Virgil Rivero

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Microsoft's taking HoloLens on tour to woo developers

Microsoft has already said its mixed reality headset, HoloLens, will be reaching developers early next year. But while we wait for that to happen, the company plans to take it on tour across the US and Canada, in an event that's going to give developers the chance to try the device firsthand. …

See the posts that matter most on Instagram

Instagram changed your feed and now instead of chronological order, the app decides what you see first. Here's how to avoid missing important posts and regain control of your feed.<p>You may have noticed that Instagram's rearranged your feed. Now instead of seeing posts in chronological order, the app …

How do you grieve when you lose an internet friend?

Somebody I didn’t know died last week.<p>I’d never met her in real life – or, I think I never met her, but I suppose I could have. We shared some of the same friends and acquaintances, some of whom I knew in person and some of whom I didn’t. The two worlds we both inhabited – virtual and real – …

Social Media

Watch the first prototype of Google's Ara modular smartphone project in action

Google today posted a video showing off the first prototype from Project Ara, the company’s open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. Developed by NK Labs in Boston, the device so far features five removable components: an LED module, a battery, the application processor, loud …

Microsoft's Virtual Assistant Cortana Will Soon Be Able To Do Even More Stuff Siri Can't Do

The update will bring a handful of small yet useful features to Windows Phones, but more importantly, it focuses on further fine-tuning its virtual assistant, Cortana.<p>Cortana will now support more natural language scenarios for users in the U.S., Microsoft says. This means you'll be able to speak …

Windows Phone