Qeexo’s FingerSense lets touchscreens listen, makes any object an input device

While the humble touchscreen has become the standard interface for most smartphones, and capacitive displays make it a painless experience, the folk at start-up Qeexo think things could still be improved. It’s developed a technology called FingerSense that could add even more functionality. Essentially, by using a small acoustic sensor, it measures the vibrations asRead More

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: self-sustaining homes, wooden wind turbines and the world’s first solar-powered nation

The planet is in rough shape. A new report from the Renewable Energy Industry Institute found that total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year. And we’re starting to feel the consequences of all that carbon output as climate change leads to freakish superstorms likeHurricane Sandy. As New York City prepares forRead More

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab envisions a future of personal air transport

More fun out of MIT’s AI lab. Grad student Peng Yu happily showed off a couple of flying demos on our visit, controlling an Ar.Drone with a number of methods, including keyboard, tablet (touch), voice and gesture, each naturally presenting their own positives and negatives, in terms of ease of use and specificity. The latter was certainlyRead More