November 12, 2019

Porsche, Holoride and Discovery showcase new VR experience

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Stuttgart/Frankfurt. Porsche, start-up Holoride and media company Discovery presented a new VR solution for use in vehicles as part of the Next Visions Day at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The cooperation partners presented edutainment to demonstrate how we might be using media in our vehicles in the future. Passengers can choose from various […]

Valkyrie Industries is building a haptic VR suit for industrial training

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By Brian Heater From TechCrunch Valkyrie Industries off-handedly refers to the current iteration of its VR suit as “Iron Man v. 1.” It’s a fitting reference. There’s a very “first half of the superhero film” vibe to the prototype. There are exposed wires everywhere and large, clunky 3D printed pieces that clip onto various body parts. […]

Online dating in 2030

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What will online dating be like in 2030? By Brtiiany Levine Beckman from Mashable In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. It is cuffing season after all. Digital courtship exploded with the rise of the smartphone.  Match and eHarmony laid the online groundwork decades ago, but momentum built […]

Lift Aircraft’s passenger drone is all about fun flights

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By Saqib Shah From engadget The 18-rotor aircraft can be manned without a pilot’s license. While the likes of Uber, Airbus and Porsche tinker away on their respective passenger and transportation drones, a lesser-known startup is taking an altogether different approach. Instead of getting mired in the logistics and regulatory frameworks of city-wide drone rides, Lift Aircraft wants you to use […]

Robots reign supreme

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Robots reign supreme in new VR games for Oculus headsets By Andrew Tarantola From engadget Insomniac Games As Oculus hosts its annual OC5 event in San Francisco this week, the company isn’t just looking back at its five years in existence, it’s looking forward. Specifically to “the latest and greatest in gaming content,” Steve Arnold, […]

Royal Caribbean staterooms

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See the staterooms of the future on board Royal Caribbean From Lonely Planet Shipping line Royal Caribbean has revealed innovative plans that include epic ‘staterooms of the future’. Guests on their luxury Caribbean liners will soon be able to gain access to their rooms using smartphone or even facial recognition, while enjoying a host of […]

Gadget of the week

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Researchers are using VR to make dentist visits less painful By Steve Dent From engadget Like airlines, dentists understand that the more they can distract you from what they’re doing, the better off everyone will be. UK researchers wanted see if virtual reality can ease patient pain and anxiety, so they enlisted 79 people who […]

Audeze makes $2,495 earbuds only an audiophile could love

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By Billy Steele From engadget Or the casual audio nerd with deep pockets. Audeze built a reputation on really good (and more portable) planar magnetic headphones. Back in September the company debuted its first in-ear model: the iSine. Despite looking somewhat like a mini TIE fighter, those bulkier earbuds do a solid job of improving […]

Cambridge is giving cancer the 3D VR treatment

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By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch It’s always good to hear that scientists are bringing the latest technology to the fight against cancer, but virtual reality doesn’t seem like an obvious addition to the arsenal. Yet it’s VR and 3D visualization that Cambridge University researchers are planning to explore under a multi-million pound grant. “We want […]

Gadget of the week

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Wireless glove adds touch to VR video games By Matt Brian From engadget While Oculus, Valve, Samsung and HTC are all looking to captialize on the resurgence of VR, their solutions all focus on what we can see and hear. That’s more than enough to immerse you in a virtual world, but what if you […]