Games Opinion

Black Mirror's 'Striking Vipers' is a Skin-Deep Exploration of VR Sex

Netflix's fifth season of 'Black Mirror' follows two best friends who find their relationship complicated by a virtual reality game.
Nicole Clark
sex tech

The Problem with Sex Tech

Smart vibrators are becoming more versatile as VR becomes more intimate, so why aren't more people using them?
Dominique Eloise
sex toys

Can AI Sex Toys Really Learn What We Like?

The fantasy of a high tech lover who anticipates your needs before you’re aware of them is still a long way off.
Lux Alptraum

'Astro Bot' Is a Nintendo Quality Platformer That's Also a VR Stunner

Wipe the dust off your VR headset, put the cables in the right spot, and spend some time with the game engineered to make you smile.
Patrick Klepek
virtual reality

This Virtual Reality Dog Could Prevent Dog Bites

As players get closer, the dog shows anxiety and aggression through body language.
Ian Birnbaum
Important Questions Raised By...

Is Virtual Reality About to Transform the Way We Experience Live Music?

I stood in a small room with a headset and felt like I was on stage with Fall Out Boy. Kind of.
Daisy Jones

Make Your Own Wireless VR By Just Wearing the Whole Dang Computer

Erika Ishii and Teagan Morrison turned an HTC Vive and a gaming laptop into a wireless VR backpack.
Samantha Cole
out of body

The VR Experience That Might Make You Less Afraid to Die

Virtual reality can create an out-of-body experience, but can it also reduce the fear of death?
Shayla Love

There's Only One Way to Safely See This Fukushima Art Show

Though an exhibition in Fukushima, Japan features work by Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon, and Ai Weiwei, no one's allowed to visit.
Andrew Nunes

Meet the Doctor Sharing POV Videos of Surgical Procedures on Snapchat

Dr. Shafi Ahmed says the videos are a way to offer medical students in the developing world a chance to observe life-saving surgical procedures.
Aghnia Adzkia

Murder in VR Should Be Illegal

Virtual reality is here—and with it, perhaps, the possibility of the complete physical experience of killing someone, without harming a soul
Angela Buckingham

How the Dearly Departed Could Come Back to Life

Simulations can be thought of as the next step in the evolution of bereavement.
Mohammad A. Ahmad