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Episode 588: Touche Tuesday

Oh, Tuesday. You have beaten us again. No, actually, we mean you, dear listeners, who once again prove you're smarter than us. About Canadian copyright law.

By Oct. 22, 2007


Tablet-like touch interface comes to everyday objects

Researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon develop Touche, an interface system where multiple gestures can be added to existing touch screens and other objects, including "smart doorknobs."

By May. 4, 2012


Sassy Siri even performs musical duets

People are having lot of sun fun with Apple's new iOS 5 personal assistant, which seems to have an answer to just about everything.

By Oct. 18, 2011


The 404 1,054: Where we're gonna need to see some ID (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 show: Disney Touche project turns any object into a button, emo-haired youth more likely to develop lazy eyes, and 25 bars in San Francisco will soon employ ID customers using facial recognition technology.

By May. 15, 2012


Smart shoes step up the wearable-computing pace

A human-computer interface conference explores novel gestures for operating computers -- and placing a smartphone sensor called ShoeSense in shoes.

By May. 9, 2012


Apple tablet may get iTunes LP, cloud locker

Rumors point to the new Apple tablet computer including support for the album-focused iTunes LP format, as well as a new cloud-based streaming music locker system powered by the recently acquired music service Lala.

By Jan. 19, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 657: Is it Yahoo's fate...or destiny?!

Yahoo may know their fate today, and Ballmer says their destiny is to stay around as a brand.

By Feb. 8, 2008