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Amazon wants to use its new drones to deliver your packages—as long as you have a big lawn

Sometimes you need a new pair of shoes right now, and Amazon wants to make sure you can get them. The online retailer, which has been working on a drone delivery service for roughly two years, announced a new drone design on Nov. 29.<p>In the announcement video, narrator Jeremy Clarkson—formerly of <i>Top</i> …

Weirdly, Ronda Rousey predicted her stunning loss to Holly Holm on a TV talk show.

It is as big an upset as when Douglas knocked out Tyson.<p>Okay, maybe it’s not quite <i>that</i> shocking, but Holly Holm’s defeat of the apparently indestructible defending champion Ronda Rousey on Sunday (Nov. 14) to win the women’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight trophy is certainly …

The greatest football player never to play the game

Jonah Lomu was arguably the greatest player to set foot on the rugby field. Perhaps he’s also the greatest player never to play American football.<p>The Kiwi legend, who passed away from complications due to a rare kidney disease, was incredibly close to making the switch to American football and …

Hockey fights are in decline and fans are partly to blame

The hockey fight is not dead. Not even close.<p>Among the dozens of fights this month alone, a Nov. 7 blow from San Jose Sharks’ Micheal Haley sent Anaheim Duck Clayton Stoner’s helmet bouncing across the ice.<p>A Nov. 14 punch-up between the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators landed every single …

Kobe Bryant’s earning power is even more spectacular than his dunks

The NBA is about to lose one of its best—and most bankable—players. When Kobe Bryant retires at the end of this season, he will leave behind a formidable legacy, measured in both points and dollars.<p>Bryant’s on-court exploits for the Los Angeles Lakers are unrivalled among active players: five NBA …

Your Nest camera is still running when it’s off

What does the little green light above a camera mean to you? Does it mean your camera is on and recording? Does it mean that when the light is off, the camera is off? That’s the general rule, but it’s hard to know just what’s going on with the cameras in our laptops, webcams, and smart TVs when …

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs $5

The tiny Raspberry Pi computer has just been released in a new version that’s even smaller than previous credit card-sized editions. But the new Pi Zero has another trick that’s even more important than its tiny size: It’s on sale for just $5.<p>Raspberry Pis were already popular with educators and …

Raspberry Pi

Your next wearable device could be a temporary tattoo

The next generation of wearable technology will stick to your skin and you won’t have to remember to put it on every morning.<p>Chaotic Moon, an Austin-based tech design firm, is experimenting with conductive paint and electronic components, including LED lights, to build skin-mounted gadgets that …

Wearable Tech

18 things that have no business being connected to the internet

In the near future, if analysts and media reports are to be believed, every object in our lives will be connected to the internet in some capacity. We’ll be in constant contact with our homes, clothing, cars, and offices, receiving information and giving out commands on the fly. Our ovens will …

New Verizon LTE tech could ruin Wi-Fi, says Google, Microsoft and others

A battle between some of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. is being waged in the airwaves.<p>Google, Microsoft, Comcast and other large tech …

Wi-Fi

How mobile tech is improving global disaster relief

<b>When war or natural disaster causes havoc around the world and millions of people are displaced or rendered homeless, communications and power infrastructures are often damaged or non-existent.</b><p>Yet people are desperate to let their loved ones know they're safe and to find out what's going on.<p>"The …

Facebook removes Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff apps from App Store, closes Creative Labs

Shortly after Dropbox announced it had shut down its popular Mailbox and Carousel apps, Facebook has made a similar move by removing a handful of its apps from the iOS App Store and shutting down the division that created them.<p>Facebook’s Creative Labs project was intended to promote the creation of …