Matt Jones

65 Flips | 2 Magazines | 10 Likes | 5 Following | 40 Followers | @cranialscratch | User Experience Strategy and Architectural Design Consultant interested in new and future consumer technologies. Email: matt@uservox.com

Biohacker Implants Smartphone-Sized Sensor Into His Arm

No, the above image is not a still from the latest <i>Saw</i> movie. It’s a photo of biohacker Tim Cannon, the so-called “DIY Cyborg” who implanted a …

SEL Flexible Display Wraps Around The Edges Of A Smartphone (Video)

Samsung and LG just launched their first flexible display smartphones, both handsets come with a curved display, and now a company from Japan has …

Gear & Gadgets

This Smartpen Connects to Your iOS 7 Device via Bluetooth

Although it’s true that the simple function of writing things down on paper is rapidly falling out of fashion thanks to our digital devices, there …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Maker Faire

The Promise of iBeacons in iOS 7

When Apple first announced iOS 7 at WWDC (see “Apple Unveils Completely Redesigned iOS 7,” 10 June 2013), a feature was listed on one of the SDK …

iPad Mini

Don’t Be Afraid Of Your DNA

Privacy is a pipe dream. Let’s start saving lives.<p>In January, scientists scared the world by using public information to find the names behind five people's anonymous, public DNA samples collected for research. The scientists then determined the identity of some 45 family members who had also …

This Gadget Turns Your iPad Into a Powerful 3D Scanner

Occipital Structure Sensor<p>3D Scanning Comes to the iPad<p>iPad Bracket<p>Data Capture<p>iPad Experience<p>Lightning Connector<p>Size<p>Lightning Cable<p>Ports<p>With …

Disney's plan to spread sound by touch

Entertainment giant Disney has come up with a device that allows sound to be transmitted through the human body; Japanese motoring giant Nissan enters the smart watch race; and Sony announces a cut price games console.<p>BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at these and other tech news stories.<p><b>Watch more</b> …

Disney Research's AIREAL creates haptic feedback out of thin air

Disney Research is at it again. The arm of Walt's empire responsible for interactive house plants wants to add haptic feedback not to a seat cushion, but to thin air. Using a combination of 3D-printed components -- thank the MakerBots for those -- with five actuators and a gaggle of sensors, AIREAL …

UK government to activate adult content filters by default

In a speech later today, David Cameron will announce that, by the end of this year, all new UK broadband accounts will have adult content filters activated by default. Such restrictions will only be removed if the account-holder specifically requests it. Meanwhile, around 20 million users already …

Light show technology projects an immersive experience

From outdoor music festivals and planetariums to your own front room, projector technology is being used to create immersive experiences.<p>Click's Spencer Kelly finds out more.<p><b>Watch more clips</b> on the Click homepage<b>. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on</b> BBC iPlayer<b>.</b><p><b>The programme</b> …

WiSee uses WiFi signals to detect gestures from anywhere in your house (video)

Have you always dreamed of controlling your TV by flailing in the next room? Researchers at the University of Washington have just the system for you: WiSee, a gesture-recognition interface that uses WiFi to control things like sound systems and temperature settings. Since WiFi signals are capable …

Controversial Iris-Scanning Program Could Keep Kids Safe

Tests of iris-scanning technology were derailed in a central Florida school district recently after parents expressed outrage that they weren't told …

Bell Labs Invents Lensless Camera

The traditional method of imaging, which is at least 150 years old, relies on a lens to create an image and a device for recording photons such as an …

Mataerial 3D printer escapes the tyranny of layers, changes colors on the fly (video)

Anyone who has used conventional 3D printers knows that they work by stacking layer on layer, limiting just what they can create and where. Mataerial's upcoming printer, started by Joris Laarman Lab and IAAC, doesn't abide by those petty rules. Its robotic arm draws instantly solid 3D curves rather …

Honda leasing Walking Assist devices to hospitals for rehabilitation

Honda is finally letting its Walking Assist devices out of the laboratory and onto the legs of those who need them. The car maker is leasing 50 pairs (in medium and large sizes) out to hospitals in Japan that provide physical rehabilitation and therapy to people with lower limb disabilities. The …

Quantum Dot Technology On Its Way to Smartphones, Tablets and TVs

Just when you thought display technology could hardly get any better, along come quantum dots, making screens more colorful while consuming less …

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …

Hands-on with LG's 5-inch flexible plastic OLED display at SID (video)

You can't blame us for rushing to see LG's flexible OLED HD panel here at SID. First announced earlier this week, the 5-inch display sports a plastic construction, which allows it to be both bendable and unbreakable. Most alluring of all, though, is LG's intimation that the screen tech will debut …

Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink paper prototype shown off at education expo in Japan (video)

Earlier this week, we learned of Sony's plans for a 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus support pitched at students, and now <i>Diginfo</i> has caught up with the prototype device at the Educational IT Solutions Expo in Japan. The A4-sized tablet is said to be the first piece of hardware with an E Ink Mobius …

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …

Creepy or Cool? Portraits Derived From the DNA in Hair and Gum Found in Public Places

It started with hair. Donning a pair of rubber gloves, Heather Dewey-Hagborg collected hairs from a public bathroom at Penn Station and placed them …

APX Labs mods Epson Moverio headset, adds camera, mic and motion sensors for improved AR

Epson's 3D display glasses, the Moverio BT-100 have been floating around as a development platform for a couple years, and APX Labs is the latest to hack the headset. APX Labs is a software firm best known for creating Terminator Vision augmented reality tech for the US military, and it decided to …

Report: Amazon Working on 3D-Capable Smartphone

For more than a year, there have been rumors that Amazon is working on a smartphone. Now, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Amazon is actually …

What Will Google Glass Do to Our Brains?

Humanity is about to undertake a bold experiment. If all goes as Google hopes, many of us will be strapping on Google Glasses later this year. The …

LG is building a washing machine that doesn't use water

Still not charmed by LG's robo-vacuum? Well, the Korean electronics manufacturer has plenty more appliances up its capacious sleeves, including a washing machine that won't require water. Alas, Senior Vice President for LG Electronics Home Appliance Division, Kevin Cha, wasn't willing to divulge to …

Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices

Supercapacitors are often hailed as the holy grail of power supplies, but a group of researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a lithium-ion microbattery that leaves that prized solution in the dust, recharging 1,000 times faster than competing tech. Previous work done by Professor …

Fujitsu Develops Technology That Turns Paper Into a Touchscreen

We're quickly getting used to the fact that computer, smartphone and tablet screens are meant to be touched — but what about paper?<p>Fujitsu has …

Sony Just Launched a Ludicrously Fast Internet in Japan

So-net Entertainment, a Sony-backed Japan ISP, has launched a fiber-based Internet service that reaches download speeds of 2 Gbps, making it the …

Heineken Ignite concept imagines a future of interactive, LED-laden beer bottles

It's not the first time Heineken has found itself at the intersection of beer and technology, but the Dutch brewer's latest effort has resulted in a first of sorts for the company: its first "interactive beer bottle." Revealed at Milan Design Week, the Heineken Ignite is a beer bottle replete with …