Microsoft announced plans to spend serious money on a video-game company. This might act as a metaverse gateway for Microsoft, making it the 3rd biggest gaming company in the world.
Technology trends to watch in 2022 include developments in the metaverse, self-fertilizing crops and 3D-printed homes using local materials.
Many are raising concerns about the potential risks of the metaverse, where the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds continue to blur further
Experts believe that if we could help people empathize with the ocean and the marine life within, they would try harder to protect it.
Precisely controlled jets of air are paired with computer generated graphics to create the sensation of touching the hologram.
VR and AR are evolving fast, but our slow-moving legal systems are unprepared. Here are the challenges this poses, and the questions we should be asking.
In a virtual world known as Decentraland, clothing for avatars known as 'wearables' can be bought and sold on the blockchain.
Virtual tourism could help the industry reopen post-pandemic and support the well being of travellers and local businesses reliant on the tourist economy
Digital replicas of buildings can make construction safer, more innovative and more cost-efficient – and help save the planet as urban areas continue to grow
The VR tool, which allows users to see cities from the perspective of a three-year-old, aims to improve urban safety for young children.
Simulations of real-world environments through virtual reality can allow people to tackle situations they would normally find challenging in a safe space.
HoloLens is operated through hand gestures and voice controls, allowing surgeons to view three-dimensional, holographic images of a patient's anatomy.
VR and AR technologies are only available to a privileged few, but could improve education and healthcare for millions more with the right environment
A team of scientists at Cornell University has created a stretchable fiber-optic sensor that detects exactly what you’re doing with your fingers that could revolutionize virtual reality.
The coronavirus pandemic has stopped research projects and medical trials all over the world. Could virtual reality offer scientists an alternative to real-life labs?