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microcontroller

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NailO turns your fingernail into a tiny trackpad

A wearable input device in the form of a nail sticker could make it easy to control a computer with a subtle swipe. Could nail calls be the new butt dials?

By April 16, 2015

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Clandestinely control your smartphone by stroking your hair

A hair extension interwoven with sensors would allow users to secretly open and control smartphone apps.

By April 12, 2015

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Freescale's S32V silicon steps towards self-driving cars

Chipmaker Freescale announced today the S32V microcontroller, capable of processing sensor data and controlling driver-assist functions in cars.

By March 1, 2015

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Appliance Science: The Internet of Toasters (and other things)

The Internet of Things may be the next big thing in appliances, in which your oven, your fridge and other things around your home will talk to your phone and to each other. Appliance Science looks at the science and technology behind the chatty appliances you'll be buying in a few years.

By March 2, 2015

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Unlocking your door might soon be as easy as 'open sesame'

Welcome to the future. An MIT grad student has figured out a way to unlock an Internet-connected door by saying the words "open sesame" into an Android Wear smartwatch.

By February 25, 2015

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Turn drinking straws into crazy dancing robots with Quirkbot

A new Kickstarter project aims to let kids of all ages use hobby motors, LEDs and regular ol' drinking straws to make fully functional robots that walk, light up and even play drums.

By January 27, 2015

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Internet of Things frenzy drives chipmaker land grab

Chipmakers are eager to stake a claim in the new market that promises to make dumb things smart by connecting to the Internet.

By January 19, 2015

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Dorothy shoes: Click your heels, summon an Uber ride?

Tuck a tiny gadget into your footwear and turn any pair of shoes into ruby slippers that can text, call or even summon a ride to your location.

By October 21, 2014

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ARM looks to rev up cars, fridges with new embedded-chip design

With everything from refrigerators to thermostats to cars becoming more connected and complex, ARM unveils a chip with twice the processing power of its current champ.

By September 23, 2014

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Self-folding origami robot gets up and walks

When it is connected to a power source, this flat robot folds itself into a 3D shape and starts walking.

By August 7, 2014