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All of Oculus’s Rift headsets have stopped working due to an expired certificate

Someone at Oculus screwed up pretty badly today: An expired certificate appears to have soft-bricked all of the company's Rift VR headsets, with users still unable to fire up software on the devices

Oculus ‘Dash’ replaces your computer monitor with VR

Oculus Rift has a whole new user interface that lets you customize your VR Home space and replace your traditional computer monitor with nearly unlimited VR screenspace. Oculus Core 2.0 is rolling out

‘Oculus for Business’ launches to help enterprises build VR

Oculus wants to help companies like Walmart and Deloitte build VR experiences for their clients and customers. So today it launched "Oculus for Business," which lets companies buy $900 Oculus Rift bun

The most monocle-dropping tech acquisitions of the past five years

This is a list of tech deals from the past half decade that were surprising because of their size, impact or seeming randomness. Some have paid off, while others (cough*Microsoft-Nokia*cough) remain 

This VR cycle is dead

At this year’s E3 -- aka the biggest date in the gaming industry calendar -- there was an Oculus-shaped rift where the Oculus-shaped Rift should have been showing off its vision of the future of ele

Facebook really can’t decide how much VR should cost

On the heels of a temporary $200 price cut, today Facebook's Oculus has announced that the Rift and Touch will be receiving a permanent $100 price cut, bringing the bundled price of the virtual realit

Oculus reportedly planning $200 standalone wireless VR headset for 2018

Facebook is set to reveal a standalone Oculus virtual reality headset later this year, Bloomberg reports, with a ship date of sometime in 2018. The headset will work without requiring a tethered PC or

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is developing border surveillance technology

Last time we heard from Palmer Luckey, the one-time poster boy for VR, he was quietly ousted from Facebook after a $100,000 donation to a pro-Trump "shitposting" group came to light. Now Luckey, who

The Oculus Rift’s best VR game comes to the HTC Vive

There are only a few virtual reality titles that I've played where I need a bit of a "come down" period to regroup my thoughts and start thinking like a real human again. SUPERHOT VR is one of those t

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to Trump’s inauguration

Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Luckey didn’t just support Donald Trump by backing an organization called Nimble America that made anti-Hillary Clinton “shitposts.” He also donated $100,000 to Tru

Oculus slashes price of Rift headset + Touch controllers to $598

Facebook and Oculus are looking to make their brand of high-end virtual reality considerably more affordable with a price slash coming to its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers.

Google’s Tilt Brush lands on Oculus Rift

Do you dig getting creative in virtual reality? Well, your options for doing so got a little less limited today, as Google has made Tilt Brush available on Oculus Rift . The virtual painting applicati

Rock Band VR arrives on Oculus Rift March 23, pre-orders now open

Harmonix has finally revealed when you can get your hands on Rock Band VR (virtually and physically, as it were): The game is set to debut on Oculus Rift on March 23, and fans can pre-order today if t

The reality of VR/AR growth

“VR will be big, AR will be bigger and take longer.” What sounded revolutionary when we first said it two years ago has become accepted wisdom. But now the market has actually launched, and we’v

CyberPowerPC intros VR-ready PC for $499, or $1,100 with Oculus Rift

CyberPowerPC has introduced a new entry-level virtual reality-ready pre-built PC with AMD’s Radeon RX 470 on board for $499 at Best Buy and Amazon. That’s a new low for an off-the-shelf VR

I rocked out in Rock Band VR at CES and I liked it

VR is a tricky medium to do well, but Harmonix’s upcoming Rock Band VR might just be the perfect fit. The game has always been about making players feel like they’re real rock stars, livin

Rivvr brings wireless VR to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Wires don’t really exist in anyone’s conception of the future. Often they’re just needed for powering devices, but in the case of high-quality VR, the headsets rely on wires to conne

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe steps down, will now lead PC-based VR division within company

In a blog post today, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of the Facebook-owned virtual reality company: Looking ahead and thinking about where I’m most passionat

Hands-on with VR Sports Challenge, the Oculus Touch version of Wii Sports

When the Wii launched, no one knew what motion controllers were or why we even needed them. So to get people excited about the new input method, Nintendo released Wii Sports as a free game to anyon
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