Facebook is working on a smaller Oculus Quest VR headset that offers 90Hz support: Report
Facebook’s Oculus division has multiple versions in the testing phase, but the goal is to make it smaller and lighter than the current Oculus Quest headset.
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Facebook Assistant planned to compete with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant
A couple of recent reports are suggesting that Facebook might be working on what could end up being the Facebook Assistant.
Oculus Quest is a $399 all-in-one VR kit
Wireless, phoneless virtual reality has made progress with Oculus. Quest will launch next spring with more than 50 titles.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 comes with a larger screen, swim-proof design, same killer price
It took Xiaomi a full two years to improve on the crazy affordable Mi Band 2, but believe it or not, the Mi Band 3 is just as cheap, as well as larger and suited for long, deep swims.
Google and LG bring the future of VR closer by co-developing 18MP OLED display
Google and LG have a common goal, working together on a crazy sharp VR OLED display with a record-breaking 1443 ppi count and 120 x 96 field of view.
Expired certificate bricked Oculus Rift headsets worldwide, but all’s fixed now
It didn’t take long for the Oculus Rift to recover from a critical Runtime Service error, but the embarrassment of forgetting to renew a security certificate remains.
Xiaomi announced as Oculus Go hardware partner, Mi VR Standalone coming to China
The self-contained Oculus Go headset is actually manufactured by Xiaomi, as announced at CES 2018, and a China-exclusive equivalent called Mi VR Standalone is also in the pipeline.
There’s still time to bring the Oculus Rift home for the holidays at a discounted price
Not as crazy affordable as last month, the standard Oculus Rift bundle, including controllers and sensors, fetches $379 instead of $399 for Christmas.
Standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset gets a price tag and pre-order start date in China
That highly anticipated all-in-one HTC Vive Focus VR headset is still slated to launch exclusively in China before long, at a starting price of $605 or so.
Oculus Rift gets temporary price cut to $349, six free VR experiences included
We’ve started losing count of all the recent Oculus Rift discounts, although the newest one is only good for a “limited time.”
HTC offers some details on standalone Vive Focus VR headset, cancels Daydream-based product
We finally have an official name and a few general features for that highly anticipated standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset primarily aimed at China.
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Self-contained Oculus Go costs $199 as Rift drops to $399
The Oculus Go is set at a level that’s not going to blow anyone’s socks off, but there is a hope that the next billion people will get into VR.
HTC Vive finally takes a page from Oculus Rift with permanent $200 discount of its own
Although it’s still not what we’d call affordable, the $599 HTC Vive VR headset (down from $799) can again hope to hold off the Oculus Rift.
Oculus might be just months away from unveiling a $200 standalone version of the Rift
After heavily discounting its PC-tethered Rift VR headset, Oculus is reportedly extremely close to launching a low-cost independent product.
Google acquires popular Job Simulator and Rick and Morty VR developer
Owlchemy Labs, a relatively small video game studio behind such successful VR titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty, is now a Google subsidiary.
Galaxy S8 gets first-party enhanced warranty with Samsung Premium Care
Samsung begins selling devices, financing and services direct to consumers, but not unlocked devices. There’s also that “Guard S8” program we’ve heard.
Oculus co-founder and Rift inventor Palmer Luckey quietly exits Facebook
Palmer Luckey abruptly shot to fame by creating Oculus and the Rift headset, then agreeing to a Facebook acquisition, but now he’s out of the company.
Samsung Gear VR with Controller launches soon at $129 total, $39 buys you just the controller
What the Gear VR was missing was a controller. Thank goodness we finally have that now as we have more specs, dates and pricing to talk about.
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The right thing to do: Oculus disables Galaxy Note 7 – Gear VR compatibility
Oculus takes pride in putting customer safety first, removing support for all Galaxy Note 7 devices on the Gear VR headset.
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Oculus Connect 3: Touch controller, spec bar lowered and another headset?
Controllers went up for pre-order, a pair of headphones will, too, the minimum PC specifications to support Rift has gone down and a standalone VR headset.
Oculus faces developer backlash over founder’s politics
Palmer Luckey revealed that he was the vice president of a non-profit that advocated for a Donald Trump presidency. Oculus VR devs are leaving the platform.