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Interact With Augmented Reality Using A Simple Elegant Ring

Nat Martin created a ring designed for use in an augmented reality device to replace the exaggerated gestures users typically make<p>With the …

Meet the man who grows chairs (and tables and lamps)

Gavin Munro doesn’t just grow trees, he grows furniture. Making one piece of furniture can take decades using traditional methods, if you consider …

PET Lamp's Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

Spanish manufacturer of hand-made lamps, PET Lamp, creates colorful collections of pendant lamps using indigenous craft techniques from all over the …

Ethiopia

Eking it Out table is made out of recycled table legs

“Why we are always striving for something new and not re-using what we already have?” That’s the question Rupert Herring asked – and answered – with …

Furniture

Autistic craftsmen create sustainable, stylish furniture for maacraft

Maacraft is dedicated to producing homewares that blend contemporary design with socially-conscious manufacturing and sustainability. Behind the …

Cork Furniture – A New Design Niche That Rises To The Top

Cork is not just for wine bottles, although that might come as a surprise for some. This material is actually extremely versatile. We use it for …

Furniture

Furniture grown from bacteria and mushrooms is now available for purchase

Mushrooms are good for so much more than just eating. Ecovative, the company behind Mushroom Packaging, has teamed up with cement-growing company …

Multi-user virtual reality world can improve communication in stroke survivors with aphasia

Paraplegics regain feeling in legs after virtual reality training to control robotic exoskeletons with their brains

Paralyzed patients have regained feeling in their legs after training to control robotics with their brains.The one-year program was intended to …

Duke University

Paralyzed patients regain muscle control with the help of virtual reality

A 32-year-old woman who had been paralyzed from the waist down for 13 years has regained partial control over her legs after a revolutionary new treatment.<p>The woman, dubbed "Patient 1," is part of an ongoing research study that uses a system of brain-controlled robotics and virtual reality to …

Virtual Reality

Mindshow lets you act out and record interactive VR movies

Motion capture for anyone<p>Over the past few years, virtual reality has brought the film and gaming worlds together like never before, offering a plethora of experiences that fall somewhere between the two. But relatively few tools exist for actually <i>making</i> these experiences, especially from inside a …

Nvidia claims its new chip is the ‘world’s fastest GPU’ for game and VR design

Nvidia announced today the Quadro P6000 graphics card for workstations, using the “world’s fastest GPU,” or graphics processing unit. The graphics card is targeted at designers who have to create complex simulations for everything from engineering models to virtual reality games.<p>The Quadro P6000 is …

Google Lets You Listen To 3D Virtual Reality Audio In Your Headphones

Called 'Omnitone,' the open source project brings new meaning to 'surround sound'<p>Today, Google announced a new open source project for what it deems "a key element for an immersive virtual reality experience": spatial audio. In other words, placing sound where it should be in three-dimensional …

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SIGGRAPH 2016: “Oculus Quill – A Production Tool for VR” Liveblog

<b>VRFocus</b> is at the the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference and Exhibition 2016 this week in Anaheim, California. For our …

NVIDIA Announces 'VRWorks 360', Claims "Real-Time" VR Video Stitching

SIGGRAPH 2016 is underway, and as is traditional for NVIDIA, the company has brought with it a raft of professional and prosumer to announce. And for …

The last VCR will be manufactured this month

Surprising fact: there’s a company still making video-cassette recorders, or VCRs. But that will change at the end of this month.<p>Japan’s Funai Electronics, which makes its own electronics, in addition to supplying companies like Sanyo, will produce the last batch of VCR units by July 30, Nikkei …

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Consumers are feeling good about virtual reality

Consumers have overwhelmingly positive feelings about virtual reality (VR) and the brands tapping into the nascent technology, according to a new study by Greenlight VR cited in Adweek.<p>More than half of respondents said they were more likely to make purchases from a brand using VR. The survey's …

Virtual Reality

Alcatel's Idol 4S bundle is an affordable way to try out VR

This is the year of virtual reality. With the most eagerly anticipated headsets finally becoming available and many content makers creating VR material, 2016 marks the year the medium is starting to go mainstream. Alcatel is looking to make it easier to embrace virtual reality by bundling a headset …

These Photorealistic Images Were Created Using Unreal Engine

Electronic artist and game designer Noisestorm crafts lifelike landscapes for his own album art.<p>Dublin-based electronic artist Noisestorm a.k.a. Eoin O’Brion splits his days between making electronic music and working on game development. Of late, O’Brion’s 3D computer-generated designs have been …

Forget 360 Videos, Photogrammetric Virtual Reality Is Where It's At

When you combine piles of digital photos with 3D modeling, it's almost as good as actually being there.<p>So much of the talk surrounding virtual reality these days tends to focus on games, but German developer Realities.io is busy demonstrating it can bring the real world to your headsets as well. In …

Dysonics is the motion-tracked audio capture solution that VR needs

I’m sitting in the front row of a comedy show in virtual reality. Sitting to my left there’s a woman and to my right is a man. When laughter erupts …

RealControl is a DIY VR Input System to Complement Cardboard, First Title Released

Google changed the mobile virtual reality (VR) landscape last year with the introduction of the Google Cardboard head-mounted display (HMD). This DIY …

Affordable motion capture suit lets you experience the full potential of virtual reality

Although the virtual reality space is rapidly filling up with accessories to help us better interact with imaginary worlds, we still don't have an …

Bits & Bytes | Luxury E-Commerce Tipping Point, Apple-Met Collaboration, Virtual Reality

Bits and Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.<p><b>"Is Luxury E-Commerce Nearing Its Tipping</b> …

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The New York Times to launch slate of VR films, will give out 1M+ Google Cardboard viewers for free

<i>The New York Times</i> will distribute Google Cardboard virtual reality (VR) viewers to its home-delivery newspaper customers in the U.S. as part of a new campaign.<p>The media giant has partnered with Google for the initiative, and will deliver more than one million of the units to readers’ homes over …

Virtual Reality

8i Raises $13.5M To Chase The Human Side Of Virtual Reality

There I stood, about a foot away from a mother and her newborn baby. The mother was talking to her daughter in a video captured in virtual reality for the child to see one day when she’s older. It was realistic. Almost scarily so. I was able to walk around a “room” and watch the mother speaking …

Virtual Reality

New framework built for easier VR development in Unity

A new framework for Unity made by Wisconsin-based Arch Virtual aims to make VR development easier for beginners, providing tools that should make it …

When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal - MIT Technology Review

In 1962, cinematographer Morton Heilig patented his Sensorama Stimulator—a bulky virtual-reality machine that showed 3-D films on a personal display …

Virtual Reality

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