Electronics

Scientists unlock the technology to produce unbreakable screens

Cracked phone screens could become a thing of the past thanks to breakthrough research conducted at The University of Queensland. The global team of researchers,...

Scientists develop speckle-free holography for virtual displays

Virtual and augmented reality headsets are designed to place wearers directly into other environments, worlds and experiences. While the technology is already popular among consumers...

We’re not as smart as Google makes us think we are

From the number of ounces in a cup to the first day of fall, online search engines such as Google put the answers to...

Apple’s iPod came out two decades ago and changed how we listen to music....

On October 23, 2001, Apple released the iPod — a portable media player that promised to overshadow the clunky design and low storage capacity...

Better touch screens could let you feel stuff before you buy it

Researchers are working on touch screen technology that would allow people to “feel” physical objects—including, for example, the texture of an item of clothing’s...

This smart white cane works like a self-driving car

A new, affordable smart cane guides people with visual impairments safely and efficiently through their environments, say researchers. Most know the white cane as a...

Squid Game why you shouldn’t be too hard on translators

Squid Game has recently become Netflix’s biggest debut ever, but the show has sparked controversy due to its English subtitles. This occurred after a Korean-speaking...

Combustion creates braille display for electronics

Imagine an iPad or a Kindle for the blind, with inflatable braille that changes shape under a user’s touch. A Cornell-led team has made a...

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified that the company’s algorithms are dangerous – here’s how...

Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Senate on Oct. 5, 2021, that the company’s social media platforms “harm children, stoke...

These 3D-printed wearables never need a charge

Wearable sensors to monitor everything from step count to heart rate are nearly ubiquitous. But for scenarios such as measuring the onset of frailty in...