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7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at a table in the back behind the students.

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...

WATCH: Explore Batman's Cave -- Via Virtual Reality

Fusion | Ingrid Rojas | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

A new virtual reality project allows users to explore an expanded replica of the Bat Cave as it appeared in the early 1990s Batman animated serie...

Are There Too Many Cooks in the VR Kitchen?

Turnstyle | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology

What I'm looking for out of this week's GDC news, and in the months we have between now and the Electronics Entertainment Expo, is two or three platform exclusive pieces of content. They could be games. They could be films. Whatever they are they need to be exclusive.

Bringing Holograms Into View

XPRIZE | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology

Microsoft made a splash last month when it unveiled a concept that, until now, we've only seen in movies: glasses that project interactive holographic images onto the real world. Dubbed "HoloLens," they can be used to learn how to make household repairs, build prototypes in mid-air, and even take a virtual walk on Mars.

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,...

Could Virtual Reality Make Us Better People?

Fast Company | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

When we talk about digital media being more immersive, it's usually not good news for social skills. We worry about the kids. So when news first start...

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.

Technology Drives a Golden Age For Customer Care

Tim Joyce | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Tim Joyce

The push for exceptional customer experiences, that not only meet customer expectations but also differentiate brands from their competitors, saw some truly innovate their customer care offerings in 2014, and this will only continue in 2015.

The Future of Computing Is Your Face

Turnstyle | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology

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.

WATCH: How A Boy With Disabilities Played A Piano With Just His Eyes

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Good News

For some individuals with physical disabilities, playing the piano is an impossible challenge. But a new virtual reality device out of Japan may allow...

The 10 Must-See Sundance Films For Art Lovers

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts

Beginning January 22, Park City, Utah will become home to a cinephile's favorite celebration of year, the Sundance Film Festival. While the whole sheb...

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

Turnstyle | Posted 03.11.2015 | Technology

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 ...

What Your Selfie Reveals About Your Inner Self

Pamela Levin | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Okay, I admit it. I've posted a few. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram and Snapchat. They can be fun, funny, sexy, beautiful, expressive, revealing and ...

Coming Soon: Cell Phones That See Like We Do

Turnstyle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) We may call the devices in our pockets "smartphones," but they are relatively blunt instruments. Designed to respond...

When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala & Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes," as the saying goes. But scientists from un...

Interstellar Travel? Nah! (Part 2)

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 01.05.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Any technology we have today, or any extension of it that we can actually build, will not match the challenge of interstellar travel, especially at a price human society will care to pay. Here is what I recommended instead.

"Re:Mind" Miri Chais at USC Fisher Museum of Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

When Israeli artist Miri Chais moved to Los Angeles two years ago, she brought with her a universality in her art, which deals with the tension between the real and the virtual.

Is This The Future Of Journalism?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Media

Forget robots and wearable news, consuming the news its on its way to being one big virtual reality game. That's the hope for Gannett, which is dev...

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...

How Chopping Down Fake Trees Could Help You Preserve Real Ones

Mother Nature Network | Sami Grover | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. The New Forest National Park in England recently opened a Tech Creche, a service that ...

Virtual Reality: You'll Believe A Geek Can Fly

Turnstyle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology

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...

Virtual BFFs

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

Staring at a roomful of strangers, how could you tell who liked the same things as you or had a similar personality?

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?