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Smartphones that betray their masters

You know that shiny little device that you’re using to handle the day-to-day running of your life? Well you might want to take another look at it, this time without the rose-tinted glasses. It turns out, the way those things are designed to work in practice can expose your very private, very personal data to … Continue reading

Lego robot with mobile phone brain crushes Rubik’s Cube world record

Forget supercomputers, take a fresh new look at your mobile phone. In your hand is probably more computing power than the big old room-sized computers NASA used in the 60’s for their moon missions. Think that smart phone is only for calls, texting, games, etc? After watching this you might want to think again. Two … Continue reading

Fish With Chips : MIT’s ‘Soft Robotic’ Fish That Moves Like The Real Thing

Those clever robotics folks at MIT have been at it again. This time they’ve been approaching the robotics world from a slightly lateral perspective. Using soft, flexible materials they’ve developed a robot that mimics a fish in form and movement and that can be completely self-contained – brains, power & motion generation. It can even … Continue reading

Wearable Tech : Can your body take it?

The nascent wearable tech is about to go through a huge explosion in the number and type of devices available. Everyone has ideas on where’s best on the body or clothing for these things – ears, face, wrist, etc. Well, here’s something that manufacturers and material suppliers are going to have to consider – is … Continue reading