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.
As Netflix's onslaught of original programming continues, one of the next targets in its sights is the popular VR-themed anime Sword Art Online. Altered Carbon creator Laeta Kalogridis has confirmed her involvement as executive producer on the project. Speaking recently with Collider, Laeta...
Despite HoloLens being now almost two years old, Microsoft isn't showing any signs of slowing down its plans for the AR headset. Today the company announced that the device is available in two more markets, with rental options rolling...
In an interview today, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz danced around questions regarding pricing of the forthcoming Magic Leap One AR headset, saying its pricing should be thought of like a "premium computer," and that the company is likely...
If you've been eyeing a Windows VR headset, you'll be interested to see the huge discounts currently available from Amazon US on every Windows VR headset, now including a $100 discount deal on the Samsung Odyssey from the Microsoft...
Sprint Vector, the VR racing game which makes use of the unique 'Fluid Locomotion System', launched today on PSVR with a bonus launch discount of 30% for PS Plus members (20% for non-members). Developed by Survios, the studio behind Raw...
According to documents filed last month with SEC, participation of a new stock issuance of some $10 million by OLED microdisplay maker eMagin was offered to Apple, Valve, and LG, among others, though those companies didn't end up participating in the...
TNT and Intel have teamed up to bring NBA All-Star coverage to VR on Gear VR and Daydream. Based on Intel's True VR technology, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and...
In a patent filed in 2017 and issued today by the United States Patent Office, Apple describes a VR headset designed to be compact and comfortable. Spotted by Patently Apple, Apple's patent titled Optical System for Head-mounted Display makes it clear...
Quill, Facebook's VR painting tool, has been a great way to sketch in VR since its launch back at the end of 2016, but today a new update transforms it into something entirely new. Now, with tools for animating Quill artwork...
NextVR, a company specializing in live VR broadcasting of sports and entertainment content, has debuted its latest broadcast technology this week at CES 2018. Parallel with new, more powerful and higher resolution VR headsets, improvements to NextVR's technology are...
If you've used virtual reality, you've probably deampt up a million cool game ideas that the platform's infinite possibilities could be used for. But did you dream up a rhythm game where you use dual lightsabers to slice blocks...
Having initially announced that their Vive Focus standalone VR headset would operate as part of Google's Daydream VR platform in 2017, HTC later scrapped those plans ahead of the headset's recent launch in China under HTC's own 'Wave Vive'...
Steam Audio, Valve's free made-for-VR spatial audio system, has added support for AMD's GPU-based TrueAudio Next technology, as well as the popular FMOD audio software. AMD TrueAudio Next Today Valve announced the release of Steam Audio 2.0 beta 13 which now...
Sólfar Studios' new title IN DEATH, launches today in Early Access with a launch week discount. The "roguelike" bow-shooter makes use of procedural generation to create different experience every time you play, the developers say, while players come upon "monsters, mysteries...
VRgineers is a Czech-based startup building a VR headset positioned strictly for the enterprise world. Compared to today's consumer VR headsets, it's undeniably huge and heavy, but a hands-on with their latest VRHero "5K" Plus shows that they're on a...
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