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The New Inflatable Chinese Drone: Battlefield Balloons?

While Chinese industry is often accused of copy-catting and IP theft, its robotics research has often showed great originality. Case in point, at the Tianjin International UAV Exhibit, a Chinese manufacturer debuted an inflatable UAV. It is designed for low speed, low altitude roles, such as …

Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

For the last few years, it has always felt like Google Voice, the company’s VoIP calling solution, was on its way out. Instead, the video-centric Hangouts was getting all of the attention. But fret not, Google tells me that it is “growing its investment in Google Voice” and starting today, it will …

iOS 8 Could Cause Major Headaches For Companies If They're Not Prepared

Some of its new features have received great reviews, as one software tester already told us they will "work like magic."<p>But the extended capabilities could create more security and management headaches for companies, if not addressed in advance, says Ojas Rege, VP of Strategy at MobileIron, an …

30 years ago, Bill Gates was checking out Nokia's latest desktop computers

Ah, the circle of life. Thirty years ago, Bill Gates visited Nokia to check out its latest MikroMikko personal computer — competition to IBM's own line of (Microsoft-powered) PCs in the ‘80s. No one could have guessed back then that IBM would bow out of the PC hardware market and that Microsoft …

Beware! 8 sinister consequences of Google and Amazon drones

Last week, Google unveiled Project Wing, the company's take on delivery drones and its latest attempt to use tech and data to make the world a better place -- Google says it will initially use drones for disaster relief.<p>But I'd be remiss if I didn't point out a few of the possible unintended …

Microsoft Brings Monthly In-App Subscriptions to Office for iPad

Microsoft today added monthly subscriptions to its Office for iPad suite of apps. You can now buy a monthly subscription to Office 365 from within Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad.<p>Office 365 Personal will set you back $6.99 per month while Office 365 Home costs $9.99 per month, though Microsoft …

South Korea blocks all Facebook games as part of a government crackdown

Last week, every Facebook game stopped working in South Korea. And they’re not coming back until the country’s government can apply its rating system.<p>On Aug. 29, Candy Crush Saga, FarmVille, and all other games on Facebook ceased functioning in South Korea. The nation blocked them as part of the …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: biofuel, supersonic submarine and a 3D-printed home

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Mobile technology continues to expand and evolve, but until we develop a way to charge our devices on the go, we'll continue to jockey for outlets at airports …