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This Virtual Reality Treadmill Could Be The 'Holy Grail' Of Video Game Controllers

We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

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What? You didn't think we'd make it out of the first day of SXSW without some gaming coverage, did you? We're here at the show's Gaming Expo, a room full of the latest and greatest offerings from companies big and small. We couldn't help but do a doubletake when...
We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

Fus Roh Dah! This Kinect Setup Puts You In Skyrim

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Using virtual reality, you can get even more immersed in the Elder Scrolls universe....
Fus Roh Dah! This Kinect Setup Puts You In Skyrim
Immerse yourself in fear: how Oculus Rift could change horror games

The Dottling Gyrowinder Watch Winder Is Exercise In Technical Excess

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Watch winders, like other special accoutrements of the rarified man (or woman), are ostentatious and useful. This one, made by Dottling and called the Gyrowinder, is just ostentatious. The Gyrowinder puts your ultra-pampered automatic watch in a gyroscope-like harness and spins it around as though it was about to enjoy...
The Dottling Gyrowinder Watch Winder Is Exercise In Technical Excess

Apps Rush: Chrome, The Walking Dead, OneNote, Ladyhawke, Bullet Asylum and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 8 February 2012A selection of 14 apps for you today:Chrome for AndroidGoogle has ported its Chrome web browser to Android smartphones and tablets: initially those running the latest Ice Cream Sandwich software. It loads top search results in the background for speedier...
Apps Rush: Chrome, The Walking Dead, OneNote, Ladyhawke, Bullet Asylum and more

Oculus Rift could work on current and next-gen consoles

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Think virtual reality is the exclusive playground of the PC gaming elite? It doesn't have to be. Oculus VR's Nate Mitchell says it's a matter of development support and interest. "Basically, the bar for a great VR experience is roughly 60 frames a second with stereoscopic 3D support in...
Oculus Rift could work on current and next-gen consoles

VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers

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Virtual reality is sorta like virtualization, right? Plus, this picture has clouds. No, we couldn't come up with a better image for virtualization and cloud computing. Sorry about that. Ruslan Rugoals VMware today unveiled its first public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud product, putting the virtualization software vendor into direct competition with...
VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers

You Are Not a Gadget: The Continuing Case Against Web 2.0

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Jaron Lanier was a pioneer of "virtual reality" in the early 1980s and in his book, You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, he makes the case for a more humanistic approach to Internet technology. Lanier rails against web 2.0, which he calls at the start of the book "a...
You Are Not a Gadget: The Continuing Case Against Web 2.0

Star Trek 'holodeck' in the living room?

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New technology could make virtual reality a real reality...
Star Trek 'holodeck' in the living room?

Review: Sony 3D Personal Viewer HMZ-T1

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Dreams of imminent virtual reality mostly ended with the year 2000, but hopes for are more immersive experience than a living room TV have been kept alive. Sony is clearly keen to experiment with this and has the first truly high-end, mainstream 3D personal display in the 3D Personal Viewer...
Review: Sony 3D Personal Viewer HMZ-T1
Jaron Lanier: Information doesn't want to be free, and ads are screwed

These Contact Lenses Could Be The Future Of Augmented Reality

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The future of augmented reality isn't on a smartphone screen or on a pair of cumbersome glasses. The future is a contact lens. Innovega is developing a contact lens called the iOptik lens that will provide the crucial step necessary to perceive an augmented, superimposed 3-D virtual reality. It...
These Contact Lenses Could Be The Future Of Augmented Reality

Microsoft files patent for 3D virtual-reality eyewear

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Microsoft has filed a patent application for a "laser-scanning virtual image display," which is described as a compact display system that can be built into glasses, helmets or goggles. Head-mounted displays are not new, however the patent application describes a method for projector-based presentation rather than placing a small LCD...
Microsoft files patent for 3D virtual-reality eyewear
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VIDEO: James May meets his virtual self

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Richard Taylor reports on how virtual reality has made James May fear for the future of his presenting career....
VIDEO: James May meets his virtual self

'How Dare You Ban Prostitutes From LinkedIn!' Say Prostitutes (LNKD)

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LinkedIn made news when it updated its privacy policy to ban sex workers from the site. This obviously doesn't sit well with the folks at Sheri's Ranch, a brothel in Nevada. In a blog post on the company's site, it cuts LinkedIn down to size for the ban. Here's the...
'How Dare You Ban Prostitutes From LinkedIn!' Say Prostitutes (LNKD)

vi-RABT improves ankle rehabilitation with virtual reality and robotics

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We obviously love our gadgets around here. But, as worked up as we get for things with octa-core processors and 4K displays, what really excites us about technology is its ability to improve people's lives. And while having an endless repository of information at your fingertips 24/7 certainly qualifies,...
vi-RABT improves ankle rehabilitation with virtual reality and robotics

Microsoft patent application gives us hope for head-mounted successor to Virtual Boy

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Patent applications are full of hope and broken dreams, as it's far too easy to let a rampant imagination read beyond the layers of patent-attorney penned boilerplate. In the realm of the realistic, this application from Microsoft concerns a head-mounted display with a narrow-beam laser packing two dilation optics...
Microsoft patent application gives us hope for head-mounted successor to Virtual Boy

Quiz: Are You a True Tech Geek?

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A tech Rorschach featuring cameos from Google, virtual reality, your eyeballs....
Quiz: Are You a True Tech Geek?

Sony unveils an updated line of tablets and smartphones as it looks to refresh its lagging brand

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It’s no secret that Sony has had a rough road the past few years, but its new CEO Kazuo Hirai took the stage at IFA in Berlin today to talk about how he plans to lead the company out of its slump. Hirai said that Sony has to look at...
Sony unveils an updated line of tablets and smartphones as it looks to refresh its lagging brand

Good News: Psychiatrists Still Unconvinced That Anyone Can Be Addicted to the Internet

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(Photo: Joy of Tech) If you spent the entire weekend slumped on your couch deeply entrenched in the wilds of Reddit or mindlessly clicking the Stumbleupon button, here is some good news for your Monday morning: According to a psychiatric professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Internet addiction is supported...
Good News: Psychiatrists Still Unconvinced That Anyone Can Be Addicted to the Internet

Segway-like robot helps fight fires with 3D, thermal imaging

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Engineers at UC San Diego are testing small, mobile robotic vehicles that create virtual reality maps with temperature data that first responders can use in real time. [Read more]...
Segway-like robot helps fight fires with 3D, thermal imaging

USC students building a working Holodeck

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Project Holodeck makes use of Oculus Rift, PlayStation Move, and Razer Hydra to create virtual-reality gaming. [Read more]...
USC students building a working Holodeck

Three Futuristic Products You'll Never Own

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You are unlikely to ever buy or use flying cars, augmented reality glasses and virtual reality computers....
Three Futuristic Products You'll Never Own
Information wants to be free, but the world isn't ready

Valve's Team Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift's first game, free 'VR Mode' update coming soon

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We've known for some time now that Valve was working on virtual reality support for its perpetually updated free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2. The company's even giving a duo of talks at the upcoming Game Developer's Conference on the difficulties of game development for virtual reality. What we didn't...
Valve's Team Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift's first game, free 'VR Mode' update coming soon

Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

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This is how it starts, guys. (Photo: screencap) Coming soon to a CES writeup near you: Microsoft is twerking that Kinect technology just as fast as it can, creating all kinds of weird futuristic use cases to help separate you from your hard-earned dollars. Fast Company reports that Microsoft Research has...
Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

Has Augmented Reality Peaked?

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Sorry for the attention grabbing title, but remember how we all celebrated when augmented reality passed virtual reality on Google trends, showing an exponential growth rate? (source) Well, it sure looked promising back last September, but since then, the interest in AR has stopped increasing, at least when measured is...
Has Augmented Reality Peaked?
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