The Virtual Genius of Oculus Rift

How a 19-year-old hacker behind Oculus Rift set out to invent a gaming headset but ended up reviving a dead technology and building a global communications platform…

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I wore the Navy’s Oculus Rift, and it showed me the future of warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser cannons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift…

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VR: Palmer Luckey’s Quest to Change the World

The Oculus founder tells us all about the next steps for the VR headset and his goal to forever change humanity…

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Interactive Virtual Reality In 3-D, The Newest Learning Tool

Remember the days when students would come to class armed with only a notebook and a textbook? In some places, that time is long gone, as laptops and iPads make their way into schools. Now a creative technology studio has come up with a platform for classrooms that makes digital textbooks look ancient…

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Game changer: VC Chris Dixon talks about Oculus and his occasional forays into gaming

Chris Dixon isn’t known as a game investor. But as both an angel investor and a partner at Netscape pioneer Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, he has made some very early and smart investments in game companies… We caught up with him recently to talk about investing in games in the broader context of tech investing…

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Brendan Iribe wants to bring virtual reality to the masses

Virtual reality has long been relegated to the realm of science fiction, cool in theory and on the page, but it’s never crossed over to the mainstream. Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe says his company’s forthcoming Oculus Rift, a consumer-grade virtual reality headset, is poised to change that…

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Oculus Rift takes home the Crunchie for Best Hardware Startup

It’s hard for me to imagine a hardware startup that is more exciting, more fascinating, and that has more potential to ripple out into a million amazing things than Oculus and their Rift virtual reality headset.

Many of you, it seems, would agree. After weeks of voting, our readers and this community have chosen Oculus VR as the Best Hardware Startup of the year…

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Oculus Rift at Sundance: games are just the beginning

Sundance describes the New Frontier portion of its annual film festival as a “creative space” for “multimedia performances, transmedia experiences,” and other interactive art forms. This year that translated into a room of pure sensory overload…

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Oculus Is Awesome for Games, But It’s the Future of Movies

I never thought I’d ever say this, but I’m onstage with Beck. He’s wearing his usual hat-and-blazer combo, and covering one of my favorite David Bowie songs. Out past the crowd is a full choir — a few faces I recognize because they played with Beck during last year’s Station to Station rolling art extravaganza — and a massive musical ensemble. People are cheering and taking photos. It’s incredible. Then I look down. Instead of seeing knees or feet, I see Beck’s Chelsea boots. That’s when my brain reminds me I’m not actually on stage…

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Playtime Is Over: Oculus Rift Lets You Live Video Games

It’s been a week and I still can’t get my experience with the latest Oculus Rift prototype at CES 2014 out of my mind. The Oculus Rift, which made its debut at CES 2013 and then further enchanted reporters at E3 2013, is undoubtedly one of the coolest pieces of technology I’ve ever seen…

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