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Can you hear this silent gif bouncing? Here’s why

The phenomenon may be more common than we think<p>Look at this GIF. There’s no sound, but most people who see it hear a “thudding” in their head each time the bouncing structure hits the ground. Why?<p>The answer has to do with how our senses work, says Christopher Fassnidge, a doctoral candidate in …

University of London

B.C. to extend pilot project for search and rescue drones

A year into a pilot project to test unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — commonly known as drones — for search and rescue, the province says the jury is …

Drones

Xbox One S drops to its lowest ever price for Black Friday

Microsoft is unveiling its Black Friday discounts today, and there’s a number of deals if you’re interested in an Xbox, Windows laptop, or a Windows Mixed Reality headset. Microsoft is discounting the Xbox One S 500GB model down to just $189 with a free game. That’s $10 cheaper than Sony’s 1TB PS4 …

Elon Musk promises that Tesla Semi unveiling will ‘blow your mind’

Given how often Elon Musk tends to make bold promises that don’t exactly live up to the hype, you’d think that the outspoken Tesla CEO would have …

Reddit became an escape room last night in its first ever interactive game

Anki’s robot, Cozmo, was the star in the social-sharing site’s first ever interactive story<p>Cozmo, the family-friendly robot, went on an adventure …

Robotics

Bob Lutz: We are approaching the end of the automotive era.

Bob Lutz, an automotive industry legend in an article for Autonews has made a bold prediction: “Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the …

What is DJI Terra? Mystery builds over Chinese biz's trademark

Could be a ground drone ... or a music maestroChinese drone firm DJI has trademarked the term "DJI Terra", spurring speculation that the unmanned …

Drones

“Crystal clear imagery from the clouds: Alpha Unmanned Systems teams with Sightec

Madrid, Spain based Alpha Unmanned Systems, manufacturer of the gasoline-powered helicopter UAV known as the Alpha 800, announced today its …

Drones

10-year-old unlocks his mum's iPhone with Face ID

Apple says that there’s only the slimmest of chances that someone other than you can spoof your iPhone X using Face ID, thanks to its cutting-edge camera and image recognition system. But it was no match for fifth-grader Ammar Malik, who’s been able to unlock his mother’s new iPhone repeatedly – …

Apps

'NCIS' actress Pauley Perrette slams fake skincare ads, rumors behind her exit

Pauley Perrette wants to set the record straight.<p>The star of “NCIS” is officially leaving the series at the end of Season 15, but it’s not for the reason many people seem to believe.<p>The 48-year-old, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto, took to social media Tuesday and spoke out after an image …

Skin Care

DJI launches an Apple-exclusive Mavic Pro

DJI launched the limited edition Mavic Pro Alpine White today, an all-white version of the Mavic Pro with a color-coordinated remote control and propellers to match. The drone is available at Apple.com and Apple Stores in most countries.<p>It’s sold as a bundle, which includes a remote control, two …