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Your drone army awaits: The Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone is now just $19.99

Unlimited high-flying fun awaits in the <b>Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone</b> – the world’s smallest quadcopter, and your new favorite flying toy.<p>This tiny quadcopter is small enough to rest on the tip of your finger, and can easily maneuver through small spaces with acrobatic finesse – and with eight frequency …

Evernote’s Freshly Minted COO Linda Kozlowski Is Leaving The Company

Evernote made a name for itself as the platform where you could store your ideas and notes for life, and beyond. But the same permanence does not apply to the people who work there.<p>We’ve confirmed through multiple sources that Linda Kozlowski, Evernote’s COO, has put in her notice and will be …

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The World's Biggest Commercial Drone Maker is Opening a Flagship Store

DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone maker, is opening up a flagship store in Shenzhen, China.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that the Chinese …

AI has a better shot at Tokyo University than your kid

Students in Japan could soon compete with AI to get into colleges. The National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo has developed a program that scored above average on a standardized entrance exam that covered math, physics, English and history. The AI scored 511 out of 950, beating the national …

GitHub is rolling out a redesign for code repositories

GitHub today announced that in two weeks, it will be rolling out a redesign for all source code repositories online. You can opt in now by clicking a button.<p>Behind the scenes, the performance of repo pages will be improved, GitHub director of design Mark Otto<br>wrote in a blog post on the news. But …

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Tests reveal how Apple improved iPad Pro’s display, & why iPad mini 4 is still best overall

DisplayMate is out today with a comparison of iPad displays following the introduction of Apple’s new larger 12.9-inch iPad, and the results might surprise you.<p>While the larger display on the iPad Pro is one of the device’s standout features on Apple’s latest and greatest iPad, the iPad mini 4, …

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Islamic State militants will aim to kill via cyberattacks, says UK chancellor

The terrorist threat posed by Islamic State militants will eventually lead to cyberattacks intended to "kill people" by fracturing critical national infrastructure, British Chancellor George Osborne said Tuesday.<p>"They do not yet have that capability," Osborne said in a speech to UK intelligence …

Glance conference will take a long look at Apple Watch

An upcoming summit aims to get to the bottom of what is going on with the Apple Watch.<p>The Glance conference, which describes itself as “the first conference on the business of Apple Watch” is going down in San Francisco next month. It will bring venture capitalists and industry insiders together to …

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Todoist is bringing its popular productivity app to Windows 10

Todoist's take on the to-do list is handy for keep your daily agenda organized, and now it's available for Windows 10 users. The free productivity app is available for Microsoft's operating system as a preview, syncing those important tasks across mobile and desktop devices. And yes, it will update …

Drone companies are doubling down on maps with safety in mind

By Matt McFarland<p>DJI, the world’s leading drone maker, announced Tuesday it’s revamping its maps to better inform drone pilots of nearby risks, while being careful not to restrict reasonable flights.<p>The new maps may prove most valuable when temporary flight restrictions are issued for areas ravaged …

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You'll actually want to read Hyundai's augmented-reality owner's manual

LOS ANGELES -- Hyundai may not be ditching the paper vehicle owner's manual just yet, but the automaker is addressing the fact that almost no one ever looks at paper manuals anymore with the announcement of its new augmented-reality digital owner's manual.<p>This isn't Hyundai's first foray into the …

White House, Department of Labor Announce $120M Tech Grant Competition Prizes

It includes $20 million to train recently incarcerated prisoners for tech jobs.<p>Earlier this year, President Obama launched an initiative called TechHire, aimed at getting more Americans into open jobs in the tech industry. Today came the next step in his administration’s plan to train more …

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Parrot unveils the Bebop 2, a faster, longer-lasting drone

Is it a toy or a tool?<p>Parrot unveiled a new version of its popular Bebop drone on Tuesday, capable of longer flight times and faster speeds. On the whole, however, it doesn't seem like a gigantic leap forward for the French company's higher-end consumer drone. Parrot, which is known for its growing …

Google+ has been completely redesigned with a focus on communities

Much like the Google logo before it, Google+ is being completely reinvented today. In a blog post, Google says that after pulling in feedback from users it has decided to focus the former do-everything social network around two key features: communities and collections. Collections launched earlier …

A Folding Table that Sets Up Like a Sniper Rifle and an Office in a Bubble

Two cool designs from Dai Sugasawa<p>Part of the "thrill" of traveling to a new freelance design gig was wondering, as I crossed the lobby, what my new …

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We’re In A Global Usability Crisis. Here’s How To Help Fix It

Endless airport lines. Indecipherable ATMs. Dangerous packaging. It’s time to make user-centered design a global priority.<p>Today is World Usability Day, a day dedicated to bringing together communities around the world in an effort to address how technology is being designed with a user-first …

The Mystical Origins of Fruit and Vegetables Photographed by Maciek Jasik | Colossal

<p>Although it’s recommended we eat five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily, many are unaware of the origins, mythology, and symbolism …

How Compact Cameras Can Survive in the Smartphone Era: By Radically Changing Their Form Factor

The Flex Cam PIC can do things that even a GoPro can't<p>Here are the facts: Smartphones are ubiquitous, the compact camera market is fading and GoPro's …

Different Ways to Store Pliers, from Store-Bought to DIY

It's quite the design problem: Vertical, horizontal, exposed, in a drawer, jaws-out, handles-out?<p>Pliers are tricky things to store. They don't lend …

Beautifully Minimal Contemporary Huts Start at $25,000

Japanese retailer MUJI is well known for their beautifully minimal household and consumer goods. Now, they're expanding, moving beyond products for your home to building shelters that you can inhabit. Called MUJI HUT, it's a concept that provides a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday …

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T-Mobile Stops Counting Netflix, HBO, Hulu, And Other Video Streams Against Your Data Usage

Watching Netflix on your phone is a great way to blast through some spare time — but it’s also a great way to blast through your monthly allotment of data in no time flat.<p>T-Mobile is using this as a competitive advantage. From this Sunday on, T-Mobile will no longer count Netflix (and a few other …

Never forget your ID again with super slim, stylish wallet case

Best List: Q Case iPhone 6 Plus Wallet by CM4<p>I sadly gave away my favorite wallet case when I upgraded to the iPhone 6 Plus.<p>Since then, I keep ending up at the store or almost running out of gas without my wallet with me: I leave it at home all the time. Apparently, I’m constitutionally incapable …

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Self-driving cars will rule the roads in 2030, says Internet of Things visionary

LONDON -- We will discover extraterrestrial life in this century. We will survive climate change. By the 22nd century, most people will be vegetarian.<p>These are bold predictions, but then the man who made them, entrepreneur, author and founder of MIT's Auto-ID Center Kevin Ashton, has had a good eye …

Airbnb promises to work more closely with cities on home rentals

To say that Airbnb's relationship with cities is sometimes confrontational would be an understatement. At times, it's practically contemptuous. The home rental service is trying to offer an olive branch, though -- it just posted a Community Compact that promises a better relationship with the …

Facebook Unleashes VR-Style 360 Videos For Ads And iOS

Zuck says VR is the future and Facebook is wasting no time building it into the News Feed and starting to make money off it. By embracing the format, Facebook can stay fresh for consumers by offering the most vivid way to connect with places you can’t go. Meanwhile, attracting organic VR videos …

The Selfie Of The Future Is A 3D Figure

Selfie 2.0<p>If you are waiting for the selfie trend to go away, make sure you’re in a comfortable spot. As selfies continue to dominate social media platforms, a new app from the Swiss company Dacuda plans to bring the selfie into the three dimensional world. The company just unveiled an app that …

Border Patrol hits pause on body camera plans

US Customs and Border Protection is slowing down plans to expand its use of body cameras, giving the project further review after a report said the cameras "tend to provide limited effectiveness." The commissioner of the agency, R. Gil Kerlikowske, made the announcement yesterday, saying that CBP …

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How to Set a Live Photo as Your Lock Screen on iPhone

Starting with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhones come with a selection of Live Photo Wallpaper images to bring color and animation to your Lock screen. You can use Live Photos as your Home screen Wallpaper too. However, if Apple's selection of Live Photo Wallpapers aren't what you want in a Lock …

Review: TarDisk doubles your MacBook's storage and never looks back

On launch, the TarDisk Pear promised the moon for MacBook users running out of space on their hard drives. The small flash drive uses your SD Card slot to double your existing drive, but there are compromises.<p>As hardware goes, TarDisk is nothing fancy. It slips into your open SD Card slot and stays …

iPad Pro Review Gripe Fest Vs. The 12-inch Retina MacBook

Don’t like the iPad Pro because it’s not a laptop? There’s any easy fix for that.<p>The preponderance of the gripes in reviews from most of the major tech sites is that it falls short as a laptop replacement. Here’s a quick solution (if you’re in the market for an iPad with a real keyboard): move a …