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Electric impulses make this device a true touchscreen

The Hamsa Touch project converts images from a screen into electrical impulses, helping users with impaired vision feel what's on a screen.

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Microsoft's prototype keyboard understands gestures

The gestures are designed to replace some more advanced keyboard shortcuts.

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Graphene is the super substance that could replace silicon, plastic and glass

A single atom thick, yet strong as steel and hard as a diamond, graphene could change how we build technology. If we can figure out how to manufacture it.

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5 ways Microsoft will enable your PC to see, sense, and understand

At its Silicon Valley TechFair last week, Microsoft Research showed off how its Kinect computer-vision sensor could transform the way you use webcams, whiteboards, and more.

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US funding for key IT research programs could be slashed

U.S. President Barack Obama is proposing a DARPA budget of $2.9 billion for 2015, but less money is going to ICT and electronics research.

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When a monitor just isn't big enough, try Microsoft's SurroundWeb

A Microsoft research project paints your PC screen on the surrounding walls. Because, really, what are your apartment's walls actually doing?

Nearly all US adults are online for Web's 25th anniversary

Pew reports that 53 percent of Americans say the Internet would be "very hard" to give up.

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Google's Project Tango phone understands its environment like humans do

By essentially sticking Kinect in a phone, Google aims to give our mobile devices a "human-scale understanding of space and motion."

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Intel aims to cut graphics power draw with research chip

Intel says a new graphics core can cut power consumption by 40 percent and increase battery life in devices

US wins 'spampionship' but zombies everywhere help spew

The U.S. is officially the world's capital for spam-spewing zombified computers after taking top spot on the 2013 Dirty Dozen Spampionship league table.