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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The hot (and not so hot) news stories from Pocketnow in 2016
Microsoft and Google? Not so hot. Virtual reality and you? Very hot. The stories and narrative arcs of mobile technology in 2016.
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.
Canada and Europe get Oculus Rift sales starting September 20
Amazon will be the common marketplace for Europe, but there are plenty of locales to get in-store treatments. In Canada, it’s Best Buy and Microsoft.
iPhone named most influential gadget of all time, iPad, Droid and Kindle make top 50
To take the sting out of its latest earnings call and Wall Street’s ominous response, Apple snatched the crown in Time’s most influential gadget contest.
HTC Vive teardown reveals super-easy repairability, different hardware from Oculus Rift
If you thought the Oculus Rift was simple to disassemble and therefore repair in need, wait until you check out how easily the HTC Vive is dismantled.
Lens shortage is reportedly behind Oculus Rift delays, and a fix may take a while
Wondering what’s taking so long for Oculus Rift consumer models to ship to early buyers? These supply chain issues are most likely to blame.
‘Premium’ VR devices expected to prevail in 2016 value, with low-cost solutions dominating volume
The VR market will reportedly be dominated in 2016 by PC and console-based devices in terms of revenue, with phone-compatible products controlling volumes.
Pre-order problems hit both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
There aren’t enough components for the Oculus Rift and banks have been rejecting payments for the HTC Vive. Pre-orders these days…
It’s still relatively easy to repair the Oculus Rift, but slightly harder than before
The Oculus Rift has barely started shipping to consumers in a fully polished variant, but iFixit’s already compiled a rigorous teardown inspection.
It’s taken nearly four years, but the first Oculus Rift has shipped to a normal consumer
Today’s a historic day for the fledgling virtual reality industry – the Oculus Rift consumer edition starts shipping to, well, consumers.
Get VR freaky for free with new virtual reality section on Pornhub
It’s only natural to see pornographic content taking over the fledgling VR world, with Pornhub letting you view immersive dirty videos for free.
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Oculus Rift pricing regrets from founder in Reddit AmA
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey came to his critics as the company’s flagship VR headset got what many called to be a surprisingly high price.
Oculus Rift pre-orders finally open at $600, but you’d better hurry
After close to four years of in-development hell, the highly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality device is available for sale at a whopping $600.
Original Oculus Rift Kickstarter supporters will get free consumer editions
Great news for folks who’ve put their faith in the Oculus Rift since day one of the VR project’s development, as they can get gratis consumer versions.