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Facebook-Owned Oculus Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset

AP | By DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consum...

Dad Is Totally Loving This Oculus Rift Roller Coaster 'Ride'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology

If you've ever experienced the 360-degree virtual world inside the Oculus Rift, then you know it's hard not to react to its awesomeness. Watch to ...

Samsung Launches New Virtual Reality Headset

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology

(Adds Oculus VR executive quotes and details) By Lehar Maan and Malathi Nayak Sept 3 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co ...

Elders Try Out Oculus Rift, Get Totally Freaked Out

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology

The latest video from the Fine Brothers introduces elder folks to the Oculus Rift virtual reality device. And it's a delight. The subjects, none of...

Virtual Reality: You'll Believe A Geek Can Fly

Turnstyle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) This past weekend in Sylmar, a neighborhood in the far north end of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, a few hundred...

Guillermo Del Toro Wows Fans At Comic-Con

Aaron Sagers | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Guillermo del Toro is in the world-building business. The director of Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and the upcoming gothic tale Crimson Peak is known for signature visuals, and an ability to craft rich universes on the movie screen.

Facebook Plays Short and Long Game with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Esmeralda Swartz

While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?

Google Wants You To Put This Piece Of Cardboard On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

At Google's annual developers conference on Wednesday, the company spent hours talking up various new thingamajigs. But perhaps the most striking thin...

Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

Twitter: As a Bluebird on Facebook's Shoulder? Satisfactual!

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jim Treacy

Mark Zuckerberg is rapidly collecting a portfolio of dominant, social media properties - each performing nicely on its' own and become even more powerful if integrated. Twitter sits in that bullseye.

Oculus Rift For Chickens? Sure, Why Not

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology

Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that lets users look around a game space as if they were really standing inside it, is widely regarded as the...

'Dinner and a Movie,' Not Dinner and an OTT Stream

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Harvilicz

Saving the movie-going experience won't save America's middle class, but letting it go will lead us deeper down the hole of Internet isolation and greater separation from each other at a time when Americans need more real-world, interpersonal connections, not fewer.

Storyscapes: Immersive Journalism Takes You Inside The News

Turnstyle | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Journalist Nonny de la Peña has been pioneering the use of virtual reality to tell documentary stories for years no...

David Moss

Virtual Reality Lets Dying Woman 'Walk' Outside Again

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moss | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

Sometimes a simple walk outside can mean so much. Even if it’s not quite the real thing. Last December, Roberta Firstenberg died of cancer at t...

PODCAST: Rap Battle and Interview with HuffPost Data Scientist

Posted 04.01.2014 | Huffpost Code

The Floating Points Podcast is a weekly broadcast from the HuffPost Labs team that features opinions on tech news and interviews with special guests. ...

Here's How Oculus Rift Could Change Advertising

Beverly Macy | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

The announcement that Facebook spent $2 billion of it's enormous cash reserves on Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset for 3D gaming, rocked the t...

6 Ways Virtual Reality Is Already Changing The World (No Facebook Required)

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology

Virtual reality (VR) can make anything possible. While Facebook's recent $2 billion acquisition of virtual reality hardware company Oculus VR migh...

Go Home, Facebook. Yelp Just Won

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Maybe Facebook should have held off on that decision to buy Oculus VR after all. I mean, sure, that's a cool virtual reality headset maker. But it...

Video Gamers Are DONE With Oculus Rift Now That Facebook Owns It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

Video gamers are, if anything, an opinionated bunch. So when Facebook shocked everyone on Tuesday by announcing it was spending $2 billion to buy Ocul...

I Backed Oculus Rift On Kickstarter And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

The earliest backers of Oculus VR, the virtual reality company Facebook is buying for $2 billion, are learning one of life’s important lessons the h...

What's An Oculus Rift, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

As you've probably heard, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion. While that's an exciting sum, it probably means very little to you if you have no ...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Begins Its Quest To Eradicate Face-To-Face Contact

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

Now, logging onto Facebook means looking at photos of a friend’s birthday party. With Facebook’s latest acquisition, it soon might mean joining th...

Facebook Makes MASSIVE Virtual Reality Purchase

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

Facebook's stepping into the world of virtual reality. The company announced on Tuesday afternoon it has reached a deal to acquire Oculus VR, a com...

There's Now A PlayStation You Can Wear On Your Face

AP | By DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony is getting into the virtual reality business. The Japanese electronics and gaming giant unveiled a prototyp...

You Can Now Walk Around Inside The Apartment From 'Seinfeld'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.05.2014 | TV

“Seinfeld” is no longer on the air, and some are still not quite over that. Luckily for the die-hard fans out there, they can take a virtual tour ...