Oculix: What happens when Netflix programmers incorporate Oculus Rift

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Every once in a while tech companies like Netflix hold what are colloquially known as a Hack Day, or Hackathon. This is when the tech company decides to put most of its day-to-day work on hold in order to set its employees free to collaborate and try wild new ideas, which will hopefully prove useful in making the company’s product better. It’s kind of like penguin mating season, but with more programming.

This week, Netflix just wrapped up its own Hack Day, where over 150 Netflix engineered tinkered and coded their way towards crazy new experiments in making streaming video better. Most interesting of the bunch was Oculix, an Oculus Rift-powered VR Netflix experience that lets you sift through whatever you’re considering binging Minority Report-style.

H/T: The Daily Dot.


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