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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


'Godmother' of cannabis meets her tech-happy children at SF pot summit

The inaugural New West Summit -- devoted to the marriage of pot, tech, business and media -- serves as the site for a kind of passing of the torch. Or should we say a passing of the pipe?

By November 22, 2015


Google experiments with a Star Trek-style wearable

No, it's not another attempt at high-tech eyewear. This one-of-a-kind prototype draws its inspiration from the communicator worn on a stylish shirt.

By November 23, 2015


Six Million Dollar Plant: Scientists grow cyborg roses

A team of researchers has created living rose plants with electronic circuits threaded through their veins.

By November 22, 2015


​Mystery startup from ex-Mozilla CEO aims to go where tech titans won't

Brendan Eich, who left the Firefox maker during a firestorm over his anti-gay-marriage views, says his new startup's software will make the Internet faster, safer and better in ways today's Net powers won't pursue.

By November 17, 2015


Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future takes aim at Tesla with $1B investment

The electric-car startup has some ambitious targets, including building a plant next year and producing cars in 2017.

By November 5, 2015


Eric Schmidt: Potential Android and Chrome OS merger rooted in software advancement

The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, admits there is some merit to the rumour of its mobile and laptop software merging, and talks up the company's presence in China.

By November 2, 2015


Kakao co-founder steps down after messenger app fails to police pornography

Co-founder and former CEO of Kakao, developer of South Korea's most popular messenging app, will be leaving the company on Saturday.

By November 12, 2015


Disney invests $65 million to help make virtual-reality movies the next thing

With more than $100 million in total investment, Jaunt is among the cluster of startups trying to take VR mainstream.

By September 21, 2015


Toyota invests $1B to tap Silicon Valley's AI know-how

The automaker hopes its new hub in Palo Alto, California, will develop technology to improve the safety of its vehicles.

By November 6, 2015