Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift

 
 

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The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

Oculus initiated a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 to fund the Rift's development, after being founded as an independent company two months prior. The project proved successful, raising US$2.5 million.[2] In March 2014, Facebook purchased Oculus for $2 billion.[3][4]

The Rift has gone through various pre-production models since the Kickstarter campaign, around five of which were demonstrated to the public. Two of these models were shipped to backers, labelled as 'development kits'; the DK1 in mid 2013 and DK2 in mid 2014, to give developers a chance to develop content on time for the Rift's release. However, both were also purchased by a large number of enthusiasts who wished to get an early preview of the technology.[5]

The Rift has a stereoscopic OLED display, 1080×1200 resolution per eye, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and 110° field of view.[6][7][8] It has integrated headphones which provide a 3D audio effect, rotational and positional tracking. The positional tracking system, called "Constellation", is performed by a USB stationary infrared sensor that is picking up light that is emitted by IR LEDs that are integrated into the head-mounted display. The sensor normally sits on the user's desk. This creates 3D space, allowing for the user to use the Rift while sitting, standing, or walking around the same room.[9]

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Oculus VR
 
founded2012
founde3Nate Mitchell
Facebook
 
founde3Dustin Moskovitz
 
Virtual reality
 
Virtual reality (VR) typically refers to computer technologies that use virtual reality headsets to generate the realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment or create an imaginary setting.
Virtual reality headset
 
A virtual reality headset provides immersive virtual reality for the wearer.

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People Recently Photographed at Oculus Rift Events35

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Oculus Hires Former Apple Veteran To Head VR Hardware Division
  –  March 29, 2017
Oculus Rift demonstration. There have been rumors that Apple was working on augmented reality, but Hillman's consumer hardware experience is most likely what Oculus is interested in. Virtual reality hardware is still relatively niche and analysts suggest ...
Apple Vet Michael Hillman Announced as Oculus’s Head of VR Hardware
  –  March 29, 2017
The company’s most popular virtual reality device, the Oculus Rift headset, was released one year ago. Early adopters complained about delays caused by manufacturing issues, and the steep $599 price tag. By December 2016, Oculus released its Touch motion ...
Ready Player One Coming to VR
  –  March 28, 2017
The VR Experience will be released on HTC's Viveport. Viveport experiences generally work on the Oculus Rift as well, so everyone should be able to enjoy. Based in California. I am Scottish, I like Scotch and, oh yeah, a little VR too.
Virtual Reality Headset Helps You Design Your Home Theater
  –  March 28, 2017
A new service from Andrew Lucas London and its sister company Andrew Lucas Studios is enabling consumers to “walk through” their new home theater or smart home by donning an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. At the same time, they receive an ...
'Twisted Arrow' Debuts On HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  –  March 28, 2017
Bows are in vogue. Whether it's Legolas from "The Lord of the Rings," Hawkeye from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games," archers have been a staple of big-screen action for over a decade. Now archery will head to much ...
One Year After Oculus Rift Launch, VR is Here to Stay
  –  March 28, 2017
In the middle of August 2012 I wrote my first article about Oculus. A few months later, I got my first demo. I’d previously seen some expensive VR installations, like those used by Disney, but my view inside the Oculus Rift — and the interviews I ...
Oculus Rift Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Huge Sale
  –  March 28, 2017
Today is a pretty big day for the Oculus Rift, as it has now officially been a year since the virtual reality (VR) headset was released. Now the team at Oculus are hoping that everyone joins the party with a big sale, offering up to 80% off selected games.
MakeVR turns the HTC Vive into a virtual design tool
  –  March 28, 2017
With slow consumer adoption, HTC is wooing professional users. Consumers are giving the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive a tepid reception, but organizations like NASA and BMW think the VR headsets are great for things like training and design. HTC is today ...
Oculus Rift has a new rival in China
  –  March 28, 2017
Though China’s VR market hit an estimated US$300 million last year, very few of its startups made it outside of the country’s borders. Cheap, low-quality headsets flooded the domestic market, while Western VR companies, like Oculus Rift and Google ...
Microsoft Introduces Five Windows 10 Powered Oculus Rift Demos to Its Stores
  –  March 28, 2017
Microsoft may have its own Augmented Reality headset, but that hasn’t stopped it from promoting headsets from its sister market, Virtual Reality. Yesterday Microsoft announced the introduction of five new Oculus Rift demos in Microsoft Stores. The ...
Apple veteran joining Oculus to lead VR team
  –  March 28, 2017
The current virtual reality device of the company, the Oculus Rift headset was launched last year with a price tag of $599.
802.11ay Wi-Fi: “It’s going to be a very scalable spec”
  –  March 28, 2017
Simply because there are so many applications that can make use of the technology, including in the VR space, where you’ll be able to cut that cord that you see with an HTV Vive or Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR today, or if you want to do anything with ...
Oculus Rift Thriller Title Wilson’s Heart Release Date Revealed
  –  March 28, 2017
April 25 is the day that proud owners of an Oculus Rift can expect to download Twisted Pixel’s VR title, Wilson’s Heart. Promised to be a full-length video game experience for VR clocking in at around eight hours to complete, Wilson’s Heart follows ...
VR Horror Title Wilson's Heart Coming To Oculus Rift Next Month
  –  March 27, 2017
When he wakes up in a 1940s hospital to find that his heart has been removed from his body, Robert Wilson knows something has gone horribly wrong. Coming to the Oculus Rift on April 25, Wilson's Heart draws on monster movies and horror elements for its ...
Facebook Hires Former Apple Exec for Big Oculus Virtual Reality Job
  –  March 27, 2017
Although Oculus doesn't disclose sales of its Oculus Rift headsets, several analyst firms estimated that the company has shipped far fewer headsets than what it originally projected prior to the device debuting last spring. The high price of the headsets ...
Microsoft Store adds new Oculus Rift VR demos powered by Windows 10
  –  March 27, 2017
Microsoft Store continues to make it easier than ever for customers to experience virtual reality by rolling out four new VR game demos on Oculus Rift, powered by Windows 10, this week. Customers can try new demos including one of the biggest exclusive ...
Drop Dead (Oculus Rift) Review
  –  March 27, 2017
Pixel Toy has successfully resurrected Drop Dead for the Rift, and it’ll consume you. When it comes to VR, rail shooters are a dime a dozen these days. Given the overwhelming number of options at trigger-happy players’ fingertips on Steam and the ...
Hands-on with Wilson’s Heart psychological thriller for the Oculus Rift
  –  March 27, 2017
Virtual reality still needs big Triple-A hits to get off the ground, and Oculus Studios hopes that its Wilson’s Heart psychological thriller will be one of them. The virtual reality title developed by Twisted Pixel Games for the Oculus Rift VR headset ...
20 Awesome Upcoming VR Games 2017 | HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PSVR (March – December)
  –  March 25, 2017
Subscribe to explore the VR world with us! New video every week: https://www.youtube.com/c/caschary We are two girls that live together, and love (VR) gaming. Our goal is to push VR forward and give it the support it deserves – we want everyone to be ...
Drop Dead Makes Its Way To Oculus Rift for $19.99
  –  March 24, 2017
Pixel Toys has released Drop Dead on the Oculus Rift for $19.99. Independent video game developer and publisher Pixel Toys has released the virtual reality arcade zombie shooter Drop Dead on Oculus Rift. The game is available today through the Oculus Store ...
Google Daydream vs. Oculus Rift: Which VR Headset Should You Buy?
  –  March 23, 2017
The year 2016 has witnessed the release of a number of virtual reality headsets such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR and Google Daydream. Although all the headsets are meant to offer a great VR experience, there are some differences ...
Out There: Sony Playstation VR and Oculus Rift
  –  March 22, 2017
VR (or Virtual Reality) is cutting edge tech with various applications primarily used for immersive gaming. VR is accessed via headset, so it’s key to use a good one in order to have a great VR experience. Here’s a look at the two best examples of VR ...
Instant Analysis: How Will Facebook's Oculus Rift Price Cut Affect the Virtual Reality Market?
  –  March 17, 2017
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has implemented price reductions for its Oculus Rift virtual reality hardware, reducing the cost of the headset by $100 (now $499) and the bundle featuring the platform's Touch controllers by $200 (now $598). The price for separate ...

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