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2014-05-20 08:28:38

Famed Virtual Reality Headset Takes Birthdays to the Next Level With Chuck E. Cheese's Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience DALLAS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck E. Cheese's, the family entertainment leader and number one kid-friendly restaurant, is adding the hottest ticket in gaming to its birthday party packages using the groundbreaking technology Oculus Rift in the Ticket Blaster. "Chuck E. Cheese's Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience" will make its way to select markets...

2014-04-17 08:30:14

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook's recent $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is further validation of virtual reality's place in a host of industries, including gaming, medicine, the military, education and architecture. The Oculus Rift's arrival has ushered in a new age for virtual reality, one in which motion sickness and the high cost of clumsy equipment are afterthoughts and users can inhabit a real space, walking wherever they want. Photo -...

2014-04-08 23:31:03

Company Uses Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology to Develop Immersive Medical Simulations for Its Life Science Clients San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Facebook’s recent $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is a sure indicator of the potential for virtual reality technology to benefit other areas outside of gaming.(1) One of those areas is healthcare, where Viscira has certainly recognized the promise of VR capabilities to impact the future of healthcare communication. While...

Facebook To Get Deeper Into Gaming With Purchase Of Oculus
2014-03-26 12:09:04

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday Facebook “got real” when it announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR. The social networking giant announced that it would pay approximately $2 billion, including $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock -- valued at $1.6 billion, based on the average closing price of the stock over the past 20 trading days -- for the developer of virtual reality technology....

2014-01-16 23:31:37

Anywhere the new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset makes an appearance, amazed reactions attract a small crowd, which eventually becomes a waiting line to try out virtual reality for the first time. The virtual experience, developed by Arch Virtual (http://www.archvirtual.com), uses the Oculus Rift headset to create a deeply immersive and engaging experience, leaving the player feeling as if they have suddenly been transported to another place. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) January 16,...

Oculus Rift VR Headset Maker Gets $16 Million Investment
2013-06-18 18:45:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset burned through its Kickstarter campaign as nearly 10,000 eager gamers threw a collective $2.4 million at the company in hopes to begin playing games mere centimeters from their eyeballs. Reviews from the tech press were nothing short of glowing, with some saying the VR headset was going to “change the face of gaming forever.” Now the company has received an additional $16...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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