REALITY

  • Sony's augmented-reality SmartEyeglass goes on sale at $840 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sony's answer to Google's hi-tech eyewear, SmartEyeglass, has been officially rolled out for sale in 10 countries. The wearable gadget was announced a few months ago and on March 28, the developer edition hit the stores. The Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition, SED-E1, which includes a separate controller along with...
  • Facebook sheds more light on its virtual reality, artificial intelligence plans 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...
  • Watch this amazing virtual reality video of Google-funded Magic Leap's 'Just another day in the office' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Augemented reality startup, Magic Leap, has posted a video on YouTube showing off 'just another day in the office,' which bears the branding of Dr. Grordbort, a line of steampunk-esque guns, comics, and other products. It further shows the user interface of the game, complete with Google's apps....
  • Govinda to judge dance reality show, says he is open to do more TV shows March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Govinda, who is known for his dance moves, is making his TV comeback as a judge with 'DID Super Moms'. The star comedian says he is open to more TV shows if he gets something good to give to the audience. "I'm game for everything which is correct and...
  • Gul Panag's new TV show depicts triumph of human spirit March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Gul Panag, who will be seen hosting reality adventure show 'Kingfisher Blue Mile - Mission Mount Everest', says it "depicts triumph of the human spirit", and has been shot extensively in a unique yet effective way. The show will witness a team of nine adventurers who will trek...
  • Is Google working on a virtual-reality version of Android? March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After Facebook's purchase of Oculus Rift for a whopping $2 billion dollars, Google appears keen to join the virtual-reality bandwagon with reports stating that it is planning to take its Android operating system to VR headsets. Virtual-reality is touted as the next big thing with tech giants exploring the...
  • Man charged in deadly stabbing of Nicki Minaj crew member March 4, 2015

    Philadelphia: A Philadelphia man already facing an attempted murder charge in the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour has been charged with murder. Homicide Capt. James Clark says 31-year-old Pierce Boykin was charged Tuesday with murder in the stabbing death of 29-year-old Devon Pickett. The double stabbing outside a...
  • Sony plans to launch its virtual-reality headset in 2016 March 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year. The gaming and electronics company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference that its VR system nicknamed Project Morpheus will debut in the first half of 2016. Sony Corp. originally unveiled a prototype of the headset at last...
  • HTC Vive: HTC unveils its first virtual reality headset; coming later this year March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Foraying into the virtual reality space, HTC has unveiled its first wearable headset - the HTC Vive. Targeted at gamers, the new virtual reality headset is equipped with 70 sensors that is claimed to provide 360-degree room tracking and immersive virtual reality experience. The device is said to...
  • Facebook developing virtual reality versions of its apps February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook is soon going to come up with its version of apps in virtual reality, which will let users share their current environment with others through an app. According to a report from The Verge, Facebook's head of product, Chris Cox at Recode's Code Media conference in Dana...
  • Apple could let you turn your iPhone into a virtual reality headset display February 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent on a headset that could let iPhones be part of augmented or virtual reality displays. The patent titled "Head Mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display" depicts a large eyeglass-style frame into which a smartphone could be seated. A...
  • Google, Mattel partner to launch the 75-year-old View-Master as a virtual reality headset; to be priced at $30 February 14, 2015

    New York: Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century - with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology. The original View-Masters gave people a chance to click through colourful photos by inserting reels into the viewing devices. Targeted at families, the updated View-Master has...
  • LG, Google launch a virtual reality headset; to be available for free for new buyers of G3 smartphone February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Injecting virtual reality into everyday life, LG in partnership with Google announced a free virtual reality (VR) headset giveaway for its G3 smartphone buyers. The headset works with Google Cardboard and enables users to experience a variety of compatible apps and games available on the Google Play store. Contrary...
  • Facebook's Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio January 27, 2015

    Park City: Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday. Tapping talent from both Pixar, the animation studio behind computer graphics imagery (CGI) films "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc," and...
  • Katie Price gets breast reduction surgery for Christmas November 29, 2014

    London: Singer Katie Price returned here looking fragile following a breast reduction surgery that she underwent in Belgium. The surgery was Price's Christmas gift to herself, reports dailymail.co.uk. Price was so upbeat about going under the knife that she even tweeted shots of her new implants while preparing for the surgery. She...
  • 'Halla Bol 2' first episode inspired by 'Mary Kom'? November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After creating ripples on the big screen, the story of boxing champ M.C. Mary Kom seems to be headed to the small screen. The makers of 'Halla Bol 2' have taken cue from her story for it's pilot episode. The first episode of season two of the show will...
  • Reality TV show 'Big Brother' to debut in China October 29, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the "Big Brother" reality TV show to China. Youku Tudou Inc. said a Chinese version of the program will run for 10 weeks early next year and production is due to start soon. It is collaborating with Endemol China, a new...
  • Facebook's Oculus unveils a new, upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset September 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and builtin audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers. The new Crescent Bay device also is lighter than the most recent prototype of...
  • Samsung partners Facebook's Oculus for Gear VR virtual reality headset September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung has unveiled its foray into the world of virtual reality with the Gear VR headset unveiled at simultaneous events in Berlin, New York and Beijing ahead of IFA 2014. For the Gear VR, Samsung has partnered with Oculus, which Facebook has recently purchased. The Gear VR can give...
  • Members of extended Jackson family in reality show July 13, 2014

    California: Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are stepping out of what they call "the Jackson bubble" for a reality show. The sixepisode show, debuting Nov. 18 on Reelz, focuses on Alejandra Jackson, the exwife of Michael's brother Jermaine, and her five children. After Michael's death five years ago, they left...
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Madhuri Dixit does a mindblowing samba act on the opening weekend of the dancebased reality show June 10, 2014

    If you thought iconic actress Madhuri Dixit was all about grace and poise, you may now be forced to think differently. With her amazing samba act on the seventh season of the dancebased reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', Dixit proved that she can be a badass too. She totally nailed the...
  • Chennai: Woman admits to killing husband in TV show, arrested April 30, 2014

    Chennai: A woman and her paramour were arrested in Chennai on Wednesday after she admitted to killing her husband some four years ago along with her lover in a Tamil television reality show, police said. Narrating the murder during the show, Babykala said she and her lover Gowrisankar covered the face...
  • A new technology that lets a man and a woman swap bodies April 29, 2014

    London: Believe it or not, living the life of your favourite star or even your pet dog is now a possibility, at least virtually, as a group of artists have now developed a project to experiment body swapping. "The first few seconds are just overwhelming," Rikke Frances Wahl, a woman participant...
  • Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar judges a special episode of 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent. "I was very excited and was looking forward to the special episode. I...
  • Lindsay Lohan suffered miscarriage while filming reality show April 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage while filming her reality show 'Lindsay'. The 27-year-old 'Mean Girls' star made the announcement in the season finale episode of her reality series. She said it was the reason she took a couple of weeks off from...
  • Facebook to buy virtual reality goggles maker Oculus for $2 billion March 26, 2014

    Facebook will acquire two-year-old Oculus VR Inc, a maker of virtual-reality glasses for gaming, for $2 billion, buying its way into the fast-growing wearable devices arena with its first-ever hardware deal. The acquisition, which comes hot on the heels of its $19 billion deal for messaging service WhatsApp, marks a big...
  • 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Amitabh Bachchan lends his voice for the opening episode of the show March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice for the opening episode of the action-adventure show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'. The show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster' starts tonight. Big B will be introducing director Rohit Shetty, who is the host of this season, sources said. Bachchan had done a special...
  • Project Morpheus: A heads-on look at Sony's virtual reality googles March 21, 2014

    San Francisco: The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality. Sony unveiled a prototype headset this week capable of surrounding a wearer's vision with interactive virtual worlds. The system, codenamed Project Morpheus, utilizes a 1080p head-mounted display with head-tracking capabilities and works in concert...