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Mobile phone covered with synthetic human skin

Researchers at Telecom Paris have developed an artificial skin that responds to stroking, pinching, tapping, and tickling. To demonstrate it, they covered a mobile phone with the skin and showed how it could work as a back-of-the-device interface.  The video also shows how the material can be used to give robots a skin that "feels" ...

Weekend tunes: close to an hour with Shooglenifty and Dhun Dhora

Scotland's Shooglenifty was one of the first acts that I had the opportunity to interview for the music magazine I still occasionally write for, over two decades ago. That it was one of my first paying assignments, well before I'd finished J-school, and that I'd been a fan of the band for years has ...

Why we should ban ****** recognition technology everywhere

In the wake of Berkeley joining the growing list of cities that ban the use of ****** recognition by governments, RIT philosophy prof Evan Selinger and Northeastern law/comp sci prof Woodrow Hartzog make the case in the New York Times for a nationwide ban on ****** recognition technology.

The authors raise three arguments: first, that ...

Yahoo Groups archivists despair as Verizon blocks their preservation efforts ahead of shutdown

Since 2010, Nightowl, the "head of the Yahoo Users Crusade," has been leading a preservation effort to scrape and archive the sprawling contents of Yahoo Groups. She writes, "Now we are desperate. We are running out of time to ever save our precious content. Yahoo has never made it easy to rescue it, and ...

The Catalan independence movement is being coordinated by an app designed for revolutions

Tsunami Democràtic is a radical, decentralized wing of the resurgent Catalan independence movement, centered around an anonymously authored app designed to coordinate revolutionary uprisings.

The Tsunami Democràtic app embodies the "be water" motto of the Hong Kong uprising and builds on the Sukey anti-kettling app from the UK's 2011 student protests: it can ...

8 multitools that break the “Swiss Army Knife” mold

As cool as your smartphone is, it can't do everything. When a job requires a little elbow grease, a multitool is a great thing to have around - and might just save your life in the right situation.

Here's a roundup of some of the latest multitool designs, which have come a long way since the ...