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Oculus VR News | May 23, 2018

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Oculus Research Is Now Renamed to ‘Facebook Reality Labs’

May 7, 2018 |

Today, Oculus announced that it is rebranding Oculus Research, the R&D division of the company, to Facebook Reality Labs (FRL). The announcement was made by Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash in a post on his personal Facebook page.

In his post … Read More

Oculus ‘Events’ for Rift Now Rolling Out to Public Test Channel

May 7, 2018 |

Oculus announced that its Rift SI version 1.26 has started rolling out to its Public Test channel, which is an opt-in pre-release version of the Oculus software for users to test ahead of the full public rollout.

Aside from the … Read More

Oculus’ Next-Generation Hand-Tracking Technology Uses Artificial Intelligence

May 4, 2018 |

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference this week, Oculus shared a glimpse at some of the work being done internally on advanced hand-tracking, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that can track and learn to recognize hand patterns in real-time to bring … Read More

Oculus ‘Half Dome’ Prototype Offers 140-Degree FOV and Varifocal Displays

May 3, 2018 |

During Facebook’s F8 developer conference this week, Oculus unveiled a new prototype headset that the company has been working on internally, called ‘Half Dome’, which is a ‘Rift-like’ HMD that features some major advancements like a 140-degree field of view, varifocal … Read More

Oculus ‘React VR’ Framework is Now Rebranded to ‘React 360’

May 3, 2018 |

During the annual Facebook F8 developer conference this week, Oculus announced the rebranding of its React VR open-source JavaScript framework to the new name of React 360.

React VR was launched in April last year with the goal of creating … Read More

NextVR and Oculus Partner to Bring Live VR Events to ‘Oculus Venues’

May 2, 2018 |

NextVR, the industry leader specializing in broadcasting live events in virtual reality, announced a new partnership with Oculus to bring live VR events to Oculus Venues, the company’s upcoming social app that will allow people to connect with together with … Read More

Oculus Introduces New Flagship Social Apps Rooms, Venues, and TV

May 2, 2018 |

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference on Tuesday, Oculus announced the launch of its standalone VR headset, the Oculus Go, which has more than 1,000 apps and games now available on its platform. With Oculus Go, the company also introduced three … Read More

Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset is Now Available for $199

May 1, 2018 |

Today, at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone virtual reality headset, is officially launching today.

Oculus Go is an “all-in-one” VR headset that makes for a more seamless VR … Read More