I Traveled to Hawaii and London in This Weird VR Holodeck


Virtuality is still stuck in an awkward liminal stage. Sony introduced Morpheus, Samsung's $200 Gear VR is just around the corner, and the Oculus Rift continues to showcase the best the platform has to offer. But it's a technology not easily accessible. Instead, it's still relegated to strange demos and experimental… » 9/19/14 3:05pm Friday 3:05pm

Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 12:47pm 8/22/14 12:47pm

Piloting a Pacific Rim Jaeger Is the Perfect Oculus Rift Endgame

The limits of real-life technology mean that the giant robots that made Pacific Rim so awesome are hundreds of decades away. Sad, for sure, but with the technology we do have at our disposal we can at least simulate the experience of piloting a towering jaeger with the use of an Oculus Rift. » 7/24/14 8:45am 7/24/14 8:45am

Scientists use wireless Oculus Rift to create real life holodeck

Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut in Germany have created the closest thing we have to a real life holodeck using a wireless Oculus Rift and multiple cameras distributed inside a 32-foot by 32-foot room. Of course, it's still far away from Star Trek, but it works. Watch the video to see how: » 7/18/14 11:12am 7/18/14 11:12am