Innovation Lab: The Biggest Ideas in Tech This Week

By Tim Maytom


If you’ve been to one of Dot Media’s events, you’ll know that our Innovation Lab hosts companies presenting cutting-edge technology that’s poised to transform the market with groundbreaking ideas and solutions.

In that spirit, we’ve taken a step beyond the world of apps, ads and handsets with slightly bigger screens, in order to share some of the tech world’s most innovative ideas. They might be interesting, disruptive or just outright strange, but these are the stories that have caught our eye over the past week.

Phorm Screen Protector Creates Tactile Keyboard from Thin AirThe desire for tactile feedback while typing is one of the persistent problems that has emerged as smartphone and tablets have made the shift to touchscreen technology, and has probably helped Blackberry hang onto the thin market share it still retains. However, one startup has developed a solution that could spell the end of cumbersome peripherals or physical keyboards.

The Phorm case by Tactus uses a microfluidic panel integrated into the design that channels liquid to specific areas of the screen, expanding the top layer and creating bumps and protrusions where there was previously a flat screen.

The technology can be turned on and …read more

Source:: Mobile App News