Christopher Stapleton

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Virtual reality could be an ethical minefield – are we ready?

<i>Thomas Metzinger is a philosopher at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, who specialises in the philosophy of mind and neuroscience.</i> …

Virtual Reality

BBC’s Click to broadcast first ever 360° programme

BBC World News technology programme, <b>Click,</b> is to screen their first ever 360° programme with never-before-broadcast views of the Large Hadron …

First code of conduct for the use of virtual reality established

Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have prepared a list of ethical concerns that might arise with the use of …

Virtual Reality

Intel reportedly planning on entering the Augmented Reality headset market

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Intel is in development of an augmented reality headset meant to take on Microsoft's HoloLens, entering a …

Augmented Reality

Virtual reality movie theaters are now a thing

Virtual reality (VR) was the talk of the town at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month, and it has become increasingly clear that VR will be the hot technology trend of 2016. A great deal supports that assertion — Samsung and Six Flags are creating VR roller coasters, while seemingly every tech …

Virtual Reality

Watch Game Developers Discuss the Challenges of Designing for Virtual Reality

Topics cover everything from social play to learning how to design for a room-sized playing area.<p>The jury's still out as to whether virtual reality in its current form is anything more than an elaborate gimmick, but a new series of roundtable discussions featuring prominent virtual reality game …

Google’s Tilt Brush on the HTC Vive VR headset will make you feel like a 3D artist

One of my favorite apps on the HTC Vive Pre virtual reality headset is Google’s Tilt Brush, a 3D painting program that lets your turn the virtual world into your canvas.<p>This kind of VR experience could very well be one of the killer apps for virtual reality, which tech advisor Digi-Capital predicts …

How Many VR Headsets Could Realistically Sell This Year?

Examining the prospects of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR in their first year on the market.<p>With the upcoming launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, 2016 marks the most significant year for virtual reality to date. But even with those head-mounted displays joining …

Virtual Reality

Adr1ft is an intense VR experience that treads a fine line between spectacular and stomach-turning

Space and virtual reality - sounds like a match made in heaven (or, more accurately, outer space), doesn’t it? The all-immersive 360-degree vision …

Virtual Reality