Oculus Brings Screen Casting to Oculus Go

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Outside of the initial setup process, you don’t really need a smartphone to run Oculus Go—after all, it’s a standalone headset for a reason. Image courtesy Oculus. The post Oculus Brings Screen Casting to Oculus Go appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus CTO Explores Next-gen Oculus Go Feature Wishlist

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Legendary programmer and Oculus CTO John Carmack took the stage today at Oculus Connect to have another one of his famous off-script, stream-of-thought talks. SEE ALSO Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details.

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Oculus Launches Referral Program, Free Store Credit When a Friend Buys Rift or Go

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Oculus is taking it to heart this holiday season in the US with its new referral program that could net you, and up to three friends significant savings on hardware and content. Oculus Store credit can be used to buy games, experiences, DLC—any digital purchase on the Oculus storefront.

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Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details

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Oculus Quest was the main attraction at Oculus Connect 5 this week. Oculus Quest (formerly Project Santa Cruz) is officially set to launch in Spring 2019, priced at $400. In any case, it feels like Oculus has done a very good job with Quest and its insight tracking system.

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Up Close With Oculus Quest

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Oculus Quest (formerly Santa Cruz) has been officially revealed, launching Spring 2019 for $400. Update (3:00 PM PT) : In a previous version of this article, it was stated that Oculus Quest and Oculus Go shared the same resolution.

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Former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Departs Facebook

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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe, the company’s first and only CEO, is parting ways with parent company Facebook. “Working alongside so many talented people at Oculus and Facebook has been the most transformative experience of my career,” Iribe wrote.

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‘YouTube VR’ Finally Comes to Oculus Go, Now Available on Oculus Store

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Gear VR users have had access to YouTube’s VR app since July, but now it’s Oculus Go’s turn, as Oculus’ standalone VR headset is finally getting the long-awaited YouTube VR app. News Bits YouTube VR oculus go youtube vr youtube vr for oculus go youtubevr

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Oculus Quest Supports “Arena-scale” Tracking and Multi-room Guardian

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Oculus today offered up some details on the ‘Insight’ tracking system of their new Quest headset. The inside-out tracking goes “beyond roomscale,” according to Oculus, enabling large-scale experiences that let players physically move around large spaces.

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First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

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These apps hope to make the Oculus Go your next entertainment device. The $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus has finally arrived. the Oculus Go is part of Oculus’ larger goal to getting one billion consumers into VR. Oculus Venues. Oculus TV.

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Oculus Unveils ‘Oculus Quest’ Standalone Headset At OC5

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Standalone 6DoF VR arrives on the Oculus platform Spring 2019 for $399. Available Spring of next year for $399, the Oculus Quest, previously referred to as the Oculus Santa Cruz, is a completely wireless, standalone VR headset capable of 6DoF movement.

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Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

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As it is tradition of this little blog, I will write a full round-up of the Oculus Connect 5 , the very important Oculus event that has been held in San Jose on 26th and 27th of September (2018). Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest has been the rockstar of this event. Oculus Go.

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Oculus Hosts Halloween Pumpkin-carving Contest in ‘Oculus Medium’

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The winners, who will be chosen by the Oculus Medium & Home teams, will receive 3D printed versions of their creations and a spot in Oculus Home. Image courtesy Oculus. News VR Art halloween 2018 oculus medium

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OC5: Oculus Renames Santa Cruz To Oculus Quest Coming Spring 2019 For $399

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Oculus now has a final name for its standalone inside-out tracked VR headset, originally codenamed Santa Cruz. Meet Oculus Quest. UploadVR had previously confirmed the kit would be arriving next year with ports of Oculus Rift games and those include Moss, Robo Recall and The Climb.

‘Superhot VR’ is Coming to Oculus Quest

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Superhot VR (2016), the ultra-successful slow-mo VR shooter, is coming to the newly announced Oculus Quest. The post ‘Superhot VR’ is Coming to Oculus Quest appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus Patents Use Of Light Field Cameras for Eye Tracking

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Facebook’s Oculus patented an eye tracking technique which uses light field cameras inside the headset. At Oculus Connect 3 in late 2016 (video above), Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash discussed the challenges of developing an eye tracking system good enough for foveated rendering.

‘Oculus Home’ Update Adds Virtual Screens, Custom Object Importing

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Oculus Home , the hub space that users see when putting on their Oculus Rift, has been updated with virtual screens for embedded Dash content and the ability to import custom objects. Announced in a post this week on the Oculus Blog , Oculus Home version 1.26

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Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK.

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My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

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Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition. Of course, we still don’t know exactly what will be announced by Oculus/Facebook. Oculus Santa Cruz. Oculus Monterey.

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What to Expect at Oculus Connect 5 This Week

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Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, is here once again. Now in its fifth year, Oculus is expected to update the world on what’s next from in VR content and hardware. Santa Cruz, Oculus’ High-end Standalone Headset. Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus Revamps ‘Rooms’ for Go, New Apps ‘Oculus Venues’ & ‘Oculus TV’ Coming Soon

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Following today’s Oculus Go launch announcement at Facebook’s annual F8 dev conference, the company also revealed that Rooms , the social VR space first launched on Gear VR, is getting revamped to inaugurate Go. Oculus Gallery (Available at Launch). Oculus TV (coming soon).

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Oculus Patents Wireless Relay Tech for VR Headsets

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In a patent issued this week to Oculus, the company describes a wireless relay system designed to prevent loss of signal even when a user is out of range of the primary transmitter and receiver. The post Oculus Patents Wireless Relay Tech for VR Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus Teases Positionally Aware TimeWarp for Quest

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On Rift, Oculus uses a technology called Asynchronous SpaceWarp (ASW), which, when framerate isn’t being met, forces the app to drop to half framerate and fills in every 2nd frame with a synthetic one extrapolated from the previous. Oculus Quest asw oculus

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Oculus announces Oculus Quest: 6 DOF, Snapdragon 835 VR, disruptive $399 price

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In the end, the time has come: Oculus has officially revealed the name and the price of the Santa Cruz headset. Its name will be Oculus Quest and will cost $399. He introduced us to “Oculus Quest”, that is the actual commercial name of the Santa Cruz.

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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Oculus Shows off Colored Quest Headsets at Connect

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Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, kicked off yesterday with the surprise announcement of a new high-end standalone VR headset. Dubbed Oculus Quest, the headset is being shown off at Connect in an array of colors outside of the initially advertised matte black.

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Oculus Connect 5 In 14 Minutes: Oculus Quest, Darth Vader And More

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Last week the VR event of the year came and went — Oculus Connect 5 — with Facebook’s Oculus Quest formally revealed as the company’s next attempt to tap a consumer market for VR hardware in 2019. What do you think about Oculus Connect 5’s announcements?

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Analyzing Oculus Santa Cruz patent images

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Yesterday I was reading the comments on Reddit regarding my post with the predictions for Oculus Connect 5 and the kind redditor /u/SilverWhite2 provided me the link to the latest available patent with the design of Santa Cruz. Front view (Image by Oculus). Rear view (Image by Oculus).

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Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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The Vive Focus was most probably the best VR standalone on the market when Oculus last week announced what will be the first consumer 6DOF VR standalone headset. And so here we are again: Oculus vs HTC, America vs China, Hugo Barra vs Alvin Wang Graylin. Half a point for Oculus.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Oculus Quest Completes Company’s First-Gen Lineup’

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Oculus Quest, the newly announced standalone 6DOF VR headset (ex-Project Santa Cruz), completely stole the show at this year’s Oculus Connect with the promise of offering some very Rift-like experiences in a mobile form-factor. SEE ALSO Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details.

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Oculus TV Now Available on Oculus Go

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Oculus TV has finally arrived on Oculus Go. Originally expected to launch last month, Oculus TV is exactly what the name suggests, a TV viewing app for VR. But Oculus TV hopes to go beyond just a giant screen to enjoy television programming in VR. Tune in today.

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Oculus Avatars Are Finally Going Cross-platform

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Oculus had announced almost a year ago now that they planned to take their Oculus Avatars system cross-platform. Oculus says cross-platform support for their Avatars system has been “one of [developers’] biggest requests.”

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‘Oculus Launch Pad’ Is Silently Populating The VR Content Pool

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As a little-known initiative, Oculus is actively funneling in talent with the promise of training, tools and other resources that developers — new and old — can use to build projects for the Oculus platform as well as for the greater VR ecosystem.

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Oculus Reportedly Planning Minor ‘Rift S’ Upgrade For 2019

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According to a new report by TechCrunch , Facebook has abandoned their plans for a next-gen Oculus Rift headset in favor of minor hardware updates to the original model. The post Oculus Reportedly Planning Minor ‘Rift S’ Upgrade For 2019 appeared first on VRScout.

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Oculus Patents ‘Directional Beam’ Wireless PC VR Solution

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With the release of the TPCast wireless adapter (for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive), and now the official HTC Vive Wireless Adapter , many have been wondering whether Oculus are working on a 1st party wireless solution for Rift, or whether they plan to incorporate wireless in the future version of Rift.

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Oculus Now Sells Single Replacement Touch Controllers

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It used to be that you’d have to buy a brand new pair of controllers at full price to get back into the game, but now Oculus is selling single controllers so you can replace whichever one you smashed last. Inside the box: a replacement Oculus Touch controller and 1x AA battery.

Huge Oculus Rift & Touch Sale Brings Price to $400

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Oculus is giving the Rift & Touch their biggest discount yet for a six week-long sale. At the start of 2017, the Oculus Rift + Touch controllers cost $800, the same as the HTC Vive. SEE ALSO Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Oculus Rift Review.

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Oculus Shut Down Movie Purchases & Rentals on Rift Today

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Oculus announced it’s shutting down movie rentals and purchases through its Oculus Rift video app , effective today. Image courtesy Oculus. SEE ALSO Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: 'Oculus Quest Completes Company's First-Gen Lineup'.

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Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

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Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding. Image courtesy Xiaomi, Oculus.

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Oculus Announces Quest, The High-end Standalone Headset Starting at $400

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Oculus today introduced Quest, the consumer version of the ‘Project Santa Cruz’ headset that the company first revealed way back in 2016. Revealed today by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Quest took a premier spot in today’s Oculus Connect keynote.

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‘Oculus TV’ Brings Live & On-demand Video to Oculus Go, Now Available

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Announced back at Facebook’s F8 developer conference earlier this year, Oculus TV is the company’s latest first-party app that pulls a number of flatscreen video options together under one roof. The app is now available for free on Oculus Go.

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Oculus Co-founder Departs Facebook Amidst Rumor of Rift 2 Cancellation

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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe is leaving Facebook. We assembled one of the greatest research and engineering teams in history, delivered the first step of true virtual presence with Oculus Rift and Touch, and inspired an entirely new industry.

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Oculus Go Includes Glasses Spacer and Brackets for Prescription Lenses

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Oculus Go, the company’s $200 standalone headset, is finally here. While the headset retains much of the basic functionality of Samsung Gear VR, including access to the communal Oculus app store, there’s a few neat ergonomic updates to the headset that aim to set itself apart.

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‘Oculus Home’ Update Brings New Improvements, Social Features & More to All Users

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Rift’s new system software, previously known as Rift Core 2.0 , is now rolling out to everyone, bringing with it a number of performance improvements, UI updates, and a more customizable Oculus Home area with support for up to eight people.

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