Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES
Chinese high-tech companies have showcased some of the most eye-popping gear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, bidding to reverse their lack of global brand recognition.
Smart TVs get smarter, by just a little bit
In the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like what Tom Cruise did in the 2002 movie "Minority Report." That's the vision ...
Samsung unveils gesture-control TVs at gadget show
New TVs from Samsung will recognize an expanded range of gestures so people can swipe through on-screen menus in a way that revolutionizes the old remote control.
'Invisible Exhibition' opens eyes to blindness
The darkness is total. Mundane gestures suddenly become complicated. How do you find the door to your room, cook a meal or cross the road? The "Invisible Exhibition" in the Polish capital Warsaw offers an opportunity to understand ...
Device helps children with disabilities access tablets (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones—with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits—would be useless.
'Trust' provides answer to handaxe enigma
Trust rather than lust is at the heart of the attention to detail and finely made form of handaxes from around 1.7 million years ago, according to a University of York researcher.
Software enables avatar to reproduce our emotions in real time
(Phys.org)—You move, he moves. You smile, he smiles. You get angry, he gets angry. "He" is the avator you chose. Faceshift, from EPFL's Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory, now offers a software program ...
The next interface: Electrical fields, MGC3130, and your hand (w/ Video)
New interactive system detects touch and gestures on any surface (w/ Video)
People can let their fingers - and hands - do the talking with a new touch-activated system that projects onto walls and other surfaces and allows users to interact with their environment and each other.
Complete feel of user interfaces with vibrotactile feedback
Touchscreen mobile devices, phones and tablet computers, have gained prominence in our everyday life in the past years. Their user interfaces, however, make quite crude use of touch and the somatosensory system. Teemu Ahmaniemi ...
Motorola buys face-recognition firm Viewdle
Mobile phone-maker Motorola said Wednesday it had purchased facial recognition firm Viewdle for an undisclosed amount.
Robot artist learns masters' brush strokes
Robots that can mimic the exact brush strokes of master painters or calligraphers could recreate their work, a Japanese researcher said Tuesday.
Wireless technology facilitates independence for people with speech impairments and limited mobility
Technology to empower people who have impaired speech and mobility as a consequence of illness or a stroke to live independently has been developed by University of Aberdeen scientists, and was presented today at the British ...