Oculus shows off new Oculus Rift Prototype at CES 2014

Oculus has been in the news for a while now, really picking up speed about a year ago with their first prototype of the Oculus Rift shipping to some developers.

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that allows you to look around in a game with the same, natural head motion that you would use to look around in the real world. The first prototype was very promising, but had some downsides such as low resolution screens which made what you see look like you were looking through a screen door. New, higher definition prototypes have been tested and, that issue at least, will definitely be solved before the device ships to consumers.

More improvements were made with the new Crystal Cove prototype they showed at CES this year.

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Netflix makes a splash at CES 2014, without a booth

Netflix has had has a great last couple years. They’ve built up their original content catalog with titles such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and a new season of Arrested Development.

Netflix 4K streaming was promoted at several different conferences at CES this year. CEO Reed Hastings wanted to assure attendees, and those of us at home, that Netflix will have an abundance of “Ultra HD” content for our new $999 Vizio 4K TVs.

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