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5 Reasons You Should Build a Small Business ,  Not a Startup

The allure of startups and why most people should choose to be small-business owners instead.<p>In Silicon Valley, it seems that everyone's aspiration is to "Be A Founder." I chatted with Jon Westenberg, who thinks that most people should focus on building a small business instead of chasing the …

I've spent my career studying bad habits. Here's what I've learned about breaking them. - Vox

Let's face reality: Change is hard! Look at change rates for people with heart issues who are told by their doctors that they are seriously at risk of dying if they do not change their habits. These patients know exactly what they need to do: eat a more wholesome, lower-calorie diet, exercise more, …

Construct a mini 3D printer for less than $60 using recycled electronic components

Nov.7, 2014 | By Alec<p>Instructables user Mikelllc has shared a handy <b>tutorial</b> to help you to construct your very own low-budget 3D printer out of …

Robotic Micro-Scallops Can Swim Through Your Eyeballs

Designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body) is all about simplicity. There just isn’t room for complex …

DARPA-Funded Researchers Have Tested a Drone That Can Learn

Almost seven years ago, we learned that DARPA was investing millions of dollars in neuromorphic chips. That's a fancy term for a computer chip that …

The best of HAXLR8R’s hardware startup demo day: robots for all, friendship bracelets for some

The HAXLR8R startup accelerator introduced its fifth class of hardware startups Wednesday–10 early-stage companies that were able to spend 3.5 months …

The Legal Challenges of Robotics (1)

We are entering the age of robotics. Robots will soon be assisting us in our homes; stacking our warehouses; driving our cars; delivering our Amazon …

Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras via default passwords

Yesterday I stumbled onto a site indexing 73,011 locations with unsecured security cameras in 256 countries …unsecured as in “secured” with default …

Google Earth

Hackers get personal with 'manual hijacking,' Google finds

When hackers target Google users' accounts, they get a lot closer than you might think, the company says.<p>Typically, automated spam bots send out messages and use hacked accounts to send out spam en masse. But in a study released Thursday, Google looked at "manual hijacking" for the first time.<p>With …

Security

Cocoon Home Security Device

To keep your house safe, you could go the traditional route and have an elaborate security system installed. Or could just grab a Cocoon Home …

11 Essential Quick Access Functions for Photography and Video | Gear Talk Episode 8

Changing Settings Quickly<p>When we’re shooting photos or video there are certain settings we want to have available quickly. Check out our essential …

Cameras

Spying Software Spots Phone Theft In 2 Minutes, No Password Needed

No PIN codes or thumbprints required.<p>Stolen phones are a logistical pain and a financial burden. As products like Apple Pay attempt to make our phones our identities, the stakes are only getting higher. But do we want every other moment we live to be verified by thumbprint, passcode, or PIN? Is …

HTC's Re Camera is a good idea in need of better execution

What surprised me the most about the Re is I immediately felt like I understood what HTC is trying to do with it. Full-featured action cameras from the likes of GoPro, Sony, and JVC might have top-line specs, but they aren’t necessarily comfortable when it comes to hand-held use and can be …

Reasons you shouldn't buy a drone

Remote controlled drones look like a lot of fun, but there are some good reasons to leave this hobby alone.

17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World

Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web.<p>They’re certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things drones can do that prove this. You can view them all on one page here.<p>1. Delivering fast …

So You Lost Your Drone Again?

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>One of …

FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

A number of federal agencies are grappling with rules around drones as the popularity of the unmanned aircraft is rising. The National Park Service recently banned their use in Yosemite, and the Federal Aviation Administration is under orders from Congress to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into …

Parrot puts the camera first in its new Bebop drone

You might pick up a drone for a lot of reasons, from monitoring crops to catching rhino poachers to just having a good time piloting a tiny airplane. …

Video drone that flies itself

Two Silicon Valley start-ups are hoping to change the way sports enthusiasts capture their best moments on camera.<p>The Hexo+ and the Airdog drones autonomously follow the user from the skies, tracking their position from either a smartphone (Hexo+) or a wrist-worn device (Airdog). Each has a …

Drones

Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It

The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can …

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1093000/1093120_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534402651_b3eefa959fc9e78f4d63ae4de9e7e117<p><b>An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of …

South Africa

Watch a man get stunned by the Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone (stun copter!)

You're gonna want to steer clear of this CUPID. The Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, or "stun copter," can deliver 80,000 volts of pure projectile terror directly into the skin of an ill-intentioned hoodlum. This is serious business for Chaotic Moon, the folks behind <i>SharkPunch</i> and the …