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October 27, 2017 7:42 PM Preordering is broken, and here's how to fix the system

Let's replace the mad rush to click-and-buy hot tech products like the iPhone X with a fair, transparent lottery. If you're not happy with how the iPhone X preorder launch went, you're not alone. Twitter, Reddit and other social media forums were full of complaints from the moment Apple's preorders opened (or, for some people, failed to open) on Oct. 27. Websites 149

October 12, 2017 2:36 PM Oculus’ prototype Santa Cruz headset feels like a wireless Oculus Rift

Next year, developers will start playing with Oculus’ next-generation VR headset: a wireless system codenamed Santa Cruz. Facebook VR chief Hugo Barra stresses that Santa Cruz is a prototype, not a commercial product. But he tells The Verge it’s “very representative” of where the company is going, and “realizable” as a consumer headset. So in a few years 102

October 12, 2017 1:06 PM Mark Zuckerberg takes on critics who say virtual reality is anti-social

"We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run," said the late American futurist and engineering researcher Roy Amara, a maxim known as Amara's law. It takes more than a long-term view to understand why Facebook continues to invest heavily in virtual reality. It also takes optimism -- to believe 100

October 12, 2017 12:03 PM Facebook's plan to get you to buy into VR: A price deal

The social giant shows off new VR headsets from its Oculus brand and says it's making an earlier price cut permanent. The goal: to get 1 billion people to try its tech. Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn you -- and another 999,999,999 people -- into VR believers. As part of Facebook's latest quest to make virtual reality an everyday part of our lives, the company's 105

October 12, 2017 8:26 AM Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality. His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses. Mr. Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address that problem, unveiling a stand-alone headset that won’t require 93

October 12, 2017 8:24 AM Facebook bets on mobile VR: I'm not taking the bait

Opinion: Facebook is betting on mobile VR, but it still gives me no reason to buy into the circus. Facebook is launching a new virtual reality (VR) headset which needs no separate PC to operate -- but VR is lacking crucial components to make it a mainstream success. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told attendees of the firm's annual virtual reality developers 105

October 12, 2017 4:34 AM Facebook Unveils Oculus Go Portable VR Headset

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realising a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses. Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address that problem, unveiling a stand-alone headset that won't require plugging 99

October 11, 2017 11:12 PM Oculus' Santa Cruz gets closer to the future of wireless VR

This is the headset you really want. We weren't allowed to take photos of the headset, but the photo seen here offers a good representation of what it looks like. From the mesh fabric surrounding the display to the adjustable head straps, the latest Santa Cruz prototype now looks almost like a wireless version of the Rift. It has an elastic strap along 67

October 11, 2017 11:12 PM Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference for virtual reality developers, said the “Oculus 100

October 11, 2017 11:12 PM Project Santa Cruz: Everything you need to know about the Oculus standalone headset

Facebook-owned Oculus is pushing the boundaries of virtual reality once again. The company has taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest headset, titled Project Santa Cruz, which is aimed at bringing the experience of PC-quality virtual reality to an untethered headset. That’s a pretty big deal for VR. While mobile virtual reality experiences like Google 332