Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs

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HP's Sprout PC Combines All-In-One Computer, 3D Object Scanner

HP's stepping out of its comfort zone with this one. Tying into the recent 3D printer craze, the 23" Sprout PC's cameras and software can scan a real-world object you have on hand, and turn it into a 3D model you can manipulate on the included touch-mat, share with friends, and more.

In Win H-Tower PC Case Transforms Open At A Button Press

Manually unscrewing side panels is so 2014. In Win's H-Tower will auto-open itself for tinkering at the press of a button, in a manner that can't quite be expressed in mere words or pictures.

Breaking: Scientists Develop The First Color-Tunable LED

A Holy Grail in the production of next-generation displays is the need for LEDs that can be induced to change their color in response to shifting electrical inputs. Despite the obvious utility of such a device, researchers have been widely stumped by this problem. Read on to find out how scientists used everyone’s favorite wonder material, graphene, to finally solve it. A revolution in display technology is imminent!

Fractal Design Builds "Sleek And Elegant" Home Theater PC Case

With an exterior that will "fit in any space or room", Fractal Design's Node 202 enclosure promises to combine a low-profile, low-noise design with enough room for fast graphics cards. Those who dislike the Corsair Bulldog's aesthetic ought to take a look at this.

Tablet Offers New Light at The End of the Visually-Impaired Tunnel

Meet the world's first braille tactile tablet for the blind that is made without mechanical components. Read on for more about liquid-based technology and how it is improving the everyday lives of the visually impaired.


RGB LEDs Light Lian Li's Dual-Chambered PC-O8 Case

The recent trend of putting RGB LEDs on everything continues. The latest is Lian Li's squarish PC-O8 case. It'll enclose even the most expensive computer you could build, while keeping things reasonably classy with tempered glass panels and the aforementioned LED lighting.

Is Paper The New Metal?

In the development of new high performance materials, there are two highly desirable features: strength and toughness. Unfortunately, these have always been considered mutually exclusive. Now, however, materials scientists may have delivered a solution from an entirely unexpected source: paper.

Corsair Bulldog: Console-Size, 4K-Capable Living Room Gaming PC

With a strong focus on 4K-res gaming, Corsair has brought together their PC case, cooling, and power expertise for their Bulldog DIY PC kit. It'll handle some really high-caliber hardware, all while being small enough and quiet enough to fit into your home theater setup.

Hyperkin Smart Boy Morphs Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy

Time to dust off those old GB cartridges. Hyperkin's Smart Boy smartphone cradle intends to make your iPhone or Android phablet into Nintendo's circa-1989 handheld console, going so far as to include a working cartridge slot.

Bacteria Might Be Used As Live Robot Brains

Scientists published a report this week in which a computer model was used to investigate the possibility of employing bacterial colonies to control mechanical devices like robots. The results were remarkably positive. Read on to find out how this new “living brain” development will impact everything from ecology to medicine.