Moviegoers have long been familiar with the benefits of viewing content on a curved screen. The screen's curvature equalizes the distance that light from the projector must travel, enhancing resolution and brightness while eliminating distortion.
Backed by Google and Mozilla, VR-enabled browsers and gear could soon immerse Web users in 3-D worlds
The social media behemoth buys voice-recognition start-up Wit.ai to prepare for the impending Internet of Things. Larry Greenemeier reports
More than ever, there’s an app for that (and that, and that). SA examines new devices that enhance smartphones and tablets
An efficient way to beam electricity through the air
Apple got a patent for a system to adjust your falling device in flight to minimize the damage on landing. Larry Greenemeier reports
IBM scientists in India developed an experimental power supply from reusable lithium ion cells salvaged from three-year-old laptop battery packs. Larry Greenemeier reports
Future technologies demand batteries that do more work but run cool, so a major new push has begun to remake them. Patent pioneer Esther Takeuchi explains how
Those who responded to our call for images of obscure, obsolete devices did not disappoint. Here are our favorites
Scientific American readers say smartphones have not replaced tablets or PCs, and still need better batteries, cameras and biometric security options
Details about where and when you use your credit card could help reveal your identity to data thieves—even if they don't know your name, address and other personal information.
Carmakers are working on ways to let drivers interact with their cars using presumably safer hand gestures and eye movement in addition to voice controls and touch screens. Larry Greenemeier reports
A system called WiSee would interpret hand gestures as gadget-governing instructions for any connected device in a home based on disruptions in ambient wi-fi signals. Karen Hopkin reports
E-waste is a large--and growing--problem that can be addressed by thoughtful disposal, David Biello reports