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Self-Isolation Survival Tips

So you’re quarantined? Worst case the nurses have told you that you’re positive for Covid-19 or maybe your office has enforced ‘home working’ due to the Coronavirus outbreak. If you’ve got a partner then the following may not apply… if you’re single and need to ‘express yourself’ on occasion then the next few months could…

‘Virtual Intimacy System’ on target to raise US$0.25m

VIRTUAL MATE claims to be the world’s first virtual intimacy system and it’s about to close its crowd funding page on Indiegogo. With 2 days remaining it’s already had pledges that exceed its US$25k target by a factor of 10, currently standing at US$236,911 Based in California the team consists of Unreal Engine developers and…

Ready to be touched in VR?

It sounds like something from the film ‘Ready Player One’ but scientists at Northwestern University have developed a ‘patch’ that can simulate the sensation of human touch over long-distances. In the example referenced in a Scientific American report, a mother can be found chatting with her young son via a video link as she pats an interface,…

The Louvre Goes VR

The Louvre is the famous museum in Paris with the glass pyramid in front. It houses some of the most well known works of art in the world! This collection includes the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci. It is a rather small painting for it’s fame, and it is actually rather hard to see….

New Multiplayer Shooter Coming to Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest is an untethered (aka wireless) headset that has its own library of games and programs that you can use with it. That’s why it’s always so exciting when something new comes along, especially something as cool as a multiplayer shooter game. The game coming to the platform is called Pavlov. It promises to…

Take a Vacation Every Day!

The magical thing about virtual reality is that you can truly take a vacation any day that you want. You can just slip on your VR headset and the magic will take hold. Now there is a super popular game that is taking that definition to a new extreme. The game is called Vacation Simulator…

Sony Drops Info About Next Generation for PSVR

PlayStation VR or PSVR as it is often shortened is one of the top gaming platforms for virtual reality. Their first generation PSVR has over 200 games available for the platform and has sold over 4 million units. Now they have dropped some new information about the 2nd generation of the product, which is set…

Google Glass is Back

Despite being banned from many establishments across the globe, Google is still holding out hope for Google Glass, one of the world’s first augmented reality devices. In fact, they are about to release a new version of the glasses that will cost $999. That is quite expensive but considering that the original version was $500…

Google’s New Phones Don’t Support VR

Google has been kind of slow in the VR game. They do have Google cardboard, which is the most affordable headset out there. It makes VR accessible to many, including schools and people who already have smartphones who don’t want to invest hundreds in a VR headset but who still want to experience the magic…

What is a VR Backpack?

You know about a VR headset. Even if you don’t you can imagine what that might entail. You can probably also envision VR hand controllers. However, what is a VR backpack? This is a new product that has been developed by HP. Yes, the printer company. They are now working hard on virtual reality technology…

Minecraft: Now In the Real World

Augmented reality is when we use technology to add virtual elements to your everyday world. One new game in the AR field is Minecraft. This treasured game, which allows users to build their dreamlands and characters, is now coming into the new sphere of “extended reality,” technology that allows us to expand our definition of…

Wanna Get Punched By a Robot?

The future is here! Now you can get punched by a robot in a game that combines virtual reality with a real life robot who can punch you in the face pretty hard. The game was developed at Portsmouth University in the UK. The game puts you right in the center of a gladiator arena….

HP Announces 4K VR Headsets

The HP Reverb is a great new headset that has recently become available this summer. It works with the Windows Mixed Reality platform. It is a tethered device that will need to connect to your PC. It has one of the best resolutions of any headset out there with 4K resolution. The tracking is mounted…

“Extended Reality” Is Vital to the Future Workforce

The term extended reality refers to anything that enhances reality like virtual reality or augmented reality. Technologists believe that this new world is going to be essential in the modern workplace in a very short amount of time. Some futurists believe that before long, this technology will be just as popular as the ubiquitous smartphone….

Smell: The 5th Dimension

Amsterdam is a city that is well known for its love of the sex industry. Locals and tourists alike frequent their red light district, looking to get a taste of the legal sex trade. They also have a huge porn industry including theaters where porn movies are screened. We all know that when we have…