virtual reality

What to Expect from Oculus’ Big Event Today

The Oculus event marks a milestone for the company and for its owner Facebook. While its Oculus Samsung Gear VR viewer for Samsung smartphones has been on the market awhile, it has been limited to...

Jaron Lanier on Facebook and the Creepy Possibilities for Virtual Reality

When Facebook announced last week that it had agreed to acquire Oculus VR, “the leader in virtual reality technology,” for $2 billion, techies and journalists everywhere wondered: What does Jaron Lanier think of this? Lanier,...

As Augmented Reality Blurs Lines, How Will Companies Respond?

Last summer, the rapper Tupac Shakur gave a surprise performance at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, to an extremely enthusiastic crowd. The performance was stunning for two reasons. First, Shakur wasn’t listed on...

The Limits of the Virtual: Why Stores and Conferences Won’t Go Away

Last week we attended the Singularity Summit. During this two day celebration of all things technologically progressive, we enjoyed the summit’s signature cocktail of research, futurism, and metaphysics. Speakers speculated on topics ranging from virtual...

Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch Demonstrates Software That Makes Everything Interactive

Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, demonstrates new interactive iPad software developed by his company that can recognize objects in the real world and super-impose digital interactivity on top of them.

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