With HoloLens, the future of reality is augmented
Researchers describe the wavefunction of Schroedinger's cat
Schrödinger's cat highlights a long-standing dilemma in quantum mechanics: is the cat really alive and dead, or is the weirdness just in our head?
World's first real-time 'mixed reality' ski race
A professional skier will battle against two online gamers in the world's first interactive 'mixed reality' downhill ski race using technology pioneered by European researchers.
Practicing nursing care in a virtual world
Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.
Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms
Microsoft's HoloLens goggles have hit a sweet spot between Google Glass and virtual reality headgear, immersing users in a mesmerizing world of augmented reality holograms.
Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device
Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples ...
Revealing secrets of atomic nuclei
Individual protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei turn out not to behave according to the predictions made by existing theoretical models. This surprising conclusion, reached by an international team of physicists ...
VC firms rain down cash on tech startups, is bubble brewing?
Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies—levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Strong technology IPOs a ...
Virtual reality isn't just for video games
When people think of virtual reality, they think games. Put on a helmet where VR systems are being demonstrated, and chances are you'll be immersed in a video game. Here you are in a spaceship cockpit. Now you're driving ...
Virtual reality enters a new dimension
Welcome to "The Matrix"? Not quite, but new technologies are pushing ultra-convincing virtual realities out of the realm of science fiction and into the now.
Chicago-based LyteShot wants to take mobile gaming off the tiny screen
The kind of mobile gaming Mark Ladd and Tom Ketola have dreamed of for years is a lot more physical than twiddling with Candy Crush.
Electronics show to include cheaper 3-D printers, ultra-HD TVs
This year's International Consumer Electronics Show focuses less on the new and more on the improved.
Review: Virtual reality? Samsung Gear VR looks pretty real to me
Virtual reality goggles. When I type those words, I think of very bulky helmets worn at high-end arcades or at trade shows.
Samsung launches Milk VR app to stream 360-degree video to VR headset
South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung launched Milk VR on Tuesday, a new app that lets users download and stream free 360-degree videos to watch on Gear VR headsets.