Google is challenging Facebook’s Oculus for an early lead in Silicon Valley’s latest platform war. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Google is developing a new virtual-reality headset for smartphones, and adding extra support for the technology to its Android operating system, as i(...)

What are you to do if you don’t have several hundred euro to drop on the latest virtual reality headset? If you are a Samsung phone owner, the Gear VR(...)

The S2 doesn’t follow the standard smartwatch interface, poking away at a 1.2 inch touch screen on your wrist; instead, it uses a rotating bezel.

A couple of years ago when Samsung released its first Gear smartwatch, the industry was in its infancy. Wearables were mostly limited to activity trac(...)

Demonstrating  iFit’s Coach App at CES: it gathers information from iFit’s many wearables, furniture and exercises equipment to monitor exercise, activity, nutrition and sleep to give personalised recommendations. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Clothes that track your every move, shoes that tighten themselves, and a smart TV that keeps a watchful eye over your connected home. A mirror that an(...)

Artisanal miners pictured working at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Chinese companies that buy cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo and supply mobile-phone and laptop makers such as Apple and Samsung aren’t ful(...)

In the world of technology, there’s possibly never been such a rapid and concentrated proliferation of ideas, designs and iterations as with wearable(...)

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(...)

Clothes that track your every move, shoes that tighten themselves and a smart TV that keeps a watchful eye over your connected home. A mirror that ana(...)

The EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle is unveiled at the EHang booth at CES International in Las Vegas, Nevada. The drone is large enough to fit a passenger. Photograph: John Locher/AP

The internet of things (IoT) needs an open platform to flourish, Samsung’s Dr WP Hong told Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attendees, as he laid out t(...)

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(...)