Augmented reality has largely enjoyed cover from critique by being taken as a benign gaming technology. But recent developments suggest we need to get serious about it.
Emerging 'mixed reality' technology promises to bring history back to life.
The Oculus Quest 2 headset is the latest step in the construction of a 'mirrorworld' built on high-tech surveillance and targeted advertising.
Virtual reality can be more than a mirror that gives you a realistic simulation of the current world: it can bring the past into the present.
Before augmented reality products and apps take over the world, they'll have to get out of their own way.
University course designers are harnessing the addictive quality of video games to develop 'Serious educational games' that engage and motivate students.
New gaming headsets promise to seamlessly integrate the digital and the physical world, but they also typically limit the vision of those digital objects to the person wearing the headset.