Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality (Update 3)
Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friends' lives.
Algorithm automatically cuts boring parts from long videos
Smartphones, GoPro cameras and Google Glass are making it easy for anyone to shoot video anywhere. But, they do not make it any easier to watch the tedious videos that can result. Carnegie Mellon University ...
For gamers, waiting can be the hardest part
When it comes to video games, are they better late than never? At this week's GameStop Expo, the video game retailer's annual consumer-centric event, more than 3,000 attendees had the chance to test drive ...
'Destiny' video game has $500-million debut
Bungie studio's new science fiction action video game "Destiny" landed in the record books on Wednesday, boasting the biggest ever launch of a new franchise.
Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal
Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an onlin ...
Developers explore game experience for the blind
Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game
Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
London launches hi-tech trial for pedestrian safety
Norwegian army testing Oculus Rift virtual goggles system for tank drivers
Billions of kg of CO2 could be saved by scrapping DVDs, research suggests
A trip down to the local DVD store has slowly become a thing of the past thanks to the rise of video streaming services, which allow viewers to indulge in back-to-back episodes of hit TV series like House ...
ANGELINA AI game enters Ludum Dare jam
Emotion detectors could make driving safer
Irritation, in particular, can make drivers more aggressive and less attentive. EPFL researchers, in collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroen, have developed an on-board emotion detector based on the analysis ...
Adobe releases Voice – free app for video storytelling
New software battle coming to smart TVs
More choice—and confusion—is coming to the next generation of TVs. At least three new software systems were announced Monday for Internet-connected television sets, which let viewers watch Internet video and interact ...