Facebook Spaces is Facebook's VR app that offers a new way to connect with friends without being in the same room. The app even lets you use a virtual selfie stick for taking pictures that can be shared directly on Facebook.
According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Facebook's Oculus has partnered with Xiaomi and are now developing a new VR headset that will only cost $200. Whether you're touring exotic locations across the globe in 360, collaborating on a virtual marker masterpiece, or riffing on a viral video, the people who matter most to you can now follow along in real time on Facebook.
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With Oculus Rift recently dropping their price, this is great timing and if you're someone who couldn't help but hit the buy button this week, Facebook Spaces is definitely one of the first experiences you should try out.
Facebook Spaces is now in beta, but this definitely looks like an area Facebook is investing in heavily, so expect VR social spaces to grow quickly and the things you can do in those spaces to iterate even faster with community feedback.
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Your virtual avatar can actually grab comments from the Facebook live stream and manipulate them as if they were physical objects. According to Facebook's announcement, the integration is meant to "give the people you care about a window into your VR world". "We're excited to see how people go live from Spaces to interact with friends in new ways - and this is only the beginning, as we'll continue to add new features to the experience", confirms Booth. If you don't have a Rift yet, now is the ideal time to jump in!
Earlier this year, Facebook and two of Oculus' founders were ordered to pay $500m after losing a lawsuit in which games company ZeniMax Media alleged that Oculus' VR system had been stolen from their own work.
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It's good to be around the hotel with the players, spend more time with them and get to know them more. The match kicks off at 5pm at the refurbished 60,000 seater National Stadium in Dar es Salaam .