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Disney experiments with robots that grip like a human

If science fiction has taught us anything, it’s that the future will be populated by robots. We’re hopeful that they’ll be good, too, and some research from Disney is suggestive that the first time you shake hands with one you might feel a comfortable human-like grip holding your hand....

The limits of thin: what will stop gadgets being super slim

This week, Apple unveiled its new tablet, the iPad Mini, the first tablet from the company that not only fits below the iPad's 9.7 inch size (and above the 4 inch of the iPhone 5), but also is thinner than ever, sitting pretty at 7.2mm. But could Apple have made it thinner?...