Attendees visit the The Oculus Gear VR Theater with 4D during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Photograph: Patrick T  Fallon/Bloomberg

In the past few days I’ve repaired a robot, driven a Rover across Mars and zapped objects with a laser gun. And I did it all while mostly standing aro(...)

Virtual reality headset

Making predictions about which aspects of technology will be big in the coming year involves some crystal ball-gazing and plenty of luck. Manufacture(...)

Testing virtual reality headsets. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

According to research firm Juniper, about three million virtual reality headsets will be shipped next year. That’s not exactly record- breaking but it(...)

Tech Tools: HTC Vive

Imagine being underwater, standing on the deck of a shipwreck as whales skim past, pausing to eye you up before swimming away. Or how about turning yo(...)

HTC Vive headset

I arrive at Gamescom in Cologne trying desperately to keep an open mind about computer games and the people who play them. I encounter my first cha(...)

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6: punches above its weight

With smartphones, it used to be that you got what you paid for. If you wanted a high-powered phone that would do everything bar make you a cup of tea (...)

Visitors use mobiles to photograph a banner advert for the new Samsung Galaxy smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is expected to detail more of his company’s plans to bring underserved parts of the world online(...)

Producer and musician Dr Dre with his Beats by Dr Dre headphones. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Audio equipment maker Monster has sued Beats Electronics, owned by Apple, over alleged “fraud and deceit” in the way Beats acquired control of the rig(...)

Review: HTC Re

Action cameras: everyone is doing them these days. HTC’s latest device is a small point-and-shoot camera that is designed to get you out of the hab(...)

The strategy of Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook has been to introduce bigger iPhones, give more money back to stockholders and introduce new devices. Given the stock’s 25% rise this year, it seems to be working with investors. (Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Apple’s stock closed at an all-time high yesterday, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and(...)