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Facebook and Virtual Reality

10-04-2014 - Technology

Facebook and Virtual Reality

Facebook has announced that it is buying Oculus, a company known for its superior virtual reality equipment. Everyone is wondering what will this mean for Facebook… and how it will integrate Oculus. Oculus offers headsets that, when worn playing video games, makes you feel like you are in the game. There is none of the blurring normally found in this type of device. The latest models include “positional tracking” that tracks the motion of the user’s upper body, so that when leaning in to see closer or look to a side, the device senses this and the game zooms in or turns accordingly. Testers found that the experience felt very realistic. Facebook, social media giant, announced plans to buy Oculus for $2 billion. They were vague about...

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