With Oculus being owned by Facebook, it has actually been kind of surprising that there no requirements for Oculus users to log into the service and their accounts using Facebook. However, it turns out that it wasn’t really a matter of if, but more of a matter of when, because those are the changes that Facebook has recently announced.
Facebook’s Oculus Quest is a quite impressive VR headset already. Now, to spice it up, Facebook announced the support for ‘Hand Tracking’ feature at OC6.This was part of a research project on Facebook Reality Labs which was finally announced at OC6.The new feature lets you interact with the world you see in the VR headset. It sounds so easy but fascinating to see how it works.In addition to this, Facebook […]
Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed may be coming to Oculus virtual reality headsets. A new report claims that Facebook has inked an exclusive deal for this purpose. Not a lot of details are available at this point in time about this deal but it appears to be part of a larger push by Facebook to bring some exclusive games to the Oculus VR platform.
Facebook-owned Oculus has confirmed that “tens of thousands” of its Touch controllers were shipped with hidden messages inscribed on internal components. These messages were only supposed to be easter eggs on internal prototypes but they ended up making their way on non-prototype editions that were shipped to customers.
Facebook acquired Oculus to make sure that the company became a major player in the rapidly growing virtual reality scene. A new book reveals that not long after that acquisition, the company also thought about making another multi-billion dollar acquisition of Unity to further its VR ambitions. Unity, as some of you will be aware, is a popular game engine that’s used in almost half of all gaming titles.
It has been a while since the Oculus Rift headset has been refreshed. This is versus headsets like the HTC Vive which has seen several variations launched to date. There were talks about a Rift 2, but as Engadget points out, a report from TechCrunch back in 2018 suggested that the company might be looking to release a lightly-refreshed Rift S headset instead.
Not too long after Instagram co-founders announced their departure from Facebook, Brendan Iribe has now confirmed that he’s leaving Facebook. He’s the former CEO and co-founder of Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook acquired a few years back. Iribe’s departure comes after some changes in the VR company which resulted in the cancelation of its Rift 2 headset.
Watching movies in virtual reality (VR) is one of the uses of the technology, so it was no surprise that devices like the Oculus Rift had options to allow users to rent titles to watch using the headset. However according to a report from Variety, it appears that the feature has since been shut down.
One of the problems of early iterations of virtual reality (VR) headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is that they required to be connected to a power PC and tethered with a wire. This severely limited its usefulness as it meant that mobility was not very possible, unless you had a huge room and very long cables.
Walmart started out as your traditional retailer, relying on its brick and mortar stores to sell its goods to customers. However over the years as technology started to afford shoppers different ways of shopping, we’ve seen Walmart start to adapt its operations accordingly, whether it be turning to companies like Uber and Lyft for deliveries, or adopting the use of machines in place of cashiers.
Oculus Connect is one of the biggest annual events of the virtual reality community conducted by the Facebook-owned company. The next one takes place in just about a week. Given that virtual reality is all about making you feel part of the experience without being there physically, it’s only fitting that the next Oculus Connect conference be streamed in virtual reality.
The first standalone virtual reality headset from Facebook-owned Oculus is finally available for purchase today. The Oculus Go headset has been officially launched today and it’s now available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that the Oculus Go headset is the “easiest way to get into VR.”
Plex launched its Plex VR app in January this year. However, it was only made available for Google’s Daydream platform, which some of you might be aware isn’t the dominant VR platform. There are others such Facebook’s Oculus (which is the Gear VR’s software platform) and those who are on this platform will now be happy to hear that the Plex VR app has been released for Gear VR and […]
When headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were first launched, one of the criticisms that they received was that the headsets required them to be tethered to a computer. This meant that mobility was kind of out the window, although companies like HTC have since done something about it.