Google has assigned Cardboard famous Clay Bavor as the head of its virtual reality projects. Facebook has also assigned Instagram’s director of product as Head of Product management in its VR subsidiary, Oculus. The concurrent moves have been analyzed as their keenness for reigning over VR market.
Tech-oriented companies are in a race of adding spice to their ideas of introducing different gadgets. Playing 2D and 3D games are common nowadays, but the actual feeling of being present in a virtual world is somewhat more interesting.
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg believed the future of social network is in Virtual Reality. Last year, Facebook acquired Oculus, a VR company. Now they partner with Samsung to make mobile VR experience come to life.
Apple and Irish band U2 collaborated on a 360-degree U2 music video produced by Vrse App, a platform for original VR content. The U2's "Song for Someone" music video is Apple's first experiment in mixing VR and music videos.
Oculus just announced another exciting news to its users during the Oculus Connect conference in Hollywood. As users are eagerly waiting for the next Oculus rift to hit the market next year, the team announced that they are working with Netflix and Hulu to bring the network shows on virtual reality. Users can now bid goodbye to the day of holding their laptop as they are lying down on their bed watching "House of Cards" or "Orange is the New Black".
Facebook has met nearly all expectations for the second quarter, yet shares fell soon after the release of its earnings report.
It sounded so promising. Anyone, anywhere would be able to strap on a headset in their living room and be able to experience events anywhere in the world - or outside of it - as if they were really there.
Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts.
Microsoft Corp surprised the tech world on Wednesday with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life.
Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.
Sony unveiled a prototype hardware for the virtual reality headset it is working on for the PlayStation 4 which it calls "Project Morpheus," TechCrunch reported.
Michael Abrash, virtual reality researcher at Washington-based gaming firm Valve, said he expects amazing and consumer-friendly virtual reality products to be on launched on the market within two years.