You may have heard under the past months or years about Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and VR. This video from Mashable explains the technology for you.
Facebook recently acquired Oculus VR for a hefty $2 billion. Before the purchase, Oculus raised more than $91 million in venture funding after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign put them on the radar of techies and gamers alike. With all of this attention and all of this money now being invested, it looks like virtual reality is making a huge comeback.
Oculus Rift began to send units to gamers worldwide on March 28, but some of those guaranteed one in the first batch have still not got them.
Because of the high number of preorders, there is a lack of components in the manufacturing fabrics. Oculus Rift owners – Facebook – has though promised that the preorders will arrive before April 12 and that the shipping will be supported by them, which is cool, because here, in Sweden, the shippment landed on 44 Euros.
Tesla Model 3 is available for preorder and it’s Tesla‘s next car model, expected to hit the market in late 2017.
Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says pre-orders of the firm’s much-anticipated model electric car are currently at a total of 276,000, by the end of last Sunday(yestreday). Perhaps it might not translate into actual sales, but it showcases the interest and possibily the need for an electric car, which got an overhaul in many coutries during the past last years.
Here is the “official” numbers’ announcement:
With the Oculus Rift finally in hand, we tore through the elegant packaging to find out what’s inside.
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According to some accounts on Twitter and a couple of Internet pages, Oculus Rift units has started arriving. According to sources, a first batch of devices has arrived past Monday.
There are +30 games available for now on the shop with prices ranging $9.99 – $59.99.
Oculus Video for Rift has thousands of Facebook 360 videos and the best of Vimeo and Twitch livestreams. Oculus has also stated that they will update the lbrary with more videos and even full-length feature movies.
Perhaps not being a surprise, Apple wants a bit of the VR cake.
The company has recently hired folks that are specialised in VR. That, in combination with the submited various patents for VR technique should ring the bell to everybody. How they will or when they will have a product ready for showcasing purposes, a prototype, is unclear.
According to TeknikHype, Apple has earlier bought companies that are working with VR – Primesens, Perceptio, Metaio and Facelift
Could it be Apple‘s next big hit?