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Oculus VR News | October 21, 2019

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Oculus Connect 6 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 2

September 29, 2019 |

Oculus’ sixth annual developer conference, OC6, took place earlier this week at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, where developers and AR/VR enthusiasts from around the world gathered for the two-day event to share their passion for immersive technology and … Read More

Oculus Connect 6 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 1

September 27, 2019 |

Earlier this week developers and VR enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California, for Oculus’ sixth annual Oculus Connect developer conference (OC6), where more than 40 talks and deep-dive sessions took place … Read More

Oculus CTO John Carmack says ‘we missed an opportunity’ with Gear VR

September 26, 2019 |

Oculus CTO John Carmack offered what he called a “eulogy” for the Gear VR on stage to attendees during his signature keynote at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), calling Samsung’s mobile VR headset powered by Oculus, a missed opportunity.

“While the … Read More

Oculus Reveals New Compact ‘Half Dome’ VR Prototypes

September 25, 2019 |

At Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook Reality Labs Chief Scientist Michael Abrash took to the stage and revealed two new versions of the ‘Half Dome’ prototype the company showed off last year, which uses a varifocal display to automatically adjust … Read More

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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