virtual reality

Facebook wants to put a camera on your TV

When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues. The idea of Facebook -- that Facebook -- trying to sell consumers on putting its camera and microphone in their homes seemed tone deaf, to say the least.

Breathe, focus, headset: Women turning to VR in labor

While in labor with her second child, in November 2016, Erin Martucci's doctor suggested an unorthodox option to quell her anxiety about giving birth without the pain relief of an epidural: a virtual-reality headset.

How VR is helping flyers, dental patients calm down

When Shaun Denis wants to relax at work, he steps into a quiet room, outfitted with a few ferns and a chair. He slips on a virtual-reality headset and a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and escapes to the beach.

'Wreck-It Ralph' hopes to break virtual reality, too

The "Wreck-It-Ralph" sequel is titled "Ralph Breaks the Internet," but the Disney franchise will break ground in virtual reality, too, as the first VR experience that the VOID has offered based on an animated property.