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'Vampire Diaries' star Ian Somerhalder to fans: Go with a handshake not a selfie

Ian Somerhalder, actor and founder for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, loves that tech has created greener vehicles and ways to connect with people around the world. But he's wary of driverless cars and technology's impact on social interactions. CNET News' Editor-in-Chief Connie Guglielmo spoke with Somerhalder about how he hopes to make tech more humane.

September 9, 2015


NASA, European Space Agency perform first Earth-to-space handshake

Watch NASA Astronaut Terry Virts and ESA telerobotics specialist André Schiele shake hands, despite Virts being stuck aboard the International Space Station.

By June 5, 2015


This soft robotic limb can shake your hand without crushing it (Tomorrow Daily 264)

Ashley discusses a robotic limb with the ability to adjust its grip during a handshake, a HUD designed for doctors to use during surgeries and a working combination safe made entirely of Lego bricks.

By October 26, 2015


Soft robotic hand gives out humanlike handshakes (Tomorrow Daily 264 show notes)

Rob Schraff's soft robotics project features a humanoid hand with the ability to shake hands with a human and adjust its hold based on the person's grip.

By October 26, 2015


Microsoft lab working on multiperson augmented reality

Project Comradre will allow multiple people, each wearing an AR headset, to interact with the same virtual object.

By October 13, 2015


Tech Retrospect: Apple Watch ships and Project Fi lights up the airwaves

New baubles will be appearing on wrists today, so prepare yourself. Also, Google's getting in on the MVNO game and Comcast is getting out of the acquisition game. For now. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.

By April 24, 2015


Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014


Korea's backhander to Bill Gates for one-handed handshake

The Microsoft co-founder has one hand in his pocket when shaking hands with South Korea's president, Park Geun-hye. This does not go down well.

By April 23, 2013


Jimmy Kimmel hologram gets its nose picked by country star

Making TV history, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" celebrates the Country Music Awards with hologram interviews and performances from country music stars Kacey Musgraves and Florida Georgia Line.

By November 6, 2014


Apple, needing a jolt with new iPads, plays it safe instead

If last month's iPhone 6 was a major leap forward, Thursday's iPad and Mac computer upgrades represented modest progress.

By October 16, 2014