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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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Microsoft Mesh is a cross-platform mixed reality platform for virtual meetings (and maybe Pokémon GO)

Microsoft has been demonstrating how its Hololens mixed reality headset could be used for virtual meetings for about as long as Hololens has been a thing. Now the company is launching a new virtual meeting platform called Microsoft Mesh that works with Hololens, but also with a range of other hardware including phones, tablets, PCs, and […]

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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 […]

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HP’s Reverb high-res VR headset coming in April for $599

HP’s first virtual reality headset designed for use with a Windows PC was priced at $329 when it launched a few years ago. The company followed up with a $449 “professional edition” model last year, featuring the same specs, but a more comfortable design. Now HP is kicking things up a notch with the introduction […]

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Microsoft brings Win32 desktop apps to Windows Mixed Reality

The Windows Mixed Reality experience in Windows 10 lets you put on a VR headset and interact with apps, games, and videos in a more immersive way than you would wall staring at a monitor or laptop screen. But what if you just want to do some web browsing, check out a PowerPoint presentation, or […]

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Samsung’s Mixed Reality headset gets a display tech spec bump

A year after introducing its first Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Samsung is back with version two. Like the Samsung Odyssey headset that was announced last year, the new Samsung HMD Odyssey+ features dual 1440 x 1600 pixel AMOLED displays, a 110 degree field of view, and support for refresh rates up to 90 Hz. But the company […]

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Magic Leap’s augmented reality headset launches for $2,295

Augmented reality is already here, thanks to smartphone apps that let you collect Pokémon in real-world locations, measure objects by pointing your smartphone at them, or interact with Star Wars characters jumping on your couch. But as cool as it is to see virtual objects superimposed on real-world settings on your phone screen, it’s always clear […]