A closer look at Google’s remote-controlled $30 Chromecast • TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hey, folks! Chromecasts have been a hacker and nerd favorite for a moment or two, and we’re pretty psyched to see the price (with a remote!) dropping to $30. Apropos hardware, Brian … Read more

This remote-controlled robot crab can sit on the side of a penny – TechCrunch

How small is Northwestern University’s robot crab? It’s sit-on-the-side-of-a-penny small. It’s half a millimeter wide — making it even smaller than a common flea. Researchers behind it have determined a fairly simple way to control it remotely — when heat is applied to the system, its thin coating of glass deforms the system’s shape, creating … Read more