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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Virtual reality therapy can help people by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research.


A Seattle museum’s tech bonanza, from classic video games to virtual reality

Living Computers: Museum + Labs is a unique convergence of new and old technology that shows in a fun, hands-on way how ideas can improve and evolve over time.


E3 expo highlights virtual reality’s never-ending challenge: to get real

Beyond the new game announcements and software improvements, if there’s anything that this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo confirmed, it’s that virtual reality in the $116-billion worldwide gaming industry is here …


‘Myst’ creators surprise with announcement of new, virtual-reality based game

Cyan Worlds released a trailer early Thursday for what they hope will be a complete gaming adventure set in virtual reality. The steampunk-inspired “Firmament” does not have a release date, …


Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality’s appeal

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive …


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

With ‘HomePod’ speaker, Apple unveils first new product in years

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling new device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.


Bellevue startup sees contact lenses replacing bulky VR headsets

Virtual reality may be a hot new trend, but those dorky headsets certainly are not. What if experiencing virtual reality was as simple as putting on a pair of contacts?


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Virtual reality exhibit lets you navigate the streets of Spokane and real life experiences

Darke’s “In Passing” takes place on the virtual street corners of the real Spokane, specifically the block around the Ridpath Hotel. Viewers who don Laboratory’s vitural reality headsets can see …


Intel has high hopes for virtual reality tool developed by WSU professors

The immersive, live-streaming sports and music experience of a virtual reality technology born on the Palouse is going big time under its new owner, Intel.


Big Ten to broadcast Minnesota-Nebraska in virtual reality

The Big Ten network is making Saturday’s football game between Minnesota and No. 21 Nebraska available in virtual reality. The network released a statement on Thursday saying it has partnered …


‘Myst’ creators Cyan break into virtual reality game design with ‘Obduction’

Rand Miller, co-creator of the classic computer game “Myst,” said his small team of developers is closer now, with the advent of virtual reality technology, to creating the immersive experience …


Eye on Boise: Idaho Rep. Labrador is sixth-poorest in Congress, site says

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is the sixth-poorest member of Congress, according to a comparison by


Spokane game developers seek to ride new wave of virtual reality excitement

Anna Czoski and Lew Strachman co-founded Novawake Studios to explore the potential of virtual reality technology. Their projects, which are loosely defined as “video games,” can be experienced at the …


Microsoft, Lowe’s to help remodelers through virtual reality

Microsoft and Lowe’s are going to test customers’ appetite for virtual remodeling starting this month with a pilot program using the HoloLens headset inside a store in the Seattle area, …


Microsoft to ship developer HoloLens for $3,000 in March

Microsoft says it will start shipping a developer version of its augmented reality device, HoloLens, for $3,000 on March 30.