A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges.
Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster, cheaper way to improve mobile Internet.
A Carnegie Mellon researcher shows that designing robots to ask for human assistance can make them a lot more useful.
The investigation into the Virgin Galactic accident has yet to find a cause, but the FAA will consider new regulations for commercial space travel.
A smartphone-connected device delivers electrical stimulation to nerves in the head.
The effects of atmospheric carbon linger for centuries, so historical emissions totals are relevant context for the global climate policy debate.
A startup has started selling a battery that helps solar and wind power operate in remote locations.
For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.
U.S. cellular operators are testing technology that boosts mobile download speeds by having phones borrow bandwidth from devices nearby.
A new way to access Facebook securely and anonymously via the “dark Web” could provide a model for other sites.