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Gecko-inspired adhesive lets you climb walls

Mechanical engineers at Stanford University have developed a substance that mimics gecko toes. Not just for scaling walls in Spiderman-like fashion, the adhesive could help clean up space debris and be used on automobile assembly lines.CNET's Sumi Das visits the research lab where it was created to learn how it works.

By February 25, 2015


We cracked open an Apple Pencil so you don't have to

TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler uses a rotary cutter to slice open the stylus and explores the tech that powers the iPad Pro's must-have accessory.

By November 24, 2015


Robot snake can shift its shape quickly, also haunts our dreams (Tomorrow Daily 276 show notes)

All we can say is, "Robot snakes. Why did it have to be robot snakes?"

By November 23, 2015


Clean between your keyboard's keys with a piece of clear tape

Just wait until you see what's stuck between those keys.

By November 23, 2015


Microbot Push makes dumb buttons smart

Push any mechanical button from afar, and on a schedule, with this app-controlled "robot finger."

By November 10, 2015


Microsoft Surface Book proves painful to repair

A tour through the innards of Microsoft's new laptop is a challenging journey for the folks at iFixit, who found a lot of glue and a motherboard "resembling some kind of nightmarish Tetris piece."

By November 4, 2015


Fund this: Trivoly turns your regular watch into a smartwatch

Can a smartwatch have its guts on the outside? This Kickstarter project says so.

By November 3, 2015


Air Button adds shortcut buttons to the back of your phone

These small stick-ons can be programmed to perform any of over 30 tasks. And they don't require power.

By October 28, 2015


These connected cameras take DIY security to the next level

Browse our list of cameras to see if do-it-yourself home security is right for you.

By July 6, 2015


Mr Hoverboard kit really hovers, leaf blowers not included

You too can have a working hoverboard with Mr Hoverboard. It's not quite the same as what Marty McFly rode, but it does actually hover.

By October 5, 2015