A week in tech

A round-up of all the latest tech news from the region.

Japan

Hardware

- A research group at the University of Tokyo has developed a basic technology for displaying objects in relief on a screen. The method involves an array of pins that are controlled by springs attached to pieces of a shape memory alloy. The pins are positioned behind the screen and protrude forward when the image is projected onto the front of the screen. The university team has already conducted proof-of-concept experiments with a display built from an array of around 10 pins. The idea is to design displays that project images more realistically the viewer can touch the screen and feel the variations in surface level. To further enhance...

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