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Indian cows are being fitted with sensors to give farmers real-time data

Hundreds of thousands of Indian cows are constantly transmitting information about their health directly to their farmers.<p>For instance, Chitale Dairy in Bhilawadi, Maharashtra, produces 400,000 litres of milk every day, along with data from 10 generations of cows—200,000 of them—through unique …

Lighthouse home security camera uses AI to ID people and pets

Backed by Andy Rubin, this smart camera's 3D vision can see who was in your house and what they did.<p>Security cameras are getting more and more advanced these days, they might put a few security companies out of business. Take Lighthouse, for instance. The device, hailing from an accelerator created …

Home Security

The Blink XT Outdoor Security Camera brings up to two years of battery life and free cloud storage

Blink XT is an outdoor IP camera that is battery-powered and loaded with attractive features for the security-minded individual. Its weatherproof design combined with an internal power source shoot it to the top of our list, bypassing those that require an outlet nearby. Just how good is the …

Meet goTenna, a Gadget That Lets You Text Without a Cell Signal

Even in a place like New York City, there are times when we find ourselves disconnected, unable to reach a friend or to get help in an …

Lily's smart camera drone racks up $34 million in pre-orders

There's a market for drones that follow you down the ski hill.<p>If you need proof that there's a market for camera drones that follow you around, you just got it in spades. Lily Robotics has revealed that its tag-along drone scooped up $34 million in pre-orders for 60,000 machines. That number may …

Drones

Solo drone extends its capabilities with a parachute and 360 degree camera

A parachute, a 3D camera, and advanced autonomous flight modes<p>Drones aren't a big enough market yet to support a huge industry for hardware peripherals and third-party apps. But it's growing by leaps and bounds, as evidenced by the wealth of drone announcements at CES this year. 3D Robotics, the …

DJI's MG-1 drone is water-resistant, dustproof.. and made for farming

Agricultural drones may not sound thrilling, but we'd like these rugged features on our next DJI drone.<p>DJI's newest drone isn't its sexiest: it's a specialized, toughened agricultural drone. Yep, hard to get excited about unless you're a farmer perhaps, but the Agras MG-1 is dust-proof, water …

Drones

The Hexo drone is your flying selfie companion

Hiring a film crew to capture your action sport exploits can cost thousands of dollars an hour while trying to take selfies as you barrel full-tilt down the side of a mountain is a great way to wind up in traction. But with the HEXO+ UAV from Squadrone Systems, you won't have to do either. This …

Review: The Logi Circle Will Keep You Connected to Your Home Even When Away

The Logi Circle, a home monitoring camera, is one of the first products Logitech is selling under its new Logi brand, which it's using for devices that are part of the Internet of Things. The Logi Circle is a palm-sized connected camera designed to let its users monitor their home and interact with …

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Review: Zolt’s Laptop Charger Plus is a 3-in-1 MagSafe-ready Mac, iPad + iPhone power adapter

When <b>Zolt</b> announced the <b>Laptop Charger Plus</b> ($100) at CES this year, I was skeptical that the accessory — a practical, logical power solution — would actually make it to market. Zolt promised that it would work with any laptop, including Macs with MagSafe connectors, and at that point, zero …

DJI wants you to build sentient drones with its tiny computer

DJI has created a computer called Manifold that extends the capabilities of its Matrice test drone. It's a platform for developers to build on, which DJI says can turn drones into "truly intelligent flying robots that can perform complex computing tasks and advanced image processing." Think of it …

ProDrone Byrd looks to lead the camera drone flock

With a compact, collapsible body, modular camera system and up to 30 minutes of flight, Byrd shows a lot of promise.<p>In an increasingly crowded aerial-photography drone market, ProDrone's Byrd sets itself apart from other camera-toting quadcopters with a strong design paired with a healthy feature …

Generation Drone 2018

<b>★★★★★</b><p>My initial impression is, wow, it's incredibly easy to fly.<br>– Syd and Macky<p><b>★★★★★</b><p>A smart drone for beginners.<br>– Zhang Deyi<p><b>★★★★★</b><p>Its flight stability …

Logitech Debuts New 'Logi Circle' Home Monitoring Camera

Logitech today announced its entry into the home security and monitoring market with the Circle Portable Home Connection Camera, which is debuting under its new Logi brand. The palm-sized Circle is a connected camera that's designed to let users monitor and interact with pets, children, and people …

GDU's Byrd quadcopter can (almost) deliver a baby

Leaf through the pages of the tech press of 2015, and you'll see the consumer-friendly camera drone slowly evolving. GDU Byrd is the latest frame in that flip book: a foldable quadcopter with up to 25 minutes of flight time, and an enough power for an impressive 4.5-pound payload (enough for a …

Microsoft Research’s new app turns your phone into a 3D scanner

The practice of 3D printing may soon be a lot simpler. New technology from the Microsoft Research Lab allows 3D scanning to be done from your smartphone, with no additional hardware needed.<p>Dubbed MobileFusion, the app allows you to walk around an object and scan it to your phone. It first captures …

The stuff-finding Tile now helps you find your phone

Placing a location-tracking Tile on your stuff has become a good way to keep you from pulling up all the couch cushions in your house when you misplace your car keys. Today, Tile has introduced a new white Bluetooth-enabled white square that'll keep helping you find your stuff, but also your phone …

This quadcopter kite takes the selfie stick to new heights

Call it a selfie stick on steroids or just a less technical way to get great aerial shots. Either way, the Fotokite Phi is a camera tool that may …

Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced review: The sweet spot for features, performance and price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> DJI's Phantom 3 Advanced delivers excellent full-HD video. The convenience and safety features allow beginners to get flying fast. New sensors and an additional satellite navigation make flying indoors and outside more stable than its predecessors. Support DJI's Intelligent Flight options …

Drones

DJI's Phantom 3 has its biggest rival in Yuneec's 4K Typhoon drone

We'd understand if you're not familiar with Yuneec; we've only written about its products twice. However, it's fairly well-known in the quadcopter world, and best described as a direct rival to DJI. When I reviewed DJI's 4K Phantom 3 Professional drone ($1,259), a reader asked if we could compare …

Drones

Homeboy

iHome's HomeKit-Compatible 'iSP5 SmartPlug' Now Officially Available

Following an initial publicity push in early June for the first batch of devices working in tandem with Apple's HomeKit home automation service, iHome today announced that its iSP5 SmartPlug is now ready for a wider launch. The SmartPlug is one of the first official HomeKit-compatible products, …

NextDrive Plug: A New Way to Expand Your iPhone Storage

It's frustrating when your device reminds you that you don't have enough storage to take a picture, install an upgrade, or download some music. With the new NextDrive Plug, you won't have to worry about that anymore. The NextDrive Plug is a way for iPhone and iPad users to connect their USB devices …

Graava Action Camera and watchOS 2

Graava is a new action camera that promises to automatically edit footage using sensors that include GPS, accelerometer, microphone, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor. Unlike similar solutions such as GoPro, Graava wants to remove the friction from manually picking the best footage out of a session …

DJI's sub-$800 drone packs smart features for first-timers

After the Phantom 3 Professional and the Phantom 3 Advanced, DJI's back with an even cheaper drone dubbed Phantom 3 Standard to tempt beginners. It costs just $799, which is $200 less than the Advanced and $460 less than the Professional, but you still get all the essentials: a built-in 3-axis …

Drones

GoPro The Tool Thumb Screw Wrench & Bottle Opener

• Tighten your GoPro thumb screws more securely than by hand<br>• Prevents the camera from tilting up or down during high-speed, high-vibration …

The only finder that shows you where your things actually are

<b>2 pack includes:</b> 1 key chain, 2 extra adhesives, 1 curved surface adapter<p><b>4 pack includes:</b> 2 key chains, 3 extra adhesives, 1 curved surface adapter<p><b>8</b> …

Logitech Bluetooth Audio Receiver for Wireless Streaming

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