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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 09.22.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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...

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?

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...

Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Sunnie Groeneveld

Michael Bodekaer, 30 and Mads Bonde, 29, founded Labster, an internationally focused company dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools for teaching science globally.

No More Malls: 5 Disruptive Techs Transforming Retail

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

This is big. This isn't Amazon, it's Amazon x100. Very social, very local and very efficient.

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.

Embraced by the Virtual Body of Christ

Deanna A. Thompson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Deanna A. Thompson

We who care about religious communities must also pay close attention to ways in which online religious ideas and practices--even the virtual presence of the one Christians call Christ--manage to make real bodily difference in the actual world.

DIY Scanning Electron Microscopes, Virtual Reality and Valve: An Interview with Ben Krasnow

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 06.04.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Have you ever wished that your windows would clean themselves? Or that you could control a mouse cursor just by talking? Where does someone even begin...

PODCAST: Rap Battle and Interview with HuffPost Data Scientist

Posted 04.01.2014 | Huffpost Code

The Floating Points Podcast is a weekly broadcast from the HuffPost Labs team that features opinions on tech news and interviews with special guests. ...

6 Ways Virtual Reality Is Already Changing The World (No Facebook Required)

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology

Virtual reality (VR) can make anything possible. While Facebook's recent $2 billion acquisition of virtual reality hardware company Oculus VR migh...

Go Home, Facebook. Yelp Just Won

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Maybe Facebook should have held off on that decision to buy Oculus VR after all. I mean, sure, that's a cool virtual reality headset maker. But it...

Video Gamers Are DONE With Oculus Rift Now That Facebook Owns It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

Video gamers are, if anything, an opinionated bunch. So when Facebook shocked everyone on Tuesday by announcing it was spending $2 billion to buy Ocul...

What's An Oculus Rift, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

As you've probably heard, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion. While that's an exciting sum, it probably means very little to you if you have no ...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Begins Its Quest To Eradicate Face-To-Face Contact

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

Now, logging onto Facebook means looking at photos of a friend’s birthday party. With Facebook’s latest acquisition, it soon might mean joining th...

Facebook Makes MASSIVE Virtual Reality Purchase

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

Facebook's stepping into the world of virtual reality. The company announced on Tuesday afternoon it has reached a deal to acquire Oculus VR, a com...

There's Now A PlayStation You Can Wear On Your Face

AP | By DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony is getting into the virtual reality business. The Japanese electronics and gaming giant unveiled a prototyp...

Welcome to the Future: Virtual Keyboards

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Sonia Gil

Do you recall the scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise is pressing laser buttons that appear to be floating in thin air? Well, the future is here! Now you can do it yourself! Laser keyboards are sure to quench your sci-fi thirst.

Searching for Permanence

Ari Andersen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Technological advancement is considered human advancement, but somewhere along the line, we have become sloppy about keeping up with the very things that make us human. How can anything compare to the words I say as I look into the eyes of someone important to me?

Men And Women Get All Freaky Friday With This Virtual Reality Device

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Talk about seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Virtual reality gaming headset Oculus Rift is being used in Gender Swap, an experiment wit...

Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's all good fun. But is it possible that such complete immersion in novel and extraordinary identities might have unintended consequences?

Can Things Be Too Good?

Saeid Fard | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Saeid Fard

Some people might think I am conflating too many problems into one. Maybe I am, but whatever the web of systemic influences might be, I think we will see in coming times more examples of cultural backlashes against "too goods."