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Holy Shit, a New David Attenborough Documentary is Coming to Oculus Rift

Facebook buying Oculus Rift was seen by some people as a huge blow to the future of the system, but now we have some news which'll make the odd virtual reality privacy intrusion worth its while: An upcoming David Attenborough documentary is being filmed specifically for the Oculus Rift. Read More >>

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Strap on Oculus Rift Goggles and Control a Drone With Your Head

Oculus Rift enables you to escape into incredible virtual (or live-action) worlds, but strapping on the goggles is precisely that—an escape. Which is what makes this new open-source project by Diego Araos so crazy: using the goggles' head-motion tracking feature and live video feed, you can actually navigate an AR drone with a tilt of your noggin. Read More >>

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Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift

Gamers love Oculus Rift; the virtual reality system offers a mind-blowingly immersive way to experience digital worlds. Jaunt, a new tech company, brings the platform into live-action, cinematic territory. I saw their stuff. It was incredible. And it's a pretty big deal for movies and media. Read More >>

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Minecraft VR is the First Casualty of Facebook's Oculus Rift Buyout

Facebook's buyout of promising virtual reality company Oculus (makers of the Oculus Rift headset) has split the gaming community right down the middle. And it's alienated at least one high profile developer -- Markus Persson, creator of Minecraft. Read More >>

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Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus—the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence—caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have. Read More >>

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Facebook is Buying Oculus, the Future of Virtual Reality, for £1.2 Billion

For some completely inexplicable reason, Facebook has announced that it is buying Oculus VR—the future of virtual reality awesomeness—for $2 billion (£1.2 billion). What?! Read More >>

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Oculus Rift Perfectly Recreates... a Supermarket?

I'm not really sure what's going on here. This video seems to be demonstrating the mind-blowing virtual reality capabilities of Oculus Rift by taking people on a stroll through a virtual land. But it's not an alien landscape, a grizzly battlefield, or even a national monument. It's the damn supermarket. Huh? Read More >>

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You Can Get the New Oculus Rift Dev Kit for Just £210

When we saw the Oculus Rift Crystal Cove headset at CES we were blown away. It was incredible. And now there's good news: you can pre-order your own for $350 (£210) today. It's not the final product but it's still fantastic. Read More >>

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Project Morpheus: Sony's Oculus Rift Competitor Looks Incredible

It was only a matter of time. The Oculus Rift has caught so much attention—deservedly so—that of course one of the big dogs was going to start honing in on its virtual reality territory. The big dog is Sony and their Project Morpheus VR headset sounds fantastic. Read More >>

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Sony's Own VR Tech for PS4 May Appear Next Week

March 17th is the day the Game Developers Conference kicks off in the US, with rumours suggesting Sony may use the event to launch its own take on the Oculus Rift VR technology for its PlayStation4 console. Read More >>

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I Wore the US Navy's Oculus Rift, and it Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the US Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. Read More >>

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How Moto Tech and Pixar Brains Turn Phones Into Storytime

If you own a Moto X, chances are last autumn you noticed a small, red hat appear in your notification tray. You either assumed your phone had been hacked and set it on fire, or you boldly clicked the mysterious chapeau and were whisked off to a 3D world that was like being inside a Pixar movie. Read More >>

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SurroundWeb: Microsoft's Plan to Cloak Your Living Room With Internet

Your browser is in all your devices. Hell, you can even get it in your watch if you're down with that. And in the Microsoft world, its next destination is your living room wall. Read More >>

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This is What I See Every Time You Explain the Awesomeness of Oculus Rift

Virtual reality sure is cute. And, yes, I do mean that in the most condescending way possible. Read More >>

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Forget Augmented Reality. What About Diminished Reality?

PlaceAvoider is an app being developed by scientists at Indiana University, which allows the user of lifelogging devices to blacklist locations from visual storage and sharing, by matching the visual signature of a location against images the user has designated as off-limits, such as a bedroom, bathroom or boardroom. Read More >>

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This Awesome Oculus Rift Rig is Virtual Laser Tag—With Zombies

The Oculus Rift is already great when you're just sitting down, but it's easy to imagine an awesome future where you walk around with it on. A holodeck on your face. Well, that future's already here. Read More >>

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