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Oculus’s latest acquisition could bring eye-tracking to VR

As virtual reality becomes increasingly mainstream, coming up with more and more efficient ways to render what you see will be vital as a way of conserving power and boosting frame rates. So technology that makes it possible to render only what you’re actually looking at is a popular way to go. That’s why Facebook-owned … Continue reading “Oculus’s latest acquisition could bring eye-tracking to VR”

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As virtual reality becomes increasingly mainstream, coming up with more and more efficient ways to render what you see will be vital as a way of conserving power and boosting frame rates. So technology that makes it possible to render only what you’re actually looking at is a popular way to go.

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That’s why Facebook-owned Oculus’s acquisition of The Eye Tribe, reported by TechCrunch today, could be a big deal: Its technology, known as “foveated rendering,” is meant to do just that. And that’s why the startup has raised $3 million. 

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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