Google Glass has gotten a lot of flak lately. Places are beginning to ban the device citing some nonsense about ‘privacy’ and ‘consent’ or whatever. The most recent institution to ban the gadget was the San Diego Comic Con(SDCC.) It wasn’t banned throughout the event but it was banned at any of the closed door conferences. The worry is that people would film it and post...

It’s official. Facebook is now the full owner of Oculus and their marvelous virtual reality hardware, the Rift. It was announced several months ago that they were buying the company for billions of dollars, but you know how those things go. Lawyers have to sign things. Money has to slowly travel to Swiss bank accounts. Now the deal is done as Zuck officially...

We all love virtual reality helmets like the Oculus Rift. Nobody is disputing that. However, there is one tiny/big problem with the whole VR expensive. What is that problem? Well, while your head and brain are “in the zone,” the rest of you is still holding a video game controller or, even less immersive, a mouse and keyboard. This doesn’t exactly make you feel like you are in the...

It won’t be long now until just about every company out there will have their own virtual reality goggles out in the marketplace. Once Facebook bought Oculus for billions upon billions of dollars, the financial floodgates opened. There are all kinds of neat products forthcoming, some of which are being produced by reputable companies. One of these reputable companies? A little mom and pop electronics...

First there was one. Once upon a time only Google and their remarkable(and remarkably expensive) Glass goggles were the only kids on the VR eyewear block. Nowadays, however, every big tech company on Earth is developing their own pair of nifty AR/VR glasses. A lot of smaller companies are also getting in on the act, servicing a newly formed section of the market...

There are two competing “ultimate awesome” scenarios for wearable technology. One is obvious. Star Trek’s Holodeck. Oculus Rift and other VR technologies are helping us get there, slowly but surely(A little too slowly for my liking but I’ve always been impatient.) The other is to create some kind of superhuman akin to Iron Man or Batman on...

The wild and wooly world of virtual reality offers limited potential. Do you want to float through space as you eat a delicious slice of pizza? It could do that, although you might have to import the pizza in from the real world. Do you want to talk to a girl you’ve never had the guts to talk to in real life? The virtual world could do that, although if the real version of her found out you’d...

Google Glass just may be the ultimate in wearable technology. It is absolutely the most “futuristic” of all the currently available gadgets, that’s for sure. It’s so futuristic, however, that it is ahead of the curve regarding what is considered acceptable behavior in society. As such, some bars have banned Glass as other businesses. The issue here is privacy. If Glass can...

Second Life has been a burgeoning virtual world for eleven years now. That’s ancient in the world of the Internet. This fake world has long been the purview of S&M enthusiasts and a whole lot of other folks who just want to fly around and look at stupid stuff for an hour or two each day. Consider it the Minecraft before Minecraft. As such, the company that...

To those that don’t follow every minute detail of the wearable technology industry, it would seem as though Google has a lock on this so-called smart eyeglasses thing. However, there have been rumblings, major rumblings, from other big companies who are also dipping their toes in what used to be Google’s waters. Not to mention, Google has had years to...