Vr articles

AMD bets on wireless VR with Nitero acquisition

Going wireless is the next major leap for PC-powered VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Looking to take a part in this AMD has announced it is acquiring Nitero, a company that builds wireless chips for streaming…

Qualcomm announces VR development kit, Leap Motion partnership

Qualcomm has announced a new VR development kit for its Snapdragon 835 platform in partnership with hand tracking company Leap Motion. The kit is a self-contained headset reference design that’s powered by the aforementioned chip, and uses cameras inside and…

Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi to lead Facebook's VR efforts

Earlier this week, former Android executive Hugo Barra announced that he was leaving his post leading Xiaomi’s international efforts, citing personal reasons and a desire to go back to his normal life in Silicon Valley and take some much-needed time…

Asus announces VR-ready VivoPC X small form factor desktop

The Asus VivoPC line of desktops have been around for a while, as a serviceable alternative for everyday computing tasks in a form factor doesn’t take up much space. It’s not traditionally aimed at gamers — that where their ROG…

Oculus acquires eye-tracking startup The Eye Tribe

Oculus has acquired eye-tracking startup The Eye Tribe in a bid that could bring more intuitive controls to virtual reality. Both companies confirmed the deal but declined to comment on other details, including financial terms and whether all of The…

HTC gets into VR content with the launch of Vive Studios

Every new platform needs quality content in order to thrive and HTC wants to make sure there’s enough to go around for the Vive headset. After spinning off its virtual reality team into a separate subsidiary earlier this year, the…