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How To : Find a Dinosaur in Battlefield 3

What started off as a meme, has turned into a near reality. When the E3 trailer for Battlefield 3 was released this summer, it started off with a soldier holding up a dinosaur statue. Obviously, this means that DICE (the developers) should release a DLC pack where you're fight ...more

News : People Who Can't Afford Food

These pictures was taken on the bus during my ride going home from work. My heart reaches out to them, Street children who cannot afford to buy food. Who resort to sniffing solvent fumes just to forget hunger and the harsh reality of life.I just wish I could something for them ...more

News : Military Technology Used to Create Video Game Drone

An iPhone-controlled drone unveiled at the recently held CES is expected to revolutionize the world of video gaming. Called the AR.Drone (AR stands for augmented reality), this new product will literally bring video games to the streets. Via Daily Mail, "The flying saucer-li ...more

News : News Clips - June 10

3,000 soldiers to serve in Africa next year A brigade will deploy to Africa next year in a pilot program that assigns brigades on a rotational basis to regions around the globe, the Army announced in May. Bilderberg Conference plots more turmoil in Russia This year’s Bilder ...more

News : PSP2 (Next Generation Portable) or NGP

It looks like Sony is adding some cool features to their upcoming portable game system called NGP (Next Generation Portable). It will have a front and rear camera & Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass. ...more

News : Traveling with Augmented Reality

Searching for some new new in Augmented Reality Apps I came across Augmented GeoTravel. I would have loved to have this app when I went to Europe. Being able to travel and hold up the camera & get more information on cool places I was seeing would have been awesome. It is like ...more

News : Augmented Reality to Cure Cockroach Phobias

Creepy crawlers. I'd say I'm not an extremely girly-girl. But (much to my embarrassment) bugs still have the capacity to make me shriek. Solution? A new study suggests that augmented reality could be used to cure cockroach phobia. Via Neo-Academic: "...You sit at a desk, wea ...more

How To : Capture breaking news video on your cell phone

Thanks to modern "smart phones" and the internet, media by the people, for the people is finally a reality. Here's how to use your phone to be a mobile journalist. You Will Need * A cell phone that can record video * A memory card * A steady arm * A cell phone tripod WARNING: ...more

Otherworldly : Optical Delusions and Small Realities

Last week in New York, I saw the new show Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities at the Museum of Arts and Design, at Columbus Circle near the edge of Central Park, between Broadway and Eighth. Below is the museum’s description of the show: “Otherworldly: Optical ...more

How To : Minecraft World's Exhaustive Guide to Food Farming

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. One of the newest features to be added to Minecraft is the hunger bar. Since the final 1.8 update, players go hungry over time if they don't replenish themselves. Hunger is also det ...more

How To : Create Realistic 3D Shadows

Setting up shadows takes just as much time and attention as setting up lights. You can think of all of your illumination as one half of your lighting design, and shadows as the other, equally important half. Shadows can add richness to the tones and shading of your image, tie ...more

News : Top 10 Ways to Fix iPhone 4 Woes

Having trouble with your iPhone 4 voice reception? You're not alone. Thankfully Apple has made it clear with press release after press release that it's not their fault, it's ours. And they're right! Apple can only do so much; if people keep messing up so badly they're going t ...more

How To : Score Big with Simple 2-Letter Words in Scrabble

No matter what word game you're playing, whether it's Scrabble or one of its near-homogeneous counterparts like Lexulous, Wordfeud or Words with Friends, one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your opponent is knowing all of the legal two-letter words you can play. You're n ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Cope With The Death of a Loved One

The Funny Thing About Dying - A Story of Coping With Loss I remember once as a kid someone fake-punched me in the nose. This older kid hauled off with his fist and pulled the punch just shy of ruining some great and prominent Italian cartilage in the making. Somehow I stood ...more

News : Nike's Newest App Uses AR to Sell Momofuku Sneakers

Nike's newest app is changing the way we shop. Called SNKRS, it uses augmented reality to sell the limited edition Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Momofuku" sneakers. The free app — available for both iPhone and Android — generally works sans AR by allowing users to shop for popular N ...more

HoloLens Feature : Spatial Sound

The HoloLens's visuals are justifiably getting most of the pre-launch hype, but sound plays just as important of a role in creating immersion in your mixed-reality. The effect could be as simple as hearing the sound of a spray can hissing when you change the color on one of y ...more

News : Magic Leap Will Bring Star Wars to Mixed Reality

The mysterious Magic Leap just partnered up with Lucasfilm's ILM xLAB to bring Star Wars to their mixed reality headsets. Based on the video demo making its way around the internet, it looks pretty impressive. Video: . We don't know much about Magic Leap and what form its head ...more

News : Welcome to NextReality

The reality of tomorrow will not be static. We're here to bring you a daily look into the cutting edge innovations poised to merge the impossible worlds of our imagination with real life. We're NextReality. What We're All About We're about to take a leap into the future that ...more

The Art of Trout Tickling : Myth or Reality?

Trout tickling is the mystical art of rubbing a trout's underbelly until it goes into a lax, trance-like state. The fish is then scooped out of the water and thrown onto land. Similar to catfish noodling, the sport is lauded for its lack of equipment or tools of any kind, as u ...more

Brief Reality : AR Hits the Conference Circuit

Every Tuesday, Next Reality will give readers a rundown of the augmented and mixed reality news briefs from the preceding week that we didn't cover already. This way, you'll never miss anything of importance in the Next Reality landscape, and will always know what's going on w ...more

Breaking : The Meta 2 Augmented Reality Headset Is Shipping

The Meta 2 developer kit has finally begun shipping! Gary Garcia, the senior director of customer success at Meta, just sent out an email that they are shipping out to the first round of preorder customers. Waves will be building from there, up to far higher manufacturing rate ...more

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