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Oculus VR News | October 21, 2019

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Facebook Confirms AR Glasses in the Works, Reveals Plan for LiveMaps

September 25, 2019 |

At Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook has officially confirmed after months of speculation that the company is developing its own a dedicated pair of consumer-focused augmented reality (AR) glasses.

Facebook’s VP of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, revealed on stage during his … Read More

‘Facebook Horizon’ is a New Social VR App Coming to Quest & Rift in 2020

September 25, 2019 |

Today at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company’s next big push into social VR by unveiling its new social VR experience, called ‘Facebook Horizon‘ for both the Oculus Quest and Rift platform launching in 2020.

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Oculus Adding Hand-Tracking to Quest in Early 2020

September 25, 2019 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced today at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) that the Oculus Quest standalone headset will support full hand-tracking in a software update to the Quest’s built-in camera sensors early next year, as an alternative to using … Read More

‘Oculus Link’ Allows Users to Play Rift Games on Quest Standalone Headset

September 25, 2019 |

During the OC6 opening keynote on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that a software feature called Oculus Link is coming to its standalone Quest headset, which will allow Quest owners to connect their headsets to a VR-ready gaming PC … Read More

Watch the Oculus Connect 6 Keynote Livestream Right Here

September 25, 2019 |

What is arguably the biggest VR event of the year, Oculus’ sixth-annual developer’s conference (OC6) kicks off its much-anticipated two-day event today at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

The OC6 opening keynote is scheduled to start at 10am … Read More

Facebook Acquires Brain-Computing Startup CTRL-Labs

September 23, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has announced that it will acquire CTRL-Labs, a brain-computer interface startup based in New York City, that is developing neural hardware and software capable of transmitting electrical signals from the brain to be used for computer input.

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Facebook Partners with Ray-Ban Parent Company for AR Smart Glasses

September 18, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has been working on augmented reality for the past couple of years, but it now appears that a new partnership with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica aims to help design and develop Facebook’s pair of AR smart glasses to … Read More

Rift S Surpasses 10% of VR Headsets in August Steam Hardware Survey

September 6, 2019 |

In the latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey, Oculus’ flagship VR headset, the Rift S, has surpassed double-digits for the first time since its launch back in late May with 10.85% of the connected headsets used on the … Read More