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Why Oculus Rift And Virtual Reality Could Be Huge And Not Just For Gamers

Over two decades ago, I was in a theme park near London and in a small room tucked out of the way and with a far smaller queue than any of the vomit-inducing rides outside, sat two large seats with computers built into them. Something like ‘Virtual Reality Gaming’ was printed on the side and in one …

S.F. music scene evolving in tech boom

It's Saturday night, and the sidewalks of Polk Street are bustling. But up the hill at the corner of Clay Street, the Red Devil Lounge - the small nightclub that for 20 years played host to up-and-coming Bay Area musicians and '80s nostalgia tours - sits dark, with a note from owner Jay Siegan …

San Francisco

As Windows XP support ends, are 'XPocalypse' reports overblown?

Consumers, businesses and cash machines rely on the operating system. What are the dangers of support ending?<p>Microsoft has officially stopped providing support and security updates for XP, its ubiquitous 13-year-old operating system.<p>The "XPocalypse" officially began on Tuesday 8 April when support …

A week through Google Glass

The BBC's Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out Google Glass for a week, documenting his work and home life.<p>Google Glass will go on sale to the US public on 15 April for a single day, the company has announced.<p>Apart from the opening, every image and video in the footage was shot by …

Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands

<b>Glow in the dark road markings have been unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.</b><p>The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights.<p>Interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde …

Roads

New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery

IBM has seen the technology world changing as much as any other vendor and that’s part of the reason it bought SoftLayer last year –to broaden its cloud offerings. Today, the company has built upon that, announcing new security and disaster recovery services that could make the cloud more …

Facebook 'prepares money transfer service'

Report claims social network to target emerging markets with e-money<p>Facebook is preparing a push into financial services, according to a report, with tools for members to store and send money online.<p>The social network has applied to Irish authorities for a licence that would allow it to provide …

HTC sends TMo CEO gold One (M8); Samsung copies act w/ gold Galaxy S5

In a bid to steal the limelight late last week as T-Mobile released the two company’s flagship Android phones on the same day, both HTC and Samsung sent precious gifts to the carrier’s chief exec — golden versions of the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5.<p>Throughout launch day, T-Mobile CEO …

​Before the iPhone was announced, Android didn't support touchscreen input

Ahead of Apple revealing its first smartphone, Google's plans for Android back in 2006 involved physical keys for control and no touchscreen input support. Revealed in court documents from the ensuing Apple-Samsung legal fray, the early specification says that "the product [Android] was designed …

Heartbleed bug: millions of Android devices still vulnerable

Android users still running version 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) could still be vulnerable to Heartbleed<p>Millions of Android smartphone and tablet users could still be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, which can be exploited by hackers to steal passwords, credit card details, encryption keys and other …

Dutch architects to build world's first 3D printed house

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost every day for the past month, a crowd of curious onlookers has gathered in northern Amsterdam to gawp at three mysterious structures.<p>Measuring 2.5 meters tall high and 1.7 meters wide, the large plastic blocks look like little more than oversized liquorice candy or a confusing …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>This week's selection includes helpful email tools, ravenous zombies, cleaner bookings, fitness apps, Family Guy and digital books for kids, among others.<p>As ever, prices are correct at …

LG's top-end G3 phone will rock a Quad HD display

So far, we've only come across beyond-1080p panels in a couple of Chinese phones, like the Oppo Find 7 and the Vivo Xplay 3S. But the spec is definitely about to go mainstream, as LG has just confirmed to us that the successor to the G2 will deliver a "Quad HD" resolution, with four times as many …

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

How Mad Men Gets the Writing Right: Q&A

There is no show on television that is more combed through, picked over and squawked about than <i>Mad Men</i>. Whether Joan mentions lustrous restaurant Le …

'Black market' for stolen smartphones exposed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/england/1069000/1069065_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534479494_2824a4e63952bff637edc0ae7ed9a2a5<p><b>A black market of shops and traders willing to deal in stolen smartphones has been exposed by a BBC London undercover investigation.</b><p>Intelligence was …

East London

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecutor Gerrie Nel queries tears

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1069000/1069101_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534607133_0c028c7f1918afd922ec17899de70453<p><b>The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has suggested the South African athlete is using his emotions "as an escape".</b><p>He broke down in tears …

South Africa

Russia spends more of its wealth on arms than US in 2013

Russia spent a higher proportion of its wealth on arms than the US last year for the first time in more than a decade, according to figures published on Monday by a leading international research body that highlights Moscow's resurgent military ambition as it confronts the west over Ukraine.<p>Western …