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Meta Quest 3 headset coming this fall for $500 with high-color passthrough for mixed reality

Facebook parent company Meta has been making big bets on virtual and augmented reality in recent years – so big that the company changed its name to Meta to represent its vision for the so-called “metaverse.” And Meta’s Quest headsets have largely dominated that space. But with Apple poised to announce its first mixed-reality headset […]

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Lilbits: Netflix is ending the DVD-by-mail service you didn’t know it still had (plus Pixel Fold and Apple XR headset leaks)

Netflix pretty much launched the streaming video revolution when it introduced its subscription-based streaming movies and TV shows over the internet in 2007. But the company got its start in 1998 when it launched something a bit more old-school: a DVD-by-mail subscription service that was designed to compete with BlockBuster Video rather than broadcast and […]

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Sol Reader’s E Ink headset is a wearable eReader

There are a growing number of headsets that promise to immerse you in virtual or augmented reality for gaming, design, collaboration, or work. The Sol Reader headset doesn’t do any of those things. Instead the startup’s lightweight head-mounted display is basically an eBook reader that you wear. Sol Reader says its headset is coming in […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck, Apple’s AR headset, a Linux-friendly video capture card and more

Valve has confirmed that its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is on track to begin shipping in February, following a short delay. And Apple may be looking at a somewhat longer setback for the virtual reality/augmented reality glasses it’s reportedly been developing since 2015: originally expected to ship this year, they may not be ready […]

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Reports: Apple’s AR headset could launch in 2022, AR could replace iPhones within a decade

Smartphones may have changed the way people interact with technology more than any device since the introduction of laptops, or possibly even personal computers. But Apple is already said to be working on a product category that it thinks could eventually replace smartphones: augmented reality. The company’s first augmented reality (AR) device is expected to […]

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HP Reverb G2 VR headset was designed with help from Valve and Microsoft (coming this fall for $599)

HP’s 2nd-gen virtual reality headset is coming this fall for $599. The HP Reverb G2 features inside-out position tracking, support for gesture support, spatial 3D audio, and a resolution of 2160 x 2160 pixels per eye, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and a 114-degree field of view. But a headset is only as good as the […]

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Lenovo’s ThinkReality headset takes on HoloLens in enterprise augmented reality

Lenovo introduced its first “mixed reality” headsets since 2017, but like most devices designed to use Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, the Lenovo Explorer was really more of a virtual reality headset that blocked out the real world and replaced it with a virtual one. The company’s new ThinkReality A6, meanwhile, is a true augmented reality […]

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Microsoft introduces HoloLens 2 Development Edition

When Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2 a few months ago, the company emphasized that it would be aimed at enterprise customers at launch… but hinted that the mixed-reality headset might support games and other consumer-friendly apps eventually. But first, developers need to build those apps. So Microsoft has unveiled a new HoloLens 2 Development Edition which […]