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Intel shows off all-in-one Project Alloy virtual reality headset

Intel moved full-throttle into the VR space with the announcement of an all-in-one virtual reality headset alongside a new Intel Merged Reality platform at the Intel Developers Forum. An announcer teased the dramatic reveal with the phrase, “what if you could move freely without any restriction on …

Augmented Reality

The Coming Horror of Virtual Reality

If Kitchen, a five-minute virtual-reality demo created by the Japanese studio Capcom, were a short film, few viewers would be moved to panic by its misery of horror-movie clichés. In the demo, which has been making the rounds at tech conferences in recent months, you begin strapped to a chair in a …

Virtual Reality

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

Robotics

'Teslasuit' is a Tactile Skin that Lets You Feel VR, Kickstarter Jan 1st

A UK based company company who has integrated EMS (Electro Muscular Stimulation) into a wireless suit, they claim is capable of allowing you to feel …

Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality Help Keep Astronauts Sane In Space?

Scientists are sending Oculus Rift headsets deep into the Arctic to find out<p>Nature is good for us. Scientists are still working out the technical details, but so far evidence indicates that seeing sunlight, trees, and other green stuff helps your mental health.<p>Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of …

The Farm 51 Brings The Haunted Ruins Of Chernobyl To Life Through VR

On April 26, 1986 the world learned how fragile harnessing nuclear power could be. The nuclear reactor meltdown at Chernobyl was an exclamation point in the harrowing, but winding down tension of the Cold War. History’s largest human-caused environmental disaster would see the area around Chernobyl …

Chernobyl

Using Psychedelics and Virtual Reality for Self-Discovery

Matthew Terndrup is a virtual reality journalist and content creator who’s interested in exploring how the combination of psychedelics & virtual …

Ghost in the shell / virtual reality diver [2d teaser]

Virtual Reality

Try out the 'Paranormal Activity' VR game at some AMC theaters

The <i>Paranormal Activity</i> movie series may be over after the upcoming 3D-infused <i>Ghost Dimension</i> entry, but it will live on in virtual reality. VRWERX announced today that it will be bringing its VR <i>Paranormal Activity</i> game to select AMC theaters in major markets this weekend, October 22 to 24, …

QuantVR wants to turn stock market data into immersive virtual reality experiences

Imagine a navigable city built from stock market data that you could travel through. QuantVR is building VR apps for visualizations to help you …

Oculus Touch controls "capable of a bit more" than what was shown at E3

When I stepped out of the Oculus Touch demo for the first time I had a hard time wiping the giant grin from my face. Not only had the demo itself …

'Pixel Ripped 1989' is a Flight of Fancy that Pays Homage to Gaming History, Kickstarter Now Live

<i>Pixel Ripped 1989,</i> a time-bending VR project that aims to bring back the video games of old, have today announced a Kickstarter campaign in hopes …

Retrogaming

Inside the Empathy Machine: VR, Neuroscience, Race and Journalism

Ashley Rogers sat in a swivel chair, wearing a Zeiss VR One headset and over-the-ear headphones. As events in a world unseen to the rest of us …

Virtual reality tabletop gaming meetups are now a real thing

The only form of Dungeons & Dragons nerdier than larping<p>If you're reading this, there's a decent chance you're familiar with <i>Existenz</i> or <i>Avalon</i> or <i>Harsh Realm</i> or <i>Ready Player One</i> or that one episode of <i>The X-Files</i> about an evil first-person shooter. Even if you're not, you probably understand the trope …

Virtual Reality

The 3 Most Common Arguments Against VR and Why They're Wrong

Since beginning my journey learning and writing about VR in 2011, I’ve talked with hordes of believers and critics alike. Through it all, I’ve found …

Of course 'Ghost In The Shell' is getting its own VR movie

<i>Ghost In the Shell'</i>s protagonist often looks like she's wearing a VR headset, so why not give the Major her own feature? Tying into a free-to-play first-person shooter and a new movie, Production I.G also setup a spherical theater to project a short teaser movie. With a 3D effect delivered through …

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality