Virtual Reality

The BBC Made a VR Spacewalk Simulation That Impressed Real Astronauts

One of the most wonderful things about virtual reality is the opportunity it provides for exploring places and sights...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 8:44PM

VR World NYC

VR World is an immersive experience in which users are teleported into a 3D world in the largest virtual reality center on this side...

Could VR Solve the Opioid Epidemic?

Some of the greatest technological breakthroughs of all time were discovered by accident. As humans, we dream, build, invent, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 02 November 2017 - 12:20PM

Explore Mars With NASA's New VR Experience

Visiting Mars without leaving your living room sounds like something Elon Musk might've dreamt up in college, but thanks to NASA...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 11:03AM

Nvidia Has Built a Real-Life Virtual Reality Holodeck

As the ability to wander around artificial simulated worlds becomes easier thanks to developments in virtual reality technology, many...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 10:57AM

Snapchat Launches AR Art Galleries in Major Cities Around the World

Imagine if you could fill a city with digital art sculptures that are completely invisible to the naked eye, but that appear in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 8:52PM

Indie Developer DreamSail Games Creates a Mecha VR Game That's Essentially 'Pacific Rim'

Every kid who saw the original Nintendo Power Glove had the same thought: the future is now, and it is awesome. For this...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 3:10PM

MIT Engineers Create a Robot Avatar You Control Through VR

We're all eager for technology to get to the point where we can pilot robot avatars from the comfort of our own homes. There are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 02 October 2017 - 7:28PM

Check Out the Bomb-Defusal Robot That Can Be Controlled in Virtual Reality

Bomb disposal is one of the most frightening, high-pressure, high-risk jobs out there. It's as life-threatening as it is intricate and...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 12:01PM

Worlds Fair Nano 2017: The Future of VR Will Be Another Moral Panic

VR is finally here, but where is it headed? That was the question asked at Worlds Fair Nano NY's Future of VR panel, which brought...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 7:53PM

'Minority Report' User Interface Gets Recreated with Augmented Reality

Currently, virtual reality is seen as the future of immersive technology, being used by everyone from major tech giants to NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:02PM

Microsoft's Patent for Magic Augmented Reality Wands Has Been Revealed

At present, virtual reality technology is not quite where it needs to be. There are a lot of plans in motion to try and overcome its...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 10:52AM

NASA Astronauts Are Now Training With Virtual Reality

Let's do some quick math here. Princeton and Yale's acceptance rate is about 6-7%, and Harvard's acceptance rate is around 5%. NASA's...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 12:38PM

Researchers Created a Working 'Star Trek' Holodeck for Mice

If you could only create a holodeck for one species of mammal, it really should be for humans. Tiny holodecks for mice take up less...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 9:14PM

Augmented Reality Provides an In-Depth Look at the Moon's Surface

While progress is definitely being made, we're still disappointingly far from the point where anyone can take a quick trip to the moon...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 5:24PM

Upcoming 'Star Wars' VR Experience at Disney Parks Will (Apparently) Explore Darth Vader's Castle

For those of us who had life-affirming experiences playing Star Wars video games (Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight, Shadows...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 10:16AM

Tech Startup Neurable Allows You To Control VR and AR Using Only Your Thoughts

Every couple years, tech geeks like us watch questionable press releases come out announcing that soon we'll be able to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 3:31PM

Why Facebook Is Shutting Down Oculus' VR Film Studio

When Oculus Rift was acquired by Facebook, a lot of VR nerds were cautiously optimistic--we've grown used to trusting that a small...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 May 2017 - 11:39AM

Sports Illustrated Releases a New 360 VR Experience That Lets You Climb Mount Everest

Today marks the release of Sports Illustrated's new VR experience, Capturing Everest. It's a trip up the highest mountain in the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 - 11:47AM

Syfy Talks About The Future of VR Storytelling at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

We came away from the Syfy/Digital Domain panel on VR with one conclusion: if VR is going to succeed as a medium, there have to be...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 1:27AM