mp;utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=CJ" rel="noopener">Vive Wireless Adapter, which works with both the upcoming Vive Pro and legacy Vive headsets. So, how does Displaylink make this possible? After all, most high-end VR headsets have been notorious for being a tangle of cords, tethering you down to small play areas near your PC, and presenting potential hazards and obstacles to playing.

Including a wireless option would require a very quick wireless connection, because of the massive amount of data streaming from the PC to the headset and back again. “Enabling the very best wireless VR user experience requires a combination of the best technology and partnerships,” said Frank Soqui, general manager of VR and gaming at Intel. “Intel 802.11ad WiGig radios working in conjunction with DisplayLink’s XR codec take HTC’s Vive to a whole new level.” To do that, the Displaylink technology uses Intel’s WiGig technology — think of a typical WiFi connection on steroids.

Connectivity runs over the 60GHz frequency band, which is great for preventing interference with existing Wi-Fi networks. Bandwidth fluctuations are bad for graphics, but Display link’s codec dynamically adjusts the bandwidth in real time, to deliver 90 frames per second with its current build, and up to 120 fps in the future. You’ll have to wait a little while before you get your hands on one of these wireless adapters — they won’t hit store shelves until the third quarter of 2018.

Still, keep an eye out — pre-orders will likely open in advance of the official launch date.

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Sony a9, now with updated firmware, is a speed demon in a race against DSLRs

On April 19, the company that created the first full-frame mirrorless camera launched its fastest pro camera yet — and it might just be a DSLR killer. The Sony a9 is a mirrorless camera that packs in the world’s first stacked full-frame sensor and upends a number of complaints surrounding the earlier a7 series including a 20 frames-per-second (fps) burst speed, the company’s fastest autofocus system yet, a no-blackout viewfinder, and even double the battery life. On Thursday, January 11, Sony expanded the camera with updated firmware to enhance its performance.

At the heart of the new Sony a9 is a full-frame 24.2-megapixel sensor that, unlike traditional sensors, is stacked into multiple separate layers. By separating the sensor into one layer for the pixel area, one layer for processing and one layer dedicated to memory, the camera can handle data at much faster speeds, making it possible to handle the high-resolution files quickly. The stacked sensor is not a first for Sony but it i