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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oculus Rift’

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin Later This Year, VR Device Ships Early 2016

The Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has announced that its headset, the Oculus Rift, is almost ready to go. You’ll be able to pre-order an Oculus Rift later this year and the device will ship early next year. The finished consumer edition “builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that …

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GoPro Is Getting Serious About Virtual Reality

GoPro is getting serious about virtual reality. The camera-maker has agreed to acquire French company Kolor, a startup that specializes in immersive 360-degree videos. Kolor takes multiple photos and videos and pieces them together to form an interactive virtual experience. GoPro calls it “spherical video”. From GoPro: Spherical media enables a range of immersive viewing experiences and is an essential …

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360-Degree Videos: Coming Soon to Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook’s annual f8 developers conference just kicked off, and in the keynote CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that spherical (360 degree) videos are coming to your Facebook News Feed. We already know that video is becoming a more widely used media on Facebook. Recently, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person had increased 75 percent globally and a …

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Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps

For those who feel they aren’t already immersed in the world of Facebook, the company is working on making the service a reality. Well, a virtual reality. According to Facebook head of product Chris Cox, the company is already building virtual reality versions of its apps. He made the announcement at the Code/Media conference, saying that the company is working …

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Ok, Who Gave Grandpa Virtual Reality Porn?

Virtual reality porn is sure to be the next big thing in personal entertainment, and the amount of it out there will only increase as the Oculus Rift (and similar technologies) permeate the market. But while it’s still a novel thing, it’s pretty funny to watch people react to viewing it for the first time. It’s especially funny when the …

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Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

Facebook has closed its acquisition of virtual reality technology makers Oculus VR. The deal gained FTC approval in April, and has now completed its final steps. The Wall Street Journal shares this statement from both companies: “We’re looking forward to an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate.” Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg had …

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Oculus Acquires the Team That Designed the Xbox 360 Controller

The Facebook-owned Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift, have just announced the acquisition of Carbon Design, whom they call “one of the premier industrial design and product engineering teams in the country.” Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Oculus says that it should close later this summer. According to Oculus, the Carbon Design team will split …

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Facebook’s Impact on Oculus Rift? Cost, Says CEO

To the people who invested the most in Oculus VR and their nascent virtual reality company – the ones who donated to its Kickstarter campaign and eagerly followed the technology as it matured – Facebook’s surprise acquisition was a walk into a room, record-scratching, head-turning, what the absolute f*ck moment. The big question was what the hell is Facebook going …

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Facebook/Oculus Deal Gets FTC Approval

The Federal Trade Commission has given the thumbs up to the $2 billion deal which sees social media giant Facebook acquiring nascent virtual reality company Oculus VR. The U.S. regulatory agency granted the transaction, clearing it of any possible antitrust concerns. Facebook announced their intentions to purchase Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, late last month. …

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Notch Cancels Minecraft For Oculus Rift, Says Facebook ‘Creeps’ Him Out

The reaction from the Internet over Facebook buying Oculus VR has been all over the place. Some are saying it’s great for the Oculus VR guys as it now gives them the resources to build the platform they’ve always wanted. Others aren’t so happy and claim they’ve lost their indie cred by selling out to Facebook. Despite these varying reactions, …

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Facebook Acquires Oculus VR For $2 Billion

When you woke up this morning, did you think Facebook would be acquiring the leader in virtual reality technology? Me neither, but here we are. Mark Zuckerberg announced this afternoon that Facebook would be acquiring Oculus VR – the makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset – for $2 billion. The company has been working on the Oculus Rift …

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Sony Brings VR To The PS4 With Project Morpheus

The Oculus Rift was the first piece of hardware to make virtual reality cool. The only problem is that it’s not coming to consoles any time soon. That won’t be a problem for the PS4 as Sony is making its own virtual reality headset. At the Game Developers Conference, Sony announced its next big hardware project – Project Morpheus. In …

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