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Virtual Reality Motion Sickness Explained (video)

A big worry to those that have not used the virtual reality headset is whether they will experience virtual reality motion sickness during the games …

Inside the First VR Theme Park - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing on a dark platform at the edge of a maze of gray walls, where two guides are helping me into my gear. They place a bulky helmet crammed …

Virtual Reality

In Virtual Reality, Exercise Bike Becomes a Race Car - MIT Technology Review

A new stationary bike from Boston startup VirZoom requires an unusual accessory while you’re pedaling: a virtual-reality headset, so you can turn …

Virtual Reality

The 6 Most Important Things That Happened in Virtual Reality in 2015 - MIT Technology Review

Though virtual reality is still far from mainstream, 2015 was a big year for the industry as new headsets were introduced—some full-featured and …

Virtual Reality

In the Future, Magnets May Track Your Fingers in Virtual Reality - MIT Technology Review

A research project may hint at how Facebook’s Oculus device will let you explore virtual reality someday: by using a bunch of electromagnets and …

Virtual Reality

Four Important Things to Expect in Virtual Reality in 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Virtual reality has grown immensely over the past few years, but 2016 looks like the most important year yet: it will be the first time that …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift Gets a Price Tag: $599 - MIT Technology Review

Facebook-owned Oculus announced Wednesday that it’s selling its first consumer virtual-reality headset, Rift, for $599. For some buyers the price tag …

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality Study Projects Life-Sized People into Other Rooms - MIT Technology Review

Nothing beats talking to another person face-to-face, but a group of researchers are considering whether a life-size projection of a person who …

Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Is Exploding at Sundance, and Could Soon Be in Your News Feed - MIT Technology Review

Chances are good that virtual reality isn’t part of your entertainment diet yet. But by the end of the year it will be if a cadre of filmmakers, game …

Bring Your Feet into Virtual Reality - MIT Technology Review

While companies like Oculus and HTC are focused on what you’ll do with your head and your hands in virtual reality, a small startup is paying …

Virtual Reality

Augmented-Reality Startup Meta Ups the Ante in the Headset Race - MIT Technology Review

Making an augmented-reality headset that can depict digital images so precise they seem real is tricky. Letting you interact with them in an …

Augmented Reality

Pre-order the $400 PlayStation VR 'core' bundle March 29th

Despite Sony saying last week that its $400 PlayStation Virtual Reality headset wouldn't go up for pre-order, here we are hours before the <i>$500</i> "Launch" bundle's pre-orders go live with news of when the cheaper, headline-grabbing bundle will be available for reservation. <i>Phew</i>. Come Tuesday, March …

Gaming analyst: Oculus Rift will sell half of what other experts predict

Virtual reality dominated the Game Developers Conference last week, but it’s nearly time for that hype to start translating into sales. And one analyst thinks the rest of the industry is setting its expectations too high.<p>A lot of important companies are investing in VR, and that’s one of the …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Check: Everything You Need To Know About Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, And HTC Vive

Whether you’re ready or not, the video game industry is diving headfirst into the science fiction-like realm of virtual reality. Almost all the news coming out of last week’s Game Developers Conference was related, in some way, to virtual reality, and over the coming months, the three leading …

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

Earlier this week, Sony announced that its PlayStation VR would be available for the low price of just $399. Given that competing VR headsets like the Oculus are at least $200 more expensive, people were pretty excited about it. In fact, purchases of the PlayStation camera went up 3000 percent on …

Virtual Reality

VR fans won't have to leave their existing game libraries behind

HTC and Oculus are gearing up to begin shipping their high-end VR headsets this month onwards and that should certainly give gamers a reason to be excited. But if you’re worried about your existing PC game collection collecting dust, we’ve got some good news.<p>Valve has announced that the HTC Vive as …

Virtual Reality

HTC claims 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes for its Vive VR headset

A possible tidbit of early sales data for one of 2016’s flagship virtual reality systems: the HTC-Valve Vive, which went up for pre-order on February 29 and is due to start shipping on April 5, apparently racked up more than 15,000 pre-orders in less than 10 minutes, according to a tweet by HTC VR …

The SkyWall 100 bazooka captures drones with a giant net

The SkyWall 100 is one of the latest device promising to protect the world from the impending drone takeover. It’s essentially a smart bazooka that fires a canister filled with a net at drones 100 meters away. Boom headshot.<p>An operator targets the drone and fires a canister that contains a large …

TechCrunch went skiing with a drone

Add this one to the bucket list. A startup called Cape Productions will use a drone to capture videos of you skiing. Stationed at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, the team provides aerial footage of you racing down the slopes, including different angles from your GoPro.<p>Because of its impeccable safety …

Drones

HTC-Valve’s Vive VR Headset Will Cost $799, Bundled With Two Controllers

HTC has just dropped the most salient detail for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the virtual reality experience it’s been cooking up with Valve for the past year: the price.<p>The forthcoming Vive headset will cost $799, the two companies confirmed today. So $200 more expensive than the rival …

VR And AR Will Be Mobile’s Demand Driver, Not Its Replacement

With each of the six biggest global consumer technology companies now deeply invested and feverishly in development, VR/AR has become too big to fail. Facebook Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR (powered by Oculus), Google Cardboard and its Magic Leap investment (and perhaps even Google Glass’ second …

Meta 2 is Making Augmented a Reality

Government Drone Registry Under Legal Fire

Feb. 19 marked the final date that drone owners can register with the federal government to avoid being branded a felon by the Federal Aviation …

Aviation

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Will Attack Set Spies With Drones

J.J. Abrams may not be directing <b>Star Wars: Episode VIII</b>, but that doesn't mean <b>Rian Johnson's</b> movie has completely done away with the mystery box. …

Four Counter-Drone Technologies We Need Now

Joshua Pavluk Contributor<p>Joshua Pavluk is a principal at Avascent.<p>August Cole Contributor<p>August Cole is a writer-in-residence at Avascent.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>When The Pentagon Comes Knocking: An Open Letter To Silicon Valley<p>As innovation goes, the idea of a trained bird of prey taking …

Drones

DJI Announces Drone Repair Service Because Drones Crash And Break

It takes a special person to be able to fly a drone and not crash occasionally. DJI knows this and today is announcing a pricey repair service to fix all those broken dreams and drones.<p>The plan is not cheap. Called DJI Care, it’s available to purchase with new or for existing drones but is limited …

Kickstarter-Backed FOVE Delays VR Headset Ship Date, Begins Offering Refunds

FOVE, an eye-tracking VR headset company, announced today that due to unexpected difficulties in part-sourcing it will be delaying the expected ship date of its Kickstarter-backed HMD to fall 2016.<p>Likely to be more upsetting to many of the developer backers, the HMD is losing support for HTC’s …

LG Announces Modular Android Phone, VR Headset

LG today at Mobile World Congress 2016 took the wraps off its flagship mobile products for the coming year. Chief among them is the G5 smartphone, a handsome device that feels fantastic in the hand and sports an expansion-type system that can utilize accessory packs. It’s fun.<p>The company also …

Gear & Gadgets

LG's ultra lightweight VR headset won't weigh your face down

BARCELONA — Alongside the LG G5 and Rolling Bot, LG also announced the 360 VR, a virtual reality headset that is one-third lighter than other VR …