Apple Introduces New External Graphics Development Kit for $559, Compatible with macOS High Sierra

Today during the WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple announced a new graphics kit for developers who may wanna test certain applications with external graphics cards on the upcoming Mac software upgrade known both comically and officially as macOS High Sierra. The kit includes an AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics card enclosed in a Sonnet external … Continue reading Apple Introduces New External Graphics Development Kit for $559, Compatible with macOS High Sierra

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Google’s Bringing Chrome and New UI Elements to Daydream in Major Update

During I/O 2017, Google unveiled the first major update for their Daydream VR platform originally introduced last year. The update will include a new utility set alongside improvements to the UI. There's also a pretty unexpected addition headed to Daydream View headsets: Chrome. Yes, folks. While you're in your VR universe, you'll be able to … Continue reading Google’s Bringing Chrome and New UI Elements to Daydream in Major Update

Google Announces Standalone VR Headsets at I/O 2017

https://youtu.be/aJD34uGPQf8 Google today at I/O 2017 announced a new category of VR headsets they'll soon support from manufacturers: standalone VR headsets. They don't require a phone, a PC, or tethered connection to work and use a new headset tracking technology called WorldSense to enable positional tracking with built-in sensors and cameras. These devices will fall in … Continue reading Google Announces Standalone VR Headsets at I/O 2017

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is Getting Google Daydream Support This Summer

Good news for those who are interested in picking up Samsung's Galaxy S8 or S8+: Google has announced at I/O 2017 that the devices will receive support for its Daydream VR platform this summer via a software update. The company didn't give a specific time, but we can expect it before the end of September … Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is Getting Google Daydream Support This Summer

Microsoft’s First Windows Mixed Reality Are Now Available to Developers for Preorder

At Build 2017, Microsoft has announced it's first Windows Mixed Reality headsets from HP and Acer are now available for preorder from interested developers. Each headset features it's own array of sensors and tracking cameras so you don't have to set up any additional equipment around your house, while each has the following specifications onboard. Two high-resolution … Continue reading Microsoft’s First Windows Mixed Reality Are Now Available to Developers for Preorder

Facebook Thinks a VR Playground is the Future

During its F8 conference today, Facebook unveiled Spaces, a VR-powered application that allows for a group of friends to interact in a virtual playground. The company notes that it's impossible to always be physically near the people you care about, so that's why Spaces is a thing. And it's the future. Or, ya know, at … Continue reading Facebook Thinks a VR Playground is the Future

For Whatever Reason, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Doesn’t Support Google Daydream

VRHeads recently attempted to install Google Daydream on Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+. Unsurprisingly, they were unsuccessful, and there's no apparent reason as to why. If you try to install Google Daydream on the Galaxy S8, a phone that exceeds the requirements for Google's VR platform in every conceivable way, you'll be met with an … Continue reading For Whatever Reason, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Doesn’t Support Google Daydream