Stories by Nick Barber

Facebook's F8 keynote in two minutes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that users will be able to have fine grain control over what information Facebook applications see. The social network will also allow users to access apps anonymously.

80s video game updated with Oculus Rift, Kinect

What do you get when you combine an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, a Kinect motion tracking sensor, multiple computers and a video game from the 1980s? PaperDude VR, a project presented at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Toronto th...

Inside Casio's G-Shock watch "torture chamber"

Japanese watchmaker Casio is known for its G-Shock, a rugged brand of watches that can take a lot of abuse. At the company's R&D center in western Tokyo G-Shocks are put through a series of punishing tests.

Home inkjet printer fabricates circuit boards on photo paper

Using a home inkjet printer, special ink and photo paper, scientists from Microsoft Research have created what they hope will be the future for fabricating basic electronics. Presented at CHI 2014 in Toronto, the project uses "circuit stickers" which...

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