Virtual World

Cybalounge Library Tour

Visit a web-based virtual world with NO learning curve!<p><b>Cybalounge Library Tour</b><p><b>Sponsored by the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group</b> <br>The Community …

Web 3.0

N.B. high school steps into virtual world thanks to incredible new technology

Students at Caledonia Regional High School are pushing the limits of mixed reality after receiving new HoloLens technology.<p>The HoloLens headset mix …

Education

Chinese video site Bilibili offers virtual escape to hundreds of thousand bored millennials

Feeling trapped in her "boring" life as a member of China's modern workforce, "Yaorenmao" escapes online, where she prances and preens in cosplay …

China

Journey into Manifest 99’s Take on VR Travel Mechanics, Out Tomorrow

Tomorrow, September 12, sees the launch of Manifest 99, a story-driven, interactive experience for PS VR. Set on a train ride through the afterlife, …

Virtual Reality

Simulation: How one flashing yellow light turns into thousands of hours of experience

<i>By: James Stout, lead software engineer</i><p>At the corner of South Longmore Street and West Southern Avenue in Mesa, Arizona, there’s a flashing yellow …

Transportation

Virtual Reality Pop-Up Shops Are the Future of Experiential Retail

<i>By</i> <b>My N. Tran</b>, Co-Founder,ADVR<p>When I proposed bringing relevance back to offline retail through a tightly designed online experience to offline utility loop, I also criticized attaching new technological features, without context, in hopes of boosting the engagement metric. Despite my reservations …

Kate Moss

Step inside Nigerian-British singer Oyinda’s virtual world

Since 2014, Nigerian-British singer-songwriter Oyinda has shared her music through a series of black and white images and films. In them, she …

Virtual Reality

How To Use Games To Improve Performance At Work

Earlier this year I wrote about the motivational power games can play in the workplace. A new study, published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, underlines the power of having targets to aim for, even if the targets themselves are largely meaningless. The only caveat is that your scores have to be improving.<p>…

Stuxnet brings cyber warfare out of virtual world

Brussels - A mysterious computer worm that has struck Iran has raised the spectre of a cyber attack as a new weapon of war, a danger NATO identifies …

Cybersecurity

The virtual world is robbing us of our ability to reflect and ponder

Among the millions of people we will see today stationed in the desert of Arafat, just outside the boundaries of Makkah, are nine British pilgrims …

United Arab Emirates

Designing Physics for a New Virtual World

In virtual reality, anyone can fly—it just takes some savvy design choices<p>As a kid, I wanted to be Ender Wiggin. Not because I wanted to save the …

Virtual Reality

Google Is Using A Virtual World To Test Self-Driving Cars Called 'Carcraft'

Waymo, the self-driving car project launched by Google, has been at the forefront of developing autonomous technology, having rolled out an immense …

Transportation

Google's Waymo lifts the bonnet on driverless cars: Four things we learned about Carcraft, the importance of roundabouts and more

Google has lifted the bonnet on its efforts to develop driverless cars, a technology it's been working on for an astonishing eight years.<p>From virtual …

Transportation

'Carcraft' is Waymo's virtual world for autonomous vehicle testing

Earlier this year we watched as an AI kept driving straight into the water in <i>Grand Theft Auto: V</i>. Rather than use Rockstar Games' crime-world magnum opus to train its self-driving vehicles, though, Waymo instead uses Carcraft. Named for Blizzard's enduring online RPG <i>World of Warcraft</i>, it serves as …

Transportation

With the virtual world at our fingertips, the real world slips from our grasp

Here are some things I no longer do: Go to the bank, browse in a bookstore, mail a letter, try on clothing, touch fabric in a linens store, read an …

Philadelphia

Strider VR a new take on an omnidirectional treadmill for VR

Why it matters to you<p>While VR headsets transfrom players into a virtual world, they largely offer a stationary experience. Strider VR opens up by …

Technology

Why The Boston Red Sox Added More VR To Fenway Park Experience

The Boston Red Sox added to its virtual reality offerings this season with a VR batting cage at Fenway Park , partnering with virtual reality company …

Boston Red Sox

Step Into a Griefer's Hellish Virtual World

Running into a troll while playing a video game online is a nightmare. There is a subsection of gamers who play just to grief others. There even a cottage industry of YouTubers and Twitch streamers who do nothing but log in to popular multiplayer games such as <i>Call of Duty</i> or <i>Counter-Strike</i>, kill …

Grand Theft Auto

Room-scale VR turns a cramped box into an infinite play area

Found's Vanishing Act virtual reality production turns a small room into a vast digital world<p>I’m on top of a tower block in an unknown desert …

Virtual Reality

Connect Is an Amazing Virtual Home for the Apps In Your Life » Gadget Flow

Anyone here remember Second Life? A decade ago, this virtual world looked like the future of digital interaction. Blending gaming controls with …

Virtual Reality

New ‘Star Wars’ virtual reality experience to launch later this year

A new experience will allow fans to walk through sets and feel, hear and smell a virtual world based on the films<p>A new <i>Star Wars</i> “hyperreality” …

Star Wars

Virtual Reality Slots, What More Can We Expect From VR?

While virtual reality won’t take over gaming just yet, it is making a big impact in how we play games. More of a peripheral that allows us to extend …

Virtual Reality

The next stage of virtual reality is coming, and it's all in your mind

<b>The Virtual World</b><p>With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR)truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz …

Virtual Reality

Sansar, the new Second Life, opened its wild, new virtual world to the public today.

<b>Sansar, the new Second Life, opened its wild, new virtual world to the public today.</b>

Augmented Reality

'Decentraland' – Using Ethereum Blockchain ICO to Sell Virtual Real Estate

<i>Decentraland</i> is a virtual world that is using the Ethereum Blockchain to sell plots of virtual reality real estate. They’re selling an initial …

Real Estate

Neuroreality: The New Reality is Coming. And It's a Brain Computer Interface.

The Virtual World<p>With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz …

Technology

These Messages From Creeps On The Internet Show How Even The Virtual World Isn’t Safe For Women

While social media has really helped us out with staying in touch with friends and expanding our network, you can't deny that it has also brought a …

Feminism

Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech: Real Wisdom From a Virtual World

Good morning.<p>I’m in Aspen this morning, where <i>Fortune Brainstorm Tech</i> is about to get underway. Appearing under the conference big top this afternoon: …

Augmented Reality

Magnus #2

In the aftermath of a high-profile murder committed by an artificial intelligence, psychologist Kerri Magnus has been tasked by the authorities to …

Artificial Intelligence

True Friends-having few real friend is better than many so-called friends

True Friends-having few real friend is much better than many so-called friends<p><b>True Friends</b>-Nobody likes being alone on a weekend in there with no one …