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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
'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
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, 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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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' 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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