Facebook’s Tech Chief on the New Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook is continuing its push to make virtual reality mainstream. During the company’s annual Oculus Connect developer conference this week, the social networking giant unveiled its new $ 200 Oculus Go VR headset that, unlike many rivals, doesn’t require a personal computer or smartphone to operate. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pitched the new headset as […] Read more »

At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – When HTC Corp (2497.TW) brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple (AAPL.O) and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS). But the gamble to rebuild the early smartphone pioneer’s reputation failed, as its […] Read more »

Virtual reality fans are disappointed in Palmer Luckey’s secret Trump fund

When you find out the enigmatic 24-year-old who built one of the first commercially viable virtual reality headsets also funds a pro-Trump political action group aimed at spreading anti-Hillary Clinton memes, you may feel like your worldview has shifted a bit. At least that was the response of scores of virtual reality fans, some of […] Read more »

Oculus Rift made me realize I only want to play games in virtual reality

I’m too disorganized for real-time strategy. I’ve had my fill of fast-paced flight games. I’d don’t want to play another minigame collection ever again. But I’ve found that I love all of these games in virtual reality, and it’s not just about novelty. On Monday, Oculus VR held an event as part of the Game Developers […] Read more »

Free-to-play is preparing to swarm into the virtual reality market

Game developers have an opportunity to set price expectations for virtual reality games, but as with mobile, the industry will probably decide the price for a new game download is … nothing. Free-to-play gaming is coming to virtual reality, a panel of developers and VR experts said during a panel at the Game Developers Conference […] Read more »

Get ready to watch all your favorite TV shows in virtual reality

Hulu and Netflix are jumping on the virtual reality train. All aboard, early adopters. Both streaming video services will soon offer virtual reality apps that let users explore content and watch what they want in 3D virtual spaces. Netflix is up first, with an app launching in the Gear VR store on Thursday, just hours […] Read more »

You’ll see the Democratic presidential debates in virtual reality, thanks to CNN

CNN is offering you a front-row ticket to look around the studio during its upcoming Democratic presidential debate, and you won’t even have to leave your couch. All you need is a Samsung phone and a slightly goofy-looking virtual reality headset If you can bear to look like you’re living in the Matrix, CNN is […] Read more »

Get ready to watch all your favorite TV shows in virtual reality

Hulu and Netflix are jumping on the virtual reality train. All aboard, early adopters. Both streaming video services will soon offer virtual reality apps that let users explore content and watch what they want in 3D virtual spaces. Netflix is up first, with an app launching in the Gear VR store on Thursday, just hours […] Read more »

Get ready to watch all your favorite TV shows in virtual reality

Hulu and Netflix are jumping on the virtual reality train. All aboard, early adopters. Both streaming video services will soon offer virtual reality apps that let users explore content and watch what they want in 3D virtual spaces. Netflix is up first, with an app launching in the Gear VR store on Thursday, just hours […] Read more »

You’ll be see the Democratic presidential debates in virtual reality, thanks to CNN

CNN is offering you a front-row ticket to look around the studio during its upcoming Democratic presidential debate, and you won’t even have to leave your couch. All you need is a Samsung phone and a slightly goofy-looking virtual reality headset If you can bear to look like you’re living in the Matrix, CNN is […] Read more »