Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headset Prices Drop Dramatically; New K-12 Laptops Debut

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Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality headsets are available at prices far below their introduction targets, while the company is highlighting new low-cost laptops meant to aid in its fight against Google’s Chromebooks.

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Sonic weapon knocks drones right out of the sky

LAS VEGAS — Smartphones, virtual-reality headsets, toy robots, quadcopter drones and self-balancing scooters can be hacked by powerful sonic blasts, a team of Chinese researchers demonstrated at the Black Hat security conference here last week.

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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

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Microsoft isn’t bringing VR headsets to E3 to show off on Project Scorpio, but the company has applied for a new trademark on the word DirectReality. Could specialized API support be on its way?

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Hands On With Augmented Reality From ODG and Meta

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2016 was a coming-out year for consumer-priced VR headsets from Oculus and HTC. 2017 is slated to be the year for AR wearables, with launches from ODG and Meta. We go hands on with both.

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HTC surges past Oculus, promises to ship all Vive orders within 72 hours

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HTC announced today that it will ship all Vive headsets within three days while Oculus own ship-dates are still stuck in the August timeframe. That’s a significant coup for HTC, even if its hardware is more expensive.

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The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.

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Review: Razer's Kraken Pro analog gaming headset

As with most Razer products, the Kraken Pro headset’s over-the-top aesthetics and unique features, like foldable ear cups, a retractable microphone and iPhone compatibility, are designed to set it apart from the crowd.



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