Design them to tell us more
This week’s podcast was all about security and how we can design things to tell us more about how connectivity changes them…
The AgIC Print is the newest platform meant to bring circuit fabrication to the desktop. It costs $299 through its Kickstarter campaign and is scheduled to ship in August.
What if your mobile phone could project a screen of any size onto any surface? Intel has technology that could make that a reality very soon.
Should the tech hubs of Europe — or anywhere else desperate to become a center of innovation, for that matter — ignore Silicon Valley or mimic it? There are good reasons to try and start over, but don’t throw everything that we’ve learned away, says Dan Crow.
Our computer networks and broadband connections are reliant on both light and electronics, but a breakthrough at the University of Minnesota might help take the electrons out of the equation. A new device can use light to switch states, which could enable faster, more efficient broadband.
Print and digital media are so disconnected, they often appear a lifetime apart. But new technology promises to bridge the divide and save newspapers by bringing interactive buttons, Facebook likes and audio playback to newsprint.
If there is one undisputable theme today in enterprise IT, it’s that of constant change. From the underlying shift toward cloud computing to…
Over the past 20 years, the state of video conferencing has left many CIOs unhappy. From the high cost of the technology, to the lack of interoperability between different systems, to the difficulty of operating systems without the need for constant oversite by IT, the technology has had just as many stops as starts in the enterprise.
Cisco said it would buy Lightwire, a company that makes optics chips using traditional chip manufacturing in a deal valued at $271 million. This is a significant acquisition for Cisco because it stays true to its core networking business and advances it with deep technology.
The Wallee is an iPad accessory that’s almost as old as the iPad. The new headrest mount that works with existing Wallee cases is a good example of smart accessory design that can grow with the iPad, rather than be left behind by Apple’s regular redesigns.
The coming era of the “Internet of Things” has many implications for the tech industry. But the shift toward total connectivity could also have lasting impacts on the broader world, making it harder to commit crimes such as theft, and raising awareness about consumer waste.
Target will soon offer store-within-a-store-type setups in 25 of its locations, the company revealed during a presentation on Thursday. The move backs up a report from last week that suggested Apple may be extending its partnership with the U.S. retail chain.
Apple will be launching 32- and 37-inch versions of a dedicated Apple television set in the second or third quarter of 2012, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiTimes on Tuesday. Apple will be focusing on those two sizes initially, the sources claim.
According to a preliminary assessment from the Dusseldorf regional court in Germany on Thursday, Apple isn’t very likely to succeed in its attempts to get the redesigned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet barred from sale in that country via injunction.
Archos announced on Tuesday an updated 7-inch slate, called the Archos 70b, calling it the first Google Android Honeycomb for under $200. That may not be enough to sway consumers from the $199 Kindle Fire with its custom user interface and broad media ecosystem.
Connected consumer electronics are poised to surpass PC sales by 2013 as tablets, televisions, game consoles and Blu-ray players all latch on to the web, says iSuppli. All of these devices will add strain to wired and wireless networks for years to come as a result.
You might be lucky enough to find a new iPod, iPad or even MacBook under the tree this holiday. All that new gear is bound to displace some old. Some of it you can probably continue to use, but here are some other options to consider.
Once per quarter, international environmental advocacy agency Greenpeace releases its Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks gadget and computer makers on their…
Slick, efficient and wireless — that’s the focus of an upcoming generation of greener gadget designs on display at this year’s CEATEC,…