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Why Facebook Bought Oculus Rift

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quWhy Facebook Bought Oculus Rift
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Facebook acquired Oculus Rift because it believes virtual reality could be the next big thing after mobile. By Simon Parkin on March 26, ...


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Article discusses the possible pros and cons of Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR. Most probable outcome is Facebook exerting pressure over shaping the future of the Oculus Rift.  

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Inquiring minds want to know. ;)

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Visual Image Reconstruction from Human Brain Activity using a Combination of Multiscale Local Image Decoders

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Definite future application in the field of virtual reality, decrypting brain waves to reform previously seen patterns. Quite an exciting study.

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Sony's 'Project Morpheus' VR Headset And The Uncertain Future Of Virtual Reality - Forbes

Sony's 'Project Morpheus' VR Headset And The Uncertain Future Of Virtual Reality - Forbes | Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
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Sony's 'Project Morpheus' VR Headset And The Uncertain Future Of Virtual Reality
Forbes
There's something so fantastically science-fiction about the concept of virtual reality.

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Eavesdropping Deep within the Brain - Scientific American

Eavesdropping Deep within the Brain
Scientific American
A neural interface provides a way to communicate with the human central and nervous systems. Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/YouTube.
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Potential progress towards a complete nerve interface for 100% immersive vr experience in the future.

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Finally… Virtual Reality is Coming to a Head Near You - PoliticusUSA

Finally… Virtual Reality is Coming to a Head Near You - PoliticusUSA | Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Finally… Virtual Reality is Coming to a Head Near You PoliticusUSA This week's Games Developers Conference in San Francisco saw the introduction of the Oculus Rift DK2, a second-generation developers' kit for a virtual reality headset – a device...
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xSight head-mounted display demo by Sensics

Demo of the Sensics xSight panoramic HMD with Intersense motion tracking and WorldViz software.
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xSight HMD shows current, high performance technology at a steep price point ($39,000). 

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Facebook Buys Oculus Rift For $2 Billion

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Facebook has just announced that it's buying Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Seriously.


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CCP: Virtual reality is "where things are going," could change "the human ... - PC Gamer Magazine

CCP: Virtual reality is "where things are going," could change "the human ... - PC Gamer Magazine | Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
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CCP: Virtual reality is "where things are going," could change "the human ...

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The World's Best Virtual Reality -- Your Brain on VR, and the Exciting World of Brain-Computer Interfacing - Road to Virtual Reality

The World's Best Virtual Reality -- Your Brain on VR, and the Exciting World of Brain-Computer Interfacing - Road to Virtual Reality | Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
The abilities of the brain are absolutely amazing. Even before the idea of virtual reality was conceived, the brain has provided us a way to experience things that seem entirely real but are entirely fake. I’m speaking of dreams of course. Because our experiences are merely interpretations of input from various nerves, it couldn’t be… Read the full article …
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Discusses more of the theory of dreams and virtual reality. May have relevance in future years.

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Virtual reality gaming gear not ready for prime time - yet - SFGate

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Virtual reality gaming gear not ready for prime time - yet
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Sony made the convention's biggest splash when it revealed a project, code-named Morpheus, to build virtual-reality headgear for the PlayStation 4.
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Discusses current pitfalls of virtual reality technology available on the market today.

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Oculus Rift DK2 vs PS4 Project Morpheus: two aims, one vision - SlashGear

Oculus Rift DK2 vs PS4 Project Morpheus: two aims, one vision - SlashGear | Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
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Oculus Rift DK2 vs PS4 Project Morpheus: two aims, one vision
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Two pieces of virtual reality equipment are now supposedly at war - the Oculus Rift DK2 (dev-kit version 2) and Sony's PlayStation 4-aimed Project Morpheus.
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Article compares specs of the Oculus Rift and Sony's competitor HMD 'Project Morpheus', which was dropped recently in an attempt to undercut Oculus VR's wave of success with the release of their second dev kit.

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