Virtual Reality
Virtual reality shows promise for reducing fears and phobia in autistic adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
In a new pilot study, autistic adults showed real-life, functional improvement after a combination treatment approach that included graded exposure to fear and anxiety-producing... more
Microsoft workers’ letter demands company drop Army HoloLens contract  THE VERGE · 12 hours
In a letter addressed to top executives, a group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company drop a... more
Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room  TechCrunch · 2 days
About 20 years ago, a medical device startup called Intuitive Surgical debuted the da Vinci robot and changed surgical practices in... more
Eye tracking could be in the cards for HoloLens 2  Windows Central · 2 days
HoloLens 2 could allow you to gaze and blink your way through AR interactions. We already know of some confirmed and rumored upgrades due to debut with the... more
Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality apps to Android and iOS  Windows Central · 2 days
Dynamics 365 Product Visualize for iOS Microsoft's augmented reality business apps are expanding from HoloLens to Android and iOS. HoloLens is has been Microsoft's main avenue... more
Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Have Gear VR Support, Bixby Button Can Be Remapped  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Samsung Galaxy S10 as well as the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G are likely to be compatible with the... more
Samsung’s Gear VR isn’t dead yet — will work with Galaxy S10  THE VERGE · 2 days
Two years ago, Samsung’s virtual reality ambitions were big enough to produce a bizarre, award-winning commercial featuring an ostrich who learns to fly, thanks... more
Amazon's environmental initiative, a retina-quality VR headset video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Today's major tech stories include Amazon's plan to lower its carbon footprint, a new VR headset from startup Varjo and Google's difficult road ahead as it continues to... more
Finnish Startup Varjo Rolls Out $5,995 VR Headset  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Varjo on Tuesday launched its top-of-the-range virtual reality headset, aiming to take VR technology to the aerospace and automotive sectors. more
This is the best VR headset I’ve ever demoed  TechCrunch · 4 days
Before Oculus kickstarted a lot of the fervor around consumer headsets, the VR headsets that were being built for enterprise rigs were multi-thousands-dollar rigs that still sucked. As Oculus and... more
Varjo’s super high-resolution VR headset promises virtual worlds that actually look real  THE VERGE · 4 days
Most virtual reality headset screens are still sort of blurry, but Finnish company Varjo has an unusual approach to changing that. Its industrial VR-1... more
New spherical display could be the future of VR  Sky News · 4 days
Virtual Reality tech has the capability to make their users feel completely immersed in another world, but this can be difficult to achieve when looking at a flat screen. more
Movable Ink adds augmented reality to email marketing arsenal  TechCrunch · 4 days
Movable Ink has always helped marketers create highly customizable, visually interesting emails. Today, the company announced a new capability for marketers who want to introduce light-weight augmented reality (AR) to... more
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies. more
The best VR display I've ever seen costs only $6,000 - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Varjo VR-1 melts away pixels and gets to retina resolution with eye tracking and a mixed-reality add-on coming this year. more
Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable... more
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites  ESA · 4 days
Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies. more
Litho is a finger-worn controller for augmented reality, IoT and other ‘spatial’ interactions  TechCrunch · 4 days
I first encountered the founders of Litho, a new hardware and software startup developing a new finger-worn controller, at London’s Pitch@Palace last... more
Oculus co-founder shipping free Rift repair kits to users with VR headset audio issue  TechCrunch · 4 days
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey isn’t in the VR hardware business these days since getting canned by Facebook (he’s focused on... more
Samsung to Expand Its Retail Presence in US With Apple Store-Like Outlets  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Samsung intends to allow users to try and buy its products ranging from smartphones to Virtual Reality (VR) glasses and televisions via these retail... more
Niantic is tweaking Pokémon Go to settle a lawsuit with angry homeowners  THE VERGE · 1 week
Pokémon Go developer Niantic has agreed to settle a lawsuit with people who had PokéStops placed near their houses, and it’s making some minor... more
Ninja and more Twitch streamers get their own toys video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Yes, social media stars have their own toys. The Lamo collectible figures feature Ninja and other popular Twitch gamers, and come to life with... more
LEGO debuts new Augmented Reality-enabled Hidden Side sets w/ iPhone companion app  9to5Mac · 1 week
Ahead of New York Toy Fair this weekend, LEGO has unveiled an entirely new line of kits, Hidden Side. By pairing traditional brick-built creations... more
LEGO launches eight AR-focused sets  TechCrunch · 1 week
LEGO’s long been  leader among traditional toy companies when it comes to embracing tech trends, from mobile apps to robotics. The toy maker’s been talking up its plans to embrace augmented reality since a couple of WWDCs ago,... more
Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&  TechCrunch · 1 week
Walmart’s tech incubator Store N°8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchandise, and... more
Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims  TechCrunch · 1 week
Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering... more
Audica is the VR rhythm shooter you’ve been waiting for  Windows Central · 1 week
It looks pretty spectacular! Harmonix is the developer behind acclaimed franchises like Dance Central and Rock Band, and today the team revealed its latest project called Audica. Audica... more
Asteroid is building a human-machine interaction engine for AR developers  TechCrunch · 1 week
When we interact with computers today we move the mouse, we scroll the trackpad, we tap the screen, but there is so much that the machines don’t pick... more
Medivis has launched its augmented reality platform for surgical planning  TechCrunch · 1 week
After two years of development, Medivis, a New York-based company developing augmented reality data integration and visualization tools for surgeons, is bringing its first product to market. The... more
Harmonix’s new game Audica looks like Beat Saber with guns  THE VERGE · 1 week
Harmonix has announced a new virtual reality “rhythm shooter” game called Audica, which is launching as... more
You can extend your Oculus Rift's cables for about $20  Windows Central · 1 week
Whether you want to keep your gaming PC in a different room than where you use your Oculus Rift, or you just have a large space to cover... more
Massless raises $2M to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Despite all of the VR over-hyping, for those observing from the inside, the capabilities are still uncharted. VR as a creative medium has probably been one... more
Pokémon Go is getting a vastly improved AR photo mode very soon  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Your Pikachu photos are about to look a lot better. Today, Niantic announced the latest feature coming to Pokémon Go — called “Go snapshot”... more
MPs immerse themselves in VR questions  BBC · 2 weeks
MPs open inquiry into immersive technology such as VR and AR. more
Rats in augmented reality help show how the brain determines location  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Before the age of GPS, humans had to orient themselves without on-screen arrows pointing down an exact street, but rather, by memorizing landmarks and using learned... more
Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps’ Augmented Reality mode  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
I think most of us have had this experience, especially when you’re in a big city: you step off of public transit, take a peek at... more
Elizabeth Bonesteel on the connecting power of virtual reality  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
In Elizabeth Bonesteel’s story, “Overlay,” a family works their way through a top-secret facility on an important mission.... more
Superhot gets non-VR release in Microsoft Store for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
One of the hottest first-person shooters of the last few years is now up for grabs on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. Superhot, one of the most... more
Google Maps AR Navigation Testing Begins, Coming to Select Users Soon: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google introduced AR mode last year, and is getting ready to release it to 'local guides' soon. more
Google airs Pixel 3 Playmoji ad featuring Childish Gambino during Grammys [Video]  9to5Google · 2 weeks
With the launch of the Pixel 3 in October, Google revamped AR Stickers to Playmoji and added a slew of new functionality. Alongside a... more
Possible potato improvements, and a pill that gives you a jab in the gut  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Because of its genetic complexity, the potato didn’t undergo a “green revolution” like other staple crops. It can take more than... more
The best VR and AR of the Sundance Film Festival  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Sundance’s New Frontier section showcases some of the most ambitious and interesting experiments currently being done... more
LG G8 ThinQ has a 3D-scanning selfie camera for face unlock - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
LG's upcoming flagship includes camera updates for facial recognition and AR/VR features. more
LG G8 ThinQ has 3D-scanning selfie camera for face unlock - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
LG's upcoming flagship includes camera updates for facial recognition and AR/VR features. more
LG G8 ThinQ has 3D-scanning selfie camera, LG's answer to FaceID - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
LG's upcoming flagship includes camera updates for facial recognition and AR/VR features. more
How this robot learned Jenga video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Engineers at MIT taught a robotic arm the delicate game of Jenga. Also, how doctors can now get realistic sensations when they practice surgery in VR, and why self-driving cars could make... more
HP is making a new VR headset with a super high resolution  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
HP is planning a comfortable, high-resolution headset for Microsoft’s virtual reality (technically, “Windows Mixed Reality”) platform. Road to VR published a preview of the... more
Researchers developing virtual reality technology to train and evaluate colorectal surgeons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Colorectal surgery is a hands-on activity, but in recent years the effectiveness of traditional assessment methods in evaluating surgeons' technical skills has been called into question. more
Jawline poignantly explores the price of social media stardom  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases.... more
HoloLens Inventor Avi Bar-Zeev Departs Apple's AR/VR Team  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Avi Bar-Zeev, who was the co-creator of Microsoft's HoloLens, has left his position at Apple, reports Variety. Bar-Zeev was reportedly... more
Sundance shows off a new trend of AR, VR (The 3:59, Ep. 514) - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The latest trend in AR and VR involves your body, net neutrality goes to court, and Super Bowl... more
HoloLens 2 may be Microsoft's foundation for one day replacing smartphones  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft introduced HoloLens and holographic computing in 2015. At Mobile World Congress 2019, HoloLens 2 may be the foundation for Microsoft's new vision for mobile. HoloLens,... more
Hololens 2 may be Microsoft's foundation for one day replacing smartphoneL  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft introduced HoloLens and holographic computing in 2015. At Mobile World Congress 2019, HoloLens 2 may be the foundation for Microsoft's new vision for mobile. HoloLens,... more
The Future
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
ESA
Alphabet Scoop 042: Early Made by Google 2019 rumors, Google Fi, Google Maps AR
9to5Google
Google airs Pixel 3 Playmoji ad featuring Childish Gambino [Video]
9to5Google
For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality
PHYS.ORG
AI can make art now, but artists aren’t afraid
THE VERGE
The Inventor examines the $9 billion Theranos scandal, and blames Silicon Valley
THE VERGE
Fresh