While You Weren't Looking, Dell Made Android Tablets Interesting Again

Apple! Apple! Apple! Yesterday, you were probably too busy gawking at Cupertino's precious new watch and giant smartphones to notice anything else that happened in the world of technology. There's no shame in that. But if you were paying attention to the 2014 Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco, you might… » 9/10/14 8:50pm 9/10/14 8:50pm

This Incredible Star Wars-Style Bionic Hand Let an Amputee Feel Again

We geeks all have the same platonic prosthesis ideal: Luke Skywalker's badass Star Wars mech-hand. We're getting there, bit by bit. Dennis Aabo Sørensen's new hand is almost there; it let him feel again. » 2/05/14 3:40pm 2/05/14 3:40pm

The Galaxy Note 3 Has a Hidden Tiny Screen Mode For Your Tiny Hands

If, like many of us, your hands are too small to to comfortably use the Galaxy Note 3's giant 5.7-inch display, you're in luck. Android Central has uncovered a hidden tiny screen mode for your tiny baby dwarf hands. » 10/02/13 12:52pm 10/02/13 12:52pm

How Do You Function, When One Hand Is Out of Commission?

So, uh... cat bites are pretty bad, as it turns out. I was in the ER yesterday, after my sweet cat Franny sunk a tooth into the top of my left hand, causing it to swell up like a balloon. I'm now on a strong antibiotic and some stronggg painkillers, but it's still a baseball mitt-sized mit that hurts like hell in any… » 7/23/12 7:40pm 7/23/12 7:40pm

Your Hands Will Sing with Aural Gloves

American Sign Language may soon be obsolete if these motion-sensing gloves come to market. For now, a UBC team are the only ones to enjoy harmonizing with their own themselves. » 2/21/12 1:20am 2/21/12 1:20am

Prune Fingers May Help You Hold Onto Things

Scientists know a lot about the body, but they don't know everything. Take, for example, the pruning that occurs when you spend too much time in the water. Scientists don't know why these wrinkles occur only on the hands and feet. » 9/13/11 11:25pm 9/13/11 11:25pm

I'm Pretty Sure the New Hand Soap Is Trying to Kill Me

We love design at Gizmodo. It's one of our things. But what happens when design doesn't love us back, comes alive one night (I dunno, because of the debt ceiling or something) and decides to strangle us in our sleep? » 8/07/11 6:00pm 8/07/11 6:00pm

LeapPad Explorer: The Tablet Your Kid Can Use as a Frisbee

The dummy-proof, interactive feel of tablets makes them a natural for kids. But letting your brat actually get his grubby, possibly poop-covered mitts on your delicate iPad? It's probably for the best that we now have a tablet designed specifically for kids. » 6/30/11 12:20pm 6/30/11 12:20pm


Prosthetic Hand Isn't Electric, But Performs Just Like It Is

I'd rather have a hook if I lost my hand in some sort of freak accident, but realize that's not exactly conducive to typing. Rather than chucking in the tech-blogging for piracy, Mark Stark's prosthetic hand is a worthy alternative. » 5/24/11 12:00pm 5/24/11 12:00pm

These Are the Hands of the Apollo Astronauts

There are Neil's. And there are Buzz's. And Pete Conrad's. And Alan Shepard's. These are the hands of the Apollo astronauts, the plaster casts created to make their custom gloves in Houston, Texas, 1968. High five! » 11/17/10 8:20pm 11/17/10 8:20pm

Another Apple Patent to Identify Users Automagically

Apple seems obsessed with researching methods to identify users of iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices. The last effort is a patent that describes a device with sensors capable of figuring out the user's hand shape and adjusting the device's settings and buttons based on the user's profile. The sensors would be… » 9/27/10 12:09pm 9/27/10 12:09pm

A Bionic Hand Is the Ultimate Bluetooth Accessory

The i-Limb bionic hand has always been a favorite around here, and it keeps getting better. Today, meet i-Limb Pulse: a prosthesis from Touch Bionics with a programmable kung-fu grip, compliments of bluetooth. » 5/05/10 11:00am 5/05/10 11:00am

The Faces That Belong To Famous Hands

Hand models have it pretty good, don't they? Show up, hold something for a few hours, collect checks, repeat. It's such a sweet gig, there's gotta be something wrong with them, right? Wait... they're all attractive, too? Well nuts. » 3/10/10 8:40pm 3/10/10 8:40pm

Potato Chip Hand Solves the Chip/Keyboard Problem the Japanese Way

The age old conundrum of how to eat chips at a keyboard without making a giant mess has finally been solved. So how do you keep your hands clean? By using another hand. A robotic hand. » 1/21/10 2:10pm 1/21/10 2:10pm

Hands On: BD Remote lets you Control Sony Blu-Ray Players With an…

The free BD Remote app lets users control their Sony BD equipment (no PS3 support, yet) via wifi from any iPhone or iPod Touch. » 1/08/10 3:34pm 1/08/10 3:34pm

Are Trackpads Making Our Hands Mutate?

Former industrial designer Hemmant Jha recently noticed something odd. Two fingers on his dominant hand are somehow more rigid and firm than any of the others. He suspects that years of two-finger scrolling on his MacBook Pro are the cause. » 12/21/09 11:43pm 12/21/09 11:43pm

Concert Hands Teaches Piano with Wrist Straps and Electrical Zaps

What looks kinda creepy actually sounds quite cool. The Concert Hands system teaches you piano (or keyboard) using a 10-finger feedback system that gently pulses when you should play, coupled with an automated wrist pilot that guides you across octaves. » 8/20/09 2:20pm 8/20/09 2:20pm

The Robot Uprising Will Begin With a Game of Catch

Forget running humanoids, autonomous drones and the like. As this video demonstrates, our future robot masters will in fact disarm us with their lightning reflexes and squishy rubber balls. [YouTube via Geekologie] » 8/02/09 2:00pm 8/02/09 2:00pm

Researcher Blames OLPC, Video Games and Crayons For Deforming Innocent…

If Mike Tomich is to be believed, coloring, video games and keyboard use are crippling our children. According to Tomich, each of these activities is responsible for deforming the youngin's hands. FOREVER. » 3/29/09 4:30pm 3/29/09 4:30pm