augmented reality

Oculus Will Soon Be Able To Pull Real-World Details Into VR

The Oculus Rift VR headset lets you see into another world — but not your own. It’s not like Microsoft’s HoloLens, where you interact with 3D objects in your world. At least, not yet. Oculus just bought Surreal Vision, a startup dedicated to pulling the real world into VR.


These Augmented Reality Hands Are Giving Me Nightmares

Evolution decided that humans should have five digits on the end of each limb. Not four. Not six. Certainly not five little hands attached to one big hand. But thanks to this art/technology/torture installation, some people got to experience what would have happened if Darwin screwed up.


Microsoft HoloLens, Round 2: Why Can't I See More Of This Amazing Shit?

Last night, I donned a Microsoft HoloLens for the second time. It was incredible. I could see objects made of light appear in the real world — and this time, I could freely walk around them without a tether. I even built my own holographic app. It felt so easy.


Somebody Found The Most Appropriate Use For The Nintendo Virtual Boy

Remember the Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s early, failed foray into virtual reality gaming? Twenty years after its release, somebody’s finally figured out the best use for the unwieldy console: Giving all of your friends a handlebar moustache.


Watch More Cute Monster Animation Drawings Get Inserted Into Daily Life

I just love the fake cartoon reality that augmented reality artist Marty Cooper creates within our world because his character drawings pack so much personality that I just want them to be real. Here he is with part three in his Aug(de)mented Reality series, which splices crazy cute monster drawings into normal situations of real life.


Magic Leap Claims This Kickass Reality-Bending Raygun Game Is Real

Remember Magic Leap, the elusive Google-funded company promising to make virtual objects look like they exist in the real world? The one whose technology we’ve never actually seen? The secretive startup just released this incredible video filled with robots, retro rayguns and a holodeck-like user interface.


Mirrors Are Going Extinct

I’m willing to bet that in the near future, we will live in a world without mirrors. Yes, it sounds absurd. But hear me out.


Someone Built AdBlock For The Real World 

AdBlock’s been around the internet for ages, but it only extends to the edges of your browser window. What if a device existed that could block logos and brand names from the world around you?


Can Microsoft Make Faceputers Happen?

The next frontier of computing seems, fairly inevitably, the space directly in front of our eye holes. Never mind that Google Glass washed out (for now), or that Oculus Rift is still a niche within a niche. Our wrists are being colonised. Our faces are next. And Microsoft, of all the players, might be the conquistador.


Microsoft Project HoloLens Hands-On: Incredible, Amazing, Very Much In Beta

I just put Microsoft’s new holographic glasses on my face. It’s one of the most amazing and tantalising experiences I’ve ever had with a piece of technology.