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“Oculus has bought an Israeli gesture recognition firm, potentially bringing the ability to interact with the worlds shown in its Rift virtual reality headset.”

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“The first thing about the Oculus Crescent Bay, the newest virtual reality headset prototype announced at Oculus Connect on Saturday, is that it takes a room to simulate. You aren’t stuffed into an office chair — even though the Oculus team loves repeating, for liability reasons, that the Rift is a sitting experience. Instead, I stood on a square pad in the middle of an 8-by-8 room. I stared at a camera while the headset was lowered over my eyes.”

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“Virtual reality via headsets like Oculus Rift is getting really good, but the experiences are lacking a critical facet for the most part: Your hands. Leap Motion wants to use its 3D motion sensor technology to bring your hands into the game.”

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“Facebook now owns Oculus. The $2 billion acquisition deal of the virtual reality pioneer announced in March has been approved by regulators and today become official.”

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1. Facebook Buys Oculus, Virtual Reality Gaming Startup, For $2 Billion

“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Zuckerberg said in a statement. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”

2. Prada Creates Bespoke Shoe Service

Luxury brand Prada is offering a bespoke service at its London store for two days with their ‘Made to Order Décolleté’ collection.

3. Eres Partners With Net-a-Porter

Starting Friday, the Eres spring collection will be available for worldwide purchase via Net-a-Porter. The brand has entered into a partnership with the luxury e-tailer because “they cater to luxury customers, are a major player on the Internet, and the way they treat the brands is quite up to the level of Eres.”

4. Instagram Testing Facebook Places Integration To Replace Foursquare

Instagram is testing location tagging using Facebook Places rather than Foursquare, possibly “to determine whether Foursquare’s API actually lives up to its hype, or whether its value can be duplicated by a larger competitor.”