Ethan Miller

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If You Talk To This Story, The Characters Will Listen

A new wave of virtual reality video games offer incredible tactility, but Untethered considers another layer of immersion: talking.<p>I’ve flown starships. I’ve fired grenade launchers. I’ve won NBA championships. And I’ve played more than my fair share of Solitaire. But as video games make their way …

Virtual Reality

Prolific VFX Artist Kevin Mack Brings Surrealist Sculpture to Life in 'Blortasia'

Kevin Mack is a digital fine artist and prolific visual effects designer known for his work across films such as <i>Fight Club (1999), A Beautiful Mind</i> …

Virtual Reality

VR Livestreaming to Facebook Now Supported by NVIDIA GeForce Experience

At CES 2017 it was announced that users with NVIDIA’s Geforce Experience software will be able to stream gameplay of whatever they’re playing, …

Virtual Reality

Facebook Says Introverts Feel More Comfortable with VR Social Interaction

A recent study by Facebook IQ, in which people completed one-on-one conversations in VR, concluded that most people respond positively, and …

Virtual Reality

Valve Head Affirms Work on First-party VR Games and Interest in Future Technology

During a Q&A on Reddit, Valve head Gabe Newell affirmed that the company is continuing development its own first-party VR content, as well as …

Virtual Reality

Valve Confirms New Vive Base Station Coming This Year

Late last year at Steam Dev Days, Valve talked about a new and improved design for the SteamVR Tracking / Lighthouse base stations, a core component …

Virtual Reality

rEvolve Vive Headstrap with Flip-up Visor Passes Crowdfunding Goal

Florida based SynergyWiz is designing a third-party head-mount for the HTC Vive which uses a PSVR-stlye ‘halo’ mounting design for added comfort, and …

Virtual Reality

OSSIC CEO on Why the Future of Music is Immersive & Interactive

OSSIC debuted their latest OSSIC X headphone prototype at CES this year with one of the best immersive audio demos that I’ve heard yet. OSSIC CEO …

Virtual Reality

Hands-on: Intel's Project Alloy 'Merged Reality' Roomscale Multiplayer Demo

At CES 2017, Intel was showing off more of its Project Alloy VR headset, including a roomscale multiplayer demo featuring ‘merged reality’, where the …

Virtual Reality

'Siegecraft Commander' VR Review on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Trebuchet, or not to trebuchet? There really is no question when it comes to <i>Siegecraft Commander,</i> a tabletop strategy game that combines traditional …

Virtual Reality

Apple AR/VR Product to Debut in 2017, Predicts PlayStation's Head of Worldwide Studios

To many, the question of an Apple AR or VR headset has become a “when” rather than an “if”. The President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios thinks 2017 is …

Virtual Reality

Hands-on: Huawei VR is the First Third-party Daydream Headset

Frank He goes hands-on with Huawei’s first Google Daydream compatible headset at CES 2017, one which takes cues from both the Samsung and Oculus …

Virtual Reality

$10,000 VR Interface Design Contest Announced by Purple Pill

Immersive content agency Purple Pill has announced a VR interface design competition and is offering $10,000 in cash prizes to those who create the …

Virtual Reality

South Korea Prosecutor Seeks Arrest of Samsung Group Leader in Bribery Case

SEOUL, South Korea — A special prosecutor investigating the corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment said on Monday that he was seeking to arrest the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea’s largest conglomerate, on charges of bribing Ms. Park.<p>Jay Y. Lee, the vice …

Corruption

'The Void' is a VR Experience which Fuses Physical and Virtual Reality Environments

Whilst the the virtual reality industry’s focus right now is largely on in-home entertainment, the out-of-home VR sector shows immense promise. A new …

'Sansar' Will Open to All in First Half of 2017 with a New Approach to Virtual Worlds

<i>Sansar</i>, a virtual world platform from the creators of Second Life, will open its doors to everyone in the first half of 2017. Developer Linden Lab …

Virtual Reality

The 30 Years Rule – Innovation Takes A Lot Longer Than You Think

“Agile” has become the mantra for the digital age. If you don’t move fast, so the thinking goes, you can never be any good, because your competitors …

Innovation

Hands On: PiMAX's 8K Headset Proves that High FOV VR is Coming

Frank He goes hands on with PiMAX’s ludicrously high-spec 8k, 200 degree FOV prototype at CES and find the company has some innovative solutions to …

Bay Area to Standard American English Translator.

<b>Bay Area:</b><p>“Who are you again?”<br>\ˈhü\ \ˈär\ \ˈyü\ \e-ˈgān\<p><b>English:</b><p>“What company do you work for?”<p><b>Bay Area:</b><p>“Do you live in this neighborhood?”<br>\ˈdü\ \ˈyü\ …

VR as the Most Powerful Surveillance Technology or Last Bastion of Privacy? It's up to Us.

Virtual reality has the potential to enable so many amazing utopian futures, but it also has the potential to become one of the most intimate …

Virtual Reality

Qualcomm's New Mobile Tech Unlocks Impressive Inside-Out Tracking

At CES 2017 Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon 835 processor and along with it a solid focus on the mobile VR market. We got a chance to test that new …

Virtual Reality

Get Free Courtside VR Seats to Spurs vs. Timberwolves NBA Game This Tuesday

Own Gear VR or Daydream View? Then you’ve got access to free courtside seats to this Tuesday’s forthcoming Timberwolves vs. Spurs NBA game live… in …

Virtual Reality

Panasonic's 220 Degree VR Headset Uses Crazy Fused Lenses and 4 Screens

At CES 2017 Panasonic showed off a new VR headset prototype with a 220 degree FOV derived from four displays and a rather unique set of lenses. I was …

Virtual Reality

DiRT Rally VR is Coming Soon to PSVR

After a successful jump to virtual reality last year on Oculus Rift, developer Codemasters is bringing the VR experience to the PS4 version of <i>DiRT</i> …

Virtual Reality

Eonite Claims to Have Solved Inside-out Positional Tracking for VR and AR

Lots of companies have made this claim actually, but Eonite specifically says they have the “world’s most accurate, lowest latency, lowest power …

Virtual Reality

Up Close With Sennheiser's $1,700 VR Microphone

Here’s a close look at Sennheiser’s new AMBEO VR microphone in all its glory as demonstrated at last week’s CES 2017 in Las Vegas. It’s the company’s …

'Freedom Locomotion System' is a Comprehensive Package for VR Movement

Moving around comfortably <i>and</i> immersively in VR remains a hurdle for VR game developers. VR studio Huge Robot has created the <i>Freedom Locomotion System</i> …

As a Response to Trump, This Group Is Drafting Scientists to Run for Office | Motherboard

As progressives lament the impending inauguration of an administration that rejects the idea of human-caused climate change, a newly launched group says we should stop holding our breath waiting for politicians to embrace science. Instead, scientists should become politicians themselves.<p>The …

Climate Change

What you need to know about the Donald Trump “golden showers” intelligence report

US president-elect Donald Trump and current US president Barack Obama were informed last week by top US intelligence officials that Russians claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump, according to Jan. 10 reports in CNN, Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and The Wall …

Republicans

John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI

Russian intelligence alleged to have compromising material on Trump ‘Unverified and potentially unverifiable’ reports published by BuzzFeed<p>Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that …

Russia