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Dell to buy EMC in $67B tech megamerger

The acquisition of data storage provider EMC continues the reinvention of Dell in the post-PC era.

By October 12, 2015


Hulu's virtual reality app is set for its close-up next month

Tim Connolly, the streaming-video service's head of distribution, said Hulu's VR experience is "ready to go" in November when Samsung's $99 Gear VR headset starts to reach consumers.

By October 9, 2015


Facebook's Zuckerberg eager for virtual reality but sees a slow uptake

Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, the social-networking giant's CEO says VR will eventually become a normal part of life, in the same way mobile devices have.

By October 7, 2015


Hacking food with virtual reality changes how you eat

A new series from Vice kicks off by visiting a Japanese scientist who hacks our perceptions to mess with our rates of food consumption and perception of flavors.

By October 8, 2015


UnlimitedHand controller wants to add sense of touch to virtual reality

Japanese developer H2L is making a controller for VR gaming that simulates the feeling of touch, hoping to release it by May 2016.

By October 6, 2015


HTC to intro first Android 6.0 phone Oct. 20 in virtual event

Invitations to the online event appeared minutes after Google wrapped up its Nexus launch.

By September 29, 2015


Microsoft expanding virtual-reality ambitions with Google Cardboard rival?

Company reportedly promises do-it-yourself headset kits to programmers at an upcoming Russian hackathon, to nudge them into testing ideas for virtual-reality apps.

By September 28, 2015


Facebook's Oculus virtual-reality division: Let's not go crazy with the hype

The world's largest social network has pledged big-time support for this nascent technology but warns that VR may have small-time sales in the beginning.

By September 25, 2015


I experienced five completely different takes on virtual worlds at Oculus Connect

The Oculus Connect Conference offered our first glimpse at new hardware, but there were quite a few games to try, too.

By September 25, 2015


Netflix: Now available in virtual reality

Today Oculus made Netflix available for its Gear VR headset, with other streaming services like Hulu and Twitch coming soon.

September 24, 2015