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Visualizing the Trillion-Fold Increase in Computing Power

on November 4, 2017 at 11:32 am<p>Shares 0<p>On July 20, 1969, millions of people received an inspirational jolt from watching two brave astronauts take …

Gaming

HTC bets virtual reality will disrupt education

Virtual reality drastically improves knowledge retention and will soon completely change how school children are taught, says HTC.

Virtual Reality

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.<p>Current AR and VR products are oversized for consumers, and bulky camera-based sensors are a big part of that …

Augmented Reality

The Most Important Virtual Reality Tech Coming in 2018

If Facebook can un-tether virtual reality headsets, it could take the technology to a new level.<p>When HTC Vive and <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) Oculus Rift …

Virtual Reality

Why the Navy Plans to Use 12-Year-Old Xbox 360 Controllers on Its Most Advanced Subs

Even though Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox 360 controller, the United States military still seems to think it is an ideal tool for operating …

Military

Microsoft patents an augmented reality wand

Microsoft has been working on its Windows Mixed Reality headsets for most of the year, but we haven’t heard much about the company’s plans with HoloLens. The software giant unveiled VR motion controllers earlier this year, for Mixed Reality headsets, and now it looks like Microsoft is working on a …

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

<b>The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers.</b>UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to …

United Parcel Service

Facebook set to expand inventory with augmented reality glasses

Facebook is expected to expand its inventory by designing an augmented reality (AR) glasses that could display digital objects in the physical world, …

Augmented Reality

Kopin's 'Elf' Headset is Impressively Compact, More Than 3x the Pixels of Rift and Vive

Kopin is touting a new prototype VR headset featuring their 4K OLED ‘Lightning’ microdisplay that they say is made specifically for VR. At nearly …

Investments in augmented and virtual reality skyrocketing

Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality market are forecast to rise by 100 percent or more over each of the next four years, …

Augmented Reality

UPS is going all-in on VR, and it’s picked the HTC Vive as its platform of choice

Being a delivery driver might not seem like a particularly exciting gig, but hauling packages for a company like UPS requires lots and lots of …

Virtual Reality

HP Z VR Backpack PC

Video<p>TBA<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>5<p>Take your wildest dreams to the next level with the HP Z VR Backpack PC. This wearable lets you cut the cord while you …

Wearable Tech

How will Virtual Reality revolutionize Education?

There are good signs that 2016 would really be the year that virtual reality will be adopted widely, or at the very least the year that people star …

Virtual Reality

A smart torque wrench and Google Glass improve GE Aviation mechanics' efficiency by 8-12%

GE Aviation is using Upskill's Skylight industrial AR platform with Google Glass to improve efficiency and avoid manufacturing maintenance …

Google Glass

New Technology Brings Skeletal Tracking to Multi-Player Virtual Reality Experiences

Virtual reality in movie theaters and malls is about to get a whole lot more realistic, thanks to new tracking technology introduced by OptiTrack …

SDCC 2017: Warner Brothers Debuts Ready Player One Movie Trailer

Warner Brothers arrives at San Diego Comic-Con with arguably one of their largest lineups, with eyes on them for news on Blade Runner 2049, Justice …

Why Microsoft is adding an AI co-processor to HoloLens 2

I strapped on a pair of virtual reality (VR) goggles and looked around the room. There were three PageWide printers sitting off in the corner, so I …

Palo Alto

HTC's Vive Tracker Has Brought Out The Best In VR Innovation

HTC’s Vive Tracker presents an elegant solution to the VR peripheral problem. Instead of releasing hundreds upon hundreds of different controllers …

BAE is planning to use virtual reality simulators to train next-gen pilots

BAE Systems is planning to provide virtual reality sessions to train next-generation pilots at its new state-of-the-art military training facility in …

This Flexible Thermoelectric Skin Has Made Me a Believer in Thermal Haptics

Korea-based TEGway is developing ThermoReal, a thermoelectric array which can generate heat and cold with impressively low latency. The flexible …

Virtual Reality

Will the Vive 2 be cheaper? HTC makes its biggest hint yet

HTC is developing new virtual reality products at different price points and a new Vive virtual reality headset.<p>“We’re always developing new …

SWMI Sim Lab and VR Room Helps Prepare Students for Real World Patient Encounters

Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht | 170410-N-ZZ999-189 SAN DIEGO (April 10, 2017) – Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Devin...... read …

Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'

A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>Varjo …

Virtual Reality

Boeing: Productive VR Cuts Training Time by 75%

LONDON -- VR & AR World -- While video entertainment has been an important industry for decades, the use of video for productive purposes is more …

[ARTICLE] The role of virtual reality in improving motor performance as revealed by EEG: a randomized clinical trial – Full Text

Virtual reality (VR) is the simulation of a real environment generated by a computer software and experienced by the user through a human–machine …

IDC's Data Shows VR is Not Dying, Not Even Close

VR is not dead. VR is not dying. VR is very much alive according to IDC’s numbers.<p>Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote made that abundantly clear with their …

Valve’s new Vive base stations won’t work with current HTC Vive headsets

Valve’s newly announced second-generation Lighthouse trackers won’t be compatible with first-generation HTC Vive virtual reality headsets. Although …

Walmart’s new VR training program sounds like a bad ‘Black Mirror’ episode

Virtual reality can transplant users into any manner of amazing, exotic locations — so why would you want to use it to put yourself in the shoes of a …

Virtual Reality Finally Catches On—With Businesses

While consumer sales remain low, industries from construction to medicine are using the technology to train for risky jobs<p>By<p>Betsy Morris<p>Betsy Morris<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@betsymorris2<p>betsy.morris@wsj.com<p>Gary Steinberg, Stanford University’s head of neurosurgery, has been operating on …

Virtual Reality