Tech Bytes: Cyber Monday Records, Super-Strength Robot

November 28, 2017 08:22 AM

In today's Tech Bytes, the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday. Shoppers spent more than six and half billion dollars. That's a billion more than last year! The other big change this year: shopping by smartphone reached an all-time high. 40% of shoppers used their phone to search for, or buy an item.

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Tablets are no longer topping holiday wish lists. A CNET survey finds that for the first time since 2013, tablets are behind 35% are wishing for a smartphone. That's compared to 32% who want a tablet.

Scientists at Harvard and MIT have built an artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight. The design promises to revolutionize robotics, giving them super strength with dexterity. The technology has the potential to be used everywhere from inside our own bodies to outer space!


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