Scott Hayden

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An American expat based in Italy, Scott learned at a young age to revere the power of science fiction, becoming a figurative stained glass window through which he viewed the world. Throughout his childhood he was force fed countless reruns of Star Trek TNG, Quantum Leap, Sliders, (among many others) and lived by The Evil Dead triology and Saturday mornings watching MST3K with the rest of his sci-fi-freak family. Like every card-carrying dweeb who grew up in the ’90s, Scott spent uncountable hours in front of a TV and various consoles, but even longer wishing inside his head that the fantasies played out in games and movies would someday become a reality. After following VR casually since its entrance into the public psyche, he decided to investigate further by the only way he knew how: by writing about it. He believes that VR will start a revolution of the mind, helping to give ineffable ideas form and increasing humanity’s ability to relate to one another through free expression.
The latest prototype design of a new augmented reality device was unveiled at last month's CES: Seebright Wave is an AR headset that plans to use the graphical power of your smartphone to make augmented reality a low cost affair....
Google will be demoing some of their new sensor-assisted virtual reality technology at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, which promises to "enable Holodeck-like experiences with less than $100 add-on cost" to mobile devices. While not explicitly named,...
Valve isn't holding another Steam Dev Days this year, a developers conference organized by the company in 2014. Instead they seem to be focusing their developer outreach energy on March's rapidly approaching Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Alex...
First class passengers on Qantas Airlines will be getting quite the surprise to go along with their eight-course tasting menu, made-to-order signature dishes from Chef Neil Perry, award-winning wine and champagnes, leaf tea and espresso coffee, cotton pajamas, slippers, skincare products, toiletries,...
AltspaceVR is hosting another open beta weekend, and they want you to bring the chips and dip this time for a shared viewing of Super Bowl XLIX. Whether you're rooting for the Patriots or the Seahawks, you're sure to...
Wearing a brown cardboard box on your face is so 2014. So for the new year, DODOcase's popular VR smartphone adapter (inspired by Google Cardboard) is getting a splash of color with the help of their new customization tool,...
Every year the movie industry descends upon the small town of Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, a nearly two-week long independent film showcase of everything from documentaries to art-house. This year however, some of the bigger hits...
Fiction plays a unique role in the formation of technology, often times giving far flung ideas a safe space to grow without being held too close to the light of ration or practicality. There's no better example of this (to...
NextVR has completed yesterday what they're calling "the first ever live, broadcast quality transmission of a virtual reality experience," a live-streaming, 180 degree video designed especially for VR headsets. The transmission virtually transported Engadget's Senior HD Editor, Richard Lawler, from his...
Unfortunately no cameras or phones were allowed inside the press' special hands-on meeting with Microsoft HoloLens after the device's announcement on Wednesday, so we can't show you a single picture of the only verifiably working model of the new augmented...
HoloLens, a newly announced augmented reality device from Microsoft, is definitely turning some heads to the possibility of interacting with floating apps and games. We can't help but notice though that there seems to be an eerie convergence of...
The University of Pennsylvania's winter hackathon, PennApps, is now over, and we're not surprised to see a few VR experiences in the winners circle. Brand Killer, an application running on a custom-built VR headset, was unfortunately not among them, but...
Microsoft further detailed DirectX 12 at yesterday's Windows 10 address, and promised that not only could it increase performance in CPU-bound games by up to a staggering 50%, but also announced that DirectX 12 would be heading to Unity...
Details have emerged about the evolutionary past of Samsung's Gear VR, offering a look at the formational stages of the device's history. The pictures show some prototype design concepts that explore an interesting relationship between the smartphone and the VR...
Using a Kinect 2, French firm Dassault Systemes has recently demonstrated a solution to some of the problems associated with the isolating nature of modern VR headsets. The company has prototyped a system that not only allows you access...
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