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Best Drones For Kids

<b>Updated June 2017:</b> Added the EACHINE E10 and Protocol Videodrone AP to our list.<p>Whether you're buying a drone for a kid, or simply for someone who's …

Best tech gifts for under £100 this Christmas

Here is our pick of the top tech gifts under £20, £50 and £100 this Christmas.<p>Under £20<p><b>Tile (£19.95)</b><p>If you’re constantly losing your keys/wallet/car, your prayers have been answered. Tile is a keyring sized piece of plastic that connects to your phone by Bluetooth: you can either ring it from your …

Amazon Echo

Star Wars Battle Quads are the drones you're looking for

Returning for 2017, these agile X-wing, TIE fighter and speeder bike toys feature loads of detail.<p>Your squadron has been wiped out, and your battered X-wing fighter is the Rebel Alliance's last hope. As you desperately swoop and streak through space, screaming out of the stars comes Darth Vader in …

Drones

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Become Very Unpopular Very Fast With This DIY EMP Generator

Taking a break from his book, “How to Gain Enemies and Encourage Hostility,” [FPS Weapons] shows us how to build our own handheld EMP generator which …

Makerspaces

Nintendo NES Classic Edition Review: The Best Gadget Gift Since 1985

The past, they say, isn’t as good as you remember.<p>Nintendo’s $60 NES Classic Edition game system proves that’s a big fat lie. It makes playing original Nintendo games just as great as those good old days of side ponytails and racing home to watch “Alf.”<p>Nintendo has made some pretty smart moves this …

Retrogaming

Give the Gift of DIY with These Kits and Tools

Sometimes, the best gift you can give is the ability to make something completely new. For the DIYer in your life, a solid new tool, starter kit, or …

This revolutionary 7-in-1 table is the only one you'll ever need in your living room

1/7<p>This revolutionary 7-in-1 table is the only one you'll ever need in your living room 1<p>With many health experts calling sitting the new smoking, …

A Robot Commanded By An Xbox Controller Shot Microsoft’s Surface Studio Reveal Video

When you’re about to reveal a $3,000 all-in-one and the first desktop computer you’ve ever created to the world, you want everything to go perfectly. …

The head of 3D for Windows explains how the feature became a new centerpiece for the OS

Microsoft’s future is three-dimensional. Up to now, we’ve seen the company embrace the notion in dribs and drabs, through the HoloLens and its work with Minecraft. But earlier this week, at an event in New York City, the company went all in, making 3D content creation a core principle of both its …

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

Get your must-have widgets here.<p>With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an …

Apps

10 Easy Tricks to Help You Stop Procrastinating And Get Back to Work

Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven’t gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a …

4 Secrets to Resisting Distraction and Staying Focused

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Popular Email Client Cloud Magic is now Newton, and it’s Packed with Power Features

One of my favorite email clients, Cloud Magic is now <i>Newton</i>. Cloud Magic was already a clean, fast reliable way to navigate and triage your email. With a reliable push notification system, and versions for both iOS and Mac, Newton had developed into a mature ecosystem. Now that they have built their …

This is hands down my favorite phone case — I've been using it since the iPhone 4

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Incipio In my capacity as an editor, I've had the opportunity to test out countless phone cases, ranging from the protective to the …

Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of yore or build something really wild. Adafruit built something really wild.<p>Originally a weekend project, this MAME …

Raspberry Pi

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) has tracked 5,000 of the smartest the children in America — the top 1%, 0.1%, and even 0.01% of all …

Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

Black Sea

Amazon's store brand makes a lot of great tech, but these are the 12 gadgets actually worth buying

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since 2009, Amazon has sold a variety of products through AmazonBasics.<p>Its generic brand covers everything from tech and fitness to dining …

Shopping

Tile's Bluetooth item tracking device just got super thin

Those who are perpetually losing their belongings might be familiar with Tile: a Bluetooth device you attach to your items to help locate their whereabouts. Today, the company has unveiled a newer version that’s just thin enough to fit in your wallet.<p>Appropriately called the Tile Slim, it’s trimmed …

Gear & Gadgets

Tile's new Slim tracker might actually fit in your wallet

Tile's already been keeping track of our stuff for a couple years, but only now is it creating a version thin enough that it’ll fit in a wallet comfortably. Tile says its new Slim device is as thin as two credit cards stacked on top of each other. Its actual dimensions are 54 x 54 x 2.4mm. An …

17 Underrated Gadgets That People Swear By

"As good as Beats and Bose, just a whole lot cheaper."

MacBook Air

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Water drones, fire-spewing speakers, and more

<i>At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll</i> …

Why On Earth Is Google Building A New Operating System From Scratch?

Its latest operating system experiment throws out decades of software history in pursuit of smaller-scale devices.<p>Last week, a group of Googlers did something strange: They quietly revealed a new operating system that theoretically competes with Google’s own Android OS.<p>Dubbed Fuchsia, the …

Creator of chatbot that beat 160,000 parking fines now tackling homelessness

Teenager who designed DoNotPay to overturn tickets in London and New York expands service to assist those dealing with housing problems in the UK<p>The chatbot lawyer that overturned hundreds and thousands of parking tickets is now tackling another problem: homelessness.<p>London-born Stanford student …

Homelessness

Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire, and it's beautiful

Engineers have discovered a brand-new, bright-blue fire tornado that behaves unlike any flame ever created.<p>When a fire burns yellow, it's unclean. The warm colors are signs of an incomplete combustion reaction coughing up soot, smoke, and other emissions. When a flame glows blue, it's a sign of a …

How to use Activity Monitor to make your Mac faster

Activity Monitor for Mac<p>Activity Monitor is a little know gem of an app hidden in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. It can look daunting when you first launch it but once you look past the information overload and find out what to focus on it can become an invaluable tool to make …

This little gadget transforms any car into a smart car

Your car can heat your back and cool the cabin with the touch of a button. It can tell you how long it will take to arrive at your destination, and …

Tech Trends

Learn the Basics of Good Web Design in Four Minutes with This Tool

Let’s say you’re new to web design, but you’re intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish. It can be a lot of info to take in, but …

50 must-have tech accessories under $50

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>There are a lot of tech accessories out there. Some enhance the functionality of your current hardware, while others just …

Gear & Gadgets