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
RightThisMinute (Aug. 10, 2015) Straight-up from the future, it is now possible to project holograms from smartphones. It's not a perfect science just yet, but with a few simple tools and some spare time, you can have a hologram ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 22, 2015) Sharp Corporation hopes that RoBoHoN changes the future of smartphones, by turning them into mobile robots. Sharon Reich reports.
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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
Oct. 25, 2016 A weakness has been found in the Haswell central processing unit (CPU) components that makes common computer operating systems vulnerable to malicious attacks. Computer hackers could take control of ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 “Rigged” election rhetoric in the headlines aims to cast doubt about the security of the American voting system; however, people have a sense of whether a voting system is secure, according to ... read more
Oct. 27, 2016 Malicious websites promoting scams, distributing malware and collecting phished credentials pervade the web. As quickly as we block or blacklist them, criminals set up new domain names to support ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to "vampire appliances," always-on digital devices in the home that suck power even when they are turned ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Images and references to alcohol and tobacco in popular video games may be influencing UK teens who play the games and the age restriction system is not working, according to a new ... 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
July 24, 2013 Scientists have developed a magnetically driven pen interface that works both on and around mobile devices. This interface, called the MagPen, can be used for any type of smartphones and tablet ... 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