Flexible displays are commonplace when it comes to conceptual technology; but Plastic Logic, Queen's University and Intel Labs have stepped closer to making this a reality with the PaperTab.
Using flexible e-paper technology with touch sensitivity, these 10.7-inch plastic displays are strongly interconnected via the desk they are placed on. Each display shows a different app (naturally), representing a 'digital' stack of papers.
In a project headed by Microsoft Research, a team of researchers are busy putting together and testing a new wrist-mounted prototype that can track finger movement to within one hundredth of a centimetre and interpret simple gestures all in real-time.
With just two days to go until Research In Motion reveals its quarterly results – which will give a good indication whether the company is on the road to recovery, or on the way out – the company has today revealed the 'Dev Alpha B', the latest BB10 prototype.
Building on previous research lending robots the ability to map their environments simply by manoeuvring itself around a building autonomously, MIT researchers have now built a portable, wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map in real-time using data collected from the wearer’s every move.
If ever there was a perfect defensive weapon, it would be a turret with a voice so soothing and design so minimalistically innocent, you feel guilty about murderously destroying it. We have Portal to thank for that; but we are now one step closer to this being a reality, as a budding engineer has built a real-life version of this stationary weapon.
Ever since Tom Cruise fired up his elaborate computer set-up to target pre-emptive crimes, we've always been a little bit fascinated with the opportunity of the gesture based control. Removing the need for a display and allowing the user to manipulate 3D images in midair. Turns out Russia has a working prototype called the DisplAir.
The BBC News developers have created a fascinating blog about the new trend of responsive web design and furthermore, have leaked an external prototype of the BBC News site with the concept implemented.
Not even Tom Clancy could write about weapon prototypes like this. The US Army completed testing of its hypersonic weapon yesterday: a test projectile based on DARPA technology, that travelled 2,400 miles in minutes.
Forget what you thought about the traditional, rather underwhelming design motifs and hardware specifications of Blackberrys. If this image and the accompanying details leaked to The Verge are to be believed, RIM might be on there way... to further continue their position as the smartphone that had it's day; but now seems like the plucky underdog.