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Virtual reality for mice teaches scientists about navigation

Virtual reality isn’t just helping scientists understand and treat fellow humans — it’s helping them make sense of their four-legged friends, too. Researchers have built a virtual maze that convinces mice they’re running through hallways when they’re really running on a ball. The invention makes it possible to keep the...

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What Building a Hoverboard in VR Looks Like

Combining an Oculus Rift headset, a Wii Balance Board, Microsoft Kinect, and Leap Motion controller, your hopes for taking flight on a hoverboard can now become a reality, in virtual reality of course. Just in time for October 21, 2015, the future day Marty McFly visits in Back To The...

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First Look: Mattel Virtual Reality View-Master

Back in February, Mattel announced that the View-Master would be getting a makeover. Today, we received a tip from one of our scouts that it had showed up on Target.com. A quick search through the store finder showed a few in stock here in LA, so we drove to Inglewood and found a...

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The First Oculus Rift Has Rolled off the Production Line

At Oculus Connect 2015, key members of the teams responsible for designing and manufacturing the consumer Oculus Rift took to the stage to talk about the process of creating a headset for mass production. It was revealed that the first headset has already rolled off of the production line. On stage...

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Valve employee uses virtual reality to propose real-life marriage

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset hasn’t yet reached store shelves, meaning only a select few developers have gotten their hands on pre-release kits and explored the possibilities of “room-scale” VR. For one staffer at Valve Software, the Vive’s official SteamVR partner, that meant an opportunity to claim first dibs on...