Maybe it's time for a DIY rethink: Nathan Broadbent's "Raspberry Picrowave" accepts voice commands, emits custom sounds, can cook food via a product barcode scan, and can be controlled via a browser or mobile app.
Your client's expectations about technology tend to come from his or her experience as a consumer.
All technologies conspire to give ordinary people more information, more tools, more resources, more ways to connect with each other, more ways to influence conversations.
Later this year, transportation officials plan to set aside one "singles" car on its trains for a fixed amount of time each week...and yes, they're doing it to help busy people find mates.
It's not just for the disabled: Recent design school graduate Gabriele Meldaikyte spent a year studying situations in which able-bodied people may find themselves with only one hand to spare.
Guess what else is as unique as your fingerprint and can be scanned using a special infrared camera? Scientists in India have created an algorithm that can analyze such scans to over 97 percent accuracy.
Scientists say their new storage method -- which consists of encoding data on self-assembled nanostructures in fused quartz using a very fast laser -- could preserve immense amounts of data long after human civilization has ended.
Designed at Chicago's Toyota Technological Institute, it can help a car figure out its location even when it's under a bridge or going through a tunnel...a useful skill in the coming driverless age.
Two designers are using unlikely materials -- the shell of a common water pest and a bio-ethanol waste product -- to create a new generation of bioplastics.
Neon and fluorescent lighting. Radio. Electric motors. Robotics. These are just a few of the inventions of the Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla that he never got credit for during his lifetime.
Should steroid use be considered, as the philosopher Alva Noe has argued, a natural extension of our technological lives?
This is hardly a breakthrough delivery system. What it represents, however, is a clever application of a technology that has high novelty value.
A new study of 20 health-related sites demonstrated that many contain tracking elements and/or leak search terms to third-party companies, providing data that "could [help] build up a very powerful document with all of your medical conditions."
That's the claim being made by documentary filmmaker Chris Barrett, who is responsible for what may be the first-ever arrest captured using the device.
The Australian Paul Mathis has apparently spent nearly $40,000 developing a new symbol and advocating its inclusion as the 27th letter of the alphabet.