Touch-based interfaces created with a wave of the hand

Researchers have previously demonstrated how a depth camera system, such as Microsoft's Kinect, can be combined with a projector to turn almost any surface into a touchscreen.

$80 PC-on-a-stick runs Linux-based XBMC media center

We've covered Android-powered PCs-on-a-stick extensively here on TG Daily. But what about a PC-on-a-stick specifically designed to run the Linux version of XBMC?

This single-board computer is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip

Inforce has debuted a single-board computer powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core krait processor clocked at 1.7GHz.

Why Intel is returning to the memory market

Graphics is a focal point of the upcoming Haswell platform, necessitating a high bandwidth memory solution. To deliver high performance Intel is returning to the DRAM market, which it unceremoniously exited in 1985.

BeagleBone Linux PC has a $45 price tag, 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 SoC

The BeagleBone Black boasts a $45 price tag along with a 1GHz Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor.

Universal Arduino Serial Adapter interfaces with Android devices

XDA senior member Kemonine96 is showcasing what he calls the Universal Arduino Serial Adapter. Essentially, the device is an Arduino board designed to connect to a serial interface on a target device.

KALQ is a new keyboard for touchscreens

The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard dubbed "KALQ" that enables signficantly faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices.

Shuttle preps fanless Celeron-powered PC

Shuttle is well known for its lineup of fanless x86 PCs, most of which are powered by Intel's Atom processor.

Faster CPUs for next-gen Intel NUCs

Santa Clara's Next Unit of Computing, or NUC, can best be described as an uber-mini x86 desktop PC powered by Intel's Core i3 processor.

Towards terahertz-speed hard drives and RAM

An international team of researchers has found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1,000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies.

GPU-powered supercomputers run petaflop-level earthquake simulations

A team of researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a highly scalable computer code that will significantly cut both research times and energy costs in simulating seismic hazards.

DARPA targets three-dimensional chip-cooling tech

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have clinched a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop three-dimensional chip-cooling technology capable of handling heat loads as much as ten times greater than systems commonly used today.

$99 MarS dev board powered by Freescale's i.MX6 dual-core SoC

Embest Technologies recently introduced a slick dev board/mini computer dubbed the MarS Board.

Report: Apple builds a gaming controller

Apple has reportedly designed a dedicated gaming controller that it plans to launch at some point in the relatively near future.

MiiPC is an $89 Android-powered family computer

MiiPC has taken to Kickstarter in an effort to gain backing for what it describes as an $89 Android-powered family computer.

The carbon nanotubes of quantum computing

Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. Indeed, a recent study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) proves the tubes are capable of storing information in the form of vibrations.

The $19 coin-sized RFDuino

The $19 coin-sized RFDuino can best be described as an uber-mini board powered by Nordic's nRF51822 (ARM) Cortex M0 SoC.

Intel's Haswell gets benchmarked

Intel remains on track to launch its next-gen Haswell (x86) chip architecture this summer.

Nvidia teases ARM-powered Project Kayla

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has confirmed the company is working on Project Kayla, an initiative that combines a Tegra 3 chip and an unspecified GPU on a mini-ITX type of board.

This flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite

French scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties - graphene and molybdenite - into a flash memory prototype that offers significant potential in terms of performance, size, flexibility and energy consumption.