UH students develop prototype device that translates sign language
Too often, communication barriers exist between those who can hear and those who cannot. Sign language has helped bridge such gaps, but many people are still not fluent in its motions and hand shapes.
Graphene on boron nitride work may lead to breakthrough in microchip technology
(Phys.org) -- Graphene is the wonder material that could solve the problem of making ever faster computers and smaller mobile devices when current silicon microchip technology hits an inevitable wall. Graphene, ...
TV maker Vizio turns to computers, takes on Apple, Dell and HP
Vizio is no stranger to defying the odds. The once little-known company came from practically nowhere to become one of the USA's biggest TV makers, wresting the title from the top electronics companies, including Sony. Its ...
Conservative Texas Republicans most likely to use electronic technology in voter outreach, according to new study
Conservative Texas Republicans are most likely to use electronic technology in voter outreach, according to a new study from researchers at Rice and the Universidad de Monterrey.
Samsung unveils ultra high-end TV
South Korea's Samsung Electronics on Thursday unveiled its new-generation premium television as global manufacturers seek to drive slowing sales with lucrative models.
A TV 4 times sharper than HD
Now that you've got a high-definition TV, you may want to start saving up for a super-high-definition one.
Stable electrodes for improving printed electronics
Imagine owning a television with the thickness and weight of a sheet of paper. It will be possible, someday, thanks to the growing industry of printed electronics. The process, which allows manufacturers to ...
Nanodot-based memory sets new world speed record
Record speed, low-voltage, and ultra-small size make nanodots a "triple threat" for electronic memory in computers and other electronic devices.
Research finds bright future for alternative energy with greener solar cells
(Phys.org) -- Even alternative energy technologies can sometimes be a little greener, according to a Kansas State University graduate student's research.
Micron, Oracle settle lawsuit over chip prices
(AP) -- Micron Technology Inc. has settled a lawsuit in which Oracle Corp. accused the Idaho memory chipmaker and other companies of artificially inflating prices for microchips.
Apple assembly line gets pay raise, fewer hours
(AP) -- Chinese workers who often spend more than 60 hours per week assembling iPhones and iPads will have their overtime hours curbed and their pay increased after a labor auditor hired by Apple Inc. inspected ...
More energy efficient transistors through quantum tunneling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor ...
Researchers look for ways to make an emerging technology safe for environment
The percentage of electronic waste occupying our landfills has grown at an alarming rate over the last decade, giving rise to concerns about the toxicity of components used in consumer electronics.
New generation of flexible graphene transistors
Making electronic components using graphene, a material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of today's major technological challenges. Researchers hope to harness the outstanding electron mobility ...