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Google Fiber flips the switch on super-fast internet in Salt Lake City

Google Fiber is live in Salt Lake City and ready to serve the internet needs of Utah's capital.<p>The web giant made the announcement Tuesday in a tweet that invited residents to check whether the super-high-speed Internet and TV services are available at their address and sign up for service. One …

Microsoft goes after VMware with free(ish) Windows licenses for Hyper-V converts

Will this be enough to make Hyper-V overtake VMware?<p>With the imminent release of Windows Server 2016, due to be launched some time in September with …

SQL Servers

Meet Octobot, a dinky chemical reaction-powered soft robot

<b>(CNN) —</b> This dinky octopus isn't your average sea creature.<p>It's a bio-inspired soft robot -- dubbed "Octobot" -- that's powered entirely by a chemical reaction.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal <i>Nature</i>, researchers from Harvard University describe how a chemical reaction inside Octobot …

Robotics

Future iPhones & iPads could video thieves and capture their fingerprints

An Apple patent noted by <i>Patently Apple</i> describes how iOS devices could make it very easy to police to identify thieves by automatically taking photos and video of them, and capturing their fingerprint data via the Touch ID sensor.<p>The patent says that the measures could be triggered by repeated …

Patents

ReSpeaker turns anything into an Amazon Echo

I mean anything<p>This morning when I woke up to the sound of the alarm I set on my Amazon Echo last night, I thought to myself "I wish more of my gadgets worked by me yelling things at them." Luckily, a few minutes later I was reading a PR email from SeeedStudio about its new product ReSpeaker which …

DJI upgrades its 4k handheld gimbal camera with zoom lens, motion timelapse

DJI just announced an upgraded version of its lovely Osmo camera. Called the Osmo Plus, this model offers key features not found on the original Osmo such as zoom, motion timelapse and an improved stabilization system.<p>Like the original, which is still available, the Osmo Plus gives shooters a …

Videography

DJI announces a new Osmo with a zoom lens

The Osmo+ lets you get a little closer<p>DJI has just announced an update to the Osmo, the handheld version of the stabilizing gimbal and camera that the company uses on its drones. It’s called the Osmo+, and it comes with a new camera that allows for 3.5x optical zoom and up to 7x digital zoom. The …