Oculus Rift Now Allows Everyone to Train Like a Jedi


A new video game for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset allows players to recreate the famous lightsaber training techniques shown in the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars fans can now hone-in their lightsaber skills using the Oculus Rift headset and a special handheld companion device. After strapping on the headset, players will see a virtual room and … Read more

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Oculus Rift’s Potential Showcased by Surgery Demo


The Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, is being used in combination with cameras attached to surgeons in order to show medical students what surgery looks like from a firsthand perspective. A team of french surgeons has tapped the Oculus Rift to help teach med students about surgery. The idea is novel and the results are quite … Read more

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Vision Correcting Displays Could One Day Replace Reading Glasses


Get ready to ditch those old reading glasses, because “vision correcting” displays could be popping up in all sorts of devices in the not-so-distant future. A recent study — published by the MIT Technology Review — suggests that technology is in the works to enable devices to adjust the content on screen to “undo” the effects of vision … Read more

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Mind-Control Video Game Breaks New Ground


A successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 has led to a video game where players can move in-game objects with nothing but thoughts. “Excuse me, would you like to throw trucks with your mind?” This is how Lat Ware, the developer of “Throw Trucks With Your Mind” strikes up conversations with individuals as they pass by during … Read more

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