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Qualcomm wants to do for drones what it did for smartphones

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Qualcomm wants to be everywhere. So it's not too surprising to see the company delving into drones with its new Snapdragon Flight platform. Based on its Snapdragon 801 processor, Flight aims to simplify drone development by giving companies a single …

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Chances are Glen Keane has made an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters like Aladdin, Ariel from <i>The Little Mermaid</i>, and everyone's favorite furry grump, Beast from <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>. But after spending nearly four decades at the house of Mickey Mouse, …

Microsoft is closing its Xbox Live Indie Games program

After nine years, Microsoft has decided to call time on its Xbox Live Indie Games service. In an email to developers, the company says it has begun "the sunsetting process" for the program, which encourages anyone without a studio or dedicated business to create games for the Xbox 360, by locking …

Fender Goes Digital So You Don’t Quit Guitar

Ninety percent of people trying to learn guitar quit in the first year. That’s a big problem for the musical instrument industry, but also a big opportunity for one of the top guitar makers — Fender. If Fender can use digital tools like a new tuner app it’s building to keep musicians engaged, it …

SpaceX releases first interior photos of its astronaut-carrying spacecraft

SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule may be reserved for astronauts traveling to and from the International Space Station — but now you can take a virtual tour of the vehicle's insides. The company just released interior photos of the spacecraft, as well as a video showing closeups of its control …

Qualcomm has a plan to make drones smaller, better and cheaper

Drones may still have some legal hurdles to fly over before they truly arrive, but as a consumer technology, they’ve shown remarkable progress. We’ve …

Does This Smart Lock Mean the End of House Keys Forever?

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​New Apple TV shuns thousands of Web-powered apps

Apple has excised some browser technology from its tvOS, meaning a great many developers will have to retool games and other apps if they want a place in the new Apple TV App Store.<p>Apple wants customers of its new Apple TV to be able to run a wealth of apps on the device, but it has apparently …

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Microsoft is using Android apps as mobile testbeds

This past Friday, <i>Business Insider</i> revealed that Microsoft had acquired Double Labs, a small shop that makes an Android app screen replacement called Echo Notification Lockscreen. That seems like a weird thing to do, because Microsoft's Garage Labs already makes a similar app, called Next Lock …

Google's Eric Schmidt Takes Potshot at Apple Music in Artificial Intelligence Op-Ed

AI makes music a "much less elitist taste-making process," according to the Alphabet chairman.<p>Eric Schmidt, the current chairman of Google and soon to be chairman of Alphabet, is very fond of artificial intelligence. This should not be a surprise. Google likes artificial intelligence and likes to …

The iPhone-powered Fusion Guitar lets you mix and jam anywhere with a built-in amp

Electric guitars have been rocking our world since at least the ’30s, but they haven’t changed too much since then, generally requiring you to lug a mass of bulky amplifiers and pedals to get the sound you’re looking for.<p>But what if you could carry all the equipment you need in the guitar itself? …

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Sphero BB-8 Android app updated with voice command capabilities

Did you get yourself a nifty Sphero BB-8 Star Wars droid? The app-controlled spherical robot is about the coolest tech toy we have seen hit the market in a long time. And using your phone to move the android around is only the basic feature; this thing is smarter than one would imagine. One of its …

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Drones + X

Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them ‘drones’ because that implies that they are at least semi-autonomous (and maybe able to bomb a terrorist (and a few innocent bystanders)). But …

10 Super Mario fan theories that will make your mustache curl

One rule about pop culture: If it exists, there's probably a fan theory about it.<p><i>Super Mario Bros.</i> is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sept. 13, …

Qualcomm Wants to Do for Drones What It Did for Smartphones

The wireless chip company is betting on cheaper drones that are easier to build.<p>One of the reasons smartphones have become as popular as they have around the world is because they became relatively easy to build, thanks in no small part to chip companies.<p>Qualcomm, the $26 billion (2014 sales) …

Nvidia Shield Pro recall: your unit may be plagued by hard drive issues

The Nvidia Shield Pro was the answer to many users who demand more internal storage. That 500 GB hard drive sure makes keeping all your media much less challenging. And at $300 it’s not much more expensive than the 16 GB variant. The only problem is that some of these large capacity units may have …

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine

<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>In recent months Ebola has ravaged West Africa, and there are currently more than 13,000 confirmed cases around the world. But medical workers may soon have a …

The shape of things to come: the solar powered car of the future

Meet EVA — the latest racing car. EVA has an elegant shape, with aerodynamics worthy of any of the cars which race in Formula One. The difference is …

Australian Start Up Creates Solar And Electric Powered Luxury Sports Car

An Australian electric vehicle start up called EVX in collaboration with researchers from the Electric Vehicle R&D Group at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, have been working on a new sporty and luxurious electric powered prototype car they call Immortus.<p>The sports car has solar …

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Wet Wheels: A toy car powered by evaporating water

Columbia University researchers discover a new source of alternative energy by harnessing the power of evaporation and soil bacteria spores.<p>When you hear the terms "renewable energy" or "alternative energy," images of wind farms, biofuels or Ed Begley Jr. on a solar-powered golf cart might jump to …

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