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Buzz Out Loud 803: Limp-wristed robot handshakes

If a robot has a firm handshake, does that mean its creator is a stand-up guy, or just that he programmed his robot to have a firm handshake? That and other serious technology topics are examined today.

By Sep. 5, 2008


Amazon buys math education company TenMarks

Amazon continues to make a push into education tech, an area Apple's been trying to conquer as well.

By Oct. 10, 2013


Charlemagne's 1,200-year-old bones are likely the real deal

After 26 years of analysis, German researchers conclude that "with great likelihood" they've been dealing with the skeleton of Charles the Great.

By Feb. 6, 2014


Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price, sends it to Europe, Japan

The $299 Kindle is now available in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan. In the U.S., Amazon lowers the starting price to $269.

By Mar. 13, 2013


Amazon assaults iPad turf with high-end Kindle Fire HD

The new Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE tablet, which will run consumers $499 without a data plan, moves Amazon from the low end of the market onto the iPad's turf.

By Sep. 6, 2012


Kindle Fire HD spreads to 170 countries

Starting in June, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD tablets will be available in over 170 countries worldwide.

By May. 23, 2013


4oD hits Sky on demand and Sky Go, tying up terrestrial roster

Channel 4's catch-up service is the last of the five terrestrial channels onto Sky's catch-up service, also landing on Sky Go.

By Mar. 15, 2013


Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ships today, earlier than planned

Amazon's new device originally was slated to hit the market November 20. It starts at $299.

By Nov. 15, 2012


Robotic octopus tentacle will make us all suckers

The first eighth of a robotic octopus is complete, bringing us that much closer to a scientific breakthrough--and realizing one of humanity's nightmares.

By Jul. 26, 2011


Samsung Galaxy S3 to sell 10 million by end of July

Samsung reckons it will sell 10 million Samsung Galaxy S3 phones by the end of next month.

By Jun. 25, 2012