Scarygirl Mission Maybee LBE for VR and Dark Slope Get Funded $1.5 Million

Scarygirl Mission Maybee LBE for VR and Dark Slope Get Funded $1.5 Million

“Scarygirl Mission Maybee showcases our hyper-focus on developing multiplayer free-roam VR and AR experiences that bring people together in immersive worlds,” said CJ Hervey, President and co-founder at Dark Slope.

Oculus Launches ‘The Hidden’ to Shed Light on Human Trafficking and Slavery

Oculus Launches ‘The Hidden’ to Shed Light on Human Trafficking and Slavery

Branham, The Hidden’s filmmaker, hits us with some facts, saying that “Over 20 million people are trapped in bonded or forced labor.” Social Issues Become Personal with VR Image credit to: Oculus By design, virtual reality absorbs the senses with gripping content by influencing what viewers see, hear, and feel, making VR docs like The Hidden a deeply moving experience.

Army researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers

Army researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers

"Our survey of the existing literature determined that new methods and metrics are essential to ensure that future basic and applied research can efficiently and accurately assess performance differences between immersive technologies and traditional 2-D systems," said Dr. Mark Dennison, research psychologist in ARL's Battlefield Information Processing Branch stationed at ARL West in Playa Vista, California.

Best VR Games of 2018

Best VR Games of 2018

Associate Editor Tom Hopkins: If you’ve owned a PS4 since launch, you’ll probably recognize the little robot that’s the star of Astro Bot Rescue Mission. Associate Editor Tom Hopkins: Unlike the two other games in our best VR games of 2018, Tetris Effect doesn’t have to be played in VR.

Pop-up ninja booth gives tourists a virtual reality experience at Nagoya’s Chubu airport

Pop-up ninja booth gives tourists a virtual reality experience at Nagoya’s Chubu airport

Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi Prefecture has set up a booth inside its international arrivals lobby that will allow tourists to experience being a ninja through virtual reality. “I hope that tourists will recognize this region as a place where they are able to have authentic ninja and samurai experiences.

10 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Retirement to a Scam

10 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Retirement to a Scam

OPINION10 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Retirement to a Scam Rather than covering the details of each scam, I'll suggest ways to avoid falling for one, because there are folks trying to trick us out of our money daily.

Not A Billionaire? SpaceX Offers VR Alternative to Moon Tour

Not A Billionaire? SpaceX Offers VR Alternative to Moon Tour

The rocketship will be reusable like all SpaceX rockets, but this trip to the moon is actually just a test drive. While the BFR mission will already break a million technical milestones, streaming HD VR video from the moon is still an incredible technical feat.

U.S. Navy Enlists Virtual and Augmented Reality for Cutting-Edge Training and Recruitment

U.S. Navy Enlists Virtual and Augmented Reality for Cutting-Edge Training and Recruitment

In fact, the U.S. Navy finds innovative uses for new technology all the time, so it was no surprise that virtual and augmented reality found a place in many areas of the military branch. This year, the U.S. Navy has also selected Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) to develop new augmented and virtual reality technologies to train aircrews.

Facebook reveals new US$399 stand-alone virtual reality headset, Quest

Facebook reveals new US$399 stand-alone virtual reality headset, Quest

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it’s appropriate his company’s next VR headset will be called Quest. Although Zuckerberg unveiled the Quest on Wednesday, it won’t be available until next spring, for US$399.

Televerde's Michelle Cirocco: Tech Enables Trust

Televerde's Michelle Cirocco: Tech Enables Trust

We've had over 1,700 women work for us inside correctional facilities in Arizona and Indiana, and we've expanded the business outside of corrections to provide jobs when they're released and want to build real careers.

A galaxy far, far away comes to Edmonton with Star Wars virtual reality experience

A galaxy far, far away comes to Edmonton with Star Wars virtual reality experience

Star Wars fans in Edmonton are about to get a completely interactive experience with the opening of The VOID, an immersive virtual reality experience that takes fans into the franchise at The Rec Room at West Edmonton Mall.

Nicolas Cage's next movie is coming to virtual reality first

Nicolas Cage's next movie is coming to virtual reality first

The movie, which is a near-future science fiction tale about global warming, will release "as a standalone episodic virtual reality series [called] The Humanity Bureau VRevolution," according to a report in Variety.

HTC launches Vive Pro for virtual reality enthusiasts (who already own the Vive)

HTC launches Vive Pro for virtual reality enthusiasts (who already own the Vive)

HTC has announced the price for its new virtual reality headset, the Vive Pro: $799. The headset, which was originally announced during CES in January, will now become HTC's flagship VR product. HTC claims the Vive Pro is more comfortable than the regular Vive.

Should ethics or human intuition drive the moral judgments of driverless cars?

Should ethics or human intuition drive the moral judgments of driverless cars?

When faced with driving dilemmas, people show a high willingness to sacrifice themselves for others, make decisions based on the victim's age and swerve onto sidewalks to minimize the number of lives lost, reveals new research published in open-access journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Sexism, virtual reality and tax avoidance: What I saw at the ICE gambling event

Sexism, virtual reality and tax avoidance: What I saw at the ICE gambling event

The Gambling Commission’s “consumer protection zone” was tucked away, at the back of the exhibition centre, while regulators from other jurisdictions – including Alderney, Malta and the Isle of Man – all had huge displays.