Hardware

Turning the tables into touchscreens

Scientists from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) used a synchronized projector and camera to produce a touchscreen-like interface on a flat surface. Because the camera only registered the user's fingers when ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Sony designing finger-tracking VR controller

A report by Sony software engineers reveals the company is developing a highly immersive virtual reality motion system likely to be used in its next generation PlayStation controllers.

Engineering

New device brings us closer to coin-sized medical labs

It sounds like a science fiction movie: Using a handheld device, a doctor draws blood from a patient and, seconds later, the device provides in-depth medical information about the patient.

Computer Sciences

Smile! Photos converted into 3-D from any mobile device

It's not an exaggeration—many of us have seemingly turned into skilled photographers overnight. With the rapid advances in handheld devices and easy-to-use photo-editing applications, people have been accustomed to snapping ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Laforge seeks funding for fashion-friendly Icis smart glasses

(Phys.org) —The wearables smart specs marketplace is a trend yet to happen. On the one hand, proponents emphasize how cool it will be to stay connected via wearables without having to keep extracting and replacing a handheld ...

Engineering

Solving the ventilator shortage with windshield wiper parts

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are building a new type of ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices that help ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

GlassOuse headset allows hands-free mouse control

(Tech Xplore)—A team led by designer Mehmet Nemo Turker has posted an Indiegogo project for a head-mounted device called GlassOuse (Glass Mouse)—it is meant to allow disabled people to use a computer or handheld device ...

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