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Katherine Noyes
Linden Calls In FBI to Probe 'Second Life' Gambling
04/04/07 1:54 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 521 Words

... FBI is reportedly investigating the legal issues associated with virtual casinos in Linden Lab's " Second Life " online world. In "Second Life," millions of registered users can create their own avatars, or personas, in an online world with its own economy.

Anthony Mitchell
Public Service and New Media: Questions and Opportunities
12/12/06 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 956 Words

New media includes e-mail , instant text messaging, Internet telephony , Web sites, online social networking and virtual reality environments, podcasts, blogs, Web-based video, interactive television, kiosks and video games.

What can new media do? It can encourage changes in attitudes and...

Jay Lyman
Sony Patent Details 'Matrix'-Like Brain Stimulation System
04/07/05 11:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 542 Words

... comparison to Hollywood technological thrillers such as "The Matrix" and "Brainstorm," a new, as-yet theoretical technology patented by Sony is based on neurological sensory stimulation of the human brain, allowing people to touch, taste and smell in a virtual sense. As reported...

Katherine Noyes
Virtual Space Travel, Part 2: Surfing to Mars
06/14/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1122 Words

... that NASA has entered the virtual world with its two islands in Second Life , public outreach, collaboration and space exploration may never be the same again. On its CoLab Island , outreach and collaboration are the focus, as Part 1 of...

Chris Maxcer
PS3 Chip to Give Mainframes Second Life
04/27/07 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 696 Words

The idea is to merge the massive transaction and account-based scalability of the mainframe with the graphics power of the PlayStation 3, ultimately letting an organization create and run a virtual online environment like "World of Warcraft" or "Second Life," all on one...

Katherine Noyes
Virtual Me Crosses Game, TV Barrier
04/16/07 2:45 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 529 Words

Electronic Arts (EA) and Endemol announced Monday that they are partnering on Virtual Me, a new avatar-based offering in digital entertainment that is expected to span the worlds of TV and video games. The technology combines cutting-edge avatar creation technology from EA with...

Sonia Arrison
The Trouble With Augmented Reality and Other Cool Tech
02/24/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 657 Words

This is "the foundation for augmented reality," said Arcas, referring to the mixing of virtual worlds with reality.

Less Help, Please
Almost everyone will be impressed with such advances, except perhaps privacy hawks and those who don't want...

Renay San Miguel
Google Invites Avatar Banter in Lively Chat Rooms
07/09/08 11:37 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 443 Words

... you already thought it was a Google world and we're all just living in it -- well, now you can with the introduction of Lively , Google's free 3-D virtual world application that brings game-like qualities to the concept of Internet chat.

Avatar Portability
The idea of being able to move between properties like "WOW" and Second Life while maintaining my virtual persona creates the opportunity to drop in on some incredibly boring Second Life vendor presentations and blow away the presenters...

David Jones
Nintendo Shares Surge on Pokemon Go Juggernaut
07/12/16 10:34 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 652 Words

Nintendo shares soared on Monday after its new augmented reality mobile app, Pokemon Go , burst out of the gate over the weekend in the U.S and in key markets around the globe. The company's shares rose 36 percent in two days, after...

Rob Enderle
Augmented Reality Future: How to Train Your Dragons on Vacation
07/14/14 6:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1126 Words

Augmented Reality Promise HP's augmented reality demonstration way back in 2007 captured the imagination and showcased where this technology eventually could go. Blending what was real with what was imaginary, the technology demonstration presented the promise of a game that got kids to...

Peter Suciu
Sex Tech Maker Cries Foul After CES Retracts Innovation Award
01/14/19 12:46 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1416 Words

CES in the past has featured virtual reality pornography and a sex robot with unrealistic proportions, the company pointed out, suggesting that a double standard was in effect.

Like many trade shows, CES has a longstanding tradition of exhibitors employing so-called...

Richard Adhikari
New B2B Tool Aims to Lower Overhead, Raise Profits
08/22/18 12:18 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 816 Words

Every interaction has to be worth the time, including active listening and advanced questioning, as well as negotiating, making virtual presentations, storytelling, providing business case/ROI analysis and perspectives, and engaging in social selling techniques.

However, manufacturing "has been notoriously slow in...

Rob Enderle
Nvidia's Convincing Unreality
08/20/18 11:05 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1624 Words

... I read the book Ready Player One , I really got excited about the future of virtual reality , but the movie really didn't do the book justice. Some blockbusters have succeeded in interspersing computer graphics with real people and making it...

Rob Enderle
Tech Career Checklist: Aggressive Diversity, Cold Cash
05/14/18 9:44 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1413 Words

I'll offer my perspective on that and then close with my product of the week: Mirage Solo, a new virtual reality headset from Lenovo .

Diversity Commitment
I don't believe it matters how much money you make if you...

Kris Holt
Echo for Kids, Retro Voice Assistants, and a Second Snap
05/08/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 792 Words

Optical Acuity
Just after releasing a standalone virtual reality headset, Facebook has presented a look into the future, showcasing an Oculus prototype that offers a wider field of view.

Codenamed "Half Dome," it includes a new feature for a...

John P. Mello Jr.
Intel's Smart Peepers Look Smart, Too
02/06/18 12:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 940 Words

Information sent to the glasses appear to be displayed on a screen but in reality is beamed to the retina of a wearer's eye.

"The prototypes I wore in December also felt virtually indistinguishable from regular glasses," Dieter Bohn wrote in...

Peter Suciu
Tech Takes Front Seat at Detroit Auto Show
01/17/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1249 Words

VR, Simulators and Concepts Perhaps one of the most notable ways that this year's NAIAS embraced technology was in the use of simulators, including augmented and virtual reality . Normally at an auto show, all eyes are on the new cars, but this...

Peter Suciu
2017 in Tech: The Year of Foreshadowing Big Things to Come
12/29/17 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1480 Words

AR/VR: More Buzz Than Reality
If there was a true "buzzword" that gained steam in 2017, it may have been "augmented reality," which melds actual reality with virtual reality . However, the promise of what it could offer largely has...

Rob Enderle
Ready Player One and the Troubled Future of VR
12/25/17 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 738 Words

... of the issues with virtual reality is that expectations have been overset massively with TV shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation , which promised an artificial reality indistinguishable from reality. VR failed. It didn't have to -- there is a pattern...

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