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IBM's New 3-D Game Challenges Students to Save a Dying Planet
02/15/08 11:22 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 494 Words

IBM on Thursday unveiled a multiplayer 3-D virtual world and companion classroom materials designed to promote science and engineering education in high schools. "PowerUp" -- which asks players to try to save a planet in near ecological ruin -- gets its public release...

Vivian Wagner
The Virtual Workplace: Lean and Green
04/12/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 986 Words

"Our employees use our products daily to reduce their travel and lower their impact on the planet," said de Albergaria. "About one-third of our workforce is virtual, which has not only helped increase productivity and driven our growth, but has also...

Richard Adhikari
Hack Day Produces Oculix, a Mind-Blowing Trip Through the Netflix Catalog
08/21/14 6:23 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 615 Words

... team of Netflix programmers merged the company's videos with the virtual reality capability offered by the Oculus Rift headset as a fun project on Netflix Hack Day. The Oculix media app lets users browse a floating 3D Netflix video catalog using head...

Rob Enderle
3 Things That Will Change Electronic Entertainment Forever
06/22/15 9:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1160 Words

Sony and Microsoft came ready to do battle, Nintendo showed up, and we were up to our armpits in little companies doing amazing things with virtual reality. However, companies that weren't at the event, like Amazon and Netflix, likely have more to say...

Peter Suciu
Microsoft Invites Devs to Tinker With HoloLens
02/29/16 2:34 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 810 Words

Over the past year, Microsoft has unveiled partnerships with Autodesk Fusion 360, NASA , Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, highlighting vast real-world possibilities for its virtual reality technology.

Other developer applicants will receive invitations to purchase the Microsoft...

Peter Suciu
Rez Infinite Rocks Worlds
10/21/16 1:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 888 Words

Rez Infinite , one of the first virtual reality games for Sony's new PlaystationVR, this week earned praise from early reviewers for its graphics and immersing qualities. Sony announced the game -- an update of a remake -- last year. Featuring support for...

David Jones
Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level
01/27/17 12:22 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 629 Words

... on Wednesday announced that Hugo Barra would be onboarding the company to head up its virtual reality business, including the critically important Oculus team. Barra just days ago announced his departure from Xiaomi . Barra will fill the void left last month,...

Quinten Plummer
Pokémon GO Steps on the Mobile AR Gas
09/17/15 3:43 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 580 Words

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company teamed up with former Google game studio Niantic on an augmented reality project, complete with a wearable Poké Ball that just might be the next best thing to filling Pokédex with pocket monsters. The trio announced Pokémon GO...

Rob Enderle
Avoiding Career Death by Twitter
06/04/18 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1330 Words

There are two big problems with augmented and virtual reality at the moment. One is that there still is a lack of truly compelling content, and the other is that good hardware still is too expensive.

The Qualcomm XR1 platform is designed...

Rob Enderle
Real Danger and Dangerous Distraction - AI to the Rescue?
02/26/18 10:16 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1714 Words

Intel showcased virtual reality at the Olympics, but almost no one cared. I think that deep learning and artificial intelligence either could make things far better or far, far worse -- and my fear is that we are moving toward the latter...

John P. Mello Jr.
AT&T to Switch On 5G in 12 Cities
12/19/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1020 Words

Better Artificial Reality
A major selling point to consumers for 5G will be speed. That could be a very persuasive selling point for mobile gamers.

"In streaming gaming, if you hit a button and a couple of milliseconds go...

Rob Enderle
Xbox 360: Like Sony and Apple's Illegitimate Child
05/16/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1476 Words

Imagining the Next Xbox
My best guess on the next Xbox name is Xbox VR, for virtual reality. While the Xbox 360 comes close to the reality we saw in the film "Toy Story," the next Xbox should be able...

Mike Martin
Is That a Computer You're Wearing on Your Head?
11/24/10 11:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 689 Words

This new device category is a head-worn, mobile computer headset with full voice, audio and PC capabilities, leveraging Kopin's advanced system and micro-display technologies to create a virtual 15-inch monitor that supports simulation software, streaming video on-demand and other large-screen enterprise applications. Motorola...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook's $2B Baby Oculus Denies Rival's Rights Claims
05/06/14 6:25 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 613 Words

... simmering conflict between Oculus, a virtual reality startup Facebook bought last month for $2 billion, and ZeniMax Media began to boil Monday. ZeniMax las week claimed one of its former employees, John Carmack, improperly shared some of its tech with Oculus for...

Rob Enderle
The Coming Virtual Lifestyle Revolution
09/22/14 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1181 Words

One was its new robotics effort, and the other was the announcement that it's pushing Vuforia, its augmented reality platform, into wearable head-mounted displays (think Google Glass on steroids). Qualcomm is imagining a time when we'll wear these things from the moment we...

Katherine Noyes
Google's Cardboard VR Kit Is Really No Joke
12/17/14 6:55 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 777 Words

Google last week announced an updated app for its minimalist Cardboard virtual reality viewer, as well as software development kits for both Android and the Unity game engine. It also published new building specifications for those interested in making their own Cardboard viewers...

John P. Mello Jr.
Apple Awarded Patent for Hybrid VR Headset
02/18/15 11:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 766 Words

... has been awarded a patent for a virtual reality headset that can use an iPhone or iPod as a display. Patent number 8,957,835 was awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Apple for a "head-mounted display apparatus for retaining a...

Quinten Plummer
Leap Motion Faceplate Lets OSVR Head Talk to the Hand
03/25/15 2:53 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 668 Words

Open Source Virtual Reality , a platform that aims to unify virtual reality input devices, games and output, and Leap Motion , a company that has established itself in the development of motion-tracking hardware, on Wednesday announced what may be a compelling way...

Rob Enderle
Holy Crap: Microsoft Is Building Tomorrowland!
05/04/15 8:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1145 Words

At last week's Microsoft Build, I saw what may be the core of building Tomorrowland -- first virtually and eventually in reality.

I'll share my thoughts about that and close with my product of the week: the laptop Microsoft gave to...

Quinten Plummer
Fove VR Headset Locks Onto Your Gaze
05/20/15 3:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 576 Words

... is the first virtual reality headset to feature eye-tracking -- meaning, among other things, that characters you view on screen can look right back at you. So far, close to 500 people have pledged nearly US$200,000 to bring the Fove VR headset...

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Has technology made transportation more or less safe?
Traveling by all modes of transportation has become riskier with each passing year.
In general, transportation safety has been improving steadily, despite some failures.
Some modes of transportation have been improving while others have become less safe.
We may have reached a tipping point where more tech means less safety.
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