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Finding Actual Tranquility In Virtual Reality

The Boston Globe | Michael Andor Brodeur | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

After decades of technological and economic barriers, the long-touted promise of virtual reality finally appears to be attaining some real world viabi...

5 Signs That Science Is Taking Over the World

Bobby Azarian | Posted 05.03.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

Since what gains popularity is decided in large by the people and not corporate sponsors, one thing is drastically clear: Internet users are hungry for science content and humor. There's no doubt that science is blowing up like a nuclear reactor.

Seniors Watch Virtual Reality Porn For The First Time, React Accordingly

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Fifty

A group of seniors were recently introduced to the raunchy world of virtual reality porn. Their reactions to the sexy stuff will, perhaps predictably,...

Many Small Steps for a Man, Giant Leaps for Tech: CES 2015 Highlights

Tom Teicholz | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Tom Teicholz

The International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in Moby Dick: Every time you hear about it, it's getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it, and if you don't pay close attention it will upend everything before you even know what happened.

The Future of Computing Is Your Face

Turnstyle | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Turnstyle

One thing has become very clear in the last year, and it was drawn into even sharper focus this week: the future of computing is going to take place right on our faces.

Facebook Is Growing Its Virtual Reality And Drone Programs

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic and Bill Rigby | Posted 03.20.2015 | Technology

Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at Facebook Inc.

CES 2015: Are The Wheels Coming Off the VR Hype Bus?

Turnstyle | Posted 03.11.2015 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) The wheels on the bus have gone round and round from CES to GDC to E3 -- every tech show acronym you can think of ...

British Columbia Unveils a Virtual Reality Travel Experience

Karen Schaler | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Karen Schaler

This week I got to take a mind-blowing journey to breathtaking British Columbia, Canada, without ever leaving where I live in New York City.

What I Learned About Crowdfunding

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

A year ago I thought that crowdfunding would totally revamp the economic landscape. That we'd all just let our imaginations run wild and get our friends, family and the webosphere to back us.

You Only Have To Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires by Randall Lane and the Staff of Forbes

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...

Forbes "Under 30 Summit" Circles in on the Now and Next Game Changers, Billionaires, and Entrepreneurs

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The Forbes "Under 30 Summit" in Philidelphia ended Wednesday, having brought together the now and present future. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, who re...

Facebook-Owned Oculus Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset

AP | By DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 11.20.2014 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consum...

Dad Is Totally Loving This Oculus Rift Roller Coaster 'Ride'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology

If you've ever experienced the 360-degree virtual world inside the Oculus Rift, then you know it's hard not to react to its awesomeness. Watch to ...

Samsung Launches New Virtual Reality Headset

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology

(Adds Oculus VR executive quotes and details) By Lehar Maan and Malathi Nayak Sept 3 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co ...

Elders Try Out Oculus Rift, Get Totally Freaked Out

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology

The latest video from the Fine Brothers introduces elder folks to the Oculus Rift virtual reality device. And it's a delight. The subjects, none of...

Virtual Reality: You'll Believe A Geek Can Fly

Turnstyle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) This past weekend in Sylmar, a neighborhood in the far north end of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, a few hundred...

Guillermo Del Toro Wows Fans At Comic-Con

Aaron Sagers | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Guillermo del Toro is in the world-building business. The director of Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and the upcoming gothic tale Crimson Peak is known for signature visuals, and an ability to craft rich universes on the movie screen.

Facebook Plays Short and Long Game with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Esmeralda Swartz

While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?

Google Wants You To Put This Piece Of Cardboard On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

At Google's annual developers conference on Wednesday, the company spent hours talking up various new thingamajigs. But perhaps the most striking thin...

Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

Twitter: As a Bluebird on Facebook's Shoulder? Satisfactual!

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jim Treacy

Mark Zuckerberg is rapidly collecting a portfolio of dominant, social media properties - each performing nicely on its' own and become even more powerful if integrated. Twitter sits in that bullseye.

Oculus Rift For Chickens? Sure, Why Not

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology

Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that lets users look around a game space as if they were really standing inside it, is widely regarded as the...

'Dinner and a Movie,' Not Dinner and an OTT Stream

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Harvilicz

Saving the movie-going experience won't save America's middle class, but letting it go will lead us deeper down the hole of Internet isolation and greater separation from each other at a time when Americans need more real-world, interpersonal connections, not fewer.

Storyscapes: Immersive Journalism Takes You Inside The News

Turnstyle | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Journalist Nonny de la Peña has been pioneering the use of virtual reality to tell documentary stories for years no...

David Moss

Virtual Reality Lets Dying Woman 'Walk' Outside Again

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moss | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

Sometimes a simple walk outside can mean so much. Even if it’s not quite the real thing. Last December, Roberta Firstenberg died of cancer at t...