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Turn Your Fingers Into Vibrators With This Next-Level Wearable

In time for all of your Valentine's Day shopping needs, today marks the launch of Jimmyjane's Hello Touch X, "the first sex toy to put both vibration …

Google Glass experiments are done, Nest CEO now in charge

Despite slips in consumer release windows and a sort of manufactured distaste for the people who wear it, rumors of Google Glass' death have been greatly exaggerated. If anything, Google's moonshot wearable just got another lease on life: <i>Fortune</i> reports that the Google Glass team is being spun out …

How a queer black filmmaker made virtual reality a reality at Sundance

When Shari Frilot first kicked off New Frontier, an exhibit that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling through art and technology, at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2007, the attending press didn't quite know what to make of it or the works on display.<p>"People came and they had no …

Microsoft isn't saying much about what's inside HoloLens

Without a doubt, the biggest surprise from today's Windows 10 keynote at Microsoft's Redmond campus was the outfit unveiling its HoloLens headset. Dubbed as the "first fully untethered, holographic computer" the device and its capabilities looked pretty neat -- if a little fantastical -- onstage …

I experienced 'mixed reality' with Microsoft's holographic computer headset, 'HoloLens'

Unlike virtual reality, it's much easier to describe what it's like using Microsoft's "mixed reality" holographic headset, HoloLens. Imagine you're wearing sunglasses with completely transparent lenses, and overlaid on the world in front of you is a rectangular box. That rectangular box is your …

The first live VR broadcast brought the beach to my backyard

On Saturday morning in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it was about 30 degrees outside, but I was in my backyard enjoying a 75-degree day at the beach. That's only possible because I was testing out the first attempt at streaming virtual reality from one place to another -- in this case from Laguna Beach, …

Catch up on all the virtual reality news from Sundance

Right now is an exciting time for VR, and this year's Sundance Film Festival is full proof of that. Over the past few days, we've experienced new virtual reality horizons and got to know some of the visionaries who have jump-started the technology. VR, arguably in its second life, has opened up a …

Oculus Story Studio is the Pixar of virtual reality

Moments before Oculus Story Studio's new virtual reality short <i>Lost</i> reached its satisfying climax, I found myself in a compromised position. Sequestered in a private demo booth, I was involuntarily crouched down, covering my head in a defensive position and, I should add, squealing with delight. …

Nike's SNKRS app puts a shoe store in your pocket

It may be hard for Nike to steal some of Adidas' current thunder, what with the upcoming release of Kanye West's highly anticipated Yeezy Boost and all. Still, those of you who are Nike die-hards will be over the moon when you see the company's most recent venture: SNKRS, an app that brings the …

Build Your Own Toys with ThinkFun’s Maker Studio

As I mentioned yesterday, the big theme of this year’s Toy Fair in New York is “joining the maker movement.” But to qualify as a genuine maker toy, a plaything should meet some basic criteria. One new series of kits that fits my definition of a maker toy is the Maker Studio Construction Sets from …

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