Here's Facebook's statement. "Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer's legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry. We're thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best."Luckey didn't respond to a request for comment. [via UploadVR]. Disclosure: Sean's wife works for Facebook, owner of Oculus, as a business-to-business video project manager. He sold his VR company to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014. Now, he's out, almost exactly three years later.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey almost single-handedly rekindled the world's interest in virtual reality, starting with a humble Kickstarter campaign, Now, he's about to leave the brand he helped create, His last day is Friday, a Facebook representative confirmed to CNET, In March 2014, Facebook announced it would buy Oculus VR for nearly $2 billion, a iphone xs / x blush sheer crystal case move that spurred interest and investment in VR to the level we see today, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion..
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Sway is a new meditation app from the Nordic branch of Ustwo, the studio that made Monument Valley, and Danish wellness company PauseAble, It melds physical movements with the iphone xs / x blush sheer crystal case technology we carry in our pockets to help us learn mindfulness techniques, It's not the first of its kind, Apps like Headspace, Buddhify and Pulse, which is also from Ustwo, are already helping people find peaceful moments while also being citizens of a busy world, Sway's difference is that rather than providing guided meditations, it teaches techniques designed to help you guide your own meditation and apply mindfulness to movements and moments that you'll experience in daily life..
Society today is stressing us out, and meditation is one way of dealing with this, said Ustwo Nordics' founder Marcus Woxneryd in an interview. "The problem is it needs a lot of practice and dedicated time -- it is a craft you need to become good at to get the effects of, so we wanted to enable that practice to anyone anywhere."As with previous Ustwo apps, Sway is mesmerizing to look at. This is purposeful -- it uses gently pulsing purple graphics designed to have a calming effect -- but Ustwo is actually hoping you'll look away from your phone while you're using Sway.