Facebook reveals new plans for social VR (oh, and AR too)
With Amazon’s blizzard of new-product announcements, not to mention the political ructions going on in the US, Facebook’s Oculus division’s OC6 developer conference might have struggled for attention. It’s...
September 26, 2019
Billie Eilish to play a virtual-reality gig in Oculus Venues
Billie Eilish is the latest artist playing a concert that will be streamed in virtual reality. The gig will take place on 3 September in Madrid, and then later that evening will be broadcast in Facebook’s ‘Oculus Venues’...
August 27, 2019
Imagine Dragons launch 10-track song-pack for Beat Saber game
Virtual-reality music game Beat Saber has been one of the success stories in VR so far. Released in May 2018, it sold its millionth copy in February this year. Now it’s going down the traditional Guitar Hero / Rock Band...
June 11, 2019
New Avicii album will be premiered in Oculus’ virtual reality
The late dance star Avicii (Tim Bergling) is getting his first posthumous album release this year: ‘TIM’. Facebook has announced that its Oculus virtual-reality division will be running a premiere of the new album on...
June 6, 2019
MelodyVR to launch new app for upcoming Oculus VR device
Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR launched its app last year, timing it around the launch of Facebook’s Oculus Go VR headset. Now the companies are taking their partnership to a new level. MelodyVR “will release...
January 23, 2019
Oculus Rift headset ditches movies: ‘Rift is used primarily for gaming’
How big will music – and specifically music-video content – really be on virtual-reality headsets? There’s a warning shot in the latest announcement from Facebook’s Oculus VR division, which is canning its...
October 24, 2018
Facebook reveals new Oculus Quest virtual-reality headset
In a busy day for Facebook news, the company unveiled the latest virtual-reality headset from its Oculus VR division. It’s called the Oculus Quest, and will go on sale in the spring of 2019 starting at $399. Like this...
September 27, 2018
Virtual reality: a sceptic writes
Memo to the family and friends of Kobalt Label Services’ marketing director David Emery: if you buy him a VR headset for Christmas, you’ll be getting SHORT SHRIFT. Emery has published a blog post comparing hype in the...
April 27, 2015
PonoMusic goes crowdfunding again, this time with equity
Neil Young’s first act as PonoMusic CEO has been to launch another round of crowdfunding, but this time not on Kickstarter. His company raised $6.2m from pre-orders of its PonoPlayer gadget on that site earlier in the...
August 19, 2014