The headset has quickly become a sort of gold standard toward mainstream VR adoption—powerful enough to

The headset has quickly become a sort of gold standard toward mainstream VR adoption—powerful enough to run quality 6DoF experiences and convenient enough (both tangibly and at its price point) that far more people feel comfortable jumping into the immersive fray. Data seems to indicate that the headset sold approximately 400,000 headsets in the first five months following release. Meanwhile, the launch of Valve Index, HP Reverb, Oculus Rift S, and VIVE Cosmos brought new bursts of energy to high-end tethered experiences, and PlayStation VR continues to hold a powerful market share of the VR gaming community—with 4.2M units sold by March 2019, with projections indicating a likely eclipse of the 5M mark as we enter 2020. With newer users coming to VR through Quest, 2019 has also been an important year for the industry to catch newcomers up, with classics like SUPERHOT, Job Simulator, and Virtual Virtual Reality from the past few years ported to the new standalone system. Meanwhile, a number of games turned to franchises in 2019, with sequels popping up for Budget Cuts, Dead & Buried and Cloudlands. Beat Saber may remain the most visible title across platforms in the industry,...

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For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Save to read list Published by Tom Mostyn, Editorial Assistant Hydrocarbon Engineering, Thursday, 03 October 2019 10:57 CIRCOR International has announced the RTK® Bottom Blowdown Valve, ideal for optimising equipment efficiency and simplifying blowdown operations. The bottom blowdown valve features a unique angle design that offers quick and problem-free clearing particulate and dissolved solids from the bottoms of steam and hot water boilers. Additional controls promote trouble-free operation over a longer lifetime. The RTK blowdown valve’s seat design enhances valve life with hardened trim and an anti-flashing seat that protects the valve body from cavitation and flashing effects. The angle design manages and reduces pressure in a single stage configuration for PN 63 / DN 20 to PN 160 / DN 50 applications. This means there is no need for frequent replacement or valve rebuilding during routine maintenance. Two styles of quick-open angle blowdown valves are available for high pressure conditions – pneumatic-powered or manual actuation...