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Facebook, Samsung prepare to sell virtual reality to the masses

Two of the world's largest tech companies have teamed up to sell their $100 Gear VR device to everyday consumers. Will people buy it?

By November 20, 2015


What I learned from watching Star Wars in the wrong order

Is the Millennium Falcon alive? That's just one of the questions answered when I watched the original Star Wars films in the popular Machete Order.

By November 21, 2015


Tin Man Games: Re-creating Fighting Fantasy books for the digital age

Indie studio Tin Man Games has redefined adventure gamebooks for the digital age. Its upcoming title, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, goes right back to the genre's roots.

By November 11, 2015


How a startup's tiny dots could lead to better smartphone photos

With tech called quantum dots, InVisage promises to surpass the limits of today's image sensors and vastly improve digital photos and videos. The first devices with its technology should arrive in early 2016.

By November 10, 2015


Hot Halloween getups mapped: Why is Pennsylvania so into giraffes?

With Google's Frightgeist interactive map and nationwide listing of popular costume searches, you've got a frighteningly good chance of choosing well this October 31.

By October 27, 2015


Apple Music nabs 6.5M paying subscribers, Tim Cook says

The CEO also says that Apple TV will ship next week, that the auto industry is ripe for disruption and that he doesn't mind "pissing off" people when it comes to upholding Steve Jobs' legacy.

By October 19, 2015


Lightning strikes again for Apple, as new accessories go their own way

Apple's newest Mac accessories use the same proprietary connection as its iPhones and iPads, dashing hopes the company would embrace a common alternative.

By October 13, 2015


Will you heart Facebook's new emojis?

The Like button, with its thumbs-up icon, has long been a staple of the world's largest social network. Now Facebook is adding six more symbols to help us express ourselves.

By October 11, 2015


Physicists win Nobel for finding neutrinos, burdened with mass, aren't so fleeting after all

For decades, physicists thought the hard-to-detect fundamental particles were massless. Not so, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald discovered, opening new research into the universe's past and present.

By October 6, 2015


Silicon Valley geeks out over 'The Martian'

Techies gush over the author of the popular novel during a prescreening in San Francisco of the movie, which is coming out Friday.

By September 30, 2015