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'MythBusters' Adam Savage tests DJI Inspire 1 4K quadcopter

Savage and his "Tested" co-host Norman Chan fly DJI's new advanced quadcopter -- equipped with a 4K camera -- and grab some amazing aerial footage.<p>"MythBusters" host Adam Savage and his "Tested" co-host Norman Chan join Eric Chang from DJI to give the company's Inspire 1 quadcopter a spin in this …

Drones

Microsoft leaked the Xbox One, HoloLens and more way back in 2012

Covering Microsoft can be comical. The enormous, multinational company is notoriously prone to leaks. Here's a short highlight list from our <i>vast library</i> of leak posts about Microsoft:<p>Microsoft's fitness wearable, Band<br>• The Xbox One game console, in development kit form, <i>on eBay</i> of all places<br>• Cortana …

Headphones deliver 3D cinema sound that changes as you move

Using gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers, the Neoh headphones on Kickstarter know where your head is and adjust the sound accordingly.<p>When it comes to audio experiences, few things can compare to being in the middle of a movie theater with sound blasting all around you. A just-launched …

Consumer Tech

Activision Blizzard delivers profit -- and caution

The game maker behind the Call of Duty franchise logs a record fiscal fourth quarter, but says the strong US dollar will weigh on overseas sales.<p>Activision Blizzard had a happy holiday season, but the company advised investors Thursday that it won't be able to repeat history next time around.<p>In its …

Markets

Mystery van fuels 'Apple Street View' rumors

A minivan driving around San Francisco has fueled speculation that Apple may be creating its own "street view" for Apple Maps, the <i>Guardian</i> reports. Spotted by the Claycord News & Talk blog, the van had 12 cameras mounted along with a lidar sensor, which uses a spinning laser to survey the …

Obama Was An iPhone Fanboy Before Everyone Else

2007 Apple was the very embodiment of secrecy. If you didn’t have an Apple employee badge, you probably had no idea what was coming next.<p>Unless you’re a senator from Illinois with damned good odds of becoming the president of the United States, that is. Then you get to play with the iPhone before …

Barack Obama

Apple Releases Photos for OS X Beta for Apple Developers

Apple has let loose details of its brand new Photos app — the expected replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture.<p>Today, the new app was bundled into a beta version of OS X 10.10.3, which Apple made available to its developers. Overall, the look is simple and uncluttered, borrowing from the iOS …

Google, Mattel pitch a view to a new product next week

The press invite hints at Mattel's View-Master, an older toy that let kids flip through pictures. Could there be a virtual reality tie-in?<p>Just in time for a major international toy fair, Google and Mattel are planning to reveal a new joint project next week.<p>The Internet search giant and the …

Virtual Reality

New interactive map of Milky Way lets you see the light (and dust)

Information from the Planck space telescope helped create a stunning new map. It's also shedding light on dark matter and the origins of the universe.<p>From 2009 to late 2013, the European Space Agency's Planck spacecraft revolved around our planet while using its telescope to soak up relic radiation …

Universe

Canon Unveils 50-Megapixel 5DS And 5DS R

The megapixel race is back on. Today Canon announced not one, but two full frame EOS 5D models with a 50MP sensor, making them the highest resolution 35mm-style DSLRs ever released. The long-rumored EOS 5DS and 5DS R are identical in every respect except that the latter captures slightly more …

Cameras

Soon You'll Be Able to Control Assassin's Creed with Your Eyes

It may sound like something out of a sci-fi flick, but Swedish tech company Tobii has just<p>It may sound like something out of a sci-fi flick, but Swedish tech company Tobii has just announced that the upcoming PC version of <i>Assassin’s Creed Rogue</i> will be the first blockbuster game on the market to …

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket launch and landing this weekend

A 22-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket will lift off out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida a couple of minutes after sunset, at 6:10 ET. And within a half hour or so after take-off, the rocket will return from space and attempt to guide its way, using GPS tracking, onto a droneship in the …

Space Travel

Swatch will launch its new smartwatch in time to battle the Apple Watch

Swatch has told TNW that its first smartwatch will be launched in the next two to three months. It should arrive just in time to go head-to-head with the Apple Watch, which is due to launch in April.<p>A spokesperson says:<p>“Swatch will launch a new generation of its Swatch smartwatch in the next two to …