In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else
Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the Internet or simply sit and chat with friends?
Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices
Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your "This American Life" podcast with a small wave of the hand. This kind of gesture control for ...
Google unveils 'Project Tango' 3D smartphone platform
Google announced a new research project Thursday aimed at bringing 3D technology to smartphones, for potential applications such as indoor mapping, gaming and helping blind people navigate.
Medicine goes mobile with smartphone apps, devices
Thanks to smartphones, email, video games and photo sharing are available at the touch of a finger. But attach a special case and that same phone can produce an electrocardiogram (EKG) from the electrical ...
Australian police get hand-held 3D crime scene laser scanner
Thalmic Labs' Alpha users explore Myo with Oculus
Scents that are sent: oPhone delivers aromas
Say you forgot about Valentine's Day, and it's too late to send that certain someone some roses. Someday, you'll at least be able to send their scent.
Centre of 'Gravity': Effects studio that put the stars in space
In a London basement, cutting-edge technology is being used to make a computerised Sandra Bullock climb into her rocket. But the team who put her there in "Gravity" have spent the morning working with more ...
IT security for the daily life: Withdrawing money at cash machines with 'Google Glass'
Mini-computers with head-mounted display like 'Google Glass' don't just alarm privacy activists. Rather, they also enable applications increasing data protection. Computer scientists from Saarbruecken prove ...
Q&A: A documentarian working in virtual reality
Forget 3-D glasses. Oscar-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis believes the next evolution in filmmaking will be to surround viewers with images in 360 degrees—directly on their noggins.
Low-powered, high-speed head-mounted display with augment reality chip
Walking around the streets searching for a place to eat will be no hassle when a head-mounted display (HMD) becomes affordable and ubiquitous. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology ...
California company seeks audio rebels
High Fidelity isn't just the name of a movie. For the better part of two decades, consumers have been willing to trade audio quality for convenience, forgoing their high-fidelity home stereos for white earbuds. But a Sacramento ...
Israel laser shield moves closer to deployment
An Israeli state-owned arms company developing a laser-based missile shield that evokes "Star Wars" style technology says its deployment over the country is closer to becoming a reality.
Olympics: Eye in the sky give viewers dramatic new angle
The Winter Olympics are jam-packed with daredevil feats that make for dramatic TV pictures. But at the Sochi Games an eye in the sky is offering a whole new perspective on the action below.