Researchers at the University of Tokyo are developing indoor projection technology that incorporates a sense of touch for interactive devices of the future. The system emits ultrasonic waves to generate pressure a user can feel and could one day render keyboards, smartphones, and even pens obsolete.
TheStreet (Aug. 12, 2014) A California law which will require smartphones to have a switch allowing users to render the device inoperable when stolen is in the final approval stage. The California Senate passed the so-called ... watch video
TheStreet (June 11, 2014) New research from eMarketer projects that world monthly ownership of smartphones should reach $1.76 billion this year up by 25% from 2013. Almost one quarter of the world population will use ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 14, 2015) The field of soft robotics is taking shape and researchers are developing technologies ranging from tattoo-like smartphones to squishy robots that can monitor your health. Ben Gruber reports.
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TheStreet (June 2, 2014) Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites in another step toward its mission of spreading Internet access to unconnected regions of the world. That's according to a report ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 21, 2013) A collaboration between Spanish engineers, cupboard makers, and electronics manufacturers is offering homeowners a future without manual electric switches. Participants in the Wood Touch project have ... watch video
Reuters (June 11, 2012) Urban planners and architects will soon be able to take a virtual tour of houses and neighborhoods to help them make important design and planning decisions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial ... watch video
AP (Apr. 10, 2013) Smartphones are thinking ahead for their owners when it comes to typing. The AP's John Mone explains how touchscreen technology is ditching the traditional "QWERTY" ... watch video
July 30, 2015 It is possible to predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks in subtropical climates like Hong Kong where flu seasons can occur at different times and more than once during a year, ... read more
July 30, 2015 A physics-based model can explain how ants cooperate in steering food to their nest. To lug a large object, a number of ants surround it -- the back ones lift, those on the ... read more
June 25, 2015 Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology that could enable blind and visually-impaired people to ‘see’ through their smartphone or tablet. The team plans to use color and ... read more
Oct. 7, 2013 A system that allows users to experience multi-point haptic feedback above an interactive surface without having to touch or hold any device will be unveiled at a conference for innovations in ... read more
Feb. 17, 2012 Researchers have designed a texting solution that could become a modern substitute for passing notes under the table. BrailleTouch is a prototype texting app that requires only finger gestures to key ... read more
Oct. 17, 2011 OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces. OmniTouch ... read more