Specific Gear Archive

USPTO Granted a Patent for the Oculus DK1 the Same Month the DK1 was Discontinued

In a fast changing market, even a couple of weeks can seem like an eternity. Consumer products may have an effective life span of a year or less before a new version comes out to replace the old version. While this is a sign of a healthy market, the speed can certainly cause some strains […]

Valve’s Lighthouse Patent is Under Third-Party Scrutiny

The Vive has a massive advantage over competitors: the lighthouse. Also called a base station, the lighthouse is an elegant solution to the complex problem of accurately tracking in real-time a VR user in 3-dimensional space. View the Valve’s patent application For the purposes of this article, it is sufficient to understand that the base-station […]