Researchers use 'digits' to change the channel
A team of inventors from across Europe have done away with traditional remotes and have developed a sensor about the size of a wrist watch which is able to track the 3D movement of the hand and allows the ...
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.
Free program makes computer graphics more realistic
(Phys.org)—Computer-generated images can be a little more realistic—and a lot cheaper to make—with a rendering program created by a Cornell graduate student.
'Digits' making your remote control obsolete (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Forget the TV remote and the games controller, now you can control anything from your mobile phone to the television with just a wave of your hand.
Computer scientist seeks to improve portability of mobile device applications
Mobile computing devices will probably overtake the personal computer as the most common means for accessing the Internet worldwide sometime in 2013 and it may not be a seamless transition, according to Eli ...
Wikipedia hits defining moment in social Web era
Wikipedia, the public knowledge website, is more than a decade old and remains among the top 10 Internet sites in the world, but some say it is becoming old and dowdy. Others want to keep it that way.
Review: Microsoft Surface straddles divide
Microsoft seems to have gotten the design and form factor right with its new Surface tablet computer. But the user interface, not so much. That's an odd conclusion to make about a device from a software company ...
Consumers in the middle of battle over Internet privacy
Google and Facebook might have finally gotten the average consumer riled up about privacy.
Crowdsourcing nutrition in a snap
Americans spend upwards of $40 billion a year on dieting advice and self-help books, but the first step in any healthy eating strategy is basic awareness -- what's on the plate.
TapSense touchscreen technology distinguishes taps by parts of finger (w/ video)
Smartphone and tablet computer owners have become adept at using finger taps, flicks and drags to control their touchscreens. But Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that this interaction can ...
Wearable depth-sensing projection system makes any surface capable of multitouch interaction (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms ...
I-maginary Phone: iPhone as a hand phone? (w/ video)
Microsoft shows off 3D and NUI technology (w/ Video)
HP takes operating software into its own hands
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced that it is adding its own operating software to personal computers to augment the capabilities of Microsoft's Windows.