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Oculus VR News | April 26, 2017

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Latest news on the Oculus Rift, and other cool VR stuff!

Palmer Luckey Returns with Response to Criticism from Apple’s Steve Wozniak

April 23, 2017 |

After months of silence from the public stage, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has reemerged to respond to a comment made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, in which Wozniak criticized the Oculus Rift creator for his personal actions.

In late March, Luckey left … Read More

Oculus 1.14 Update Adds 3-Sensor Guided Setup, Touch Gamepad Mode

April 21, 2017 |

Oculus has started rolling out its latest 1.14 update to the Oculus Rift software, which includes some helpful new features that will improve the overall experience on the Rift.

In the release of version 1.14, Oculus has continued to improve … Read More

Oculus’ Michael Abrash says ‘Full AR’ Enabled Glasses Will Change the World

April 20, 2017 |

Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash took to the stage at this week’s annual Facebook F8 developer conference to share an ambitious and long-term vision at how the future of virtual computing, specifically augmented reality, has the potential to enhance almost … 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

Facebook Brings Social VR to the Rift, Launches ‘Facebook Spaces’ Beta

April 18, 2017 |

During Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, Head of Social VR Rachel Franklin took the stage to unveil the company’s latest efforts to make VR a more social experience on the Oculus platform with the launch of Facebook Spaces, a new … Read More

Google Earth VR Arrives on Oculus Rift with Touch Support

April 18, 2017 |

Google has announced that one of its most impressive products to date, Google Earth VR, will finally be available to Rift and Touch owners on the Oculus platform.

Earth VR was first unveiled for the HTC Vive headset on Steam … Read More

Oculus Launch Pad 2017 Applications Now Open to Promote Diversity in VR

April 17, 2017 |

Last year, Oculus announced the creation of the Launch Pad initiative designed to enable more promising diverse content creators to get into the VR industry—including women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented groups. Now in its second … Read More

Oculus Patent Suggests VR Glove with Integrated Hand Tracking Technology

April 15, 2017 |

Oculus appears to be pushing for a new and innovative way that we interact with the virtual world. The idea that users could experience a much greater sense of hand presence in the Rift with the use of a glove-like device … Read More

Oculus Files Motion for a New Trial in $500 Million ZeniMax Case

April 11, 2017 |

After vowing to take legal action to contest a jury’s decision which awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million in damages for copyright infringement and false designation back in February, Oculus has now filed a motion last Friday requesting a new trial … Read More