Toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens have lower verbal test scores: Study

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“Technology can never replace a parent’s interaction with his or her child.”

Children who played non-educational games using touch-screen devices had lower verbal scores upon testing, according to a recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. The study examined children from 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers.

 

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PocketTouch – text from your pockets with ‘stealth screen’

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There are still some social settings where people must forgo the urge to pull out a cellphone and send a quick text message or two. But those who can’t bear such timeouts may soon have a way to keep communicating.

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Gorilla Glass Could Be Corning’s Next Multi Billion Dollar Bonanza

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Gorilla glass

An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc.  The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it to be the hot new face of touch-screen tablets and high-end TVs.

 

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Flexible Touch Screen Made with Printed Graphene Could Make Displays Super Fast

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Researchers have created a flexible graphene sheet with silver electrodes printed on it that can be used as a touch screen.

Graphene, a sheet of carbon just one atom thick, has spectacular strength, flexibility, transparency, and electrical conductivity. Spurred on by its potential for application in new devices like touch screens and solar cells, researchers have been toying with ways to make large sheets of pure graphene, for example by shaving off atom-thin flakes and chemically dissolving chunks of graphite oxide. Yet in the thirty-some years since graphene’s discovery, laboratory experiments have mainly yielded mere flecks of the stuff, and mass manufacture has seemed a long way away.

 

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Universal Phone For Blind And Sighted People

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The Universal Phone from designer Seunghan Song

The Universal Phone is designed for both blind and sighted people. How? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile feedback they’re missing with ordinary touch-screens and blind people get a whole new interface made of braille.

 

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New Cell Phone Opens Like A Book To A Larger OLED Screen

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A new cell phone developed by Samsung opens like a book to reveal a larger OLED screen, essentially turning the phone into a portable media player. Samsung recently demonstrated the prototype at the FPD International 2008 tech trade show in Japan, possibly as the shape of things to come.

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