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Resident Evil 4 in VR shouldn’t work — but somehow it does

Oculus I didn’t have stellar hopes going into Resident Evil 4’s virtual reality adaptation. VR versions of non-VR games are often at best superfluous and at worst painful — sometimes literally if you’re prone to motion sickness. Resident Evil 7 supported VR to questionable effect in 2017. And Resident Evil 4 in VR, an Oculus Quest 2 version...

I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photoshop it onto a model

Wearable gadgets live or die on whether they’re actually comfortable to wear — it’s tough to recommend a fitness tracker that gives me a rash or a headset constantly dragging my head down. So, for HTC’s new, exceptionally light Vive Flow VR headset, the company wanted to show just how effortlessly it might fit into your life, commissioning pictures...

The $499 HTC Vive Flow is VR for people who don’t like VR

HTC wants to find a new VR market — but what is it? After years of focusing on business-oriented virtual reality, HTC is launching a $499 entertainment-focused headset called the Vive Flow in November, with preorders starting globally today. The new Vive Flow looks radically different from most HTC Vive devices. It’s a standalone piece of hardware...

Facebook execs tease VR prototype hardware with new photos

Image: Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook virtual reality lead and soon-to-be CTO Andrew Bosworth (or “Boz”) are playing around with prototype VR (or AR) tech and want to show it off. Both executives have posted pictures of themselves wearing prototype headsets and linking the concepts to Facebook’s work on the metaverse. While the headsets...

Why look at reality when you can edit what you see in real time?

The adoption of augmented reality is happening slowly but surely, and it’s easy to see one possible future for the technology: hardware that lets you edit what you see in real time, replacing objects around you with virtual overlays. Call it mixed reality, to be more precise. Recent research from academics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and ETH...

HTC’s new headset has leaked and it’ll make you look like a bug

A leaked marketing image of the unannounced HTC Vive Flow VR headset. | Image: Evan Blass on Twitter On Monday, I wrote about leaked details of an unannounced HTC Vive Flow VR headset that’s expected to be announced at an event on Thursday. Just one day later, we now know what it looks like thanks to images shared by prolific leaker Evan...

Magic Leap somehow raised $500 million to make another AR headset

Magic Leap Magic Leap has raised $500 million in funding and is preparing to release a new AR headset, the Magic Leap 2, next year, the company announced Monday. The headset will be generally available next year, the company said, and “select customers” are using it as part of an early access program. CEO Peggy Johnson said in a statement...

HTC’s new Vive Flow headset reportedly launches this week

A promotional image for HTC’s upcoming event. | Image: Engage HTC is planning to release a new VR headset this week and is also working on its own metaverse-like virtual world, according to a report from Protocol. Let’s start first with that new headset. It’s reportedly a standalone VR headset called the Vive Flow and is intended to be...

Canon’s new dual-fisheye EOS R lens is for creating 3D VR content

Canon has announced what’s easily the oddest glass yet for its EOS R mirrorless camera system: a dual 5.2mm f/2.8 fisheye. The fisheye lenses are 60mm apart and are designed for creating 3D VR images and video content; Canon calls out the Oculus Quest 2 as a potential hardware destination and says this is “the world’s first digital interchangeable lens...

Valve reportedly developing standalone VR headset codenamed ‘Deckard’

Valve’s first VR headset, the Index. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Valve could have a second VR headset in development with a standalone design similar to what’s currently offered by Facebook’s lineup of Oculus Quest headsets. Evidence for the new headset was brought to light by YouTuber Brad Lynch. He found multiple references...

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