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Topic: Oculus Rift

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

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

Oculus Conference Keynote: Why Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Was Nowhere To Be Found

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus was missing in action at the annual Connect developer conference of his company. There are serious reasons why Luckey chose to let others do the talking, and we lined them up for you.

Business Tech October 8, 2016

Oculus Rift Minimum Required Specs Lowered: You Can Now Run The VR Headset Using A $500 PC

One of the biggest limitations of virtual reality is the high costs of the technology. In a move to allow more consumers to enjoy the Oculus Rift, the company has lowered the minimum PC requirements to support the headset.

Gadgets October 7, 2016

Oculus Rift Teams Up With Hollywood: Disney, 'Blade Runner' Sequel Content Coming Soon

Oculus revealed that it has entered into separate partnerships with Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Oculus Rift users will soon be able to watch Disney characters and experience the 'Blade Runner' sequel in virtual reality.

Gadgets October 6, 2016

Sony PlayStation VR Reviews Coming In: How Does It Compare To The Oculus Rift And HTC Vive?

Anticipation is building for Sony's PlayStation VR, which will be released on Oct. 13. How does it compare to other virtual reality headsets in the market, specifically the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive?

Video Games October 6, 2016

Oculus Touch Controllers Have A Hefty Price Tag In The UK: How Much Will They Cost In The US?

The store display of Game in the UK revealed that the forthcoming Oculus Touch will cost 190 pounds, or about $247. Oculus has yet to make an official announcement regarding the VR device's release and pricing once it ships to the U.S.

Wearable Tech September 22, 2016

Best Buy To Launch Oculus Rift VR Demos Across 500 Stores This Holiday Season

Best Buy has revealed its plans to launch Oculus Rift VR headset demos across 500 of its stores during the holiday shopping season. Demos for the PlayStation VR are also in its plans.

Wearable Tech August 25, 2016

The HTC Vive Is The Preferred VR Headset Among Game Developers, And It's Easy To See Why

According to a report by UBM Game Network, developers prefer working on the HTC Vive over rival virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. The report does not provide an explanation, but the reason behind the trend is clear.

Wearable Tech August 24, 2016

Forget Oculus Rift, Meet Nosulus Rift: This Wearable Tech Will Let You Smell Fart In New 'South Park' Game

Ubisoft has developed a new VR wearable device dubbed the Nosulus Rift, which will offer gamers an immersive experience when playing 'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' game. Players wearing the mask-like device will be able to smell the farts of the new character.

Wearable Tech August 22, 2016

Oculus Rift Preorders In Europe And Canada Start Today: Where To Buy The VR Headset

Oculus Rift preorders have now started in Europe and Canada. A number of retailers in the UK, Germany and more will offer the VR headset, which will hit the shelves on Sept. 20.

Wearable Tech August 16, 2016

Microsoft Launches 'Minecraft' VR For Oculus Rift With 2 Important Updates To Prevent Nausea

Microsoft has finally launched the VR version of 'Minecraft' for the Oculus Rift. The title comes with two important updates that eliminate simulator sickness, which is the type of nausea that players sometimes experience in virtual reality.

Video Games August 16, 2016

'Minecraft' Finally Coming To Oculus Rift Next Week: Support Available In Windows 10 Beta

'Minecraft' on the Oculus Rift is about to become a reality, as support for the VR platform is coming to the Windows 10 Beta version next week.

Video Games August 13, 2016

Facebook Opens Area 404: Hardware Lab To Focus On Drones, Lasers, Virtual Reality, And Much More

Facebook opened Area 404, a new 22,000-square-foot laboratory where the company's hardware teams are planning to carry out fast prototyping and modeling of their projects. Yes, the lab's name is taken from the infamous "Not Found" error code.

Business Tech August 3, 2016

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