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Oculus forgot to renew a certificate, bricked every Rift headset

Every Oculus Rift VR headset temporarily stopped working today after the Facebook-owned company forgot to renew a security certificate. Oculus has since released an update to restore impacted Rifts, but owners will need to download and apply it manually.

Palmer Luckey was restrained at Facebook: 'I could not cosplay'

In his first interview since leaving Facebook in late March, Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey said he felt restrained while working for the social network, which acquired his virtual reality startup for $3 billion in 2014.

Facebook's $2 billion bet on virtual reality has been a fiasco

In 2014, 21-year-old Palmer Luckey sold his virtual reality company, Oculus, to Facebook for $2 billion (£1.6 billion). Since then his company has become a headache for Mark Zuckerberg.

Here's a first look into how well virtual reality is selling

For all of the hype surrounding virtual reality, we still don't know if the technology is a breakout hit or fading fad.

Oculus VR pop-ups closing in Best Buys due to lack of interest

Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus virtual reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the U.S., Business Insider has learned.

Oculus Touch brings hand tracking and gestures to virtual reality

Oculus has launched its VR Touch controllers, bringing motion tracking and gesture detection to its Rift headset. The uniquely shared gamepads feature analogue sticks, buttons and triggers for gaming, as well as support for standing experiences.

Xbox One game streaming to Oculus Rift lets you play games in VR

Microsoft has announced it will enable Xbox One game streaming to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in early December. Coming just in time for the holidays, it will let gamers experience console titles in a special virtual reality environment.

Facebook's Oculus unveils way to make virtual reality affordable

Facebook's Oculus has announced it has found a way to make VR more accessible by using software tweaks to reduce the minimum system requirements of VR headsets. A high-performance PC is currently required, preventing people from adopting VR.

President Obama leads new VR tour of Yosemite National Park

Oculus has announced a new virtual reality experience that sees President Obama take you on a tour of the Yosemite National Park. In the short 360-degree film, Obama remarks on several of Yosemite's most famous features to celebrate its centennial.

You can now buy an Oculus Rift and have it delivered this week

Oculus has announced it has finally cleared its large backlog of pre-orders for the Rift. You can now purchase a headset and have it delivered in just a few business days. High demand for virtual reality products has created a long waiting list.

Oculus Rift pre-order shipments delayed, company to pay shipping

Oculus has apologised to customers who have pre-ordered its Rift virtual reality headset, acknowledging that shipments aren't currently being delivered as planned. The company will waive all shipping fees for existing pre-orders.

The Oculus Rift is now open for pre-order, priced at $599

Virtual reality headset creator Oculus has opened pre-orders on its much-anticipated Rift, pricing the device at $599. Shipments will include an Xbox One controller and a couple of free games.

VR communities divided by controversial '9/11 simulator'

A virtual reality game that simulates the tragic events of 9/11 from the perspective of the victims is dividing VR enthusiasts and creating both hype and deep controversy. The simulation has led people to question what's acceptable as a VR experience.

Microsoft announces Minecraft for Oculus Rift is coming next year

Microsoft has announced that the hit video game Minecraft will be made available for Oculus Rift headsets from next year. Players will be able to build and mine with friends while fully immersed in the VR experience.

The Oculus Rift is ready for consumers, launching early 2016

Oculus has finally unveiled the much-anticipated consumer version of its Rift VR headset. Slated for release in early 2016, the Rift will now be shipping with an Xbox One controller and seeks to make games more immersive than ever before.

Review: Top 5 underrated horror films of 2014 Special

While the major releases were a bit of a disappointment this year, there were original narratives about vampires, zombies and monsters just on the periphery.

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Remembering Elvis and reliving Woodstock Special

Countless great performances were left on the cutting room floor after the initial release of 'Woodstock.' Now, you can see even more from The Who and Santana. Also, to celebrate Elvis Week, a little 'Viva Las Vegas' and The King in concert is in order.

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

San Francisco - Facebook announced a $2 billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend's lives.

Facebook buying virtual reality firm Oculus for $2 bn

New York - Facebook said Tuesday it was buying Oculus, a specialist in virtual reality technology, for about $2 billion in cash and shares.Facebook said it would build on Oculus' technology, including a virtual reality headset aimed at gamers, seeking to use it i...

Trailer released for horror movie, Oculus (VIDEO)

The official trailer for an upcoming American horror film from Mike Flanagan has been released ahead of its premiere next month.

Review: ‘Oculus’ is cutting-edge horror drama Special

In ‘Oculus,’ a woman tries to convince her brother to help her destroy the supernatural being that killed their parents years earlier.

Toronto Film Festival celebrates 25 years of genre programming Special

The Toronto International Film Festival announces nine of the 10 films to screen at Midnight Madness, including seven world premieres.

Oculus raises $427,000 for Rift virtual-reality headset in 1 day

Developing a new virtual-reality headset for video games, technology company Oculus set the lofty goal of $250,000 today on the crowd-funding online service Kickstarter but within hours it far surpassed the goal and is now reaching close to $427,000.
 

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President Obama features in a new VR film about the US National Parks Service
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The box contents of the first Oculus Rift consumer edition
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Oculus has announced the consumer version of the Rift VR headset
Oculus has announced the consumer version of the Rift VR headset
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Oculus has announced the consumer version of the Rift VR headset
Oculus has announced the consumer version of the Rift VR headset
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Oculus has announced the consumer version of the Rift VR headset
Oculus has announced the consumer version of the Rift VR headset
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Oculus Connect developers conference
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President Obama features in a new VR film about the US National Parks Service
President Obama features in a new VR film about the US National Parks Service
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This photo shows a developer version of an Oculus Rift headset combined with a Leap Motion controller and camera system.
President Obama features in a new VR film about the US National Parks Service
President Obama features in a new VR film about the US National Parks Service
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