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Oculus shows off the first consumer version of the Rift VR headset

Oculus shows off the first consumer version of the Rift VR headset

At its special event in San Francisco, Oculus has shown off the consumer version of its VR headset for the very first time. Much refined from the developer kits that have been around for some time now, the newest version just 'goes away,' in so much as a helmet on your head can do that. There...
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Buying an Oculus Rift headset with a new Windows PC will cost $1,500

While Oculus VR is still not talking about how much the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will cost just by itself, its CEO Brendan Iribe has confirmed that the headset could be bundled with a new Windows PC for about $1,500. Iribe made that comment during a session...
Nimble VR, 13th Lab, Chris Bregler join Oculus to develop better augmented realities

Nimble VR, 13th Lab, Chris Bregler join Oculus to develop better augmented realities

Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has announced that it has acquired additional talent to help it build better augmented and virtual reality systems. In a blog post, Oculus announced that it has picked up Nimble VR. 13th Lab, and solo researcher Chris Bregler to help ramp up product...
Oculus VR's latest prototype headset is Crescent Bay

Oculus VR's latest prototype headset is Crescent Bay

There's a new version of the Oculus Rift headset on the way, and it's been dubbed Crescent Bay. The headset builds on the previous Oculus developer kit (Crescent Bay is the third) with even an more immersive experience. In addition to a new display, Crescent Bay features 360° head tracking (that'...
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Oculus Rift VR helmet sales suspended in China due to reselling

Oculus VR has announced that it has suspended sales of its Oculus Rift virtual reality helmet in China, after evidence showed that the hardware was being resold heavily in that country. The current version of the Oculus Rift is only supposed to be sold to game and software developers who want...
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Oculus to begin shipping latest Rift developer kit this month

Oculus has announced that it would begin shipping the latest Rift virtual reality headset, which is dubbed the DK2 (Developer Kit #2), later this month. The DK2 went on pre-order this March for $350, eventually crossing over 45,000 sales, of which 12,000 pre-orders came in the first 36 hours....
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Samsung reportedly collaborating with Oculus on VR headset

Earlier last week, it was revealed that Samsung was working on its own VR headset, and that the manufacturer was working on getting its product available to the masses before a consumer version of the Oculus Rift hits stores. A new report from Engadget states that Samsung is in fact seeking...
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Oculus strapping a camera onto the Rift VR headset to track your hands

Oculus Rift is great for tracking the movement of your head, but soon it could be tracking the rest of your body too. Right now the bevy of sensors inside the headset are able to track the movement of your head in all three dimensions, but to move yourself around you need to use the buttons and...
Oculus Rift drafted by Norwegian Army for tanker duty

Oculus Rift drafted by Norwegian Army for tanker duty

It turns out there's more you can do with an Oculus Rift than just play games in virtual reality; you can also drive a tank. A real tank. That's what the Norwegian Army's Battle Lab and Experimentation group has been doing recently. They've outfitted an M113 armored personnel carrier with four...