The virtual keyboard may soon be a reality (w/ Video)
Today we are constantly online and integrated in a virtual existence. Wii and other game modules make it possible to engage the entire body when playing, and soon Google Glasses and similar products will ...
Iowa State engineers use keyboard, mouse and mobile device 'fingerprints' to protect data
We've all typed in a password to access a computer network. But how secure is that? Passwords can be hacked or hijacked to get at sensitive personal, corporate or even national security data.
Review: New Surface tablets make typing easy
Is Microsoft's Surface a tablet or a laptop? I'm not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad.
Engelbart, inventor of computer mouse, dies at 88
The first computer mouse was a wooden shell with metal wheels. The man behind it, tech visionary Doug Engelbart, has died at 88 after transforming the way people work, play and communicate.
Robots learn how to arrange objects by 'hallucinating' humans into their environment (w/ video)
Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
Randomness forms complex social structures
(Phys.org)—The environment of group-living animals influences their social behaviour in a stronger way than was previously thought, says a new study from behavioural researchers at ETH and the University ...
Swedish zipper perfecter honored with Google doodle
Google dedicated a doodle Tuesday to the Swedish-American inventor of the modern zipper, Gideon Sundback, on what would have been his 132nd birthday.
Mouse glove is designed for new comfort zones
Choreographing dance of electrons offers promise in pursuit of quantum computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the basement of Hoyt Laboratory at Princeton University, Alexei Tyryshkin clicked a computer mouse and sent a burst of microwaves washing across a silicon crystal suspended in a frozen ...
Scientists bring mysterious magnetic process down to earth
With the click of a computer mouse, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) sends 10,000 volts of electricity into a chamber filled with hydrogen gas. The ...
Apple alums give home thermostats a new twist
Nest Labs, a startup founded by former Apple engineers, hopes to do for home thermostats what their former employer did for smartphones -- make them hip and intuitive.