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Oculus Rift Launch Makes A Splash. Will It Lead A Wave Of VR Tech?

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UmmaGawd (Tommy Tibajia), a pilot in the Drone Racing League, flies his quadcopter in an abandoned power plant in New York. The Drone Racing League hide caption

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A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

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Project Nourished's virtual eating gizmos. From left: An atomizer that releases the scents of a food; a virtual reality headset; a a device that mimics the chewing sounds transmitted from a diner's mouth to their ear drums; a cocktail glass with built-in sensors; a utensil that picks up on the diner's movements and integrates them into the virtual reality experience; and a 3-D printed food cube. Courtesy of Project Nourished hide caption

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We Sampled The Gastronomic Frontier Of Virtual Reality

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People sample the Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR Virtually Reality headset Sept. 24 in Hollywood, Calif., at the Oculus Connect 2 event. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is 2016 The Year Virtual Reality Finally Goes Mainstream?

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An attendee at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles plays Sony's Project Morpheus London Heist video game with a virtual reality headset and Move controllers. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Gaming Industry Pushes Virtual Reality, But Content Lags

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Robert Gordon and Amy Jones try a virtual reality experiment with NPR's Aarti Shahani. Courtesy of AltspaceVR hide caption

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Getting 'Physical' And Emotional In Virtual Reality

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MindMaze Software Engineer Nicolas Bourdaud demonstrates a virtual reality system at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

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Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria. James Delahoussaye/NPR hide caption

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

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Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has directed Stereo, Crimes of the Future, Fast Company, The Brood, The Dead Zone, The Fly, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash, A History of Violence, A Dangerous Method and many more. Myrna Suarez/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel

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Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year. Some see Facebook's acquisition of the company as a turning point. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

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Attendees wear Oculus Rift HD virtual reality headsets at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Backlash To Facebook Buying Virtual Reality Firm Comes Swiftly

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