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Three years ago, when Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion, the obvious question was – what does Mark Zuckerberg see in Oculus Rift? Fast forward two years at the F8 Developer Conference 2017, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the launch of Facebook Spaces in beta for Oculus and Touch. Before you ask, Facebook Spaces is the company’s first social VR app. Facebook Spaces promises to make virtual reality more exciting, personal and relatable than ever before. Anyone with an Oculus Rift and Touch controllers can jump the VR wag...
Yuri Milner, the Silicon Valley philanthropist and English theoretical physicist and Cambridge University professor Stephen Hawking, have announced $100 million for research into developing a spacecraft that could travel to the nearest stars at one-fifth the speed of light. At a press event atop One World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday, the philanthropic initiative “Breakthrough Starshot” was unveiled that will test the savoir-faire and technologies needed to send featherweight interstellar devices, ‘robotic probes’ to th...
Oculus just shipped its first consumer product on Thursday. The high-end VR headset marks its debut in the market of virtual reality on Monday, but much to everyone’s surprise, the launch won’t be a massive marketing blitz or some star-studded launch event either. Instead, these doodads will start simply landing on the doorsteps of early Oculus Rift adopters who have pre-booked the device for $600. It has been four years since this immersive piece of technology fired up its first campaign on Kickstarter. The concept of Oculus Rift...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg absolutely stunned the audience in Barcelona during the ongoing Samsung Press Conference at Mobile World Congress 2016 by making a surprise appearance. Zuckerberg’s main agenda behind the visit was about discussion related to ongoing advancements in the world of virtual reality, and of course, to promote the VR technology as the major social platform of future. He demonstrated a highly appealing interplay among the undeniable potentials of the virtual world and apparent materialization. His appearance...
Yesterday, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance at Samsung’s UNPACKED event at the MWC at Barcelona to talk up progress in VR and to promote VR as “the most social platform” of the future. The Facebook CEO went on the Samsung stage not only to “sell” the Gear VR, which was made by partnering with Oculus, but to also emphasize the connection between Facebook and the new VR trend. Eyebrows were raised when Facebook was rumored to be interested in acquiring Oculus. Why would a social networking giant be intereste...
Eutelsat Communications, a French satellite operator company and the social media goliath Facebook declared earlier on Monday, that they are integrating in order to work closely on their mission to bring broadband internet via satellite in sub-Saharan Africa’s more than fourteen countries. Both the organizations revealed that they have tied a multi-year contract with Spacecom, a satellite communication company, to utilize AMOS-6 satellite’s intact payload broadband and deliver coverage to larger parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It will id...