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06.25.15 Liam Mathews

The Observer’s Brady Dale took a virtual reality tour of The Grand at Sky View Parc, a luxury condo building in Flushing, to see if the future of condo sales involves VR. Before the building is finished, prospects can take a tour through the condo by looking at virtual reality renderings inside of the Oculus […]

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03.30.15 Liam Mathews

You know that episode of Black Mirror, “The Entire History of You,” where everyone has a memory implant that records everything they see and do and can be played back for the entertainment of their friends and psychological torment of their families? That, apparently, is closer to reality than it has ever been before, according […]

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01.28.15 Rhett Jones

As Oculus Rift’s official consumer release gets closer, the ubiquity of virtual reality is most likely going to be a case of “when” rather than “if,” and one way we may be using the technology is for immersive films. At least two companies are already throwing their hats in the ring to make VR movies […]

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01.21.15 Rhett Jones

Microsoft has been building a reputation for being just a little bit cooler than AOL. Today, it announced something that actually seems like it could have a huge impact on the our lives: “Windows Holographic,” Microsoft’s bid at joining the coming virtual reality wars. This actually goes further than affordable headsets like the Oculus Rift, in that it’s all […]

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01.09.15 Rhett Jones

Let’s face it, indoor cycling is boring. Especially in a city like New York, where you could be out getting exercise and seeing the teeming life around you all while actually getting somewhere. That prospect seems a lot better than sitting in a gym next to a flabby stranger, watching Fox News on an overhead TV. […]

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Prachi Gupta

Among the numerous applications of virtual reality is the possibility that it could be used to better inform jurors during criminal investigations. New Scientists reports on research by the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Zurich, Switzerland with that goal in mind, citing a current problem with the way 3D technology is used in the courtroom: […]

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12.29.14 Rhett Jones

Since Facebook paid $2 billion for virtual reality headset manufacturer Oculus Rift, it should come as no surprise that the ability to use VR in a web browser has become top tech priority. Now it looks like it’s going to be a reality. Google and Mozilla are both set to release versions of Chrome and Firefox that will support […]

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11.24.14 Rhett Jones

The Wall Street Journal claims to have a source close to the new drone regulation process being formulated by the FAA and the outlook probably won’t please hobbyists. If the Journal‘s source is correct, the new rules will “require operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, below 400 feet and within sight […]

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11.19.14 Rhett Jones

Now that Facebook has put major bucks behind Oculus Rift, virtual reality is on its way to being within the grasp of any average consumer. It remains to be seen whether mainstream audiences will adopt the technology, but if they do, how much will they use it? The average American watches five hours of TV […]

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10.15.14 Rhett Jones

According to Re/code’s sources, Google may be jumping into the virtual reality game in a way that no one could even imagine. Joining a pool of investors, the mega-corporation wants to invest $500 million in Magic Leap, a company that few people know much about. Magic Leap is, so far, fairly secretive about the exact way their device works. […]

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