Valve vs. Sony: Who's Got The Better VR Experience?

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got two front-runners in the virtual reality race. Sony's Project Morpheus and the HTC Vive are the best VR we've ever seen. Both let you actually reach out and grab objects, unlike the Oculus Rift. But which of these two technological marvels is the most promising? » 3/05/15 6:20pm 3/05/15 6:20pm

Hands On: Sony's New Morpheus Is The Best VR Headset Yet

I just survived a shark attack. I just stole a priceless diamond in an upscale London heist. I did it with Sony's new Project Morpheus headset. It's the best I've ever tried. » 3/03/15 9:21pm 3/03/15 9:21pm

Samsung's Gear VR Headset Will Cost $200

How much cash will you need to spend to turn your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 into a bonafide virtual reality headset? Now, we finally know: the Samsung Gear VR will officially cost $200. » 11/12/14 6:40pm 11/12/14 6:40pm

Brain Tumor Treatment, On-the-Go

In today's active, time-constrained world, even tumor patients don't have time for treatment. What to do? Wear this: The NovoTTF-100A. It's portable, cancer zapping headgear and it just got FDA approved. » 4/17/11 10:00am 4/17/11 10:00am

12 Great Reasons to Be Scared of Your Phrenologist

See, back in the day, after the doctors finished lobotomizing you with a stick and applying the leeches, they'd jam one of these on your noggin to see which of your humours was out of balance...or some such quackery. Our friends at have some more examples of stuff you don't want on your head. » 3/25/11 2:20pm 3/25/11 2:20pm

A Visual History of Daft Punk's Helmets

The dudes from Daft Punk always look like space travelers from some party planet vastly cooler than our own, but they haven't been rocking the same helmets this whole time. This chart provides a nice overview. » 12/29/10 8:40pm 12/29/10 8:40pm

The Rampant View Head Mount. You know, for iPod Nano Spelunking

So you want hold off on an iPod nano upgrade and go adventuring, but you're worried accessory manufacturers are going to leave you behind given all the new Apple iPod kit lately. No worries! Wear this: » 9/26/10 3:00pm 9/26/10 3:00pm

You're No Invisible Pedestrian While Wearing Black Diamond Sprinter…

The Black Diamond Sprinter is designed with the adventurous night runner in mind, but I can just as easily see this headgear transitioning into a lightweight spelunking role... and, yes, there it is—I think I just invented cave running. » 9/06/09 5:00pm 9/06/09 5:00pm

Knitted Gas Mask Helps Cyclists Avoid Cotton-Wool Smog

For those who are about to knit, we salute you—especially if you make woolly hat 'n' gas mask combos for your friends to wear on their bike ride to work. Not sure whether it would work in the event of a mustard gas attack, but it works for me. File this alongside the R2-D2 beanie and Darth Vader bonnet and see the… » 2/22/08 9:00am 2/22/08 9:00am

Pac-Man Balaclava Should Be Mandatory Streetwear for Everyone

Items such as this Pac-Man Plush-Head helmet make me realize how much life has to offer. It comes in two sizes, (Pac)Man and (Pac)Boy and does nothing but keep your ears warm. Nope, no MP3 player, no vibrating head massager, no USB, no Bluetooth—just squashy yellowness. What else do you need? » 7/25/07 9:45am 7/25/07 9:45am

Virtual Hallucination Headgear Is, Uh, Crazy

Virtual Hallucinations is an earphone-and-goggle training device for cops, paramedics and social workers which builds empathy with the mentally ill by putting them through the same experiences. It pretty much does what it says: simulates either schizophrenia or a really bad acid trip. » 5/21/07 5:10pm 5/21/07 5:10pm