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Quick, You Can Fly to the Caribbean for $79

Although it may be the thick of vacation season, it's never too early to start planning your next getaway, and thanks to Norwegian's latest sale you …

You Need To Hurry To This Nordic Island Before Everyone Else Does

Scoring top marks in lists including 'world's most liveable city,' 'happiest place on earth' and even 'the best country in the world,' Nordic …

Faroe Islands

This new home rental site is like Airbnb for lovers of good design and architecture

If you love architecture and enjoy staying in amazing places, a new website founded by two architects might become your go-to for holiday rentals. PlansMatter has a selection of homes available to rent, but the criteria is simple – they have to be extraordinary.<p>Connie Lindor and Scott Muellner are …

How To Fly Delta One Business Class (In A Bed) - For Less...

Paying for business class tickets is rarely accessible to most people, but the allure of joining in on the fun never falters. Over the years, Delta …

Virgin Atlantic

The 10 Best Apps for Last Minute Travel

Download these apps to be prepared for your next spontaneous getaway.<p>If you’re feeling spontaneous and want to head out of town for a last minute …

Apps

Houseparty Raises $50M For Entertainment Apps

To hold its own against offerings from Facebook and other established players, live video app Houseparty has reportedly raised a fresh $50 million.<p>As …

Universal seeks patent for flight simulator and drift-racer rides

Universal Parks and Resorts was tight-lipped when it recently said it planned to add attractions based on Nintendo video games at parks in Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., and Japan.<p>But some details of those attractions may have slipped out by way of patent applications filed by a Universal …

Walt Disney Company

Startups now have a direct connect with NFL players

The OneTeam Collective gives tech startups access to deals with NFL players.<p>Hey startups, now you can score points with NFL star quarterbacks Tom Brady or Russell Wilson by actually doing some business with them.<p>The NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the union for NFL players, said Wednesday it's …

Startups

Google will power its global operations exclusively with renewable energy

Over the years, Google has diligently devoted itself to converting its operations to run entirely on renewable energy – and it seems the tech giant is finally approaching its ultimate goal.<p>In a new blog post, the Big G announced it will power its data centers and offices exclusively with renewable …

Renewable Energy

Bluetooth 5 now available to device manufacturers, offering 2x speed and 4x range improvements

Earlier this year, it was announced that Bluetooth 5 would be the new wireless standard, replacing Bluetooth 4.2 and now, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has officially adopted the platform and made it available to manufacturers to use in devices…<p>Bluetooth 5 includes a variety of enhancements …

Internet of Things

Microsoft, Apple Stay Out Of Global VR Association

Google, HTC, Samsung, Oculus, Acer and Sony announced Wednesday the creation of the Global VR Association (GVRA). According to the press release, the …

Virtual Reality's biggest names just joined forces to make VR even better

The biggest names in virtual reality have just joined forces to create the Global Virtual Reality Association in order to make VR better for us all.<p>The non-profit coalition is currently made up of Google, Facebook’s Oculus, HTC’s Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Samsung and Sony. That’s pretty much every …

Virtual Reality

HTC debuts Vive Studios, building VR games that highlight the strengths of its platform

More than a little bit of drama has emerged in the VR community in response to the trend toward exclusives among hardware manufacturers.<p>Oculus and Sony have devoted significant resources to ensuring its systems have titles either launch first on their platforms or only on them. Meanwhile HTC and …

These robotic utensils are changing the lives of people with disabilities

Lifting a spoon to your mouth may seem like a simple, daily act that doesn't take much thought or effort. But it's an out-of-reach luxury for many …

HTC launches its own VR app and game studio for Vive

HTC spun its Vive VR business into a subsidiary back in June and today the company announced it's launching its own studio for VR app and game development. The appropriately named Vive Studios will release games that are developed in-house and by other companies in an effort to boost interest in …

The next frontier in the fight against extremists online

When you send a tweet, post a Facebook status, upload a video to YouTube, or do anything on the internet, there's always a chance that little act …

Magic Leap raised $1.4 billion using technology that likely won't be in the real product

The prototype, called "The Beast," is described as a "rectangular, shoulder-width" box that let people see projected images overlaid against the real world by peeking into it.<p>Most of its investors, including Kleiner Perkins' Bing Gordon, invested in Magic Leap after seeing the Beast, expecting the …

Nintendo will pay you up to $20,000 to hack the 3DS

So you bought a Nintendo 3DS to play some <i>Pokemon Sun</i>… but now your Pokedex is complete and you’ve explored every inch of Alola. Now what?<p>If you’ve got a technical background, you might consider poking around the 3DS itself. There might just be a big ol’ stack of cash in it for you.<p>Nintendo has just …

Retrogaming

Lawsuit: Texts between Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen say the Facebook founder may want to go into government

The documents were filed as part of a shareholder lawsuit accusing Facebook's board of failing to represent the best interests of those holding Facebook's common stock.<p>The lawsuit focuses on a change to Facebook's stock structure earlier this year. Zuckerberg holds a majority share of voting …

Silicon Valley

Review: Furbo is an iPhone & Apple Watch-controlled, treat dispensing security camera for your dogs

Furbo is a camera made specifically to spy on your dogs, talk to them, and dispense treats from your iPhone or Apple Watch. It connects to your Wi-Fi, which means you can control it remotely to watch, reward, and talk to your pets from wherever you are. Is it worth the cost of entry for the treat …

Pets

Occipital shows off a $399 mixed reality headset for iPhone

Mobile VR is an Android game, but as more and more rumors flourish about the next iPhone, some companies are looking to get developers ready to bring iOS users into the world of VR.<p>Occipital announced today that it is launching a mixed reality platform built upon its depth-sensing technologies …

MEET THE YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES: These are the highest-paid YouTube stars of 2016

It's no secret that YouTube's biggest stars are using sponsored videos and advertising to make a living on the platform in addition to making a name for themselves.<p>Over the past few years, they have also snagged big-time shows from places like Netflix or YouTube Red, the company's subscription …

Occipital Bridge turns an iPhone into a mixed-reality headset

VR headset plus depth-sensing 3D camera equals a weird mix of VR and AR, and it costs a lot less than a HoloLens.<p>Odds are, you might have tried VR. But maybe you're not as familiar with "augmented reality" or "mixed reality" headsets that blend virtual things into actual reality, like Microsoft's …

Augmented Reality

This startup lets you use your smartphone to reduce 3D printing costs

Online clothes shopping has surged in the past few years, as consumers become more confident buying before trying. However, everyone has had one bad experience with size, length or fit and had to return or live with the mistake.<p>Wiivv Wearables wants to make the fear of a wrong size a thing of the …

15 tech trends in autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for 2017

Tech is about to change dramatically next year. Want to stay up to date? These predictions from the famed design firm frog spell things out for you. In each section, a designer explains all of the details. Which one is already on your radar? I want to hear your viewpoints, so drop me an email.<p>1. …

Artificial Intelligence

At last! A vibrating umbrella that tells you it's about to rain

Commentary: Developed by former Samsung engineers, the Opus One "smart" umbrella is a fine idea. Or is it?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Of all the things you need as winter comes, a smart umbrella is surely at the very top of your …

Samsung

This is the iPhone VR headset you’ve been waiting for

Virtual reality on smartphones is still in its infancy, with Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR being the most popular options for those wanting …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap CEO responds to 'grumpy mouse tech blogger writers'

After yesterday's report by <i>The Information</i> blew away some of the smoke surrounding Magic Leap, its CEO has responded. In a series of tweets over the last day and a blog post, Rony Abovitz still didn't directly counter the article, or provide technical details on his company's upcoming product. He …