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Lytro Immerge is the World’s First Light Field Camera for Virtual Reality

Lytro today announced Immerge, a new camera that may revolutionize how virtual reality content is captured. The company calls it “the world’s first …

Augmented Reality

Anonymous drops names of KKK members online, including US politicians

Anonymous has released four separate drops that allegedly include the names and information of members of the Ku Klux Klan — a Christian white supremacy organization identified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The list, so far, has apparently …

Anti-Defamation League

USDA Announces Recall for More Than 167,000 Pounds of Ground Beef

The USDA has issued an enormous recall of more than 167,000 pounds of ground beef that may have been contaminated with E. coli.<p>A sample of the …

E.coli

Google cancels plans to open its first store in New York City — after spending $6 million on renovations

We first heard about Google's plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, about a block away from the Apple store, last year.<p>The idea was to give consumers a place to get their hands on products like its Chromebook laptops or Nexus smartphones.<p>The company opened a …

VW dieselgate worsens as EPA adds Porsche and Audi 3.0L

The EPA has issued a new notice of violation of the Clean Air Act for Volkswagen and Audi. Included in this NOV is Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and …

Volkswagen

VW to EPA: We didn't do it -- this time

Responding to new<p>Environmental Protection Agencycharges,Volkswagenis denying it installed software to cheat U.S. emissions tests in six-cylinder diesels from VW,PorscheandAudi.<p>The EPA got it wrong this time, said officials from all three brands.<p>The denials followed an EPA announcement Monday that …

Operation KKK Is Beginning To Unmask Hate Group Members

Operation KKK, an Anonymous-led effort to shut down the Ku Klux Klan, has begun in earnest. The main Twitter account is reporting that many KKK-related sites are down after concerted hacking efforts and that more are to come as they prepare for an action called HoodsOff on November 5.<p>The Ku Klux …

Anti-Defamation League

Democratization of Technology Brings Enterprise IT To SMBs: Ruckus, Nutanix Seize Opportunity

Politicians have long acknowledged a digital divide between technology haves and have-nots that creates economic and social hurdles for those with little access to information and communications services and equipment. Yet the slanted playing field carries over to business where the expense, …

Apple says ‘screw you’ to Europe’s largest hacker conference

The Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s largest collective of hackers, claims that Apple rejected the group’s streaming video app — which would allow users to watch talks from its Chaos Communications Congress event.<p>Why? Because members of the conference had previously hacked iOS, and Apple doesn’t want …

Skype’s co-founders are building small robots that deliver groceries for less than $2 a pop

It might not be long before your groceries are delivered by a robot that found its way to your house on its own.<p>Starship, a new startup founded by one of the co-founders of Skype, Janus Friis, and one of its original developers, Ahti Heinla, aims to use small, self-driving robots to deliver …

Robotics

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 <i>is</i> better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of policies like …

Software

Google's head of design just ripped Windows 10 for looking like XP

Matias Duarte, Google's VP of Design, is not impressed with Microsoft's new Windows 10, judging from a pair of sick burns on his Twitter earlier on Monday:<p>Duarte himself is a designer with a fine pedigree in building operating systems: In a past life, he worked on ahead-of-its-time projects like …

Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

For borrowers in default, the repo man is no longer the one to fear — it's Big Brother. Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans. The practice has created problems for consumers and …