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Can Facebook's Oculus make virtual reality a reality?

The company helping to pioneer virtual reality goggles is hosting a developer event this week in Los Angeles, where it's expected to announce new partnerships and refined hardware. But the question still looms: Will consumers want what it's selling?

By September 23, 2015


Democratic presidential debate to be live-streamed in virtual reality

CNN promises a "front row seat" to next month's debate through 3D immersive virtual reality.

By September 24, 2015


Kakao bets on online board games and gambling to nab elusive profitability

South Korea's biggest messaging app is struggling to keep profits up despite increasing popularity, signalling what could be a problem for the global messaging sector.

By September 20, 2015


The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

From CNET Magazine: Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.

By August 31, 2015


New wave of Android Wear watches aims to make up for lost time

Asus, Huawei, LG and Motorola will use the IFA trade show in Berlin next week to show off their newest wearable devices.

By August 25, 2015


Ad-based music streaming far from dead, research shows

Revenue from "freemium" music-streaming services is expected to surpass $1 billion by 2017, according to Juniper Research. Ultimately, they may also persuade more users to pay for subscriptions.

By August 11, 2015


Google invites you to get your fingerprints all over Android M

Google's new Android M operating system will not only let users open their devices with a fingerprint, it also gives developers free rein to bundle fingerprint-sensing in their apps.

By May 28, 2015


Heartbleed bug also affects Cisco, Juniper equipment

The major security vulnerability affects networking equipment used to connect to the Web, the companies warn.

By April 10, 2014


Meet Runcible, a smartphone that looks like a pocket watch

At least one company says smartphones don't have to be rectangular slabs.

By February 26, 2015


Forget the Apple Watch -- Dole makes a wearable banana

To celebrate eight years as a Tokyo Marathon sponsor, Dole's Japan division has outfitted a banana with sensors and LEDs to create the world's first edible wearable.

By February 19, 2015