These Virtual Reality Experiences Make You Feel Like a Superhero

It’s Action Hero Week, which means we’re exploring how technology could give you superpowers. You know: exoskeletons, biohacking, cool stuff like that. Here’s a simpler idea: just strap on a virtual reality headset and feel like a hero without all the blood and sweat! » 5/15/15 11:26am 5/15/15 11:26am

What It Feels Like to Shoot With the Military’s Experimental Smart Scope

You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger. » 4/29/15 12:09pm 4/29/15 12:09pm

7 Famous Fictional Places You Can Explore With the Oculus Rift

Ever since I first played Goldeneye 64, I've been fascinated by exploring 3D cyber-versions of my favorite fictional places. The Oculus Rift makes that pursuit cooler than it's ever been. It's one thing to see static shots of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment from the same never-changing angles. It's another to be in… » 12/05/14 3:17pm 12/05/14 3:17pm

Batman: The Animated Series is coming to a Virtual Reality near you

It seems like everyone's turning to Virtual Reality lately as a marketing promo, the likes of Pacific Rim and Interstellar are the latest to use the tech to plug themselves. Not to be left out, Warner Bros. is joining in by letting people poke around the Batcave - but not just any Batcave. Batman: TAS' Batcave! » 10/08/14 11:19am 10/08/14 11:19am

U23D Gives Us a Glimpse of the Music Video Future

If ideas from William Gibson and Cory Doctorow got mashed up, and the resulting technology was stolen by the music industry in a desperate attempt to reinvigorate their bottom line, then you'd end up with U23D, the 3D concert movie of the future. io9 took a look at U23D this week, and the experience was flashbaked… » 1/10/08 11:00am 1/10/08 11:00am