Apple prototype designs for iPad, iPhone, unveiled in court

Documents submitted to a California court as part of the patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics provide a fascinating look at the iPhone and iPad designs considered by Apple before the devices

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Martyn Williams

Mozilla comes up with dazzling concept smartphone

The hottest concept mobile phone right now doesn't come from Apple, Google, Motorola or HTC. It was developed by a designer in his spare time as part of a Mozilla Labs project.Seabird is

Published on: September 27th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

Groundbreaking laptop designs offer new ways to work and play

Tired of the stale cookie-cutter designs that make all laptops look basically alike? You're not alone. A group of intrepid designers and engineers is doing something about the "sameness syndrome" that permeates notebook

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Brian Nadel

Portable prototype plans offer glimpse of the future

From new materials to new shapes to new ways of keeping things powered up, portable gadgetry has a bright future. Individual designers, design firms and computer manufacturers continually come up with inventive ideas

Published on: October 3rd, 2009 Jackson West

Mobile phones that change shapes and clean themselves

Look around at people talking on their cell phones and, almost without exception, they are chatting on familiar-looking small rectangular boxes with glowing screens. However, this cookie-cutter approach to mobile phones will change

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Brian Nadel

You can look, and now you can touch, too

Facing a large video display showing an aerial view of a city, a man places the fingertips of both hands on the screen and moves his hands apart. The display zooms in on

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Grant Buckler