Topic: oculus

Oculus explains its partnership with Microsoft

Oculus recently announced that it has been working with Microsoft to bring developers a platform to develop the next generation of games, and now the company is giving some more insight into why it chose Microsoft. The main reason was Windows 10, the company’s latest operating system coming in July, CNET reported. According to CNET, … continue reading

Oculus unveils consumer headset, announces Oculus Touch and aids VR game developers

Oculus Rift is finally making strides. The virtual reality headset that was first announced three years ago will finally be making it into consumers’ hands early next year. The company’s CEO Brendan Iribe introduced the consumer version of the Oculus Rift at the company’s press event yesterday. “The Rift delivers on the promise of consumer … continue reading

Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, Sencha releases Ext JS 6 beta and the Bash Data Platform—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2015

Oculus has announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a computer vision team that works on real-time 3D scene reconstruction. With Surreal Vision, Oculus will be able to create an accurate representation real-world objects in virtual worlds, according to the company. “At Surreal Vision, we are overhauling state-of-the-art 3D scene reconstruction algorithms to provide a rich, … continue reading

Facebook announces Messenger Platform, Parse IoT SDKs, app analytics at F8

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new developer platform for its Messenger application today during the keynote of the company’s F8 developer conference. Along with an SDK available today, Facebook’s new Messenger Platform will enable developers to integrate apps and services directly inline in the Messenger composer. The Messenger applications demoed—apps providing GIFs, text animations, … continue reading

Poll: Which tech company has the ‘cool factor’ right now?

Since Microsoft introduced holograms to the world with Windows Holographic and the Microsoft HoloLens last month, there have been think pieces abound about which tech company is the “coolest” at this particular cultural and technological moment. The giants of Silicon Valley (and Seattle) each have a few acquisitions, pet projects and hallmark innovative technologies they’re … continue reading

Oculus making virtual reality movies, the NSA’s Trojan horse, and IBM layoffs—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2015

Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup acquired by Facebook for US$2 billion, is developing cinematic experiences specifically for its Oculus Rift VR headset. At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new Oculus Story Studio, led by creative director and former Pixar animator Saschka Unseld, premiered its first short film, entitled “Lost.” Unseld, who created … continue reading

An experimental tool chain for Android, Streem, Rust 1.0 release trains, and Oculus acquisitions—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2014

Google has officially announced its new tool chain for Android. The core of the new tool chain includes two tools: Jack and Jill. Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, while Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. Belgian mobile development software company Saikoa revealed the new compilers in the beginning of the month. Google … continue reading

Gear VR Innovator Edition, Microsoft Imagine, Typesafe’s Java survey, and Google Cloud Platform’s support for Microsoft apps—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2014

Samsung’s first development kit for its wearable virtual reality device, powered by Oculus, is now available. “With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences as we define this new mobile category together,” said Justin Denison, vice president of product strategy and marketing at Samsung. … continue reading

Oculus’ Mobile SDK, Ballmer’s gift to Harvard, and Google’s Bangladesh Bus—SD Times news digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Oculus has announced the availability of the Oculus Mobile SDK v0.4.0. “The initial version of the Oculus Mobile SDK is specifically designed for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition on Note 4, and includes everything you need to get started developing for mobile,” wrote the Oculus VR team on the company’s blog. “We’ve been working … continue reading

WATCH: Elders react to Oculus Rift

Our grandparents, great grandparents and even some of our parents come from a time of rotary phones, black and white TVs with no remotes, and no computers. In today’s world of mobile devices, wearables and robots, they can get a little confused and overwhelmed when it comes to technology. Take my dad for instance. For … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 21, 2014—VMware acquires CloudVolumes, FireEye reports Android SSL bugs, Facebook adds Oculus to bug bounty program

VMware acquires desktop application delivery startup CloudVolumes Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a startup focused on desktop application delivery. CloudVolumes’ platform will enable VMware to build real-time application delivery tools across its end-user, datacenter and hybrid cloud platforms. CloudVolumes virtualizes application-management process above the OS, eliminating the need for virtual machine … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 7, 2014—Xiki and Oculus Connect

Oculus debuts its first developer conference, Xiki Kickstarts upgrade and global tablet sales will surpass PC sales in 2015 … continue reading

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