Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters (Update)
Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
Tortoises master touchscreen technology (w/ Video)
Tortoises have learned how to use touchscreens as part of a study which aimed to teach the animals navigational techniques.
Good vibrations bring braille into the 21st century
Even in a world of digital devices, braille continues to be a vital part of life for blind people. For nearly 200 years, this versatile writing system has allowed them to learn, work and live in a more independent ...
Robot knows who wants one for the road
Once-cool BlackBerry failed to keep pace with rivals
In just a short time, BlackBerry went from being the coolest gadget-maker on the planet to one apparently destined for the history books.
New computer model will help design flexible touchscreens
Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors. However, the cost and the physical limitations of the material these conductors ...
Wet noses to the touchscreen, iPads go to the dogs
You may or may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly try to get Fido to use an iPad.
Taiwan electronics fair tees up 'smart watch' for golfers
It may not be able to carry the clubs like a caddie but a new "smart watch" can help a golfer find his range on the course, and its makers are taking a swing at the global market as part of a new trend in ...
Review: Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt lets you in without a key
As a child, I watched "The Jetsons" on TV every Saturday morning. I wasn't as enamored of the flying cars as I was the push-button home automation.
Videogame console icon turns mobile play god
Videogame industry legend Peter Molyneux says the time is right for people to play God on smartphones. The former Lionhead Studio chief and Microsoft Game Studios executive has teamed with Japan-based DeNA ...
Kriyate Design Solutions testing first Braille smartphone
Instagram—more than self-portraits and pictures of food
The photo-sharing application Instagram is used by millions of people around the world daily. In the media, the social media phenomenon is sometimes dismissed as trivial pastime. However, according to a fresh ...
The tech divide between teachers and students
New research by a Massey University PhD student has found that many educators feel out of their depth when adopting new technology for use in the classroom.
BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated (Update)
Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.