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Oculus Rift places users atop a 47-story skyscraper

Marriott is hoping virtual reality gives visitors the travel bug. The hotel chain has partnered with tech companies to create a 4D experience using the Oculus Rift VR headset. But how realistic is it?

By November 20, 2014


Price Tower: Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper

He designed more than 400 buildings, but his only tall office tower is in a small Oklahoma town. CNET Road Trip 2014 took the journey to Bartlesville to see the master's interpretation of the skyscraper.

By July 20, 2014


Inside Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper (pictures)

Though he designed more than 400 buildings around the world, the master architect's only tall office building is in a small town in Oklahoma. CNET Road Trip went straight to the top of Price Tower.

35 Images By July 20, 2014


'Thing Explainer': Fun if you enjoy puzzles, annoying if you just want to learn

Cartoonist and author Randall Munroe's latest book details science and technology with only a 1,000-word vocabulary. That limits its appeal, but the book is fun for those who already know the basics.

By December 1, 2015


Skyscraper's natural death ray melts Jaguar

A man parks his car outside a London skyscraper -- known as the Walkie-Talkie -- under construction. He returns to find elements of his car have been melted by light reflected from the building.

By September 2, 2013


Gamers play Tetris on the side of a skyscraper

The 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia plays host to what is believed to be the biggest display for the classic game ever.

By April 6, 2014


Microsoft's HoloLens just showed me the future of luxury car buying

We got a glimpse at the Volvo S90 -- a car that doesn't yet exist -- using Microsoft's holographic headset.

By November 19, 2015


Self-driving cars will rule the roads in 2030, says Internet of Things visionary

With no shortage of automakers working on robo-cars, and with Uber already a "sensor platform on wheels," we're well on the way, says MIT vet Kevin Ashton.

By November 11, 2015


Tech money drives San Francisco building boom, pushes others out

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET looks at how new skyscrapers are defining a new era in the City by the Bay. The winners: tech. The losers: pretty much everyone else.

By August 24, 2015


Seattle wants the tech scene, but not the division that could come with it

The Emerald City is brewing plenty of startups, thanks in part to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. But can it avoid a rift in the community?

By August 17, 2015