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How virtual reality overcame its ‘puke problem’

July 14th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

For years, VR devices caused motion sickness – known as the “barfogenic zone”. Have engineers finally solved it, asks Colin Barras, or just replaced it with a different kind of queasiness? Back in the early 1990s, virtual reality was poised to revolutionise gaming. Games giant Sega, makers of the hugely popular Genesis console, had just […]



HTC is prototyping an AR headset that looks like sunglasses

February 28th, 2020 at 1:26 am » Comments Off

The HTC Proton concept rendering It’s still a work in progress HTC just announced updates to the Vive Cosmos, its lineup of consumer-ready virtual reality headsets. But it’s also testing a more streamlined mixed reality device codenamed “Project Proton.” While the Proton is just a prototype, HTC shared concept images of its design, shedding some […]



Can video games replace the outdoors?

October 21st, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life. Joining game in progress. You materialize at a sprawling ranch near a […]



Logitech made a VR stylus you can use on a table or in the air

June 8th, 2019 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

Less Tilt Brush, more CAD Logitech has announced a new VR stylus called the Logitech VR Ink Pilot Edition that’s designed to make it easier to draw and sculpt in virtual reality. Unlike existing VR controllers from the likes of HTC, you hold Logitech’s VR stylus like a traditional pen, and it can seamlessly transition […]



Top 5 Predictions for VR/AR Breakthroughs

May 8th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Convergence is accelerating disruption… everywhere! Exponential technologies are colliding into each other, reinventing products, services and industries. In this third installment of our Convergence Catalyzer series, I’ll be synthesizing key insights from my annual entrepreneurs’ mastermind event, Abundance 360, which takes place every January in Beverly Hills. This five-blog series looks at 3D Printing, Artificial […]



The U.S. Army is using virtual reality combat to train soldiers

March 31st, 2019 at 2:07 am » Comments Off

War Games The virtual battlefield can simulate millions of “intelligent entities.” The U.S. military has constructed a massive virtual reality platform to help train infantry soldiers in realistic battlefields filled with millions of artificial intelligence agents. Futurism first reported on the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) back in April, when the U.S. Army published a whitepaper […]



Magic Leap finally reveals its secretive augmented reality headset

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

After years of rumours and speculation, Magic Leap has finally revealed what the company is calling the ‘creator edition’ of the company’s new augmented reality platform, the Magic Leap One.



Google’s new tech turns VR headsets invisible

March 16th, 2017 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

If you’ve ever watched someone wear and use a VR headset, you know how odd they look with a high-tech blindfold on. That’s not good for demonstrating the emerging technology, especially while it still has a lot to prove before it enters the mainstream.



What software engineers are making around the world right now

March 8th, 2017 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

A new study published by the data science team at Hired, a jobs marketplace for tech workers, shows why it’s becoming harder for software engineers to afford life in San Francisco, even while they make more money than their peers elsewhere in the U.S. and the world. Based on 280,000 interview requests and job offers provided by […]



New VR cabinet will let you smell and touch a virtual world

March 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Ever wanted to get so immersed in a virtual world that you can feel and smell it? Thanks to Koei Tecmo, you might be able to! Koei Tecmo showed off their new cabinet, called “VR Sense” in a press conference this weekend. It’s a sturdy silver monstrosity, about the size of a dresser.



Sports make a virtual reality revolution

December 16th, 2016 at 3:32 pm » Comments Off

Most evenings after work Dundee-based computer-software designer Aaron Puzey can be found in his living room, cycling the gruelling 1,500-kilometre route from Land’s End to John O’Groats, using a virtual reality programme he created for himself.



Hanging out with my past self in virtual reality

November 29th, 2016 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

  I checked out a replay of a Reggie Watts show and definitely felt like the energy and movement of his character came across. Since the show had been recorded before the capture feature was announced, however, AltspaceVR had erased all the avatars in the crowd, as those people had not consented to be filmed. […]



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