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.

NASA’s Mars launch depends on the weather. Here’s how it’s looking

Digital Trends

The Perseverance launch is NASA's first rover mission to Mars since 2011. News Cape Canaveral Mars 2020 NASA Perseverance space


‘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.

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.

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.


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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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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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.

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.

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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‘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).

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.

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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‘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.

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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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!

We all hate Facebook. So why aren't we deleting our accounts?

Mashable VR

When Naydeline Mejia joined Facebook in 2011, she used it constantly. "I I wasn't on Twitter yet, and Instagram hadn't really popped off at that time," Mejia, a 22-year-old in New York City, told Mashable. "I I was probably on the platform everyday, if not every other day.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Interactive Storybook Features 3D Studio Tour, Headcrab Sound Mixer, And More


In 2011, the series received a makeover in the form of a new digital storybook for the iPad. Veteran game journalist Geoff Keighley shares a behind-the-scenes look at the development of HL:A.

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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.

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


‘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).

Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November


Remember that amazing neo-noir detective action-adventure game from the creators of GTA released back in 2011? In an announcement made earlier today via the official Rockstar website , the celebrated game publisher revealed four new versions of their 2011 hit LA Noire for major consoles including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The blockbuster detective thriller gets its own VR rendition for the Vive in one of four new versions coming this November.

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'Mario Golf' and a 'Zelda' blast from the past highlight this huge Nintendo Direct

Mashable VR

That latter-day Wii release from 2011, later delivered to Wii U in 2016, promises to bring tweaked controls and a freshened up look on Switch. It's been more than a year since the last, major Nintendo Direct — which fell on Sept.

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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Google Closes The Door On Its ‘Spotlight Stories’ VR Film Studio


billion USD acquisition of the mobile phone company in 2011. Pour one out in remembrance of Google’s Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform. In an official statement released yesterday by Google, the company confirmed the termination of their popular immersive film program, Google Spotlight Stories, after an impressive six years of AAA VR storytelling.

MacBook Pro is getting MagSafe, more ports, and function keys again, report claims

Mashable VR

As the images of all the important data I have on there flashed in front of my eyes, I wished that this new machine still had the MagSafe connector like my ancient MacBook Pro from 2011.

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Nintendo President Says The Company Is Exploring New Ways To Use AR


Back in 2011, Nintendo introduced AR Cards for the Nintendo 3DS which allowed users to interact with 3D models of beloved Nintendo characters and engage in AR-based minigames tied to specific 3DS titles, including Mario Party: Island Tour, Bravely Default , and Kid Icarus: Uprising.

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Masters of Pie Secures $4.7M to Further Develop AR/VR Tools for Enterprise

Road to VR

Founded in 2011 in London, Masters of Pie started out as a service company creating R&D prototypes and products for blue chip companies using the tools and knowledge from the gaming industry. Masters of Pie, an enterprise-focused AR/VR studio, announced its secured £3.6 million (~$4.7

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz Steps Down Citing ‘Focused’ Direction


I have been leading Magic Leap since 2011 (starting in my garage). Rony Abovitz is stepping down from the CEO role at Magic Leap after raising more than $2 billion and subsequently laying off a large segment of the workforce.

Take a VR Tour of Aech’s ‘Ready Player One’ Garage With Friends


Based off the 2011 science fiction novel of the same name, the story follows unlikely hero Wade Watts in the dystopian future of 2044 as he searches for the immensely valuable “easter egg” hidden within a virtual reality universe known as the “Oasis.”. Sansar Studios’ latest venture gives you the chance to explore all the pop culture references featured in Aech’s legendary ‘garage.’.

Dead GroundZ Is Dead Island VR But Somehow Rougher – Quick Review


It was a 2011 zombie survival game that raised a lot of hype with impressive trailers and screenshots, but a plague of technical and design frustrations left a lot to be desired. Remember Dead Island?

Explore 40 Years of VR In Film In This 360-Degree Video


Source Code (2011). Ready Player One , a popular 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, has a film adaptation on the way directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg. Though VR is really only just now taking a firm hold in its various markets, virtual reality has been a concept flirted with for many years in our favorite science fiction books, movies, and television series.