Smartphones become ‘eye-phones’ with low-cost devices developed by ophthalmologists

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely with other health practitioners or store it in the patient's electronic record.

Smaller, lighter, tougher: New devices answer the call for rugged mobility

As the U.S. military becomes an increasingly mobile force, the trend is toward smaller, lighter and faster rugged computing devices that can handle demanding operational environments. Increasingly, the tools of choice for the military computer market are rugged convertible laptops and tablets designed for use in vehicles, on ...

Video: Plug wants to be the brain of your devices

CGC has introduced the Plug, a small adapter designed to act like a central "brain" across multiple devices.

FAA reviewing device use on planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is re-examining its rules on using electronic devices in the air - but don't expect to be making voice calls mid-air any time soon.

Report: Acer to showcase Chrome-powered devices at Computex 2010

Acer is reportedly planning to debut a number of Google Chrome-based devices at Computex 2010.

Dropbox redefines mobile cloud computing

Dropbox has redefined mobile cloud computing with the latest iteration of Anywhere which allows users to seamlessly access and update files across a number of popular handheld devices. 


Japanese scientists design mind-reading robots

Japanese scientists are preparing to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought.  

Adobe ditches the iPhone and embraces Android

Adobe has halted Flash development for the iPhone after criticizing Apple for "tying developers down" to an unfriendly and rigid platform.

Hitachi touts "glasses-free" 3D display

Hitachi has reportedly unveiled details of a new 3D display for handheld electronic devices.

Nubile devices replace geezer computers

Hot, young, seksi  gadgets and gizmos  can do just as much as old farty  laptops and desktops. Old 'uns  rage at the wind before afternoon nap.

Microsoft updates Xbox 360 with USB memory support

Microsoft has released a mandatory system update for its popular Xbox 360 console that offers support for external USB memory devices.

Opera upgrades Android mobile browser

Opera Software has launched an upgraded beta version of its mobile Mini 5 browser for Android devices.

Report: Apple planning to port iPhone OS to new platforms

Apple may be preparing to port its Flash-less iPhone operating system to additional devices.