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Oculus files patent application for curved display in VR headsets

According to multiple sources, Oculus has filed a patent application for a VR headset that uses curved displays. The application was filed in August, but was published by the WIPO at the end of November. Although it is unclear whether the patent will be granted, and additionally unclear as to when a curved-display Oculus headset may be manufactured, the technology would help resolve a number of issues with VR headsets using conventional flat displays. First, using a curved display can simplify the construction of VR headsets; while standard flat-panel displays require sometimes quite sophisticated lens systems to account for optical distortion, a curved display can


VR World

LG to Launch Supersized 21:9 Curved Screen at IFA 2014

First introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, manufacturers are pushing curved displays as the next step in immersion. At next month’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, LG plans to launch the first curved PC display — the LG 34UC97. The display has a 34 inch curved screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9 an resolution coming in at 3440×1440. In the press release LG didn’t mention what connectivity protocol the screen would require, but did say that it would support Thunderbolt 2 for high-speed data transfers. It’s unclear at this time what enthusiasm the market has for curved displays. While


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Updated: Ostendo fails to deliver in more than one way

As many of our readers may know, Ostendo is the company who originally showed their curved display under the Alienware brand back at CES in 2008. This product is known as the CRVD was said to be a very early prototype and was not close to the finished product. It did, however, have so much innovation and create a completely new experience that the media started raving about the product. CRVD even ended up as a runner up for Best of CES 2008 award. During that time, we spoke with Alienware’s CEO and Kevin Kettler, Dell’s CTO and both executives were quite enthused about the