Oculus unveils $99 Gear VR with Netflix, Facebook and Twitch Support

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In what is perhaps a long time coming for VR enthusiasts who have expressed faith in Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey’s vision for mainstream consumer hardware, the Facebook-acquired brand is finally putting it all together. Today at the keynote for Oculus Connect 2 in Hollywood, Samsung VP of Mobile Peter Koo announced a $ 99 Gear VR headset that will make use of Oculus technology and be ready in time for holiday shopping. The hardware will be compatible with all of Samsung’s Gear products, including the Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge. Koo said it will be available to ship on Black Friday. The Gear…

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Streaming Apps Are Coming to VR Starting with Netflix Today

For those who have been itching to stream the new season of TV from the comfort of your Gear VR, a Netflix VR app will be available today, with apps for Hulu and Vimeo as well as Twitch coming on soon.

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I Watched Netflix In VR and Now Reality Seems Hollow and Pointless

“IT’S FOR GAMES” has been the oft-quoted cry of VR headset makers and gamers when talking about virtual reality, but the opportunity for movies is unquestionably huge. Today, Oculus VR released a Netflix app for the Gear VR (and eventually Oculus’ own headset.) And it makes watching Netflix in real life seem super lame.

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AWS glitch strikes Netflix and Tinder, offering a wake-up call for others

Netflix, Tinder, and other major websites were affected for a time Sunday by glitches in Amazon Web Services’ Northern Virginia facility, offering a cautionary lesson to other companies that rely on the cloud service for mission-critical capabilities.

The problem manifested itself primarily in the form of higher-than-normal error rates. Sites affected reportedly also included IMDb and Amazon’s Instant Video and Books websites.

At the heart of the snafu were issues with AWS’s DynamoDB database, but it spread to include other services such as EC2, the mobile-focused Cognito service and the CloudWatch monitoring service, according to the AWS Service Health Dashboard.

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AWS glitch hits Netflix and Tinder, offers a wake-up call for others

Netflix, Tinder and other major websites were affected for a time Sunday by glitches in Amazon Web Services’ Northern Virginia facility, offering a cautionary lesson to other companies that rely on the cloud service for mission-critical capabilities.

The problem manifested itself primarily in the form of higher-than-normal error rates. Sites affected reportedly also included IMDb and Amazon’s Instant Video and Books websites.

At the heart of the snafu were issues with AWS’s DynamoDB database, but it spread to include other services such as EC2, the mobile-focused Cognito service and the CloudWatch monitoring service, according to the AWS Service Health Dashboard.

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