Project X Lets You Fight HoloLens Aliens In Your Living Room, And It's Freaking Unreal

Well, this is it. The day all my dreams came true. I started out playing 2D side-scrollers in mall arcades in the 1980s, but I’ll soon be able to fight holographic robots bursting through my living room walls using my handheld blaster that’s a wearable hologram. WTF. »10/06/15 12:45pm10/06/15 12:45pm


How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating a New Alternate Reality

Don't you hate it when someone claims to have a magical new technology, but won't tell you how it works? When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $542 million to make animals appear out of thin air, I resolved to find out exactly what was going on. Here's what I found. »11/19/14 3:06pm11/19/14 3:06pm

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. »3/13/14 1:01pm3/13/14 1:01pm

Take a Gander at the Augmented Reality Effects Possible on Sony PlayStation Vita

I've only gotten to play with the PlayStation Vita's augmented reality functions for a few minutes, but the portable system's relatively powerful processor and high-resolution screen does a good job of selling the "magic" overlay effect. Does it look as good as this demonstration reel from Sony? Not quite—in real… »11/22/11 3:00pm11/22/11 3:00pm

In This Cool (and Gross) New iOS Game, Your Face is the Battleground

The last augmented reality game I played was Face Raiders on the 3DS, a game which turned the face of those playing the game into flying enemies which players could then shoot out of the sky. The new iOS AR game SkinVaders turns that idea on its head (geddit?) by using facial recognition software and the iPad or… »10/20/11 10:00pm10/20/11 10:00pm

The Hidden is the Strange Lovechild of Face Raiders and Ghostbusters, Living in Foursquare's Foster Home

At first glance, The Hidden looks an awful lot like Face Raiders, one of the free augmented reality games pre-installed on every 3DS. Like Face Raiders, The Hiddenis a shooter that uses the 3DS' camera to superimpose things for you to shoot in your real world environment, turning whatever room you're in into a… »8/03/11 6:40pm8/03/11 6:40pm