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Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES …

The 3D Printing Landfill Of Opportunity

There are lots of reasons to love 3D printing. It democratizes manufacturing, putting consumers in granular control of the things they own — rather than requiring them to choose from a finite pre-made selection.<p>The additive manufacturing technology also extrudes a bridge linking creativity and …

A Week With Panasonic’s BTD10 Bluetooth Headphones

In the heyday of consumer electronics, the words “premium audio” and “Panasonic” wouldn’t have seemed so incongruous. However, with the rise of boutique audio hardware and the contraction of the CE market as a whole, the world we live in is a world where it’s surprising that Panasonic can actually …

Mainstream 3D Printer Ownership To Build Slowly

Despite the on-going hype attached to 3D printing, and the advent of more consumer-friendly, affordable machines designed with a mainstream user in mind, consumer adoption of 3D printers is set for relatively slow growth in the near term, according to analyst Juniper Research.<p>Writing in a new …

Amazon’s 3D Smartphone Said To Feature Gesture-Based Menus And Navigation

Amazon’s upcoming smartphone will have a unique, gesture-based interaction method that involves tilting the phone to access new information and control on-screen elements, including flipping between pages, according to a new BGR report. This illuminates much more clearly some suggestions about head …

Withings Updates Its Pulse Activity Tracker With Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Withings pretty much nailed the activity tracker with the Pulse activity tracker, which features a built-in heart rate sensor that uses pulse oximetry (just like the Galaxy S5). Now, it has updated that product with new sensor capabilities with the Pulse O2. The O2 can also measure blood oxygen …

PocketPrinter

A tiny inkjet printer driven by a robot. PocketPrinter prints grayscale documents at about one page per minute. Its cartridge carries enough black …

Inkjet Printers

Rufus Cuff Smartwatch

An Android smartwatch with a 3″ touchscreen and a 1000mAh battery. It pairs with smartphones but can also go online on its own. Note how you never …

Wearable Tech

It's Not Just Frozen: Most Disney Movies Are Pro-Gay

By preaching acceptance and questioning gender, the company's kids films offer a queer-studies crash course.<p>The culture warriors have decided: Disney’s <i>Frozen</i> is queer. Elsa hiding her ice-powers could be read as a metaphor for the closet, the Oscar-winning “Let it Go” plays like a coming-out …

You can now control your PC from a Windows Phone

Microsoft originally allowed Android and iOS users to control desktop PCs from their smartphones last year, but Windows Phone support was missing. Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of its Remote Desktop app to let Windows Phone users control their PCs on the go. The app is …