The Hamsa Touch project converts images from a screen into electrical impulses, helping users with impaired vision feel what's on a screen.
Microsoft Research has developed a prototype keyboard that understands basic gestures.
Printing a circuit board on your home inkjet printer and creating basic electronics is what Microsoft Research hopes will be the future for hobbyists and makers.
By essentially sticking Kinect in a phone, Google aims to give our mobile devices a "human-scale understanding of space and motion."
Smartphones priced at less than $150 helped fuel record year, analysts at IDC say.
Reports on under-reported Russian activity
Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists are exploring the use of 3D printing in manufacturing, including creating new raw materials.
Gartner analysts expect worldwide tech spending to total $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.1 percent increase from 2013 spending of $3.7 trillion.
Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.
Tablets will make up 50 percent of the PC market next year, according to a new report.
Video games are good teachers. Even first-person shooters might teach skills you need for work.
Robots from universities and industry compete to replicate human tasks.