Facebook's Zuckerberg talks promise of VR at Oculus conference

Oculus Rift just gave a huge gift to the open-source VR world

The developers of the futuristic combat game Titanfall are jumping into virtual reality with a brand new, mysterious game, Oculus revealed during the Oculus Connect keynote today.

Audi is one of the launch partners, which is using Oculus For Business to build VR showrooms where you can configure a vehicle and actually walk around it before you buy. Also, this isn't simply just a vessel for your smartphones like Samsung's Gear VR or Zeiss VR One Plus; this is a unit that can work on its own.

Details on how much better an experience the Go would be over a smartphone-powered headset were unclear, but Oculus lead Hugo Barra said onstage that it was "hands-down the easiest way to get into VR".

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

The Gear competes against other headsets, such as Google's $99 Daydream View, that require a smartphone.

"The combat experience in VR really gives you the chance to experience life closer to what a soldier would experience in real combat", Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella said in the video.

Hack-weary Equifax yanks a web page that was reportedly delivering malware
Abrams told tech reporters at Ars Technica that he discovered the hack while using Equifax to dispute his own credit report. Equifax has also said a file containing names and birthdates of 15.2 million people in the United Kingdom were accessed.

Oculus Go dev kits will begin shipping in November 2017, the company says. Coupled with a tether-free setup, the new Rift will make high-end VR experiences a lot less clunky and user friendly.

"We want to get a billion people in virtual reality".

We didn't get any of the technical specs, so we don't know exactly how the Oculus Go will work. There's also a fast-switch LCD display boasting a 2560 x 1440 resolution, which will help reduce lag. It will be able to run the same VR as the Samsung Gear, leading Blau to conclude the Go will rely on the same Android operating system as the Gear and likely include similar processors as Samsung phones.

The Oculus Go ships early next year.

The device is priced at $199 (Rs 12,960 approximately), making it one of the most affordable headsets from the Oculus portfolio.

Virtual Reality (VR), largely believed to be the next big platform for computing, has been stagnating.

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