Trading in bitcoin made simpler through new exchange
Investors can for the first time bet on the value of bitcoins through an established stock exchange after Nasdaq launched an index based on the cybercurrency in Stockholm, Sweden.
'Venom' vulnerability found in virtualization platforms allows complete access to all user data
Blog site Tumblr launches anti-bullying support campaign
Actress Elizabeth Banks, singer Jordin Sparks and Vice President Joe Biden are among those helping Tumblr establish a safe place from bullies online.
A glance at digital elements being embraced by stores
Retailers are testing high-tech elements in stores, from virtual dressing to interactive shelves. Here are three trends that shoppers will see this year: ...
Robot pets to rise in an overpopulated world
University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think.
Turns out the answer to virtual reality sickness is right in front of your face
Virtual reality (VR) equipment has tended to be cumbersome and expensive, all heavy headsets and awkward gloves. Until recently it's been beyond the reach of the home consumer, but with the appearance of ...
Oculus virtual reality headsets set to ship in 2016
Oculus, the virtual reality firm acquired by Facebook last year, said Wednesday it would begin shipping its Oculus Rift headset to consumers early next year after years of development.
US penalizes developer of virtual currency XRP
San Francisco company Ripple Labs agreed to pay a $700,000 penalty for running a market for XRP, the world's second largest virtual currency after Bitcoin, outside US financial regulations.
New centimeter-accurate GPS system could transform virtual reality and mobile devices
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality ...
GoPro buys virtual reality firm Kolor
The company that makes the popular GoPro cameras announced plans Tuesday to buy Kolor, a French-based firm specializing in virtual reality and other video technologies.
Technology for using large-screen virtual desktops on existing network infrastructure
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of technology that allows for virtual desktops with larger screens, without upgrading existing network infrastructure. Virtual desktops are being introduced ...
Increasing ecological understanding with virtual worlds and augmented reality
Immersive interfaces like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality are becoming ever more powerful, eliciting investment from the likes of Google, Samsung and Microsoft. As these technologies become commercially ...
Virtual telescope expands to see black holes
Astronomers building an Earth-size virtual telescope capable of photographing the event horizon of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way have extended their instrument to the bottom of the Earth—the ...
Pakistan cyber bill threatens free speech, privacy: rights groups
International rights organisations including Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Pakistan's parliament to reject a proposed cybercrime bill which they said threatened freedom of expression and privacy.