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Getting Started with Virtual Reality: An Introduction to Unity

The Maker community is an extraordinary bunch filled with wild ideas and potential, limited only by the capabilities of the components they can get their hands on — but what if I told you there were worlds you could have complete control over? They’re out there, and over the next few years we’ll …

Game Development

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Singularity

9 Things Virtual Reality Will Change Other Than Games

Virtual Reality has been on the horizon for a long time, but the tech is finally catching up to our imaginations.<p>A long time ago, I was on vacation …

Virtually there: the hard reality of the Gear VR

Let’s get this out of the way: if you own a new Samsung phone and have some level of disposable income, the Gear VR is absolutely worth $100.<p>Discounting Google Cardboard clones, it’s the most portable headset ever made. Unlike the Rift or Vive, it doesn’t tie its users up with wires or require a …

Samsung Gear VR: The Closest Thing To Virtual Reality

The Korean giant tech company Samsung Corporation has supplied the world with their high-end smartphone 0073 and wearables. With these innovations …

Virtual Reality

View-Master Is Waking From Its Decades-Long Slumber, Thanks to Virtual Reality

On Dec. 1, Walmart stores will begin stocking the new View-Master, completing a national retail rollout that Mattel began several weeks back.<p>For …

Director Chris Milk Wants to Be Virtual Reality’s First Auteur

The veteran music-video director didn’t have the cameras capable of capturing his most immersive ideas. So he built them.<p>It’s been 30-odd years since Chris Milk played around with his grandfather’s VHS camera trying to remake Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video in his backyard. Two decades …

Can virtual reality transform the data visualization market?

Is virtual reality the future of data visualization?<p>Undoubtedly, data visualization tools are a boon for the big data community. But somewhere, we …

Virtual Reality

Why Every Man Should Own A Roll Neck

Before the Milk Tray man, before the decade that fashion forgot and then remembered (that’s the 1970s, in case you were wondering) and before Steve …

Samsung's new Gear VR commercial adds normality to virtual reality

In <i>The Verge</i>'s preview of the commercial version of Gear VR, Ben Popper said he came away from his time with the device "in awe [and] excited for the future of this new artistic medium." Samsung's new 30-second ad for the Gear VR doesn't convey this sense of excitement, but instead presents the …

Virtual Reality

Google Glass helps cardiologists open blocked heart artery of a 49-year-old patient

Doctors have successfully managed to restore blood flow in the blocked right coronary artery of a 49-year-old male patient with the help of Google's …

Samsung's Oculus-powered Gear VR is the Best Money Can Buy

The Samsung Gear VR is the world’s first consumer-focused virtual reality system. The headset is a byproduct of a two-year collaboration between …

Go inside the vault holding our doomsday food supply

This one-off Ferrari is for sale. The price? $9,000,000

<i>Thomassima I</i> was tragically lost in 1966 when the River Arno flooded Florence. <i>Thomassima III</i> is on display in Maranello. <i>Thomassima II</i> is the car you …

We rode shotgun in Aston Martin's £1.8m Vulcan. Here's how it felt

Groucho Marx famously opined that he would never be a member of a club that would have him as a member. But if he had a spare £1.8m knocking about, …

Virtual Reality Vs. Reality

Finally, I’ve started a podcast! In this first episode my co-host Adrian Pedrin, Film Producer and Director, and I talk about virtual reality versus …

Virtual Reality

The Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality will be big, but the tech needed to make it happen is already in your pocket.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

How this med school is using virtual reality to teach students

Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., has opened a first-of-its-kind virtual reality learning center that’s been designed to allow …

Why mass market VR won’t come soon

<i>Gilles is the CEO and founder News Republic.</i><p>A little more than a year ago, Facebook acquired Oculus VR (Virtual Reality helmet designer and …

Inside Oculus: Rare photos from the early days of Facebook's virtual reality pioneer

Jack McCauley back in 2012 Jack McCauley Jack McCauley's research lab in Livermore, California, is hallowed ground for any virtual reality fan.<p>McCauley was a founding engineer at Oculus VR, the virtual reality headset maker that Facebook bought for about $2 billion last year. He told Business …

Virtual Reality

Here's a closer look at why the Rolex Submariner is the ultimate luxury sport watch

The Rolex Submariner might be the most famous watch in the world. Known officially as the "Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner," it debuted in 1953 and has been continuously improved ever since. In the 1950s, you could get one for $150, but the watch now retails for around $8,500.<p>Prior to switching …

Watches

A billionaire could build a mansion bigger than the White House in Los Angeles for $115 million

The opportunity to build a mansion on an 11-acre property at the intersection of three of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods — Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills — is up for grabs for a whopping $115 million.<p>Dubbed "The Park Bel Air," the hilltop property will include three separate …

Real Estate

The biggest mansion in Alabama is being auctioned — and it could be 'the buy of a lifetime'

Birmingham's most infamous luxury listing is hitting the auction block on Halloween.<p>Known as "The Guitar House" and touted as Alabama's biggest estate, 7 Montagel Way is the dream home of Larry House, the former CEO of MedPartners, a healthcare-staffing firm. House resigned his position in 1998, …

Real Estate

The Single Best Thing You Can Do to Improve a Business Trip

You do NOT need to check a bag when on a business trip. If you find that you need a suitcase that's too large to place overhead, then the truth is you're taking too much stuff on the road with you.<p>With over 1.3 million miles on United and a decade long "Premier 1K" membership, there are many travel …

Bring virtual reality field trips to your school with Google Expeditions

Everything you need to know about PlayStation VR: 100 prototypes, screen fidelity, motion sickness and more

VR skeptic? You’re not the only one. A year out from release, let’s talk to Sony about PlayStation VR, demo software, games, screen quality and …