'Warcraft' to memorialize Williams as character
Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.
Virtual reality crowds produce real behavior insights
The cognitive scientists in the Virtual Environment Navigation lab at Brown University are not only advancing a frontier of behavioral research but also of technology.
Europe can't enforce the right to be forgotten
In a digitally connected world, it is becoming almost impossible to remove your digital footprint. The fact that the European Court of Justice has ruled that internet search providers such as Google have to remove ...
Oculus Rift brings a whole new dimension to communication
Mark Zuckerberg's latest spending spree has landed Facebook an exciting new gadget in the form of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that is used by gamers and researchers alike to enhance encounters.
A heads-on look at Sony's virtual reality googles
The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality.
Game makers to explore social issues at conference
The video game industry is taking itself more seriously. Besides the usual talk of polygons, virtual worlds and artificial intelligence at this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, there will ...
Is that a risotto in your pocket? The app that smells like dinner
Even though we are communicating in more ways than ever using online technology, we remain largely confined to the audiovisual when we do it. An app that has been on sale in Japan for some time aims to add ...
Roman emperor's virtual villa to be unveiled Friday
Indiana University's first archaeo-informaticist, Bernie Frischer, will bring to life one of the Roman Empire's best-known and best-preserved imperial villas—Hadrian's Villa—during a public launch of ...
A look at what next-next-gen games could offer
The next generation of gaming is nearly here, but what about the generation after that one?
Virtual-reality goggles go beyond gaming
The $300 goggles that Irvine, Calif.-based Oculus VR began shipping to software developers in March deliver a glimpse of a futuristic technology that's been long awaited by video gamers. They allow a player ...
Duo create castAR projected augmented reality system, post it on Kickstarter
Sexualized avatars affect the real world, researchers find
(Phys.org) —A Stanford study shows that after women wear sexualized avatars in a virtual reality world, they feel objectified and are more likely to accept rape myths in the real world. The research could ...
Toddlers rush online—to unknown risks
Over the last six years there has been a major increase in online activity by children up to eight years old, a leading international internet survey has found.
Avoiding the digital 'flock': Author sees need for connectivity in a Web world that courts the narrow
n an age of fast-paced globalization, society does a great job moving people and products across borders, author Ethan Zuckerman said Tuesday during a discussion sponsored by Harvard's Berkman Center for ...