Oculus’ Founder on the Pros and Cons of VR for Social Good

Oculus’ Founder on the Pros and Cons of VR for Social Good

Virtual reality’s potential to transform entertainment and social networking has been discussed ad infinitum. But we’re only starting to understand its promise for doing good.

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The Quest to Save Crowdfunding From Scammers and Flakes

The Quest to Save Crowdfunding From Scammers and Flakes

The promise of crowdfunding is that it empowers small time entrepreneurs to create new products. But failures threaten to scare would-be customers away from crowdfunding altogether.

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How Facebook’s Chief Geek Will Meld Reality With the Oculus

How Facebook’s Chief Geek Will Meld Reality With the Oculus

Facebook’s CTO tells WIRED that Facebook users will be able to share 360-degree videos soon. And that’s just the beginning of his VR ambitions.

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Facebook’s Big Challenge to Make VR a Social Experience

Facebook’s Big Challenge to Make VR a Social Experience

Facebook’s official mission is to give people the power to share and connect. But the VR of today seems to be more about separation.

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VR Filmmaking’s Future Is Beautiful and…Totally Uncertain

VR Filmmaking’s Future Is Beautiful and…Totally Uncertain

Virtual reality filmmaking is coming—as soon as we figure out what it is. Inside a meeting of the minds trying to figure it out.

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Oculus Will Launch Its First Big VR Consumer Push in 2015

Oculus Will Launch Its First Big VR Consumer Push in 2015

Oculus will make its first big push to get mainstream consumers to buy and play its VR technology with Samsung phones later in 2015, CTO John Carmack said at GDC.

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At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution Is Officially Underway

At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution Is Officially Underway

If the offerings at this year’s Sundace Film Festival are any indication, VR filmmaking is coming—as soon as these folks figure out how to master it.

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Why Virtual Reality Doesn’t Need a Killer App to Get Huge

Why Virtual Reality Doesn’t Need a Killer App to Get Huge

Just as people struggled to find a practical application for hydrogen balloons, small thinking has also plagued the development of one of today’s flashiest technologies, virtual reality devices. But VR doesn’t need a killer app. It just needs to be unleashed on the world, so the people tinkering with it can lead us all someplace new.

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