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Xiaomi beefs up its mobile virtual reality push with Mi VR

Xiaomi has added another mobile VR headset to its portfolio: announcing the Mi VR today — which it says is its first virtual reality headset with an inertial motion controller. The company’s debut VR device, the Mi VR Play, was revealed this summer — an entry level mobile VR headset designed to house a ...

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Dyn DNS DDoS likely the work of script kiddies, says FlashPoint

Business risk intelligence firm FlashPoint has put out a preliminary analysis of last week’s massive denial of service attack against Dyn DNS, and its conclusion is it was likely the work of amateur hackers — rather than, as some had posited, state-sponsored actors perhaps funded by the Russian government. The DDoS ...

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Watch Microsoft’s Windows 10 event live

Today’s Microsoft event is kicking off bright and early – particularly for those in the company’s home timezone, where things start in earnest at 7AM PT. Of course, we’ll be live at the press conference in New York City, covering the news as it happens, so for those a few hours behind, ...

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New BMW Short Film “The Escape” is a Hell of a Ride

It’s been 15 years since BMW made its first foray into Hollywood with BMW Films and its short film series “The Hire.” In celebration of that milestone, and to plug the new 2017 BMW 5 Series, BMW Films produced a new short film titled “The Escape,” starring Clive Owen who ...

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Google Fiber pauses expansion, CEO steps down

Could wireless be the cheaper option for Google Fiber? (Image: Google) Google on Tuesday announced plans to halt the expansion of Google Fiber, amidst the departure of the project’s leader and layoffs. Google Fiber’s parent division, Access, said it’s pausing Fiber rollout to nine cities: Los Angeles, Dallas, Tampa, Jacksonville, ...

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iPhone 8 rumors — a reality check

The iPhone 7 has been out for a few weeks, which means that it’s time for the iPhone 8 rumor mill to kick into high gear. Spearheading the latest batch of speculation (while simultaneously promoting an upcoming book) is tech pundit Robert Scoble. See also: Macs are up to $543 ...

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Five security settings in iOS 10 you should immediately change

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system comes with some privacy improvements. Before you do anything like customizing your phone, loading new apps, or syncing your data for the first time, you should take a few steps to lock down your device and protect your privacy. Here are the ...

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