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The HTC Vive Shows Us Virtual Reality Is Not Just About Games

The HTC Vive is the beginning of a fundamental change to the way we compute. While other authors are reviewing the HTC Vive itself today, I will talk about the evolution of the platform and software ecosystem. (Image source: Anshel Sag) I’ve spent the last year deep inside Virtual Reality, putting on every headset and trying …

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The Far Reaching Implications Of Crytek’s VR First Initiative And AMD Partnership

Many announcements from game publishers, developers and hardware partners have come out Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) 2016 in San Francisco this week. One of the biggest that got less attention than it deserved was the growth of Crytek’s VR First initiative and their partnership with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Both AMD and Crytek have been pioneers in …

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GTC 2016: Where The Cool Kids Are Going In April For VR, AI, Self-Driving Cars And Robotics

GTC Keynote Speakers from NVIDIA, IBM, Toyota NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) originally started in 2009 and competitors perceived it as a self-serving show to push the company’s own GPU programming language, CUDA. Well, years later CUDA has caught on and GTC has become one of the premiere events in the world where the highest …

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Samsung Could Have A Winner With The Gear 360 VR Camera, Based On Hands-On Experiences At #MWC16

Every year hundreds of thousands of mobile experts and mobile enthusiasts converge upon Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress. I attended this year’s Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) in Barcelona and expected there to be a huge trend towards VR which Moor Insights & Strategy VR head Anshel Sag has covered extensively. This …

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Valve May Have Solved The Consumer PC Virtual Reality Content Problem

(Photo credit: Anshel Sag) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Valve at their Steam VR Developer Showcase at Fremont Studios in Seattle. The event was an all-day experience where press and analysts could try out 12 different upcoming VR titles from various independent developers for the HTC Vive. The event was designed to offer an …

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What To Expect At Mobile World Congress 2016

(Photo credit: Anshel Sag) I expect Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 is going to be a little different than before thanks to a few upcoming key technologies I’ll be previewing. When I go to Barcelona later this month, along with Moor Insights & Strategy’s Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead, I still expect to see  a mobile-focused show with companies like HTC, LG …

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VRLA Virtual Reality Event Mirrors The Explosive Growth Of The VR Industry

(Image Source: Anshel Sag) Less than two years ago, Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) started out as a very small event with a hundred people according to founder Cosmo Scharf. AtVRLA’s 2016 Winter Expo on January 23rd, VRLA brought in over 3,000 attendees and 33 sponsors over the course of less than two years, representing …

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Oculus VR’s Botched Launch Is A Consequence Of Poor Communication And Leadership Decisions

This week, Facebook’s Oculus launched the much awaited Oculus Rift VR headset with final pricing. However, the launch was not received with the fanfare that many had expected, even though Facebook’s Oculus was finally making their headset available to the public after years of development. The deflated attitude towards the Oculus Rift came from several …

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HTC’s New Vive Pre VR Headset Makes Huge Leap Towards Consumer Version

(Photo credit: Anshel Sag) HTC’s Vive VR headset is the result of Valve’s partnership with HTC to create a premium VR experience. Over the past year or so, HTC and Valve have shown themselves to be a worthy competitor to Facebook’s Oculus and the Oculus Rift. As Oculus prepares to launch their consumer version, known …

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The Dangers Of Setting VR Expectations And Valuations Too High

(Photo credit: Anshel Sag) Ever since Facebook acquired Oculus to the tune of $2 billion, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have attracted interest. VR is getting a lot of attention because of support from the hardware, ISV, middleware, and investment communities. Since 2010, VR has gotten a total of $800 million in investment, …

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Is Facebook’s Oculus Really Ready For Prime Time?

Virtual Reality, also known as VR, is slowly becoming a popular topic of discussion among those in the technology and gaming industries. Much of this was kickstarted thanks to the funding and creation of the Oculus Rift Developer’s Kit 1 and its subsequent acquisition by Facebook. Since then, Facebook’s Oculus and VR as an industry …

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Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing everything they can to distance …

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