Software that knows if a stack of virtual blocks will fall could show the way to machines that learn the basics of physical reality.
Lytro, maker of a shifting-focus camera, claims its upcoming virtual-reality camera will let you move around in live-action videos.
Smartphones have sidelined digital cameras and other special-purpose devices. Now Google thinks mobile phones will shove virtual-reality headsets like the Oculus Rift into the shadows, too.
Deep learning antivirus software could reduce malware infections significantly.
A 1968 story from our archives takes a look at the early work in artificial intelligence by Marvin Minsky.
The high-flying Internet balloons dreamed up by Google will get their biggest test yet in 2016.
A new controller puts sensors on your fingers so you can type without a keyboard and manipulate digital objects.
Researchers have built an emoji video search demo that lets you use tiny pictures to sort through thousands of YouTube clips.
Google’s new parent company, Alphabet, warns investors it will invest more in long-term “bets” on breakthrough technologies.
Japanese startup Adawarp thinks teleporting inside the body of a robotic stuffed animal could be a good way to keep in touch with loved ones.