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Oculus Closes Many In-Store Demo Stations as VR Headsets Prove a Hard Sell - MIT Technology Review

Facebook says it will continue to invest in virtual-reality technology despite evidence it's not catching on with many consumers. by Rachel Metz; February 9, 2017. Oculus built it, but they didn't come. Recommended for You. Japan has just landed two ...and more »

Has Facebook slipped up with VR? - BBC News

I first tried the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in the corner of a drab conference room in Las Vegas. I was convinced within seconds - despite feeling a little dizzy - that the device, held together by duct tape and hope, was destined for big ...and more »

Facebook is closing hundreds of its Oculus VR pop-ups in Best Buys after some stores went days without a single demo - Business Insider

Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus virtual reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the US, Business Insider has learned. The scaling back of Facebook's first big retail push for VR comes after workers from multiple Best Buy pop ...and more »

Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR - TechCrunch

Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great for wielding virtual guns or picking up digital objects, but today Facebook CEO Mark ...and more »

Oculus' No Good Year Continues With Hundreds of Demo Stations Shutting Down - Gizmodo

It's been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus—the company that made people believe in VR again—may be having the hardest time of all. It's been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and one big time defeat in ...and more »

Best Buy is closing nearly half its Oculus VR demo stations, reportedly due to slow performance - The Verge

Best Buy and Oculus are closing Oculus Rift demo stations at around 200 of the 500 stores that have them, Business Insider reports. The pop-up installations, which let interested shoppers try out high-end virtual reality for free, reportedly went days ...and more »

Oculus Rift gets voice-controlled search in VR - Mashable

One the most frequent requests from Oculus Rift users is the ability to search for apps on Oculus Home, a basic but missing tool in the Oculus virtual reality environment — until now. A new update, only available to some users right now, offers a ...and more »

Virtual and augmented reality plunge into the trough of disillusionment - SiliconANGLE

In Gartner Inc.'s well-known Hype Cycle for tracking the commercial progress of a technology, the “trough of disillusionment” is the point at which “interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver.” That about describes the state of ...and more »

Could the Future of Virtual Reality Lie in Enterprise Software? - NDTV

"Virtual reality can enable unique experiences that are not available through any other platform, and come in a number of different flavours, to appeal to a wide spectrum of users," says Vinay Narayan, Executive Director, VR, at HTC Vive. It's not ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg reveals Oculus virtual reality gloves that let you TYPE in thin air - Daily Mail

Oculus just got a new piece of virtual reality kit - a glove that lets users type in thin air and even shoot webs like Spider-Man. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, posted photos on his Facebook account yesterday showing off his latest visit to Oculus ...and more »