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Google is Building a Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android

Google is building a Chrome remote desktop app, which lets you access other computers or another user access your computer over the Internet, for Android. The new addition, called Chromoting, will likely be pushed as a mobile version of the existing Chrome Remote Desktop offering.<p>The new utility …

Turn Household Objects Into Drones With New DIY Kit

This 3-D printing kit lets you transform any sufficiently light object into a flying quadrotor.<p>Really, why shouldn't keyboards fly? A new suitcase-size kit by Dutch artist Jasper van Loenen lets you attach four rotors to almost any object so that you can fly it like a drone.<p>The kit includes …

Cadillac's Big Step Toward Automotive Autopilot

Cadillac’s Super Cruise has a processor that combines a camera, radar, and GPS data to steer the car down the center of its lane.<p>While Google's prototype self-driving car does a fine job commanding headlines, automakers have been rolling out the features that will ultimately lead to a road-ready …

How I Tried Turning My Off-The-Shelf Drone Into A Weapon

The unregulated, slightly terrifying frontier of personal flight<p>My contact was a gruff, swarthy man, wearing a couple days' stubble, an immaculate black shirt, and a scowl. He looked me up and down sourly, then exhaled as if weary. He'd done this before. Too many times, perhaps.<p>His name was Mario. …

The X-47B Autonomous Warplane Lands On Aircraft Carrier

Yesterday, a robot made history. The X-47B, an experimental drone that flies itself, landed on the aircraft carrier U.S.S George H.W. Bush. Why is that a big deal? Because landing on an aircraft carrier is hard. Both the jet and the ship move fast, and a ship is a tiny spot for pilots to aim for …