Electromagnetic interference can turn a plain LCD into a touch screen on the cheap.
Electromagnetic interference can screw up cell phone and radio reception. But it may also be the key to cheaply transforming regular LCD screens into touch- and gesture-sensing displays, according to recent research.
The failing maker of luxury hybrids is in the spotlight in DC, but technologically speaking, who cares if Fisker fails?
Congress is trying answer some important questions today about whether the government made mistakes in handling a loan to Fisker Automotive, a company that’s now teetering on the e...
A lack of accessible design tools is holding back 3-D printing.
The largest companies in 3-D printing are racing to simplify design software so that it can become as easy to make an object as it is to send a document to a printer.
What the blog network’s monetization plans say about the future of publishing.
Tumblr, sometimes unfairly shorthanded as the “hipster blogging service,” is now the ninth most visited site in the U.S. It’s a favorite of mobile phone users–to wit, Tumblr has even put out a dedicated app on Windows Phon...
A lab at Harvard is developing materials with potentially revolutionary optical characteristics.
The antenna, a century-old technology, is everywhere. Listening to the radio? Making a call on your cell phone? Surfing the web over Wi-Fi? The antenna made it all possible.
Stock plunge another reminder of social media’s power – and the need for fact-checking
Yesterday saw the most extreme example possible of why rapid crowdsourced corrections of Tweets and other social media (see “Preventing Misinformation From Spreading Through Social Media”) are critically needed– an...
Have you heard that Google Glass will let you snap photos by winking? Why that’s still going to feel weird.
The first real-world demo of Google Glass’s user interface made me laugh out loud. Forget the tiny touchpad on your temples you’ll be fussing with, or the constant “OK Glass” utter...