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Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2022: Here’s What Was Announced

The Meta Quest is getting a slate of new games this year. The latest Meta Quest Gaming Showcase revealed a mix of sequels and new games coming to the all-in-one Quest 2 system "within the next year," including Among Us VR and Cities: VR. One of the main showcases was the previously announced Among Us VR, which got...

Oculus Quest 2 Gets Apple Magic Keyboard Support with v37 Update

Meta announced on Wednesday its Oculus Quest 2 all-in-one virtual reality headset now supports Apple’s Magic Keyboard. With the upcoming Quest v37 software update coming out soon, support for Apple’s Magic Keyboard will be added to the list of supported devices under the Experimental Features menu in settings. Oculus told iPhone in Canada with a...

Oculus Quest and Portal Devices Now Respond to ‘Hey Facebook’

Facebook has introduced a new wake word that works with its family of Portal smart displays as well as the Oculus Quest platform. According to a new report from The Verge, you can now say "Hey Facebook" rather than "Hey Portal" to get your Facebook devices to listen to your voice commands. Oculus launched voice commands for the...

Facebook Announces $399 USD Oculus Quest Standalone VR Headset

Facebook today unveiled a wireless virtual-reality headset — the Oculus Quest — in an attempt to help popularize the developing technology with a more mainstream audience. According to a new press release from Facebook, the Oculus Quest is the realization of the long-anticipated "Project Santa Cruz," and according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the bookend...

Facebook to Unveil $200 Standalone Oculus VR Headset for 2018

Facebook's Oculus is reportedly in the early stages of developing a standalone VR headset, which could be used to watch a movie on a plane. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes that Oculus is seeking to expand to stand-alone devices, setting it apart from existing offerings necessitating a smartphone like Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR. The...

Head of Rift Talks Touch Adoption, Possible Mac Support and More

In an exclusive interview with TechCrunch, Oculus’ co-founder and head of Rift Nate Mitchell has talked about the company’s latest price cuts, some of the "internal reorganizations within the company”, as well as the likelihood of getting Rift support on the Mac OS X in the upcoming months. Oculus has recently announced that they are slashing the prices...

Former Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra to Head Up Facebook’s VR Division

Facebook has poached Xiaomi’s global vice president Hugo Barra to head up its virtual reality division, just three days after Barra revealed he was stepping down from his post. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that his company had hired  Barra to head its virtual reality business, which included the team developing […]