GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Those who step into this virtual world will face thieving cyber gangs who are on the hunt for electronic bikes in Europe.
Players assume the role of a cyber-detective: cracking codes and solving puzzles to prevent thefts and protect vulnerable systems.
If the real world doesn't seem like much fun these days, you can build your own bespoke virtual world with the following apps.
Avakin Life - A Virtual World of Avatars and Chat (Free)* — Avakin Life is a simulation with a focus on fashion and building a stylish character and home. (Mobilewalla Score: 96/100)
DragonVale (Free)* — In DragonVale, players breed, raise and train dragons to compete in quests and other contests. (Score: 96/100)
Parents face increasing difficulties protecting kids from online perils
After weeks of concern over her daughter's social media use, Kim Faulkner sat down with the 11-year-old last week to explain what had happened just 30 miles away: 14-year-old Tristan Dilley was found dead in her Buna home.
Faulkner, who lives in Orange County, said Dilley's death escalated a conversation she already was having with her daughter Presley about how much time she was spending in a virtual world.
‘Mixed reality’ emerges as new growth area for Orlando firm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando tech company that builds virtual reality-based training systems has made a push into a fast-growing field that combines the technology with augmented reality.
Known as "mixed reality," it allows two people wearing headsets in different real-world locations to work "alongside" one another in the same virtual world, seeing the same images and in the same settings.
With betting and $200K for winner, online World Cup pays
LONDON (AP) — In the days after Neymar's world-record transfer, Paris Saint-Germain was wrapping up another ground-breaking signing. One less costly and lacking the Brazilian's fanfare.
Ahmed Al-Meghessib won't be lining up alongside Neymar, but the 19-year-old Qatari is no less a soccer pioneer.
MILAN (AP) — A fresh breeze buffeted Italy's fashion capital during the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, both literally, bringing relief from the June heat, and figuratively, as young designers took the spotlight.
They brought with them fresh silhouettes with new proportions and reinterpretations of old summertime favorites from linens to stripes.
Here are highlights from menswear previews Sunday in Milan for next spring and summer:
LONDON (AP) — A British startup founded five years ago by Cambridge University computer science graduates has received $502 million to develop large-scale virtual reality projects in a funding round led by Japan's SoftBank.
The investment gives SoftBank, a telecoms and energy company, a non-controlling stake in London-based Improbable.
Improbable Chief Executive Herman Narula said Friday that "the emergence of large-scale virtual worlds" would be the next major phase in computing.
Teachers open world to classrooms with virtual reality
PITTSBURGH (AP) — While most teachers spent the day in the classroom, social studies teacher Doug Kirchner spent a recent Friday traveling the world.
As Kirchner pulled up on the controls, he zoomed past the Christ the Redeemer statue towering above Rio de Janeiro. Moments before, he hovered over the streets of Florence and Rome.
STAMFORD — Strap on a headset and get transformed to the deck of an animated ship submerged in the sea.
But watch out, a huge whale could swim so close it’s outstretched pectoral fin may hit the lifelines of the boat.
The Ferguson Library has partnered with Aquinas Training to offer free demonstrations to hundreds of people on Saturdays and Mondays since June on the latest Virtual Reality gadgets.