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Oculus Rift And Kinect Are Being Used In Controlling NASA Robots

Although Microsoft’s Kinect and the Oculus Rift hardware were both meant for the gaming world, they have found a use in more advanced industries. …

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Reason #152 Virtual Reality Is Awesome: Personal Movie Theaters Without The Awful Other People

I love going to the movie theater. Seriously, I <i>love it</i>.<p>I just hate all the other people that go.<p>Quite early on, my parents taught me that there was but one rule for going to the theater: silence is golden. If the theater was a moviegoer’s church, talking or otherwise ruining the experience for …

NASA's JPL maneuvers a robot arm with Oculus Rift and Kinect 2, points to more immersive space missions

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been on the hunt for a more natural way to maneuver robots in space for some time now, resulting in cool experiments like using a Leap Motion controller to remotely control a Mars rover and using an Oculus Rift plus a Virtuix Omni to take a virtual tour of the …

Oculus' best practices explains how to create a VR experience that doesn't make people sick

Couldn't make it out to Valve's Steam Dev Days to hear Palmer Luckey gab about how to build a good virtual reality experience? No worries - Oculus' new VR Best Practices guide will fill you in on the details. The 39-page document is designed to help combat simulator sickness, which can leave users …

Valve: The future of Virtual Reality is just one year away

The most exciting aspect of contemporary virtual reality is its implications. Even using Oculus VR's early duct taped-prototype, most users immediately "get it." You're transported to, say, Tuscany, or an underwater exploration vehicle, or a space fighter, and that experience is enough to trigger a …

Google Glass just got a lot less geeky

Just shy of a year after the Google Glass Explorer edition started arriving on early adopters’ doorsteps, Google is announcing a way for people who need prescription glasses to use it. The company is releasing four different frames that can both fit the Google Glass hardware and accommodate …

5 Augmented Reality Startups to Watch This Year

While we spend a majority of our day living and interacting in the physical world, in the past few years, the field of augmented reality (AR) has made it possible to embrace our surroundings with enhanced information on mobile phones, wearable technology and other digital devices. Recent technology …

Augmented reality rolled out on Scottish buses

Aberdeen bus passengers can now enjoy hi-tech onboard entertainment on the backs of seats using their smartphones and tablets<p>Augmented reality technology allows customers to scan a trigger on seat backs to open up a channel of interactive videos with a choice of content including interviews with …