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John Carmack says Oculus Rift could someday run Android, offer standalone VR experience

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset hasn't yet made its way to consumers, but once it does, chief technology officer John Carmack envisions it one day running Android. "The way I believe it's going to play out is you will eventually have a head-mounted display that probably runs Android as a …

Oculus Rift 4K display in the works

While the world waits for the HD consumer version of Oculus Rift to arrive, its inventors are already looking ahead to higher resolution 4K displays.<p>Speaking at the Gaming Insiders Summit in San Francisco yesterday, CEO Brendan Iribe said that improved resolution is on the project's to-do list, …

Virtual reality educational event heading to Boston Nov. 2

Microsoft New England Research and Development and Academic Research Consulting will co-host an educational event in Boston, Mass., about virtual reality.<p>The Future of Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift will take place Nov. 2. In addition to hands-on demonstrations and product overviews, the …

Oculus Rift VR Headset To Run Android Powered By System-On-A-Chip

The Oculus Rift is one of the most hyped gadgets in the video game industry, and with good reason: It promises to finally bring about mainstream virtual reality gaming.<p>Speaking with Engadget, id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift Chief Technology Officer, John Carmack, said that a retail version …

'Elder Scrolls Online' Shows Off Its Character Creator

I may still be skeptical of the existence of The Elder Scrolls Online, the MMO no one really asked for, but I’m glad to see they’re putting a lot of effort into an aspect of the game I care a lot about: the character creator.<p>MMOs, generally speaking, have pretty bad character creation systems. The …

CEO Promises Oculus Rift Won't Make You Sick

I have used the Oculus Rift twice now, and a few things have become clear. It is truly revolutionary technology, It represents a fundamentally new way of using technology and playing games, it is wonderful, it is mesmerizing, and I can only use it for about 30 seconds before I need to lie down and …

Flow, Flower, Escape Plan, Sound Shapes coming to PS4 in Nov.

Sony is bringing four existing PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles — <i>Flow</i>, <i>Flower</i>, <i>Escape Plan</i> and <i>Sound Shapes</i> — to PlayStation 4 next month around the time of the console's launch, the company announced today.<p><i>Flower</i> developer thatgamecompany announced earlier this year that an outside developer …

The PS4 Will Be Sony's Cheapest Playstation Yet

It was the sort of thing that doesn’t typically happen in the world of consumer electronics pricing: Sony got on stage at E3 this year and announced it would be selling the Playstation 4 at $399, a full $100 below Microsoft's Xbox One, its chief competitor. An entire stadium full of gaming industry …

PlayStation 4 Hardware revealed

PlayStation 4 demo kiosks rolling out at US retailers today

Sony is rolling out PlayStation 4 demo kiosks at select retailers starting today in the United States, giving players the opportunity to go hands-on with the console in advance of its Nov. 15 launch, the company announced on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Retailers participating in the PS4 demo kiosk program …

Check out the first advertisement for the world’s most realistic gaming gun (video)

Sometimes it feels like the creator of the Delta Six controller is courting controversy, and the commercial for the rifle-like device is likely to draw exactly that.<p>The idea of the Delta Six is to make a controller feel like shooting a real weapon. Check out the ad below to see what I mean:<p>The …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>It would …

Planet With No Sun Discovered Floating Through Space

A planet with no sun was spotted by astronomers, according to astronomers in Hawaii this week. The sun-less planet is reportedly six times the size …

Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Rocky Exoplanet That's 26 Percent Water

Its fate is a glimpse into Earth's own future.<p>Hello? Is it you I'm looking for? Astronomers have found evidence of a small, rocky planet or asteroid whose mass is up to 26 percent water. Even Earth is only 0.023 percent water, by mass. This is the first time a rocky body with water has been found …

Trapped In A Fossil: Remnants Of A 46-Million-Year-Old Meal

Scientists who study why species vanish are increasingly looking for ancient DNA. They find it easily enough in the movies; remember the mosquito blood in Jurassic Park that contained dinosaur DNA from the bug's last bite? But in real life, scientists haven't turned up multi-million-year-old DNA in …

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

Boat launch into the Milky Way

Milky Way reflected in the calm waters of Moosehead Lake in Maine’s Lily Bay State Park.<p>Thank you to EarthSky Facebook friend Mike Taylor for this …

Nikon D-series

Two-way street: electric cars of the future could give power back to the grid

The batteries inside EVs might pay dividends<p>On September 23rd, the city of Palo Alto, California decided to embrace the electric car. Inspired by one resident who fought to install a public charging station, the city council voted to mandate that every new single-family home be wired to support EV …

Grape skin extract before radiation kills more cancer

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment.<p>When melanoma cells …

Killer Instinct 'Pin Ultimate Edition' features Penny Arcade-designed collectible pins

Xbox One fighting game <i>Killer Instinct</i> is a downloadable title, but Microsoft and Penny Arcade are teaming up to give fans something physical to hold onto with the game's Pin Ultimate Edition. The special edition release consists of a folio and two pins, with the promise more collectible pins to …