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Artificial Skin Gives Robots the Sense of Touch

Scientists for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California at Berkeley have created an electronic skin that can give robots an almost human-esque sense of touch for the first time in technological history. The pressure-sensitive skin, made using germanium and silicon, is controlled via built-in capacitors which interpret changes in the skins thickness. Depending ...

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Touch Menus in Restaurants Could Eliminate The Need For Servers (and Tips)

About 90% of resturant awkwardness occurs when trying to converse with the server. I think most of the small talk is awkward for a few simple reasons. First, you don’t really care whether the waitress is having a busy night or not. You just want your food. Second, the waitress doesn’t really care how your evening is going. She just ...

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Apple’s Tablet Described as “iPhone on Steroids”

Gizmodo and BGR were able to dig deep into their connections to pick out some more information on the upcoming rumored tablet device from Apple, rumored to be called the iSlate: The tablet’s multi-touch gestures are “out of control.” It’s powered by an incredibly fast ARM CPU It runs on the iPhone kernel. The internal model number ...

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Apple MacBook Touch Details Revealed?

A reliable source has apparently spilled some details about Apple’s rumored upcoming MacBook Touch. The source touts the Touch as a “fusion” device, combining the worlds of the MacBook and the iPhone with a 9″ touch screen. An iPhone emulator will allow users to buy and use applications from the App Store. The source claims there will be no camera, ...

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The Anonymous Hugging Wall Allows Hobos to Feel Loved

Sometimes you just need to be held. Everyone has felt a dreariness only curable through the touch of another affectionate human being. The Anonymous Hugging Wall, designed by Keetra Dean Dixon as part of the Methods & Apparati for Social Facilitation and Mood Elevation project, allows anyone who passes some free love. I could always use a good hug. It ...

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Prince Unveils Limited-Edition iPod

Looking to start a revolution similar to that of the backing band from Purple Rain? Excellent. Get ready to drop $2100 on this ridiculous purple iPod Touch. The Prince Opus iPod comes with a 40-minute concert video, 15 live concert tracks, a bunch of photographs of Prince and….well, yeah, that’s about it. Only 950 of these iPods will be produced, ...

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How To Kill Nazis with Your Jailbroken iPhone: Wolfenstein

You must be saying to yourself, “Surely, Gearfuse, you must be mistaken! There’s no way the full and unedited game of Wolfenstein could be available on my iPhone!” Well, it is and it has been released for all jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touches. We’re talking a full port here. Not some half-assed ripoff. You’ve wondered when Nazi-killing would be possible ...

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Metal Gear Solid Touch Coming To iPhone Next Week

Solid Snake is gearing up for battle. He’s gotta head out for battle come next Thursday, March 19th as that’s the date Konami has set for the release of Metal Gear Solid Touch. You’ll be able to tap your way through scores of enemies and conduct tactical espionage action using only your middle finger. Expect it to come with a ...

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Chipotle Launches iPhone App

If you live near a major city in the United States, chances are, you’ve seen or visited a Chipotle. See, Chipotle is a delicious. It is fast, delicious (though a bit pricey) Mexican food where burritos are the size of your child’s head. That’s why I’m incredibly excited that it has created an iPhone application for ordering Chipotle when you’re ...

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