At its Oculus Connect developers’ conference, Facebook unveiled its newest Oculus-branded headset – and it could be the next big thing in VR. The standalone device, called Oculus Go, won’t require either a PC or phone to run. It’ll cost only $199 – substantially less expensive than any non-mobile-based headsets currently on the market. (The fact that users won’t have to buy any hardware aside from the headset makes the price stand out even more.) The Oculus Go comes with integrated headphones, an LCD screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, and custom lenses that allow for a wide field of view. The headset will ship to developers next month, before rolling out to consumers in early 2018. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also said that Facebook is also working on a higher-end standalone headset; unlike the Oculus Go, it’ll enable positional tracking, and will therefore be able to support many of the same apps as the Oculus Rift. That device won’t ship to developers until next year.
Suspense thriller Salvation earned a second season renewal from CBS. The net issued a 13-episode order; season will launch during summer 2018.
Good news, bad news for Casual. The series was renewed for a fourth season, but it will be its final one on Hulu. The streamer ordered an abbreviated 8-episode of the comedy, which will air in 2018.
Facebook advertisers have access to some new real estate. The company has been testing interstitial ads – along with “rewarded video” ads – within Instant Games. The service, which lets users play games with their friends within News Feed and Messenger, is now testing ads with select game developers. According to a new blog […]
Cord-cutting is hitting the pay-TV industry hard. The latest evidence is Verizon’s Q3 progress report: The telco lost a net 18,000 Fios Video subs in the corner, compared to a net gain of 36,000 during last year’s Q3. By the end of the third quarter, the company had 4.6 million Fios Video subs. In a […]
SiriusXM and Formula 1 locked in a multi-year agreement that makes SiriusXM the exclusive North American radio broadcaster of all Formula 1 races, beginning with this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Coverage of the race in Austin will air live on Sunday at 3p, exclusively on Sirius channel 132, XM channel 203 and channel 963 […]