iCandy: July 2010

IEEE Spectrum's monthly slideshow proves that an image is worth a thousand bytes

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It’s not Star Trek’s holodeck, but the Virtusphere, a hollow globe 3 meters in diameter mounted on rollers that let it rotate in place, may be the next best thing. The Virtusphere registers your footsteps while you’re wearing virtual reality headgear so that the simulator or gaming system responds accordingly, helping to immerse you in a digitally created environment.
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