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CES 2017: Intel VR headset turns living room into game

Wed Jan 04 19:13:13 EST 2017 | BBC News
Intel has shown off a headset that can replace a room's pre-scanned furniture with more appropriate video game scenery in virtual reality. The capabilities of the firm's Project Alloy headset, currently in development, were demoed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Chief executive Brian Krzanich said Intel planned to license the technology to manufacturers by the end of 2017. But one analyst said VR remained a difficult market to target. The headset does not require a separate PC or a connection..

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Intel has shown off a headset that can replace a room's pre-scanned furniture with more appropriate video game scenery in virtual reality. The capabilities of the firm's Project Al..
Intel's Project Alloy prototype rests on a stand inside the company's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 5, 2017. Credit: Blair Hanley Frank Intel offer..
Intel's Project Alloy prototype rests on a stand inside the company's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 5, 2017. Credit: Blair Hanley Frank Intel offer..
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