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New Oculus VR Headset On The Way: Jump Into Virtual Reality With The $200 Oculus Go

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the Oculus Go, a $200 standalone virtual reality headset that looks to attract more people to the technology. Oculus also provided more details on Santa Cruz, its next-generation headset that is in the prototype stage.

Wearable Tech October 12, 2017

As HTC Considers Selling Its Vive Virtual Reality Business, Palmer Luckey Ponders If He Should Acquire It

Oculus Rift creator and cofounder Palmer Luckey asked Redditors if he should buy the HTC Vive. No, not the headset, but the company’s actual virtual reality arm.

Business Tech August 27, 2017

KFC's Oculus Rift Game 'The Hard Way' To Be Used To Train Employees, Teach Them How To Fry Chicken

KFC dives into virtual reality, launching an Oculus Rift game called 'The Hard Way.' From the name itself, the fast-food chain intends to use it as a training simulation to teach employees how to make fried chicken the right way.

Video Games August 24, 2017

Facebook To Unveil $200 Oculus Rift VR Headset This Year

Despite the hype, virtual reality hasn't quite caught on, but Facebook is hoping to change that. The company is rumored to unveil a $200 standalone headset later this year.

Gadgets July 13, 2017

Oculus Rift And Touch Controller Drop To $399 For Limited Time, $200 Off Regular Price

Facebook has kicked off an attractive summer sale, slashing $200 off the price of the Oculus Rift with Touch controller. The bundle is temporarily available at $399 starting Monday, July 10.

Gadgets July 10, 2017

Google Blocks Makes 3D Modeling Accessible To Anyone With An Oculus Rift Or HTC Vive VR Headset

Google Block is the perfect VR app for aspiring 3D model artists. The best part is, it's free, but it requires either an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset.

Google July 7, 2017

Zenimax Now Chasing Samsung's Gear VR After Winning Lawsuit Against Facebook-Owned Oculus

Zenimax, after winning $500 million in a lawsuit against Facebook-owned Oculus, has launched a new lawsuit against Samsung and its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset. Will the legal battle ever end?

Gadgets May 16, 2017

Oculus Cofounder Palmer Luckey Is Officially Leaving Facebook, Just A Year After The Rift Launched

It’s official: Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook, three years after Facebook acquired the company he cofounded. The exit follows Luckey’s thinning public appearances, high-profile lawsuits, and a recent corporate shakeup.

Business Tech March 31, 2017

‘Mission: ISS’ Offers Chance To Visit International Space Station - In Virtual Reality, That Is

Oculus has launched a VR app that lets users explore the International Space Station, and act like astronauts. Mission: ISS app works with the Oculus Rift VR headset andOculus Touch motion controllers and can be downloaded for free.

Space March 12, 2017

Sorry, But Your Oculus Rift Won’t Work On Macs Anytime Soon, Says Cofounder

The cofounder of Oculus has confirmed that Mac support for Oculus Rift headsets isn’t in the company’s roadmap, so don’t expect it anytime soon. But the idea shouldn’t be scrapped entirely, too.

Wearable Tech March 3, 2017

Oculus Drops Price Of Entry Into VR: Oculus Rift And Touch Controllers Bundle Now Only $598

Oculus has permanently dropped the price of the Oculus Rift headset and the Oculus Touch controllers, with the bundle now only $598. The company has been working to drive down the high cost of entry into virtual reality.

Wearable Tech March 1, 2017

Zenimax Wants Oculus Rift Sales Stopped: Will Facebook Be Forced Into A Settlement?

After being awarded $500 million in the copyright infringement case with Oculus VR, Zenimax is now seeking an injunction stop sales of the Oculus Rift headset. If the request is granted, it would be a huge blow to Facebook.

Wearable Tech February 25, 2017

Google Rolls Out Tilt Brush For Oculus Rift: Paint In 3D Using Touch Controllers

Google has rolled out Tilt Brush to the Oculus Rift for $29.99. The virtual reality art app received a few changes, as it has been adjusted to work with the VR headset's Oculus Touch controllers.

Video Games February 22, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Visits Oculus Research Lab, Shows Off VR Gloves For Drawing, Typing, And Web-Slinging

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to the Oculus Research Lab in Redmond, Washington. In one of the photos that he uploaded, Zuckerberg can be seen trying out what looks like a prototype for virtual reality gloves.

Gadgets February 10, 2017

Facebook Shutting Down Hundreds Of Oculus Rift Demo Stations In Best Buy Stores

Facebook is shutting down 200 to 500 Oculus Rift demo stations at Best Buy stores. According to Oculus, the move was due to seasonal changes, but in an internal memo acquired by Business Insider, it was because of store performance.

Gadgets February 9, 2017

Samsung Gear VR Outsells Oculus Rift, HTC Vive In 2016

SuperData and Unity have jointly published a report where they reviewed how the different VR headsets performed in 2016. Their studies showed that Samsung’s VR had outsold headsets from other companies.

Wearable Tech February 8, 2017

Preorders For 'Rock Band VR' Bundle Now Open, Hits Oculus Rift On March 23

'Rock Band VR' has now been officially given a release date, shipping March 23 with a bundled Fender Stratocaster guitar. Oculus has now also opened preorders for the game, noting that supplies are limited.

Video Games February 7, 2017

Oculus Ordered To Pay ZeniMax $500 Million In VR Lawsuit: Will Oculus Rift Sales Be Stopped?

The jury has awarded ZeniMax $500 million as a result of the lawsuit that it filed against Facebook-owned Oculus VR. While Oculus will lodge an appeal, ZeniMax could seek an injunction to halt sales of the Oculus Rift.

Business Tech February 2, 2017

Palmer Luckey, Oculus VR Founder, Testifies In Court: 'I Didn't Take Confidential Code'

Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR, had his day in court and denied ZeniMax’s claim that he stole the code used to create the Oculus Rift headset.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 VR Headsets Get A March Shipping Date

Microsoft executive Vlad Kolesnikov confirmed that Windows Holographic VR headsets will be available in March. The devices, however, will only ship to developers, who will be using the devices to write and test VR applications.

Microsoft January 18, 2017

Oculus Ready PCs Starting To Become More Affordable: Gamer Ultra VR Tower Only $500 In Bundle With Oculus Rift

CyberPowerPC's Gamer Ultra VR desktop PC, which is capable of supporting the Oculus Rift, has a price tag of $650. However, it only costs $500 when bundled with the $600 virtual reality headset.

Computers January 10, 2017

CES 2017: HTC Vive Tracker Lets You Use Real Objects As VR Controllers

The HTC Vive booth at CES 2017 has so far failed to produce any new HTC Vive gear but it is demonstrating several accessories, including a tracker that can port any real object into the VR space.

Gaming January 5, 2017

Facebook Acquires The Eye Tribe: How Will The Eye-Tracking Startup Improve The Oculus Rift?

Facebook has acquired The Eye Tribe, which is an eye-tracking technology startup. The social media company made the acquisition to further improve the capabilities of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Business Tech December 29, 2016

'Robinson: The Journey' Coming To Windows PC, Oculus Rift Support

Crytek's 'Robinson: The Journey' Is finally coming to Windows PC with Oculus Rift support. This VR title is not the best due to what many reviewers have to say, but at least it looks good, something Crytek never fails to impress us with.

Video Games December 26, 2016

Honda Gives Pediatric Patients A VR Holiday Experience With Oculus Headsets

Honda teamed up with Oculus Rift to transport pediatric patients to a Christmas village. The activity is part of the automaker's drive to spread joy, especially among children who cannot come home or spend time outside for the holidays.

Wearable Tech December 20, 2016

The 5 Best Oculus Rift Games: 'Minecraft,' 'Eve: Valkyrie,' And More

Oculus Rift was only released this year so the games available to the platform is still not as comprehensive. However, the VR platform already boasts of great contents, covering different game genres.

Wearable Tech December 18, 2016

Oculus CEO Bows Out To Lead New PC VR Division, Leaves Top Spot Open

Oculus has created two new divisions, one focused on PC and one on mobile. Brendan Iribe, Oculus’ chief executive, will lead the PC division, vacating his CEO duties for Oculus.

Wearable Tech December 13, 2016

Try Out Virtual Reality Headsets At This Paris Cinema: Does $25 For 40 Minutes Sound Like A Good Deal?

The MK2 VR facility in Paris allows people to try out the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. The price to play is about $25 for 40 minutes, which is great deal for fans of virtual reality.

Gadgets December 11, 2016

Google, Samsung, HTC, Oculus And Others Band Together To Form Global VR Association

Virtual Reality heavyweights Google, HTC, Oculus, Samsung, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Acer have formed a nonprofit VR organization called the Global Virtual Reality Association. The GVRA is tasked to promote the development and adoption of VR globally, among other things.

Wearable Tech December 10, 2016

Oculus Touch Review Roundup: Do The VR Motion Controllers Finally Complete The Rift?

The Touch motion-sensing controller for Oculus Rift is now out. The bulk of the reviews coming out of the press is saying that it is completing the entire VR experience and here is why.

Wearable Tech December 5, 2016

Microsoft's HoloLens Reaches More Markets: Australia, The UK And More

Microsoft HoloLens is now available for preorder in seven new countries in addition to the United States and Canada. It will come in commercial and developer editions and can be purchased directly at Microsoft Stores.

Microsoft December 5, 2016

Google's Daydream View VR Headsets Now Up For Preorder In Crimson And Snow Color Options

Google adds two new colors to the Daydream View VR several weeks after the standard Slate's rollout. The device itself is still 'dumb,' which means it has no electronics component except for the NFC chip.

Google December 3, 2016

Oculus Touch Ready For Dec. 6 Release: Here Are The 53 Launch Games For The Motion Controllers Coming To The Oculus Rift

The Oculus Touch for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is set to be released on Dec. 6. Here are the launch titles supporting the motion controllers that will be added to the Oculus Store on the same date.

Video Games December 2, 2016

Xbox One Owners Can Stream Games In VR Via The Oculus Rift Starting December

Owners of the Xbox One can now stream games directly to the Oculus Rift, but bear in mind that while this is done in VR, the games are not VR games. They are played in a type of theater mode similar to how one would watch a movie.

Video Games November 24, 2016

MIT's MoVR Lets HTC Vive, Oculus Rift VR Headsets Go Wireless Via Millimeter Waves

MIT has developed a system that enables wireless connection for virtual reality headsets. Named the MoVR system, it uses high-frequency radio signals called millimeter waves, pushing out data to the VR headset at speeds in the Gbps range.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

Google Daydream vs. Oculus Rift: Which VR Headset Should You Buy?

Google has released its latest virtual reality headset Google Daydream, which is compatible with a limited selection of smartphones at the moment. Here is a comparison between Daydream and its popular rival Oculus Rift.

Gadgets November 12, 2016

Oculus Rolls Out Asynchronous Spacewarp: Rift VR Headset Now Supported On Cheaper PCs

Oculus has rolled out the Asynchronous Spacewarp, a new technology that lowers the minimum requirements for a PC to support the Oculus Rift.

Computers November 11, 2016

Google To Roll Out WebVR Support To Chrome For Android In January: Daydream Platform Shaping Up Soon

Google is poised to unleash stable Chrome builds for Android and PC to support WebVR. This means that the public will soon get to experience virtual reality while browsing web pages.

Google November 9, 2016

Third Oculus Sensor Gives You Room-Scale VR, And It's Available For Preorder Now At $79

Oculus has launched a third standalone sensor for the Oculus Rift that will allow the setup of a room-scale VR. It is now available for preorder and will start shipping on Dec. 13.

Wearable Tech November 1, 2016

Google Daydream View vs. Samsung Gear VR: Which Smartphone-Powered VR Headset Offers More?

The Google Daydream View is now available for preorder, which means that the Samsung Gear VR will no longer be alone in the mobile-VR niche. So which one is the better virtual reality headset?

Gadgets October 31, 2016

Microsoft's Windows 10 VR Headsets Start At $300: Here's What You Need To Know

Microsoft's VR headset range are manufactured in partnership with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Each device offers unprecedented flexibility because of its unique sensors and the requirement for conventional computing setup.

Microsoft October 27, 2016

'Eagle Flight' Review Roundup: What Gamers Think Of Ubisoft's Open-World VR Game

'Eagle Flight' is one of Ubisoft's first games developed for the Oculus Rift. It takes place in an open world VR setting of a futuristic Paris that can be explored through an effective movement system in the virtual space.

Video Games October 19, 2016

Oculus Acquires InfiniLED: Why The VR Company Wants The Low-Power LED Display Specialist

InfiniLED, Oculus' latest acquisition, is an Ireland-based tech startup that manufactures LED technology that can produce more light and better display quality than current technologies such as OLED, Plasma and LCD. It also requires less power that can drastically reduce cost.

Business Tech October 18, 2016

Preorders For Oculus Touch Motion Controllers Now Up: Bundle Priced At $199, Shipping Out By Dec. 6

Preorders for the Oculus Touch have now been opened with a price tag of $199. The bundle for the motion controllers will include two games, and will begin shipping by Dec. 6.

Gadgets October 11, 2016

Facebook And Oculus Go Beyond The VR Headset

Oculus Rift is not just a headset - it's an important aspect of a platform Facebook is creating to woo developers and media content creators. Facebook and Oculus are planning to spend another $250 million in VR development.

Gadgets October 8, 2016

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