Virtual World

Zwift: The Deeper Dive

Zwift is not hard to join; not hard to commence; but it’ll take you a good while to plumb its depths. Last week I wrote you a primer on the easiest, …

Cycling

What I Learned From Being Off Social Media

How Social Media Warps Your Mindset<p>When you take a break from the virtual world, it doesn't change, you do.<p>November 06, 2017<p>When we live in a …

Social Media Marketing

Logitech wants to bring your keyboard into the virtual world

Motion-based controllers and gamepads are the go-to solution for most virtual reality applications due to their usefulness in games. The problem is …

Virtual Reality

Logitech is experimenting with a keyboard built for virtual reality

As simple as it seems, dealing with the keyboard is one of the weirder challenges that many notice the first time they check out virtual reality. Even if you’ve been touch typing for decades, even just figuring out where the heck your keyboard <i>is</i> can be hard once you’ve popped a headset over your …

Virtual Reality

AUGMENTED REALITY TRENDS FOR "2018 AND BEYOND" FEATURING ROB (RoblemVR) CRASCO

By the end of last year, I was asked about the most promising trends for the coming year, the first was Live Video and for the second I took a chance …

Augmented Reality

Liberty University immersing students into virtual world of learning

<b>LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --</b> Liberty University is now immersing their students into a whole new realm of learning through the use of Virtual Reality.<p>VR …

Education

How $80 Billion Adtech industry is going to be disrupted by Blockchain and VR

The transition of advertising industry after the dot com decade:<p>Advertising has come a long way since the emergence of digital media, from posters to …

Blockchain

Augment the business, build on the reality of 'things' - Quocirca Insights

The ability to mix the virtual world of digital content and information – text, sounds, images and video – with the physical world of …

Augmented Reality

3 dudes in a Swedish basement are quietly solving VR’s biggest problem

Omnifinity<p>Ever heard of Swedish startup Omnifinity?<p>Nope, me neither. That is, until I flew down to the sleepy Swedish town of Växjö (famous for consistently having the least sunlight in Sweden year after year) and met the small team quietly pushing the boundaries of what you can do with Virtual …

Sweden

Medical researchers experiment with VR technology to treat pain and fear

Virtual reality can take us to the most amazing places, out of this world. It can also take us to the horrors of war and back and that’s what’s …

Virtual Reality

People May Not Behave So Terribly When the World Is Ending, Video Game Shows

The end of the world is near, and you've been given more than a fair warning. What will you do?<p>Over 81,000 players in the medieval fantasy massively …

Beta Testing

AI Sumo Wrestlers Could Make Future Robots More Nimble

The graphics are not dazzling, but a simple sumo-wrestling videogame released Wednesday might help make artificial-intelligence software much smarter.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft's new Mixed Reality Capture rig is totally wild

This is next-level geeking out right here.<p>Hands down the biggest problem all forms of VR have right now is showing someone who isn't in the headset …

Augmented Reality

Connecting The Dots Between AR, VR and MR

A number of technologies attempt to change the way we spot our reality whether it involves in penetrating into the virtual world or augmenting a …

Augmented Reality

E-sport: Virtual world wrestling with real issues amid rapid growth

LONDON (Reuters) - The rapidly-growing virtual world of e-sport is having to face up to some very real problems as it steps further into the mainstream sporting landscape.<p>The age-old scourges of match-fixing and doping are becoming part of the conversation even as the talk turns to an electronic …

Sports

Oh! The hypocritical world

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” – William Shakespeare<p>We love adventures and by that I mean attention: the more the …

William Shakespeare

How do we keep the virtual world from being infected with real world biases?

Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and augmented and virtual reality are bringing us into fabricated worlds that seem real.<p>Lowe’s …

Artificial Intelligence

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

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

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

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 …

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

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

'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

Virtual Reality poised to transform mental health therapy

Mental health applications of virtual reality are transforming what’s possible in mental health therapy. Because this technology, popular among …

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

Step Into a Griefer's Hellish Virtual World

Users wanted a theme park, what they got was a nightmare.<p>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 …

Grand Theft Auto

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