Morning tech crawl: All you ever wanted to know about VR

Good morning, Austin.  The weekend's almost here. But until it arrives, here's a look at some of the stories creating buzz around the technology world this morning.

Virtual reality 101

We talk and write a lot about virtual reality, but what all does VR really entail – and how might it affect your life in the near future? The folks at CNet have put together a really cool special report on VR that answers all those questions in a highly entertaining way.

Is AI the next frontier for Apple?

As tech giant Apple sees its iPhone sales decline, The Verge columnist Walt Mossberg wonders if the tech giant can pivot to artificial intelligence devices – and if Apple can win the war that's coming in that arena.

HP plans new gaming line

Also this morning, The Verge reports that HP is getting back into the gaming world with a new line of products called Omen. The Omen series is expected to debut today with the announcement of four products: two laptops, a tower, and a display, according to The Verge.