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Oculus Rift, Touch Each Drop $100

Oculus has significantly reduced the price of its Rift headset and Touch controllers, which now cost $598 together, a $200 decline. Separately, the Rift has fallen to $499 and the Touch controllers are only $99. Both items received $100 cuts. Sensors also dropped.

Snap Might Be Creating A Drone

Snap, the maker of Snapchat, may be looking at other camera products that'll go beyond its Spectacle glasses. The New York Times claims the company is working on a drone that can be used for recording videos and taking pictures presumably for Snapchat.

Sony Teases Next-Gen Earphones With Open-Ear Tech

Last year, Sony launched new wireless earbuds called Xperia Ear. At this year's MWC, the company has unveiled the next-gen earphones based on open-ear audio technology. The earphones are a product of Sony's Future Lab Program, but they are still in the early prototype phase.

Google Home Reaching UK In The Spring

Google's Echo competitor, the Home, is going to be available in the UK this spring. So far the smart home speaker has only been sold in the US, but we're just a short time away from that changing. The Home was introduced in October 2016 and includes Google Assistant.

Google Has Shipped 10M Cardboard VR Viewers

Over 10 million Cardboard VR viewers have been shipped by Google since the inexpensive mobile VR system's release, says VP of VR Amit Singh. The executive also mentioned there have been 160 million Cardboard app downloads and 30 different apps have over 1 million downloads.

Valve And LG Partners To Make New SteamVR Headset

Valve has announced today that it has partnered with LG to produce a new virtual reality headset for the SteamVR tracking system. The head-mounted device will be shown at GDC 2017 later this week, where both companies will take feedback to finalize the commercial units.

HTC Details Two Upcoming Vive VR Accessories

Back at CES 2017 last month, HTC announced a pair of new accessories for its Vive VR headset. The company has now shared more information on the Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap. The former accessory will available for developers to order on March 27 for $100, while the latter

Fitbit Alta HR May Be In Development

A Fitbit Alta with a heart rate sensor (the Fitbit Alta HR) appears to be in the works, according to a new leak. Wareable spotted a piece of text in the Fitbit website's source code that includes the name "Alta HR," indicating that model may be coming down the pike.

PlayStation VR Approaching 1 Million Sales

Sony has revealed remarkably high sales of the PlayStation VR. In only four months, the virtual reality headset has sold 915,000 units, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House. The company only set a goal of 1 million sales for the first six months.

DJI Matrice M200 Can Handle Flying In Rain, Snow

DJI has a new drone model, the Matrice M200, that's capable of flying in the rain or snow for up to 30 minutes. It's the follow-up to DJI's M100, a well-received model that was released a couple years ago. This is the first DJI model to have an upward-facing gimbal mount.

Sony Xperia Projector Gets Name, Release Date

Sony has finally attached a name and release date to its Xperia projector. The device was introduced during last year's MWC, but few details about it were initially revealed. Now, Sony says the "Xperia Touch" will be released in the spring for €1,599 in Europe.