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Oculus VR News | December 6, 2019

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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

Facebook Details the Story Behind Oculus Insight Technology

August 24, 2019 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has published a blog post that explains the background story behind the development of its inside-out positional tracking system called Oculus Insight, which is the cutting-edge technology that powers both Quest and Rift S without the use … Read More

Oculus’ Head of Mobile Max Cohen Departs Facebook

August 21, 2019 |

It appears another high-profile Oculus executive has left the Facebook-owned company. Max Cohen, an early key member of the Oculus team and VP of mobile, has left the company earlier this week, as first reported by Variety.

Cohen joined the Oculus … Read More

Oculus Co-Founder Nate Mitchell is Leaving Facebook

August 14, 2019 |

Nate Mitchell, one of the last original Oculus co-founders at Facebook, has announced that he is leaving the parent-company after seven years since launching the first Oculus Rift prototype (DK1) with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2012.

Mitchell, who … Read More

Oculus Rift / Rift S Combine for Nearly Half of All VR Headsets Used on Steam

August 7, 2019 |

The latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey has revealed that both the Oculus Rift S and the original Rift are the most used virtual reality headsets on the Steam platform.

According to the July figures, which is based … Read More