Oculus boosts virtual reality development with acquisitions
Facebook-owned Oculus VR moved closer to launching its virtual reality gear on Friday with fresh acquisitions of startups and talent.
Software engineering students on the 'cutting edge' of immersive virtual reality
Back in 1987, Robert Teather received his very first Nintendo Entertainment System.
Google Cardboard delivers fresh round of updates
Microsoft lets US shoppers pay with Bitcoin
Microsoft began Thursday letting US shoppers at its online Windows Store pay with digital currency Bitcoin.
Water's role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply brought ...
See it, touch it, feel it: Team develops invisible 3-D haptic shape (w/ Video)
Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed ...
Bitcoin lets users avoid censorship
In his graduation research, computer science student Krzysztof Okupski has developed software to encrypt messages with the Bitcoin network. Using his software, it costs around 50 cents to send an A4 page ...
Financial planning gets a dose of virtual reality
Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over.
Self-repairing software tackles malware
University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software ...
Training in the virtual world
3D visualization software makes it possible for users to immerse themselves in a virtual model of a facility. In-depth training sessions prepare technicians for future challenges.
Dutchman has bitcoin 'wallets' inserted in hands
A Dutch bitcoin entrepreneur has had two microchips containing the virtual currency injected into his hands to help him make contactless payments.
Virtual reality study shows echolocation in humans not just about the ears
Hackers target CEOs in 'Darkhotel' scheme
Hackers have developed a scheme to steal sensitive information from top executives by penetrating the Wi-Fi networks of luxury hotels, security researchers said Monday.
Amazon debuts Siri-style virtual assistant in speaker
Internet retail titan Amazon on Thursday introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.