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Hyperrealistic virtual reality adventure Loading Human headed to Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus

As the medium of virtual reality progresses, its applications only get more incredible. Take Untold Games' <i>Loading Human</i>, for instance. It takes Unreal Engine 4 and infuses it with the tropes of the adventure game genre, only instead of pointing and clicking, you're <i>in</i> that world. Solving puzzles and …

Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced this fuzzy view of Pluto.<p>Humanity has snapped detailed portraits of planets and moons throughout our solar system. But there's one missing from the album: Pluto.<p>Although Pluto was discovered in 1930, it has remained stubbornly hard to photograph. The Hubble …

Tech companies and social networks need an ethics body to rebuild trust

The internet is capable of enormous social good but users feel overly advertised to as well as tracked and monitored<p>Do you use a fitness tracker? Online banking? Do you shop online, use a messaging app, download music, use email, file your tax return online or let your children play games on your …

White House focuses on computer science in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today's teenagers. But finding out how to make computers work has taken a …

Is the Darknet a glimpse into the web of the future?

What will the internet of the future look like? And what purpose will it be used for?<p>From augmented reality, which anticipates the information you'll want just by looking at an object, to smart services that use artificial intelligence to help us manage our workloads, the look, feel and utility of …

BlackBerry launches a new cancer genome browser aimed at doctors using the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry may not be the powerhouse it once was in the mobile devices realm, but that isn’t stopping the company from striving to retain relevance through targeting key industries.<p>News emerged today that BlackBerry and NantHealth — a cloud-based, big-data health company that recently closed a $320 …

Uber Banned In New Delhi In Latest Twist Following Alleged Passenger Rape

<b>Update:</b> Uber has been banned in New Delhi, Economic Times reports, marking the latest turn of events that began when a driver alleged raped a female passenger late on Friday. Authorities say the service is misleading customers.<p>Uber declined to comment, but we will update this story with any …

iPad Air 2’s versatility is the focus of Apple’s new ‘Change’ ad

Over the weekend, Apple debuted its latest ad for the iPad Air 2, named “Change.” As with all of the ads in Apple’s “Your Verse” campaign for the first generation iPad Air, the upbeat “Change” demonstrates the flexibility of the iPad Air 2, as it’s used by motorbike enthusiasts, teachers and …

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Sony memo describes hack as 'an unparalleled and well-planned crime'

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released new information about a high-profile cyber attack which exposed unreleased films and personal employee information. Security firm Mandiant, hired to help contain the incident, told Sony that the malware used in the attack was "unprecedented in nature" and …