Engineering

The one ring—to track your finger's location

Smart technology keeps getting smaller. There are smartphones, smartwatches and now, smart rings, devices that allow someone to use simple finger gestures to control other technology.

Robotics

Silicone raspberry used to train harvesting robots

Raspberries are the ultimate summer fruit. Famous for their eye-catching scarlet color and distinctive structure, they consist of dozens of fleshy drupelets with a sweet yet slightly acidic pulp. But this delicate structure ...

Robotics

Giving robots a faster grasp

If you're at a desk with a pen or pencil handy, try this move: Grab the pen by one end with your thumb and index finger, and push the other end against the desk. Slide your fingers down the pen, then flip it upside down, ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Valve Index will be going high-end in the VR headset world

Pre-orders hovering in the wings will be the icing on the cake—the cake being a high-end VR headset called the Valve Index, from Valve. TechCrunch said pre-orders will kick in and the ship date is June 28. Preorders are ...

Security

Forensic finder exploring Windows calls attention to mail pile

Is Windows storing your email? Not the most comforting thought, as we recover from the Facebook user data headlines earlier this year. Nonetheless, storing of email grabbed the attention of Joel Hruska, ExtremeTech, and other ...

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