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Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 costs CNY 99 or around $14 and available in China only.

Xiaomi Unveils Mi VR Play 2 in China

Xiaomi has launched the Mi VR Play 2 in China, which is the successor of the original Xiaomi Mi VR Play headset.

Viveport Subscription allows Vive owners to to download five compatible titles monthly.

HTC Unveils Viveport VR Subscription Service for $6.99

HTC has announced that it will be launching a subscription option for Viveport to celebrate its first year anniversary.

Claude Zellweger was the creator of the HTC Vive VR headset and HTC 10.

HTC Vive Designer to Join Google Daydream Team

HTC's lead designer, Claude Zellweger, of the Vive has left the company to join the Google Daydream team.

HTC Vive Tracker is an accessory designed for virtual reality content creation. (Twitter)

HTC to Give Out 1000 Vive Trackers to Developers for Free

HTC has announced it is open for applications from developers, offering 1000 of Vive Trackers to them and other creative communities to test the device.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Testify in Oculus Lawsuit

Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas courtroom on Tuesday in order to testify in an ongoing lawsuit involving the virtual reality firm Oculus. The $2 billion lawsuit was to determine whether Oculus stole the technology behind its VR headsets.

AMD

AMD-Powered CyberPowerPC VR-Ready PC Now Out for $499

CyberPowerPC, as part of its partnership with chipmaker AMD, recently unveiled a couple of entry-level pre-built computers that are VR-ready. The base model costs $499, and bundling it with an Oculus Rift will cost $1,100.

HTC Vive Headset Launch will be Delayed Until April Next Year

Paris Cinema Chain Opens Virtual Reality Complex

A movie theater chain based in Paris, France, is giving interested users a chance to experience virtual reality without the need to shell out the cash.

Google Daydream View VR Headset Snow and Crimson variants cost $79 each.

Google Launches Two Color Variants for Daydream View VR Headset

Google has announced two additional colors for its product Daydream View virtual reality headset.

VLC

VLC Media Player to Support 360-Degree Videos Soon

The VLC media player is slated to receive a major update that could usher its entry into the virtual reality platform. The team behind the popular video player announced that VLC will soon support 360-degree videos.

Google Daydream VR

Moto Z, Moto Z Force to Receive Google Daydream VR Certification with Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Smartphone manufacturer Motorola recently announced that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force models are slated to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade this week. Moreover, Motorola added that the same two smartphones will also support Google’s Daydream virtual reality protocol.

MSI VR One

MSI VR One Backpack PCs Hit Market; Base Model Costs $1999

MSI recently released its VR One backpack personal computers designed for virtual reality enthusiasts. Two models were released, the VR One 6RD and the VR One 6RE; both sport the same design and their main differences are the graphics card and storage configuration options.

Nokia Ozo

Sony Pictures Taps Nokia Ozo for Virtual Reality Live Stream Project

Sony Pictures recently announced that it will use the Nokia Ozo 360-degree camera in order to create contents for the virtual reality platform. Sony Pictures said that it will use both the hardware and software platforms of the Nokia Ozo.

MIT has introduced its latest technology called the MoVR, which allows VR headsets and computers to transmit and share data wirelessly.

New MoVR Technology Improves Wireless Virtual Reality Data Transmission

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a new technology that allows virtual reality headsets and personal computers to transmit and share date wirelessly. Dubbed as MoVR, the new technology does not have any restriction like graphics fidelity or frame rate drops, a feature that is considered key when it comes to creating a truly immersive virtual reality experience.

Acer supports the development of high-quality and immersive VR content.

Acer Puts $10 Million Investment Into IMAX VR Fund

Acer has announced that it made a $10 million investment into IMAX’s Virtual Reality Fund.

Viveport Arcade program has over 20 VR titles at launch including titles such as “The Brookhaven Experiment” and “Everest VR.”

HTC to Launch VR Arcades in Public Places

HTC has launched its Viveport Arcade program, which aims to open hundreds of virtual reality (VR) gaming arcades.

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