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An Egg-Shaped Drone Built To Nestle Into A Backpack

But not egg-sized<p>Drones mock the very existence of birds. These clumsy noisy human-built flying machines put human eyes into previously avian domains, scaring bears and provoking all sorts of natural animal rage. PowerVision Robot’s new drone isn’t just an attempt to usurp the sky from its …

Drones

Microsoft's HoloLens Start menu detailed in leaked video

Microsoft has been refining the Start menu in each version of Windows, so it makes sense that its new HoloLens operating system will include a tweaked interface. A leaked video for a new Actiongram HoloLens app has provided the best look at the new holographic Start menu so far. Referred to as the …

Apps

PSA: A Link That Crashes Safari Is Being Passed Around On Social Media

A website that crashes the Safari web browser is making the rounds on social media. The name of the site, crashsafari.com (don’t click!), makes its intentions pretty obvious, of course. But pranksters can use a URL shortener like bit.ly to obfuscate the URL and then trick their victims into …

Social Media

Harman brings Microsoft Office to your car

Cortana in the car<p>Get ready to build PowerPoint presentations in your car. Harman is integrating Microsoft Office 365 into its infotainment systems. The partnership will bring the entire suite of productivity apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to the automotive industry for the first …

This Tiny Bioreactor Could Save Lives Far From A Hospital

It could save lives in remote locations<p>For soldiers and people in remote locations, it can be hard to get life-saving drugs they need, such as those used to treat diabetes, anemia, or infections. That’s because the proteins in these drugs often need to be kept in cold storage, which isn’t so easy …

Space firm creates ArcaBoard - a 'real hoverboard'

A US-based aerospace company says it has created a flying platform that lets its rider float above land and water.<p>The aircraft has been dubbed the ArcaBoard - the firm appears to be avoiding calling it a "hoverboard" to avoid confusion with the controversial wheel-based vehicles.<p>Since it posted a …

Hoverboards

Samsung files patent for new Smart Ring

Samsung could be set to launch a new smart ring accessory that would allow you to control various smartphone, TV and home automation system features directly from your finger.<p>Samsung Gear S2 Review<p>Samsung Gear S2 Unboxing and First...<p>Samsung Gear S2 hands-on<p>Samsung Gear VR First Look<p>Samsung Gear S …

Samsung Gear

Google Glass 2.0: first pictures emerge

The new version of Google’s head-mounted computer has been revealed in a US government filing.<p>Despite killing it off at the beginning of this year, Google has revealed a new version of its Glass wearable computer, aimed squarely at enterprise businesses such as healthcare and manufacturing.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Could Include Its Own 3D Touch

Feeling pressure from the competition?<p>The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone could take a note from the iPhone 6S playbook come release. Samsung's next flaghship phone—which we're expecting in March or April—is rumored to include a touchscreen with the ability to sense different amounts of …

Samsung Galaxy S7

MacKeeper exposes personal data of 13M users

The makers of MacKeeper, a suite of software that claims to make Macs more secure and stable, is cleaning up after a breach exposed the personal information for millions of its users.<p>Kromtech, which makes the software, acknowledged Monday that a hole in its security exposed the usernames, email …

Airbus's Dream For Faster Air Travel Is Planes With Removable Cabins

Why file in and out when you can just swap?<p>Airbus has had plenty of truly horrifying ideas for how to pack more passengers onto a single plane, but the newest patent from the airplane giant is actually pretty easy to get behind. Though it is far from implementation (and may never even happen) the …

Airbus

Get two pair of ShareMe Bluetooth headphones for $56.98

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET Deals page.</i><p>Sorry about yesterday's Xbox debacle. I'm honestly not sure if I made a mistake or Amazon ran …

Samsung’s enormous Galaxy View now available at several online retailers

Samsung’s enormous Galaxy View tablet miniature television was made official a couple of weeks ago, and now it’s starting to appear at a variety of retailers across the web. If for some reason your home needs one of these behemoths, you can now grab the View at Amazon, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, as …

Online Life

'SmartPole' installation in Hollywood features LED lighting and 4G LTE connectivity

By the end of the week, a total of 24 SmartPoles are set to be installed across the Hollywood area. Over the coming year, we’ll see 100 more and a further 500 planned for the future throughout all of Los Angeles.<p>SmartPoles are a collaboration between Philips and Ericsson that feature energy …

Ehang launches Ghost Drone 2.0 with VR goggles and zero-latency streaming up to 3K feet

Chinese drone maker Ehang just launched the Ghost 2.0, a consumer drone that comes with virtual reality goggles, allowing its user to experience flight through the drone’s 4K camera. While this is still unusual, Ehang is not the first drone company to offer such a feature.<p>Full pricing details don’t …

Drones

Immerge is a ball of Lytro cameras for VR video

Lytro first made a name for itself with a small rectangular camera that did one magical thing: It allowed you to refocus photos <i>after</i> you've taken them. It did this trick thanks to some complex software and the camera's unique light field technology that captures millions of rays of light. Last …

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …

T-Mobile will reportedly give you free data for streaming video

T-Mobile is known for making bold moves at its Uncarrier events, and it appears the next one might be the biggest yet. According to the often-reliable @evleaks, T-Mobile will soon start offering unlimited, high-speed data for select video-streaming services, including Netflix. He also mentioned …

Developer manages to run Nintendo 64 and PSP games on his LG G Watch [Video]

We’ve seen a slew of emulators — everything from Macintosh II to Game Boy Color — running on Android Wear devices before, but the latest entries from Hacking Jules might be the most absurd yet. In these videos, we can see that popular PSP emulator PPSSPP and an unnamed Nintendo 64 emulator are both …

Priv, The Android Phone With A Physical Keyboard, Goes Up For Pre-Order

It’s very thin pickings for fans of physical Qwerty keyboards in these touch-sensitive mobile times. But for those few who remain hung up on the caress of plastic keys under their fingertips there’s soon to be one more option to consider — given the BlackBerry Priv has just gone up for pre-order in …

Mobile Technology

AT&T and T-Mobile working to enable one number to work on multiple phones

Shutterstock<p>T-Mobile Operating Chief Mike Sievert has stated that the company is working to offer customers the ability to share a single phone number across multiple devices. This could certainly be a useful feature if you’ve ever had to keep track of several numbers and devices, and is seen as a …

Mobile

uBeam Finally Reveals The Secret Of How Its Wireless Charging Phone Case Works Safely

Cynics have denounced uBeam’s ultrasound wireless charging at-a-distance technology since its first prototype in 2011, in part because it refused to share the particulars for fear of competitors copying it. But today, its founder Meredith Perry unveiled extensive details, research, and safety …

Wireless Charging

Nvidia introduces an affordable 3D graphics card aimed at MOBA gamers

Nvidia is announcing a new graphics chip today called the GeForce GTX 950, the most affordable yet to use the advanced Maxwell graphics architecture.<p>The new chip supports the DirectX 12 applications programming interface, which makes more advanced and realistic games possible. The mid-range chip is …

Apple leans on Sharp for its super-sharp iPad Pro displays

Apple is turning to Sharp to provide the displays for its upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to a new report, claiming that the device will go into production by the end of this year’s third quarter — with mass production following shortly thereafter.<p>Sharp is said to be providing Open Cell LCD …

IPad Pro

Logitech wants to link the living room with the rest of your smart home

You might've written off the idea of a connected home up to this point, and if so, Logitech wants you to give it a second chance. Together with Harmony (its living room wing), the outfit's working on an API that allows developers to link all of the connected devices in your home so they work in …

Antarctica recreated in Minecraft

Gallery: Antarctica recreated in Minecraft<p>Gallery: Antarctica recreated in Minecraft<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>Martin O'Leary, a glaciologist from Swansea University, …