Best Tech Stories around the web #241

This week: Minimuscles let amputees control a robot hand with their minds, 5G & IoT technologies are driving the connected smart vehicle industry, Envelope paper sleeves turn smartphones into analog devices, and space lettuce is totally healthy.

INNOVATION

Minimuscles let amputees control a robot hand with their minds by sciencemag.org

Building a beautiful robotic hand is one thing. Getting it to do your bidding is another. For all the hand-shaped prostheses designed to bend each intricate joint on cue, there’s still the problem of how to send that cue from the wearer’s brain. Read more

How 5G & IoT technologies are driving the connected smart vehicle industry by businessinsider.com

Companies are pouring money into the Internet of Things (IoT), and one area of particular interest to investors is IoT connected cars. Business Insider Intelligence expects connected car shipments to rise from 33 million in 2017 to over 77 million by 2025. Read more

DESIGN

Envelope paper sleeves turn smartphones into analog devices by dezeen.com

London design studio Special Projects has created Envelope – paper sleeves to seal away smartphones to minimise screen time for the day while still allowing access to basic functions. Read more

QUERKY

Weird Space Lettuce Is Totally Healthy, Apparently Tasty by popularmechanics.com

This bodes well for when we all live on Mars. Read more