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Valve's virtual reality headset is great, but its controllers are the real story

The HTC Vive (rhymes with "hive") headset was announced earlier this week at Mobile World Congress, where we tried it for the first time. It builds on years' worth of virtual reality research, focusing specifically on creating an experience that's ambulatory and interactive. Unlike the Oculus Rift, …

Virtual Reality

Valve enters the virtual reality race with its own headset

Valve Software, the company behind the Steam game platform, announced a major investment in hardware with its own SteamVR headset Monday night.<p>While …

Don't squash the sunbathers! Amazing video shows pilot's view as plane swoops in to land just metres above tourists' heads at tiny Caribbean airport

• <b>Planes landing at Princess Juliana airport in the Caribbean often swoop in just ten metres off the ground</b>• <b><br>The runway is also just 7,152 feet making it</b> …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

Pictures of the Week 2.12.15

15 Korean BBQ Hot Spots to Try Right Now

You can't spit without hitting a Korean BBQ restaurant in Koreatown, but what makes all these places different? For one, there's your well-established mainstays, like Park's BBQ, Genwa and Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong. But these already popular places draw massive crowds, and subsequently crippling wait …

South Korea

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Air Force One-Point-Three

After a quarter-century of service, the aging presidential airplanes are being replaced by a pair of state-of-the-art Boeing 747-8s.<p>There's a new Air Force One on the way, and it's about time. The beat-up pair of modified 747s that have been hauling the world's most powerful passenger for 25 years …

Aviation

The incredible toys of Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen

But with interests that range from electric guitars to World War II aircraft, Allen takes expensive hobbies to a whole new level.<p>He also happens to own the Seattle Seahawks, who will be playing for their second consecutive Super Bowl win this weekend.<p>We've rounded up some of the billionaire's most …

World's most visited cities | CNN Travel

The World’s Best Boutique Airlines for the Economy Long-Haul Experience

Is there such a thing as a boutique airline? Well, now there is.<p>Just like their counterpart boutique hotels, these airlines may not be the biggest in …

HoloLens is and isn't Xbox One's answer to PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset

Finally, we can stop asking Microsoft's Xbox lead Phil Spencer about virtual reality headsets. "For us, I think this is the area," Spencer told a group of interviewers at yesterday's Windows 10 event. He was responding to whether or not there's <i>also</i> a virtual reality headset in the works at …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

Mobile Technology

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

This Montblanc band can turn your Swiss watch into a smartwatch

One of the biggest questions in the nascent smartwatch market is whether luxury watch wearers will ditch expensive but limited mechanical watches for …

Wearable Tech

The Best Google Campuses Around The World

Unlike the stark minimalism of Apple's campuses, Google has a flair for creating offices with a unique design that varies from building to building.<p>From the glowing black lights of the Toronto office's music room to the cozy drive-in theater at Google's Paris campus, here's what it looks like to …

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

Texas police officer uses stun gun on 76-year-old during routine traffic stop

A Texas police officer is under investigation for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old mechanic he had pulled over for an expired inspection certificate.<p>In dashboard-cam footage uploaded by local newspaper the Victoria Advocate, officer Nathaniel Robinson, who is 23, can be seen slamming Pete Vasquez …

Here's The Reality Behind The Futuristic Weapons In 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

We called up the developers at Activision's Sledgehammer Games to ask for the details.<p>"Because the experience would be pushing people's boundaries of what is believable, we wanted to show that the research was real," said Michael Condrey, co-founder and studio head at Sledgehammer.<p>It became a hard …

Should we expect every messaging app to offer full privacy?

Earlier this week a bunch of former Skype employees launched a new app called Wire, which offers Skype-esque voice calls, messaging, and the ability …

Meet the $7 smartwatch

The Apple Watch will sell for $349 when it hits stores next year. Motorola's Moto 360 goes for $249 and Samsung's smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, starts at $199.<p>Now, a Chinese company wants to sell you one for $7.<p>Fastfox, a technology startup, says keeping software simple and hardware minimal lets …

Pictures of the Week 11.13.14

Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.<p>That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access in two dozen cities around the world.<p>Clocking in …

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Phones

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

<b>A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.3m (£809,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.</b><p>James Proud launched his product, Sense, on 23 July with a goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days.<p>But it passed the $1m-mark on Sunday, and has been …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …