Stories by Nancy Owano

Google set to explore making music with AI

Google wants to know. Can computers be truly creative? More specifically, can people bestow upon machines what we know as creativity and have the machines thinking creatively? Google knows that an answer does not come easily ...

23 hours ago

Hand strap makes use of taps to get the message out

(Tech Xplore)—We need to send information including words and numbers across the wires but researchers are thinking about alternatives as to how we do so, and are pondering the future of the keyboard and mouse.

May 18, 2016

Australia project turns vehicles into emergency network

(Tech Xplore)—We are quite accustomed to hearing about the wonders of enjoying a global experience in a connected universe where communications ignores limitations of borders, arrival gates and physical walls. Not everyone ...

May 16, 2016

Smartwatch display on your arm? Samsung has a vision

(Tech Xplore)—Ouch. The question that some consumers pose when looking at smartwatch ads is, Why? Market research indicates that those who stay back from buying these wearables have various reasons, one of which is that ...

May 15, 2016

Data-collecting quadrotor perch progress at Stanford

Researchers at Stanford's Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab investigate robots at the boundary of airborn and surface locomotion. They have made a drone that, like insects, can land on vertical walls and even ceilings. ...

May 14, 2016

Mini-projector offers up tablet and wall whiteboard views

Always a show-stopping concept: something lightweight that turns objects we have in the real world into virtual touchscreens. A Shanghai-based company wants to roll with that concept, in the form of its special mini-projector, ...

May 13, 2016