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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

Paris Cinema Chain Opens Virtual Reality Complex

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Dec 11, 2016 08:38 AM EST

A movie theater chain based in Paris, France, is giving interested users a chance to experience virtual reality without the need to shell out the cash. read more

VLC Media Player to Support 360-Degree Videos Soon

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 28, 2016 10:55 AM EST

The VLC media player is slated to receive a major update that could usher its entry into the virtual reality platform. The team behind the popular video player announced that VLC will soon support 360-degree videos. read more

Sony Pictures Taps Nokia Ozo for Virtual Reality Live Stream Project

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 16, 2016 12:39 AM EST

Sony Pictures recently announced that it will use the Nokia Ozo 360-degree camera in order to create contents for the virtual reality platform. Sony Pictures said that it will use both the hardware and software platforms of the Nokia Ozo. read more

New MoVR Technology Improves Wireless Virtual Reality Data Transmission

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 15, 2016 07:42 PM EST

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a new technology that allows virtual reality headsets and personal computers to transmit and share date wirelessly. Dubbed as MoVR, the new technology does not have any restriction like graphics fidelity or frame rate drops, a feature that is considered key when it comes to creating a truly immersive virtual reality experience. read more

Acer Puts $10 Million Investment Into IMAX VR Fund

Ellie Froilan   | Nov 11, 2016 10:16 AM EST

Acer has announced that it made a $10 million investment into IMAX’s Virtual Reality Fund. read more

HTC to Launch VR Arcades in Public Places

Ellie Froilan   | Nov 08, 2016 08:01 PM EST

HTC has launched its Viveport Arcade program, which aims to open hundreds of virtual reality (VR) gaming arcades. 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

Sony Addresses PlayStation VR’s Tracking Problems

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Oct 11, 2016 07:41 PM EDT

Sony has already addressed the tracking problems which consumers complained of about its PlayStation VR. read more

‘Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope’ to hit Steam Early Access on October 17

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Oct 05, 2016 07:27 PM EDT

Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that "Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope" will hit Steam Early Access on Oct. 17. read more

Best Buy to Hold Midnight Openings to Accommodate Sony PlayStation VR Launch

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Oct 01, 2016 12:09 AM EDT

The upcoming virtual reality headset from Sony, the PlayStation VR, is slated to go on sale on Oct. 13. For eager fans who want to get their hands into the device first, Best Buy will be holding a midnight launch on the same day. read more

Baidu Unveils $200M Venture Unit for AI Projects

Ellie Froilan   | Sep 14, 2016 03:16 PM EDT

Baidu has unveiled a US $200 million venture capital firm dedicated to virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence (AI) projects. read more

FiresVR Looks to Develop Affordable, Accessible Virtual Reality Products

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Sep 14, 2016 12:50 PM EDT

Chinese virtual reality company FiresVR has announced its intention to make virtual reality more accessible and affordable to the general public. With its new Chief Executive Officer Lou Chi, who is a former Tencent employee, FiresVR is aiming to provide content and related technologies to VR hardware manufacturers. read more

Taiwanese VR Company iStaging Concludes $5 Million Funding Run

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Sep 07, 2016 05:08 PM EDT

Taiwanese virtual reality real estate company iStaging has closed a round of pre-A funding, amassing $5 million in new capital. The latest round of funding was led by WI Harper, along with Taya Venture Capital. read more

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