The virtual revolution has really only just begun, and it’s about far more than just gaming. AR and VR technologies are set to transform how we acquire knowledge, how we travel, and even how we track our health. But will our new virtual world be populated with boundless explorers or despondent couch potatoes? We’ll head to the frontier of this digital scape and look what tomorrow has in store.

Disney Made A VR Jacket That Can Simulate Hugs, Snakes Crawling On Your Back

Feel the "Force" with Disney's new virtual-hug jacket.

April 27, 2018

Scientists Use EEG Machine to Create Digital Images From Brain Activity

"We were able to ... get a direct illustration of what’s happening in the brain."

February 23, 2018

To Stop Russian Election Meddlers, Facebook Goes Analog

The social media platform is taking its verification measures offline.

February 21, 2018

Google Is Bringing Augmented Reality Functionality to Chrome

Google is looking to join the AR game.

January 29, 2018

Researchers Used Virtual Reality to Gain Insight into How Our Brains Assemble Memories

A better understanding of how memories are formed, stored, and recalled could improve diagnosis and treatment for diseases like Alzheimer's.

January 27, 2018

Physicists Just Made Star Wars-Style 3D Projections a Reality

Just don't call it a hologram.

January 26, 2018

Doctors Can Now Use Augmented Reality to Peek Under a Patient’s Skin

A new technology takes some of the guesswork out of medicine.

January 25, 2018

The World Health Organization Identifies Gaming Disorder as a Mental Health Condition

"At what point does an activity transform from an entertainment to a disorder?"

January 4, 2018

An Alternative Form of Therapy Lets You Swim With Dolphins in Virtual Reality

The program, developed by Dolphin Swim Club, uses 360-degree video of actual dolphins.

November 29, 2017

The UAE Released a VR Tour of the First City on Mars

"I would like to welcome you to your second home."

November 29, 2017