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Relive the history of the Power Glove in fascinating 30-minute doc

October 12, 2015 - 1:10 pm in Gadgets

  When the Power Glove debuted in 1989, anyone who was a kid at the time wanted one. We didn’t know how it worked or where it came from, but it looked like the coolest thing in the world because it would allow your real-life actions to be translated…

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Fove eye-tracking VR headset makes virtual reality more like reality

May 31, 2015 - 8:33 am in Gadgets

The dirty secret with modern-day virtual reality headsets are that they don’t really offer virtual reality. Headsets like the Oculus Rift are the first…

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Oculus founder: ‘Everything is going horribly right’

March 15, 2015 - 10:42 pm in Games

A consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset is still on track. James Martin/CNET AUSTIN, Texas -- It's still unclear if the consumer…

Magic Leap’s ‘Cinematic Reality’ platform is about to get some Google love

October 26, 2014 - 2:59 pm in Apps

Ever since Facebook gobbled up Oculus, there’s been a lot of questions asked about the future of virtual reality. Whether or not Facebook ruins the Oculus Rift isn’t really a conversation worth having yet, but you can bet that there are plenty of companies…

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Got a Nexus 5 and Google Cardboard? Then Skyrim in 3D is possible

September 24, 2014 - 11:27 pm in Games

A friend of mine just received his long-awaited Oculus Rift developer’s kit in the mail — quite an event. People we hadn’t heard from in months or even years began emerging from the woodwork to try out the year’s trendiest piece of technology. Yet,…

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Google’s cardboard VR headset is no joke — it’s great for the Oculus Rift

July 5, 2014 - 11:19 am in Gadgets

Google Cardboard is the company's DIY method for turning your Android smartphone into a low-cost virtual reality headset. James Martin/CNET When Google announced a do-it-yourself virtual reality kit made of cardboard at its I/O developer conference this week,…

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World’s largest video game collection sells for over $750,000

June 19, 2014 - 12:08 pm in Games

The world’s largest video game collection is not your Steam library after the summer sale, or the stuff in your friend’s attic that he swears are hot collectibles instead of garbage, but a collection of over 11,000 individual video games that Guinness…

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Sony might have a gigantic surprise announcement at E3 2014

June 13, 2014 - 8:25 am in Games

 Each year in June, the video game masses descend upon California for E3, the single most important video game show. The conference has always been where huge industry announcements are made, but this year, Sony’s announcement might be enormous. The company…

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Facebook, Oculus hit with legal challenge over rights to Rift tech

May 12, 2014 - 12:38 pm in Gadgets

Josh Miller/CNET The deal that would officially bring Oculus VR under the helm of Facebook after a $2 billion acquisition last month has yet to close. But both the virtual reality headset maker and its soon-to-be owner are facing a complicated legal challenge…

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Now you can see what it’s like to be standing on Mars

May 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm in Science

No, Google Street View didn’t come to Mars (but we’re thinking about pre-writing the story anyway for when that inevitably happens). Instead, panoramic photographer Andrew Bodrov put together a Street View-like image that allows you to pan around Mars…