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Gender Swap: A VR journey into someone else's body

A Spanish art collective combines the Oculus Rift head-mounted display with first-person cameras in a gender-bending attempt to promote tolerance and empathy.

By February 13, 2014

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How do you make a good virtual reality game? Oculus developers meet to find out

Developers looking to build games for Oculus' VR headset will swap their best tricks of the trade at the company's first conference.

By September 19, 2014

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Crash your carbon-fiber i3 EV? Here's how BMW will fix it

The use of carbon fiber in the frame of the BMW i3 has many worried about high repair costs. BMW gives us an inside look at why it won't be so bad.

By April 16, 2014

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Why the plastic body of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is its secret weapon

Some Samsung Galaxy fans were hoping the S5 would get a swanky aluminum body befitting its flagship status. It didn't happen, but here's why that's good.

By April 8, 2014

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Why the $2B Facebook Oculus deal is a down payment on gaming and everything beyond

Relax, gamers. Not only will Oculus still be able to fulfill its ambitions, but the Facebook acquisition will also prove a landmark moment for the impending ubiquity of virtual reality.

By March 26, 2014

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Ride the Oculus Rift to outer space!

Researchers at the UK's Surrey Space Center are trying to fund a novel way for the 99.999992 percent of us who've never been to outer space to virtually get there.

By March 4, 2014

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Chief of Google's Project Ara talks modular smartphones

In a report, project lead Paul Eremenko talks details about the tech giant's far-out initiative to make a free, open hardware platform for customizable smartphones.

By February 26, 2014

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Facebook expands gender options for user profiles

With the help of LGBT activist groups, the social network makes its gender labels more inclusive so people can be their "authentic self."

By February 13, 2014

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Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.

By January 3, 2014

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Motorola unveils Project Ara for custom smartphones

The highly modular approach aims to let you swap in items such as keyboard, battery, or display so that your handset stays up-to-date much longer than today's smartphones.

By October 28, 2013