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The Reason Normal Gloves Don't Work On Your Smartphone

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Andre Bourque

When you apply pressure to a capacitive screen, it will only recognize the action if it has an electrical current. The naked hand delivers these electrical impulses directly to touchscreens. This is why the wool mittens your Aunt Vi made won't work on most touchscreen devices.

New Printer and Monitor Set Themselves Apart From the Crowd

Michael L. Berman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

What makes a tech gadget a "gotta have it" item? The answer is simple: It has to offer something useful not featured by any of its competitors.

How These Seemingly Simple Technologies Have Changed the Way We Do EVERYTHING (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

While devices with Wi-Fi and touchscreens have become a constant presence in our everyday lives, engineers are working to expand our idea of what thes...

WATCH: Think You Know Touchscreens? Think Again.

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2013 | Technology

If you've used a smartphone or tablet for a few years, you might think that you've seen everything there is to see about touchscreens. But don't tell ...

A 'Normal' Day In 2019 Looks Utterly Horrible

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.26.2013 | Technology

This disturbingly funny film created by Brooklyn-based comedy group Serious Lunch takes us through a day in the life of someone living in 2019. Are...

Was Blackberry the Last Vestige of Real Keyboards?

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Touching a screen and moving objects is pretty intuitive. But there will always be people who long for reality. Real buttons to push, real levers to flip, tactile controls that provide immediate feedback.

Touching Infinity: The Touchscreen Singularity Is Here

Keith Blanchard | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology
Keith Blanchard

Suddenly, the boundary between the virtual and the real is all around us, a vanishingly thin plane that can be stretched over any real-world object, and that can connect us, with fingertip pressure, to the deep digital, social, data-rich world behind that object.

How Touchscreens Are Changing the World for Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The answers to his questions lead us to books or museums or get us cooking or building or exploring the backyard or the beach. The screens make the world bigger and yet fully within reach, and infinitely full of possibilities.

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?

Jason Gilbert

LOOK: This Amazing Machine Lets You Play Fruit Ninja On A Wall Of Water Vapor | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Just when you thought Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds couldn't get any cooler: Now you can play them on a touchscreen made of misting water. ...

The Two Freds

David Kleeman | Posted 02.18.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

For someone in my field, merely having my name in the same sentence as Mister Rogers is a heady, humbling experience. I'm too old to have grown up with him as a "television friend," but young enough that his work was seminal to my career choice.

WATCH: Gesture Control Tech Senses Touch In Liquid

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.09.2012 | Technology

Touche Disney, touche. Disney surprised everyone recently when it pulled an advanced touch-sensing technology out of its hat. Far from its usual color...

Jason Gilbert

Play Any Video Game, On Any Wall, Anytime | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Has it always been your dream to play "Ms. Pacman" on the surface of Whistler's Mother? Have you ever dreamed of flinging an Angry Bird f...

The Death of Steve Jobs: In Memoriam

Max Benavidez | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Max Benavidez

He was a visionary. A true leader. When historians look back they will see Jobs as one of humanity's great lights and a person who defined our time.

The Kyocera Echo a Sprint Exclusive

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Last night Sprint and Kyocera held a press event at New York City's Edison Ballroom. Around 6:30 p.m. Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, took the stage and ann...

The Reach For iPhone-ism Continues

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

'iPhone-ism' handily describes the effects of designing a user-centric device, with easy to learn (albeit subconsciously taught) functions, that make for an instant consumer hit.

iPad First Impressions: Show Us What Your Reactions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The release of the iPad has been heralded as one of the most significant product launches of the year. With the product's announcement in January, som...

iPad Reviews: Raves For Apple's Latest Product

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

iPad reviews from technology writers began surfacing Wednesday evening, with most offering glowing appraisals of Apple's latest product. However, one ...

Virtual Autopsy Table: Death Goes Digital With Multitouch Table (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* The new Virtual Autopsy Table lets you examine the inside of a human body in 3D -- without the body. The new educational tool wa...

Oprah's Vote Lost & How You Can Fight to Assure It Doesn't Happen to You!

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Friedman

Now that the touch-screen voting machine that Oprah voted on failed to properly register her vote on the screen, perhaps we may finally be able to get rid of these damned things.

Windows 7 Preview Fails to Impress

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

What did Microsoft's presentation have to do with an operating system that helps us in business and fixes all the problems of Microsoft Vista? Absolutely nothing.

Election Systems Upgrade: Money's Gone To Iraq

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Freedman

Our election machinery is flawed and vulnerable. It's a telling comparison-- the amount of money we spend on fair elections versus the amounts we spend on campaigns or on bringing democracy to Iraq.

PA Officials: No Trouble With Touchscreens

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

Trouble experienced with Sequoia touchscreen voting machines in New Jersey doesn't seem to bother Pennsylvania officials, even though the same machines will be used there next Tuesday.