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Tobii proves that eye tracking is VR's next killer feature

Expect to see it in every future VR headset.<p>There are plenty of ways virtual reality headsets could get better. They could offer higher-resolution screens (like the new Vive Pro), a wider field of view and improved built-in tracking sensors. But another feature might be even more essential: eye …

Virtual Reality

Scientist Ng brings AI to manufacturing

Artificial intelligence pioneer Andrew Ng launched a new AI company Landing.ai on Thursday.<p>On the same day, the company announced a strategic …

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

Codenamed "20/20," it crams in 70 megapixels per eye.<p>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 …

Augmented Reality

Virtual reality, and the politics of genetics

Author Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how genetics and environment shape our daily lives. And comedian Reggie Watts gives us an insider's view on …

A mind-blowing VR arcade won me over. It’ll get you too

Virtual reality has turned me into a globe-trotting adventurer.<p>I've scuba-dived massive undersea shipwrecks, coming face-to-face with a blue whale. I've fought off hordes of oncoming zombies with nothing but a shotgun, an ax and my wits to stay alive. And I've piloted a spaceship in an epic …

The virtual reality dream is waning

Strap on the Oculus Rift, a £499 virtual reality headset, and the impossible becomes possible: flight, space exploration and time travel are all just a button press away. But in the real world, there are some harsh truths for the technology’s backers to face.<p>Last week, VR’s poster boy Palmer Luckey …

Inside the Fight Over Guns on Campus

On a sweltering day last August at the University of Texas at Austin, a flock of 30 undergrads are settling into a frigid lecture hall when teaching …

New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems

Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a “secret weapon” by startup founders in Silicon Valley for years. Many Y Combinator co-founders use it to get their companies started on paper. And now, Clerky is launching two new …

The inventor of the Oculus Rift VR headset is out at Facebook after just three years

Palmer Luckey, the man who developed arguably one of the first true virtual-reality headsets, the Oculus Rift, has left Facebook. The social network giant bought the company that Luckey started with former gaming executives John Carmack and Brendan Iribe for $2 billion in 2014.<p>Luckey helped …

Virtual Reality

Everything You Wanted To Know About How We’re Using Virtual Reality With ELLs, But Were Afraid To Ask

<i>I’ve previously shared a bit about our experiments with virtual reality (see A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In</i> …

Several companies working on wireless solution for high-end VR headsets

Road to VR, a website dedicated to all things virtual reality, has shared a look into what the future of wireless VR may entail. Back in November, we …

5 Simple Things the Most Incredibly Respected Bosses Do (Every. Single. Day.)

Often overlooked aspects of what it really takes to be a truly great boss.<p>We can all rattle off qualities we absolutely hated in our old bosses quicker than we can the good ones. Like it or not, those awful bosses brought us where we are now.<p>Whether you have three employees or 300 doesn't matter. …

How Apple CarPlay could completely disrupt the auto industry

General Motors has made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on its entire model lineup, and other automakers are quickly following that lead.<p>We got our first real taste of Apple CarPlay a while back, spending a few days with the technology in a 2016 GM vehicle, and the experience was a mixed …

Shooting Sports USA - February 2017

Shooting Sports; Shooting Matches; Competitive Shooting; Competitive Shooting Equipment; Rifle Competition; Pistol Competition; High Power; …

Guns

Google’s AI Learned to Be “Highly Aggressive” When Stressed

Another day another disturbing discovery about Artificial Intelligence. This time, Google’s latest machine learning system, DeepMind, has learned to …

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks even more interesting when you’re using its unique mechanics overlaid on the real world, with virtual …

VR football didn’t actually help me learn football, but it’s still a lot of fun

A microcosm of virtual reality’s limits<p>Super Bowl weekend is always a little tough for me, because I am completely baffled by football. This isn’t a sportsball rant — I enjoy sports, even if I usually play terribly, and I like watching them, if you’re willing to count commentated arcade games as …

Here's why NFL teams are training in virtual reality

What do the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys have in common?<p>All four NFL teams are using 360-degree …

The Age of AI: What You Need to Know to Prepare for Synthetic Intelligence

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” – Ray Amara<p>It’s hard to know what …

This $90 wristband zapped away our VR nausea

Before we'd tried much virtual reality, we imagined most VR experiences would involve physically sitting while virtually moving. Unfortunately, …

VR Trends 2017: Education, Fitness, Entertainment, Healthcare, Food And Beverage, And Other Applications

2016 saw virtual reality technology become mainstream with Google, HTC, Samsung, Sony and Oculus coming out with their own VR headsets. The …

Second Life Is Back for a Third Life, This Time in Virtual Reality - MIT Technology Review

In theory, you can do whatever you want in virtual reality, and my VR tour guide and I are taking this seriously: we’re dressed like aliens (he’s …

How to Setup Automatic iCloud Backups for Your iOS Device

- Jan 27, 2017<p>There is just no way to overstate the importance of backing up your iOS device. If your iPad or iPhone for any reason ever dies or …

Apple

The merging of humans and machines is happening now

<b>The merging of machine capability and human consciousness is already happening. Writing exclusively for WIRED, DARPA director Arati Prabhkar outlines</b> …

Resident Evil 7 Proves VR Is More Than Just a Gimmick

A strong focus on atmosphere is enough to carry Resident Evil 7's VR experience.<p>Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s 10 hour campaign can be played entirely …

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here’s how to make a better list.<p>Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide …

How to Take Screenshots of Anything (Even When They're Blocked)

Whether you’re showing off your video gaming prowess, trying to fix a problem, or capturing a badly-spelled tweet before it’s deleted from the web, …

Software

How our school is using Virtual Reality to prepare pupils for a future dominated by technology 

Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, haptic feedback; the line between these and many other technological realities is becoming blurred and they are beginning to be grouped under one umbrella term: artificial reality. But what is artificial reality and how can it be used effectively …

How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.<p>There is always the option to offload your data to external drives …