Patent talk: Wireless charging using Wi-Fi routers
Apr 28, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—We all like hearing about suggestions on how we could cut the time-outs and cords and forget about the docks to keep our phones running. What about having in hand a method where you can charge an iPhone wirelessly ...
Virtual reality: Do you feel that wall?
Apr 19, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Researchers are thinking on the lines of raising the bar on the virtual reality experience— by adding haptics to virtual reality walls and other heavy objects. Instead of your fingers passing right through ...
Smart bandage covering your wound and healing progress looks to 5G tech
Apr 18, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Some technology watchers this week are talking about "smart" bandages, and the question is, why are they smart, and what can they do?
Cadillac to make Super Cruise hands-free driving tech available in 2018 Cadillac CT6
Apr 11, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Did you really think General Motors would sit back and let Tesla hog the driving system spotlight for long? We didn't think so. Super Cruise is coming out in the 2018 Cadillac CT6 later this year. Andrew Hawkins, ...
Samsung patent application explores watch rim for second display
Mar 28, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—The word small in digital gadgetry usually gets a bad reception. Small screen, small fonts, small display, are descriptives that usually draw frowns if not apologies. Samsung is another story.
An ooh-la-la Hyperloop capsule is being built, next year's big peek in Toulouse
Mar 23, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—The next chapter in train transport will make it difficult for you even remember there was a last chapter involving units and people by land.
Order is up. Who had the guilt-free, no-slaughter fried chicken wings?
Mar 17, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—There is a ready consumer base for meatless strips, patties and breakfast links as awareness has grown over the years about environmental degradation, animal welfare abuses and public health risks. But here ...
SWiM—an evolution in one-handed texting
Mar 17, 2017
The growing popularity of mobile devices with large screens – called "phablets" – and also small screen wearable devices, such as smartwatches, is making interacting with them with one hand increasingly difficult. This ...
Beckoning self-driving car developers seeking machine readable maps that can be crowdsourced
Mar 13, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Plenty of tech talk from startups and big car makers focus on the bright future ahead. With all the buzz about tech-loaded cars able to stop and start and break and see autonomously, however, the specific ...
Self-driving bus tryouts could lead way to efficient feeder system for transport needs
Mar 08, 2017
San Francisco still carries this aura, even after the beatnik era of the last century, of being the place for change, new ideas, quirky concepts and original thinking. It comes as little surprise that this is the locale where ...