Is Facebook Killing Oculus With Its Decisions?

Is Facebook Killing Oculus With Its Decisions?

That’s changed, and Oculus Quest 2 owners have no choice but to sign up for a FaceBook account.Yet, FaceBook seems to think being forced to sign up for something you still don’t want is going to rub consumers the right way.

Just A Few Minutes Of VR Motion Data Can ID You According To New Research

Just A Few Minutes Of VR Motion Data Can ID You According To New Research

Because, as the researchers point out, you cannot share VR motion data anonymously.Any claim in the terms and conditions that say VR motion data is anonymized now means nothing because the research has demonstrated that VR motion data by itself can be used to identify individuals with high levels of confidence.

Save 10% on Stargaze on Steam

Save 10% on Stargaze on Steam

Discover a magical galaxy inspired by Little Prince ’s interstellar travels stylized as hand-drawn book illustrations and experience a wonderful cosmic fable in virtual reality.Observe the life and events of the curious planets by physically manipulating your telescope.

Quest 2 Update: Improved Resolution, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Oculus Move

Quest 2 Update: Improved Resolution, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Oculus Move

In it's first huge update for the new Quest system, Facebook-Oculus have improved functionality and even added a few new features.Facebook-Oculus have announced an image resolution improvement will come within the v23 update.

Zuckerberg defends not suspending ex-Trump aide Bannon from Facebook: recording

Zuckerberg defends not suspending ex-Trump aide Bannon from Facebook: recording

PALO ALTO (Reuters) - Facebook FB.O Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company's policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior U.S. officials, according to a recording heard by Reuters.

The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

If you don’t want to read through this whole article, let me say right now that the Quest 2 is definitely a clear upgrade over the original device.However, many Oculus customers, myself included don’t have a Facebook account.

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest Mark Zuckerberg sets a target of "ten million active units" to make Facebook's VR platform self-sustaining.Pre-orders for the Oculus Quest 2 were five times higher than Oculus Quest, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

This metric is used to measure Facebook's total user base across its main app, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. The StopHateForProfit ad boycott did not seem to impact the company's advertising business, with ad revenue up 22% compared to a year ago.

Deleting your Facebook Account Makes You Lose Ownership to Oculus Games

Deleting your Facebook Account Makes You Lose Ownership to Oculus Games

Last week we brought you a report on how you could end up with a paperweight of an Oculus Quest 2 VR HMD if your Facebook account linked to the headset is banned.

If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you have linked your old Oculus account to Facebook or created a new one when you set up an Oculus Quest 2 and then decide you want to delete your Facebook account, you will also lose all of the purchases that you have made on the Oculus Store.

It’s Time to Try Virtual Reality. Here’s Where to Start.

It’s Time to Try Virtual Reality. Here’s Where to Start.

The goggle-like gadgets, which float a screen in front of your eyes to create a virtual 360-degree landscape, offer an immersive way to play increasingly powerful video games, make art, exercise, and even spend time with friends.

Facebook Develops Hand Tracking Method to Let You Touch Type Without Needing a Keyboard

Facebook Develops Hand Tracking Method to Let You Touch Type Without Needing a Keyboard

Facebook’s Reality Labs (FRL) today revealed new research into hand tracking which aims to bring touch typing to AR/VR users, all without the need of a physical keyboard.

Quest 2 will not support Oculus Go apps.

Quest 2 will not support Oculus Go apps.

New Quest 2 users noticed that the Oculus Go tab was missing from the library, the truth of the matter was confirmed by John Carmack on Twitter, “Support was removed on Quest 2.

Petition · Rollback the forced switch to Facebook accounts on the Oculus platform. · Change.org

Petition · Rollback the forced switch to Facebook accounts on the Oculus platform. · Change.org

If these changes are not made soon, people who have bought a new entertainment system may be left with bricks if they don't meet Facebook's account requirements.Facebook has recently been falsely suspending people, and asking for excessive info, so people can keep their Facebook / Oculus account.

Oculus Founder to Match $5,000 Reward for Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

Oculus Founder to Match $5,000 Reward for Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

There’s still no getting around Oculus services or the need for a valid Facebook account to use Quest 2 though, which is why Robert Long, a senior software engineer at Mozilla working on WebXR, is offering up $5,000 to anyone who can successfully jailbreak Facebook’s latest standalone headset.

Facebook VP of VR recommends checking your account is in 'good standing' before buying a Quest 2

Facebook VP of VR recommends checking your account is in 'good standing' before buying a Quest 2

Bosworth was asked if there was any news on people being banned and losing access to their games, and he acknowledged that there have been some cases, though he claimed it's not a large number.

Some Oculus Quest 2 Owners are Getting Banned From Using Their Headsets

Some Oculus Quest 2 Owners are Getting Banned From Using Their Headsets

The Oculus Quest 2, the first Oculus headset to require new users to log in with a Facebook account rather than an Oculus account, started shipping out to customers this week.

Facebook Is Permabanning Oculus Quest 2 Owners for Owning an Oculus Quest 2

Facebook Is Permabanning Oculus Quest 2 Owners for Owning an Oculus Quest 2

Presumably, Facebook will fix this account-banning issue, but readers who encounter it are advised (by myself) to box their Quest 2 back up and return it to the store.If the Oculus Quest 2 lacked mandatory Facebook integration I’d be willing to recommend it to anyone whose eyes could use it.

This guy made an AR headset using off-the-shelf components

This guy made an AR headset using off-the-shelf components

Atlee told Input that he hopes the Triton could become the go-to headset for hackers and developers to experiment with cutting edge ideas.

Facebook Disguised Quest 2 Dev Kits as Clothing Irons to Avoid Prying Eyes

Facebook Disguised Quest 2 Dev Kits as Clothing Irons to Avoid Prying Eyes

Even though Quest 2 was leaked well before it was officially announced, Facebook still did their level best to hide the box from prying eyes while en route to developers, camouflaging it as an ordinary household clothing iron.

Microsoft Hones Edge in Time for Holiday Shopping

Microsoft Hones Edge in Time for Holiday Shopping

In anticipation of this move, Microsoft has aggressively updated its new Chromium version of the Edge browser with several features that should help you find gifts and save money while remaining far safer while on the web.

Facebook is a social network monopoly that buys, copies or kills competitors, antitrust committee finds

Facebook is a social network monopoly that buys, copies or kills competitors, antitrust committee finds

Among the findings was a 2018 internal company document titled the Cunningham Memo in which Facebook Senior Data Scientist Thomas Cunningham informed CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Vice President of Growth Javier Olivan that Instagram could hit a "tipping point" where its growth could ultimately come at the expense of all users leaving Facebook's blue app.

Report from the House of Representatives may suggest that the Facebook login requirement for the Oculus Quest 2 is anticompetitive.

Report from the House of Representatives may suggest that the Facebook login requirement for the Oculus Quest 2 is anticompetitive.

The report states that, “conditioning access to a product or service in which a firm has market power to the use of a separate product or service is anticompetitive.”.The company used its data advantage to create superior market intelligence to identify nascent competitive threats and then acquire, copy, or kill these firms.

Golden Joystick Awards 2020 - vote here!

Golden Joystick Awards 2020 - vote here!

Voting in the Golden Joystick Awards 2020 is now open and we need your help to decide the greatest games of the last 12 months.As an added bonus, every voter can choose a free gaming ebook - see more details below.

Facebook suspends environmental groups despite vow to fight misinformation

Facebook suspends environmental groups despite vow to fight misinformation

The suspensions came just a few days after the social media giant said it was launching a “climate science information center” to counter widely shared but misleading posts that reject the established science of the climate crisis.“We’re committed to tackling climate misinformation,” Facebook said in a statement that also outlined its own efforts to reduce its own net greenhouse gas emissions to zero this year.

Surveillance Company Explains How to Keep Facebook From Detecting Fake Accounts in Leaked Manual

Surveillance Company Explains How to Keep Facebook From Detecting Fake Accounts in Leaked Manual

But a leaked user manual obtained by Motherboard shows that, in reality, the company teaches customers how to create fake Facebook and LinkedIn accounts to gather information about people that is normally protected by their privacy settings on those platforms.

Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

At the subcommittee hearing Kendall testified at on Thursday, lawmakers said the spread of misinformation on Facebook could be cause for future government regulation of social media platforms.

Ushering an Era of Human Oriented Computing

Ushering an Era of Human Oriented Computing

With the iPhone, we saw a device that was born from the medium of mobility and computing purely for that medium, with a completely new paradigm that you are so used to now.

Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down

Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down

In a court filing in Dublin, Facebook said that a decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) would force the company to pull up stakes and leave the 410 million people who use Facebook and photo-sharing service Instagram in the lurch.

Does the Oculus Quest 2 support Wi-Fi 6?

Does the Oculus Quest 2 support Wi-Fi 6?

Right now, we don't know for sure if the Oculus Quest 2 officially supports Wi-Fi 6, but the chipset that powers it, the Snapdragon XR2, supports both Wi-Fi 6 and the 802.11ay wireless standard.