New company aims to bring 3-D printers to home users
Imagine you have an idea for a new object—say, a custom phone case that perfectly molds to your hand or a cupholder that attaches to your laptop. Then, an hour later, a tangible plastic version of that ...
Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs (Update)
Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.
RoomAlive: Microsoft Research team shows gaming future
After initial flop, Google will try again to launch Android TV
Google Inc. still imagines a world in which people talk to their TV, commanding it to switch from ESPN to YouTube, start playing "Orange Is the New Black" on Netflix or answer "What's the weather like tomorrow?"
Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One
Tech titan Microsoft—which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4—is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named "Titanfall."
From my living room to yours: Research examines race and social media discussions
Discussions surrounding race and racism are prevalent in an online community in which users can hide their own race, gender and any other identifying information. Russell Spiker, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati's ...
Older adults don't speak 'robot,' study finds
(Phys.org) —In order to effectively program robots that ultimately could be used to aid seniors, researchers at the University of Notre Dame and University of Missouri studied the type of language older ...
Analyst: 60-inch Apple iTV to launch this year (Update)
It's no secret that Apple wants to get into the living room by making its own TV set, and there have been plenty of rumors and reports about how and when it's going to happen.
Troy Wolverton: Dreaming of a smarter home
I have a decidedly dumb house. Don't get me wrong, I love my home. It's well insulated, quiet and comfortable.
When Christmas comes with 25,000 freeloaders
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
Facebook guards hacker mentality to stave off complacency
Facebook Inc. is on the outs with investors, and the tumbling stock price has dented employees' morale and personal net worth. But at 1 Hacker Way, there's no stopping the hacker culture - or the hackathon.
Television tops for US online video viewing: NPD
Online video fans in the United States prefer big screen televisions to computers when it comes to viewing, according to a report released Tuesday by NPD Group.
Put a seismometer in your living room
Back in the 1960s, Charlie Richter (PhD '28) installed a seismometer in his living room. It was bigger than his TV set, and it didn't go with the sofa, but it saved him a lot of late-night drives into the ...
Self-organized nanopatterns in multicomponent systems
European researchers have studied a new class of self-organized nanostructures formed by the complex interdependence of chemical reactions and diffusion in multicomponent reacting systems. Project results ...