Robots together with soft hands will transform the world. Here’s why.

  Soft Robotics, a Cambridge-based robotics firm founded in 2013, just raised $20 million in an oversubscribed private equity round. Aptly named, the organization makes soft, competent grippers for technical robots. Seems niche, right? But Soft Robotics is certain on a variety of organizations and grad labs around the world running to relinquish the current …

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Your USB cable could become twice as fast in the near future thanks to a simple update

If you’ve bought a new laptop or Android phone in the past two years, you’ve probably noticed that your charging cable uses a new type of connector. It should look something like this: This is called USB-C, and it represents a major upgrade for the cables we’ve been stuffing in our bags over the years. …

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