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Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half

A new report claims that Oculus is working with Qualcomm to design a headset that won’t require tethering to a PC or phone, and will sell for as little as $ 200. This standalone headset would be a huge step forward for the industry, and it couldn’t come at a better time for Oculus. Oculus may have first demonstrated the VR’s ability to generate community excitement, thanks to its fabulous Kickstarter debut. But the company has struggled over the last 12 months. Hardware shipments were delayed due to component shortages….

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AMD buys into wireless VR: Is it the start of something bigger?

It’s no secret AMD has had its struggles in both the CPU and GPU markets, and has been left behind by Nvidia when it comes to the booming area of GPGPU (General Purpose computing on GPUs). AMD is aiming to change things up by focusing heavily on the emerging VR and AR markets. It has been working hard over the last several years to become a dominant supplier of GPUs for use in VR and AR, including sponsoring device companies like SulonQ and even VR-based internet cafes. Now, it has acquired…

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