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Dyson is near-synonymous with household electronics like vacuums and fans these days, but we're learning that it could have gone in a very different direction. The company tells The Next Web that it had been developing a Google Glass-like augmented reality headset, the Halo, between 2001 and 2004....

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Tempted by Google's Glass headset, but worried it'll make you look like a doofus? It's a legitimate concern, but there's hope: Google is now sending out non-functional dummy units that you can try on at home. Potential Explorers were sent an email advertising a "home try-on kit" with four Google G...

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Microsoft offered a few more details on upcoming updates for Xbox One in the form of three new features that testers can preview. First, firmware updates for the Xbox One controller and headset adapter will improve wireless connectivity and are expected to reduce static heard over the headset. Micr...

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After all the rumors and speculation, Sony revealed its virtual reality-oriented headset, Project Morpheus. We'll have hands-on time with the hardware in the evening, but Reviews Content Director Richard Mitchell and Senior Reporter Jess Conditt sat down to give us their thoughts following Sony'...

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Microsoft may unveil its own 3D virtual reality device in the future, providing that sources close to The Wall Street Journal are accurate. "People familiar with the project" reportedly confirmed that the hardware manufacturer developed virtual reality devices and has already filed one patent for t...

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We'll admit it, when we first laid eyes on vrAse -- a smartphone case that gives your handset Oculus Rift-like functionality -- we were a bit... curious? The ambitious/ingenious project was launched on Kickstarter at the end of last year, and while it didn't get quite the huge sum that Oculus did,...

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The appearance of Oculus Rift on the scene has done a great deal to increase the potential of VR, but new rumors indicate Sony is going to show off a headset of its own. Sony launched several head mounted displays (including the HMZ-T3W shown above), but so far hasn't released units with VR capabi...

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Not all models of headset will be compatible with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter coming out in March. Tritton's Warhead model, as well as the Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Xbox 360 Wireless Bluetooth Headset are incompatible, as is any headset with the type of dongle you see pictured above. Ev...

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The DualShock 4 just has a simple 3.5mm audio jack baked right into its body. The Xbox One controller, on the other hand, has a small proprietary port that wasn't designed for connecting a headset to... at least not without some help. In early March, Microsoft will start selling an adapter that wi...

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Intel claims that its Jarvis headset's voice recognition makes it smart, but we've seen voice commands on Bluetooth earpieces before -- what's so special this time around? It's all about offline support, the company tells Quartz. Unlike many wearables, Jarvis can process complex voice requests wit...

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Seattle-based designer Sam Matson developed a headset that tracks "gamer rage" and adjusts a custom game's difficulty to compensate for it. Dubbed "Immersion," Matson's headset uses an optical sensor that reads "minute color changes in the user's ear tissue to approximate a pulse." Matson's prot...

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During a Steam Dev Days talk last week, Valve Research and Development leader Michael Abrash said he expects virtual reality to hit big in the coming years, and that it "could transform the entire entertainment industry," USA Today reported. "Compelling consumer-priced VR hardware is coming, pro...

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Headphone manufacturer Turtle Beach announced today that it will ship free upgrade kits to customers who buy select current-generation gaming headsets, bringing purchased hardware up to speed with Xbox One compatibility. Starting today and ending on January 30, players who purchase Turtle Beach ...

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