Touchscreen technology gets a boost from a new patent

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BM7FN9S” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cca3hIWuL._SL110_.jpg” width=”93″]Touchscreen technology is getting a boost soon. Samsung has applied for a patent in the United States on a wraparound smartphone display, and the concept art is enough to excite. It may be that the smartphone market, and the technology itself, is reaching a point where there are few…

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Augmented Reality Creates Tactile Virtual Games

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00DHCQI86″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31T9Bb5yfpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Augmented reality was at one point a bit of an over-imagined gimmick to me. Being a Science Fiction nerd, I was excited at such technology existing. But I know that concepts tend to weigh more than the available technology wants to carry. There was an “augmented reality” app I…

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The Robot, the Hero

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1936749750″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ce5l9GPcL._SL110_.jpg” width=”88″]Robots that attend to human needs have peppered science fiction since Rosie swept under George Jetson’s feet. Most representations of helper robots tend to look and behave something like sophisticated kitchen appliances. There’s a new humanoid robot manufactured by the U.S. Defense Department and robotics company Boston Dynamics that…

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Monday Marvels November 18th 2013

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002CJNCS4″ locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ETAslJ03L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Monday Marvels November 18th 2013: 1. Electronic Use Approved for ENTIRE flight European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is perhaps the first aviation agency to approve electronic devices during all phases of flying, following Delta Airlines’ request to the Agency just one month prior. Yes, that means you can play…

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