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Smart home experts hope 'magic' moments will convert nonbelievers

What will it take to convince smart home newbies that the tech is for them?<p>In a panel at CES in Las Vegas on Thursday some of the biggest names in the smart home industry joined CNET Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine and Editor at Large Brian Cooley to look at what it will take for the smart home …

Ford partners with Amazon to make Alexa your driving assistant

Exactly a year ago, Ford announced its plans to equip its vehicles with Amazon’s powerful voice-enabled service Alexa and it seems the auto-maker is finally closing in on its promise.<p>At CES, the iconic manufacturer revealed it will begin rolling out its new Alexa integration later this month. This …

At CES, New Alexa-Powered Products Are Everywhere: Here’s The Full List

Amazon’s Alexa natural language assistant is showing up in all kinds of products at the Consumer Electronics Show.<p>In 2016, the general public developed an appetite for controlling their technology with voice commands. Amazon has emerged as the central player in this movement after it released its …

Why China Was Able to Steal a US Drone

The current Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea does not apply to drones.<p>Following a drone clash between China and the United States, it's become even more clear that a set of rules are needed to govern drone behavior.<p>When a Chinese navy ship seized an American drone, the guidelines that already …

The Chatbot Will See You Now

In March of 2016, a twenty-seven-year-old Syrian refugee named Rakan Ghebar began discussing his mental health with a counsellor. Ghebar, who has lived in Beirut since 2014, lost a number of family members to the civil war in Syria and struggles with persistent nervous anxiety. Before he fled his …

Mental Health

11 ways to get more from your user data

It’s not enough to just collect data — you have to know how to use it. You should know what to collect, and what to do with that information once you have it in order to improve the bottom line of your business.<p>To help you figure it out, I asked 11 successful entrepreneurs from YEC the following …

40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

These were the top 5 bots to try in 2016

As the bot ecosystem grew in 2016, we were pleased to present 5 bots to try each week. We brought you the five most popular bots, as they appeared on Botlist during the previous week.<p>And now, as we prepare to welcome a new year, we’re excited to present the top 5 bots from 2016. Our roundup …

Chatbots

One Trick to Maintain (and Win!) Email Subscribers

Is your email marketing campaign feeling a little stagnant? Do you have a high unsubscribe rate, or just lacking subscribers in the first place? …

Infographics

Top 8 Web Design Trends Your Startup Needs to Stand Out in 2017

Trends are eminent changes that usually occur in every creative industry, and web design is no different. The web design industry is constantly …

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution calling for a ban on new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. From then on, you'd <i>have</i> to buy a zero-emissions vehicle, whether …

Even Other Birds Will Be Fooled By This Lightweight, Discreet & App-Controlled Drone

Details & Requirements<p>Weight: Less than 10 grams<br>• Bird charging time: 12 minutes<br>• Egg charging time: 2 hours<br>• Range: 100 meters<br>• Flight time: Up to 8 …

HugeDomains.com - Squidot.com is for sale (Squidot)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

This Israeli radar startup could get autonomous delivery drones off the ground

Arbe Robotics, based in Tel Aviv, has built a radar system that combines hardware and software to allow autonomous drones to detect and avoid objects up to 1km away, up from 150 metres in the first iteration of its product.<p>Many of today's autonomous drones use cameras to try and detect objects that …

Drones

Dawn Of The Robots

This new system developed by MIT, aids robots in recognising objects and allows them to ‘see’ accurately<p>There is no denying that robots are going to …

GE Drones Are Coming to Squeeze More Savings From the Oil Patch

General Electric Co. has a solution for U.S. oil and natural gas explorers struggling to save more money after squeezing drilling costs by more than …

Drone photos reveal the dazzling geometry of everyday roads and intersections

We traverse over roads everyday, but seldom see the beauty of such enormous geometry drawn across the earth’s surface.<p>Although satellite images provide a glimpse of the world from above, it is really with drone photography that we are brought up close to these stunning man-made structures. With …

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Take Flight With Gabriel Scanu’s Sweeping Drone Aerials Over Australia

With a mix of desert, mountains, rainforest, wetland, grassland & thousands of kilometres of coastline, Australia's photogenic geography is a prime …

World Environment Day: Easy fixes to make your house eco-friendly

Conserving natural, non-renewable resources is no longer a subject for scholarly debates or armchair activism; it is a reality that 1.25 billion …

Drone records woman trying to steal it, falsely telling police it "almost killed" her

While flying at a park in Costa Mesa, California, one pilot’s drone lost signal and when the propellers stopped spinning it fell to the ground, as it …

Here are the drones that will crowd the skies in 2016 (pictures)

What to wear to a job interview: fashion insiders share their secrets

An interview for a job is nerve-wracking enough without having to worry about what you're wearing. But a few wardrobe and grooming tweaks can give you the confidence to walk into an interview and introduce yourself in an assertive way. We grilled some fashion experts - and employees - for some …

4 Holiday Cocktail Recipes by Food & Drink Bloggers To Sip This Season

Spread cheer while saying cheers.<p>No matter what holiday you celebrate, the fête isn't limited to just dinner and dessert. Toast and get toasty with these festive drinks, sure to please your guests (and help you tolerate them), courtesy of food and drink bloggers from around the web.

UAVIA is bringing military-style drone tech to the rest of us

While we normal folk can operate drones merely within direct line-of-sight, the military can control a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) over Afghanistan from the other side of the world. Now, French company UAVIA is bringing that more advanced approach to the civilian world.<p>With UAVIA’s technology, …

Giant drone transports humans, but only indoors, for now

Next to the hoverboard, the ever-elusive "flying car" is the most sought-after futuristic technology that still has yet to become a staple of our …

Ford brings Siri to 5 million SYNC-equipped cars

Hey Siri, what's the weather like this afternoon? That's one of the questions newer Ford car owners will be able to ask with a press of a button with …

Siri

Toddler loses eyeball after errant drone slices it in half [Updated]

Neighbor's drone clipped tree, spun out of control. Doctor says kid will be OK long-term.<p>A British toddler recently had his right eye sliced in half …

How Drones Are Already Being Used to Help Save People

A lifeguard-controlled drone scours for sharks at Seal Beach in Southern California. In Germany, a drone brings a defibrillator to a man on a golf …

AP sources: Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON (AP) — An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, …

Drones