Medical robot lets doctors beam in to check on patients
On any given day inside Mercy San Juan Medical Center's neuro-intensive care unit, a 5-foot-6-inch-tall robot with a computer screen can be seen roaming the halls.
Space not the final frontier for viewing movies
The crew of the International Space Station is boldly going where no one has gone before—to see the new "Star Trek" film.
Asustek 1Q profit up 21% on growing tablet demand
Taiwan PC maker Asustek Computer Inc said Monday its first-quarter net profit rose 21 percent year-on-year on growing demand for tablets including its popular Nexus 7 device.
China became top personal computer market in 2012
China unseated the United States last year as the top market for personal computers due to demand in rural areas where people opt for desktop machines, according to market tracker IHS iSuppli.
How robots can help children with autism learn and communicate (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The young boy, Jack, shyly approaches his friend in a classroom at Whiting Lane Elementary School. This is the last time they'll see each other, and Jack has a gift for his playmate: a picture of the two of ...
Two takes on lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have transformed our lives. Without them, we wouldn't have laptop computers or cell phones—at least, not the long-lived, lightweight kindwe're used to—and in the near future they ...
Investors dump Microsoft, PC stocks on bleak news (Update)
If fewer people are interested in buying a new personal computer, then fewer investors want to own stakes in companies whose fortunes are tied to the sales of laptop and desktop machines.
One screen not enough for US viewers, survey finds
American television viewers are increasingly finding that one screen won't do: almost all have a second-screen device and 87 percent use it while watching shows, a survey said Tuesday.
'Don't despair, repair' - keeping electronics in austerity Britain
An innovative project in London is helping people to prolong the life of their electronic devices by repairing them and encouraging others to do learn to do the same.
New tool promises private photo-sharing—even using Facebook and Flickr
In the next five minutes, roughly a half-million photos will be shared online. Embarrassing or not, many are only intended for a certain audience—family, or friends maybe—not the whole world. And yet, relatively few will ...
Apple, Samsung battle for hearts and wallets of phone users
Last fall, college sophomore John Castro did what was considered the unthinkable among his friends: The devoted Apple fan bought a Samsung Galaxy S3, the closest thing to an iPhone killer.
Review: Google laptop impressive, but not for all
Google's first high-end laptop, the Chromebook Pixel, is an impressive machine. It feels light and comfortable in my hands and on my lap. Its high-resolution display makes photos look sharp and video come ...
Fantastic flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite
Swiss scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties—graphene and molybdenite—into a flash memory prototype that is very promising in terms of performance, size, flexibility ...
Self-assembled nanostructures enable a low-power phase-change memory for mobile electronic devices
Nonvolatile memory that can store data even when not powered is currently used for portable electronics such as smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers. Flash memory is a dominant technology in this field, ...