Facebook’s top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future

Facebook’s top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future

Augmented reality is the future because it’s a lot more socially acceptable than virtual reality. That was the surprising message from Chief Oculus Scientist Michael Abrash at F8. During his portion of the keynote, when many in attendance may have suspected he would dive more deeply into Oculus’ latest virtual reality advancements, Abrash instead laid […]

Disney experiment lets you catch real objects in virtual reality

Disney experiment lets you catch real objects in virtual reality

We’re still getting used to the immersive magic virtual reality offers, but a new experiment from Disney Research pushes the technology into another realm: interaction with real objects while in VR. A demonstration of the experiment was revealed on Monday via video (below) that shows a VR headset wearer accurately catching a real ball thrown […]

6 Ways to Improve Long-Scroll Mobile Websites

6 Ways to Improve Long-Scroll Mobile Websites

n this fast-evolving digital world, a designer’s aim is to help the user save their valuable time by simplifying user experiences. The more simplified your design is, the more conversions you can expect, and since we currently exist in an era where mobile devices own the majority share of the market, this can sometimes be […]

Virtual reality takes doctors on a ‘fantastic voyage’ inside hearts

Virtual reality takes doctors on a ‘fantastic voyage’ inside hearts

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Stanford University offers doctors a “room” with a unique view — the inside of an infant’s beating heart, valves opening and closing, blood cells rushing past. (Well, it’s unique if you discount the campy 1966 sci-fi thriller, “Fantastic Voyage.”) The virtual reality project tackles what has always been a major challenge […]

Want to use Google, kid? Now there’s an app for that

Want to use Google, kid? Now there’s an app for that

The tech giant is opening up its many online services to kids under 13 with a new tool called Family Link: an app that lets parents carefully manage the content on their kids’ devices. It marks one of the first attempts by a major tech company to directly address the reality of kids using tech […]

BAE Systems reveals how its future submarines could be controlled remotely using VIRTUAL REALITY

BAE Systems reveals how its future submarines could be controlled remotely using VIRTUAL REALITY

The future of warfare is looking increasingly electronic, with the emergence of drones and other automated vehicles. And a new system from BAE Systems could allow submariners to monitor and control their vessel from virtual reality. The software simulation collects information from sensors and relays data to the crew via a VR headset. It uses […]

Microsoft is shuttering its social network Socl, and yes, Microsoft actually had a social network

Microsoft is shuttering its social network Socl, and yes, Microsoft actually had a social network

Microsoft took one last, loving look at Socl—their old social network you forgot about, that’s been sitting in the corner, curled up on top of an old Zune blanket—and decided it was time to accept fate, just be happy for the time they had together, and set Socl free, letting it go quietly and peacefully. […]