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Oculus Rift VR Headset Gets a Temporary Price Cut

HIGHLIGHTS Combined price of its Rift headset and Touch controllers is now $399 New price matches Sony’s PlayStation VR This is the second price cut for Oculus this year Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, is temporarily cutting the price of its hardware, as the industry tries to figure out why the technology for immersive games and stories has ... Read More »

Oculus Ordered to Pay $500 Million in ZeniMax Copyright Infringement Case

A US jury Wednesday ordered Facebook and creators of its Oculus Rift to pay $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,370 crores) to gaming software firm ZeniMax in a lawsuit that claimed the virtual reality technology was stolen. The Texas jury made the award in a trial in which Oculus was accused of basing its Rift headset on technology stolen from ZeniMax’s ... Read More »

Hugo Barra Is Leaving Xiaomi to Join Facebook’s Oculus Team ‘To Lead All VR Efforts’

HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg announced the move via Facebook Barra announced his departure from Xiaomi earlier this week Zuck says VR and AR ‘will be the next major computing platform’ Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President who said earlier this week he is leaving the Chinese company to head back to the Silicon Valley, is joining Facebook to lead the Oculus ... Read More »

Oculus Boosts Rift VR Gear Availability

HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Connect developers conference starts from October 5 this year Oculus began shipping its VR headsets in March this year A single Oculus Rift VR headset costs $599 Oculus on Tuesday announced it is ramping up availability of its Rift virtual reality gear and planning a major conference in October for developers making software for it. Facebook-owned Oculus said ... Read More »

fb Hires professionals to enlarge Oculus division in Europe: file

Social networking giant facebook has hired a group of experts in London to create the primary ecu base for its Oculus digital truth department, a media document said. The social network has appreciably expanded its British group of engineers and developer family members staff in the closing six months after obtaining Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, the Telegraph said ... Read More »