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MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

A new patent appears showing Apple's smart AR/VR glasses

Rumors of some Google Glass-style AR/VR specs in development at Apple have been swirling for a while now, but we now have a better idea of what this …

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – especially in Britain and the US – more completely than at any time in recent history. An obsession with employability runs through education. Even …

University of London

The Roto VR Chair Offers 360-Degree Virtual Freedom without Leaving Your Seat

The motorized chair senses body movement and rotates accordingly.<p>Despite the wide-ranging potential applications of virtual-reality (VR) …

5 Books About the Future Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Tesla boss is always thinking ahead.<p>Elon Musk has become one of the world’s most ambitious and successful leaders by building tools of the …

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today’s Headsets

Earlier this year, Clay Bavor, VP of VR/AR at Google, revealed a “secret project” to develop a VR-optimised OLED panel capable of 20 megapixels per …

Virtual Reality

This is how Mark Zuckerberg plans to turn Facebook into a VR world

Court transcript reveals how Facebook boss plans to turn the social network into a virtual reality platform.<p>Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has …

Hands-On: Facebook’s New 24 Lens Camera Turns Real Life Into VR

Most 360 content isn’t very good. Whether or not you consider this content to be “true” VR, the truth is much of it isn’t even worth debating. For …

Oculus Chief Scientist: How and When Augmented Reality Will Transform Our Lives

Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at Oculus, as-ever delivered an inspiring presentation at today’s F8 conference, this time on the topic of Augmented …

SpinMagic lets you draw on augmented reality images on your iPhone

Adtile Technologies has launched SpinMagic, an augmented reality app for the iPhone that lets you turn your smartphone into a virtual paint brush.<p>San Diego, Calif.-based Adtile said that SpinMagic can capture your spatial 3D movement and enable you to share it in photos or seven-second videos …

Elon Musk Thinks We’re Four or Five Years From Neural Lace

Elon Musk’s neural lace project could turn us all into cyborgs, and he says that it’s only four or five years away. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and …

Singularity

HoloLens app mixes AR and VR to put a room on the top of Mt. Fuji

We hear many descriptions of future applications around mixed reality — the intersection of augmented reality and virtual reality — but we don't see …

How Feminist Artists Are Staging Their Own Protests with Paint

Female artists around the world are standing up for women's rights through thought-provoking work that challenges outdated gender expectations.<p>In the late 1960s, a number of female artists aimed to influence the cultural conversation around gender equality through their artwork. The general message …

'Prosthetic Reality': The art of augmented reality

Through the lens of augmented reality, a new project hopes to change how we interact with the world.<p>The smartphone in your pocket is a powerful little device, and some of its potential is only just starting to unfold.<p>The idea of augmented reality, for instance, has been around for a few years, but …

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 …

CES 2017: Intel's Project Alloy Is the VR System I Want in My Living Room

Over the last year, we’ve seen a transition from the peak of virtual reality (VR) hype into the much more tempered—and consequently less …

CES 2017 Shows That Augmented Reality Has Arrived For Consumers

While virtual reality still maintains its position at the top of the emerging medium pyramid, its less-understood cousin, augmented reality, is finally finding its footing in the consumer tech space.<p>Augmented reality became a household term following the success of Pokemon Go last summer, and now …

Finally, a VR breakthrough: 'Dear Angelica' will fog your Oculus Rift with tears

PARK CITY, Utah — Someone finally cracked VR storytelling. And it's about time.<p>Filmmakers and other virtual reality pioneers have been fumbling …

This crazy camera could be a boon to VR filmmakers

Researchers have found a way to build a 360-degree camera that's compact but shoots high-quality video. It could be just the thing for virtual reality.<p>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 …

Virtual Reality

Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Spend Another $3 Billion on Virtual Reality

Image source: Facebook.<p>That $2 billion <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ: FB) paid for Oculus -- the virtual reality company it bought in 2014 -- well, it was more like $3 billion. In a testimony during an ongoing lawsuit involving Oculus, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that his company paid an additional …

Virtual Reality

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 …

15 Damn Delicious (and Healthy!) Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate makes everything better, except maybe your waistline when eaten in copious amounts. That's why we present you with lightened-up — yet totally delectable — recipes for truffles, cookie sandwiches, and salted caramels. There's even a healthier recipe for chocolate cream pie! These 15 …

Every Successful Relationship is Successful for the Same Exact Reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

Anyone for quantifiable VR mindfulness?

What’s the point of virtual reality? At this nascent stage the question remains hanging in the pixelated air like the promise of a better life off-world. As does the associated unknown of whether the tech’s promise of “exceptional immersion” will stand the test of time and make the leap to …

A Sneak Peak Inside Magic Leap: Remaking the World Around Us

Behind the Magic<p>We know very little about Magic Leap, aside from what we see in their numerous video demos and tweets from their CEO, the most recent …

5 Meditation Styles Suitable For Beginners

To help you choose the best meditation style for you, the team at BookMeditationRetreats.com has rounded up the best 5 meditation styles that you …

Meditation

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Top 10 New Tech Inventions that Will Blow YOUR Mind

HUB: The first Hi-Fi<p>Here we make a list of Top 10 new amazing tech inventions that will blow your mind. In this post you found some amazing gadgets …