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Oculus Connect: 5 key questions at the big virtual reality conference in Hollywood

Oculus VR, the virtual reality technology company owned by Facebook Inc., is set to make several announcements Thursday in the final stretch before its first products start shipping early next year.

Facebook now supports 360-degree video

Facebook videos are about to get more interactive.  The social network announced Wednesday it now supports 360-degree videos.

Uber's growing all the way to the East Bay

Uber is expanding its San Francisco headquarters  - to an old Sears building in downtown Oakland.

Apple is refunding all purchases of ad-blocking app Peace

Apple is refunding all purchases of Peace, the popular ad-blocking app that was pulled from the App Store last week after its creator changed his mind.

Tech review: The best gaming laptop

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. After looking at all the gaming laptops out there and testing a few ourselves, we concluded that the $1,790 Asus ROG G751JT is the best gaming laptop for most people. The Asus has the best combination...

What's new inside Microsoft Office 2016 and how to get it

Microsoft Office 2016 goes on sale Tuesday, bringing real-time collaboration, improved Skype integration and quick access to many options to the suite that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

WeChat and other iOS apps infected after developers turn to tainted programs

App developers who downloaded key Apple software from somewhere other than the company's App Store inadvertently stuck viruses into several big-name apps, mostly in China.

An obscure battle over wireless airwaves comes to Trojan football

When the USC football team plays Stanford at the Coliseum on Saturday, it won't be hard to find Trojan fans with their game face on, or even with the team's colors plastered all over their mugs. But a camera-toting squad from an advocacy group called WifiForward will be asking people at the stadium...

Making a Halloween costume? Seedling Comic Studio app creates a digital version

This Halloween, kids can make their own costumes - and design a matching digital version as well.

In-home tech-support provider HelloTech expanding beyond L.A. with new funding

In-home tech-support company HelloTech has quickly added $12.5 million in funding to expand to Orange County and across the country from Los Angeles.

Burberry turns to Snapchat before runway to debut London Fashion Week show

The first look at Burberry's latest collection won't be seen on the runway. Instead, the fashions will be previewed on Snapchat in what the designer is calling "the first ever" Snapchat fashion show.

Amazon introduces new tablet computer for less than $50

Amazon has introduced a tablet computer for under $50 in a bid to entice consumers priced-out of the Apple iPad.

Apple acquires mapping analytics start-up Mapsense

Apple Inc. has acquired a mapping analytics company that could help bolster its navigational and automotive capabilities.

How illusionist David Blaine helped inspire Snapchat's Live Stories

How does illusionist David Blaine perform his tricks? That question helped influence one of Snapchat's most popular features, known as Live Stories.

Prime Now, Amazon's one-hour delivery service, comes to L.A. has brought its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, to Los Angeles and Orange County.

Verizon, AT&T to open dedicated shops within Best Buy locations

The nation's two largest wireless carriers are building their own dedicated retail shops within Best Buy locations.

Moviepilot website gets $16 million for push into video and gaming

Entertainment news website Moviepilot on Tuesday announced a $16-million investment from a French media company and several other investors, joining a recent list of major investments in start-ups creating online content.

Tech review: The best Lightning cable

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. After measuring the charging speed of nearly 50 Lightning cables (a proprietary cable made for use with Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods) and sending the top 11 to our electrical engineer for teardown analysis,...

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