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posted by martyb on Tuesday April 11 2017, @02:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the next-up:-chipless-wires? dept.

AMD has announced the acquisition of Nitero, a company that made a "phased-array beamforming millimeter wave" wireless chip for VR/AR headsets:

Nitero has designed a phased-array beamforming millimeter wave chip to address the challenges facing wireless VR and AR. Using high-performance 60 GHz wireless, this technology has the potential to enable multi-gigabit transmit performance with low latency in room-scale VR environments. The beamforming characteristics solve the requirement for line-of-sight associated with traditional high-frequency mm-wave systems, potentially eliminating wired VR headsets and enabling users to become more easily immersed in virtual and augmented worlds.

I'll say no thanks to a headset with cables connected to it. Those are for the early adopters.

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  • (Score: 1) by butthurt on Tuesday April 11 2017, @07:26PM (2 children)

    by butthurt (6141) on Tuesday April 11 2017, @07:26PM (#492410) Journal

    Combine it with this []? The turbines could provide air flow and could run a generator set to provide power.

  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Tuesday April 11 2017, @07:54PM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {}> on Tuesday April 11 2017, @07:54PM (#492419) Journal

    "How can we make jet packs more unsafe exciting for our customers?"

    "Trick them into thinking they're in a fantasy world!"

    "Brilliant! *sips whisky*"


    Oh wait, you're talking about a power generation scheme. Sounds loud as fuck, 0/10 immersion broken.

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