Stories by Nick Barber

EU closes 54 Web sites for consumer law violations

The European Union published findings of an 18-month investigation Tuesday finding that 301 Web sites that sold mobile phone ringtones, wallpapers and other services had "serious breaches of EU consumer law," according to a statement.

Written by Nick Barber19 Nov. 09 00:37

Nissan uses robot team to make more nimble cars

Nissan has built a team of small robots that can quickly navigate around obstacles using technology the company hopes to one day use in vehicles.

Written by Nick Barber07 Oct. 09 15:38

Prototype uses gestures to control appliances

Thumbs up, lights on. Thumbs down, lights off. That's all a user would need to do with the GestureID project from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology. After more than a year of intensive research, the group presented its project at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

Written by Nick Barber05 Sept. 09 01:28