Virtual Reality

Slap Leap Motion’s mounting kit on your Rift or Vive for hand-free VR

The Leap Motion is now the most supported motion controller for Virtual Reality, as with its newly released mounting system, it's compatible with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as OSVR platforms and other unnamed headsets.

"We are sorry!" TeslaCrypt ransomware authors release decryption key

The makers of the TeslaCrypt ransomware have seemingly given up on causing chaos for internet users and released the decryption for the ransomware for free to all its victims along with an apology to everyone.

Leaked images suggest Siri is coming to a Mac near you this fall

Siri's been on Apple's mobile devices for nearly five years. Now new leaked information suggests that the popular digital assistant is set to debut at WWDC next month, and in Mac OS X this fall.

Recapping day one at Google I/O 2016

Google I/O is almost upon us, and you can be sure to see more details on the upcoming version of Android N, Android VR, an Amazon Echo competitor, and more. The keynote begins at 10 a.m. P.T. on May 18 and will feature CEO Sundar Pichai.

Keep your login information under lock and key with the best password managers

The internet is a scary place, especially if you don't have a proper passcode manager. Here's a quick guide to password manager apps: what they do, how they protect, and good ones to choose.

Scientists develop program that matches doodles with photographs

Scientists have started work on a computer program that will be able to take a doodle or sketch of an image and find a matching photograph. The program uses deep learning to understand context of drawings.
Virtual Reality

Google wants VR to work far better on Android phones with ‘Daydream’

Google introduced its VR platform called Daydream during the 2016 Google I/O keynote. It consists of a compatible smartphone, a headset, a controller, and apps.

IBM memory breakthrough could lead to drives 70 times quicker than today’s SSDs

Researchers at IBM have found a way to increase the number of bits stored per cell in PCM memory threefold, possibly speeding boot times, or even storing large databases for quick retrieval.

Report: Hacker puts data from 167 million LinkedIn accounts up for sale

In 2012, LinkedIn suffered a major data breach that saw 6.5 million hashed passwords leaked online -- and now there's evidence that it was just the beginning of a bigger scandal.

Google Assistant wants to be your one-stop shop for everything

Google has announced Assistant, a chatbot-like digital assistant that will be integrated into other services and products, like Google Home, and Allo, a new messaging app from the search giant.

Bots are about to take over the world … but they just want to tell you the weather 2:05

Bots are becoming more advanced, prompting major companies like Facebook and Microsoft to tout them as a compliment, or even replacement, to apps. They could even change how you talk to your friends.

Lian Li unveils steel-based case series for system builders on a budget

Lian Li has introduced an upcoming line of steel-based cases called the Ebonsteel series. There are three in all focused on the system builder on a budget, one of which promises silent operation thanks to noise-dampening foam…