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Control Your PC and Presentations with a Fidget Cube

Reading Time: 3 minutes Inspired by the original Fidget Cube, Masta Box is a Bluetooth 4.0 controller gadget which serves a range of purposes, such as a Micro SD card reader, an Air Mouse, a Joystick and a Laser Pointer. Fidget toys have been helping people satisfy their need to fidget since last year. However, a company called Masta […]

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Looking Back on AR and VR at Tribeca Film Festival

Reading Time: 3 minutes This year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City featured over 30 VR and AR experiences. Although the technology isn’t quite mainstream enough for home enjoyment yet, the creativity on show certainly assures us of the future for the medium.  Last month, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, there was a huge […]

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MIT Trains Drones to Fly Using VR “Flight Goggles”

Reading Time: 3 minutes Engineers from MIT have built a virtual reality system for drones which they hope will reduce the frequency that the pilotless aircraft crash during training. The VR training system is called “Flight Goggles”. Training autonomous drones to fly quickly currently means relying on enclosed grounds with a range of physical objects. These objects can cause a lot […]

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Microsoft Debuts Xbox Adaptive Controller for Limited-Mobility Gamers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Developed at Microsoft’s expansive campus in Redmond, Washington, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a first of its kind for the company: a hardware peripheral created with an inclusive design approach. In the world of console video gaming, exclusivity is a desirable thing. Exclusive games and studio partnerships give enough differentiation to draw some fans to […]

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AUGGMED Trains Police and Aid Workers for Terror Related Attacks using VR

Reading Time: 3 minutes Due to the increasing number of terrorist-related attacks, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed a new training method using virtual and augmented reality to better prepare police, first responders, and air workers called AUGGMED. Historically, training for counter-terrorism assignments has been neither standardized nor readily available. Instead, training includes real-world scenarios and classroom exercises. […]

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South Korea Develops Virtual Reality Movies for Cinema-Goers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Virtual Reality is making it to cinemas in South Korea with film tech labs and visual effects houses rapidly creating popular content. Cinema-goers are fully immersed with both VR and 4DX which brings feel, touch and smell to the experience. From the beginning of the 1900s until now, people have been enjoying cinema in a […]

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Google Maps to Improve Walking Navigation with AR Fox and Giant Arrows

Reading Time: 3 minutes At Google’s I/O Developers conference this week, the company’s Vice President, Aparna Chennapragada, demonstrated how AR could be used to improve navigation when using Google Maps. The result is a cute AR fox and huge arrows to point you in the right direction.  How often do you find yourself relying on Google Maps yet still […]

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Export Collada Files from New PSVR Painting App

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new VR painting application has just released for PlayStation 4. Titled CoolPaintrVR, the app allows you to paint and sculpt in VR and export your creations to 3D modeling software and platforms. Besides the throng of stellar games and weirdness-generating virtual social spaces, the rise of home virtual reality (VR) technology has also allowed […]

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Google Takes Us to the Moon with its First VR Doodle

Reading Time: 2 minutes To celebrate its first VR Google Doodle, the internet giant dreams big with a charming animation charting illusionist and film director Georges Méliès, creator of early cinema classic Le Voyage dans la Lune. Spicing up the search giant’s homepage since 1998, the Google Doodle has become something of a pop culture mainstay. Be it an educational […]

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Snapchat Introduces Interactive AR Games Called Snappables

Reading Time: 2 minutes As well as being able to use Snapchat for turning yourself into a dog and stalking your crush, you can now play their new AR experience, Snappables, with your friends.  If you’re sat across from someone making weirder than normal faces at their phone, you can guarantee they’re trying out Snapchat’s latest interactive AR lenses. […]

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Google Launches New AIY Artificial Intelligence Kits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Those itching to get to grips with neural networks are in luck: Google offshoot AIY Projects has recently revamped its Voice and Vision Kits. These project-in-a-pack kits give you all you need to build an intelligent speaker or camera. In 2017 Google offshoot AIY Projects launched its first products, the AIY Voice and the AIY Vision. […]

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Mozilla to Bring New Firefox Reality Web Browser to AR and VR

Reading Time: 2 minutes Firefox Reality is a new web browser in development from Mozilla for virtual and augmented reality headsets. However, release dates are yet to be disclosed. There is much discourse about whether virtual reality can and will live up to its hype. However, Mozilla, the creator of many open-source tools, clearly believes the technology is worth developing for. Soon it […]

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Interview with Evelyn Hriberšek: Creating Mixed Reality Art

Reading Time: 5 minutes Evelyn Hriberšek’s EURYDIKE interactive art piece puts you in the dark; figuratively and, at times, literally. We caught up with the artist after experiencing the extended run of EURYDIKE. Evelyn Hriberšek is no stranger to the workings of augmented reality. An early pioneer of the technology, her efforts brought her to chair on the 2014 […]

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[DEAL] Monoprice 3D Printers – up to $200 Off

Reading Time: 2 minutes US electronics retailer Monoprice has chopped up to $200 off the price of some of its 3D printers — including the Maker Ultimate, the company’s rebadging of the heavy hitting Wanhao D6. Not content to sit back and ship stuff at full price, Monoprice has once again cut the prices of its 3D printer offerings. […]