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Microsoft's augmented reality Minecraft tease is a reminder of its world-shattering HoloLens demo

Microsooft ends its Build keynote with a teaser of what looks like an augmented reality version of Minecraft. In a sense, we've already seen it, as part of Microsoft's killer HoloLens demo a few years ago.

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Valve's $999 Index VR headset promises 'high-fidelity virtual reality' with revolutionary controls

Valve's Index VR headset is loaded with cutting-edge tech designed to appeal to virtual reality enthusiasts.

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Magic Leap hands-on: Magic, sure, but augmented reality is still a long way away from mass consumption

Next week Magic Leap One devices will start showing up in select AT&T stores, but at more than $2,000 this very-much-prototype tech is hard to recommend even to early adopters.

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5G could be the foundation of next-gen 'cloud VR'

AT&T, Ericsson, and a number of companies showed off streamed VR to headsets, using 5G to minimize nausea-inducing latencies while keeping the resolutions high.

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Hands-on: The $399 Oculus Rift S kicks off the next gen of PC-based VR by appealing to the masses

The overhauled Oculus Rift S keeps pushing VR towards the mainstream by sticking to a wallet-friendly price and reasonable resolutions.

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HTC reveals two new VR headsets, the untethered Vive Cosmos and gaze-tracking Vive Pro Eye

Only the HTC Vive Cosmos seems worth your attention, though.

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HTC Vive Focus hands-on impressions: No-PC, no-wires VR at a too-steep price

The Vive Focus is coming stateside with a $599 price tag, and that's too much for what HTC's offering.

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HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset is coming to the U.S. for $600

HTC's no-PC-needed Vive Focus headset is coming stateside after a Chinese debut, but it costs $200 more than the rival Oculus Quest.

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Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

The Oculus Quest offers true standalone wireless VR, complete with handtracking that actually works. Most of the time.

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The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

The $399 Oculus Connect VR headset will break free of PCs this spring.

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TimeRide VR offers Gamescom visitors a fascinating virtual tour of Cologne's imperial age

TimeRide VR's tour of prewar Cologne drives home how effective the medium can be in educational circumstances.

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How next-gen motion capture will supercharge VR arcades

Motion capture has long been integral to visual effects in blockbuster films and videogames. But now a new mo-cap system from Vicon is heading to virtual reality arcades.

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Cybershoes let you physically run through virtual reality from the comfort of your chair

Cybershoes are like a VR treadmill, but without the treadmill. Or the standing.

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Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality review: Easy to set up, hard to use

Windows Mixed Reality headsets use impressive technology that make them easy to set up, but frustrating to use.

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Skyrim VR review: Staring down life-sized dragons is terrifying

Few other VR games rival Skyrim VR's epic scope and scale, but dated graphics and bolted-on VR interface issues are an arrow to the knee.

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Tobii's eye-tracking tech is niche on PCs, but makes virtual reality feel like magic

Integrated into a VR headset, Tobii’s eye-tracking technology is a godsend. I got the chance to demo a unit at GDC. This is what it was like.

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HTC's next-gen Vive Pro gets a price, and the original Vive gets a $100 price cut

The Vive Pro finally has a price tag—but only the headset itself—and HTC is slashing the original HTC Vive's price.

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Oculus releases fix after temporarily breaking Rift VR headsets worldwide

Oculus Rift headsets everywhere stopped working on Wednesday. They can be fixed now, but it shouldn't have happened in the first place.

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