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South Korean and U.S. researchers have developed a stretchable material that senses touch, pressure, and moisture, and could be used to give artificial limbs feeling.

Fast Co Design - by SHAUNACY FERRO - 11/03/2014

ZURI's exterior structure is just paper and cardboard, and can be assembled with a few basic tools, like a ruler, glue, and a razor blade. The kit comes with servomotors (mechanisms that allow the robot to move) and controllers, plus a Bluetooth module so you can hook your 'bot up to wireless.

Technology Tell - by Stanley Goodner - 10/22/2014

There’s no physical touching involved, no pad with an access code to memorize, and no button remote. The Okidokeys Smart Lock system works with normal keys, smartphones, cell phones, and Okidokeys access keys. Aside from getting accustomed to the gear noises, I haven’t had a single issue with the lock’s operation. So if you’re interested in easy, dependable hardware, Okidokeys is a great choice to upgrade with.

Gizmag - by Ben Coxworth - 12/23/2014

The HexH2o can land on the water and shoot below the surface

Tech Crunch - by Kyle Russell - 01/05/2015

Designed for people who already have lower back problems, the Valedo is a pair of sensors that, when used in unison with an app on the iPhone or iPad, helps you train your back to reduce and prevent future pain.

CNET - by Michelle Starr - 01/19/2015

A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.

RT Question More - 12/13/2014

The Cicret, activated with a twist of the wrist, is equipped with an embedded memory card, processor, accelerometer, micro USB port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. But the key part is the so-called "pico-projector" and an array of proximity sensors. The pico projector projects the interface onto your arm. When you put your finger on the interface, you stop one of eight proximity sensors. The sensor sends the information back to the processor in your Circet bracelet.

Digital Trends - by Mike Flacy - 12/11/2014

Small enough to carry around in a backpack, the Zano mini-drone utilizes virtual tethering with a smartphone to automatically follow a user in order to take pictures or shoot high definition video. Specifically, the user can set a hold position and the Zano will automatically maintain that distance from the user’s smartphone as well as avoid obstacles while in follow mode. The creators of the device, Torquing Group, have also included a manual control mode in the mobile app interface. Simply tilting the phone in a specific direction will cause the Zano to travel in the same direction.

USA Today - by Elizabeth Weise - 12/02/2014

An army of 15,000 robots is ready to roll as Amazon's fulfillment centers prepare for the holiday sales onslaught.

To pick, pack and ship those items, the company is launching a full-scale deployment of a robotic fulfillment system it purchased in 2012 and tested in 2013. In a twist on the typical pick-and-pack warehouse operation, instead of having the pickers go to the items, the items come to them.

Minion Villa - by rohnak - 11/22/2014

Imagine a 1.5 V battery that does not need charging (traditionally) ever, that lasts forever, that we can put in our remote and leave it there for years and years without ever worrying about their existence.

That’s what we have in , a project in which a type of battery that is charged with the movement shown, it would be sufficient stirring it for about 3 seconds to make it like new.