Tag: virtual

21
Aug

Formula One Embraces eSports for Virtual World Championship | News & Opinion

The pinnacle of motor racing will run a virtual racing series alongside the real thing starting next month. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Formula One is viewed as the pinnacle of motor racing, touring the world, pushing forward driving technology, and entertaining millions of fans. But when Liberty Media took

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8
Aug

Experience Virtual Reality With Firefox 55 | News & Opinion

The internet is about to get a lot more VR-friendly: Mozilla’s Firefox 55, rolling out now, supports WebVR, which lets you experience VR content on the web with an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset. “WebVR enables developers and artists to create web-based VR experiences you can browse to with Firefox,” Mozilla product strategist Nick Nguyen writes in a blog

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27
Jun

Facebook Messenger’s Virtual Assistant M Learns New Tricks | News & Opinion

Facebook Messenger’s artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant M is learning some new tricks. Launched in April, M appears in your chats to make you aware of certain Messenger features you might not have known about. In the near future, M will also be able to remind you to save content in your Messenger conversations, jog your memory about people’s birthdays, and

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5
Jun

Augmented, Virtual Reality Headed to Macs, iPhones | News & Opinion

Apple is giving Google’s Tango AR platform a run for its money, and also plans to bring support for VR headsets to future Macs. Apple has remained mostly silent on its augmented and virtual reality ambitions until Monday, when it announced new tools for software developers that will allow them to bring augmented reality apps to iPhones and iPads. Called

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1
Jun

The Pitfalls of Virtual Reality, According to the Experts | News & Opinion

In the market for a virtual reality headset? You might want to wait. That seemed to be the consensus of industry insiders who gathered at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., this week. The first mainstream consumer VR headsets, among them the HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR, just hit the market last year, and a new crop

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25
May

Digits, T-Mobile’s Virtual Numbers, Arrive May 31 | News & Opinion

T-Mobile’s Digits feature, which turns all T-Mobile subscribers’ numbers into virtual numbers, will go live on all T-Mobile subscribers’ accounts on May 31, the company said today. That will give every T-Mobile subscriber the ability to check their text messages and voice mails from PCs and Macs, and the potential to use their phone number on multiple devices or to

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3
May

This colorful cube grounds virtual objects in the real world

It’s intuitive, as you can see in the clip below, but it’s also extremely quick. There’s no significant latency to make you second-guess your moves. And since Captive works with any device that has both a camera and a decent amount of computing power, you could use it on everything from your laptop to your smartphone. A practical implementation of

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28
Apr

I sat in on a virtual support group for sexual assault survivors

With a Gear VR headset and headphones, I sat and listened to a series of accounts from sexual assault survivors, who would start talking when I looked at them. Their stories were cut into sections and chronologically arranged, and each person stopped talking when I looked away. In the virtual environment, you’ll see the survivors’ heads laid out on a

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18
Apr

Touch, Weight Added to Virtual Reality Using Muscle Stimulation | News & Opinion

Lift a heavy box, push a button, turn a knob, and feel the impact of a projectile in VR thanks to a muscle stimulator mounted on your back. The core technology at the heart of virtual reality systems is expected to improve steadily. The VR headsets will be fitted with better displays, the wires connecting

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8
Apr

Facebook’s Virtual Assistant M Invades Messenger | News & Opinion

The new version of M launching today is completely automated, and will appear in your chats to make you aware of Messenger features you might not have known about. You probably don’t remember, but almost two years ago, Facebook introduced a digital assistant for its Messenger app called M. Now the feature is

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