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Why IT will be key to successful VR marketing

Savvy CIOs have an opportunity to position themselves at the intersection of marketing and virtual reality, and their IT teams should get involved early and take a vested interest in the advancement of VR.

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Tested: This all-AMD $650 PC proves VR-ready rigs don't have to be expensive

Conventional wisdom says you need to spend $1,000 on a VR-ready PC. This $650 computer powered by AMD's FX-6350 and Radeon RX 480 proves it wrong.

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Intel may make chips specially for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices.

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You can try HoloLens' radical mixed reality experiences at Microsoft Stores this fall

Microsoft's HoloLens Roadshow is bringing the augmented reality headset to Microsoft Stores in the U.S. and Canada in September and October for one-on-one demonstrations.

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PAX 2016: Rock Band VR hands-on

Rock Band VR ditches the trademark note highway so you can feel more like a true guitar god. It makes for a good Oculus Touch demo, but does it have staying power?

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Dell believes VR will be as important as gaming to PCs

VR is important for Dell, but the company doesn't want to rush in and then regret it. Dell is taking a measured approach to evaluate VR, in which issues around headsets and user experiences have yet have to be resolved.

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Qualcomm's all-in-one VR design aims for a sweet spot

Hard-core virtual reality enthusiasts can shell out for a high-end display and a gaming PC, while casual users buy cheaper headgear that relies on their smartphones. This week, Qualcomm unveiled a reference design for self-contained...

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Lenovo adds Google Daydream products to its roadmap

Lenovo is joining Google's fledgling effort to bring virtual reality to the masses with new devices planned for the Daydream hardware and software platform.

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Asus may be planning Microsoft HoloLens competitor in its VR push

Move on, laptops and desktops; Asus believes virtual reality headsets will be the new PC, and will release its own head-mounted computers in the future.

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Facebook's new algorithm will help save VR movies from shaky-cam

Facebook wants to make sure that any VR home movies shared on its social network won't make people puke. That's why the company is building a new video stabilization algorithm that will help smooth out all of the bumps and shakes that...

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 will power Google Daydream phones

The first smartphones to use Google's Daydream virtual reality platform are coming later this year, and many could have Qualcomm's latest processor, the Snapdragon 821.

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Intel's new Kaby Lake chips for PC: Here's the company's vision

New chips can be a reason to upgrade PCs. But does Intel's latest 7th Generation Core chip, code-named Kaby Lake, have enough bite to trigger replacements of old PCs?

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HoloLens secrets revealed: Microsoft details its 24-core 'holographic processor'

Microsoft just revealed the secret sauce behind the HoloLens' innovative holographic processor unit at the annual Hot Chips conference.

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MIT Media Lab sponsors hackathon pushing limits of VR and AR

Participants in the Reality, Virtually, Hackathon sponsored by MIT Media Lab will create new applications for AR and VR technology.

Lack of a high-quality GPU may hold Intel back in its AI and VR chase

GPUs aren't a big presence at the ongoing Intel Developer Forum, which is centered around the chip maker's AI and VR strategy. Intel is highlighting its CPUs and FPGAs for those categories, and the lack of a GPU to chase all the...

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Will Apple release the iMac Pro in 2016?

Rumors indicate that a pro version of Apple’s iMac desktop computer could be released in 2016. If it happens many Mac gamers will rejoice at getting a truly more powerful iMac.

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Intel doubles down on Project Alloy as the savior of the PC

Both Intel and Microsoft are betting that Project Alloy, the new "merged reality" headset that will be free to whoever wants it, will be the next big thing for PCs.

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Intel debuts Project Alloy VR headset

The biggest news out of the Intel Developer Forum this year is Project Alloy — Intel’s push in virtual and augmented reality.

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