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Samsung’s Gear VR Shows the Promise, and the Problems, of Mobile Virtual Reality | MIT Technology Review

Samsung’s Gear VR Shows the Promise, and the Problems, of Mobile Virtual Reality | MIT Technology Review | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges.
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The Who Announce New App, Preview Foray Into Virtual Reality

The Who Announce New App, Preview Foray Into Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Rock giants The Who today launch a 3D immersive app, developed in collabo
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Looking For Clues: How Faculty Use and Think About Technology | From the Bell Tower

Gaining insights into how faculty use different technologies in the classroom and for their own research, as well as how they view new modes of higher education, could help academic librarians discover new opportunities to support and collaborate with their faculty.
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Oculus 'many months away,' but virtual reality sunglasses will take a little longer

Oculus 'many months away,' but virtual reality sunglasses will take a little longer | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Oculus Rift isn't just for games -- it could revolutionize the way we communicate.
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TigerDirect claims exclusive distribution of ImmersiON-VRelia’s virtual reality HMD “The GO” | Business Wire

TigerDirect claims exclusive distribution of ImmersiON-VRelia’s virtual reality HMD “The GO” | Business Wire | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
TigerDirect announced today that it has secured exclusive national distribution rights for ImmersiON-VRelia’s “The GO,” a smartphone
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Student as Designer: Making EdTech that Increases Student Success | NextGen Learning

Student as Designer: Making EdTech that Increases Student Success | NextGen Learning | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
How can undergraduate student involvement lead to wider tech adoption and better academic outcomes?
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Why so few avatars in health apps? | mHealthNews

Why so few avatars in health apps? | mHealthNews | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Ayogo CEO Michael Fergusson says that by using avatars, mHealth developers can create an emotional connection to the people using the apps.
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Virtual reality may predict behaviour of sex offenders

Virtual reality may predict behaviour of sex offenders | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Technology can be used to better gauge reactions of sex offenders and assess their therapeutic progress.
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View from Space Needle goes high-tech - The Spokesman-Review

View from Space Needle goes high-tech - The Spokesman-Review | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
SEATTLE – Visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining. But on a recent beautiful day, many in the crowd on the observation level of the Space Needle – one of Seattle’s most popular tourist attractions – ignored the view of blue skies and puffy clouds over Elliott Bay.
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Oculus warns Sony to solve motion sickness before launching a VR headset

Oculus warns Sony to solve motion sickness before launching a VR headset | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual reality firm’s CEO: ‘We’re a little worried about some of the bigger companies putting out product that isn’t quite ready’. By Stuart Dredge
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Next Galaxy Takes Virtual Reality Headphones and CEEK Platform International with South Korea's Annex Telecom

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Intel invests $62M in virtual reality, drones, mobile - CNET

Intel invests $62M in virtual reality, drones, mobile - CNET | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The chipmaker's investment arm expects to invest about $355 million altogether this year.
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After Missing the Mobile Boom, Mozilla Preps for Virtual Reality

After Missing the Mobile Boom, Mozilla Preps for Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the Firefox Web browser, is moving to be a player in virtual reality.
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Oil companies tap virtual technology to train workers

Oil companies tap virtual technology to train workers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Oil companies are starting to train their oil rig workers in a virtual world -- literally.
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Distance Learning: Internet Opened "Pandora's Box" On Education

Distance Learning: Internet Opened "Pandora's Box" On Education | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
FutureLearn founder and head of the Open University says disruptive innovation is forcing education to reconsider its foundations.
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Virtual reality has a future beyond video games, and it's already started

Virtual reality has a future beyond video games, and it's already started | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
With devices like the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus driving the public's interest in virtual reality, it's easy assume the future of VR lies in
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Reading Robot Minds with Virtual Reality

Reading Robot Minds with Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
With no brains to peer into, researchers have to work hard to dissect a bot's point of view.
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Kinect technology lets shoppers try on virtual clothes | Toronto Star

Kinect technology lets shoppers try on virtual clothes | Toronto Star | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Once considered science fiction, virtual 3D shopping is the new reality, allowing customers to try on virtual clothing, accessories and cosmetics.
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7 competency-based higher ed programs to keep an eye on

7 competency-based higher ed programs to keep an eye on | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education is still sorting out how it will evaluate competency-based programs, but these seven bear watching.
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Virtual technology makes home hunting a snap

Virtual technology makes home hunting a snap | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
More and more, brokers are banking on a video game headset to sell the city’s priciest pads.

Brokers hope that the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will allow apartment-hunters to view their future home’s pre-construction, according to the New York Daily News.

“The idea is to prov
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How The Directors Of The Virtual Reality Horror Short "11:57" Shot A Film For Oculus Rift

How The Directors Of The Virtual Reality Horror Short "11:57" Shot A Film For Oculus Rift | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
There's first-person horror, and then there's being strapped to a chair and unable to look away while the bad guys are out to get you.
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Admissions Office launches virtual interview program

Admissions Office launches virtual interview program | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is stepping up its game this admissions cycle with a program that aims to virtually connect alumni with applicants from their hometowns.
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Exoskeleton hand lets you interact with the virtual world

Exoskeleton hand lets you interact with the virtual world | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Dexmo is an exoskeleton device worn around the hand that lets users control and feel objects in a virtual environment.
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Touching virtual reality with Nimble VR's Sense camera

Touching virtual reality with Nimble VR's Sense camera | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Every time I use virtual reality headsets, I find new limitations. Now that I'm finally "inside" a virtual world, I want to explore. I want to touch
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