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This Gadget Communicates Human Emotions Through Touch

Ask engineers what the future of communication looks like and they’ll show you a fiber-optic cable. Ask artists and they’ll conjure something like the Sleeve. For the past year, engineers at Nokia Bell Labs, the famed New Jersey research facility that birthed the transistor, have been developing this wearable armband with input from artistic collaborators. “We’re reductionist in our thinking; artists are divergent,” research lead Domhnaill Hernon says. The labmates are part of a ­program called Experiments in Art and Technology, founded in the ’60s and newly resurrected in partnership…

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Who needs texting when you can send these adorable tiny letters?

A tiny little letter, brought to you by Miniature Mail.Image: MINIATURE MAIL What’s better than receiving a letter in the mail? Receiving an adorably tiny letter in the mail, of course. Miniature Mail, a Florida-based postal company that specializes in designing and mailing customized tiny letters, is here to make your teeniest snail mail dreams come true. The “Littlest Postmasters,” as the group calls themselves, launched on May 5 in honor of National Small Business Week, and has big plans to spread cheer in a technology-obsessed world by putting a…

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