Stories by Nick Barber

MIT's 'Kinect of the future' looks through walls with X-ray like vision

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a device that can see through walls and pinpoint a person with incredible accuracy. They call it the "Kinect of the future," after Microsoft's Xbox 360 motion sensing camera.

Written by Nick Barber11 Oct. 13 16:14

Ceatec 2013: Medical pod tells you how healthy you are

The prototype at the Japanese electronics show can measure a number of vital signs simultaneously like weight, pulse, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation in the blood.

Written by Nick Barber02 Oct. 13 08:39

Ceatec 2013: Hands on with Docomo's Google Glass-like project

A research project on show at the Ceatec electronics show in Japan turns just about any object into a touch interface, opening up the opportunity to rely on more than just a tablet or smartphone for touch interaction.

Written by Nick Barber02 Oct. 13 08:36

Will Pioneer's new heads-up displays make roads safer?

Pioneer updated its line of HUDs (heads-up displays), and it hopes the in-car gadgets will help keep drivers' eyes on the road instead of on a GPS device or other electronics.

Written by Nick Barber02 Oct. 13 00:13

Learn to build a PC in under two minutes

Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we'll show you how to build one in less than two minutes.

Written by Nick Barber25 Sept. 13 20:24

Hands on: Microsoft's Remix Project music app

Trying to attract a hipper audience, Microsoft's Remix Project lets musicians and DJS remix songs using a Windows 8.1 application, Surface tablet and special hardware pad in place of a keyboard.

Written by Nick Barber24 Sept. 13 09:50

World Tech Update, Sept. 20, 2013

Coming up on WTU this week iOS7 debuts ahead of new iPhones, the military deters enemies with a new 'hot' gadget and Grand Theft Auto V racks up record sales.

Written by Nick Barber20 Sept. 13 09:45