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New app for HoloLens is designed for architects

Architects have a new reason to pick up Microsoft's HoloLens. A new app can help them explore 3D models of buildings.

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HTC pushes VR arcades with new Vive software

HTC launched a new Viveport Arcade platform to help promote the spread of virtual reality.

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IBM engineer sees AR trumping VR for data visualization

When it comes to enterprise data visualization, IBM Software Engineer Rosstin Murphy thinks augmented reality trumps virtual reality. Here's why.

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Google's Daydream View VR headset to ship Nov. 10 for $79

The VR headset will work with phones compatible with Daydream, including Google's Pixel.

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New ARM GPU could bring VR to low-cost smartphones by 2018

It's the early days for mobile virtual reality, and a robust VR-capable smartphone could cost you more than $500. But a new GPU from ARM could make VR a default feature in low-cost handsets by 2018.

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Google buys eye-tracking VR firm Eyefluence

Google has acquired a 3-year-old eye-tracking company focused on virtual and augmented reality, signaling the tech giant's interest in the immersive technologies.

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For cordless VR and more, WiGig may be worth the wait

On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched a certification process for WiGig products, which will go as fast as 8Gbps (bits per second) and could include virtual-reality headsets and high-speed office Wi-Fi zones.

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Gartner's top 10 near-term predictions for tech

Among Gartner's 10 predictions for the near term are a fast move to augmented reality, the decline of mobile apps, and a major shift away from web browsing to voice interaction.

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The all-out battle for game realism takes two dramatic steps forward

Battlefield 1 by Electronic Arts and the Sony PlayStation are competing for your attention. Which one offers the most immersion?

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You can now buy your Playstation VR for $399

Sony's virtual reality headset works with the PS4 console and will feature 50 compatible games by the end of the year.

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Tim Cook wants Apple to make your life better with AR

Augmented Reality will bring people together

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Dell plans to move VR content creation to the cloud

Dell wants to prove that you don't need a high-end GPU in your computer to create content for virtual reality headsets.

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Intel eyes chips for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices.

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PAX 2016: Rock Band VR hands-on

Rock Band VR ditches the trademark note highway so you can feel more like a true guitar god. It makes for a good Oculus Touch demo, but does it have staying power?

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Dell sees VR as important to PCs as gaming

VR is important for Dell, but the company doesn't want to rush in and then regret it. Dell is taking a measured approach to evaluate VR, in which issues around headsets and user experiences have yet have to be resolved.

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Lenovo adds Google Daydream products to its roadmap

Lenovo is joining Google's fledgling effort to bring virtual reality to the masses with new devices planned for the Daydream hardware and software platform.

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Asus may be planning Microsoft HoloLens competitor in its VR push

Move on, laptops and desktops; Asus believes virtual reality headsets will be the new PC, and will release its own head-mounted computers in the future.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chip will power Google Daydream phones

The first smartphones to use Google's Daydream virtual reality platform are coming later this year, and many could have Qualcomm's latest processor, the Snapdragon 821.

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