Apple Plans Ahead


The futuristic ad takes place in September 2011. 24 years ago Apple ran this advertisement predicting a tablet based voice assistant. With yesterday’s announcement of Siri , they missed their prediction by only one month (out of 24 years.) Wish all my engineering projects achieved such schedule precision! The post Apple Plans Ahead appeared first on V-Rtifacts. And All That Hype On TV VR Companies 1987 Apple Knowledge Navigator Siri tablet

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Beware the funny hair… its a tech cult giveaway


Matt Novak, in Smithsonian’s Paleofuture blog , draws some interesting contrasts between Jaron Lanier’s 1991 Omni Magazine interview and his current book: “ You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto. ” 1990s virtual reality as seen in The Carousel of Progress (photo by Matt Novak). While the Omni article portrays Lanier as.


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Platypus Headsets?


The Science Channel interviews Jaron Lanier who shows off some wide field of view headsets from the late 80’s. Jaron feels like a platypus when wearing one of these JumboTrons. The narrator’s conclusion (and Jaron’s as well): The state of the art in VR hasn’t progressed too much further. . (A A tip of the hat to Aphradonis over at for finding this little gem!). The post Platypus Headsets? appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

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Seeing the Eye in a New Light


There’s been an enormous resurgence of DIY HMDs in the VR hacker community recently, some quite impressive. Understanding how the eye works is the key to these inventions. I found a really instructive 70 year old nugget which gives HMD designers the real lowdown. All the way from 1941 to you… If you find this video a little advanced (it really isn’t), check out part 1 of the same series: The post Seeing the Eye in a New Light appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

Apple Mulled Lowering Its App Store Commissions Way Back in 2011, Emails Show

GizModo VR

At the heart of Epic Games’ case against Apple is the company’s 30% App Store commission and its iron rule over in-app purchases.

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Watch the final space shuttle launch on its 10th anniversary

Digital Trends

NASA this week marked the 10th anniversary of the final space shuttle launch, which took place on July 8, 2011, when Atlantis blasted into space. News anniversary NASA space space shuttle


Whatever happened to Li-Fi?

Digital Trends

After being introduced to the world in 2011, Li-Fi technology generated lots of hype and tons of investment dollars. But it still hasn't caught on. Here's why. Features Li-Fi

Everything we know about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Digital Trends

Here is everything you need to know about this remake, originally released on the Nintendo Wii in 2011. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is nearly upon us. Gaming Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch skyward sword hd the legend of zelda skyward sword hd Zelda: Skyward Sword

‘Bigscreen VR’ To Host Live Q&A With Ready Player One Author Ernest Cline


In 2011 –before virtual reality headsets really existed – Ready Player One inspired us of what was possible with VR. Learn more about the highly-anticipated sequel to RPO via this live VR interview.

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel ‘Ready Player Two’ Arrives This November


Ernest Cline returns with a follow-up to his 2011 sci-fi cult favorite. Exciting new for all you Ready Player fans.

Old Meets New as App Transforms Vinyl Records into Augmented Reality Sculptures

Next Reality AR

Despite the rise of music streaming, the experience of immersing oneself in the artwork and lyrics of old school albums is alive again, as sales of vinyl records and CDs have outpaced digital downloads for the first time since 2011. Now, the latest album from Amsterdam-based Necessary Explosion evolves this experience through augmented reality.

Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

GizModo VR

In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers.


Meth-Related Deaths in America Are Skyrocketing

GizModo VR

Since 2011, the report found, annual rates of methamphetamine overdose deaths have risen across every demographic group in America and are especially high… Read more. Drug overdose deaths caused by methamphetamine use in the U.S.

Laika Heads to Wildwood for Its Next Stop-Motion Movie

GizModo VR

Laika , the maker of fine stop-motion animated movies such as Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings , has announced its newest project: an adaptation of Wildwood , the 2011 YA novel by Colin Meloy, singer/songwriter of the indie rock band the Decemberists, and illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis.

Could Cowboys & Aliens be Making a Cinematic Comeback?

GizModo VR

Jon Favreau directs an all-star cast of actors in the 2011 film Cowboys & Aliens including, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, and many others.

Leaked Capcom Documents Point to ‘Resident Evil 4’ VR Coming to Oculus Headsets

Road to VR

Considering the original game was first released on consoles in 2005 and then later remastered in 2011, the Quest platform is a likely bet; Facebook has also largely abandoned PC VR in the wake of Quest 2, its latest standalone VR headset.

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Scientists Tempt Fate, Drill Record-Breaking Ocean Hole off the Coast of Japan

GizModo VR

The hole is located in the Pacific Ocean near the epicenter of the catastrophic 2011 T?hoku A drill aboard a Japanese research vessel has set a new record for the deepest ocean hole in history. hoku earthquake, which is perilously close to Kaiju country. Read more.

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Why Every Company Needs a Metaverse Strategist


In 2011, legendary investor Marc Andreessen famously said “software is eating the world” – perhaps now the metaverse is beginning to eat the world. The metaverse is coming (some iteration of it is already here) and it’s going to encompass society as we know it.

Elon Musk Says He Wanted to Sell Tesla to Apple But Tim Cook Wouldn't Take the Meeting

GizModo VR

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple since 2011, wouldn’t even sit down for a meeting with Musk to discuss… Read more. Electric car maker Tesla is soaring high, with a $606.9 billion market cap and a stock price that’s up 813% this year.

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Japan’s New Fukushima Plan: Dumping Radioactive Wastewater Into the Sea

GizModo VR

The Japanese government said Tuesday that it would start releasing contaminated water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean, outlining a long-expected plan that is, understandably, upsetting a whole lot of people.

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Rockstar Starts Production on AAA Open-world VR Title

Road to VR

Noire (2011) to the medium, so it’s also possible we could be seeing a VR-adapted re-release of an extant Rockstar title such as GTA V (2013) or Red Dead Redemption. According to the studio behind L.A. Noire: The V.R.

Pics of an Unreleased Xperia Play 2 Make Me Wish Sony Would Give Gaming Phones Another Go

GizModo VR

Released in 2011, the device predates the rise of mobile gaming and modern handheld consoles like the Nintendo Switch. Sony’s Xperia Play was clearly a phone ahead of its time.

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PSVR Exclusive ?Paper Beast? is Coming to PC VR This Summer

Road to VR

Chahi is the developer behind cult classic platformer Another World (1991), Heart of Darkness (1998), and From Dust (2011). Paper Beast, the surreal wildlife simulation first launched on PSVR, is slated to release on SteamVR headsets sometime this summer.

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Yes, There is a Snyder Cut for Sucker Punch

GizModo VR

Right off the heels of Justice League (The Snyder Cut) , the action director admits there is a director’s cut of his 2011 fantasy film Sucker Punch. Another day, another Snyder cut.

Disney Researchers Introduce ‘MotionStick’ AR Puppeteering


Disney Researchers build off an idea from 2011 to develop a new way to puppeteer digital characters in augmented reality. In 2011, a Disney Researcher named Karl Willis developed the idea of a ‘ MotionBeam ’, which gives users the ability to have an AR interaction via a digital beam created by a handheld projector.

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George R.R. Martin Is Also Bummed Game of Thrones Went Beyond the Books

GizModo VR

When Game of Thrones debuted on HBO in 2011 , fans were stoked to see how the story and world of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire would play out on the small screen. But as the showrunners moved past the books, things went a bit off the rails.

‘Snow Crash’ TV Series Coming to HBO Max, Neal Stephenson to Executive Produce

Road to VR

Cornish is known for having directed Attack the Block (2011) and for having written The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) and Ant-Man (2015).

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

Road to VR

Released in 2011, Ready Player One casts a dim vision of the year 2044. Ernest Cline’s breakout novel Ready Player One is getting a sequel on November 24th, which is slated to delve back into the massive multiplayer VR world of the OASIS.

Report: Snapchat To Launch AR Glasses Dev Kit This Year

Upload VR

Founded in 2011, Snap inc has never made a profit. The Information reports Snap will ship AR glasses to developers & creators, with an announcement planned in May. The Snapchat app has over 300 million active users.

Ready Player Two Sequel Novel Releasing This November

Upload VR

Ready Player Two, the direct sequel to Ernest Cline’s 2011 break out novel, Ready Player One, is set for publication on November 24th, 2020. Big news in the book world today!

‘Paper Beast’ Now Launching Q1 2020, New Gameplay Trailer Here

Road to VR

He’s the mind behind cinematic platformer action-adventure games such as Another World, Heart of Darkness (1998), and god-game From Dust (2011).

Mars Longest and Heaviest Rover Is Assembled In AVR School Competition

EON Reality

The Mars rover was launched by an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 26, 2011, and landed in Gale crater on Mars on August 6, 2012.

Why intense winter freezes will still happen in a heating world

Mashable VR

Extreme cold in Texas during years like 1983 , 1989 , and 2011 foreshadowed the 2021 freeze, yet the state largely ignored a major 357-page report published in 2011, which urged a weatherization of Texas' vulnerable energy infrastructure That didn't happen.

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How Loki Shapeshifted From Nordic Folklore to a Marvel Icon

GizModo VR

There are more than 800 years between the stories of Viking god Loki first being written down and his arrival (in the superb Tom Hiddleston) in the Marvel cinematic universe in 2011’s Thor.


Kitely add stats to login screen

Hypergrid Business

Since it first launched in early 2011, Kitely has been the only major grid not to publish its stats, instead providing them by email to Hypergrid Business on request. That changed today, as the... News Kitely Kitely Market


Facebook Creates New Internal Organization to Build “the Metaverse”

Road to VR

You may also recognize the concept from Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One, which was brought to life in Steven Spielberg’s 2018 film adaptation.

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Explore Aperture Laboratories From Portal In VR Using Half-Life: Alyx Steam Workshop Mod


The mod — titled ‘Portal 2 – Speed Ramp’ ports over the entire sp_a3_speed_ramp map from Valve’s 2011 title into VR.

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