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Meta reportedly gives up on replacement operating system for VR devices

Even before the company was purchased by Facebook (now 'Meta'), Oculus VR headsets were powered by an Android-based operating system. Every self-contained Oculus product since then has used the same software platform, but according to a new report from The Information, Meta has now shut down a 300-person team that was developing a replacement. According to...

You can now root your Oculus Go VR Headset, at least partially

Oculus -- a part of Facebook Meta makes some great VR headsets for gaming. The Oculus Go was a standalone VR headset from the company which was discontinued last year in favor of the Oculus Quest 2. If you're familiar with the way standalone VR headsets work, you would be aware of the fact that...

The Oculus Quest 2 was my best Tech Purchase of the Year, and you should also consider one

Virtual Reality, more commonly referred to as VR, is a concept that has been around for some time now. While consumer VR headsets were first made available way back in the 1990s, it wasn't until two decades later that the tech started to get some shape and gain popularity. In 2014, Google launched Google Cardboard,...

Oculus Quest 2 goes back on sale with double the storage for the same price

Facebook has announced that the Oculus Quest 2 is back on sale after a brief hiatus, and the new version of the VR headset will feature expanded internal storage for the same price. You can now purchase the Quest 2 headset again from the Oculus website, though at the moment, only the $299 base model...

New Oculus Quest update brings multitasking and wireless streaming to the original headset

Facebook has rolled out the v30 update for the Oculus Quest and the Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets, bringing a new multitasking interface for Infinite Office, accessibility improvements, and more. Apps can be placed side-by-side, so you can multitask between apps like Explore, Store, Browser, Events, Oculus TV, Oculus Move, Scoreboards, and more. If you...

Facebook tests showing ads within the Oculus Quest because of course they will

When Facebook acquired Instagram back in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg pledged to keep the photo-sharing app independent. "We need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram's strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook," he wrote in a statement at the time. Then, following the WhatsApp acquisition in 2014, WhatsApp's co-founder...

You may soon be able to officially install Android apps on the Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 has access to a wide variety of apps and games that are available through a specially curated store, and the number of apps you can download might get a lot larger. That’s because new evidence suggests Quest 2 owners may soon be able to officially install Android apps on the VR...

Oculus Quest 2 update introduces Air Link feature and 120Hz mode

Oculus has announced a number of new features for the Quest 2, including a way to wirelessly play PC VR games on the headset. The company said its v28 software update will be available to users soon. The most notable new feature is called Air Link — available in Experimental mode — which allows users to...

Oculus is bringing multi-user accounts and app sharing to the Quest

Facebook-owned Oculus has announced plans to bring two of its most-requested features to the Oculus Quest VR headset. (Sadly, neither is the ability to log in without a Facebook account). Multi-User accounts, which will allow several accounts to log into the same device, and app sharing, which allows those users to access each other's apps. Oculus...

Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2 with the Snapdragon XR2, 90Hz refresh rate for $299

Facebook-owned Oculus on Wednesday officially introduced the Quest 2, the company's second-generation standalone virtual reality headset. It's launching October 13 at a starting price of $299 for the base model—that’s $100 less than the original Quest. Interested buyers can pre-order the Oculus Quest 2 beginning today. Today’s announcement is more of a formality rather than a...

Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2, according to a leaked promo video

Leaked promotional videos have revealed Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, which could be available as early as this week. The videos were accidentally published to Facebook Blueprint, the company's e-learning platform, before they were taken down (via The Verge). Information shared in the videos reveal the new headset will be a major upgrade over the...

A Facebook account will be required to use Oculus VR in the future

Popular VR platform Oculus has announced that the company's VR headsets will soon require users to log in with a Facebook account, much to the dismay of Oculus users worldwide. In a blog post on the matter, the Facebook-owned company said that the change will go into effect starting October 2020 and new users will...
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