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Tag Archives: Virtual Reality
NASA has been offering virtual-reality tours of Mars for years — but now, with Google’s help, the space agency has come up with one of the most accessible tours yet. “Access Mars” lays out a 3-D terrain for five of the spots … Continue reading
Oculus is filling the virtual-reality niche between smartphones and its high-end, wired-up Oculus Rift headset with a standalone mobile headset that’ll sell for $199. The Oculus Go headset, unveiled today in conjunction with the Oculus Connect conference in San Jose, … Continue reading
Remember the days when arcades were the places where kids could play the coolest video games? No? Well, now you can get in on that experience, this time with immersive virtual reality adventures instead of Frogger and Pac-Man. Portal, at … Continue reading
Oculus has just launched “Mission: ISS,” a virtual-reality simulation that takes advantage of the company’s headset and handheld controllers to let you explore the International Space Station and even perform a virtual spacewalk. The computer-generated environment, designed for Oculus Rift and Oculus … Continue reading
A Seattle-based invention factory called Xinova has made a deal to collaborate with Aetho, a San Francisco-based venture, on new technologies in augmented reality and virtual reaility. The agreement, announced today, sets the stage for Aetho to license intellectual property … Continue reading
I’ve been to Mars to kick the tires on NASA’s Curiosity rover – and you can take that trip as well. Not in reality, of course, but in virtual reality: The tours of Curiosity’s surroundings near Mount Sharp are being provided … Continue reading