Tom Humphrey

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Amazon's customizable Dash Button sold out in less than a day

Amazon's Dash Buttons are the epitome of shopping simplification. You push a button and you get stuff, no need to browse around or even leave the …

Apple should definitely copy Microsoft's incredible finger-sensing smartphone technology

Apple could learn a thing or two from this very cool Microsoft Research project, showing a design for "precognitive touch screens."<p>Basically, Microsoft built a "self-capacitive touch screen," which is fancy-pants science talk for a phone that can sense when your fingers are nearby and display the …

Windows 10

Zika virus may cause microcephaly by hijacking human immune molecule: Fetal brain model provides first clues on how Zika virus blunts brain development; blocking mechanism reduces cell damage

Fetal brain model provides first clues on how Zika virus blunts brain development; blocking mechanism reduces cell damage<p>For the first time, …

Skintrack turns your arm into an extended smartwatch touchscreen

If you’re fed up of trying to navigate tiny smartwatch touch screens then you’ll definitely want to check out this impressive technology from a research team at Carnegie Mellon University. Known as Skintrack, the technology turns your skin and arm into a touch interface for your smartwatch, freeing …

Wearable Tech

The winners of the Sony world photography awards 2016 – in pictures

Documenting everything from eagle hunters to failed boxers and Afghan refugees, 230,103 entries from 186 countries were whittled down to these winners of the world’s largest photography competition<p><b>Greetings from Mars, by Julien Mauve, France</b><br>Mauve says: ‘I have always wondered what it would be like …

Aegean Sea

Like it or not, Mark Zuckerberg is now Silicon Valley's ambassador to the rest of the world

The company's main product announcement, its attempt to turn Messenger into a hub little programs for businesses to chat with customers, was greeted by puzzlement from users and skepticism from the developers who were the main audience for the show.<p>Some of the demos, like a virtual reality selfie …

Report: Samsung to release foldable smartphone in 2017

There’s no question that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a success from a revenue standpoint. The device is slated to be one of this year’s biggest sellers in the flagship tier, but there are a few who are less than thrilled with the Galaxy line’s current direction. A stay-the-course philosophy has come …

Mobile

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holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time (Microsoft Research)

Mutant Yeast Are Cranking Out Pharma's Next Superdrug

The offices of Adimab, a biotech company in Lebanon, New Hampshire, smell pleasantly of fresh bread. It’s an olfactory illusion, albeit a welcome …

Review: Oculus Rift

Its hard to imagine a phrase more loaded than "the Oculus Rift is here." While people have been talking and writing about the virtual-reality headset …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Samsung’s smart windshield concept is both a great and terrible idea

Samsung

Wells Fargo looks to eye-scan security

Eye scanners have long been the stuff of sci-fi and action flicks, safeguarding everything from classified data to secret lairs.<p>Soon, though, they'll be used in the real world to protect something more mundane: your bank account. Or, more precisely, your company's much larger one.<p>Starting this …

Wells Fargo

I smelled a little girl and I liked it?

Once upon a time, on a warm afternoon in May, I followed Goldilocks on her adventure, one smell at a time. As she made her way through the illustrated forest on the iPad in front of me, I tapped the screen and leaned over a small cylinder for a whiff of the woods. A few seconds and a whirring sound …

These futuristic earbuds control the world's sounds

Want to make live music better or block engine noise? Here Active Listening buds are like equalizers for real life.<p>Ever wish you could just tune out that wailing baby in row seven on your flight? Silence the barking dog next door? Crank the bass at a concert where the sound mixer seems to get it …

Consumer Tech

How a Japanese clothing brand got men to love shopping

To accomplish this goal, the brand, which has 1,500 stores around the world, is going to great lengths to attract male shoppers.<p>Apparel retailers have traditionally gone after women, who tend to shop more often and seek out trendy designs.<p>"We take the men's business not as a secondary business, but …

Clothing

How many PlayStation 2s would make a Galaxy S6?

A fun new visualization compares old tech with new and finds that computing power has increased a trillionfold since 1956.<p>Did you know that two Nintendo Entertainment Systems combined have the same computing power as the Apollo Guidance Computer that sent men to the moon? Or that the Samsung Galaxy …

Apple Watch

Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Nature Photography

Slow fashion brands work to put the brakes on disposable fast fashion

Fast fashion is getting its comeuppance with a surge of interest in its opposite, slow fashion.<p>Fast fashion is the promotion of high-volume, low-quality, super-trendy clothes meant to be purchased and worn just a few times, while the cycle quickly repeats. In contrast, the slow fashion ethos reacts …

Clothing

Brian Eno meets East India Youth: ‘I find songs such a tired format’

East India Youth: giving a face, and a flowery shirt, to electronic music<p>Read more<p>Brian Eno and William Doyle only met for the first time an hour ago but are already debating which of them is the least proficient songwriter. “I increasingly see myself as a non-musician,” claims 24-year-old solo …

East India

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.<p>The biggest class conflict for coming generations will not be access to good education or medical care. It will be who has the best view. Or that's what industrial designer Shin Kuo is kind of implying, writing:<p>According to my …

San Francisco

From Virtual Reality to Interactive Documentaries: ‘Sensory Stories’ Showcases Immersive Storytelling

From Virtual Reality to Interactive Documentaries: 'Sensory Stories' Showcases Immersive Storytelling<p>READ MORE: Straight From Sundance, Vincent …

Virtual Reality

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …