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Predator drones could soon hide under dielectric 'invisibility cloaks'

America's fleet of Predator UAVs could soon become even harder to shoot down (or even detect for that matter) thanks to a new kind of camouflage developed at UC San Diego. UCSD professor Boubacar Kante and his team published their findings last month in the journal Progress In Electromagnetics …

Disney invests $65 million to help make virtual-reality movies the next thing

The stream of cash flowing into virtual-reality startups just got a boost, and this time it's for a camera maker whose technology could help change the movie industry.<p>Jaunt, a Palo Alto, California, startup that makes cameras that can shoot video in 360 degrees, has received a $65 million …

4 watchOS 2 improvements you didn’t know you wanted

Apple’s second major iteration of its wearable firmware, watchOS 2, is finally out today, and it has some extra fun features hiding along with all of the ones the company has been talking about since it first announced the update back in June.<p>Sure, native apps and custom watch faces are cool, but …

Cinnamon Toast Crunch handing out free 'Selfie Spoons'

The relatively new selfie trend is going nowhere by this point. There’s a whole market revolving around the self-imaging movement! LG went as far as braking a selfie Guinness world record. ASUS, BLU and Polaroid even put the word “Selfie” in some of their phones’ names. And as much as many of you …

Omate has a smartwatch that runs Lollipop and makes phone calls

Let's face it: deep down we probably all have wanted a smartwatch made by wearables company Omate that runs Android 5.1. Okay, that's an overstatement. But there are at least a few folks out there that fit this bill and they'll likely be pretty pleased about the news that the new call-capable …

Apple subtly rickrolled everyone and it's hilarious

Buried on the Apple support site, there’s a page walking new Apple Watch owners through the social features of the wearable.<p>Until today, nobody noticed a tiny little joke buried on the friend screen demonstration: a rick roll.<p>It’s spelled out backwards where the initials of your friends are usually …

Xiaomi launches the Mi 4c: high-end specs for sub $240

Xiaomi has released a number of new phones this year and CEO Lei Jun has just announced the company’s latest Mi 4c handset. The Mi 4c is another high-end smartphone with a very competitive price tag, in fact it might just be the company’s best value smartphone that we have seen so far.<p>Jumping right …

Apple’s iPhone 6S And 6S Plus Have Apparently Sold Out Worldwide

It looks like the new Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones have now sold out ahead of Friday’s launch of the handsets.<p>The new iPhones have been …

Zortrax Releases Free Robotic Arm 3D Files And new Software Update

3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has this week released a new update for its printing software as well as making free files available for its awesome …

Robotics

HTC Butterfly 3 and updated One M9 Plus tipped for Sept 29th

September 29th is shaping up to be an eventful day. Not only is Google planning a big announcement but HTC will be launching two new smartphones as well, according to tipster <i>@LlabTooFeR</i>.<p>Apparently, HTC is planning to unveil its Butterfly 3 smartphone specifically for the Chinese market. Earlier in …

Carl Pei seems to regret over-hyping the OnePlus 2

OnePlus sure know how to get themselves noticed. Bold statements, big promises and an affordable handset with solid specifications have caught our attention, but when combined with limited availability and an infuriating invite system, it seems almost inevitable that some people are going to left …

See like a frog, an owl or a dragonfly in this strange VR video

Grizedale Forest becomes a stream of bright, swirling colours in this new virtual reality video that lets viewers explore nature as animals do. …

Virtual Reality

French Time-Delayed Photo-Sharing App Flashgap Scores $1.5M To Head To U.S.

Flashgap, the time-delayed photo-sharing app inspired by the movie ‘The Hangover,’ has closed a $1.5 million seed round — money the French startup plans to use to launch across the pond. This will include recruiting a U.S. based team, in addition to expanding the app’s features.<p>Related …

Amazon slashes Prime membership to $67 for one day to mark Emmy wins

Fresh off its five Emmy award wins over the weekend, Amazon is marking the occasion by scything the cost of its annual Prime membership by a third — from $99 to $67– but only for 24 hours.<p>The Internet giant scooped up awards for Transparent, a U.S. comedy-drama from Amazon Vaults, the Amazon arm …

iPhone 7 Apple A10 Processor To Come With Six Cores (Rumor)

The new Apple A9 and A9X processors were announced at Apple’s press event earlier this month, the A9 is found in the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and …

Mobile Technology

Mad Catz R.A.T. PROX And PRO S Gaming Mice Now Shipping

Mad Catz has today announced the launch of its new R.A.T. PRO S tournament grade gaming mouse and R.A.T. PROX gaming mouse which has started shipping …

Report: Samsung's future VR solutions might not require a phone at all

Virtual reality is really just starting to gain momentum among consumers and interest is expected to expand dramatically next year as commercial products from HTC, Sony, and Oculus hit store shelves. It is becoming increasingly obvious that VR is “the next big thing”. With that in mind, a new rumor …

Backblaze takes on Amazon S3 with dirt-cheap data storage for developers

Amazon’s S3 storage service is popular among developers because it’s cheap, fast and highly available, but Backblaze might be about to shake that up for good.<p>The company, which is well known for unlimited file backup, has launched Backblaze B2 today to take on Amazon’s S3 service — at incredibly …

Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay Now Live Nationwide, Delivery Service In Testing By Year-End

Starbucks, a longtime industry leader when it comes to adoption of mobile payments and mobility loyalty in-store, announced this morning that its “Mobile Order & Pay” system is now available nationwide. The service, which allows Starbucks customers to place orders via the company’s mobile …

Mobile

ASUS and Vivo are the fastest growing phone brands in 2015

2015 has already been an eventful year for the smartphone industry. Major bands, such as Samsung, HTC and Sony, have struggled to rebuild their profitability, while India has quickly become one of the most competitive markets in the world. There’s a lot to mull over, but fortunately <i>Counterpoint</i> …

Here's what 3D Touch can do on the iPhone 6S

Peek and Pop and Lock screen animations<p>The new cameras on the iPhone 6S are nice, but the biggest technical innovation Apple crammed into the thing is the screen. Actually, it's just underneath the screen: the sensors that enable 3D Touch. If you haven't been following, 3D Touch is Apple's branding …