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Virtual reality offers dramatic possibilities — and challenges — for the film industry

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>The movie shoot had all the usual marks of a Hollywood production: shouts of “action!” and “cut!” and a …

Sprint and T-Mobile's failed merger: What went wrong — and what's next

<i>Volume Up is a regular column on consumer technology and digital ecosystems by Reticle Research principal analyst Ross Rubin.</i><p>When federal regulators forbid you from partnering with your would-be acquisition target to jointly acquire spectrum, it doesn’t bode well for your ultimate merger goals.<p>That …

Ebola fears spread as another country reports citizen's death

A nurse in Nigeria. A businessman in Saudi Arabia. A Spanish priest in Liberia.<p>With the World Health Organization announcing Wednesday that 932 deaths had been reported or confirmed as a result of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Saudi Arabia joined the list of countries with suspected cases.<p>"This is the …

From hoverboards to lightsabers: five film inventions in the works

Scientists are going back to the future to make these cinematic sci-fi innovations a virtual reality<p>• Star Wars lightsabers finally invented • Killer robots in film – in pictures<p>Important as they surely are, news of most manufacturing advances passes us by, mainly on account of it being so boring …

Why The Gmail Scan That Led To A Man’s Arrest For Child Porn Was Not A Privacy Violation

No one will argue against the outcome of a case which saw a man arrested on child pornography charges, after Google tipped off authorities about illegal images found in the Houston suspect’s Gmail account. But the nature of how the discovery came about led some to questions about the methodologies …