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6 reasons to buy Sony PlayStation VR over Oculus and HTC Vive

The best VR experience money can buy.

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8 tech startup trends to watch in 2017

Artificial intelligence startups will be big next year, along with startups in cybersecurity, chatbots, VR and legalized recreational marijuana, according to experts.

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How a video-gaming programmer created a popular VR surgical simulator

Last month, start-up Level Ex launched a surgical simulator that was developed by a video gaming programmer who found notoriety by literally throwing together his first app.

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Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live in 360 degrees on YouTube

Get on the street level and gawk at the floats and balloons with a 360-degree live stream viewable in Chrome, or in the YouTube apps for iOS and Android.

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Pixel XL with Google Daydream provide premium mobile VR

Powerful Pixel hardware and a novel headset and controller raise expectations for mobile VR with the release of Google Daydream.

The NFL's making a behind-the-scenes VR video series for YouTube and Google Daydream

Google is using Google's Jump platform to create a nine-episode virtual reality video series.

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Intel chases sports viewing in VR with acquisition of Voke

How nice would it be to view sports events as if you were right in the middle of the action? Intel is betting consumers will embrace sports as part of its virtual reality future.

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IBM engineer says AR will trump VR for data visualization

When it comes to enterprise data visualization, IBM Software Engineer Rosstin Murphy thinks augmented reality trumps virtual reality. Here's why.

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Google's Daydream View VR headset to ship on Nov. 10 for $79

Google's Daydream View virtual reality headset will start shipping on Nov. 10 for $79.

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Hands-on: Paint 3D Preview remixes Paint for the HoloLens generation

Microsoft's Paint moves beyond its 2D roots with Paint3D preview, an app that makes 3D content creation relatively intuitive, clever, and even fun.

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Formula One puts you in the Grand Prix with VR and AR

Last week, Formula One and Tata Communications provided a peek into the future of motorsport when they announced the winners of its 2016 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, focused on fan-created virtual reality and augmented reality...

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Microsoft's $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)

Microsoft revealed an army of VR headsets launching alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update. Here's everything we know so far.

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Microsoft just democratized virtual reality with $299 headsets

Microsoft is partnering with PC OEMs to offer consumers VR headsets that cost less and offer easier setup than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Google buys eye-tracking VR firm Eyefluence

Google has acquired a 3-year-old eye-tracking company focused on virtual and augmented reality, signaling the tech giant's interest in the immersive technologies.

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For cordless VR and more, WiGig may be worth the wait

On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched a certification process for WiGig products, which will go as fast as 8Gbps (bits per second) and could include virtual-reality headsets and high-speed office Wi-Fi zones.

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Gartner: By 2020, you'll say more to a machine than to your spouse

Among Gartner's 10 predictions for the near term are a fast move to augmented reality, the decline of mobile apps, and a major shift away from web browsing to voice interaction.

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6 industries that will be affected by virtual reality

From corporate offices to real estate firms, Pieter Aarts, CEO of the virtual staging application roOomy, discusses the industries that stand to experience the biggest impact from virtual reality.

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Big Black Friday prize: Virtual reality gaming systems?

A fresh infusion of virtual reality gaming systems such as Sony PlayStation VR could make these hot Black Friday 2016 shopping items, but don't expect to get off too easy on prices.

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