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Star Trek Holodeck Gets a Step Closer to Reality

The Star Trek franchise has given us a vision of the future that looks pretty bright, for the most part. Aside from tangling with the occasional Borg cube, genetically-engineered Mexican Sikh, or omniscient smart-ass, things are almost utopian. And there …

Star Trek Holodeck Becomes Reality With Oculus Rift, Results Are Impressive

German scientists at the Max-Planch-Institute have created a way for us to experience the holodeck from Star Trek by using the wireless Oculus Rift. With this technology, the researchers were able to simulate travelling to different places around the world. …

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Takes Gaming Beyond the Edge of the TV Screen
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Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s department for experimental computer science projects, has unveiled the “IllumiRoom,” a projector system that extends the action in video games beyond the edge of the TV screen. What’s most impressive about it is that it doesn’t require …

HoloDesk Lets You Play With Virtual Balls HoloDesk Lets You Play With Virtual Balls
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Microsoft has released a video of an experimental project called the HoloDesk. The HoloDesk uses an optical see-through display and a Kinect camera to “create the illusion that users are directly interacting with 3D graphics.” So if I understand this …