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Oculus CEO: VR to be ‘transformative’ for Education

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Virtual reality’s (VR) potential to enhance education is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of the technology’s revival. It’s clear that Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) feel the same way; last week CEO Brendan Iribe donated some $31 million to the Univeristy of Maryland which he attended. Speaking about the donation, Iribe revealed that Oculus VR believes its product will be ‘transformative’ for education. READ MORE

VR vs. Oculus Connect

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Oculus VR has been on quite a journey in 2014. Cast your mind back to January of this year when the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) was a much smaller outfit with one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories on its side. Just nine months on and we’ve been treated to new development kits, high-profile hires, collaborations with Samsung and, of course, an acquisition that totalled some $2 billion USD. You’d be forgiven for thinking that, following the shipment of the second development kit (DK2), Oculus VR would be lying low for the rest of 2014, but in fact one of the company’s biggest events is still to come. READ MORE

Oculus CEO Donating $31 Million to University of Maryland

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Over the past few months Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR has teased that it will start interacting with schools and universities on a widespread scale, hosting talks and workshops on designing for its device and more. While we’re yet to see the company kick start those plans, its CEO is to make a huge contribution of $31 million USD to the university he attended from 1996 to 1997, the University of Maryland. READ MORE

Oculus to Launch ‘Beta’ Consumer HMD in Summer 2015

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Oculus VR, the company behind the modern revival of virtual reality (VR) and the Oculus Rift development kits, are set to launch a public ‘beta’ for the consumer version of their head-mounted display (HMD) next summer, it has been revealed to VRFocus and TechRadar. The distribution will be handled by the company internally and will be strictly limited in number. READ MORE

Oculus VR Heading to TGS for the First Time

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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has already confirmed that its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) will be on show at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS). It wasn’t clear, however, if Oculus VR, creator of the Oculus Rift VR HMD, would also be attending the event. Now the company has confirmed that it will be exhibiting at the show in 2014, marking its first ever appearance at the event. READ MORE

Oculus SDK 0.4.2 Beta Released

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It’s coming up to two months now since Oculus VR started to ship the second development kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The company has launched a range of updates for its software development kit (SDK) since the release, and recently launched yet another new version. Oculus SDK 0.4.2 is now available for all developers registered to the company’s website to use, and comes with several new highlights to improved development. READ MORE

The First Oculus-Developed Videogame is VR Quest for Gear VR

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Technology giant Samsung had plenty of surprises up its sleeve for the reveal of its smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Gear VR yesterday. Not only is the device compatible with the company’s new Galaxy Note 4, boasting a Quad HD display, but it’s also been developed in partnership with VR specialist and Oculus Rift creator Oculus VR. Several developers have since revealed that Oculus VR is in fact publishing their titles on Gear VR. Now the company has revealed its very first internally developed videogame for the device. READ MORE

Oculus VR Announces Range of Apps for Gear VR

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Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) has made waves within the virtual reality (VR) industry today, partly in thanks to Samsung itself and partly thanks to its partnership with none other than Oculus Rift creator Oculus VR. The two have been working together for the past few months, building towards today’s announcement. However, Oculus VR hasn’t just had a hand in the HMD itself; it’s also developing brand new software for the release. READ MORE

Oculus ‘want to stay in that $200-$400 price range’ for Consumer Rift

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With so little information on the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) revealed, it seems a little premature to start thinking about pricing. That’s partly because the development kits for the device released so far, DK1 and DK2, have been fairly priced at $300 USD and $350 respectively. Fortunately, it seems as if the company wants to stay in that range come the full launch, if perhaps not a little cheaper. READ MORE

Oculus VR Launches Hardware Survey for Developers

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Some virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts and developers will have been lucky enough to be in possession of an Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) second development kit (DK2) for at least a month now, and will likely be well-versed in the tech’s positional tracking, 1080p OLED display and more. But whether you own a DK1 or DK2, Oculus VR would now like to hear from you in the form of a very brief hardware survey. READ MORE