Computing
Computing

Microsoft thinks gesture controls could be the best input medium for VR

Microsoft wants to put more than just hand-tracked controllers in games, it wants to put your whole hand in, by pioneering new short and long-range distance tracking of fingers and thumbs.
Android Army

Parking and traffic problems could soon be alleviated with Sidewalk Labs' Flow

Flow is a tool built by Sidewalk Labs, a startup owned by Alphabet, Inc. Documents show that Sidewalk Labs has proposed the smart city tool to the city of Columbus, Ohio, to better direct its traffic and parking.
Web

Access your account with the snap of a photo thanks to LogMeOnce’s PhotoLogin

Securely logging in to an account shouldn't be hard. To make logging in easier, LogMeOnce has introduced PhotoLogin, which can help you access your account by taking a photo, which is authorized through your smartphone.
Product Review

Huawei Matebook Review

Want fries with that? Huawei's first PC looks cheap, until you add extras.
Web

Small town library leads freedom of internet browsing charge

Despite concerns by local police and Homeland Security, the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire allows masked internet use. The Tor browser is installed and accessible to all on four computers allowing complete anonymity.
Virtual Reality

Compute from the beach (or Mars) with Space, a VR office environment

Get ready to write up that report on the beach, or in space, or wherever you fancy, as the office of the future could well be virtual. Pygmal's 'Space' software lets you open up as many virtual displays as you want in virtual reality.
Computing

Dolphin 5.0 is here, and brings with it awesome improvements

After nearly two-and-a-half years, and countless hours of bug testing, Dolphin 5.0 is here, and brings with it a slew of new features and big fixes making it one of the best and most stable emulators out right now.
Mobile

Samsung patent filing gives clues to future of ‘Ahead,’ its Google-Glass-like device

Samsung has made a patent filing that may reveal the future direction of its a Google Glass-like device, called Ahead. The filing indicates it will have a tailor-made operating system.
Cool Tech

Groundbreaking random number algorithm may be boon for online security

Generating a string of random numbers is easy. The hard part is proving that they’re random. But as this algorithm's co-creator tells Digital Trends Marcin Pawłowski, "I really believe we can improve the security of communication for…
Computing

CryptXXX ransomware gets even tougher to crack, pulls in $45,000 in three weeks

The latest version of the CryptXXX ransomware has become even tougher to decrypt and has earned its authors more than $45,000 in Bitcoin payments from victims in just three weeks.
Photography

Google Earth just got a whole lot sharper thanks to the Landsat 8 satellite

Google has updated Google Earth with sharper and brighter images from the Landsat 8 satellite. The new images will also show in the satellite view of Maps, and over time will replace all of the older images in Earth.
Computing

Google ups its classroom cred with Cast for Education and Quizzes

Google has launched a slew of new tools for education and teachers, including quizzes in Google Forms, and Cast for Education, which allows students to cast their screens to their teacher's projector (with permission, of course)