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Five questions about the future of drones with 3D Robotics' Colin Guinn

Everyone, it seems, is talking about drones these days. Whether it's for industry, research or performance art, the skies have never been busier. Thanks, in no small part, to the ever-increasing number of consumer-friendly, ready-to-fly quadcopters. Colin Guinn left DJI to join one of the biggest …

Feet-On With Boosted Boards’ New Faster And Cheaper Electric Skateboards

If you want to ride a magic carpet, the Boosted Board is the closest you’ll get until they make that hoverboard run on asphalt. And now there’s an even more powerful model for climbing epic hills or hitting 22mph, and a stripped down model for casual boarders on a budget.<p>Y Combinator and …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Underwater Search Zones Published

Authorities seeking missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 published their new underwater search zones on Thursday as efforts continued to map the floor of the southern Indian Ocean. The GO Phoenix, the first of three ships that will spend up to a year hunting for the Boeing 777's wreckage six days …

Airplanes

Moto 360 Review: A Beautifully Flawed Watch

The best part about the Moto 360’s design is that you don’t always notice just how thick it is. At certain angles, the flat black version (it’s also available in stainless steel) of the watch looks like a traditional round-faced watch. Then you tilt your arm or it gets caught on a cuff and you’re …

How I plan to incorporate iOS 8 and an iPhone 6 Plus into my workflow

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>A week after iOS 8 was released I feel like a dog let loose from his electric collar. Before …

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

Australian man tortured and killed by Taliban in Afghanistan, family says

Sayed Habib, a 56-year-old from Sydney of Hazara origin, was reportedly captured while travelling between Kabul and Jaghori<p>An Australian citizen has been tortured and killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to his family.<p>Sayed Habib, a 56-year-old who lived in Sydney, was reported as …

Rescuers rush to reach dozens trapped on erupting Japan volcano

Columns of thick white steam were rising from the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon on Saturday, spewing ash, rocks and steam on otherwise a sunny autumn weekend busy with tourists and hikers.<p>Seven people were unconscious and buried under ash, national broadcaster …

Natural Disasters

iPhone 6 bending: Common sense for an uncommon problem

<i>Volume Up is a regular column on consumer technology and digital ecosystems by Reticle Research principal analyst Ross Rubin.</i><p>In the high-stakes smartphone market, exceptional durability is one of the key requirements for success.<p>It’s important for the lofty goal of customer satisfaction and for the …

Arab nations join Syria strikes as Nusra front threatens retaliation

Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the UAE ‘participated in strikes’ Syrian foreign minister says air assault alone will not succeed Al-Qaida-linked group says this is ‘a war against Islam’<p>UK aircraft join US strikes on Isis in Iraq – live<p>As British jets took off from Cyprus to carry out strikes on Islamic …

Documentary shows how One Laptop Per Child helps kids in Peru (update)

The staff changes, massive layoffs and the shutdown of its entire Boston office over the years make the One Laptop Per Child program sound like a huge failure. But this documentary by filmmaker Michael Kleiman shows that OLPC really did change some of its recipients' lives, particularly those …

Democratic House Candidates Are Walloping Republicans in the Small-Money Game

Demo­crat­ic can­did­ates for Con­gress are crush­ing their Re­pub­lic­an coun­ter­parts in small-dol­lar dona­tions—out­rais­ing their GOP foes by …

Government

A Wearable Drone That Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Your Selfie

“Oh man, this would make a great picture. I wish there was someone else here to take our picture for us so we didn’t have to take a selfie!”<p>Has this ever happened to you?<p>Of course it has. You’re a human being in the 21st century who reads tech blogs.<p>The Nixie aims to solve that. It’s, as crazy as …

Reports Indicate Oct. 10 Launch For Apple's iPhone 6 In China

There are a number of Apple oriented websites including Apple Insider, 9to5 Mac and MacRumors that are reporting Apple could start selling the iPhone 6 in China starting on Friday, October 10, based upon a TechWeb article that has a screen shot of an internal Apple memo. This comes just after the …

European Commision to accuse Ireland of giving illegal state aid to Apple, fines could be €Billions

It looks like this week’s Apple “xxx-gate” is a big one with the Financial Times reporting that the European Commision is about to come down hard on Apple for its long held tax avoidance strategies in Ireland.<p>Typically the EU has used its state aid powers to address broader competition issues. But …

Uber and more targeted by LA and San Francisco DAs

Uber and its competitors Lyft and Sidecar have many fans but no lack of troubles, the latter of which tends to be in a constant state of ebb and …

Bending an iPhone 6 Plus Is Pretty Darn Hard, Consumer Reports Says

The phone performed well under testing even harsher than Apple's own.<p>Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t bend as readily as a brief surge of Internet hype earlier in the week would have had you believe.<p>Consumer Reports, the gold standard when it comes to testing consumer products for failures in the …

AT&T offers iPhone 6 upgraders double the data for free

Of all the carriers you could possibly get your iPhone 6 through, AT&T is one of the worst. But starting on Sunday, signing a new two-year contract with AT&T is going to get a little more attractive, especially if you use a lot of data: for a limited time, Ma Bell is offering double the data for …

Uber driver allegedly strikes passenger on head with hammer

An Uber driver in San Francisco allegedly hit a passenger on the head with a hammer and fractured his skull after an argument over routes.<p>SFGate has …

Sorry, you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

If you hate iOS 8 -— whether because it runs like crap on your device, you miss your jailbreak, or because it’s significantly more buggy — you’ve previously had the option to downgrade back to iOS 7.1.2 if you wanted to.<p>But bad news. That ship has sailed. Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, making …

Say Goodbye to the Original Yahoo Directory

Yahoo has announced it will finally, officially shut down the Yahoo Directory on December 31, 2014.<p>No, we didn't know the Yahoo Directory was still a …

Weekly Recap: Cadillac plots a new way forward

Plus: Notes On Ferrari, Lotus And Tony Stewart<p>The CT6 will be a rolling buffet of GM's latest technologies.<p>Cadillac generated a minor firestorm this week by announcing plans to move its headquarters from Detroit to New York in 2015. But that's about the third-most important thing going on with …

5 shots of Iceland that will steal your breath away

<b>From the roof of Africa to South America’s lost cities, how much do you know about the world’s most incredible destinations for active travellers?</b> …

European Travel

These People are Taking Funny Photos to Highlight their City’s Pothole Problem

A group of friends in Kaunas, Lithuania have teamed up to create a hilarious series of photos to highlight their city’s egregious pothole situation. …

11 Products You Used To Love That Apple Has Quietly Killed

The largest size was 160GB, and could hold 40,000 songs. And fans of the device took the news pretty hard.<p>But this wasn't the first time that Apple quietly killed older products when new products were announced.

iPhone 5

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Video: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Now Farther Than Ever

Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer.<p>Like a severed telephone line (from back in the days when phones had wires), a spinal cord injury can cut off communication between the brain and the rest of the body …

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