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
Sep. 27, 2016 In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Using laser light, a team of scientists has developed a precise, continuous control technology giving 60 times more success than previous efforts in sustaining the lifetime of “qubits,” the unit ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 To determine how the universe's heavy elements -- gold, silver and many others -- came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest things known to us -- stars ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Researchers have found a way to boost the speed of computer applications by more than 9 percent. The improvement results from techniques that allow computer processors to retrieve data more ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Statisticians are developing new ways to interpret the unprecedented amounts of data being generated continuously all around us. Whether it is smart phones packed full of sensors measuring your ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 For children with speech and language disorders, early-childhood intervention can make a great difference in their later academic and social success. But many such children ... 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