Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors
Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois ...
NIST helps develop new standard for microsensor technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors—a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming ...
New manufacturing methods needed for 'soft' machines, robots
Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.
US law has helped limit 'conflict minerals', study says
A US law, and efforts by technology firms, have helped limit the use of "conflict minerals" from Africa for consumer electronics, according to a report released Tuesday.
Bitcoin gets easier for consumers to buy, spend
It's getting easier for consumers to buy and spend bitcoin, the cybercurrency that has captured much of the tech world. With each passing month, entrepreneurs are rolling out new technology for consumers to buy and store ...
New smaller USB Type-C connector to replace Type-A and Type-B
Toshiba unveils disease-detecting breathalyser
Japan's Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled a breathalyser which it says can detect a wide range of diseases just 30 seconds after users blow into the machine.
California company seeks audio rebels
High Fidelity isn't just the name of a movie. For the better part of two decades, consumers have been willing to trade audio quality for convenience, forgoing their high-fidelity home stereos for white earbuds. But a Sacramento ...
US coalition calls for expansion of Wi-Fi airwaves
A newly formed coalition of US technology firms and advocacy groups called Thursday for the expansion of Wi-Fi, saying airwaves are getting congested for a key pathway to the Internet.
Shift in business focus boosts Panasonic earnings (Update)
Profit rose 20 percent at Panasonic Corp. in the October-December quarter as growth in businesses such as smart home systems offset its long struggling TV and appliance divisions.
Highlights from 2014 Consumer Electronics Show
Here are some of the highlights and trends seen at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which ended Friday:
Homes become members of the family with smart parts
Appliances are becoming part of the family, weighing in with insights while helping with chores from cooking to doing laundry.
Electronics startups abound as barriers to entry come down
Tucked into the tiniest of corners of the gargantuan Consumer Electronics Show one night this week was Sonny Vu, the founder of Misfit.
Tech gets in your head, literally, to ease stress
Yes, technology can get into your head, says the maker of a new brain-sensing headband that promises to reduced stress.