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October 12, 2017 8:24 AM Facebook bets on mobile VR: I'm not taking the bait

Opinion: Facebook is betting on mobile VR, but it still gives me no reason to buy into the circus. Facebook is launching a new virtual reality (VR) headset which needs no separate PC to operate -- but VR is lacking crucial components to make it a mainstream success. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told attendees of the firm's annual virtual reality developers 105

October 11, 2017 11:12 PM Oculus Go has potential, but it may have trouble finding a home

Facebook unveiled the Oculus Go virtual reality headset at the Oculus Connect 4 conference earlier today, a new standalone device that has no wires and doesn't need a PC or phone to operate. That's right: unlike Oculus Rift, you don't need to hook Go up to a pricey PC in order to run VR experiences. You also don't need a phone, like you do with the Samsung 376

October 11, 2017 11:12 PM Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference for virtual reality developers, said the “Oculus 99

October 11, 2017 10:03 PM Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Apple's chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality. Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead. AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images. One expert 92

October 3, 2017 10:31 PM Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know

Windows Mixed Reality (MR) can be a confusing concept. Is it virtual reality (VR), like the Oculus Rift, or it is more like augmented reality that Microsoft has already delved into with the HoloLens? The answer is: it’s kind of both, really – though far more like the former than the latter. Microsoft’s blended version of augmented reality (AR) and VR is a new platform 78

October 2, 2017 4:31 PM Buy HTC Vive, Get Fallout 4 VR for Free

HTC recently slashed the price of the Vive by $200, and now the company has another attractive deal for prospective buyers. Starting today, those who purchase a $599 Vive will receive a free redemption code for Fallout 4 VR, a $59.99 value. Slated to launch on Dec. 12, Fallout 4 VR—a Vive exclusive—includes the complete core Fallout game with "all-new 246

September 21, 2017 10:14 AM Google's $1.1 billion HTC deal: Can Google learn from its Motorola miscues?

Google wants more hardware manufacturing heft, but it's unclear whether HTC will be the magic potion the search giant is looking for. Google has acquired "certain HTC employees" mostly working on the Pixel smartphones and a non-exclusive license to intellectual property in a move that foreshadows that it is serious about integrating software and hardware 32

September 21, 2017 7:30 AM Google and HTC enters a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement

Google and HTC Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. HTC will receive USD 1.1 billion in cash from Google as part of the transaction. Separately, Google will receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual 115

September 20, 2017 12:17 PM HTC shares suspended on Google takeover rumours

Shares in the Taiwanese smartphone firm HTC will be suspended from trading on Thursday amid rumours Google's parent Alphabet is planning a takeover. The company issued a statement in response to a report in the China Times, and a request from the Taiwanese Stock Exchange. HTC was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to compete 28

August 27, 2017 8:04 AM As HTC Considers Selling Its Vive Virtual Reality Business, Palmer Luckey Ponders If He Should Acquire It

Earlier this week, it was reported that HTC, once one of the leading smartphone companies, is contemplating on acquisition prospects. Its virtual reality arm, Vive, is reportedly the most likely candidate to be sold off. In theory, the embattled smartphone maker could convince potential acquirers to purchase the whole company. However, this is less likely 67