Oculus announced a $199 untethered, standalone HMD powered by previous-gen hardware. Why? John Carmack elaborates.
With devices like the Oculus Go trying to find a sweet spot between mobile VR and tethered PC virtual reality, Windows MR headsets are trying to find a home that cultivates the opportunities presented by augmented reality in addition to virtual. Show More Summary
Nate Mitchell is one of the Oculus co-founders and continues to be a key leader at Facebook defining the product strategy for VR going forward. While he works closely with the Rift team, he’s also keenly aware of VR’s evolution over the last five years as he’s part of a small group of Oculus executives […]
During its Oculus Connect conference Facebook-owned Oculus showcased wireless Oculus Go and Santa Cruz wireless headsets.
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Oculus, Samsung, Google, Sony, Valve, and everyone else who makes virtual reality devices have a problem: VR isn't selling. From a gamer's perspective, it's pretty obvious why. Devices like Oculus Rift and Playstation VR are innovative,...Show More Summary
Facebook, the parent company of Oculus, recently announced a new virtual reality headset at Oculus Connect. The company’s upcoming Oculus Go headset costs $199, which is less than all of the Windows Mixed Reality headsets that are launching next week. Show More Summary
The biggest news at Facebook’s Oculus Connect event yesterday was Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he wants a billion virtual reality users, and the unveiling of the standalone Oculus Go, which is essentially a mobile-quality VR headset without the need for a phone. Show More Summary
We must face up to the potential dangers of widespread virtual reality technology before it's too late.
Oculus just had its "Oculus Connect" event, and there were a few rather big announcements out of it that people who are on the fence about VR will dig. First off, the base unit Oculus headset is now $399, a price that includes the (once) very expensive (and amazing) Touch controllers. Show More Summary
Back when I had a Note 4 I also bought the Gear VR, and it was one of the most amazing experiences ever. It felt amazing to be up close
Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Facebook has introduced a new $200 (£151) virtual reality headset. The Oculus Go doesn't require a PC or phone to power it. 2. California will soon allow self-driving cars to operate without a driver. Show More Summary
Like most kinds of consumer electronics, VR is going through a phase of cord-cutting, and in the not-too-distant future we might be able to do away with the tripping hazard of the cable that tends to wrap itself around your legs while using a Rift or Vive. Show More Summary
Today, Facebook owned Oculus announced their follow up to the Oculus Rift VR headset, and they’ve decided to make the entry point to Oculus VR much easier to access. At $199, the new Oculus Go is significantly undercutting the $599 launch price of the Rift, which has seen its own price cut to $399 since it launched about a year and a half ago. Show More Summary
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses. Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address...
Oculus has made two announcements that should bring VR technology to more people. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Oculus Go, a cheaper VR option that does not require other hardware, at the Oculus Connect 4 conference today, as reported by Ars Technica. It will be priced at $199, and is part of the company’s […]
Not content with just playing at the top end of the market, Oculus has announced Oculus Go. a lower spec, low-end version of VR. More »
It’s easy to dismiss Oculus Go. Not unlike Gear VR or Daydream, Go offers the world yet another headset that’s stripped of everything that makes VR so promising. It’s not attention grabbing, certainly isn’t sexy, and it doesn’t offer anything others don’t, at least not experience-wise. Show More Summary
The new Oculus Go is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. Here's all we know so far.
Today, Facebook’s VR ambitions looked inwards. The newly announced $199 Oculus Go headset and upcoming high-end “Santa Cruz” standalone will come with something past headsets haven’t: power buttons. Read More