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Never bin another receipt – how mum of 4 makes hundreds from the little bits of paper most of us bin

Having paid for your goods at the supermarket checkout, you may usually discard your receipt right away without giving it a moment’s thought.<p>Others …

The guy who started DJI becomes Asia's youngest tech billionaire

As recreational drone popularity takes off, so has the wealth of DJI founder Frank Wang Tao, whose company is the world's biggest consumer drone …

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Google Drive will automatically back up your hard drive later this month

While Google Drive is already a decent cloud storage tool, it’s about to get a lot more useful: starting June 28, the service will let you back up entire folders from your hard drive, and keep them in sync with your account.<p>You’ll need to first download the Backup and Sync tool for your PC or Mac …

10 classic rum cocktails to make you feel like you're on holiday

Rum. Just the idea of it conjures up images of pirates, deserted beaches, buried treasure and beguiling senoritas… So shake up one of these drinks to dream the day away.<p><b>The classic Daiquiri</b><p>One of the oldest Cuban cocktails, dating from the late 1800s. Its very simplicity is a recipe for …

Everything You Need to Know About Drones, Your Insurance, and Tips!

What You Need to Know About Drones and Your Insurance<p>Updated August 27, 2018<p>01<p>You Don't Need to Spend a Lot of Money to Get Your Drone Insured<p>Before …

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10 best drone apps for Android

<i>This article originally appeared on our partner site DroneRush.com</i><p>You want to fly your drone and you want to incorporate your mobile device into the experience, you’ll need to download some apps, but which should you get? Your drone manufacturer will have an app, but what else can you get your …

Why Flybrix skipped crowdfunding to launch its LEGO drone kits

Flybrix first dreamed up a drone that kids could build with LEGO bricks in 2015. At the time, co-founders Amir Hirsch, Robb Walters and Holly Kasun debated the merits of launching with a crowdfunding campaign. They craved the exposure that brands like Pebble and Oculus or Scanadu attracted on …

Build a Simple Cocktail Drinkbot with Arduino

Big parties need a conversation piece, and what’s better than a drink-making robot? Not only is it a good conversation starter, it also frees up the party host who would normally be the bartender. It turned out that the drink robot was a really good idea. The Mai Tai recipe presented here has the …

Out-of-control drone accident results in 30-day jail sentence for Seattle photographer

For anyone with a zeal for aviation and technology, these are exciting times. Thanks to the advent of relatively affordable drones, never before has …

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Up close with the powerful DJI drone that could change business

Drones are becoming big business. Now they’re on the precipice of becoming part of business big and small.<p>DJI — a company that has built drones for …

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This tiny Japanese town has the cutest drone mascot ever

The town of Oji in Japan’s Nara prefecture may not have as many major tourist attractions as Tokyo, or even remotely compare in size at just over four square miles – but it does have what might be the world’s first mascot drone.<p>Yukimaru is a cute little quadcopter disguised as a dog, and is named …

The Booming Demand for Commercial Drone Pilots

Training programs are popping up around the country for a rush of new jobs.<p>Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its requirements for flying drones that weigh under 55 pounds. The rules state that the pilot must keep the drone in sight at all times, not exceed 100 miles per …

10 best brandy cocktails to mix at home

<b>Forget vodka and gin, here are the most sophisticated and delicious brandy cocktails to shake up in your own home</b><p>It’s a quirk of history that, these days, people tend to think of cocktails as being made with gin, the whiskies and vodka. Everyone forgets about brandy. Or, if they don’t, they think …

Line Your Glass with a Sheet of Ice

Here’s a new way to keep your mixed drinks really cold- with Iceliners. Instead of making an ice cube that goes inside your glass, this mold makes an …

Review: Minecraft Creeper Backpack

You can’t be part of the cool pack when you go back to school without a cool backpack. Say that 5 times fast for an a bonus point on your math …

Great Scott! It's a Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

Great Scott! If my calculations are correct when this sucker reaches 88 mph, you’re going to see some serious sh!t! Take your car… back to the future …

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Leaving Earth - Commander Chris Hadfield

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NASA's New Mega-Rocket for Deep Space Will Be Launch Ready by 2018

NASA new mega-rocket, a towering booster designed for deep space missions, will be ready for its first test flight no later than November 2018, space …

How NASA brought the monstrous F-1 “moon rocket” engine back to life

The story of young engineers who resurrected an engine nearly twice their age.<p>There has never been anything like the Saturn V, the launch vehicle …

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Synopsis for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2

ABC has kicked off the promotion for the returning Marvel’s <b>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</b> this week, releasing a first look trailer [watch it here] and a …

22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

The future is now, y'all.

How Nasa saw space stations of the future in 1970

Once upon a time, on a planet called Earth, in a place called the USA, folks knew what space stations were suppose to look like.<p>If they weren't big …

How To Build A $400 Home Theatre Gaming PC

The PC is still a massively popular platform for gaming and a whole host of other tasks. In fact the PC gaming market is far larger than that of consoles, with more money tied in too. For many, though, the cost of mid-range and high-end PCs are a little too much. However, not everyone wants to play …

First look at Star Wars Rebels’ Cikatro Vizago

Thanks to Making Star Wars we’ve got our first look at one of the new characters set to debut in the upcoming animated series <b>Star Wars Rebels</b>, with …

Star Citizen reaches $45 million in funding | PC Invasion

Star Citizen Arena Commander has now launched and Cloud Imperium have reached another funding milestone.<p>The Cloud Imperium funding continues to roll …

Google buys Divide, a BYOD app that secures your device for work data

Google is scooping up one of the most interesting BYOD (bring your own device) apps around.<p>The company announced today that it’s acquiring Divide (formerly known as Enterproid), an app that creates a secure work environment on Android phones and iPhones.<p>Terms of the deal are out, but Divide’s …

Remastered 'Halo' games reportedly coming to Xbox One this year

Microsoft surprised no one when it announced earlier this week that Master Chief would be returning in fall 2015 for <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i>. But you might not have to wait that long to get a <i>Halo</i> first-person shooter on Xbox One. A remastered suite of all the primary Halo games — <i>Halo: Combat Evolved</i>, <i>Halo …