Remote control pushed aside by gesture-sensitive devices
The remote control has never been much beloved. If it's not getting lost or running out of batteries, the device - and its inscrutable buttons - is confusing some family member or acting as a totem in an argument about what ...
Lockheed Martin develops maple-seed-like drone
The seeds that drop from maple trees each fall, whirring softly to the ground like silent one-winged helicopters, are the inspiration for a new kind of flying machine that could be useful for military information-gathering.
Helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought (w/ Video)
A remote controlled helicopter has been flown through a series of hoops around a college gymnasium in Minnesota. It sounds like your everyday student project; however, there is one caveat… the helicopter ...
Physically dynamic surfaces may herald another tablet revolution
Apple's iPad arrived five years ago. It is a device that changed the way we think about computing, marking a seismic shift from keyboard and mouse to direct manipulation with our fingers. The iPad wasn't ...
Review: Samsung's Galaxy S4 less innovative than it seems
When Samsung announced its new Galaxy S4 in March, it put some serious doubts into this longtime iPhone user.
Hovering drone draws rave reviews at CES
Hovering silently a few feet off the ground it looks like a flying saucer out of a Steven Spielberg film.
Google patent suggests Google-Glass-ish control of appliances
New Samsung remote control features TV screen
You're watching a movie on television but really want to step away to fix a sandwich. Or nature calls when the game is tied and there are just a few seconds left.
TVs getting 'smarter' but maybe not better
If last week's Consumer Electronics Show is any indication, the next major computing device to enter consumers' homes will be a "smart" television - whether viewers like it or not.
Insulin pump maker identified after hacking talk
(AP) -- When Jay Radcliffe revealed three weeks ago that he'd found serious security holes in a popular type of insulin pump that diabetics wear, he kept two important details secret: the pump maker's name, ...
Google TV may be on the way
Review: Samsung Galaxy Mega proves bigger isn't always better
It's hard to believe that Samsung is a Korean company since one of the key pieces of its strategic playbook seems to come straight from classic American product marketing: Make it bigger.
Micro helicopters leave the nest
Within the framework of the EU project sFly, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new type of flying robot that can be navigated using only on-board cameras and a miniature computer. The micro helicopters ...