New research from has found that the "endowment effect" (where people increase the value of something when they take ownership of it) can happen via a touch interface – and especially when using an iPad.
This is crazy and pretty cool. Of course, for Disney to commit resources to researching this sort of technology, it must have an end goal in mind. Below is a video showcasing some of the technology (with details related to sending electrical voltage through the screen to mimic texture) in action:
Adobe is well known for its Creative Suite of software. Back in the '90s, the company invented the de facto standard for online printable documents, the PDF. Their flagship product, Photoshop, is the industry standard for photo editing. It is so popular outside of the creative industry, that the phrase "Photoshop it" is now commonplace and understood by even my grandmother. To say they have been successful in creating software is an understatement.
We've blogged about M2M tech in the past but when it comes to connected devices, cars are definitely the most meaningful new frontier for accessing apps and content -- mostly due to the sheer amount of time we spend in them.
An Indian smartphone designer, Sumit Dagar, is currently building a Braille smartphone that he hopes to put on the market by the end of the year. And as CNET's Elizabeth Armstrong Moore reported (April 23), the phone doesn't just offer a small, Braille touchpad -- the entire touchscreen moves and readjusts according to a given task or interface -- it's almost like clay.