virtual world

  • BMW taps Unreal Engine for a mixed reality vehicle development process

    BMW taps Unreal Engine for a mixed reality vehicle development process

    BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine’s rendering capabilities to generate virtual surfaces and objects overtop 3D-printed prototype vehicle pieces, letting designers and engineers preview how various materials or surfaces will look on a final… Read More

  • In the future there will be mindclones

    In the future there will be mindclones

    This an exciting excerpt from the new book Thinking Machines by Like Dormehl. The book offers a detailed history of primitive machine learning and a dense and fascinating look at the future of true artificial intelligence. The book is available now. Marius Ursache wants you to live forever. It’s not a shock to find out that, in an industry that skews as young as tech, few people spend… Read More

  • Club Penguin is shutting down

    Club Penguin is shutting down

    Club Penguin, the Disney-owned social network for kids, announced this morning it’s shutting down. In its place, the company will launch a new product for mobile, Club Penguin Island, which has been in development over the past several years. Club Penguin Island will launch in March, while the Club Penguin game on the desktop and mobile devices will shut down on March 29, 2017. The… Read More

  • Reach Robotics’ MekaMon is now ready to rumble in augmented reality

    Reach Robotics’ MekaMon is now ready to rumble in augmented reality

    Though not quite as destructive as MegaBots, or as humbling as Boston Dynamics, Reach Robotics’ MekaMon might just be the most fun and accessible robot on the market. Leveraging augmented reality, anyone interested in a good time can whip out their smartphone to battle their bots in the physical and virtual worlds at the same time. Quite a bit of technology goes into the four-legged… Read More

  • Sparkle: The iPhone Gets Its First Virtual World (And It's Completely 3D)

    The number of apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch is nearing the 30,000 mark but hardly any application takes advantage of the network effects that lie within the Apple ecosystem. Most developers simply ignore the fact that all iPhones and iPod Touches are interconnected globally and roll out stand-alone applications. This is one of the major reasons why the vast majority of fun apps lack… Read More

  • Sparkle: The iPhone Gets Its First Virtual World (And It's Completely 3D)

    The number of apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch is nearing the 30,000 mark but hardly any application takes advantage of the network effects that lie within the Apple ecosystem. Most developers simply ignore the fact that all iPhones and iPod Touches are interconnected globally and roll out stand-alone applications. This is one of the major reasons why the vast majority of fun apps lack… Read More

  • Casual 3D social network Hangout hangs out at TC50

    Hangout combines Facebook, MySpace and the Sims to create a virtual world for 16-24 year olds to interact in. By creating “rooms”, users have the ability to create a customized environment in which all their interests are represented. Recent interests are catalogued in a similar way as to real life, with users able to visit your “room” and see what you have been… Read More

  • Meez finally launches virtual world, Meez Nation

    I don’t do the whole virtual world thing that seems to be popular with all the kids, but I hate the iPhone too, so take it for what it’s worth. After millions of requests and painstaking months, Meez has launched their very own virtual world, Meez Nation. Once I get around to fully immersing myself and my avatar in Meez Nation, you can bet your ass I’ll be kicking it with 50… Read More