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Construction drones can keep track of progress and lazy workers

Cameras that keep an eye on construction sites aren't anything new, but the folks in charge of building the new Sacramento Kings stadium in California are using something a bit more high-tech than usual. Several camera-equipped drones operated by a company called ImageInFlight patrol the site to …

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Intel bets on drone development with $60m investment in Yuneec

Already taking significant steps to firmly embed itself in the world of wearables as part of a strategic move to avoid the mistakes of the past, Intel is also showing an increasing interest in the drone business.<p>The U.S. chip maker this week announced a sizable $60-million investment in Yuneec, a …

Drones

This cat-shaped gizmo was panned as one of the worst products ever but may have been ahead of its time

Have you ever wanted to scan bar codes in your favorite magazines so that you can get access to an advertiser's special website?<p>This was the premise of the CueCat, a feline-shaped handheld bar-code scanner that briefly appeared on the tech scene in 2000 and 2001 before flaming out in a storm of …

Wall Street

Boeing shows off weapon for destroying drones with a freaking laser

Rouge drones, meet Boeing's Compact Laser Weapons System.<p>Boeing showed off its Compact Laser Weapons System this week. It's a portable laser weapon …