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Razer adds Android and position tracking support to its open VR platform

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  • Razer adds Android and position tracking support to its open VR platform

    Razer and a small group of other companies have been trying to standardize how VR headsets work, and today the standard is getting an important update. Razer said this morning that OSVR — the Open Source Virtual Reality platform— now supports Android and position tracking. Position tracking, in particular, was a noted absence from OSVR's initial release back in January. It's something that the biggest VR headsets are using, and OSVR had to eventually get on board with it. Android support is a nice update as well, which should allow developers to start creating mobile VR experiences. Hardware support within OSVR will eventually be added to allow Android phones to take the place of a dedicated VR display.

  • Razer's VR kit gets Android support and position tracking

    Razer recently launched its Open Source VR intiative, complete with a virtual reality headset to get more developers into the VR game. The initial launch notably lacked Android support and positional tracking hardware, but it's now filed those holes with its latest OSVR Hacker Development Kit (HDK) 1.2. The IR system is included in the kit price, including the 100Mhz IR LED system and a camera that provides 360 degrees of position tracking. Previously, Razer included IR position tracking designs and templates, but didn't supply the hardware.

Nvidia Shield Review: The Best Way To Experience Android TV

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Nvidia has built two Shield devices in the past, but their latest hardware to carry the brand differs a little since it’s the first non-portable in the lineup.

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Android Leftovers

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How to Use Android like a PC

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These days, smartphones and tablets have all but overtaken the PC in terms of user adoption. Even those folks who own desktop PCs usually spend far more time in front of their smart phones or tablets.

This reflects my experience as well, since I do most of my work from an Android tablet when I'm not at home. In this article, I'll explain how common mobile users such as myself are able to substitute their PC with Android devices when access to a desktop PC isn't available.

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Razer acquires Ouya (Android game system startup)

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Gaming accessory maker Razer has acquired Android game console maker Ouya. Rumors had suggested Ouya was looking for a buyer, and recently we’d heard that Razer was close to reaching a deal to acquire the company.

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Android Leftovers

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Hacking An Android Laptop To Run Linux

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When the A10 notebook was released, there was a statement going around saying it was impossible to install Linux on it. For [Steffen] that was a challenge. He cracked open this netbook and took a look around the Flash chips. There were two tiny pads that could be shorted to put the device in recovery mode, and the entire thing can be booted from a USB stick.

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AndEx Lets You Run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Your PC with Linux Kernel 4.0

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The time has come to update your AndEx installation to a new version build on top of the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop mobile operating system and Linux kernel 4.0.3, as Arne Exton has informed us recently.

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Android Leftovers

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Five unusual Android launchers to spruce up your phone

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One of the benefits of Android's openness is that many of its parts can be replaced by third party apps and services. One of those parts is the homescree and app launcher, the very first piece of software the user meets when using their smartphone. After the lock screen, of course. You might have heard of launchers like Nova, Apex, Go, or even Google's own Google Now, but here are five more that you won't usually read about in the news unless they have a major update or release.

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