virtual reality

Half-Life: Alyx: What we know about Valve’s upcoming full-length VR game

Enlarge / Yep, it’s real—and here’s what we know so far. Aurich Lawson / Valve For a certain class of video game fan, no news could be bigger than today’s: Half-Life is back. In VR. As an entirely new game from the series’ creators at Valve. We’re here to connect the dots between what’s been …

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Microsoft’s DreamWalker VR turns your daily commute into a totally different one

Enlarge / A user traverses a park while wearing a DreamWalker kit. Microsoft Researchers at Microsoft have developed new VR technologies that they claim allow users to remain fully immersed in a virtual world even while traversing public places in the real world on foot. Microsoft describes the project, titled DreamWalker, as “a method for …

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Universal, Ford create in-car VR experience for ‘Bride of Frankenstein’

Sponsored Links Holorider/Ford/Universal Starting on October 14th, a fleet of 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles will be offering special rides to the public from Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Those vehicles come equipped with virtual reality headsets from German startup Holoride, which will give passengers the chance to try an in-car VR experience based on Universal Pictures’ 1935 …

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Microsoft patent application describes a vibrating floor mat for VR

Sponsored Links Microsoft/United States Patent and Trademark Office Microsoft has filed a patent for a floor mat that could prevent you from crashing into furniture while you’re exploring new worlds in virtual reality. It’s also an indicator the company is still interested in bringing VR to the Xbox ecosystem, after it axed virtual reality plans …

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‘Iron Man VR’ will hit PS VR February 28th

Sponsored Links Marvel/Camouflaj We at last know when you’ll get to take to the virtual skies in Marvel’s Iron Man VR. It’ll hit PS VR on February 28th, 2020 — it was previously earmarked for a 2019 debut. Developer Camouflaj also released a story trailer, which focuses on Ghost, Tony Stark’s adversary. In Iron Man …

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Test Shuri’s prototype suits in Marvel’s latest ‘Avengers’ VR game

Sponsored Links The Void Not a lot of people will buy themselves a VR headset or seek out VR arcades. Well, not as many as those who will go out to watch a Marvel movie, anyway. Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB, the company behind VR studio The Void, have teamed up to launch a new Avengers …

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Facebook acquires neural monitoring startup CTRL-labs

Sponsored Links CTRL-labs A neural interface startup that’s hard at work on a bracelet you can use to control computers with your thoughts is the latest Facebook acquisition. Bloomberg reported today that Facebook acquired four-year old CTRL-labs for somewhere between $500 million and $1 billion. The social media giant may decide to pair the technology …

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Washington Elite Announces Summit in Vienna

<header class=”article__header”> </header> Washington, DC, September 10, 2019 – The Austrian capital hosts some of the world’s brightest minds in smart city, crypto, M&A and renewable energy October 11 – 12 during the Washington Elite AI and Blockchain Summit – Smart City Edition in Vienna, Austria. The Washington Elite Summit convenes at Schönbrunn Palace this …

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Björk made music’s first “VR pop album”—she opens up about its heartbreak

Enlarge / Björk’s metamorphosis within VR already looks trippy enough as a sample image. It’ll blow your mind in VR. Björk “I often feel like some sort of [technology] bridge,” singer, songwriter, artist, and producer Björk tells me over the telephone from her home in Iceland. “I’m there in the middle, to translate nerddom to …

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HTC Vive Cosmos VR: We have the price, release date, and first hands-on

Say hello to the Vive Cosmos, HTC’s first PC-VR headset with inside-out tracking. Sam Machkovech Dummy head not included with the $699 retail price. Also not included: any extra lighthouse tracking boxes. It’s all inside-out tracking! Sam Machkovech That inside-out tracking is fueled by an array of six built-in lenses. You can see four of …

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