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By Robert Scoble | The future of on-the-face computers as collected by Rackspace's Futurist, Robert Scoble. Updated in 2015.

Google Just Put Its Search Design Chief In Charge Of Cardboard VR

Google's whimsically named Cardboard virtual-reality effort has a new chief, and possibly a new vision. Jon Wiley, who formerly headed up design for the company’s search division and—among other things—came up with the Cards user interface on Google’s mobile platforms, will be taking over a …


Looking at the future of mobile gaming with Samsung's new Gear VR

If you just got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S6 (or its curvier sibling, the S6 Edge) and you happen to be a fan of VR, well good news: the latest Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 is now officially on sale. It's still in limited rollout but it should be in your local Best Buy starting today for around $199, …

Virtual Reality

Oculus is experimenting with social, online multiplayer movie theaters in virtual reality

Here's what Max Cohen, the vice-president of mobile, keeps repeating to himself when working with Gear VR content: Why virtual reality at all? What makes an experience better in virtual reality than something on a standard display — what he refers to as "flatland" when we spoke.

It's not about …

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Microsoft's risky bet on HoloLens

(CNN) — A roomful of reporters chase invisible balls around a cold San Francisco hotel conference room. Some are crawling on their knees, others shouting "Reset balls!" and wiggling their fingers at no one in particular.

It's not a mass hallucination but part on a hands-on demo of Microsoft's new …


Virtual Reality Is Just as Good as Being There … Or Is It?

With Oculus finally, officially joining the VR-hardware cacophony and announcing a launch window for the Oculus Rift, all eyes are on what content will make non-geeks actually want one of these things.

One contender for that content will be sports. At an event in San Francisco last night, NextVR …

Virtual Reality

HoloLens: Still magical, but with the ugly taint of reality

SAN FRANCISCO—When I first used prototypes of HoloLens, Microsoft's hologram-based augmented reality headset, I was blown away. The hardware …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft HoloLens dazzles at Build conference, but availability still a mystery

The holographic headgear stole the show, thanks to a number of head-turning demonstrations and the unveiling of the Windows Holographic …

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HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience …

Augmented Reality

Littlstar, pioneers in 360 video space

Amazing HoloLens Demo at Microsoft Build 2015

Microsoft's Latest HoloLens Demo Previews Future Of Augmented Reality

Trending News: Microsoft Just Gave A Demo Of HoloLens And It's Even Cooler Than We Imagined

Why Is This Important?

Watch out Apple — Microsoft is back on its game.

Long Story Short

Microsoft has been busy demoing its HoloLens augmented reality headset again, and it's looking even cooler than we …

Augmented Reality

Samsung wants to leverage smart wearables and VR tech for business customers

Samsung is still trying to find the perfect market for its wearable technology, including its array of smartwatches and virtual reality headsets. …

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DORA offers a realistic telepresence experience through Oculus Rift

Many commercial telepresence robots are merely screens or iPads on moving platforms. DORA (Dexterous Observational Roving Automaton), however, promises to make users feel like they've been transported to another location when it does become available. The system was created by a team of University …

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Microsoft announces Windows Holographic Platform, letting developers build Windows 10 apps for HoloLens

At its Build 2015 developer conference today, Microsoft announced the Windows Holographic Platform. In short, the company will let developers turn Windows 10 apps into holograms for HoloLens.

On stage, Microsoft showed a Windows video app that you can simply control with your voice: Just say “follow …

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Half Moon Bay in 360 degrees

Google Glass Lives! Version Two Coming Soon

It appears that Google Glass, the company’s controversial augmented reality headset that was put in the Silicon Valley equivalent of warm storage earlier this year, will be returning in a new and improved form soon.

That’s according to Italian eyewear behemoth Luxottica and its CEO Massimo Vian, who …


Etherion Developer’s Hands on with the Vive Reveals New Details and Demos

This weekend I drove 420 miles to demo the Vive at Valve on 4/20… and it was absolutely worth every mile!Before getting into the details I should …

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Here are the best smartphone virtual reality headsets money can buy

You no longer need a pricey Oculus Rift, a fast computer and a bunch of complex software to have some fun in a virtual world. These days, everyone …

Virtual reality plugins for programs like Final Cut Pro enable you to make live action VR… Now!

The best virtual reality news at NAB was tucked away in Immersive Media‘s booth. That’s where Tim Dashwood was showing a preview of StereoVR Toolbox, …

Virtual Reality

Oculus’ Founder on the Pros and Cons of VR for Social Good

Virtual reality's potential to transform entertainment and social networking has been discussed ad infinitum. But we're only starting to understand …

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Hands On With PlayStation’s Virtual Reality Headset

Earlier this week, I had a chance to meet with PlayStation R&D senior director Richard Marks for a hands-on demo with Project Morpheus, Sony’s attempt at making a virtual reality headset.

I got to try two demos during my time with the headset. The first was a simple intro experience, giving you a …

Virtual Reality

Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful

Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future …

Virtual World

HTC's VR headset is available, but you probably won't get one

HTC and Valve will be giving out Vive virtual reality headsets for free as reported in March, but only if you're a developer -- a very lucky developer. The duo has just launched a sign-up form for folks who want a shot at getting one of the developer units to be distributed throughout spring and …

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The Man Behind the Hidden World of Magic Leap

Many believe that the technology Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz is working on could usher in the next big change in how we use computers.The post …

The Lord of the Rings

Microsoft is making HoloLens games — and attacking virtual reality’s momentum

Microsoft has made some moves to ensure the future of games on its Xbox and HoloLens platforms.

John Needham has left his position as the head of Fable developer Lionhead Studios to oversee the development of Microsoft’s games for Xbox and HoloLens (as Engadget first spotted), the head-mounted …


Wearality: 3D virtual reality glasses for your smartphone

Wearality is a new virtual reality company that has designed a lightweight VR headset with a large field of view and minimal latency, promising users a new depth of immersive experience.

They've recently launched a Kickstarter, and they're halfway to their goal with just a few days left. Backers can …

Virtual Reality

How to Reduce VR Sickness? Just Add a Virtual Nose

In the 1950s, the Navy introduced a simulator that taught pilots to fly a helicopter from the comfort of a virtual cockpit. They could take off, …

Virtual Reality

Like Google Glass for cars: I tried Mini’s Augmented Vision concept

While Google Glass may have fallen flat, companies big and small are still chasing the dream of seamless augmented reality — information delivered to your field of vision without distraction (and without making you look ridiculous). What I didn't expect was for automaker Mini, best known for its …

Augmented Reality

We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains


OK, so it’s pretty funny seeing someone

after trying a virtual reality headset for the first time. But with companies like Facebook, Valve, and Sony all pushing to bring their own VR solutions to a mainstream market — worth an estimated $30 billion by 2020 — maybe we should have more concern …

Virtual Reality