It's not just for gaming anymore. After decades of false starts, virtual reality and its more outward-looking cousin augmented reality are poised to have a big impact on the tech industry and business.
Microsoft is looking inside and outside the company for a replacement for Peggy Johnson, one of its key dealmakers and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, who is going to Magic Leap as CEO.
Depth a major hurdle for augmented reality. Did Google engineers just clear it for developers?
Convinced that 6DOF is "the future of VR," Oculus is ending sales of the low-end virtual reality headsets.
Breakthrough neurological study may change minds on the value of virtual museums.
Peter Chou, who three years ago started his own "social VR company", is launching a VR headset and platform. Will they finally win consumers over?
A move that is touted to reduce risks and costs without jeopardising the ability to learn.
The VR startup had previously worked with sporting leagues like the NBA and NFL to broadcast events.
Holographic meeting company has seen 1000% growth in customer interest.
It's an upside down world, and that may finally mean that AR/VR technologies are having their day.
Microsoft's private preview program for Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2 is now open. The goal: To make the devices easier to provision and manage at scale.
New device uses a novel technique to simulate objects. But will it help VR overcome adoption issues?
The augmented reality startup is trying to escape the handcuffs that trapped another ambitious company fomenting a computing revolution.
Lockdown rules are a golden opportunity for immersive technologies to provide better communication. The problem? AR and VR remain stubbornly stuck in the stage of early adoption.
Immersive technologies have been so hyped up that they now seem to be failing to deliver. But it's not all doom and gloom for AR and VR.
A team of researchers sponsored by the social media giant has reached a new milestone in brain-computer interface technology.
The spread of COVID-19 has a small silver lining: highlighting how innovative humankind can be under pressure. Here are our favorite examples.
A timeline of Google Maps through the years since it was launched in 2005.
A stunning 8k, 3D display. And no glasses, thankfully, unlike the failed 3D TVs. Why didn't you see it? It wasn't on the show floor. But I did, high up in the Venetian, and I'm wondering why Apple doesn't buy these guys. Here's some, sorry, not 8K video of the display.
We have the technology. We can build it. We can make it better, smaller, and more plastic than the prototype demo. But we can be demo accurate, too. Our windows are as shattered as our souls.
A sneak peak into the lab where the sole purpose is to get things to break.
A tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - Windows devices of the last two decades, from Tablet PCs to the Surface Duo.
CBD Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center has come and gone. Here are the best products and solutions for the hemp industry we saw at the show.
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From Ansible to Vagrant, we take a look at 23 coding and DevOps tools with curious origin stories and strange-sounding names. Want to know the etymology of your favorite software? Browse this.
Looking to ditch your cable package? Here are the absolute best alternatives -- whether you want to watch specific shows and movies on demand, stream live TV, or get access to archived libraries from specific networks.
Many tech products are introduced with great fanfare and excitement. Customers flock to buy them, even sometimes standing in line for hours. But some products, and in particular, features, just don't inspire the same kind of buzz. In this gallery, we'll look at a bunch of features that inspired more "why" than "wow," but proved to be beloved by ZDNet's contributors and editors.
Between all the 5G devices and foldable phones, it might seem like nearly everything announced at MWC 2019 is too futuristic to purchase soon. In reality, many of these new gadgets are already available to pre-order or will launch later this year. Here's the best tech we've spotted on the show floor that's releasing in 2019.
With Valentine's Day around the corner, ZDNet's contributors and editors were reminded of all the technology they were infatuated with, either in their past or present, as well as anything that might've left them bitter and broken-hearted.
The 20th century Earthlings who first tuned into the "Star Trek" television series in 1966 would certainly be amazed at how much science fiction is now science fact.
The country wants a concrete footing and understanding of technical challenges before issuing a digital cryptocurrency.
Tonya Hall sits down with Dr Robert Munro, CEO of Machine Learning Consulting and author, to talk about what data scientists should and should not do in the midst of a pandemic.
It'll serve as a space to build and test technologies such as drones and smart bots.
The Climate Pledge Fund is named after Amazon's pledge to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
It will be accepted as identification in convenience stores as well as for driver's licence examinations.
The bike can read a rider's brain activity to detect if they are in danger.
Dr. Lihong Wang, professor of medical engineering and electrical engineering at Caltech, explains to Tonya Hall what pictures from the fastest camera in the world look like after being captured at 70 trillion frames per second.
Void can detect the 'liveness' of a voice.
Keen is the latest experiment from Google's Area 120.
In a bid to provide personalised support to patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Sajed Naseem, chief information security officer for New Jersey Courts, sits down to talk to Tonya Hall to talk about the transition to bringing some justice cases virtually, and what the court system has had to do to maintain ethics while minimizing distractions.
The analytics will help farmers measure the water stress of their crops in real time.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is the best tool available for dictating text and commanding a Web browser by voice, despite the gradual adjustments needed to conform to your personal manner of speaking.