#Welcome To the Future

Steven Spielberg working on a project that is *only* for virtual reality

Steven Spielberg.

I suppose this is it, folks. The big virtual reality push. In a couple of years, we’re all going to be looking back at this moment. Wondering how anyone really thought it was going to take off. Or, ideally. We’ll be looking back at this moment as the catalyst for the technological progression that ended with me wearing a headset. Covered in teledildonic devices. Using my haptic gloves to stroke a furry with a priapism half a world a way.

I truthfully wouldn’t be surprised by either of these developments. But I’m hoping for the latter.

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‘Oculus Rift’ costs $600, will begin shipping March 28

Oculus-Rift. (1)

Phew! I was worried I was going to impulse buy an Oculus Rift. Would have really cheesed off my wife, and probably not been used very much. Well! The price for the rig has been revealed to be $600, which makes it even too rich for my economically irresponsible ass (for the moment).

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Oculus Rift preorders starting Wednesday; some Kickstarter backers getting free Consumer Edition

Oculus Rift.

Are you preordering an Oculus Rift this week? (I ain’t) Do you not have to because you were a Kickstarter backer who pledged for a Rift, and you’re getting the Consumer Edition for free? (I ain’t)

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Apple bought the company who helped with ‘Star Wars’ motion capture

Star Wars.

Apple seems to be fancying themselves some augmented reality! I mean, they probably fancy something everything technological. But still. The company has bought Faceshift, which is a group that helped out on Star Wars‘ motion capture. Now it’s just a matter of time before they unleash iReality on the world.

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Cyberpunk: WiFi networks can identify you through walls, thanks MIT!

Cyberpunkz

If this isn’t exactly the sort of cyberpunk apocalypse I’m waiting for (with sleek leather garb, a powerglove, and sweet ass shades), then I don’t know what is.

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Oculus Rift going to cost more than $350 when it ships

It ain’t going to be cheap getting into the Metaverse, friends. But then again, who suspected it would be? The Rift is coming, it’s launching (soon), and it is pricing itself out of the range of the casual folk. Which is to be expected at first, right?

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Netflix, Hulu, and Twitch coming to Samsung Gear VR

Netflix.

Do you want your Netflix in 360-degrees? Maybe you can look down at your virtual belly and see virtual crumbs? Well, you’re going to be able (to probably not) do that soon! On Samsung’s Gear VR.

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Netflix CEO: All TV Will Be On The Internet In Twenty Years

Netflix

Shit is going onto the internet, yo. All of the television materials will be for you to download through the bandwidth pipes. That is, if you believe the CEO of Netflix. Me? I kind of, I kind of do.

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Sony’s Project Morpheus headset now called “PlayStation VR”

PlayStation VR.

Sony’s virtual reality headset has been rebranded. The name is a controversial one, one barely tethered to the PlayStation brand. It’s called “PlayStation VR.” Ha! Get it? Irony! Whatever.

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Amazon Prime now allows for offline playback; dope is dope

PRAISE BE.

Pretty dope development coming out of Camp Amazon. The company’s Prime service is allowing users now to download television shows and movies on its Amazon Video app. That means them long-ass flights will be more bearable through media-based buoying. No wireless connection? No problem. Shitty wireless connection? Don’t even fuck with it.

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