Pioneer of video games, Simon dies at 92
Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92.
Tone mapping technique creates 'hyper-real' look
A new image processing technique developed by Disney Research Zurich could make high dynamic range (HDR) video look better when shown on consumer-quality displays by preserving much of the rich visual detail ...
AOL buys start-up Vidible to bolster video efforts
AOL Inc. made a new investment in video Monday, acquiring a San Francisco startup that's built technology to simplify the process of syndicating online video.
Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse
Twitter is trying to make it easier for victims and witnesses of online harassment to report it.
MIT engineers have high hopes for cheetah robot
It's a robot unlike any other, inspired by the world's fastest land animal and controlled by video game technology.
Tech gifts for the geek who already has everything
It's the holiday shopping season, so it's time to answer that all-important question: Do you know what to get the geeks in your life?
Spotify turns up volume as losses fall
The world's biggest music streaming service, Spotify, announced Tuesday its revenue grew by 74 percent in 2013 while net losses shrank by one third, in a year of spectacular expansion.
Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal
Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget?
Iridium flares captured in real time by astrophotographer
There are so many fun sights to see in the sky that are pure astronomical magic. And then there are the spectacular human-created sights. One of those sights is watching satellites from the Iridium constellation ...
Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent
Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.
'Call of Duty' blasts past $10 bn in sales
Blockbuster military shooter video game "Call of Duty" has blasted past $10 billion in lifetime sales, propelled by demand for the latest installment in the 11-year-old franchise.
Video games, e-commerce booming in Mideast: study
Video game and e-commerce markets are growing "exponentially" across the Middle East and North Africa, driven by the mobile revolution and new youth-produced content, according to a study.
New York's Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard
New York's Times Square was illuminated by the world's highest resolution video display screen of its size as the monitor—nearly as big as a football field—was switched on Tuesday evening.
Using technology to decrease the knowledge gap between Ugandan men and women
If an in-the-flesh Extension specialist isn't available to provide training, is a video of the specialist's presentation or a video of a new agricultural practice a good substitute? The answer, according ...