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Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.

By October 12, 2013


Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

How to remove the VIP mailbox in OS X if it unexpectedly appears, and more, answered in this week's Q&A session.

By August 23, 2013


Amputee to climb building's 103 flights with mind-controlled leg

This weekend, Zak Vawter could take a huge step for amputees everywhere -- and for a state-of-the-art prosthetic device that affords a more natural gait.

By November 1, 2012


Samsung to drop $310 million into CSR's handset tech

The semiconductor company says that Samsung has also agreed to invest $34.4 million for a 4.9 percent equity stake in CSR.

By July 17, 2012


Student misses e-mail, loses college place

A student at San Jose State University is reportedly un-enrolled after not reading an e-mail the school sent him over the summer about a problem with his English placement test.

By August 25, 2011


Snow Blaster: A Christmas light video game

Programmer Ric Turner is out with another game made from Christmas lights. In this one, you sit in a "electric training sled" wrapped in green and red LEDs and use a game controller to dodge snowballs.

By December 16, 2010


Life-size Google Android robot is controlled by your smart phone

What do you get when some clever Japanese robot experts get their hands on the Android operating system? A real-life Google android, of course.

By September 29, 2010


Sony, McAfee, sued over software activation patent

Uniloc USA is also suing Activision, Quark, others as follow-up to a similar suit filed against Microsoft over software activation tech.

By July 30, 2010


Will 'fun factor' or mandates drive electric car sales?

The first wave of electric cars are targeting consumers willing to pay a premium for a greener machine, but government mandates to get them on the road are also needed, say experts at MIT Energy conference.

By March 6, 2010


Man turns Christmas lights into Guitar Hero game

A California man decides normal Christmas lights are passe. Instead, he creates Christmas Lights Hero, where, with your Wii wireless controller, you play Guitar Hero and your Christmas lights react.

By December 13, 2009