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Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

A 18-meter giant Gundam could blow minds by 2019. If they can get it to work, that is.

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Electric impulses make this device a true touchscreen

The Hamsa Touch project converts images from a screen into electrical impulses, helping users with impaired vision feel what's on a screen.

Gesture-sensing keyboard bridges gap between touch, traditional inputs

Microsoft Research has developed a prototype keyboard that understands basic gestures.

Inkjet printer builds custom circuit boards

Printing a circuit board on your home inkjet printer and creating basic electronics is what Microsoft Research hopes will be the future for hobbyists and makers.

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Google's Project Tango phone understands its environment like humans do

By essentially sticking Kinect in a phone, Google aims to give our mobile devices a "human-scale understanding of space and motion."

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Global smartphone sales passed one billion in 2013

Smartphones priced at less than $150 helped fuel record year, analysts at IDC say.