Microsoft’s listed partners are all already working in VR to some extent. Acer is working with Starbreeze to produce the high-end StarVR headsets, and Asus showed off a leather-strapped headset behind glass at Computex. Lenovo and Chinese startup AntVR partnered for a mobile VR setup. While HP and Dell don’t have headsets, both have produced backpack-mounted PCs. None of these companies, however, are major players in the consumer headset space, which is dominated by HTC, Sony, Samsung, and Facebook-owned Oculus. In fact, given that Microsoft has worked closely with Oculus in the past, it’s interesting to see the company absent here — at the announcement of what is essentially a new line of Windows VR products. … [Read more...] about Microsoft announces new VR headsets for Windows 10, starting at $299
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In the early days of virtual reality games, experiences can largely be divided into two categories: those built explicitly for VR, and those that tack on VR like a promotional bullet point. The latter is a great way to get people interested in the medium — hey, it’s Final Fantasy in VR! — but because of a lack of investment, both in time and forethought, these experiences range from forgettable to terrible. When VR is an afterthought, you can tell. Unfortunately that’s the case with "Blood Ties," the latest downloadable add-on for Rise of the Tomb Raider. … [Read more...] about Rise of the Tomb Raider’s new DLC chapter is worse in VR
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The original Echo Show failed to live up to the hype Amazon created for it, but the 2nd Gen version proved to be well worth the wait. The screen is a lot bigger despite the overall body of the Echo Show being smaller, the speakers are ridiculously good, and the build quality is top notch. Also, just like the Echo Plus, the Echo Show can double as a smart home hub for compatible devices. … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo vs. Dot vs. Show vs. Plus: Which should you buy in 2020?
NEW DELHI: Several existing hotel partners of Oyo expressed concerns over the job cuts at the SoftBank-backed company and said they had received no communication so far about reduction in client-facing roles. Hoteliers ET spoke said they were unable to contact company representatives who were doing business with them. But Oyo said it has maintained a constant flow of communication with its asset owners in all the regions where the restructuring exercise is taking place. Hotel owners said they had an inkling that something was amiss, as the company’s staff had been changing in quick succession, which had also been a major problem area for them. “We are hearing from media reports that a lot of employees at the company have been asked to go, but they have not communicated anything to us. For the past two-three days I’m trying to contact the business development people but they are not picking up our phones,” said Mohammad Ansar, an Oyo partner who owns Hotel … [Read more...] about What is exactly going on at Oyo? Even its partners have no clue