Your smartphone as a 3D scanner: Scientists present new software
3D scanning aims to capture the geometry of the 3D world. However, most existing solutions require a complicated setup, are often hard to use and might not always work outdoors. Marc Pollefeys, professor ...
MIT group's shape display steps to new realm in interaction future (w/ Video)
British project uses 3D printing for prosthetic eyes
Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future (Update)
Amazon.com is working on a way to get customers their goods in 30 minutes or less—by drone.
Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: Where to now?
There isn't a radio-control handset in sight as a nimble robot briskly weaves itself in and out of the confined tunnels of an underground mine.
Australia reveals innovative 'video stamp'
Australia's mail service has injected technology into the simple postage stamp—creating a "video stamp" to deliver a personal message that recipients can view on their mobile phone.
Samsung applies for patent on wraparound phone display
(Phys.org) —Samsung has applied for a US patent on a new type of wraparound display for a smartphone. According to diagrams in the patent, the wraparound would be more like single bends on either side of the main screen that take up part of the side of the phone. The result is a beveled look, where the bevel can display images and respond to touches just like the main screen. ...
Sweden joins race for self-driving cars
A hundred self-driving Volvo cars will roll onto public roads in and around the Swedish city of Gothenburg in 2017, the Chinese-owned car maker said Monday.
Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a ride in several self-driving vehicles on the public roads in the capital on Saturday, showcasing the technology ahead of Tokyo Motor Show.
Ring and bracelet system designed to help the hearing-impaired
A more natural sense of touch is brought to prosthetic hand (w/ Video)
Biometrics researchers see world without passwords (Update)
Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans.
Researchers in Singapore develop taste simulator
A smart walker that guides its users
As part of the EU-funded DALi project, Siemens' global research unit Corporate Technology is developing a high-tech walker that can safely guide people with cognitive impairments through public buildings. ...