oculus VR on its upcoming Gear VR product.

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Headset provides '3D soundscape' to help blind people navigate cities

To create the “soundscape” effect, the system uses directional audio technology to make certain directions and the description of landmarks sound like they’re coming from where they are actually located.If the cafe is 10m ahead and on the left, that’s where the trusty Bing maps voice will sound like it’s calling out to you from.

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A mood-changing headset, Thync, that uses electrodes to perk you up

Alcohol and coffee are about to get competition from a set of electrodes you wear on your head.Research has shown this approach can enhance various cognitive abilities and neuroscientists are busy pursuing applications for medical use.

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Disabled boy learns to play piano with his eyes using virtual-reality headset

Games, according to the original mission of Oculus VR, whose Oculus Rift is the most high-profile VR headset currently in development.The latest might be one of the most worthwhile yet: helping children with physical disabilities to play the piano.

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Apple patent hints at virtual reality iPhone carrying headset

The patent, filed in September 2008 but only granted this week, shows a chunky set of glasses with a slot for a mobile phone, as well as built-in earphones and a wireless remote control the user can hold in their hand while plugged in to the system.Such a system avoids the “inconvenient and cumbersome” alternative of connecting a headset to a PC by wires, the patent declares.

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Sony Morpheus virtual reality headset to launch in first half of 2016

The race for a market-leading virtual reality device is now fully under way.In 2014 Facebook acquired the company behind the rival Oculus Rift headset, although the device’s final specifications and release date remain unknown.