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Oculus VR News | November 21, 2017

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Facebook Now Lets You Capture 360° Photos from its Mobile App

August 24, 2017 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and videos on its platform for more than a year now, allowing users a unique way to share an immersive view of their world with their friends and … Read More

Samsung is Releasing a New Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 8

August 23, 2017 |

Samsung has revealed that a new iteration of its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset is on the way to launch alongside its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8.

According to Samsung, the new Gear VR headset is pretty much the … Read More

Firefox Update Brings WebVR Support to Oculus Rift and Vive Owners

August 8, 2017 |

Mozilla has been working on virtual reality for quite some time, with support for the Oculus Rift in its experimental Firefox nightly builds since 2015. Now, with the latest release of Mozilla’s Firefox browser, Firefox 55, it is easier than … Read More

Facebook Introduces 4K 360 Video Streaming Support to VR

July 25, 2017 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced several new features to its live-streaming platform in an effort to improve the experience of watching and making Live 360 video content.

First up, Facebook is introducing a ‘Live 360 Ready’ program, which essentially is … Read More

Facebook’s New Surround 360 Cameras Makes Live-Action Scenes More Immersive

April 19, 2017 |

On Wednesday, during the annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced the second generation of its Surround 360 video camera design—the x24 and x6 camera models as an upgrade to the one the company debuted last year.

The x24 is the … Read More

Facebook Launches React VR to Boost WebVR Development

April 19, 2017 |

At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook officially announced the launch of React VR, a new open-source JavaScript framework that lets developers build WebVR and interactive 360-degree content experiences.

Based on the existing React and React Native framework, which is … Read More

New Gear VR with Motion Controller Launching April 21st for $129

March 29, 2017 |

Samsung and Oculus have announced that the latest iteration of the Gear VR headset will be available starting April 21st for $129 and will come bundled with the new Gear VR controller. Current Gear VR owners can also purchase the controller separately … Read More

Facebook Launches its First Dedicated 360° Content App on Oculus Platform

March 8, 2017 |

After nearly three years since Facebook acquired Oculus, the social media giant has finally released its first dedicated virtual reality app called Facebook 360 for Samsung’s Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

Currently, there are more than 25 million 360 photos … Read More

Samsung and Oculus Announce New Gear VR with Dedicated Controller

February 26, 2017 |

Today at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus, and revealed that it will come with a dedicated, motion sensor controller making it easier for Gear VR users to interact with … Read More

Google’s Tilt Brush Officially Comes to the Oculus Rift

February 21, 2017 |

Google’s popular virtual reality painting app, Tilt Brush, has officially made its way to the Oculus Rift. This highly-acclaimed application was previously exclusive to only the HTC Vive, but now is available to all Rift owners on the Oculus Store … Read More