Malia Probst

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Apple Augmented Reality Glasses Suddenly Look Closer

Apple's augmented-reality ambitions are once again revealed -- in patents.<p>Apple is now the proud owner of two patents related to augmented reality …

FOX will broadcast Super Bowl in virtual reality for first time

If you won’t be in Houston for the Super Bowl next Sunday but want to feel like you’re there at the big game, new technology is helping make it …

Virtually painless: How VR is making surgery simpler

Can VR serve as a cheaper, more widespread version of sedation?<p>Surgeons and their patients are finding that virtual reality can relieve the pain and …

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M&M's Teams With KAWS For Anniversary VR Video

M&M’s has released a virtual reality experience as another of the many elements in its 75th-anniversary campaign.<p>The brand partnered with Brian …

NASA Announces VR Mars Ride With Actual 90-Foot Drop

<b>Those lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl Live festival in Houston have the chance to travel to Mars in virtual reality.</b>The Super Bowl is just …

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Virtual reality to diagnose and treat vertigo in pioneering study

The study aims to identify individual triggers and better tailor treatment to patients.<p>Virtual reality could be used to diagnose and treat people …

Upload brings on IGN co-founder as the VR tastemaker continues to grow

Sure, building a startup is hard, but building a real community for a virtual industry may be the toughest challenge in tech.<p>Upload was founded in the aftermath of Facebook’s Oculus VR acquisition as a meetup for VR founders and fanboys/fangirls to chat about their hopes for the space and their …

A thorough explanation of why you might feel sick playing games in VR

It's not clear just how widespread an issue motion sickness in VR is, but it's certainly not <i>not</i> a problem.<p>Some game developers have managed to come …

More than 85,000 people are playing 'Resident Evil 7' in VR (and other fun facts)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, out since January 24, takes the franchise in a completely different direction. Based on early figures, it’s a gamble that …

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Calculus Is Way More Fun With An HTC Vive & Tilt Brush

<b>It looks like virtual reality can make anything entertaining.</b>I should start by making my hatred for any form of math perfectly clear. I hate it. Just …

This VR paint studio allows you to collaborate live with anyone in the world

MasterpieceVR features a unique multiplayer painting and sculpting studio where several users can collaborate in real time.

This crazy camera could be a boon to VR filmmakers

If you're trying to create immersive virtual-reality video today, you've got a problem: choosing between a camera that's compact or a bulkier one that offers sharp imagery.<p>Researchers at the University of California at San Diego, though, have found a way to get the best of both worlds. It's a …

It’s called virtual “reality” for a reason

It all started with a fish tank. It was the 1990s, while I was in grad school working on a project for University of Michigan’s Advanced Technology Lab in their EE department. Someone at another university had aimed a webcam at the office fish tank and published the feed on the early web.<p>You could …

Visit the deepest part of the ocean with Don Walsh through VR

You can now see what it is like to dive into the deepest part of the ocean – the least-explored region on Earth, with just three humans having …

VR is gaining ground in the academic world and the 3D industry

Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh Contributor<p>Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh is the founder at Virtuleap, a sandbox for creative developers to showcase their VR concepts to the world, which is currently running the world’s biggest WebVR Hackathon. He is also the European partner at Edoramedia, a games publisher …

How This Augmented-Reality Company Hopes to Compete With Microsoft and Google

Vuzix will introduce this year its sleekest pair of AR glasses.<p>While virtual reality is changing the way we watch video, play games and communicate, augmented reality will change the way we work and navigate the world.<p>Microsoft reportedly shipped the developer version of its Hololens, Google is …

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Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) are using VR and AR for their course catalog – The Gadgeteer

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) just released their course catalog that is unlike any college catalog that I’ve ever seen. The SCAD …

Valve confirms: More SteamVR Tracking headsets are in development

In a late comment to the Gabe Newell AMA on Reddit, Valve’s Joe Ludwig posted an update outlining progress licensing its SteamVR Tracking system.<p>The system could be critical to the adoption of VR in 2017, and the comment indicates additional head-mounted displays compatible with the SteamVR …

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The Al Gore VR movie makes global warming inconveniently gorgeous

In 2014, a company called Condition One released the first extended 360-degree Oculus Rift film. It was a narratively and visually disjointed pseudo-documentary shot on early 360-degree film equipment, and for the initial crop of VR fans, a bit of a letdown. But Condition One kept working, and this …

Hue is a dollhouse-like virtual reality experience about depression

When I saw the entry for <i>Hue</i> on Sundance’s virtual reality programming sheet, my first thought was “An interactive story about making human connections with a fictional character sounds cool and sophisticated.” My second thought was “This guy in the concept art looks <i>really</i> emo.”<p>Turns out I was sort …

PlayStation VR now supports 360-degree YouTube videos

PSVR is still a young whippersnapper in the virtual reality world, striving for parity -- and in games, superiority -- with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Today it's taken another step forward with support for 360-degree videos on YouTube. That means you can boot up anything on the platform, …

Save The Alien, Save Your Soul: This VR Film Turns Empathy Into Action

Will you rescue Cheez? Baobab Studio’s interactive short Asteroids! encourages viewers’ participation by tapping into their emotions.<p>When Eric Darnell talks about what makes for good storytelling, he knows of what he speaks. The screenwriter and director of all four <i>Madagascar</i> films and the director …

Google's virtual reality ambitions appear to be off to a slow start

This week, the company slashed the price of its Daydream View VR headset by $30, from $79 to $49, just two months after it first went on sale, a sign that interest in the device is low relative to the excellent new Pixel phone from Google.<p>On top of that, it sounds like Google isn't pleased with the …

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Inside IMAX's Big Bet to Rule the Future of VR

The best place on the planet to watch a movie is almost certainly from the center seat in the second-to-last row of the David Keighley Theater at …

Oculus lawsuit may undercut VR industry, not just Facebook's bottom line

Expert says they might be able to stop Rift sales<p>The January trial that pits the creators of games like <i>Doom</i> and <i>Dishonored</i> against Facebook is about more than a potential $2 billion payout.<p>If ZeniMax wins its case against Facebook and Oculus, the company could seek an injunction against the Oculus …

Realtor.com uses augmented reality to help you find a new home

When it comes to looking for a new house, the process of browsing listings, visiting properties and more can become quite the chore. Realtor.com is looking to make things a bit easier on prospective home buyers with two new features for its Android app: Street Peek and Sign Snap. Street Peek uses …

Scan Yourself into Virtual Reality Games and Movies

Shares 68<p>We’ve previously talked about all the popular virtual reality headsets on the market today, some of the virtual reality content companies …

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AR and VR Were Everywhere At CES

At CES 2017 augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) were everywhere. There were demos in many of the booths, and CES had devoted a segment of the South Hall to AR, VR, and gaming. Going by CES standards, you would expect that VR was already a pervasive technology. But in the market, AR is …

Interest in HTC Vive surges as VR developers reveal they prefer it to Oculus Rift

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube<p>Game developers making VR titles are showing a preference for Valve and HTC’s Vive headset over the Oculus Rift, …

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