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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
'Fated: The Silent Oath' is a premiere first-person virtual reality action adventure game. The title unveiled an official trailer and promised compatibility with multiple VR headsets, such as Oculus and more.
Video Games May 16, 2016
After reaching 1 million Gear VR users, Oculus believes the number will push developers to create more content for the platform.
Wearable Tech May 12, 2016
Game developer Tyler Hurd, who created a reactive VR music video experience around Future Islands’ synthpop ditty 'Old Friend' for the HTC Vive, is one of a new wave of digital artists who are being tapped to expand the content side of the VR market.
Wearable Tech April 25, 2016
French game developer Red Corner has developed a VR game based on comics artist Marc-Antoine Mathieu’s 'S.E.N.S.,' a popular graphic novel set in a shape-shifting monochrome landscape in which the only rule is to follow the arrows.
Wearable Tech April 15, 2016
A closer look at the Oculus Rift's Terms of Service shows that it has the right to collect user information and send it to third-party companies like Facebook for marketing purposes.
Wearable Tech April 4, 2016
Oculus finally responds to customers worried over Rift shipments. The shipping delay and silence were due to a component shortage.
Wearable Tech April 4, 2016
The first unit of the much-awaited VR headset has started shipping out to Kickstarter backers of the project. The delivery will start on Monday.
Wearable Tech March 26, 2016
Oculus and Frontier unveiled that the commended 'Elite Dangerous' title will get Oculus Rift support from day one. The game has multiple attractive points, but cross-platform support is one of the strongest.
Video Games March 11, 2016
Oculus adds in a lot of ways for social interaction in virtual reality. Samsung Gear VR users will now be able to play trivia and adventure games together with friends.
Apps/Software March 10, 2016
Oculus Rift customers are nervously checking their emails as the company announced that some of them will not receive their gadget. The company underlined that 'a small number' of preorders were cancelled and explained why.
Gadgets February 23, 2016
Details of Oculus-ready PC bundles are out, ranging from $1,499 to over $3,000. Starting on Feb. 16, virtual reality enthusiasts will be able to preorder them via Best Buy, Amazon or the Microsoft Store.
Computers February 10, 2016
Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack revealed that he is working on position tracking for the Gear VR. The feature will allow users to move around in real life while moving within virtual reality environments.
Video Games February 9, 2016
Palmer Luckey revealed in Reddit AMA that he is currently working on a new PC that will use liquid propane as a primary cooling component. The statement led some Reddit users to comment on the possible dangers brought by mishandling liquid propane.
Computers January 13, 2016
PC gamers can now enjoy VR gaming on their machines with the latest offered gaming bundle from Oculus and Alienware. Oculus will reportedly slash $200 off its VR headset priced originally at $600, while Alienware and Dell PCs will both have a starting price of $1,199.
Computers January 8, 2016
Oculus has let everyone know that Rift VR headset costs $600, and it caused quite a stir. Palmer Luckey, Oculus CEO, apologized for the confusing pricing info and explained the hefty sum in an AMA session on Reddit.
Wearable Tech January 7, 2016
TrendForce stated that the VR market can grow to $70 billion by 2020. The value computed the revenue from both hardware devices and software apps and services, but other research firms disagree with the prediction.
Money December 8, 2015
The 'NFL Next' digital video series will zero in on how technology is revolutionizing football, sparking concepts such as a $10 virtual Super Bowl seat to the overall virtual reality enhancement of the viewing experience for fans.
November 3, 2015
Audible presented 'Bode's Echo,' a virtual reality experience based on the comic series 'Locke & Key' by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, at New York Comic Con 2015.
Geek October 12, 2015
Hulu CEO Tim Connolly announced that the company’s virtual reality app is making its way to the new Samsung Gear VR in November.
October 10, 2015
Oculus revealed that the popular world-building game will be one of the first games to be made available for the Oculus Rift when it launches into the mainstream market in early 2016.
Video Games September 28, 2015
Nvidia announced its new graphics card, the GeForce GTX 980, which will provide the same quality of graphics as desktops and will support Oculus Rift.
Video Games September 22, 2015
Facebook is imagining a future of 360-degree videos that could very well be supported by the company's own virtual reality app.
Gadgets September 17, 2015
A new Hacker Development Kit for the Open Source Virtual Reality headset will become available for preorders for developers who aim to dabble in the world of VR.
Wearable Tech September 5, 2015
GE in collaboration with VR creative studio Kite & Lightning debuted its new Oculus app that lets viewers explore the mind of musician Reuben Wu.
Apps/Software September 2, 2015
The Austrian fitness-tracking startup Runtastic has joined the ranks of adidas Group - with a $239 million deal in tow.
Deals August 5, 2015
The second virtual reality film from Oculus Story will tug at your heartstrings, that is if you’ll be lucky enough to watch it.
July 29, 2015
About a hundred students, programmers and media artists gave up a perfect beach weekend to gather on the Greenwich Village campus of NYU and take part in a virtual reality hackathon. The theme of the event was 'Mythos & Moxie,' and the objective was to use VR technology to tell compelling stories.
Wearable Tech July 16, 2015
Oculus VR has made its sixth acquisition since being bought out by Facebook in March 2014. The Israeli-based Pebbles Interfaces builds gesture control technology integrated with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Video Games July 16, 2015
Getty Images is releasing a collection of 360-degree immersive virtual reality photos for Oculus Rift. The images will transport users to events around the globe, from the Oscars to the World Cup.
Wearable Tech June 19, 2015
Oculus VR says it won't distribute porn via the Oculus Rift's digital store. The Oculus Home store will be curated, much like the digital stores ran by Amazon and Apple.
Wearable Tech June 15, 2015
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