Augmented / Virtual Reality

Touch This Hologram, But Be Careful

The original Star Wars film is nearly 40 years old – but the hologram buzz the films inspired has never settled down. In recent years some researches want to bring Dante back in 3D. In October, we wrote about a South Florida businessman whose company lets you give your own eulogy via hologram. In the article, we w ... Read More...

Interrupt Your Own Funeral via Hologram

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="alignright" width="292"] Tupac hologram in concert at Coachella[/caption] Ever since Star Wars depicted its heroes on holograms, the 3D images have been a staple to popular (albeit sci-fi) culture. Then in 2012 when rapper Tuac was resurrected as a hologram to perform at Coachel ... Read More...

When Cyborgs Rule the Sky

There’s a scene in Top Gun that troubled my childhood more than any horror film I’ve seen. It isn’t the volleyball game. It isn’t the duet either. Maverick and Goose are in an aerial waltz with an enemy MiG. The pair maneuvers a roll which lets them coast — inverted — over the other plane. (You must reme ... Read More...

China’s Virtual Revolution

There’s a big virtually real wave and a bunch of proverbial surfers in the water. Their equipment, performances, and values differ. Some ride long boards, others short boards, and others still seem content to body surf their way cheaply to the consumer shore. Each brings varied pros and cons from affordability to ... Read More...