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Oculus Rift Star Trek Demo
Oculus Rift is a really clever piece of kit, isn’t it?  It can take you to places that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Recently though, a developer has begun taking gamers beyond the final frontier. So don your uniform, phaser and communicator and get ready to board the USS Voyager.... Read more
Facebook Buys Oculus For $2 Billion
Facebook has just made another huge purchase.  This time they have furthered their interest in the fields of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus for $2 billion.  Oculus is the company behind the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift.  The headset is coming soon to PC and Android... Read more
Sony’s PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Is On The Way
According to sources, Sony’s rumoured virtual reality headset is near completion and is nearly ready to be unveiled. The little bird, who wants to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, told TechRadar: “The quality and resolution are really, really good. People will definitely be impressed with what Sony’s built”. Sony’s... Read more
Motion-Tracking Stem Controllers, VR From Sixense
Virtual reality is still too ‘virtual’ but Sixense’s goal is to change all that.  The new Stem System uses a tracking system which follows body parts (up to 5) or peripherals, using sensors that which can be exchanged between them. Sixense aims to start shipping this product in July... Read more
Avegant Glyph: Hi Res Display For $499
Avegant had designed a retinal head-mounted display a while ago, which was not for general public release.  Even when it looked like this, people were interested, because of the technology the device used and the far-reaching applications of device.  The company’s latest disclosure has me excited and I can’t wait to... Read more
Oculus Rift Will Change Virtual Reality Gaming Forever
With the upcoming release of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, video games and their consoles seem to be the hot topic of the day. It’s a safe bet to say that gaming has never been as big or as popular as it is today, and if the... Read more
PrioVR: A Full Body Gaming Motion Capture Suit
A current Kickstarter project seeking funding uses real-time motion capture to put your body’s movements inside a video game.  The YEI Technology’s “suit” for real-time in-game motion capture to control your onscreen character, admittedly is a really smart piece of kit, in fact it blew most people away who saw... Read more
Augmented Reality Education
Scientists at Spain’s Universidad Carlos III en Madrid have developed software for augmented reality glasses that will allow professors to visualise how their students are understanding class material. The proposed system, called Augmented Lecture Feedback System (ALFs), requires professors to wear augmented reality glasses in order to facilitate communication... Read more