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Most Functional Bionic Hand Gets 2008 British Engineering Award

The most functional bionic hand ever created for prosthetic use was developed by Touch Bionics, a British prosthetics company that just received the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. The new bionic hand is called the i-LIMB Hand.

D-Link Routers Capture More Than Packets

D-Link routers are extremely functional devices that enable us to surf the Internet but let's face it, they are not pretty to look at. They typically come in that dulled out boring gray color and the only time you want to look at it is when it's not working. Jumping onto the fashion runway, D-Link routers now capture attention with D-Link's Skinit skins.

Forgetful? Create Virtual Sticky Notes on Postica

Short-term memory not what it used to be? Post a sticky note on Postica. Plus, you can attach files and share with friends or family. It's easy. And free.


The iWave Cube: Tom Thumb's Microwave (Or At Least It Could Be)

The iWave Cube, which is now the world's smallest microwave, does not lose power with its diminutive size.

Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

G8 Energy Summit Ministers Given Gifts of i-Sobot Robots

Japan will be presenting a unique gift for the energy ministers attending the Group of Eight (plus India, China and South Korea) summit in Aomori - a special edition of Takara Tomy's "i-Sobot".

Personal Trainer in Your Pocket: Toshiba Sportio Phone

With help from KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, the new Toshiba Sportio was recently introduced. The Toshiba Sportio is just one of the latest cell phones meant for individuals who are keen on exercising.

iPhone 3G - Is it Worth the Upgrade?

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs announced the arrival of the iPhone 3G at yesterday's keynote address of WWDC '08. Do the new features translate into an automatic upgrade for current iPhone users? Read on for more details and you decide!

Engineers Build First Self-Replicating 3D Machine

As biologists are busy working on cloning living organisms, engineers are working on a mechanical counterpart - creating non-living things that can replicate themselves.

Green Up Your Home with a Solar Plant

A new type of solar cell technology using organic thin-film solar cells with a clear plastic protective coating is allowing environmental engineers to design imitation houseplants that are green - in more ways than one!