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Facebook looks to lower-cost virtual reality with $199 Oculus Go headset

October 12, 2017 |

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address…


L.A. Times – Business

Facebook to close Oculus’ virtual reality content studio

May 5, 2017 |

Oculus VR will close its Emmy-winning cinematic-content division, Story Studio, to focus instead on funding others’ storytelling projects.

The Facebook-owned virtual reality company said in a blog post Thursday that shifting away from producing its own content will free up resources allowing it…


L.A. Times – Business

Woman Falls to Death at World Trade Center Oculus

February 12, 2017 |

A 29-year-old women fell from an escalator to her death while reaching for a hat early Saturday morning inside the World Trade Center Oculus, NBC New York reports. According to the New York Daily News , Santos and her twin sister were just reaching the upper level of the transit hub…
Newser

Oculus Rift Ushers In New Era of Virtual Reality

March 28, 2016 |

It’s a big day for the world of virtual reality: The much-hyped Oculus Rift headsets—made by the Facebook-owned company, Oculus—begin arriving on consumers’ doorsteps. Time runs down the basics, including cost. The headset itself is $ 599, but you’ll also need a high-end PC. “All told, if you buy…
Newser

Samsung And Oculus Team Up With LeBron James For Virtual Reality Journey

December 27, 2015 |

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 4.12.42 PM On Christmas day, the world was given a gift by Oculus, Samsung, UNINTERRUPTED, and LeBron James during the Warriors and Cavaliers game. The two companies who paired up for Samsung’s Gear VR, a hot ticket item this holiday season, launched a LeBron James experience in VR called “Striving for Greatness” with a fantastically iconic commercial. When the commercial came on,… Read More
TechCrunch

CrunchWeek: Apple Makes Music, Oculus Aims For Mainstream, Twitter CEO Shakeup

June 13, 2015 |

crunchweek-4-3 It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to talk about the biggest stories from the past seven days in tech news. This time around I was joined by Matthew Lynley and Darrell Etherington to talk about the big takeaways from Apple’s WWDC conference (one of which was the launch of Apple Music,) the… Read More
TechCrunch

We Tried Zombie-Survival Game Dying Light On The Oculus Rift

December 18, 2014 |

kyle russell oculus rift Last week, I got an early look at first-person zombie-survival game Dying Light, which arrives on PC and consoles in February. This wasn’t your run-of-the-mill demo, however — Techland, the studio behind the game, let me play on an Oculus Rift connected to a maxed out gaming rig. Read More
TechCrunch

The New Oculus VR Headset Makes The Virtual Seem Real

September 21, 2014 |

Virtual reality company Oculus VR revealed a new prototype version of its flagship Rift headset this weekend, promising they’d made a ‘massive leap’ towards the goal of presenting truly immersive virtual worlds. I’ve tried on the headset, and I’ve run through the new ten-minute demo prepared by Oculus to show the […]
Forbes Real Time

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Donates $31M To Build VR Lab At His Alma Mater University Of Maryland

September 12, 2014 |

brendan_new_large.jpg UMD Brendan Iribe dropped out of University Of Maryland his freshman year to launch a startup before going on to form Oculus. But now inspired by Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy and made rich by Zuck’s company buying Oculus for $ 2 billion, Iribe is donating $ 31 million to build the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation at University Of Maryland (UMD), plus set up a… Read More
TechCrunch

Samsung making stand-alone smartwatch, Oculus Rift rival, reports say

May 23, 2014 |

A stand-alone smart watch and a virtual-reality headset: Samsung is reportedly getting ready to introduce both.




L.A. Times – Business