YouTube VR will launch alongside the Oculus Quest when it comes this May 21. That’s never happened before, it’s worth noting that usually, the app is released months or even years later.
Wearable Tech May 18, 2019
Facebook is developing an artificial intelligence assistant to put in its Portal, Oculus, and potentially future hardware. It’s not clear how it’s going to perform, but don’t count on it being an Alexa or Google Assistant replacement.
Apps/Software April 18, 2019
They haven’t been shipped yet, but watch out for hidden messages like 'The Masons Were Here' on the Oculus Touch controllers bundled with the Rift S or Quest headsets. Oculus says this was a mistake.
Wearable Tech April 13, 2019
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey did not hold punches when giving his view on Magic Leap One headset. Luckey said the product did not live up to the hype despite its expensive price.
Gadgets August 28, 2018
A consortium made up of virtual reality rivals such as Oculus, Valve, Microsoft, AMD, and Nvidia worked together to create the VirtualLink specification. The technology will look to solve the tangled wires problem of VR headsets.
Gadgets July 19, 2018
The Oculus Go, a $199 standalone virtual reality headset that does not need to be connected to a high-end PC or smartphone to function, is now available. Will the device accelerate the entry of VR into the mainstream?
Gadgets May 2, 2018
Oculus is working on a so-called immersive theater, which will be a new form of virtual reality entertainment. Virtual reality headset wearers will enter a virtual world where they can interact with actors who will provide an interactive performance.
Apps/Software May 1, 2018
Oculus rolled out the fix for the expired security certificate that made all Oculus Rift devices around the world stop working. The company issued an apology for the embarrassing incident and will give users $15 in store credit.
Video Games March 9, 2018
Every single Oculus Rift VR headset in the world is currently not working. While Oculus scrambles to release a fix, users who need to get their fill of virtual reality may use a temporary solution, but at their own risk.
Video Games March 7, 2018
Facebook just invented a new unit of time to help programmers deal with syncing frame rates. It’s called flicks, and it actually makes a lot of sense.
Apps/Software January 23, 2018
Hugo Barra confirmed that Oculus has partnered with Xiaomi to bring the Go VR headset to China. The Chinese version will be called the Mi VR and will reportedly run a different SDK than the global version.
Gadgets January 10, 2018
A recently discovered Federal Communications Commission filing revealed that the Oculus Go is on track to launch in early 2018. The standalone virtual reality headset will have two models, namely a 32 GB version and a 64 GB version.
Gadgets January 8, 2018
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
Oculus content VP Jason Rubin has now spoken about the company’s approach to exclusives. He has highlighted the importance of such titles, noting that creating such an ecosystem can drive VR adoption.
Wearable Tech July 10, 2017
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
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
John Carmack, the new CTO of Oculus, has sued ZeniMax Media for not paying the remaining amount for id Software purchase. However, ZeniMax stated that the claims made by Carmack are baseless.
Business Tech March 10, 2017
Facebook has officially rolled out Facebook 360 for Gear VR owners, the definitive way to watch 360-degree content populating its site. Basic and straightforward at present, Facebook promised to equip the new app with more social features down the line.
Apps/Software March 9, 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
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
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
If your Samsung Gear VR is having voice search problems, there's a quick fix for that.
Gadgets January 29, 2017
Facebook has tapped former Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality efforts. Barra will join Facebook as the new vice president of virtual reality, in charge of Team Oculus.
Business Tech January 26, 2017
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the virtual reality startup Palmer Luckey had founded, Oculus Rift, was actually purchased for $3 billion. The company is currently facing allegations by ZeniMax’s over its intellectual property.
Business Tech January 18, 2017
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying in a $2 billion lawsuit filed by ZeniMax. The lawsuit alleges that the technology for the Oculus Rift VR had been stolen from ZeniMax by some Oculus employees.
Business Tech January 16, 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
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
Oculus has just made the Samsung Gear VR experience more social, adding Parties and Rooms for virtual hangouts. Parties brings voice calls into the mix, while Rooms allows users to meet up in VR and do stuff together.
Wearable Tech December 19, 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
Samsung is introducing its Gear VR device in Canada as a tool to cure certain afflictions. The company offers VR modules that can be experienced for several weeks and claims that the VR therapy program has enjoyed success in Europe, Russia and the UAE.
Wearable Tech December 5, 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
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
HTC confirmed that it is indeed working on an HTC Vive successor. It will come with still-unspecified hardware improvements but a number of these were designed to support the company's new initiative, the Viveport Arcade.
Wearable Tech November 4, 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
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will go down in history as one hazardous device, and it starts to make others cautious, too. To keep its customers safe from face burns, Oculus disabled the Gear VR app support for Note 7.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the world a taste of the company's VR future at Oculus Connect 3, showing off a standalone VR headset that doens't require a phone or a PC.
Gadgets October 6, 2016
Oculus released a fix to its app that caused many issues with the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S6 edge. Customers complained of battery draining, overheating and more with the Oculus app.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 3, 2016
Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey stirred great controversy by financially supporting an anti-Clinton group, and his actions affected Oculus as well. Two top company executives, CEO Brendan Iribe and head of content Jason Rubin, have weighed in on the matter, expressing their support for Luckey.
Business Tech September 25, 2016
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has been funding a pro-Trump, anti-Clinton meme generator, sparking controversy on the VR scene. A number of developers have announced an Oculus boycott, dropping Oculus support as long as Luckey is involved.
Business Tech September 24, 2016
Oculus, the co-maker of the Samsung Gear VR, warned Galaxy Note 7 owners not to use the smartphone with the virtual reality headset. Samsung launched a worldwide recall for the Galaxy Note 7 due to cases of exploding batteries.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 6, 2016
Oculus announced all Rift headsets that were preordered have all been shipped, with new orders arriving to consumers within two to four business days starting this week.
Gadgets July 13, 2016
Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe's Twitter account just got hacked, reminding online users everywhere to always pick out good passwords and that no one is safe on the internet.
Internet July 1, 2016
Oculus began rolling out the ability for Gear VR users to use Facebook Reactions when watching 360-degree videos in virtual reality on Wednesday.
Internet June 23, 2016
Oculus has released its official list of VR games launching with the Oculus Touch. The list features a massive number of 30 fully realized games, some of which include titles such as 'Rock Band VR,' 'The Climb' and much more!
Wearable Tech June 14, 2016
Oculus released a software update that blocks other VR headsets from accessing exclusive Oculus Rift games. However, developers also found workarounds to bypass the block.
Wearable Tech May 22, 2016