In Elysium, Two People's Love Lasts Forever... But The Details Are Gone

Is love universal, or are there different types of love depending on the sort of people involved? Is brother-sister love different than mother-daughter love, or romantic love? Those are the sort of questions that come up in Jennifer Marie Brissett's ambitious new novel Elysium. Minor spoilers ahead... » 12/15/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

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 there,… » 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

The Weirdest And Silliest Virtual Reality Sex Scenes Of All Time [NSFW]

The moment we get immersive virtual reality, you know what people are going to use it for: the same thing we've used every other new technology for. And as long as movies have depicted virtual environments, there have been ridiculous VR sex scenes. Here are the most bizarre and hilarious VR hookups of all time. » 5/30/14 1:00pm 5/30/14 1:00pm

The New Oculus Rift Is Very Cool, And You Can Get One This Year

Ask anyone in video games what new piece of tech has them most excited about the future, and there's a good chance they'll bring up the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Good news: Later this year, developers (and the rest of us) will be able to own the latest, greatest version. And it really is pretty great. » 3/19/14 1:42pm 3/19/14 1:42pm

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 2:48pm 3/13/14 2:48pm

What will life be like when digital brains outnumber humans?

These days, people worry about robots stealing our jobs. But maybe we should be more concerned about massive populations of computerized human brains. Called "ems," these infinitely-reproducible brains could change the world. Here's what will happen when digital brains vastly outnumber biological ones. » 2/24/14 11:00am 2/24/14 11:00am

People Really Want That Other Scary-Cool Virtual Reality Headset, Huh?

Small screens inches away from your eyes. Light beamed directly at your retinas. At this rate, the next war for cutting-edge display supremacy will be happening on your face. Sometime in the near future, the headgear showdown is going to be the Oculus Rift vs. the just-funded-twice-over Avengant Glyph.… » 1/24/14 10:21am 1/24/14 10:21am

90-Year-Old Woman Tries Out Oculus Rift VR Headset, Is Adorable

The more we hear about Oculus Rift, the more excited we get about it. The virtual reality headset probably won't hit shelves til 2014, but developer's kits started shipping earlier this month. Here, YouTube user Paul Rivot lets his 90-year-old grandma take the setup out for a spin. First stop: Tuscany. » 4/15/13 8:20am 4/15/13 8:20am

New virtual reality CAVE brings us one step closer to Star Trek's…

It's easy to get lost in CAVE2. The next-generation virtual reality platform is one of the most advanced visualization environments on Earth. It combines 320 degrees of panoramic, floor-to-ceiling LCD displays with an optical tracking interface that gives rise to a "hybrid reality system" capable of rendering… » 2/26/13 9:30am 2/26/13 9:30am

Oculus Rift VR headset to be used in Sinful Robots 'erotic encounters'…

Fully immersive brain-jacked virtual reality sex may still be a few decades away, but we're inching closer with each passing year. The latest news on this crucial technological front comes in the form of a new collaboration between software developer Sinful Robot, an Irvine-based startup, and Oculus, a hardware… » 12/14/12 6:40am 12/14/12 6:40am