Facebook Introduction & History

The American online social media site giant has taken big steps to diversify its services and enter the field of cutting-edge technology aimed to revolutionize events globally. Although new to the events technology market, Facebook has a proven track record and is led by a team that knows how to revolutionize the norms, just as their social media site did about a decade ago. Despite facing legal issues regarding their data protection policies, Facebook still holds a strong position in the events technology market. Facebook has been aggressively trying to integrate AR, VR, and news feed with 3D technology to further enhance user experience.

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift in March 2014 portrayed a keen desire to expand their research technology into the virtual reality world. Oculus Rift was one of the leaders in the virtual reality market, creating a virtual reality gaming headset in 2012 that raised a total of 2.4 million. Further development of the Oculus VR DK1 (Development Kit 1) and Oculus VR DK2 (Development Kit 2) was planned, before being snatched up by Facebook. Oculus Rift is now the virtual reality department of Facebook. Through Facebook’s intensive funding, they have grown in stride and managed even greater technological breakthroughs.

Facebook Products & Technologies


For an estimated 399 USD, the oculus rift set comes with a headset, touch controllers, and two sensors. The headset provides state-of-the-art displays and custom optics. Touch controllers are paired devices that provide the user with an intuitive hand presence in VR. Lastly, the two sensors are comprised of IR LED tracking technology to translate the user’s movement into VR. The Oculus Rift set combined with a compatible PC, provides a truly immersive and unique VR experience.

Do take note that the specifications of your PC are essential for optimal usage of Oculus Rift.

  Recommended Specs Minimum Specs
Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti/AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
Alternative Graphics Card  NVIDIA GTX 970/AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater NVIDIA GTX 960/AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
CPU Intel i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater Intel i3-6100/AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
Memory 8 GB+ RAM 8 GB+ RAM
Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports  3 x USB 3.0 ports plus 1 x USB 2.0 port 1x USB 3.0 port, plus 2x USB 2.0 ports
OS Windows 10 Windows 10


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