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Will wearable tech create a two-tier healthcare system?

Health-tracking devices are on the rise, but what does it mean for people who can’t afford the technology?<p>As part of Apple’s latest product update, …

Digital Health

This smart cap won't let you forget to take your medicine

We take a lot of drugs. We also forget to take a lot of drugs.<p>According to a 2015 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 60% of …

Medicine

How VR needs to evolve before it can really be for everyone

Headsets need to be cheaper (somehow)<p>It’s the same old question when it comes to new, premium tech: how can we make it more affordable and …

Virtual Reality

To Samsung, virtual reality is ready for its close-up

By putting out a virtual reality camera, Samsung hopes to stoke the growth of the medium at everything from birthday parties to your kid's soccer game.<p>A gleaming black-and-white Gear VR headset rests on each of the 5,000 seats in a Barcelona convention hall. About 10 minutes into Samsung's Unpacked …

Virtual Reality

Street View your life: These are the 360-degree cameras coming for 2016

This year you won't need a professional camera rig to grab an immersive 360-degree view of your surroundings so you can create and share your own VR photos and video.<p>Before 2015, it took expensive professional equipment made up of multiple, separate cameras and powerful computers and software to …

Gear & Gadgets

Leap Motion opens door to reach into virtual worlds

California virtual reality startup Leap Motion on Wednesday opened a door for makers of games or other applications to literally touch virtual worlds.

Virtual Reality

Think VR is about to explode? Be prepared to wait

My company’s main focus is on developing content, specifically photos, so we have been studying immersive video and virtual reality (VR) with particular interest. We are looking closely at the impact of several new VR creation and consumption technologies that launched last month at CES and at …

LiveLike’s VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Bringing Home The Game Category

Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st And Future startup competition held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The home viewing category winner, LiveLike, lets you watch games in virtual …

Virtual Reality

NextVR shoots in 6K, then delivers the footage to your face

Imagine waking up on Sunday morning, putting on your Samsung Gear VR headset, and being transported to the field of an NFL stadium just before …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Put Me in the Skates of My Sports Hero

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Virtual Reality

10 Things We Know About Apple’s Secret Virtual Reality Plans

Apple’s plan for virtual reality is a hot topic. For the most part, you hear speculation over drinks and maybe once in awhile a patent or a relevant …

Augmented Reality

Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR?<p>Well today, Wevr is launching a private beta of Transport, …

Virtual Reality

Insider | The Next Web

All stories in Insider<p>These robots work together to achieve a common goal<p>Boston Dynamics put the power of collaborative problem solving on display in a new video today. The 45 second video shows ...<p>Bryan Clark<p>Even underpaid Foxconn workers are losing their jobs to robots<p>Chinese iPhone manufacturer …

Virtual Reality

Google Working On Its Own Consumer VR Hardware, Latest Job Postings Suggest

Google appears to be doubling down on virtual reality as they look to begin building “multiple” consumer hardware devices, according to new VR job postings on their site.<p>Google’s current consumer VR offerings are confined to its Google Cardboard program, which allows consumers to experience …

Augmented Reality

Samsung to open VR movie studio in New York: 'We love stories'

The company behind the Gear VR virtual-reality headset partners with the Sundance film festival to foster new immersive experiences.<p>Lights, camera, Samsung! The company behind the Gear VR virtual reality headset is opening a New York studio to produce new immersive experiences.<p>Samsung announced the …

Virtual Reality

Fox Sports, NextVR Hope VR Boxing Delivers Knockout Punch

Fox Sports is teaming again with NextVR to livestream a trio of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) matches. Anyone with a $99 Samsung (ssnlf) Gear VR …

Virtual Reality

Crytek will help colleges train young VR developers

Crytek is best known for <i>Crysis</i>, <i>Far Cry</i> and other games that push the limits of CryEngine, a developer tool that it licenses to other studios. Having gone through a bit of a rough patch, the company is focusing sharply on VR, developing new experiences and now academic partnerships that promote its …

Google Expands Its VR Field Trips Program “Expeditions” With An App For Classrooms & More Virtual Tours

Google is expanding its Expeditions program, the company’s effort to bring virtual reality-based field trips to the classroom, with the launch of a dedicated Android application for schools and educators who want to take their students on virtual adventures by way of mobile devices. Additionally, …

Buckingham Palace

Virtual reality will bring fans ringside for live boxing match

This Saturday's fight between David "Hayemaker" Haye and Mark "The Dominator" di Mori in London will be the first boxing match to be broadcast live …

Stretchable Electronics Have Their Coming Out Party At CES

About a year ago, on a frigid January day, I visited a research group at the University of Illinois. Led by University of Illinois professor John …

Wearable Tech

New Fitness Wearables Go Way Beyond the Fitbit

Fitbit may not have started the fitness tech movement, but it sure moved it forward.<p>While equipment like treadmills and stationary bikes are …

Wearable Tech

HP buddies up with HTC to build virtual reality gaming PCs

The hardcore virtual reality headsets are on the verge of release, and everyone is freaking out over whether their PCs will be able to handle the strain, even VentureBeat’s Jordan Novet.<p>Now, you don’t have to be a hardcore gaming rig builder, however, to have a machine that specializes in running …

Virtual Reality

HTC Introduces Vive Pre VR System at CES

HTC is showing off a brand-new Vive Pre virtual reality system at CES 2016, but it’s only for developers. The company is giving away 7,000 of the new …

Virtual Reality

How virtual reality will grow in 2016

2015 was the year virtual reality finally shed its niche status and made real inroads into mainstream culture.<p>From the early years, back in 1838 with …

This was the last year of VR's beta test

<i><br>This year, in lieu of the traditional Best Of Lists, we thought it would be fun to throw our editors into a draft together and just have a conversation. Chris Plante and Adi Robertson discuss how virtual reality’s breakout year was delayed. While VR made headlines everywhere, only one headset — the</i> …

Virtual Reality

Few Computers Are Powerful Enough to Support Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has a very real problem. With several technology giants preparing splashy introductions for the first VR headsets in 2016, few people …

Virtual Reality

Samsung’s new ‘Bio-Processor’ is an all-in-one chip for health wearables

Samsung makes a lot of technology on the consumer side, but it also has a semiconductor division that makes chips comparable to Qualcomm. Their new Bio-Processor is meant for health wearables and can compute numerous health data and “bio-signals” without the need for any other chips.<p>This all-in-one …

Virtual Reality

HTC's JB McRee: 'Virtual reality will make us more empathetic humans'

HTC's virtual reality lead tells Rhiannon Williams about the company's high hopes for its Vive headset in 2016<p>The only thing weirder than testing out virtual reality is trying to commit how it feels to words, without descending into babbling hyperbole. There's only so many ways you can say "it felt …