Ben Lang

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Based in Silicon Valley, Ben has held editorial positions across several technology publications for eight years. He founded Road to VR in 2011 to explore the immense possibilities of virtual reality, augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. Having seen the individual pieces but never the entire puzzle, he set out to map VR’s current state-of-the-art and to understand how far it is from a perfect simulation of reality (a la Matrix). Beginning with tracking the consumer VR space nearly a year before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, Ben has spent the last several years actively documenting and promoting the industry as it experiences an explosive resurgence.
Looking for a 5 minute 'interview' montage about the Oculus Rift? You won't find it here. I sat down with Palmer Luckey (Founder) and Nate Mitchell (VP of Product) at GDC 2013 for an 18 minute chat about the...
The Oculus Rift is at GDC 2013 this week. Earlier today I met with the Oculus team and got to test out he developer kit with the brand new Hawken, TF2, and DriVR and more. I also sat down...
The hotly anticipated Oculus Rift developer kit is set to ship on March 29th, said Oculus VR, Inc. in their latest update. We hope you’re ready– Dev kits should start shipping out to the earliest backers on March 29th (we...
Last month Sergey Brin took to the stage for a Google Glass TED talk. Reports of Brin's 13 minute talk were readily available on the web, but TED never released a video. Why? Today Brin's Google Glass TED talk...
Valve has provided the first high-res glimpse of the unique TF2 Oculus Rift hat that users of the HMD will be able to wear. A patch for TF2, which enables 'VR mode', rolled out yesterday alongside the news. Valve...
When we backed the Oculus Rift Kickstarter back in August, $300 for the Rift alone felt like a steal. Oculus has said that they're making almost no margin on the Kickstarter. Knowing this, we're impressed to learn that Oculus...
Soon you could be roaming your own virtual reality Earth. Outerra is an in-development 'world rendering engine' which is literally capable of rendering a geographically detailed world -- your own personal planet. The engine uses an impressive combination of real-world data...
The University of Southern California's 'MxR' Lab today launched an 'open source' DIY virtual reality website. The lab is making freely available many of their innovative virtual reality hardware and software projects. Users can download schematics to 3D print...
The first Oculus Rift developer kits are but a few weeks away from landing in the hands of eager developers. Oculus continues to build excitement for the release; this week they were at the annual SXSW and held a virtual reality...
Thanks to Rod Furlan, we've got a great DIY Oculus Rift guide to share with you. Inside you’ll find a parts list and all of the steps necessary to build your own Oculus Rift head mounted display / VR...
The Google Glass interface has been detailed on video at the annual SXSW event for the first time. The company also showed off early native and third-party Google Glass apps including Gmail, Evernote, New York Times, and more. SXSW Interactive...
While virtual reality control schemes are still being explored, many developers have turned to the Razer Hydra as an effective input for use with the Oculus Rift. The Hydra uses magnetic tracking to determine the absolute position and orientation...
Can't get enough Google Glass? After combing the depths of the web, I bring you a Google Glass gallery of 100 unique pictures for your enjoyment. Ok maybe it's not every Glass photo, but definitely all of the good ones! I painstakingly...
Here's a pretty funny parody about how guys will use Google Glass. Reminds me of another video showing a bleak augmented reality future. Funny stuff aside, there's a lot to be discussed about what it will mean to have such...
Oculus VR Inc announced the Oculus Latency Tester in the company's latest update. The device, which Oculus has been working on in the background, will allow developers to rapidly iterate during development of their virtual reality games and software by making latency...
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