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Virtual Reality

Oculus cooking up a VR containment system for room-scale Rift experiences

The Oculus Rift Touch controller arrives soon, and Oculus VR is getting customers ready by building what's known as a caged system. It's similar to HTC's "Chaperone" method for the Vive headset, which defines a block of physical space for…

Aston Martin pays tribute to legendary British aircraft with V12 Vantage S Spitfire

Aston Martin has created a special version of the Vantage called the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 Edition. Limited to just eight examples, the vehicle was designed to honor the 80th anniversary of the Supermarine Spitfire’s maiden…
Social Media

Internet has the last laugh as burkini ban is repealed

Posting your opinion on the now repealed burkini ban in several French towns could get you faced with a lawsuit -- if that post includes images of the police anyways. One French town tried to sue social media sharers.

The Apple Music Festival has some big names this year, but you’ll have to subscribe to watch it

Looking forward to the 10th anniversary of the Apple Music Festival? Then you better make sure you're an Apple Music subscriber. Otherwise, you won't be able to enjoy the 10 stars already slated to perform.
Product Review

Grovemade Wood Speakers and Amp Review

Grovemade's meticulously crafted Wood Speakers sound as unique as they look.
DT Daily

iPhone hack attack prompts Apple to release emergency update 2:30

Plus: Uber burns through a big pile of cash in just half a year, and James Cameron's 1986 movie 'Aliens' gets a Blu-ray birthday box set.
Movies & TV

‘Spectre’ helmer is in talks for a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie

A live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach for Disney might be directed by Oscar-winning American Beauty director Sam Mendes and penned by High Fidelity's Nick Hornby.

Insider video shows how a deconstructed burger commercial is filmed

Photographer and visual engineer Steve Giralt gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to film a deconstructed burger commercial using a Phantom 4K camera and a robotic arm.
Cool Tech

Fascinating new study explores the complex psychology of why humans feel empathy toward robots

Would you lie to a robot to avoid hurting its feelings? If you’re like one participant in a recent study, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The experiment sheds some light on our complex relationship with humanoid bots.
Cool Tech

Full-size, 3D-printed Stargate portal replica took 1,000 hours to create

A 3D-printed, 20-foot-tall Stargate portal replica is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at Belgium’s Musée royal de Mariemont entitled "From Stargate to Comics: The Egyptian Gods in the geek culture."

Six coffee grinders that grind so fine

Whether you're looking for a simple coffee grinder to smash up some beans or one that can be fine-tuned for your individual taste buds, you're likely to find the perfect option somewhere on our list.

30 of the juiciest portable battery chargers money can buy

Battery life still tops the polls for smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Come on in, put your feet up, and allow us to show you round the wonderful world of external…