Apple Buys VR Firm NextVR

Apple has acquired NextVR, a startup that specializes in virtual reality (VR) live streaming and content delivery to VR headsets.

Walmart, Verizon, BMW Having Success With STRIVR Virtual Reality Training Technology

“We started the rollout to all of the Walmart retail environments at the end of 2019 and so far so good,” says STRIVR CEO Derek Belch. “It’s definitely something that we’re seeing have a very positive effect as it relates to placing employees in these simulation-based learning environments that virtual reality affords.”

Big Tech Won’t Build Products That Are Part of the Kill Chain, Says Anduril Founder

I don’t think that Microsoft, Amazon, or any of these big tech companies are going to go all-in and say we are going to build products that are going to be controversial, part of the kill chain, and designed specifically for DoD, says the founder of Oculus VR and Anduril, Palmer Luckey.

Oculus Exec Yelena Rachitzky Talks About How VR Can Move Beyond Gaming

Most virtual reality products are aimed at gamers because there is an automatically understood natural fit. Can VR move beyond gaming? Oculus executive produce of experiences at Oculus offers her insights.

Oculus Rift Ships, SDK Updated

Facebook’s Oculus announced pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality device in January for $599. The company just announced that shipping to over 20 countries and regions is now underway. Kickstarter units are shipping today while the first pre-ordered Rifts…

Facebook Opens Up Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

Facebooks’ Oculus announced that pre-order day for the Oculus Rift virtual reality device is here. You can now pre-order one for $599 on Oculus.com. This includes the headset with built-in headphones and mic, sensor, and an Xbox One controller and…

Netflix, Hulu And Others Headed To Virtual Reality

You’ll soon be able to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other video streaming services in virtual reality, it was revealed today at an Oculus developers conference. At first, the new experiences will just let you watch content like normal in virtual…

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…

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…

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…