High Fidelity avatars to make eye contact Eye tracking inside the Oculus Rift records where exactly in the virtual scene a user is looking and enables people to make eye contact with another avatar in a virtual space. “We need … Continue reading Making eye contact with another person
Watching Netflix in the Gear VR is great, but it’s not social Social experiences are at the core of this year’s Oculus Connect. This isn’t surprising — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bought Oculus largely because of VR’s social potential. But Oculus … Continue reading Does social virtual reality exist?
‘Bullet Train’ Made Me Believe I Was A Superhero Oculus Connect was jam-packed today with updates and new demos for attendees to jump in and try. However, there was one demo that really stuck out from the rest. It seemed … Continue reading Teleportation in gaming
Can an augmented reality headset change the way we work? You can’t throw a stone these days without cracking the faceplate on some fancy virtual reality headset. The technology we’ve been lusting after for so long is about to hit … Continue reading How to sell AR to consumers?
Psychologists combine Freud with virtual reality to change how people think about themselves The illusion of being in another body affects not only our perception (as is already known) but also our way of thinking. Thanks to virtual reality, some … Continue reading A talk with Sigmund Freud
Inside USC’s crazy experimental VR lab Even by virtual reality’s usual standards, the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies is taking things a little over the top. “You’re gonna see this drone fly up,” warns Todd Richmond, IEEE … Continue reading Our virtual future in the lab
We’re on the Brink of a Revolution in Crazy-Smart Digital Assistants Here’s a quick story you’ve probably heard before, followed by one you probably haven’t. In 1979 a young Steve Jobs paid a visit to Xerox PARC, the legendary R&D … Continue reading Are digital assistants learning how to speak our language?