The Great Bubble


2013 has brought much excitement to the VR world, especially the perception of great breakthroughs in Head Mounted Display products. Can we take a deep breath, then hold up a distant mirror to the cautionary history of VR from 1993-1998.

Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown


Here’s a much more detailed tear down of the Virtual Research VR-4 Head Mounted Display, done by one of the engineers at VR sometime in 1994. He shows us how to remove the back light inverter and the main PCB. ‘Scuse the vintage VHS EP mode recording. I was trying to save on video tape costs; a 6 hour tape cost $1.50! Click here to view the embedded video. The post Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown appeared first on V-Rtifacts.


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Digital VR Rehab


For years, therapists would attempt to treat smokers and alcoholics using real-life triggers. Let addicts see a lighter or an empty bottle, or even a photo of something smoking or drinking related, to trigger cravings, then teach them coping strategies. It was limited because patients could tell they were in a lab and their new found coping skills were not always transferrable to the real world. Enter Virtual Reality: Click here to view the embedded video.

A Ghost Radio Station Has Been Broadcasting the Same Traffic Report for Obama's 2013 Inauguration for 8 Years

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Here’s something that you’d normally see in a post-apocalyptic, zombie TV show, only instead of a mysterious radio message luring Rick and the gang to a group of cannibals, it’s a road closure notice from Obama’s second presidential inauguration.

TikTok Creators Are Taking the Gabby Petito Case Into Their Own Hands

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Virtual Actuality Gaming! Oculus Rift & Cinemizer OLED


At E3 2013 I acquired a fingers on of two VR headsets, Oculus Rift and the Carl Zeiss … resource. Videos 2013 austin evans cinemizer duncan33303 e3 gaming Oculus Rift OLED Review Virtual Reality vr zeissIs digital truth the future of movie games?

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‘Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom’ Will Launch March 9 on Meta Quest 2


Peaky Blinders has won critical acclaim—along with a number of BAFTAs—since its 2013 BBC debut. And soon, fans will be able to step inside the

Mystery of a strange, mirrored double galaxy solved using Hubble data

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A strange object discovered in 2013 seemed to show two perfectly mirrored galaxies. Now astronomers have figured out why. News dark matter Galaxy Hubble space

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See how this ISS astronaut recreated a moment from Gravity movie

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ISS astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently took a moment out of her busy schedule to recreate a moment from the hit 2013 space movie Gravity. Movies & TV News Space Gravity International Space Statoin ISS Samantha Cristoforetti space space station

Pour One Out for Eddy Cue's Vision of iMessage for Android

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A deposition related to Epic Games’ ongoing case against Apple reveals that Eddy Cue in 2013 championed iMessage for Android but was ultimately overruled.

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Marvel at the beauty of our galaxy with most detailed map of Milky Way to date

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the most detailed ever catalogue of our galaxy, using data from the Gaia mission launched in 2013. News breaking twitter Gaia Milky Way space

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Much of the U.S. Will Soon Be Dealing With a Spring Drought

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The last time something like this happened was back in 2013. A large portion of the U.S. will experience drought-related conditions this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week. Read more.

Ben Kingsley Will Return to the MCU in Wonder Man

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English actor Ben Kingsley has portrayed the bumbling, down-on-his-luck theater wannabe Trevor Slattery since 2013's Iron Man 3. He came back into the MCU recently with an appearance in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.


The Metaverse Is Born — Now It Needs To Grow Up

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Since 2013, AWE has […]. The metaverse has arrived — or that was the vibe last week, anyway, at the 2021 installment of the Augmented World Expo (AWE) conference.

Amazon Lets Shoppers Donate to Anti-Abortion and Conversion Therapy Groups

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AmazonSmile, which launched in 2013, would seem to be one of the mega-corporation’s less overtly awful functions: it’s a simple service that adds a surcharge to Amazon purchases and donates it to a participating charity of a shopper’s choice.

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Finnish Man Passes on Paying $22,600 to Replace His Tesla's Battery, Blows Up Car Instead

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Katainen is a 2013 Tesla Model S owner who was told he would have to pay more than $22,600 to replace the battery on his car. There are times in life when you have to chose between paying a boatload of money or watching a very big explosion.


The World's First Death Attributed to Air Pollution Could Spark the Change We Need

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In a groundbreaking decision on Wednesday, a UK court ruled that polluted air was a contributing factor to the 9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah’s untimely, tragic passing in 2013.


Frightening New Details Emerge About Mystery Brain Illness in Canada

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As many as 150 people may have developed unexplained neurological symptoms dating back to 2013, including cases… Read more.

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Young Justice's Future Is Up to Its Fans, Again

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Young Justice is a pretty good show most of the time, and after it got cancelled by Cartoon Network in 2013, fans eventually managed to secure a third season some years later for HBO Max.

TinyTAN | Beat Saber: BTS Music Pack Launches November 12, Track List Reveal


BTS has been spreading positivity since their debut in 2013. Beat Saber’s new music pack features the recently launched TinyTAN characters, whose personalities are inspired

The Complete Guide to Chromecasting

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Google’s history with hardware has been somewhat hit-or-miss, but there’s no doubt that its Chromecast streaming stick has been a huge success, helping to change the way we watch movies and shows and listen to music since 2013.

Google Reportedly Working On Its Own Mixed Reality Glasses


If real, Project Iris would be the company’s first AR device since the ill-fated Google Glass, which was released in 2013 to underwhelming reception. Insiders claim the device resembles a pair of ski goggles and will launch in 2024.

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Lifelogging isn’t dead. It lives on, just without any of the promised benefits

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Lifelogging was the tech trend of 2013 and 2014 but quickly disappeared under the weight of privacy fears. But that didn't stop us from becoming lifeloggers. Mobile google glass lifelogging Social Networking sony core

Nothing Reveals Its First Smartphone Running On a Customized Version of Android

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Carl Pei is hoping to recreate the success of OnePlus, the smartphone company he founded in 2013, with his new venture, Nothing. Today, the outfit confirmed rumors it was designing and building its first smartphone, the “phone (1),” and it’s set to arrive sometime this Summer. Read more.

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Shoots an Elephant in Sickening New Video

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executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, killing an elephant in Botswana in 2013. Newly unearthed footage shows Wayne LaPierre, Jr., It is horrific, and I would not recommend watching it if you’re trying to have a normal day. Read more

OnePlus Spring 2022

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Despite being founded just 9 years ago in 2013, OnePlus has managed to make quite a splash in the world of mobile tech. Is Back, and Here's How It Works

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is making a surprise comeback nearly eight years after it was shut down in 2013. The beloved social media music site

Scientists Are Racing to Save These Sea Stars From Extinction

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Since 2013, a disease exacerbated by overheating oceans has been decimating sea star populations , especially those of one particularly striking variety: sunflower sea stars.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Brings ‘The Mandalorian’ and More to Oculus Quest April 29


Star Wars Pinball has been delighting Star Wars fans and pinball wizards since it originally launched on console, mobile, and PC in 2013. Now, developer

We’re Making the Facebook Papers Public. Here’s Why and How

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21, 2013. “The internet not only connects us to our friends, families and communities, but it is also the foundation of the global knowledge economy.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Aug. Read more.

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Benedict Cumberbatch will host 'SNL' in May

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They've previously performed in 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2018, according to Pitchfork Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will return to host Saturday Night Live for the second time on May 7, with Arcade Fire as the musical guest.


Dota: Dragon's Blood is Back, and Boy, Does It Have Some Dragons

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But Dota: Dragon’s Blood , the anime based on Valve’s 2013 MOBA Dota 2 , was a pretty entertaining romp when it premiered last year. When it comes to Netflix and their video game adaptations , Arcane , Castlevania and The Witcher instantly spring to mind.

Thor: Love & Thunder's New Trailer Gives Jane Foster Her Mighty Due

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Natalie Portman’s scientist hasn’t been seen since 2013's Thor: The Dark World, but here she is, wielding Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) old hammer Mjolnir and beating… Read more.


A New League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie Could Be Heading to Hulu

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There have been attempts at television shows before, notably one in 2013 that didn’t make it past a pilot, and even another film , but the property has… Read more.

Edward Snowden Leaks Intent to Become Russian

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authorities hit a snag in Russia back in 2013 where he claimed political asylum… Read more. Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower who leaked a trove of classified National Security Agency secrets to journalists, never quite made it to Ecuador.

Roli's Squishy-Keyed Seaboard Rise Keyboard Just Got an Important Upgrade Making it Easier to Play

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Aside from going digital in the late ‘70s and then the rise of cheap electronic Casio keyboards in the ‘80s (blasting Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up in demo mode) the piano went mostly unchanged until 2013 when Roli first revealed its squishy-keyed Seaboard Rise.

Watch the Agents of SHIELD Cast and Crew Say Goodbye Ahead of Tomorrow's Finale

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September 2013. Comic book fans were still reeling over the fact that Marvel had done the impossible, linking multiple movies into an event film like no other, The Avengers , and starting a whole new story with Iron Man 3.