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Magic Leap managed over the course of its years-long development to rake in a stupid amount of money, which—in addition to what now seems like an excessive degree of secrecy—helped drum up questionable hype for its technology. The company’s own executives didn’t exactly do much in the way of helping to calm the tech…

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Despite being made of cardboard, Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit is a surprisingly excellent virtual reality upgrade for the Switch, bolstered by an excellent roster of games and VR experiences. Nintendo has just extended its Labo VR Kit support to its A-list titles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario…

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In a rare move by Facebook that doesn’t have the world shaking its head in disbelief, the company’s AI researchers have developed a way to easily turn real people into playable game characters by simply analyzing videos of them going through specific motions. My dreams of finally being an unlockable character in NBA…

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Considered Nintendo’s biggest failure and the butt of endless jokes, the $180 Virtual Boy delivered an embarrassingly limited virtual reality experience when it debuted in 1995. But the console’s quick death didn’t discourage Nintendo from taking risks, and 24 years later its second attempt at virtual reality…

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Green screens work wonders. Just ask the Weather Channel. It’s able to put viewers smack dab in the middle of wildfires, flooding, and, now, dramatic sea level rise. The network released a new video—the first focusing entirely on climate change—using its immersive mixed reality technology Wednesday. The segment aired…

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Last year, Microsoft won a $479-million-plus contract with the U.S. Army to build Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) prototypes that a government document described as intended to “accelerate lethal defensive and offensive capabilities utilizing innovative components.” This weekend, CNBC got a look at what…

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Sony has continued to do well in the virtual reality space, and has sold a grand total of 4.2 million PlayStation VR systems worldwide, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. That’s total units actually bought by consumers, not just shipped.

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The VR revolution hasn’t swept the world like a lot of people thought it would, and though I still have confidence in the medium as a whole, modern VR also has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to comfort, optics, and affordability. Enter the Reverb. Designed for both commercial and home use, while HP’s…

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After six years, Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, its in-house immersive entertainment studio. What exactly was Spotlight Stories, you ask? Fair question. Unless you’re an avid virtual reality enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of Google’s attempts at creating 360-degree short films…

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Even before The Last Jedi came out, porgs were everywhere. Porg dolls, porg sneakers, porg backpacks...the world was porg obsessed, and that’s only continued since the release of the film. However, for obvious reasons, the one thing no one could really have was an actual porg. So Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab aimed to change…

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