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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.

How it feels to go 'Into the Storm' in the Oculus Rift

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Comic-Con trend pieces often skew toward the macro, focusing on how the various entertainment megacorporations use the annual San Diego event to carve out valuable real estate in the cultural calendar for the next two or three years. But a quick walk around the main floor inside of the Convention Center revealed a more immediate new development: Virtual Reality has arrived. Fresh off its purchase by Facebook and a buzzy line-around-the-block presence at E3, the Oculus Rift appeared in a few different places on the Comic-Con floor. READ FULL STORY

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