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    Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses
Darrell Etherington, techcrunch.com
Tac­tus makes key­boards that appear out of seem­ing­ly flat glass touch­screen sur­faces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to elec­tri­cal sig­nals to cre­ate rises and bumps that serve as keys and but­tons. It’s a mag­i­cal tech­nol­o­gy, …

    Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses
    Darrell Etherington, techcrunch.com

    Tac­tus makes key­boards that appear out of seem­ing­ly flat glass touch­screen sur­faces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to elec­tri­cal sig­nals to cre­ate rises and bumps that serve as keys and but­tons. It’s a mag­i­cal tech­nol­o­gy, …

    — 8 hours ago

    iOS 8 Will Let Users Ask Siri, ‘What Song Is Playing?’ [Rumor]
Luke Dormehl, cultofmac.com
Want to ask Siri what song is play­ing and get a defin­i­tive answer? In iOS 8 you might be able to, accord­ing to a new report.Apple will report­ed­ly part­ner with Shaz­am for a song-recognition fea­ture in the next ver­sion of its mobile…

    iOS 8 Will Let Users Ask Siri, ‘What Song Is Playing?’ [Rumor]
    Luke Dormehl, cultofmac.com

    Want to ask Siri what song is play­ing and get a defin­i­tive answer? In iOS 8 you might be able to, accord­ing to a new report.

    Apple will report­ed­ly part­ner with Shaz­am for a song-recognition fea­ture in the next ver­sion of its mobile…

    — 8 hours ago

    Twelve South’s BookArc Möd Is A Gorgeous Mid-Century MacBook Stand [Review]
John Brownlee, cultofmac.com
Some mate­ri­als have integri­ty. Con­sid­er alu­minum, Jony Ive’s mate­r­i­al of choice, and then com­pare it to plas­tic. Under the skin, plas­tic feels whol­ly arti­fi­cial, a lump of con­gealed and pol­ished chem­i­cals; in feel and smell,…

    Twelve South’s BookArc Möd Is A Gorgeous Mid-Century MacBook Stand [Review]
    John Brownlee, cultofmac.com

    Some mate­ri­als have integri­ty. Con­sid­er alu­minum, Jony Ive’s mate­r­i­al of choice, and then com­pare it to plas­tic. Under the skin, plas­tic feels whol­ly arti­fi­cial, a lump of con­gealed and pol­ished chem­i­cals; in feel and smell,…

    — 1 day ago

    The future of robotics is squishy
By Adrianne Jeffries, theverge.com
Robots still aren’t ready to work beside humans, but perhaps a soft touch is the answerAndy March­ese has a lot of fish tanks but no fish food — his fish pre­fer bat­ter­ies and com­pressed air. On a recent Mon­day, March­ese con­duct­ed an…

    The future of robotics is squishy
    By Adrianne Jeffries, theverge.com

    Robots still aren’t ready to work beside humans, but perhaps a soft touch is the answer

    Andy March­ese has a lot of fish tanks but no fish food — his fish pre­fer bat­ter­ies and com­pressed air. On a recent Mon­day, March­ese con­duct­ed an…

    — 1 day ago

    Watch Matias Duarte talk flat design, his Android Wear watch, and the “death of mobile”
Bogdan Petrovan, androidauthority.com
Matias Duarte is one of the most influ­en­tial guid­ing fig­ures of Android. Respon­si­ble for the cre­ation of the pol­ished, mature user expe­ri­ence we know and love in mod­ern Android, Duarte is also deeply involved in guid­ing Android’s…

    Watch Matias Duarte talk flat design, his Android Wear watch, and the “death of mobile”
    Bogdan Petrovan, androidauthority.com

    Matias Duarte is one of the most influ­en­tial guid­ing fig­ures of Android. Respon­si­ble for the cre­ation of the pol­ished, mature user expe­ri­ence we know and love in mod­ern Android, Duarte is also deeply involved in guid­ing Android’s…

    — 1 day ago

    Quantenna promises to make Wi-Fi almost six times faster with new wireless chips
Dean Takahashi, venturebeat.com
Quan­ten­na Com­mu­ni­ca­tions said it will be able to make Wi-Fi net­works run almost six times faster with its lat­est gen­er­a­tion of wire­less chips. For con­sumers, that means you’ll be able to get into the Inter­net fast lane much more…

    Quantenna promises to make Wi-Fi almost six times faster with new wireless chips
    Dean Takahashi, venturebeat.com

    Quan­ten­na Com­mu­ni­ca­tions said it will be able to make Wi-Fi net­works run almost six times faster with its lat­est gen­er­a­tion of wire­less chips. For con­sumers, that means you’ll be able to get into the Inter­net fast lane much more…

    — 2 days ago

    Why Facebook is making it harder to chat with friends
by Ryan Tate, wired.co.uk
Face­book, the com­pa­ny that makes bil­lions from con­nect­ing peo­ple to each other, is about to make it hard­er to have a con­ver­sa­tion. In the com­ing weeks, Face­book’s mobile app will be los­ing its chat fea­ture, a move that will no doubt…

    Why Facebook is making it harder to chat with friends
    by Ryan Tate, wired.co.uk

    Face­book, the com­pa­ny that makes bil­lions from con­nect­ing peo­ple to each other, is about to make it hard­er to have a con­ver­sa­tion. In the com­ing weeks, Face­book’s mobile app will be los­ing its chat fea­ture, a move that will no doubt…

    — 2 days ago

    Will the new MetaWear board make wearables the next big thing?
Alasdair Allan, makezine.com
People have been predicting wearables would be the next big thing for about as long as I’ve been involved in technology, but this time they might be right.Read more on MAKE

    Will the new MetaWear board make wearables the next big thing?
    Alasdair Allan, makezine.com

    People have been predicting wearables would be the next big thing for about as long as I’ve been involved in technology, but this time they might be right.Read more on MAKE

    — 2 days ago

    SociBot: the ‘social robot’ that knows how you feel
Oliver Wainwright, theguardian.com
Capable of mimicking human expressions and emotions, the SociBot is designed to bring a human touch to teleconferencing – or to imitate your friends. But will it just creep you out?If Skype and FaceTime aren’t giving you enough of the human tou…

    SociBot: the ‘social robot’ that knows how you feel
    Oliver Wainwright, theguardian.com

    Capable of mimicking human expressions and emotions, the SociBot is designed to bring a human touch to teleconferencing – or to imitate your friends. But will it just creep you out?

    If Skype and FaceTime aren’t giving you enough of the human tou…

    — 4 days ago

    Inflight Internet is About to Get Faster: Gogo Introduces 2Ku Satellite-Based Communication
Grant Martin, forbes.com
Inflight inter­net in the Unit­ed States is often con­strained by two vari­ables: band­width and cov­er­age area. Gogo, the inter­net provider for the lion’s share of today’s flights, oper­ates most con­nec­tions on an air-to-ground (ATG) net­work…

    Inflight Internet is About to Get Faster: Gogo Introduces 2Ku Satellite-Based Communication
    Grant Martin, forbes.com

    Inflight inter­net in the Unit­ed States is often con­strained by two vari­ables: band­width and cov­er­age area. Gogo, the inter­net provider for the lion’s share of today’s flights, oper­ates most con­nec­tions on an air-to-ground (ATG) net­work…

    — 4 days ago

    Audi competition aims to unlock the potential of connected cars
Steve Dent, engadget.com
We’ve all heard about how con­nect­ed and self-driving cars from Google, BMW and oth­ers are going to change our lives, but how? Audi wants to find out with its Urban Future Award, a four-city, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary com­pe­ti­tion. Each team has …

    Audi competition aims to unlock the potential of connected cars
    Steve Dent, engadget.com

    We’ve all heard about how con­nect­ed and self-driving cars from Google, BMW and oth­ers are going to change our lives, but how? Audi wants to find out with its Urban Future Award, a four-city, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary com­pe­ti­tion. Each team has …

    — 4 days ago

    Fickle teens love Apple more than ever, survey showscnet.com
The last time teenagers were con­sis­tent was the first time teenagers were con­sis­tent.Their winds of change rarely abate and their judg­ments are as instant as the worst cof­fee.Yet they seem to have a weird thing for Apple.Piper…

    Fickle teens love Apple more than ever, survey shows
    cnet.com

    The last time teenagers were con­sis­tent was the first time teenagers were con­sis­tent.

    Their winds of change rarely abate and their judg­ments are as instant as the worst cof­fee.

    Yet they seem to have a weird thing for Apple.

    Piper…

    — 5 days ago

    This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop
SYDNEY BROWNSTONE, fastcoexist.com
Our modern toothpaste tube designs have survived from the 1890s, despite the fact that they can waste up to 13% of the goods. Can this collapsible version change that?Before a 19th-century Con­necti­cut inven­tor named Wash­ing­ton Went­worth…

    This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop
    SYDNEY BROWNSTONE, fastcoexist.com

    Our modern toothpaste tube designs have survived from the 1890s, despite the fact that they can waste up to 13% of the goods. Can this collapsible version change that?

    Before a 19th-century Con­necti­cut inven­tor named Wash­ing­ton Went­worth…

    — 5 days ago with 1 note