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Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'

A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>Varjo …

Physicists Just Smashed a Record to Achieve Quantum Entanglement in Space

"Spooky action" at 1,200 km.<p>It may have once been regarded as that 'freaky kid' of the physics world, but quantum entanglement has literally come a …

First quantum signal sent from satellite to Earth

The first entangled pair of photons has been sent from an orbiting satellite to Earth, scientists reported today. It's a step toward sending quantum …

HP’s VR backpack PC doubles as a desktop

Last year, HP revealed its solution to the trail of cables that plagues every Vive experience -- a VR powered-PC in a backpack. Aiming to make virtual reality a more immersive and portable experience, the latest in the company's Omen gaming range promised to transform users into a cable-free, …

Asus cranked its new 35-inch curved gaming monitor up to 200Hz

Last week, Acer announced its new 35-inch curved flagship gaming monitor, which means, of course, that Acer's long-standing rival Asus had to bring an even better 35-inch display to Computex this week.<p>The new ROG Swift PG35VQ, spotted by <i>Engadget</i>, has a quantum dot LCD with a 3440 x 1440 resolution …

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Plot the Galaxy

The Milky Way is full of ticking time bombs. When they reach the end of their lives, red giants, a class of massive stars that have almost exhausted …

Microsoft's mind-bending 'mixed reality' concept is totally out of reach

Virtual and augmented reality have provided the company with an opportunity to exercise this creativity. At Build 2017 we saw new motion controllers, a Cirque du Soleil set designed and refined with HoloLens, and real-time use of holograms to design chair lifts, among other things.<p>It all looked …

Augmented Reality

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Here Is The New Samsung Gear VR In Action (Video)

The new Samsung Gear VR was announced back in February and Samsung announced that the device would be going on sale soon with the new Galaxy S8 and …

MSI's mini gaming PC is VR-ready, yet quieter than a library

Running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, the little 7-pound desktop is now available in a special Arctic edition.<p>MSI claims its Trident 3 desktop is the world's smallest VR-ready gaming PC. And now it's available in white.<p>A black version of the petite 4.7-liter system was originally announced at CES …

Bethesda Promises ‘Fallout 4 VR’ Will Be The ‘Most Incredible Thing You’ve Ever Seen In Your Life’

If there’s one thing <i>Resident Evil 7</i> in virtual reality has taught us — being inside a video game isn’t always the most satisfying thing in the world. Actually living — and dying — in a virtual world can be downright horrifying. Such is the impressiveness of the technology we hold in our hands these …

10 Free Online Science Courses to Learn a Little of Everything

Science encompass the farthest reaches of space and the ground beneath your feet, the future, the past, and everything you’ve seen or experienced. …

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy

The best paid games for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

The best things in life are free but the best VR games cost money. VR can empty your pockets faster than an addiction to freebasing ground up Fabergé …

Sony takes PSVR fans into sci-fi survival horror with The Persistence

Sony is unveiling The Persistence, a new sci-fi survival horror game for the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. It is an interesting because it makes VR more social, as your friends can join in using tablets or smartphones while you play with the PSVR headset.<p>It’s one of the games that shows …

Will Untethered Headsets Like This One Help Reverse the VR Slump? - MIT Technology Review

It’s difficult to lose yourself in a virtual world if you keep getting tangled up in real-world wires, yet the most powerful VR headsets on the …

Virtual Reality

The Ultimate Android N Development Bundle is now only $39

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>A recent audience survey showed that nearly <b>70 percent of our readers are interested in creating their own apps</b>, but most of them don’t really know where to …

The Hubble telescope won't crash into Mars, but it may look that way

The Hubble Space Telescope will pass in front of Mars on Friday night — and because of our depth perception — it will look like the decades-old telescope is slamming into the Red Planet.<p>The Hubble's expected path puts it right in front of Mars at 7:58:42 p.m. People think that they can see in 3-D, …

Telescopes

The Alienware 13 gets better with VR and impressive battery life

Gaming laptops used to be an outlier in the world of portable computing. When the rest of the market was focused on extending battery life, gaming laptops doubled down on raw power and thick frames designed for better airflow. Trying to find a small gaming machine that didn't sacrifice power for …

HTC Vive, Vive 2 & mobile VR update

If latest reports are to be believed, HTC is currently working on a mobile-based VR headset. Many believe this is the HTC Vive 2 though sources said …

Samsung’s next Gear VR headset could come with a controller

<i>This article originally appeared on our sister-site, VR Source.</i><p>Samsung’s next Gear VR product might come with a dedicated controller similar to Google’s Daydream view remote. The speculation arrives via leaker Roland Quandt (@rquandt), who suggests that the Gear VR itself will be almost identical …

A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …

Here's how the 'unlimited' plans from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile compare

With the availability of unlocked devices, it's easier than ever to switch carriers and get the best "unlimited" data plan that works for you.<p>There are a few things to consider when choosing a carrier and its unlimited data plan, like how carriers interpret the meaning of "unlimited." For most of …

These Artificial Cells Are Not Alive - But They Just Passed The Turing Test

They're communicating with bacteria.<p>Scientists have built artificial cells that are so life-like, they've tricked natural cells into thinking they're …

Turing Test

Dan Rather Explains Why Trump Is Smarter than He Seems

The veteran newsman speaks with the Hive about the threat facing journalism, his new social-media stardom, and how he ended up on the president-elect’s “not-so-great” list.<p>Less than an hour after <b>Donald Trump</b> wrapped up his first press conference as president-elect—a combative, and at times bizarre …

Have a Magical Dungeons and Dragons Christmas

This time of year, you might think to yourself, “This <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> game is great, but what it really needs is some holiday theme. Maybe even …

PlayStation 4 has a pair of controllers made for pro gamers

The Xbox One has the Elite gamepad to satisfy the platform's pro gamers or people who just want a <i>really</i> nice gamepad. But Sony fans are stuck with a controller that's barely changed since the Playstation 4 launched in 2013. Rather than crafting one itself, Sony has announced it's working with the …

Games That Should Be Revived in VR

Our wish list of great games that make sense in VR.<p>Every generation or so, a massive technological advancement comes along that will change video …