Virtual reality

 
  • Tokyo Virtual Reality Expo 2008: $80,000 high-end VR helmet presented

    Tokyo Virtual Reality Expo 2008: $80,000 high-end VR helmet presented

    Yesterday I attended the 16th Industrial Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo to find some cool tech to cover for CrunchGear. However, a lot of what I saw was just boring stuff. Advanced maybe, but boring: motion capturing systems, VR games, 3D projectors etc. Read More

  • Scientists Find Way To Trigger Out-of-Body Experiences

    Scientists Find Way To Trigger Out-of-Body Experiences

    Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how this is scientifically possible, take a moment to read the following quote: “The researchers say their findings could have practical applications, such as helping take video games to the next level of virtuality so the players feel as if they are actually inside the game.” Wow…so this is what Wii 2 will be like. Read More

  • Real Life Power Glove Senses Shape, Heat

    Real Life Power Glove Senses Shape, Heat

    The University of Tokyo has developed a robotic hand capable of transmitting feeling back to its human controller, in effect taking cybersex virtual reality and remote scientific exploration to a whole new level. Users wearing the glove will be able to sense the shape, temperature, and stiffness of objects. It’ll eventually be used to shop online and even shake people’s hands remotely. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Crossed Wires Edition

    Daily Crunch: Crossed Wires Edition

    Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones Sony Patents 3D Virtual Reality Controller For The PS3 Konami Characters And Their 1980s Counterparts The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball The Great Skype Contest of 2007, Day 5 Read More

  • Sony Patents 3D Virtual Reality Controller For The PS3

    Sony Patents 3D Virtual Reality Controller For The PS3

    Sony has patented a 3D controller for the PS3 and Vaio PCs that responds not only to your wild, flailing movements, but also to your hand grip and applied pressure. As the drawings so wonderfully illustrate, the controller’s held in the palm of your hands. There’s a tactile response, too, so you’re able to feel the game, so to speak. I bet Sony’s real happy it finally… Read More

  • Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd

    Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd

    First off, forgive me for saying the word Jiggy. Now, apparently this game/Second Life/whatever you call it is getting really big. One of my favorite clothing companies, Lacoste, has struck a deal with Linden Labs to create a virtual modeling contest. Alligator & Co. are looking for 100 “remarkable” avatars to appear in Second Life and model Lacoste clothing. Six of the winners… Read More