Oculus VR

Oculus VR shuffles the deck, promotes Jason Rubin to Head of Content

Facebook’s Oculus VR today announced the promotion of Jason Rubin to Head of Content, and Steve Arnold to Head of Oculus Studios. Prior to joining the company in 2014 as head of worldwide studio

Oculus announces VR for Good initiative to help students and non-profits capture community life

For all of the talk there is in how virtual reality is going to usher in some dark, utopian age where people are huddled in corners with VR headsets strapped to their faces… That’s just no

Oculus snags Fitbit exec Hans Hartmann as new COO

Oculus is bringing a new COO aboard as it perhaps looks to double down on tightening things up logistics-wise. Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann will be jumping ship and joining the virtual reality company

Review: HTC Vive

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset drops today at a $799 price point just a week after Facebook’s Oculus released its highly-anticipated Rift headset. In comparison, the Vive has kind of flo

‘A Small Number’ Of Rift Pre-Orders Were Just Canceled By Oculus

With the first orders of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset slated to arrive in just over a month, a number of those with pre-orders awoke this morning to the disturbing discovery that their

Facebook Brings 360 Dynamic Streaming To Samsung Gear VR, Forms Social VR Team

Zuck shocked everyone by appearing on stage for the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event for MWC 2016. He wasn't there to push Samsung's new phones or talk about Messenger, his time onstage was all about vir

Oculus-Ready PC Bundles From ASUS, Alienware, Dell Pre-Sell For $1499 Next Week

Oculus wants to make it easy to get everything you need to dive into virtual reality. Thanks to team-ups with ASUS, Alienware, and Dell, Oculus will open pre-sales of Oculus-ready PC bundles starting

Oculus Co-Founder Confirms The Rift Will Be Sold At Cost

The Oculus Rift will be sold with a $599 retail price. And Oculus is taking a wash on the hardware. Oculus Co-Founder and VP of Product Nate Mitchell revealed to TechCrunch's Jordan Crook earlier toda

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Will Open On Wednesday

Pre-orders for the consumer version of the virtual reality headset are due to open on Wednesday January 6, at 8am PT, Oculus Rift announced today.

Reminder From Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey: “First To Market Is Hard”

On the day before Christmas, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to Twitter to amp folks up about what’s to come sometime in Q1 next year, the consumer version of the Rift. There are tons of quest

The Critical Mass Of Virtual Reality

The concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for several decades. Largely ignored by mainstream computing until about four years ago, VR technology has leapt to computing's center stage -- larg

For Media And Gaming, Virtual Reality Is The Wolf Standing Just Outside The Door

For the last 20 years VR has been just around the corner, but there have been three major hurdles in the way to mainstream adoption. Today, all three hurdles have been removed. It is no longer a case

Oculus App Store Will Require Pre-Approvals, Comfort Ratings, Tax

Oculus doesn’t want to make you puke or scare you to death. So when its revamped app store launches for its consumer Rift headset shipping Q1 2016, it will review games and experiences for safet

Oculus Unveils Consumer Rift Headset With Xbox One Controller

This is no developer kit. Oculus today gave the world the first look at its Rift consumer virtual reality headset which will ship with a wireless Xbox One controller. It also comes with a small, table

Oculus Rift Special Event Live Blog

We’ll be at Dogpatch Studios in SF to check out the latest from Oculus, which is most likely going to share some details regarding its upcoming consumer Rift headset launch (set for early 2016).

Watch Oculus VR’s Special Rift Event Live Here At 10 AM PT

Oculus is hosting a special, pre-E3 press event today in San Francisco, and the festivities kick off at 10 AM PT. The stream above will provide live video from the show so you can follow along with al

Google Has Shipped Over 1 Million Cardboard VR Units

Google revealed today that Cardboard has quietly become the leading VR platform in terms of platform reach – over 1 million Cardboard units have shipped to users so far, a 100 percent increase on t

Oculus Connect 2 Will Give Developers What They Need For Consumer Rift Launch

Oculus is hosting its second annual primary developer conference between September 23 and 25, the company announced today. The big show, called ‘Connect 2’ in keeping with the original eve

Oculus Details Rift’s Recommended PC Specs, ‘Pauses’ Mac Development

We’re still a little while off from the Oculus Rift’s official consumer launch – pre-orders are starting later this year, the company revealed recently, with shipping beginning early nex

Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6 Now On Sale For $200

If you’d like to dip your toe into the virtual world ahead of the coming consumer launches of Gear VR, Valve and HTC’s Vive, and the Oculus Rift, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S
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