VR headsets

Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement has a terrible consequence

Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement has a terrible consequence

It was inevitable that Facebook would eventually leave a more tangible mark on its Oculus VR business but it still ruffled some feathers when it was revealed that to even use an Oculus headset, one would need to have a Facebook account. Facebook probably presumed everyone these days has one and that Oculus users, both present and future, also do. That's apparently not the case and now Oculus Quest 2 buyers are left with a temporary paperweight while waiting for their new Facebook accounts to be unblocked after being banned for practically no real reason at all.

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Oculus Move VR fitness feature will track how many calories you burn

Oculus Move VR fitness feature will track how many calories you burn

Amid its various virtual reality announcements today, Facebook revealed that Oculus users will soon get access to fitness-tracking features, capitalizing on the growing trend of exercising with a VR headset strapped to your face. With these features, users will be presented with a simple record of their activity, including the information they want the most like calories burned and minutes (or hours) spent active.

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Oculus Rift discontinued, focus now Quest VR for all

Oculus Rift discontinued, focus now Quest VR for all

Oculus announced today that they'll discontinue the Oculus Rift line of VR headsets entirely. The only current Rift device available from Oculus is the Oculus Rift S, but that'll soon be over as Oculus focuses all its efforts on single headset: Oculus Quest 2. This does NOT mean that there'll be no PC-based VR.

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Oculus Quest 2 released for $100 less than original

Oculus Quest 2 released for $100 less than original

The Oculus Quest 2 was revealed today with a redesigned body, next-generation Touch controllers, and a new higher-resolution display. This version of the Oculus Quest was released for approximately $300 - or $100 less than the launch price of the original Oculus Quest. Pre-orders for this headset are open as of today, and shipping begins on October 13, 2020.

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Facebook just renamed Oculus Connect

Facebook just renamed Oculus Connect

Oculus Connect 2020 is now no longer an event, as the name of the event has been changed to Facebook Connect. Facebook introduced "the new Facebook Reality Labs" at the same time as they've announced a re-naming of the annual Oculus developer event. This new event will begin in a "virtual" format - though not entirely in the virtual reality realm.

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Facebook Reality Labs re-launch keeps Oculus separate

Facebook Reality Labs re-launch keeps Oculus separate

The VR company Oculus was acquired by Facebook, which means Oculus is owned by Facebook. There's been a bit of worry lately, and pretty much since the acquisition was made, that Facebook might envelope Oculus and dissolve the VR brand. That worry transformed recently when Oculus revealed that all Oculus VR headsets would move away from Oculus accounts, and would instead require Facebook accounts for full functionality.

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Oculus VR devices require Facebook accounts soon

Oculus VR devices require Facebook accounts soon

Oculus announced that Facebook accounts will be required for all Oculus devices in the future. There'll be two waves of requirement, starting this year for NEW users - all will need to work with a Facebook account right out the gate, starting in October. The second wave comes in 2023 when all Oculus users accounts will be merged with Facebook.

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HTC Vive Sync VR enterprise tool gets web browser and Android support

HTC Vive Sync VR enterprise tool gets web browser and Android support

HTC's Vive Sync, an enterprise tool designed to help teams interface with each other using virtual reality headsets, just received a big update. According to the company, it has added a number of features that users have requested, the biggest one being a new web browser. With this, users can directly access the web while participating in a virtual meeting.

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Oculus Quest 2 launch date and more images leak

Oculus Quest 2 launch date and more images leak

Today we're taking a peek at a new set of images of the next Oculus virtual reality headset. This newest headset has not yet been unveiled officially, so we're working with a limited set of leaked details. What we DO have is some rather vivid imagery of this headset from a couple of key angles.

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Oculus Quest Lite or 2 leaked in fancy new white

Oculus Quest Lite or 2 leaked in fancy new white

There's a new Oculus headset in the mix this week, leaked via social media with a single bright, high definition image. This piece of hardware looks a lot like the last couple of Oculus VR headsets, this time coming with a self-contained VR sensor system (likely built on Android) with a pair of Oculus controllers and a white color scheme.

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Oculus update makes it easier to party with VR friends

Oculus update makes it easier to party with VR friends

Oculus today is rolling out several new social features for its VR platforms. These new features are meant to help you group up with friends easier and then stick with those friends as you jump into games. It can also help you find new friends using Oculus headsets, so long as you don't mind deeper integration with Facebook.

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Oculus Go discontinued: Here’s what that means

Oculus Go discontinued: Here’s what that means

So you've got an Oculus Go VR headset and you assumed you'd have support from Oculus for the foreseeable future. So you thought the Oculus Go platform was just another part of the overarching Oculus ecosystem, one that'd have no reason to go away in the future. That's just not true, as Oculus confirmed today in a blog, saying "a fond farewell to Oculus Go."

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