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engineering human-computer interaction


3D-printed hair puts a coiffure on your plastic creations

No longer must your 3D-printed objects be bald. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University figure out how to 3D-print troll hair, brush bristles and horse tails.

By October 29, 2015


This is what tasting looks like

For the first time, scientists have captured live images of the process of tasting on the tongue.

By April 26, 2015


NailO turns your fingernail into a tiny trackpad

A wearable input device in the form of a nail sticker could make it easy to control a computer with a subtle swipe. Could nail calls be the new butt dials?

By April 16, 2015


Human cruise control zaps legs to send you in the right direction

Would you trust electrodes attached to your muscles to guide you? A new system out of Germany aims to keep your eyes off your smartphone by buzzing your legs toward your destination.

By April 13, 2015


I am not a booth babe. Ask me a question

Commentary: There's been increasing debate about the role of women in the tech industry, and how they are perceived and portrayed at tech shows. One group has created a new symbol for women who want to stand out -- but not as a booth babe.

By April 4, 2015


Tech industry's future rooted in blend of design, computer science

An upswell of acquisitions and shifts in company culture are changing how Silicon Valley looks at design. And that's reshaping the tech industry, one of the leading design experts says at SXSW.

By March 15, 2015


Google casts a line with conservationists to stop illegal fishing

The company is providing engineering services, mapping software and servers, and financial support to help two conservation groups detect in real time the fishing that's decimating fish populations.

By November 14, 2014


Microsoft testing ways to make Windows Live Tiles interactive

In Asia, Microsoft researchers are experimenting with new ways to interact with the Live Tiles that are core to the Windows 8.X, Windows Phone, and Xbox user interfaces.

By April 11, 2014


Push for Pizza app a Silicon Valley triumph

An app that tackles one of the world's most pressing problems has arrived. Now, with a simple few taps, you too can realize what it's like to live in the year 2014.

By August 5, 2014


Elop's memo on Microsoft's big Nokia changes

No longer will the onetime Nokia hardware business be "an end unto itself," says Microsoft's devices chief. One good example: Nokia X shifts from Android to Windows Phone.

By July 17, 2014