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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Testify in Oculus Lawsuit

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Jan 17, 2017 07:32 PM EST

Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas courtroom on Tuesday in order to testify in an ongoing lawsuit involving the virtual reality firm Oculus. The $2 billion lawsuit was to determine whether Oculus stole the technology behind its VR headsets. read more

AMD-Powered CyberPowerPC VR-Ready PC Now Out for $499

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Jan 11, 2017 10:14 AM EST

CyberPowerPC, as part of its partnership with chipmaker AMD, recently unveiled a couple of entry-level pre-built computers that are VR-ready. The base model costs $499, and bundling it with an Oculus Rift will cost $1,100. read more

Futuremark Launches VRMark, the Newest Virtual Reality Benchmarking Tool for PC

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 04, 2016 02:38 PM EDT

Software development company Futuremark recently announced that it is launching a new service that will help users to determine whether their system is capable of running Virtual Reality contents. read more

Oculus Taps AMD, CyberPowerPC to Build Affordable VR-Ready PCs

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Oct 11, 2016 09:58 AM EDT

Oculus confirmed that it is collaborating with AMD and CyberPowerPC in a project that will produce VR-ready PCs for a significantly lower price tag. read more

5G Mobile Technology Will Jump-Start Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Revolution

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Jul 12, 2016 09:34 AM EDT

Two Chinese tech giants, Huawei Technologies, and ZTE, are predicting that the virtual reality and augmented reality platform will see a meteoric rise in demand once the 5G mobile network infrastructure is widely deployed by 2020. read more

Rumors Suggest That the Upcoming E3 Would be all About Virtual Reality

Jarred Eugenio   | May 30, 2016 08:58 AM EDT

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3, which would be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is only two weeks away. Unsurprisingly, details about what the event has in store have slowly made their way online. Based on what is available, this year's E3 would be all about virtual reality. read more

Gear VR From Samsung and Oculus Surpasses One Million Users

Phenny Lynn Palec   | May 13, 2016 06:57 PM EDT

While high-end virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are making headways in the tech community, the Samsung Gear VR is steadily raking in users and recently surpassed the one million mark. Thanks to its low price and the fact that it only requires a smartphone, Gear VR was able to sell more than one million units in just six months after the first consumer grade product was released. read more

Facebook Loses VR Expert as Oculus’s Mary Lou Jepsen Departs

Rina S.   | May 07, 2016 08:30 AM EDT

Facebook would have to fill a hole in its virtual reality division as Mary Lou Jepsen, head of display technology for Oculus VR division, has announced her plans to leave the company in August. Jepsen is planning to work towards developing MRI technology for the health sector. read more

Oculus to Enter the Chinese Market: Reports

Charissa Echavez   | Apr 09, 2016 09:57 AM EDT

Oculus VR is gearing up to enter the Chinese market, a move even its parent company Facebook could not believe. read more

Oculus Adds 360-Degree Video, New Games to Facebook on Samsung Gear VR

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Mar 10, 2016 04:15 PM EST

While most virtual reality devices are designed mainly for gaming, the Facebook-owned Oculus Gear VR is pushing its boundaries to incorporate social networks. As part of this effort, Oculus recently released a new suite of features geared towards social networking for its Gear VR device. read more

New Augmented Reality Device Lets User Grab Virtual Images

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Mar 04, 2016 12:20 PM EST

As tech companies like HTC and Oculus start to release their own virtual reality devices into the market, Microsoft is silently developing and dominating one market, augmented reality. The Redmond-based tech giant recently announced that it is teaming up with startup tech company Meta in developing a new type of augmented reality device that allows users to manipulate virtual images with their hand. read more

Oculus and Harmonix Announce New ‘Rock Band VR’ Coming in 2016 to the Rift

Daphne Planca   | Dec 06, 2015 06:36 AM EST

After Facebook purchased the VR pioneer for $2 billion in 2014, Oculua has unveiled a virtual reality game 'Rock Band VR' at The Game Awards. read more

Microsoft HoloLens Starter Pack Costs $3,000 And Will Be Coming Early Next Year

Daphne Planca   | Oct 06, 2015 11:38 PM EDT

Microsoft is taking a new level through augmented reality by Hololens and officially revealed the upcoming HoloLens developer edition which costs $3,000. read more

Step into virtual reality with the new Samsung gear VR!

Vlad Tverdohleb   | Sep 26, 2015 10:30 PM EDT

Samsung and Facebook's Oculus plan for gear VR headset for smartphones will launch on November at $99, according to CNET. read more

Amazing 360-Degree Video App Brings Virtual Reality to Mobile Devices

Claire Baguio   | Sep 14, 2015 09:39 AM EDT

Virtual reality could take the world in another spin as the war for the best virtual reality platforms heats up. Facebook tries to bring VR social media through mobile devices. read more

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IMF Upgrades China Growth Estimates, Making it the Fastest Growing Large Economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast for the Chinese economy. A report released on Monday stated that China's economy is expected to grow by 6.5 percent during this year. This estimate is higher than previous estimates by 0.3 percent. read more

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