Like any piece of new technology, virtual reality needs a legacy mode to handle content not designed for VR. Soon, the HTC Vive (and other Steam VR headsets) will have just that, with "Desktop Theater
When Zuckerberg was asked why he invested in virtual reality, the 31-year-old billionaire had this to say: "Our mission is to give anyone the power to express anything they're thinking about or want to
Apple's Secret Augmented and Virtual Reality Project Apple has been exploring virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for more than 10 years based on patent filings, but with virtual and augmented
VR is the future of media–but whether that’s going to help or hurt the human condition remains to be seen. Until recently, I purposefully avoided the onslaught of virtual reality. Though I write for a
When it comes to virtual reality tech, seeing is always believing. Earlier this month, I joined the team at Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, for a demo in San Francisco. Over the course of the meeting
Virtual reality and augmented reality are having a moment. Last month, both multimedia formats had a large presence at both CES and the Sundance Film Festival. German games festival director Thorsten recently
"If we can let people explore Mars in the same ways they have learned to explore Earth, then we think we can become more effective," said Jeff Norris of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the 2016 Vision
I want to play again. My arms are sore from shooting a virtual bow-and-arrow and slashing robots with a lightsaber. My heart is racing from dodging drone missiles and defending my teammate. And my mind
Augmented and virtual reality headsets could be the future when it comes to computing, but right now, navigating virtual worlds and interacting with applications is often a clunky experience. That's the
After years of hype and speculation, virtual reality (VR) finally showed signs of going mainstream in 2015, with high-profile releases of VR tech for consumers, including Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard.
Our smartphones have become powerful enough to start understanding the physical world around us using their cameras and sensors. And mobile apps are just beginning to take advantage of these capabilities.
This article was originally published at Stratfor.com. While browsing a recent issue of Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, I came across an essay titled, “Towards a heterarchical approach to
The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it? On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed