oculus Stories September 26

YouTube VR coming to the $199 standalone Oculus Go VR headset ‘as early as’ next month

Virtual reality is a growing market, and one of the best places to find content for it is through YouTube. Unfortunately, the popular Oculus ecosystem hasn’t supported YouTube VR. That is, until now, as today it’s been announced that Google’s service is coming to the $199 Oculus Go in the near future.

oculus Stories April 19

Chrome 66 for Windows adds ‘Oculus hardware support’ to use WebVR apps

Chrome 66 rolled out earlier this week with a new password export feature and restrictions to when media can autoplay. On Windows, this update also adds support to view web-based virtual reality apps through an Oculus VR headset.

oculus Stories May 31, 2017

Oculus has today announced that it’s adding Chromecast support to its app for Gear VR. With the latest version of the app, you can simultaneously stream everything you’re experiencing in your headset to a TV…

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oculus Stories February 26, 2017

Samsung and Oculus add a controller, improved lenses to the new Gear VR

As rumored, Samsung and Oculus have announced an updated version of their Gear VR headset at MWC today. The notable highlights are lens optimizations and the addition of a motion and touch controller, much like Google Daydream, for easier game interactions.

oculus Stories January 25, 2017

Former VP of Android Hugo Barra is joining Facebook’s Oculus as the VP of VR

Several days ago former Google executive, Hugo Barra, announced that he would be stepping down from his position as Global Vice President of Xiaomi. In his post on Facebook, Barra said that he had plans to come back to Silicon Valley but did not give any specifics. Tonight, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook, has announced that Barra will be joining Facebook and leading its VR efforts…

oculus Stories May 1, 2016

I’ve long be intrigued about the potential of virtual reality, and as such, I’ve been dying to try the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. Sadly, I’ve yet to have the opportunity to try either.

I humbly settled on Google Cardboard, which is a nice novelty, but a less than ideal experience. For all that Google Cardboard lacked, it made it clear that VR is more than just a passing fad, and that it features some serious potential.

Google Cardboard, for all of its merits, doesn’t do the idea of VR justice. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend ~$1500 to enjoy a proper VR experience. Samsung’s Gear VR, an idea brought to reality via a partnership with VR pioneer Oculus, is a legitimate VR experience that makes me downright excited about the future of this technology.

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