Using Electrical Charge to Make the World Feel Different

Imagine if you picked up a ceramic teapot and it felt hairy, of if you ran your hand across a counter top and it felt like sandpaper. That's exactly the kind of thing researchers at the cutting edge of touch interfaces are trying to do, by changing the way everyday objects feel using a weak electric signal fed through … » 8/09/12 5:30am 8/09/12 5:30am

Everything You Need to Know About the New Kindles

Cheap Kindles! Touchable Kindles! Firey Kindles! Amazon really unloaded an entire clip of hardware goodness on the world—including the most important tablet since the iPad. Today, Amazon became one of the most important companies in consumer electronics. » 9/28/11 11:17am 9/28/11 11:17am

Tactile Pixels Will Make It Easy To Read Braille On Touchscreens

It's a familiar complaint. Even as companies like Apple try to tie the computer interface back to the natural world, touchscreens are still woefully flat. But recent developments, including Senseg's new E-sense technology, could bring real-world touch into everyday computing. » 7/09/11 7:00pm 7/09/11 7:00pm